For most people, the annual WWDC conference won’t mean a whole lot. WWDC (aka the World Wide Developers Conference) is Apple’s yearly development conference to discuss the state of their software. What started out as a week long to discuss the future of the companies operating system has turned into a flurry of what will be the next big thing in iOS!
This year tickets sold out in under 2 minutes. Six years ago was only the first time they started selling out, also the first time the iPhone was part of the conference (coincidence, we think not).
So what does the WWDC mean for you the user. Well not a whole lot mainly because anything that will be shown probably won’t come out for a few months. Unless you have a developer account with Apple, you won’t be able to access the software they will be showing off. Typically new OS’s (both OS X and iOS) go through a few rounds of registered developer testing before making the big debut in the App Store.
So what will be discussed at WWDC this year? Most definitely iOS 7. Sir Johnny Ive has taken over the design aspects of iOS 7, and has pulled a “House”
No I don’t own the rights to that, Fox does.
There is a possibility that a new iPhone will be discussed and shown, but do we really need an iPhone 5S?
Also most likely on the docket will be:
- OS X 10.9 (anyone care to guess what cat it will be called this time?)
- iRadio – Apple’s version of Pandora
- A possible Notebook update – since quantities of MacBook Air’s have been tight at wholesalers
- MacPro refresh – we aren’t holding our breath but Tim did promise sometime this year. Let’s hope this is the time!
WWDC kicks off Monday the 10th of June at 10am Pacific Time, with their opening keynote. That’s when the magic will happen. Let’s see what happens. See you kids then!