Apple on Monday announced that it will be holding the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011) from June 6 to June 10. The five-day conference will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West where more than 5,000 iOS and Mac developers would be in attendance.
The theme for this years WWDC is “the future of iOS and Mac OS” as Apple plans to introduce iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. The Cupertino, Calif. based company generally holds a special media event to give us a sneak peek into the next major version of iOS, however this year Mac OS and iOS 5 will become the focus area for this years WWDC.
WWDC 2011 highlights:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and Mac OS technologies;
- over 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques, and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and Mac OS technologies in their apps;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPad®, iPhone® and Mac developers from around the world; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPad, iPhone and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said, “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.” Apple in their press release say that we can expect “exciting demonstrations of the new kinds of apps” which hints at introduction of new API’s for developers and more features for the users.
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