Dan Frommer at SAI reports that Apple is having a developer summit at its Cupertino campus. The event begins next Tuesday, and runs for three days.

We are short on details, and we have not seen any public information about it, but it sounds like this will be a more intimate version of the iPhone Tech Talks that Apple hosted around the world last year.

This year, app publishers may get some extra face time with Apple engineers, and perhaps some hands-on development help. The big idea, it seems, is an effort to improve the quality of iOS apps available in Apple’s App Store. This comes as Google’s rival Android platform continues to look better to developers, and receives more of their attention and investment.

It might also get developers interested in the Mac App Store which is starting soon.  The timing would certainly indicate as much.

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