Apple has confirmed the dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 – WWDC – as June 2 to June 6, and it will be held in San Francisco.
The technology giant teased that the event would help developers to ‘learn about the future of iOS and OS X’, leading speculation that iOS 8 will be get its first showcase. An updated version of iOS X Mavericks is also tipped to debut at the WWDC 2014, hopefully showcasing new features and capabilities for the Apple operating system.
WWDC is traditionally where Apple launches new hardware as well as software, but no one seems to be expecting any device releases. We’re almost definitely not going to see a new iPad or iPhone – though with Apple, you can never be too sure. What’s more likely is that the much hyped new version of Apple TV will get its release, or maybe even the iWatch.
At WWDC 2013, Apple showcased OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, as well as the iTunes Radio, its newest MacBook Air and Mac Pro. If all Apple has to show off at this year’s convention is iOS 8 and a new OS X Mavericks, it could be a bit of a let-down.
If you’re subscribed as an Apple developer, you could have a chance to attend WWDC 2014. In previous years, Apple has released the tickets on a first-come first-served basis. This meant that tickets sold out in minutes, and many developers were left disappointed. This year, Apple is releasing the 5,000 developer tickets through a raffle system, and you have until April 7 at 10 AM PT to sign up to be in with a chance. Plenty of people will still miss out, but at least it seems like a fairer system this time.
We’ll have all the information on WWDC 2014 in the weeks leading up to the event – or as the story develops.