Will Apple unveil new iPhone at WWDC on June 11
Apple’s WorldWide Developer Conference, where new iPhones and iCloud were unveiled in the past, will be held from June 11-15 in San Francisco.
Tickets for this year’s five-day event, to be held at the Moscone Centre, sold out in just two hours despite being restricted to registered iOS and Mac developers.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers around the world.”
Apart from seeing the latest iOS and OS X software developments, WWDC has also been where the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed the latest iPhone – iPhone 3G (2008), iPhone 3GS (2009) and the iPhone 4 (2010).
It is unknown whether Apple will use this year’s WWDC to unveil the next highly anticipated iPhone.
Last year’s WWDC keynote in June was actually Steve Jobs’ last appearance on stage before his death on October 5.
In 2011, Apple took the unprecedented step of pre-announcing the subject of Steve Jobs’ last keynote to manage the huge expectations created by the many Apple rumour sites ahead of the event.
As it turned out there was no iPhone announcement at last year’s WWDC – the iPhone 4S was revealed at a special event at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters in October – with iCloud and iOS 5 being the main subjects of the 2011 conference.
The highlight of WWDC 2012 will be the upcoming OS X update Mountain Lion along with the latest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad.
There will be more than100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers and 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1000 Apple engineers providing code-level assistance to developers.
WWDC 2012 will also include the Apple Design Awards which recognises the best iPhone, iPad and Mac apps.