So the whole secret operation to celebrate Apple's 10th anniversary is over now, and whatever pertinent rumors there were about a revolutionary new Apple Store 2.0 have now been confirmed or debunked. But, that still leaves out the rumor of an upcoming back-to-school sale. Sources now claim that the promotion will be unveiled at next month's WWDC.
Apple's much anticipated cloud-based iTunes music service, possibly dubbed iCloud, is ramping up for an imminent reveal, but will it be during next month's WWDC developer conference? Just this morning, reports seemed optimistic with Sony joining EMI and Warner Music in reaching agreeable licensing terms with Apple. It seemed like Universal Music Group would be the last piece of the puzzle, but this may not be the case.
WWDC 2011 looks unlikely to bring any new Apple hardware to the table, but that hasn't stopped loyal iOS and OS X developers from flocking to the annual coding bash. Tickets to the conference have already sold out, and in fact did so less than 12 hours after going on sale (and despite being $1,599 apiece).
Apple officially announced WWDC 2011 earlier this morning, and now the dates are confirmed the attention has turned to what surprises the company may have up its collective Cupertino sleeve. The WWDC 2011 invite promises "a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X" which certainly implies iOS 5.0 and OS X Lion will make more than an appearance, but what about the iPhone 5?
WWDC 2010 has come and gone and the biggest announcement from the show was certainly the iPhone 4. The device had been rumored for months and was finally made official at the show. The real reason for the show wasn't solely to introduce the new iPhone 4, but to give developers some training.
We're hoisting the rumor flag on this one, but Hardmac are reporting that Apple may be considering making WWDC a twice-yearly event. According to one of their "most reliable sources" the Cupertino company is looking at the possibility of two developer conferences, one dealing with the freshly-named iOS (for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) and the other focusing on Mac OS X.
Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed." Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.
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