With Apple rolling in a monumental quarter for Q2 2012, everyone seems to be asking the same question: "what's next?" Somehow, Apple
managed to double their Q2 profits in 2011 from $3b (in 2010) to $6b, and now, they just about doubled them again in 2012. How on Earth will they keep things heading to the sky in Q3? WWDC will likely reveal a lot. The company's annual developers conference is bigger than ever this year, with both OS X and iOS in pivotal stages. Falling just a few weeks before Google
I/O (unlike last year, where Google's gala went first), the Worldwide Developers Conference will hit San Francisco starting on June 11th at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
It's a five-day event, where we'll "learn about the future of iOS and OS X," and those that attend will be able to sit down in more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. It's highly probable that Mountain Lion will be in near-final form by then, and that iOS 6 will be the main topic of conversation. iOS 5 has been out for some time, and if a new iPhone is destined for the fall, surely it'll need to ship with iOS 6. Time will tell, for sure. For now, more details from Apple are below.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the
latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic
opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”
Developers will be able to explore the latest innovations, features and
capabilities of iOS and OS X Mountain Lion and learn how to greatly
enhance the functionality, performance, quality and design of their
apps. Developers can even bring their code to the labs and work with
Apple engineers, applying development techniques and best-practices to
enhance their apps.
Activities at Apple’s WWDC 2012 include:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on
a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying
and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers
providing 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 opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X
developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds
and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac® apps
that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding