We can definitely expect a lot of new stuff at WWDC this year, or so we’re left to understand from Apple’s event banners stating “where great ideas go on to do great things.”
As every year goes, the Worldwide Developers Conference will greet attendants with immense colorful banners chock full of not-so-subliminal messages, including this year’s pun referring to innovation based on talent and human ingenuity.
Moscone West is where it’s all going down, and it is believed Apple will introduce new Macintosh computers and revamped versions of the iTunes Store, iBookstore, and App Store. A new Apple TV interface is also in the cards for this year’s convention.
Finally, Apple is almost certain to preview the next major version of the iPhone & iPad underlying software – iOS 6. Mountain Lion is pretty much a given. The only thing we can’t be sure of is whether it will be released on June 11th, or later this summer.
The images depicting Moscone West getting rigged for the event are available courtesy of Andrew Stern and Nelson via 9to5mac
. WWDC 2012 is set to kick off June 11th.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in announcing this year’s conference.
“The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”
In April, developers were being told that WWDC 12 would open the doors for them to explore “the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X Mountain Lion and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance, quality and design of their apps.”
“Developers can even bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers, applying development techniques and best-practices to enhance their apps,” Apple said.
WWDC 12 will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on numerous technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest coding methods in iOS and Mac OS X.