Apple has revealed the dates for its Worldwide Developer Conference this year, and it begins on 10 June. It’s the flagship event for Apple and its developer community, and is host to hundreds of individuals, all of whom can attend the many workshops, labs and guidance sessions designed to help them create new and innovative software.
But as any Apple fan knows, it’s kicked off by a keynote speech, where Apple has previously revealed its latest software and hardware innovations. Over the past couple of years, WWDC’s keynote has moved away from hardware announcements – the last iPhone to be revealed there was the iPhone 4 back in 2010 – to concentrate more on software.
We’re not expecting that to change this year, and the official WWDC page explicitly says the event is for us to, “Get an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X.” This year, we should get our first look at iOS 7 and its new features, which is particularly exciting as there’s a chance it may boast a new design. Apple’s well-known designer Jony Ive is said to have been working on revamping iOS, and has reportedly drafted in extra engineers to ensure the software is ready on time. It’s going to be fascinating to how he has influenced the look of iOS.
Although iOS 7 will almost certainly be one of the major talking points of WWDC, we probably won’t see its release until later on in the year. We’re not expecting Apple to launch any new products until the autumn, and iOS 7′s debut traditionally accompanies the unveiling a new iPhone.
WWDC 2013 begins on June 10 and runs until June 14.