A few short days away from the start of WWDC 2011, and the unveiling of iCloud, Apple has reportedly cut a licensing deal with Universal Music Group which will give Apple the ability to now offer songs from the largest of the four top record companies. Not only that, but Apple has also come to agreement with some of the largest music publishers.
We sure hope you're all getting yourselves geared up for next week's unrestrained torrent of awesome. Tuesday morning is the event horizon of the nexus of the eye of a hurricane of tech amazingness. It is, of course, WWDC and E3 all mashed into one. And while Mac|Life will have you covered with all the Apple goodness you can handle from both events, the Electronic Software Association (who runs E3) is launching E3insider, aiming to help people keep track of all the other great gaming news and info coming out of E3.
Let’s see, where’s that WWDC 2011 checklist? Oh, here it is. Apple issues press release confirming Steve Jobs keynote. Check! Secret “iCloud” plans outed. Check! And, Apple logos start going up at Moscone West. Check!
In an uncharacteristically open press release on Tuesday morning, Apple not only confirmed the appearance of CEO Steve Jobs for the WWDC 2011 keynote on Monday, June 6 but also outed iCloud and iOS 5 in addition to the release of Mac OS X Lion.
As Apple's main summer event, WWDC, draws ever closer, so does the quantity of rumors that seem to surround the event on an annual basis. Normally we see the next iteration of the next iPhone during this time, but lately the scuttlebutt is an unveiling of the next iOS at WWDC with the iPhone release to follow a few short months after. However, according to reported WWDC invites being handed out to select British journalists, we might catch a glimpse of the next iPhone sooner than we thought!
If there's one thing students never have enough of, it's cash. It looks like Apple may have recognized this, as they're offering up 150 scholarships to potential developers-in-the-rough to attend this year's WWDC!
There are few events as influential in the Apple universe as the World Wide Developer Conference. Every year, the best and brightest minds in Mac and iOS software development come together at WWDC to network, sharing their talents, revealing new technologies and generally making being an Apple hardware user better than ever before. We're certain that with WWDC 2011 will be no different.
To mark the announcement of this year's WWDC, we've put together a gallery of 10 awesome moments, spanning the 28 year history of the conference. After taking this trip down memory lane, we're certain that you'll be as stoked to see what this year's WWDC will bring as we are!
Guys, it's truth. WWDC is already sold out. About 5,000 developers have already signed up this morning. Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said that this is most definitely not the event to miss, especially if you're developing iOS or Mac OS X software.