WWDC 2015 Starts June 8, New Versions of iOS & OS X Expected

Apr 14, 2015 - 7 Comments

WWDC 2015 logo

Apple has announced their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 8 through June 12 in San Francisco, California.

Though WWDC is a developer centric conference, Apple typically unveils new versions of iOS and OS X on the first day of the event, making it notable for regular Apple product users as well. The assumption is that a successor to OS X Yosemite versioned as 10.11 will be unveiled alongside iOS 9. Occasionally, Apple also unveils new products at WWDC as well, and there is ongoing speculation that a new Apple TV with an App Store could arrive during the event.

Tickets to attend WWDC 2015 are $1599 and require applying to be randomly selected to purchase and attend the event. Scholarships are also available.

Those interested in learning about about WWDC can find added details on the official Apple website

The official press release from Apple promoting the event is found below:

“CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. At WWDC, Apple’s renowned developer community will come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best new apps in the last year.

“The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create.”

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/tickets) now through Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will know the status of their application by Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. PDT. There will also be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and members of participating STEM organizations around the world the chance to earn a free ticket (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships).
WWDC 2015 activities include:
• 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;
• over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 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;
• access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and best practices for enhancing 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 series of get togethers 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®, Apple Watch™ and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Select Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be live streamed throughout the week via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/videos) and the WWDC app, giving more developers around the world access to the latest information in real time. Videos from all technical sessions will also be available by the end of each day.
Visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) to apply for a ticket, as well as for updates and more information.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.”


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  1. Rufie Ralph says:

    I hope they go back to 256 shade grey icons for iOS and OS X. The colors are too flashy. B&W for everyone! And since Apple is going minimalist in everything, how about ripping out all the Apple crap software, like Facetime, Photos, Etc. and make it so when you install the OS, you check the software you want installed, or can add it later. Minimalize my OS!!!

  2. mutucan says:

    They said ios9 will bug fixes and stabilization rather than introducing new features, maybe same thing applies to os x 10.11 as well… at least i hope it does…

  3. Michael S. says:

    based upon the logo. With overlapping squares with curved corners. This is going to focus a lot on Apple TV and home automation.

  4. Whitebuck says:

    Yosemite is still an unmitigated mess and they want to inflict more stress, inconvenience and frustration on OS X users. Who, because of substantial investments in Apple Hardware and Software, are coerced into Apples insane self-serving Capitalist pursuit! Steve Cook, is most definitely, a deranged individual.

  5. Jon says:

    “epicenter of change” huh?! Can we assume OS X 10.11 San Andreas?!

  6. Joe says:

    OS X 10.11? Good gravy! Yosemite 10.10 still has issues. Technology moves to fast for me.

  7. Walter Fitzsimmons says:

    Hey this is exciting.

    For Mac, maybe we will get a working version of OS X that is not dreadfully slow and awful to look at! That is my request for OS X.

    What is next for iOS, that will be a boring one, just version it as iOS 8.5 and stop jumping version numbers with minor changes.

    Can’t wait for the next Apple TV, I hope they allow third party button controllers because the touch screen is not adequate for gaming.

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