Is WWDC 2011 really going to be about software? Maybe! Apple
's yearly developers meeting has become the launchpad for great new hardware in years past. In fact, the iPhone refresh has come at WWDC the past couple of years. But it looks like this year's event may actually be about software, not hardware. According to a new release (shown in full below), Apple will take the chance to unveil Lion, the eighth major release of OS X, as well as iOS 5, the next version of the mobile OS that powers iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers, and while the company's clearly not giving away any secrets, this does lend credence to the thought that the new iPhone won't be announced here. Maybe it'll be the "one last thing," but we're just trying to let you down lightly here. Of course, new software is also great, but the real question is this: "when's the new iPhone coming?"
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6
CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. All developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.
For more details, visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc.