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Apple Close to Finishing WWDC 2013 Decorations

Apple is nearly finished decorating the Moscone Center for WWDC 2013. Work began two days ago with giant Apple logos on the outside of the building, as well as large horizontal and street pole banners.

Spotted on some of the banners inside the Moscone Center is the tagline 'Where A Whole New World's Developing'.

Thanks to MacStories for the imagery.

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Workers are also preparing the banners that have sometimes been covered with black sheets pre-Keynote in past years.

Update: MacStories has taken a new photo that appears to show a first-floor banner concealed with a white sheet instead of the black sheet that has been seen in prior years.

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New this year are banners on the newly renovated Metreon shopping center across the street from Moscone West. The building houses a popular movie theater complex, a newly-added Target store, and a number of restaurants.

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18 months ago
Please keep updating us on the status of the WWDC decorations.
Rating: 35 Votes
18 months ago


A whole new world!
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago

Please keep updating us on the status of the WWDC decorations.

Thanks for the laugh man.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago
Look at the graphics, looks like an AppleTV puck to me. "A whole new world" for developers? Finally, we're getting 3rd party apps.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago
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18 months ago

This is pretty much what I think is going to happen. Apple TV update that allows third party apps. HBO Go will be one of the featured apps - Kessler already outright said so back in February.

It's too early for the iWatch. Tim Cook talked about it at the AllThingsD and he sounded like he doesn't feel like they've got the right form factor yet. They won't release it until they feel that it will catch fire with teenagers.


Ah, I missed this feeling of Apple excitement in the lead up to a keynote event. I'm actually really excited about Apple TV right now.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago
If iOS 7 goes this way, I will be more than happy to upgrade. This looks super clean and new.



Credit goes to medium.com.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago
Next year Apple should just forego any decorations or signage at all in the name of "simplicity" and "nature" and leave us all to wonder what is coming.

People would freak out.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago
iOS 7 logo & OS X 10.9 cat still not revealed. :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago

I'm very inclined to believe that they will be opening up the Apple TV to third party app development. The main evidence:

- The tagline: "whole new world" etc
- Apple TV sales have skyrocketed. Would be stupid not to open it up.
- TV being an area of "intense interest" as Cook says.
- There are loads and loads of currently announced sessions and labs for the 2013 WWDC schedule. The number of them is so much that they are either introducing an absolute ton of new developer stuff for iOS and OS X, or are opening up Apple TV development.

Not saying it's a definite, but I would be genuinely surprised if they don't finally give Apple TV an app store. One may argue that the unannounced sessions could be for an iWatch, however it seems as though it's a little too early to bring something like that out. I would expect a watch closer to November or early next year.


This is pretty much what I think is going to happen. Apple TV update that allows third party apps. HBO Go will be one of the featured apps - Kessler already outright said so back in February. Too bad it's unlikely to be standalone.

IMHO, Apple TV apps won't be apps the way iPad or iPhone apps are because our interaction with a TV set is much more limited than with an up close and personal device like the iPad/iPhone. Instead, they're likely to be more like channels, where individual content providers can create shows and charge (or have ads) as they see fit (just like current app developers). If this is the case, I hope they have a bunch of big names ready to go like ESPN and EPL. I think they even stand a good chance of attracting some current cable channels that might be looking to get out from under the thumb of cable companies or provide a way for *new* channel startups. This could be potentially huge. Apple would essentially establish themselves as a 'cable' company where you can pick and choose which channels you want. This very well could be the Apple TV we've been waiting for.

It's too early for the iWatch. Tim Cook talked about it at the AllThingsD and he sounded like he doesn't feel like they've got the right form factor yet. They won't release it until they feel that it will catch fire with teenagers.
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