It might be a little late in coming but Apple has officially announced the dates for their 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC MMXIII as it’s being referred to. WWDC is set to kick off June 10th and will run until June 14th at the usual place, Moscone West in San Francisco.
The five-day event usually kicks off with an opening keynote from the CEO, Tim Cook and sometimes there are even some new product announcements. The rest of the week, features over 100 technical sessions and hands on labs presented by over 1000 Apple engineers.
“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
45 billion downloads and over 9 billion paid out
People come from all over the world to attend this event and it usually sells out faster than a Paul McCartney concert. While not every app will strike gold for developer, it could. Yesterday on the Apple quarterly earnings call, Tim Cook revealed that the App Store has surpassed 45 billion downloads and that Apple has paid out over $9 billion to developers to-date. That’s no chump change.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25th at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), so if you are a developer and are at all interested, don’t wait too long to think about it.
UPDATE: APRIL 25, 2013 Apple offering WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship opportunities by giving away up to 150 free tickets to budding young developers.
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