Apple announces WWDC schedule; keynote set for June 11

The company also releases a mobile app for WWDC attendees, allowing them to stay up-to-date on events, sessions, and labs taking place at this year's conference.

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Apple has announced its schedule for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month, as well as a new app for attendees.

According to the company, the event, which will be held between June 11 and June 15 in San Francisco, will kick off with a keynote address on that Monday at 10 a.m. PT. Apple hasn't said who will be holding the event nor what the company will discuss, but it's more than likely that Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will be leading the festivities.

The big question mark, however, revolves around the possibility of Cook unveiling the new iPhone. Over the last several months, the rumor mill hasn't come to a consensus on whether the iPhone will be announced at WWDC or sometime later this year. Apple has, of course, stayed tight-lipped on its plans.

To make it easier for WWDC attendees to keep track of all of the events, Apple has also launched a free app for the iPhone and iPad, called WWDC 2012. After signing in with their Apple IDs, WWDC attendees can browse the conference schedule, "favorite" events they want to check out, and view maps of the conference venue, San Francisco's Moscone West.

The same information, including schedule and events, is available on Apple's WWDC 2012 page.

Apple's WWDC 2012 is one of the most popular developer events. After Apple opened up ticket sales to developers last month, it sold out in two hours. As with previous years, the event will center on Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems, iOS and Mac OS X -- especially Mountain Lion.

Updated 8:11 a.m. PT to include more details.