Earlier today, Apple announced that it will hold its annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 6 to June 10, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event will be focused on “the future of iOS and OS X,” and will feature more than than 100 sessions, to help iOS and Mac developers enhance their coding techniques, and exchange coding tips.
Several sessions will be focused on the new features offered by OS X Lion, as well as iOS. While the press release published by Apple earlier today does not mention it explicitly, the event could also be used by Apple to offer a glimpse of what iOS 5 will offer, once released during fall 2o11.
About a thousand of Apple engineers will be invited to the event, so if you happen to be an iOS or OS X developer – and are willing to pay the $1,599 entry fee – the show will be a great way to meet the folks who build the operating system you use everyday.
As usual, Apple will give its yearly Design Awards for apps developers, for apps “that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.” Last year, only iPhone and iPad apps were included in the Design Awards content, but this time around, Apple will also include Mac apps – an smart move, given that Apple launched the Mac App Store earlier this year.
Full press release below:
CUPERTINO, California—March 28, 2011—Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 6 through June 10 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference Apple will unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS®, including exciting demonstrations of the new kinds of apps that developers can build using Apple’s advanced frameworks and more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers.
“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”
Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Developers can even bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers, applying development techniques and best-practices to enhance their apps.
Activities at Apple’s WWDC 2011 include:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and Mac OS technologies;
- over 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques, and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and Mac OS technologies in their apps;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPad®, iPhone® and Mac developers from around the world; and
Apple Design Awards which recognize iPad, iPhone and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Go to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) to purchase tickets, as well as for updates and more information.
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