WWDC, or World Wide Developers Conference, is an event held annually by Apple that plays host to iOS and OS X developers and Apple fans alike. At WWDC, Apple gurus meet up for a series of Keynotes regarding Apple’s latest and upcoming features. This year’s conference is slated for June 11-15, making the Keynotes less than a month away!
For anyone that has made the switch to Mac or iOS, this conference is basically Apple’s festival for the year where they debut and release details regarding some of their upcoming products. In the past, Apple has used the World Wide Developers Conference as a stage to announce things like:
2005 – Introduction of the move to Intel processors from Power PC. This was a great announcement for many Mac users, as Mac’s could now officially run Windows also.
2006 – The Mac Pro makes its debut as the replacement for the Power Mac.
2007 – Mac OS X Leopard is introduced.
2008 – Apple is gaining momentum in the computer industry and simply more and more people are Switching to Mac. For the first time, WWDC is sold out of tickets. The AppStore for iPhone and iPod is announced.
2009 – The 13″ MacBook Pro is introduced along with updates to the 15″ and 17″ pros. The new iPhone 3GS is announced.
2010 – iPhone OS is rebranded as iOS. The iPhone 4 makes it’s debut. FaceTime is announced.
2011 – iCloud, Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 are all officially announced.
2012 – Tickets went on sale at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday April 25, 2012. WWDC 2012 is sold out in less than 2 hours! and…?
This year’s upcoming WWDC 2012 is just around the corner, and some things that are quite possible to be announced at World Wide Developers Conference 2012 just may be:
iLife and iWork Update – iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynotes) is definitely due for an update. Alternatively, each year, iLife (Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie, etc…) gets new features and other updates also.
iOS 6 – Apple’s next generation mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch may be announced.
OS X Mountain Lion – As Apple did with Leopard and Snow Leopard, they are currently in nearly finished development of OS X Mountain Lion, the updated version of the current operating system, Lion.
New MacBook Pro – Apple may release a completely redesigned version of the MacBook Pro.
Updated MacBook Air – Apple’s MacBook Air lineup may receive several updates including a retina display.
Updated iMac – If Apple updates the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, they better give iMac users the retina display also.
Thank you for stopping by the site for today’s post. For those who have just switched to Mac, hopefully you now have learned a bit more about how Apple tends to release new products and updates through WWDC, and even learned a bit about some of the great things that have come out of WWDC in the past. Alternatively, for any Apple fans, we will hopefully have some even better things to come out of this year’s conference.