Apple’s WWDC 2012June 8, 2012
On Monday June 11, 2012 Apple Inc. will launch one of the year’s most anticipated events in the tech world, it’s 2012 edition of the World Wide Developer Conference. Every year Apple draws thousands of developers from around the world to give them a personal first look at some of the newest hardware and software features about to hit the Apple development world. This conference is a great opportunity to thousands of developer to get some one on one time with Apple engineer and learn some new things directly form Apple.
For many years Apple Inc. has used WWDC to introduce and announce release dates for their new products. Some of their most significant announcements were of Mac OSX 10.2 (2002), Mac Pro (2006), The release date of the first iPhone (2007), iPhone 4 (2010), OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCould (2011). Knowing that Apple Inc. likes to use this platform to make these special announcements, always creates a high amount of anticipation in the weeks leading to the conference’s opening keynote speech.
This year is no different than others and many are very excited about the possible abnouncements that will be made. Most experts agree that there is not going to be an iPhone 5 announcement this year, however it appears that a major upgrade to Apples iOS (mobile operating system) will be announced in the form of iOS6. Some new features might include iCloud improvements, replacement of the Google Maps app with Apple’s own mapping app, and integration of Facebook into iOS, similarly to the way Twitter was integrated to iOS5 last year. On the hardware end, many believe that apple is set to introduce a new line of laptop computers which is expected to be a combination between the MacBook air and the MacBook Pro. These are all assumptions and speculation so we will all have to wait until Monday and see what happens.
This years Keynote will be accompanied by a little sadness as it will be the first WWDC Keynote speech after the death of the company’s legendary former CEO and Founder Steve Jobs. Tickets for the conference this year sold out in just under 2 hours and it promises to be an exiting one. We’ll keep you posted about it next week. Stay tuned.