Apple to hold WWDC 2013 on June 10, expect iOS 7 and OS X to feature heavily (Updated, keynote times confirmed)

WWDC 2013 LogoIt has been a long time coming, but just a few hours after its second quarter earnings call, Apple has confirmed the dates for the 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference. The annual event will take place on June 10 and go on until June 14, and is being held at the Moscone West center in San Francisco.

Like Google I/O, the event is primarily for developers to get together, and Apple has organized more than 100 technical sessions, and at least 1,000 Apple engineers will be on hand during workshops, ready to assist in the creation of new and exciting apps. However, for all us normal folk, it’s the now legendary keynote presentation which we’ll be most looking forward to, due to it being the launchpad for several of Apple’s most successful products, including the iPhone.

Over the past few years, software has taken over from hardware as the focus of the WWDC keynote, and we doubt this year will be any different. In a hint of things to come, the press release says developers will learn, “About the future of iOS and OS X” during the four-day event. We’re confident iOS 7 will make its debut during the keynote speech, but won’t be released until the next version of the iPhone arrives during the fall. As for OS X, Mountain Lion’s successor could also be on display, and we wouldn’t completely dismiss the idea of a new MacBook or Mac desktop computer making an appearance either.

Despite talk of delays, we’re expecting big things from iOS 7, as it’s likely to be the first version of the mobile OS that Jony Ive has been actively involved in creating. This could mean the end of skeumorphism, and the introduction of flat design into iOS; if so, this would represent the first major design overhaul of the software since its introduction. Recently, an analyst discussed the possibility of iOS 7 including a “killer” app, which could be mobile payment system, or the rumored introduction of a streaming music service, tentatively known as iRadio. Also, during yesterday’s earnings call, it was mentioned new features and services would be coming to iCloud, so expect that to be covered during the keynote too.

Apple will put tickets to WWDC 2013 on sale at 10am PDT on April 25, and as always, you’ll have to get in early if you want to grab one for yourself, as there’s always a considerable rush.

Updated on 05/24/2013 at 04:00am by Andy: Apple has confirmed it will deliver its WWDC 2013 keynote presentation at 10:00am PT on June 10, the first day of the event.

Article originally published on 04/24/2013.


Updating to Apple’s iOS 12 will make your iPhone a whole lot smarter

iOS 12, the latest version of Apple’s iOS, is officially here. We took it for a spin to check out its new noteworthy features, and if it truly changes our smartphone habits for the better.

Code found in iOS 12.1 beta suggests we will see a new iPad this fall

The new iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch aren't the last devices we'll see from Apple in 2018. There are plenty of rumors about a new iPad coming this year too, and it may share some design similarities with the new phones.

We know everything about the 2018 iPhones, but what about 2019?

While Apple just announced its iPhone lineup for 2018, rumors for next years phones are already surfacing. What can we expect of Apple's iPhones in 2019? Here's everything we know about the 2019 iPhone.

iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus: The big guys clash

The iPhone XXSs Max may well be the best plus-sized phone Apple's ever made. But should you buy Apple's new and powerful iPhone, or the older (but still great) iPhone 8 Plus or Phone 7 Plus? We found out.

The best weather apps for the iPhone

Don't rely solely on your local meteorologist to stay up to date on the weather. Take matters into your own hands with one of these weather apps, each of which brings something unique to the table.

Be an online phantom and web surf safely with Ghostery’s mobile browser

Keeping your private information to yourself has become progressively harder in the internet age. If you're worried about your personal information, check out the new version of the Ghostery browser for iOS and Android.

Google brings its high-accuracy emergency location tracking to the U.S.

Google has announced that its Emergency Location Service is coming to Android phones on T-Mobile, marking the service's U.S. debut. The service allows for high-accuracy location information to be sent to first responders.

OnePlus 6T may launch soon with in-display fingerprint sensor, dual cameras

According to a recent report, the launch of the OnePlus 6T could be different from any other OnePlus launch in history. How? It could have the backing of a major U.S. carrier. Here's everything we know about the OnePlus 6T.

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…

Fitbit’s new health care platform sets out to improve wellness in the workplace

Fitbit's new platform, Fitbit Care, aims to help improve wellness in the workplace. Using wearables, digital health coaching, and a more personalized health care experience, employees can have an easier time staying on top of their health.
Home Theater

Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.

Samsung looks to Huawei for inspiration, and the new Galaxy A7 is born

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A7 smartphone, its first with a triple-lens rear camera, which, although sounds similar to the one fitted to the Huawei P20 Pro, works in a different way.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's body may wirelessly charge new Bluetooth headphones

Huawei is no stranger when it comes to big phones. And this year it plans to go even bigger with the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Here's what we think we know about the new range.
Smart Home

Voice technology is useful, in demand, and not moving fast enough

A new survey commissioned by IT analytics firm AppDynamics indicates that enterprise companies aren't adopting advances in voice technology fast enough to keep up with demand, especially from millennials.