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Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote on June 11 at 10AM Pacific, Releases iOS App for Attendees

Apple today made a series of announcements on its Worldwide Developers Conference page, most notably posting the conference schedule confirming that an opening keynote will be held on Monday, June 11 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. As noted by The Loop, Apple has also issued media invitations for the keynote.

No other details on the keynote session are available, but it will presumably see Apple CEO Tim Cook kicking off a team presentation to show off OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6 and potentially introduce major updates to the company's Mac products.

The full schedule is restricted to conference attendees, but includes the typical suite of session, labs, and other events to help developers learn from Apple experts and socialize with others. As usual, the schedule includes a number of "To Be Announced" sessions that will build upon announcements made in the keynote. Apple has also published an Attendee Guide to help conference attendees plan their week, know what to bring, and get up to speed to be ready for conference sessions.


Finally, Apple has once again released a free WWDC iOS app [App Store] to help attendees stay organized during the conference. Arriving as a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, WWDC 2012 includes the conference schedule with the ability to "favorite" sessions of greatest interest, news updates, maps of the Moscone Center, and photos from the event.

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32 months ago
Can we have some new Macs please?
Rating: 15 Votes
32 months ago
Interesting, anyone notice its silver? Does this mean iOS 6 will be silver instead of blue.
Rating: 11 Votes
32 months ago

Awww yea. It's coming! It's coming!


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Sorry, couldn't resist. :^/
Rating: 8 Votes
32 months ago
Awww yea. It's coming! It's coming!
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
Really hope to hear about what the strategy will be for new Mac Pros. Fingers firmly crossed that some mention will be made!
Rating: 5 Votes
32 months ago
The color scheme is a hint :)
Rating: 4 Votes
32 months ago
I'm more interested in what Cook announces than I normally am with WWDCs. If (and I realize this is a big "if") you pluck out the release of the iPad 3, Apple has an unusually large time gap in hardware releases. Going through the Macrumors "Buyer's Guide," the last non-iPad hardware release was in October, and many hardware items haven't been upgraded since summer or even Spring 2011. All the while, the WWDC has traditionally been showcase of (of course) tools for developers, such as the next OS X, or the next iOS. My point is that I don't recall this large of a hardware gap (again, if you pluck out one item - iPad 3), and if WWDC is focussed once again on developer tools like OS X and iOS, it seems less likely that there will be much, if anything, in the way of a hardware update.

Not really sure where I'm going with all of this. The optimistic admitted-Apple-fanboy is hopeful that this is leading to something particularly impressive in the way of new hardware, perhaps in August or so. The pessimist in me is concerned that Apple is starting to coast on the periodic, incremental software/hardware updates in lieu of bold, risky releases. Even though the iPod Hi-Fi, as an example, was discontinued (probably due to lackluster sales), I miss the days of the announcement from Apple that it was again pushing the boundaries of what it's done in the past, of what this industry has done in the past. I'd love to see, for example, Apple re-invent networking/Airplay/mirroring - taking away the clumsy need to generally get on a stand-alone router/network. I'd love to see Apple, for example, make it insanely easy to push content from one device to another without the need to be on a traditional network.
Rating: 2 Votes
32 months ago

Took the Xserve transition guide from apple.com, modified the date, replaced instances of Xserve with Mac Pro. ;)


Well now. I hope your insurance covers other peoples heart attacks .

:eek:
Rating: 2 Votes
31 months ago
Mac Pro enthusiasts have been boosted by rumors Tim Cook will be bringing a shiny new truck to show off at the conference.
Rating: 1 Votes
31 months ago

I think the Phone is coming sooner then fall. With the leaks we've gotten, you could see the phone in June/July with iOS6.

I think last year was a fluke with the push back into October...they had some sort of issue with either supply or a component or this metal back/casing on the new phone wasn't ready. I really think the 4S was a fall back plan when they couldn't get this new design ready by when they wanted.

I think we're back to a early summer release.


Apple had a monster of a holiday quarter, and it was all thanks to the iPhone. The iPhone is in the fall to stay. Summer makes more sense for Mac releases, since it comes before the school year, and obviously Apple seems to like keeping the iPad as far away from any big shopping days as possible, both to boost their numbers throughout the year, and to keep things moving well through their distribution channels. They can't have the iPad and iPhone too close, or they just can't ship enough units of either. Since Apple's not going to give up on the best time for gifting shiny trinkets, and there's no sign that the iPad is getting moved to fall, that leaves iPhone in the fall, iPad in the spring, Macs in the summer, and nothing in the winter.

Okay, so you don't have to take my word for it, look at what we know about iOS 6. That's basically... almost nothing. Apple won't ship the next iPhone with anything less than the new iOS, and the new iOS won't be ready for quite a few more months. We'll get some hints when the developer releases start coming out, possibly as early as WWDC, but it will take time before bugs are worked out, features are set in stone, and it's stable and efficient enough to ship. Apple could release a new iPhone now, and then hope that everyone upgrades to iOS 6 when that comes out next fall, or they could wait until the software is ready and then release hardware designed and optimized to run it, and make sure every user has it out of the box.
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