WWDC 2011 promises preview of future of iOS and Mac OS X


Apple announced the detail for its annual event for developers. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011 will be held at Moscone Center in San Francisco from June 6 – 10.

The tagline for WWDC 2011 is “Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X”. This is unlike last year’s event where the focus was solely on iOS. Apple is expected to unveil more detail to its developers for the upcoming Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5, in order for developers to get their apps ready for the launch.

Apple has released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion on February 24. Mac OS X Lion is scheduled to release in the summer. Apple is likely to unveil a feature complete Mac OS X Lion during WWDC.

For the past major releases of iOS, Apple typically held its developer preview during March/April and release it right after WWDC together with the launch of a new iPhone. This year will be a break of this release pattern. iPhone 5 is now expected to release in June without a new major iOS release. iOS 5 is rumored to be cloud based and contains major changes, and is predicted to release during fall.

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”

WWDC conference ticket is on sale now for the price of $1,599. Judging from past years’ trends, the event will be sold out pretty quickly. Visit the Apple WWDC site below to buy the conference ticket.

Update: The event is sold out in less than 12 hours. For last year, it took 8 days.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011