Update: Apple’s WWDC starts June 11th, “It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for”

Ian Hardy

April 25, 2012 8:49am

Apple has just sent out a press release that their World Wide Developers conference will be happening on June 11th in San Francisco. Hopefully this is where they will unveil the new iPhone, or possibly the nano iPhone, or iPad mini. The conference will be 5 days and we’ll hear about the “latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS” and probably the latest App Store stats. The tickets will sell out fast and they are going for $1599 USD.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing stated that “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. The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”

Update: Tickets are now sold out. It took less than 2 hours.

“It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for” and you can check out the full list of activities at the WWDC link here.

  • TheTigerTek

    No its not the week we’ve been waiting for since there won’t be a new iPhone annoucement.

    • EvanKr

      Why would you be waiting for a new iPhone when there are so many better options on the market? The Lumia 900, One X, Galaxy Note, they all beat the iPhone by leaps and bounds.

    • James Poulton

      RIM?

  • superfly

    Since I got my galaxy note, apple media events just don’t intrigue me any more. I am finally content with Android hardware, software and apps. (spoken from a previous iPhone 3gs and 4 hardcore user)

  • habskilla

    Funny thing…I’m just happen to be in San Fran that week. Time to make a few “bah bah” sheep signs :)

    • metoo

      Visiting ‘friends’?

  • Mike

    So they don’t just rip you off with product pricing, they rip you off with event pricing too.

  • briggs

    so, they’re sheep, because they’re all developers, and this is part of their job? This is not a standard sheeple event. Most people would get nothing out of this conference as they’re not developers.

    The price is high, but with the current demand, they can charge that much. Capitalism at it’s finest.

    • KM

      Agreed. It’s the going price for a tech conference. I’m going to TechEd (Microsoft’s version of this event running at the same time) and they’re charging $2000 for only 4 days. I think Google charges about the same for Google I/O.

      The only significantly cheaper developer conference is BlackBerry Jam happening next week. It’s $300 and comes with a free phone… But we all know the reason for that.

      I don’t understand why every post about Apple turns into an Apple bashing. These guys are doing well, give them some credit. Buy the devices you want and develop for the platforms you like. No need to turn everything into an “us vs them” argument. /rant

  • Kid.Canada

    BB10. Nuff said!!

    • TheTigerTek

      I’m also looking forward to BlackBerry World… BB10!!!

  • John

    WWDC mainly focuses on software and development. This is what makes the hardware actually worth buying. Like it or not, Apple has fantastic tools that have allowed developers to make the best apps on Apple devices. iOS apps are simply more refined than their Android counterparts.

    • Me Ted

      I don’t think you know what you’re talking about? Have you ever developed anything in Objective-C? Horrible language. Not to mention the fact that I need to purchase a Mac of some kind in order to be “allowed” to purchase the SDK for $99.

    • Me Ted

      Actually, I don’t know what I am talking about. I watched some youtube videos. I never knew that it was so easy to develop for iOS. I feel sorry for the android developers that have to deal with all of the fragmentation issues.

  • metoo

    @habskilla heading down for a Pride event?

    of course they sold out. Developers are about making money. WWDC helps them do that. iOS is the only real mobile platform to make money on. Android gets apps second for a reason.

  • math

    @John : True! I love Android and have been and will be with them, but they need to work on the system to offer the same quality for apps!

  • yousuck

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir,
    Three bags full.

    One for the master,
    One for the dame,
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir,
    Three bags full.

  • Me Ted

    Wow. Apple is slipping. Google I/O sold out in 30 minutes. tsk tsk

    • Me Ted

      nvm I am just stupid. The Apple event sold out faster than Google’s

  • metoo

    @yousuck Thanks for that rhyme. It is so nice that you kids are allowed on the computer to show what you’ve learned today! I think you are truly representative of the fantard education level.

  • metoo

    @KM: mostly it is that very few on these board know dick about software development, dev conference or much of anything else really. They see $1599 and think “OMG that is so much, Apple is ripping people off” with no knowledge of what things actually cost.

    As for why it always turns to Apple bashing? Mostly it is the same losers trying to justify their platform choice. They can’t understand why ‘their side’ is always losing, never making money, always waiting for the same apps, etc. To their defense, most of the seem to still be in school, so their ignorance is understandable to a degree.

  • Mike Neufeld

    I sure hope they bring some IOS integration into their computer line..

  • BB

    i’m pretty sure the phone you choose has nothing to do with your education. Alot of well off parents buy their children iphones, that doesn’t make the kid smart! come with some better arguments.

  • metoo

    @BB not making any argument. Facts are facts. The Android user base tend toward lower income, lower education demographics. Seriously, do a simple google search on android and ios demographics. Android users are 80% more likely to only have a HS diploma or less and 24% more likely to live in a household with a total income of less than $100k. iOS users trend towards having degrees and advanced degrees and much higher income. Interestingly, Android users also trend toward ‘follower’ personality types. Ironic given their main argument of iOS users being sheep.

    You might not like the facts, but that doesn’t change them. Be proud of who you are. Own it.

  • metoo

    @BB Sorry, demographic numbers consistently show Android user trend to HS diploma or less. That doesn’t mean all, just most. iOS trends toward degrees and advanced degrees. Not all, just most.

  • Anonymous

    Lol just to be clear that price of a ticket is actually $1599? Like almost sixteen hundred dollars?
    Soooooo fail

    • briggs

      that’s going price for most developer conferences that are actually worth anything.

  • uh

    What?! $1600?! And i thought RIM’s unveiling of BB 10 ($399) was high.

  • nuthersmuckerlvr

    @metoo. Check the date of the article at the top and the dates of the study on the bottom.

  • John

    You dumba$$es complaining about the price get a grip on reality. This is a week long business conference!

    You f’ing stupids…

    • Me Ted

      fandroids want everything for free. How about google installs tv screen that display ads on each person that goes to the conference so they can get in for free.

      NOTHING IN LIFE IS FOR FREE. Stop the war already. Every Apple articles that pops up turns into to, uhhm, you know what. Do you have a problem with the price? Then don’t go.

      Keep in mind that Apple brings over 1000 engineers to the events. These engineers, instead of working, will spend their time helping app developers.

      Bottom line, don’t be so narrow-minded.

  • metoo

    @nuthersmuckerlvr
    yes, less than a year ago. You think the fantards all went to university, graduated and got jobs in the last 9 or so months?

    No. They are still in school or working on their GEDs, they are still living at home, still unemployed, still living in public housing, still dumb as $%!#

  • BB

    first of all since when did anything on the internet become a reliable source. I can agree with you on one thing, they might make phones that are affordable to the average human being, but that has nothing to do with how smart you are. alot of iphone users did not pay for the device themselves. I would like to hear the stats of iphone users who make over 100k in there household. Do you know how many kids i see with these things that aren’t even old enough to work. Explain that… If you forgot the itrend started from kids and was adopted by their parents. Not the other way around. I own who I am, a blackberry user who didn’t finish school. P.S. last time i checked steve jobs didn’t finish school and neither did alot of top level CEO’s.

  • weakwizzard

    You’re all pretty s tupid. I develop for both ios and Android and they equally have challenges. This event is a waste of money, since you have ticket price PLUS food PLUS hotel costs PLUS flight and other travel expenses. It comes out to be $2500+. It is not worth it.

    When Apple were deciding how to spend some of their 100 billion in the bank why not take 20 million and invest it in this show plus others to make it a low cost viable option. No, they would rather profit from it and commercialize it.

    As far as programming goes I cleared the 100,000 dollar mark in the first 6 months of release in android as they have advertising revenue, try before buying with in app purchase capabilities and full out app purchase. Apple however have strict policies so you’re app might be denied, however if it is passed the revenue generating options are limited. I only made 40,000 on ios in the same time frame.

    There will be more android users by a big margin soon vs ios and with android there are more tools to create profit. Its simple where developers will be investing their time.

    As for ios vs Android demographics any statistics regarding education is null seeing as android offer a wide selection of devices with associated costs. Any ios vs android statistics are 100% inaccurate and are used by insecure kids to give their life a sad purpose.

    Android overall for developers offers a much higher roi on time/associated costs for most developers. Ios is a great platform but at the end of the day you go where the money is.

    P. S. Out of the millions of millionaires millions don’t/only have high school. To achieve what they have without 100’s of thousands of dollars in education is impressive vs the millions of those who got a post grad education and remain in severe debt. College /university is a buisiness like any other to make money, just because you hand over all your money doesn’t make you smart.

    All the best in future endeavours to my fellow app creators.

  • weakwizzard

    I develop for both ios and Android and they equally have challenges. This event is a waste of money, since you have ticket price PLUS food PLUS hotel costs PLUS flight and other travel expenses. It comes out to be $2500+. It is not worth it.

    When Apple were deciding how to spend some of their 100 billion in the bank why not take 20 million and invest it in this show plus others to make it a low cost viable option. No, they would rather profit from it and commercialize it.

    As far as programming goes I cleared the 100,000 dollar mark in the first 6 months of release in android as they have advertising revenue, try before buying with in app purchase capabilities and full out app purchase. Apple however have strict policies so you’re app might be denied, however if it is passed the revenue generating options are limited. I only made 40,000 on ios in the same time frame.

    There will be more android users by a big margin soon vs ios and with android there are more tools to create profit. Its simple where developers will be investing their time.

    As for ios vs Android demographics any statistics regarding education is null seeing as android offer a wide selection of devices with associated costs. Any ios vs android statistics are 100% inaccurate and are used by insecure kids to give their life a sad purpose.

    Android overall for developers offers a much higher roi on time/associated costs for most developers. Ios is a great platform but at the end of the day you go where the money is.

    P. S. Out of the millions of millionaires millions don’t/only have high school. To achieve what they have without 100’s of thousands of dollars in education is impressive vs the millions of those who got a post grad education and remain in severe debt. College /university is a buisiness like any other to make money, just because you hand over all your money doesn’t make you smart.

    All the best in future endeavours to my fellow app creators.

  • Collin

    screw the fruit company, no innovation, get on with google and join the rest of us in the future.

  • BB

    weakwizzard i like how you put that….university is a business and getting out of school with 20-100000 in debt doesn’t sound that smart to me either!