Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just confirmed that the upcoming keynote speech for Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 is scheduled for Monday, June 2nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Apple’s keynote address
A keynote address generally kicks off an event. This year’s schedule is the first actual confirmation that came straight from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The company’s chief executive officer Tim Cook will most likely open up the keynote address. It will also likely include senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Fedrighi.
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Apple fans can expect the official unveiling of iOS 8 during the WWDC, as well a redesigned version of OS X. This yearly event primarily focuses on upcoming software and operating system upgrades. There are a few exciting possibilities coming with iOS 8, including a Healthbook fitness tracker and a significantly improved Maps application. One recent report also indicated Apple may introduce new hardware at the event.
Other events scheduled for WWDC include over 100 technical sessions with Apple engineers. These sessions include a wide variety of topics covering the development and integration of the new operating systems. There will also be over 1,000 Apple engineers to support hands-on labs and code-level assistance for developers. Perhaps one of the most important parts of this convention is the opportunity for developers to connect with other developers.
The WWDC event will also include the Apple Design Awards, which recognizes the best iOS and OS X applications of the year.
Updated WWDC app
For those who want more from the upcoming show, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently updated the WWDC app for 2014. This year’s app features a new orange theme and an overall look that matches iOS 7. The current update doesn’t add anything significant like last year’s upgrade did with video integration. Those who plan on attending or would like to keep up with the event can download the app from the iTunes App Store.
However, analysts note that the highly anticipated iPhone 6 or the purported iWatch won’t likely arrive until the latter half of the year.