Monday March 28, 2011 7:18 pm
Apple’s WWDC 2011 a lock for June 6-10
"At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."
Apple promised demonstrations of the new kinds of apps that developers can build using Apple's frameworks and more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mobile app developers can "explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS" while Mac developers "will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities," Apple said.
Apple did not elaborate on what version of iOS it will discuss. The company only just unveiled iOS 4.3, and over the weekend, there were reports that Apple would delay the introduction of iOS 5 until the fall, though Apple has made no formal announcements.
During last year's WWDC keynote, Apple chief Steve Jobs unveiled the popular iPhone 4 - two months after it released a developer preview of iOS 4. According to the weekend rumors, Apple will discuss a new mobile OS during WWDC and officially launch the updated OS during Apple's annual fall music event.
So, will we see the iPhone 5 at this year's event? If so, will Verizon see big numbers from those who were waiting for the latest Apple device? The Loop's Jim Dalrymple is saying that this will be a software-only show, meaning no iPhone, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the next version of Apple's Mac OS X - known as Lion - is expected to launch later this year.
This article, written by Chloe Albanesius, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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