Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has officially announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC). The event will be held June 2 – 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers can start applying for tickets to attend. Apple will be accepting those tickets through April 7.
What to expect at WWDC
According to this morning’s press release, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will talk about the “future of iOS and OS X.” The company has planned more than 100 technical sessions, and more than 1,000 of its engineers will be attending. Also Apple will be offering hands-on labs so that developers can work with the company’s new technologies to improve their apps. In addition, the company will be handing out the Apple Design Awards, which highlight last year’s best apps.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) also said it will be offering “a new series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities.” It also offers developers a chance to network with others who also develop apps for its products. Apple said developers from more than 60 different countries attended WWDC last year.
Apple to stream State of the Union, awards
The company said it plans to stream the State of the Union session, which will be held on Monday as always, and the Apple Design Awards through the WWDC website. Throughout the week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will also be posting videos from each technical session on its developer website. All registered developers will be able to access those videos.
Will Apple surprise at WWDC?
As usual, we have a smattering of people who suggest that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will show off the iPhone 6 this year at WWDC, but that seems pretty unlikely, considering how the new iPhones get their own event each year. Also it isn’t expected to launch until September. It is likely, however, that the company will show off iOS 8. Also there could be a smaller surprise or two this year, as last year the company showed off iTunes Radio at the event.