Apple announces WWDC 2013 details, promises new iOS and OSX builds

Apple announces WWDC 2013 details, promises new iOS and OSX builds

Summary: Tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco go on sale tomorrow for $1,599.

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Apple has announced details of this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, promising to deliver attendees a new build of iOS and OSX.

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The conference, which is the largest of its kind aimed specifically at iOS and OSX developers, will take place from 10 to 14 June 2013 in its regular home at San Francisco's Moscone West conference centre.

"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," Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, said in a statement.

In addition to a first look at the newsest Apple mobile and desktop software, delegates can also attend technical sessions, get access to Apple engineers running hands-on labs, and the opportunity to network with thousands of other Apple developers.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 10AM PDT (6pm BST) on 25 April, but if you're interested you'll likely have to move fast — last year's WWDC 2012 sold out in record time.

Each ticket costs $1,599 (£1,047) and you'll need to be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program, Apple notes on its WWDC website. Tickets are limited to one per person, or five per organisation.

Topics: Apple, Apps, iOS, Mobile OS, Operating Systems

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  • Wow, pre-announced. That's new.

    Lots of complaints last year on being announced at 8:00am EDT and sold out in about an hour; long before people on the West coast had even finished their coffee. Plus side was Europe and Asia were very well represented and this is a good thing for Apple because they dominate the US market with iOS now.

    Also, many of the pre-announcement, SMS services are now obsolete.

    To go this year again or not..... I think I will wait on the videos. I would love it if they would set up remote viewing sites (for 1/4 cost or so) where you could go to the sessions live and also interact with other developers in the region. You could have a West (ABQ), South (Atlanta), East (Boston), Central (Chicago) and North West (Seattle) site.

    Google I/O has the same problem. Interest far outweighs the resources and availability.
    Bruizer
  • Wow, pre-announced. That's new.

    Lots of complaints last year on being announced at 8:00am EDT and sold out in about an hour; long before people on the West coast had even finished their coffee. Plus side was Europe and Asia were very well represented and this is a good thing for Apple because they dominate the US market with iOS now.

    Also, many of the pre-announcement, SMS services are now obsolete.

    To go this year again or not..... I think I will wait on the videos. I would love it if they would set up remote viewing sites (for 1/4 cost or so) where you could go to the sessions live and also interact with other developers in the region. You could have a West (ABQ), South (Atlanta), East (Boston), Central (Chicago) and North West (Seattle) site.

    Google I/O has the same problem. Interest far outweighs the resources and availability.
    Bruizer
  • Excitement????????????

    A pair of "new" OSes(OSs?). That doesn't sound very exciting. Maybe they are tapped into the users bank accounts making direct deposit seem old fashioned. Everytime you think Apple ten (10) cents comes out of your checking account. If it happens more than 3 time an hour your bank charges a $29.00 fee, split 50/50 with Apple. Perfect!!!!
    fstocking
    • Yeah - really funny

      Not!
      richardw66
    • Haters

      Haters always gonna hate
      epconner
    • Developers conference

      The emphasis is on *developers*. But then as other have said, haters are going to hate. And I'll add, you can't fix stupid.
      JScottA44
    • Poor Toddy

      "Everytime you think Apple ten (10) cents comes out of your checking account."

      todbottom3's bank account should be empty by now. The guy was apparently multi-billionaire, no wonder Apple got so rich fast.
      danbi
    • Considering just identified what kind of Jack-Wagon

      you are with that asinine statement. It's a developers conference. Now back to the Fry station with you it's almost lunch time.
      ScanBack
  • Mac Developers Still Exist?

    Hard to believe.
    xbjllb
    • Yep more than ever before

      Again - Really funny - NOT!
      richardw66
    • Mac Developers Still Exist?

      Your point?
      rcossebo@...
      • Mac Developers Still Exist?

        My reply, "Your point?" was directed to xbjllb.
        rcossebo@...
  • uhhhh

    Who isn't a Mac developer? And some iOS developers came from Mac and new people are mobile developers who bought Macs to develop for iOS. Then there's web apps and HTML5 with Apple design standard and features in mind. Mac is very relevant and influences the large Windows platform.
    jfosterusa
  • Yawn

    Let me know when they start innovating again.
    skye_bowen
    • Yawn indeed

      Only thing yawn worry was your tired cliched comment
      Rogifan
    • Yawn skye_bowen

      Oh ye of little faith; unless you know something we don't know...
      rcossebo@...
  • Hope Springs Eternal

    When I upgraded to Mountain Lion I was enthusiastic that yet another great Apple product/OS was at hand. What I got was a rude awakening and believe that I have just experienced Apple's VISTA experience. I can only hope that the next OS-X that comes down the pike will be the one I hoped that Mountain Lion would be. Mountain Lion was the first OSX that I can say I truly regretted purchasing and one I look forward to getting an upgrade to.

    If there was ONE truly desirable function and request that I could make Apple aware of it would be a new Safari for the one that I am using now, with Mountain Lion, is so slow and unpredictable that I do not use it and have switch to either Firefox and/or Google Chrome. All Mountain Lion and Safari did for me was to make me skeptical of future Apple offerings post Steve Jobs era. Time will tell!
    Gerry Kent
  • Geat!

    The developers' conference must be an interesting one to attend
    Graciousstore1
    • The developers' conference must be an interesting one to attend

      Yes it must be...wish I had both the time and money! Some day...but waiting for iPhone 6 currently.
      rcossebo@...
  • where's the hardware?

    When will Apple announce a new line of MacPro desktops? The 4,8 and 12 core units are getting dated, while still relevant to heavy lifting processes, the video card offerings are leaving the Macs in the dust. As GPU functions become more commonplace within software, Apple lags in that market.
    ..and no, its not for gaming, its for authoring video, 3d content, CAD, ect...
    birdhaus