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Apple has announced that it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin this year on 2nd June, running for five days.

Apple today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year …

An overview of the sessions shows that they cover design, app frameworks, services, location & motion, graphics & games, media, Core OS and tools & performance.

We can expect to see the official unveiling of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, and likely at last find out Apple’s plans for the next-generation MacBook Air. There has been speculation regarding a 12-inch Retina model replacing the current 11.6-inch non-Retina machine. We may also hear about new MacBook Pros.

At last year’s conference, Apple announced the Haswell MacBook Air models and of course the all-new design of the Mac Pro. It also unveiled iTunes Radio and iWork for iCloud.

Developers will have until 10am PDT on 7th April to apply for tickets via Apple’s WWDC site. For the first time this year, tickets will be randomly allocated, as with Google’s I/O conference, with the lucky few notified by 5pm the same day. In previous years, tickets were sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with all of last year’s slots gone within the first three minutes.

If you don’t manage to get a ticket, Apple is for the first time offering live streaming of the State of the Union session – the keynote for developers – and the Apple Design awards. Videos from other sessions will, as usual, be made available later.

Let us know in the comments what you expect, and what you’re hoping to see announced.

Full press release below. 

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco

Developers Can Apply for WWDC Tickets Starting Today

CUPERTINO, California—April 3, 2014—Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best apps from the past year.

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) now through Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, and tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection. Developers will know their status by Monday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. There will also be 200 Student Scholarships available, giving students around the world the chance to earn a free ticket (developer.apple.com/wwdc/students). This year the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and its alliance partners will help promote scholarships to female engineers and coders.

“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”

WWDC 2014 activities include:

  • More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
  • more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps;
  • the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
  • the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
  • a new series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
  • engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
  • Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.

Monday’s State of the Union session and the Apple Design Awards will be live streamed via the WWDC website giving more developers around the world access to the latest information in real time. Videos from all technical sessions will be posted throughout the week on the Apple Developer website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/videos) and will be available to all registered developers.

Please go to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) to apply for a ticket, as well as for updates and more information.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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30 Responses to “Apple’s WWDC 2014 kicks off June 2nd for 5 days, developers can enter ticket lottery this week”

  1. Does this mean that there won’t be any new product updates until June? Lame. Even then, we’ll probably get just product announcements and have to wait until the 32nd of December for them to be released with shipping estimates in the 3 to 4 weeks range. Grumble grumble grumble.

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    • rakinjannot says:

      Considering the fact that virtually all products are currently mid-cycle (iPhone, Macbook, iPad, iOS, Mac Pro) there really is nothing to update. The only thing that tends to get updated directly at the conference are the Mac lineup, and the Macbook Air is the only one that’s at the end of a cycle right now. What else would you expect? The Apple TV or a refresh for the iPod line up? The Apple TV keeps getting expected and then not delivered, and might even become its own conference later this year.

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      • I’m wanting a Mac mini update. It’s been 527 days since the last update. The only other Mac that is still using the Ivy Bridge processors is the hold over Macbook without retina that they kept around just so people who wanted a built in optical drive could have one. I’d also like to see if they’re gong to take the Apple TV in a direction other than “stay the course.”

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      • nickeditor says:

        Mac mini is a Google product

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    • rogifan says:

      When has Apple ever held an event in April or May? The fact we didn’t have one in Q1 should have been a good indication that nothing would be shown until WWDC. What he’d product do you need right now?

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  2. iMacheads says:

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! I want to see new products avaliable very soon!

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  3. Ben O'Dwyer says:

    Interesting that the logo this year is made up of lots of shapes that resemble the current gen Apple TV!

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    • Andy Christian says:

      They also resemble the ios app icon shape. Considering it’s a software developer’s conference, that makes more sense.

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    • It also looks like a mac mini, which definitely needs an update (the last mac without a 4th gen Core iX if i’m not mistaken).

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    • Wrong. The obvious implication of this year’s invitation image is that we are going to (finally!) be given the ability to re-size the icons and the spaces between them. Meaning you could put the icons on the iPad as close together as those on the iPhone and immediately gain room for many more apps per screen. On the iPhone we will have a choice of jamming all the icons together so as to get an additional column of icons per screen. If you are vision impaired, you could put a single giant icon on each home screen etc.

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      • They will never allow this because it is absolutely stupid as hell. This is exactly why consumers can’t be given a lot of customization, because they are too ignorant to know what is right, what looks halfway decent. Apple doesn’t want people to go around with their embarrassingly awful customization showing it off to potential new customers, only for them to be scared off by the abysmal look of that particular person’s phone UI. Every single jailbreak theme I’ve seen solidifies to me, the fact that almost all people have the worst taste possible, it’s truly an embarrassment.

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  4. Tait Brown says:

    If we’re doing the old WWDC invite speculation routine again, maybe the various app shape sizes represent big (TV) to tiny (iWatch)? Anyone care to map each size back to a device?

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  5. the design looks like Mac Mini or Apple TV

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  6. The banner looks like pixels so i think Apple will introduce products with alot of pixels:

    Retina Thunderbolt display
    Macbook Air with Retina Display
    iMac with Retina Display
    Apple iTv
    Sneak Peak of the iWatch

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    • Apple iTv? Are you suggesting that Apple will make an actual TV and not just a set top box? Well, if you understood the current trend is for dumb tv’s and smart boxes then you would know that this is never going to happen. For the last two years or so, every TV manufacturer has been toting Smart TVs and none of them have been hits. Google partnered with some people, Samsung made an OS and all of these tvs failed. Whether sales were poor, or surveying customers of Smart TVs and realising that they still plugged in a set top box showed them they had failed. A TV is huge cost undertaking. To be trapped with one OS that can’t easily be changed on whim is horrible. I want my TV manufacturer to focus on producing the best designed, best picture, best sound possible. Then I will buy a set top box to go with it. If Apple stops updating the Apple TV in the future, I can easily switch to Roku, or Fire TV – without having to shell out thousands of dollars.

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    • Maybe not an actual iTV but possibly the ability to display 4K content on the next gen ATV.

      I think that you are on the right track with the pixels idea, with the industry leaning towards 4K and the fact that each “pixel” square in the logo could be broken into 4 that could lean that way.

      But this is just speculation.

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  7. rettun1 says:

    Those pixels are getting smaller…

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  8. ttss6 says:

    Hopefully the Mac mini gets a huge update this year

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  9. Conspiracy theory time… I’m counting 6 different icon sizes there. Maybe 6 different screen sizes?

    From Largest to Smallest:

    1) iPad
    2) iPad mini
    3) iPhone 6 (5.5″)
    4) iPhone 6 (4.7″)
    5) iPhone 5s/c
    6) iWatch

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    • inrianian says:

      Sorry, but there’s a lot more different sizes than 6. I count at least 11, and I only did that quickly. I don’t think the key to this image is how many different sizes there are, but is that they’re different sizes. Could be to do with future Retina updated devices, screen size (larger iphone?) or icon sizes in iOS itself. There are a lot of good guesses, but we won’t know for sure until June 2nd @10am

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