Tying in with rumors surfacing last month, the Worldwide Developer Conference will indeed begin on the week beginning June 11th, it has been confirmed by Apple itself.
The conference, held during the middle of each year, is one of the fruit company’s main events, and in the past, has launched some of Apple’s most successful products to date. This year, as you’d expect, the main focal point will be the upcoming Mountain Lion OS for Mac, but workshops will focus on both iOS and OS X Mountain Lion, offering attendees guidance on how to enhance apps in terms of performance, quality, functionality and design.
Although tickets have become more and more expensive over the last few years, Apple enthusiasts have had no problem filling up the limited amount of places, and the conference offers them the chance to consult with, and learn from, the technical minds behind Apple’s product range.
It will take place – as ever – at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Mountain Lion will undoubtedly be the main talking point. Set to release around a year after OS X Lion landed over at the Mac App Store, it incorporates much of what makes iOS the great platform that it is.
As well as Mountain Lion, there will hopefully be some insight into what we can look forward to in iOS 6. Although we’re not expecting the next iPhone to drop until October time, the developers will be seeded many betas of its accompanying software in order to help test and iron out any bugs. iTunes 11 will also likely be on the agenda, so all eyes will be on which improvements Tim Cook’s company brings with its popular media portal.
Tickets sell extremely quickly, so if you wish to get your hands on them, head over to the Apple Developer site and grab yours now. Of course, you’ll need to be a registered developer, and at a cool $1599, you’ll need to have a pretty inflated savings account.
Still, it will surely be a great event, and one that we will be covering in depth here at Redmond Pie. Although we know what to expect in terms of software, that doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be some surprises in store. The MacBook range is certainly due a refresh, and with the MacBook Pro rumored to be taking on a sleeker form factor representative of the MacBook Air, that could certainly be something to look forward to.