Apple sets WWDC for June 10-14

The San Francisco event will bring together Apple executives and engineers with developers from around the world working on apps and other technologies for the iPhone, iPad, and Macs.

Apple logo for WWDC 2013
Apple's trippy, colorful logo for WWDC 2013. Apple

This year's edition of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the place to find out about what's in the works for Mac OS and iOS, is set for June 10 to 14.

The five-day event will take place at San Francisco's Moscone West Center, bringing together Apple executives and engineers with developers from around the world working on apps and other software technologies for the iPhone, iPad, and Macs.

"Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we're excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement Wednesday morning. We can't wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC."

While WWDC focuses on software, new devices will also be on the minds of attendees and Apple watchers. Rumors have been swirling, as they tend to do, about upcoming versions of the iPad and iPhone, and during yesterday's conference call regarding the company's fiscal second-quarter earnings , Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke broadly of "amazing new hardware, software, and services" that the company will introduce this fall and on into 2014. He also left some wiggle room for Apple eventually, perhaps, to deliver a larger iPhone .

There's also been a long-running waiting game for users of the Mac Pro , many of whom have been frustrated by a lack of communication from Apple about what it might have in store for the line of high-end computers favored by designers and other creative types.

Last year's WWDC was heavy on news about Apple's Mac array, with long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and MacBook Air lines, and also gave a look ahead toward iOS 6.

Tickets for the 2013 edition of the developer conference, priced at $1,599, will go on sale Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. PT. They can be purchased via Apple's WWDC Web site, which also offers more information on the event's programs.

About the author

Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.

 

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