iOS 6 launch likely as Apple confirms WWDC for 11 June

Apple's set a date for its annual developer conference, where it's expected to reveal the new version of iOS.

Apple's set a date for WWDC, the company's annual developer conference. It's expected to lift the lid on a new version of iOS, with ever such a slight chance that we'll see the iPhone 5 as well.

The conference kicks off on 11 June and lasts until the 15th. Last year Apple used the opportunity to tell us all about iOS 5 , which introduced wireless updates and a notification system shamelessly nicked from Android .

You don't have to be a master mathematician to figure out that one year on, we'll probably see iOS 6 given an airing. What are you hoping to see? Let me know in the comments.

New Mac OS X details are also likely to emerge, with Mountain Lion -- the latest version of the Mac desktop software -- due out in the summer.

Traditionally Apple has used WWDC as an opportunity to give a new iPhone an airing. It broke that streak last year however, choosing instead to show off its new blower in October at a separate event.

Apple could go back to a summer reveal, but I think it's unlikely, as it would mean the iPhone 4S being on sale for less than a year. With the Cupertino company announcing it flogged 35 million 4S' in the last three months alone, I can't see it replacing a winning product earlier than necessary.

WWDC will run from 11-15 June in San Francisco. If you were hoping to attend, bad luck -- tickets have already sold out.

What do you want to see in iOS 6? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.


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