April 7, 2014
If you want the chance to go to this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), you better hurry. Developers have until 10 a.m. PDT to apply for tickets to this year’s event. Announced by Apple last week, WWDC 2014 runs June 2 through June 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Calif. Unlike in past years, the $1,599 tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection. Developers will know their status by 5 p.m. PDT today, April 7. Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website. Events scheduled for this year's event include:
WWDC 2014 is likely to feature a demo of iOS 8 and the successor to OS X Mavericks. We might also see the launch of new MacBooks, and Apple’s recently rumored iTunes Radio subscription service. What we probably won’t see in June are new iOS devices, including the “iPhone 6” and “iWatch.” Past practice suggests Apple won’t reveal these products until fall. See also: Why Apple’s WWDC This Year Could Be Extra Special, and What Does Apple's WWDC 2014 Logo Really Mean?
- More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events to provide 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 latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
- 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;
- a new series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
- 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.