Apple announces WWDC 2012, June 11 - 15 at Moscone West

Apple's annual developer conference is once again set for June -- we probably won't see an iPhone 5 but could iOS 6 could make an appearance?

Apple has announced that it's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) will take place this year from June 11 - 15, 2012. As usual, WWDC will be held at Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. Tickets are $1599 and will likely go FAST. (They sold out in 10 hours last year.)

"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. "The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world."

In order to attend, you have to be a paid member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program, and you have to be 13 years of age or older.

WWDC is highlighted by a keynote presentation that in years past included the introduction of the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4. Last year's WWDC 2011 keynote didn't include any hardware announcements, but did include the unveiling of iOS 5 and iCloud, and the release of the iOS 5 beta. It was also Steve Jobs' last Apple keynote appearance.

We don't expect a new iPhone at this year's WWDC either, but we'll hopefully see a developer preview of iOS 6, and perhaps more on iCloud and associated services as well.

Jump into our Developer and Designer Forum and let us know if you'll be there!

Full press release below.

CUPERTINO, California—April 25, 2012—Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 11 through June 15 at San Francisco's Moscone West. At this year's five-day conference, developers will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, allowing them to build incredible new apps. WWDC will also feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers as well as the popular Apple Design Awards, a showcase of the most outstanding apps from the past year.

"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. "The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world."

Developers will be able 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.

Activities at Apple's WWDC 2012 include:

  • more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
  • 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers providing 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;
  • 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; 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® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design. Please go to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 website ( to purchase tickets, as well as for updates and more information.

Developers who are unable to attend this year's conference can access and watch all technical sessions from the Apple Developer website ( as soon as they are posted for free.

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  • That means "the new iPhone" will come out June 29th ! Mark it on your calendars and get back to me in 6 weeks to pay up! :lol: ;)
  • Seems like late September/early October from what I hear.
  • Well what you hear is what we have all heard since last November,
    but I am pretty sure Apple will go back to releasing new iPhones summers
  • Seems unlikely that they would make the schedule change only to change back. Carriers and customers wouldn't like it and the extra wait helped sync up the differences in renewal times caused by the variance between ATT and VZW launches for the 4.
  • How does it make a difference for carriers?! It's still gonna be involving consumers who signed up for a two year contract and will still be a year away from renewal.
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  • Your question is irrelevant to this article. Please post your question in the iMore forums and a cheery forum member will be happy to assist you. Thank you :)
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  • See above.
  • Let the speculation begin! What could an Apple logo made up of rounded-off squares and rectangles mean??
  • It's a conference for app developers, and the elements of the apple are app icons. And they're multicolored to suggest the diversity of apps available. Nothing too deep here.
  • I dunno; to me it suggests different sizes and resolutions and the tagline suggests that some longstanding gripes will be eliminated/obviated in iOS 6.0.
  • Nerdfest 2012 lol
  • Release info on new iphone, Name will be "The all NEW iPhone".. Releasing 2 to 3 weeks after conference.. Cant wait...
  • For those expecting a new iPhone, I have four words: expect a new MacBook.
  • There will be a new iPhone this JUNE ;)
  • October, more likely.
  • Lets bet $1 ;)
  • Ok :)
  • New iPhone won't be out until October. It's too soon to release another one. I'm thinking apple might talk about something they havent for awhile. Their Macs. Aka iMacs and MacBooks and fingers crossed Mac pro new lineups.
  • Too soon? How do you figure? 4S was a minor upgrade, so this June its been 2 years since iPhone 4 came out and I think Apple wants to get back to releasing iPhones every summer ;)
  • The 4S was not a minor upgrade except in outer design.
  • It WAS a minor update!
    Besides SIRI , (which is still BETA ) mention 3 things that made 4S a major issue !
  • Major UPDATE ;) sorry
  • 1) double the Memory
    2) double the Processor
    3) added Siri
    and I'll even throw in
    4) Boosted camera resolution
    Now shut up. The 3GS wasn't considered a "minor upgrade" and neither was the 4S.
    Apple won't let a new iPhone live on the market less than a year before upgrading. They've never done that for any product they've sold. Ever. Learn your history before acting like you know what you're talking about.
  • Those are MINOR updates! And I said besides Siri ;) learn to read before teaching us history lessons.
    Who said anything about 3Gs? :roll: 3GS came 11 month after iPhone 3G so your one year idea doesnt work here ;)
    Apple dont really have a pattern , they change their game plan anytime they want to. They have in the past and they will in the future.
  • Give a definition of "Major update"
  • I actually called this last Tuesday. Just saying.
  • If there was going to be new iPhone iOS would have been previewed already. Don't get your hopes up like last June.
  • it either was iPhone OS or iOS now, if im not mistaken, Apple releases iOS for beta testing before releasing it to the public.
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  • I hope they will announce iPhone 4S2. the most amazing iPhone yet. they will include a lady boy version of Siri.
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  • One thing for apple to think about..
    Everybody who bought the iPhone 4 brand new,,
    Well are contracts are up.
    Do they let us wait and maybe wander away?
    or give us something really new to buy?
    I personally want to wait phone an lte iPhone.
    But cherish my unlimited data.
    From my understanding AT&T will most likely fallow suit of Verizon and not allow un-limited data to transfer to an lte iPhone ..
    My thinking is buy the iPhone 4s early June.
    Make sure I get ios 5.1.1
    Hopefully get a jailbreak
    And secure another 2 years of unlimited data
    With an iPhone 4s.
    I use a lot of data.
    2 yrs of unlimited data with an
    iPhone 4s jailbroken
    Massive data limits
    Lot of $$$$
    Lte iPhone
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