Apple has declared the dates for its next annual Worldwide Developers Conference that aims at iPhone and Mac developers along with press about its latest projects.
From June 2 through June 6, Moscone West of the San Francisco will be colored again in the colors of the Cupertino. The WWDC is traditionally a technical conference for developers who are innovating things with Apple technologies.
Although, Apple often takes the opportunity to launch new products. Last year, Apple showcased the new cylindrical Mac Pro at the Moscone West convention center.
Apple in its official statement informed about the main attractions of this year’s 2014 edition, which will cover:
Apple stated that the developers will learn about the future of iOS and OS X that gives a hint about iOS 8. The successor of iOS 7 is rumored to be strongly oriented to health and biometrics. Last year, the company used the platform to unveil iOS 7.
Possibly, we could also see the successor to OS X Mavericks- which has already broken all the records of adoption. Another rumored app which is making buzz around the corner and might be introduced at WWDC is Healthbook. It will be a hub of all your health and body data collection through fitness apps.
As this conference is conventionally for developers, therefore, there are least chances of any iPad or iPhone announcement. However, we might see the new version of MacBook Air with Retina display, iMac or MacBook Pro with more powerful hardware.
The much awaited device of 2014, “Apple iWatch” could be unveiled at the event.
In addition to the presentations, the WWDC will also feature 100 technical sessions, in the presence of 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers. Demonstration of the latest tools and technologies to create apps for the millions of iOS and Mac users. Last but not the least, the famous Apple Design Awards for the best apps of last year will be a point of attraction.
Unlike WWDC 2013, the tickets to the conference will be issued through random selection or lottery. Now, everyone has an equal chance of getting tickets. Developers can visit WWDC website to apply for the tickets now, and the status will be confirmed by Monday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. However, price of the tickets are $1,599.
But it isn’t all, there are also 200 Student Scholarships available which will give students around the world a chance to earn a free ticket. Additionally, in cooperation with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), scholarships will be promoted for female engineers and coders.
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said, “We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them.”
He further added, “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.”
List of the WWDC 2014 activities:
- 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 together 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.
Live streaming of the opening of the conference, as well as the Apple Design Awards, will be done via Apple’s official website.