After reporting its amazing 2013 Q2 results and adding another $9.5 billion net profit to its already huge cash pile, Apple officially announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco on June 10-14, 2013.
The WWDC 2013 tickets will cost $1,599 and go on sale on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. PDT.
During the five-day conference, developers from around the globe will have the chance to learn about the future of iOS and OS X, as the conference will also include 100 technical sessions presented by more than 1,000 Apple engineers in hands-on labs.
“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
It remains to be seen what the next generation iOS will bring, as Scott Forstall was ousted from Apple last fall during an executive shake-up. Designers have already created a couple of concepts for iOS 7, but we are eager to see what SVP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive has designed for the new iOS and Mac operating systems.
Meanwhile, here is the list of activities and presentations you can expect to find at WWDC 2013:
- More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps;
- the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.