Redesigning the Look of iOS Is Jony Ive’s First Step Towards CEO

8:04 PM, Jun. 7th, 2013 · · WWDC

Sir Jony Ive

Bryan Chaffin has been thinking about Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company's design guru, Sir Jonathan Ive. It started when Sir Jony was put in charge of the look and feel of iOS 7. As more rumors about the iOS makeover began to come out, he became convinced: working with the software designers is one of many steps in Tim Cook training him to takeover Apple some day.

ACM 207: WWDC 2013 Preview

6:54 PM, Jun. 5th, 2013 · · WWDC


With Apple's annual World Wide Developer Conference only days away Jeff and Bryan take a look at what we know about this year's event as well as what seems possible based on rumors. There's plenty to talk about including the redesign of iOS 7, what's happening with OS X, companies Apple may have purchased, whether or not NFC is on its way to the iPhone, and more.

Apple Preps Moscone West for WWDC 2013

2:48 PM, Jun. 5th, 2013 · · WWDC

Apple is hard at work taking care of last minute preparations for next week's World Wide Developer Conference, and that includes hanging the posters and banners at San Francisco's Moscone West Convention Center. Just like previous years, Apple is decorating the inside and outside of the building, and while the artwork that's going up in Moscone West may be colorful, it isn't offering any new hints as to what may be announced when the event kicks off on June 10.

Apple Releases WWDC 2013 App with Passbook Support

10:39 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2013 · · WWDC

Apple rolled out its official iPhone and iPad app for World Wide Developer Conference attendees on Monday, and this year the scheduling and organization app includes iOS 6 Passbook support. WWDC is Apple's annual conference for iOS and OS X app developers.

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.