Will they or won’t they? Apple’s release of an iPhone 5 this summer is being widely debated after the WWDC 2011 appears to focus strictly on the future of iOS (and Mac OS), but it appears that two Korean cell phone carriers may be getting the device in late June anyway.
Apple greeted the final week of March with an announcement that the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take over Moscone West in San Francisco from June 6-10, with developer tickets selling out the same day at $1,599 each. At the same time, pundits began spreading the doom and gloom that there would be no June iPhone refresh this year… but is it fact or fiction?
One of the caveats for developers when it comes to WWDC, is the chance to be considered in Apple's Apple Design Award Competition, which is a program that recognizes apps that "set the standard for excellence" on Apple's platforms. Quietly announced in today's WWDC details though, was that apps must be included in the App Store by May 23rd in order to be up for an award.
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.
Is it that time already? Apple announced Monday morning that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off in San Francisco on June 6, with the five-day event taking place at Moscone West as usual. So who’s excited?