Apple Pushing for iRadio Launch at WWDC

8:55 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2013 · · WWDC

Apple is reportedly pushing to wrap up deals with music labels for a streaming music service launch announcement at its annual World Wide Developer Conference next week in San Francisco. Rumors that Apple signed a deal with Universal Music surfaced last month, and now reports are claiming Sony Music is on board, too.

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Even though Apple hasn't confirmed iRadio is happening, so much information has leaked that is sounds like it's only a matter of when -- not if -- an announcement happens. Unveiling the service at WWDC may not seem like the best fit, but Apple has used its event keynote in the past to introduce new products, and if there aren't other big announcements planned, iRadio would be a nice addition to keep the media and analysts happy.

Sign-up for TMO’s WWDC 2013 Developer Interviews

11:24 AM, May. 30th, 2013 · · WWDC

As we've done in the past, The Mac Observer will be in San Francisco attending WWDC, and we'll be conducting interviews with developers starting Sunday, June 9 thru Wednesday, June 12. If you'll be in town then we'd love to hear from you and possibly set something up. Just provide your details below and we'll coordinate from there.

ACM 206: Tim Cook D11 Wrap Up & WWDC Preview

7:21 PM, May. 29th, 2013 · · WWDC


Apple CEO Tim Cook spent an evening this week talking with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the AllThingsD D11 Conference where he shared his ideas on wearable technology, opening up iOS more to third-party developers, and acquiring other companies. Jeff and Bryan offer up their perspective on Tim's comments, talk about what they expect to see at June's World Wide Developer Conference, and make a couple friendly wagers, too.

Jeff Gamet Writing Apps, WWDC on NAMP

9:01 AM, May. 29th, 2013 · · WWDC

Jeff Gamet, The Mac Observer's Managing Editor, joined the Not Another Mac Podcast team to talk about favorite writing apps for the Mac and iPad, and what he wants to see at Apple's upcoming World Wide Developer Conference.

Expecting Big WWDC Announcements? Don’t Hold Your Breath

4:32 PM, May. 28th, 2013 · · WWDC

Apple's annual World Wide Developer Conference starts on June 10 and analysts, developers and Apple fans are expecting a lot from the keynote presentation that kicks off the event. The company will no doubt have some exciting announcements to share, but there's a good chance if you're expecting back-to-back blockbuster announcements from start to finish, you'll be in for something of a disappointment.

Apple Reportedly Plans WWDC Keynote for Monday, June 10th

2:01 PM, May. 23rd, 2013 · · WWDC


Apple has reportedly scheduled its keynote event for its 2013 World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 10th. We say reportedly, because while AllThingsD reported the date, Apple hasn't officially announced it and media invites have yet to go out.

Apple Developers Speak Out: WWDC Must Change

1:19 PM, Apr. 26th, 2013 · · WWDC

Rethinking WWDC

When Apple's developer event, the World Wide Developer Conference, sells out in less than three minutes, something is broken. Developers that TMO contacted weren't happy with the process and strongly urged Apple to make changes, both to the sign up process and to the event. Here's a vivid and articulate collection of developer responses that's full of insight and provides serious food for thought.

WWDC 2013 Sells Out in Two Minutes

1:10 PM, Apr. 25th, 2013 · · WWDC

Tickets for Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference went on sale at 10AM pacific time, and within two minutes were completely sold out. That's the fastest the event has sold out, beating last year's two hour selling frenzy.

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Wow, that was fast. At this rate, WWDC 2014 will sell out before Apple even has tickets available for sale. And if you need proof developers are still very interested in the OS X and iOS platforms, they managed to pack plenty of evidence into a two minute window.

Reminder: WWDC 2013 Ticket Sales Start at 10AM Pacific Time

11:11 AM, Apr. 25th, 2013 · · WWDC

Tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference are set to go on sale at 10AM pacific time, or 1PM eastern time, on Thursday, and they'll likely go fast. Last year, the event sold out in just under two hours, and thanks to Apple's decision to announce ticket sales a day in advance, they'll probably go even quicker this year.