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Apple sets date for its Worldwide Developers Conference

  • Published on April 8, 2014
Apple sets date for its Worldwide Developers Conference

Tech-giant Apple recently announced the dates for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an event at which developers, engineers and app designers can meet and learn about changes to Mac OS X and iOS, along with new apps and devices the company has to offer. This year, the conference runs from June 2-6 in San Francisco, and will host more than 5,000 people. The conference has become so popular among developers, they must now enter a lottery to be considered for attendance.

The WWDC is known for providing visitors with engaging workshops and tutorials, and also for being a hub for the latest Apple product news. In the past, the company has used the conference to announce several popular updates. Last year, Apple announced iOS7, iTunes Radio and OS X Mavericks. This year, the company is rumored to continue this tradition by unveiling new apps and devices.

Apple set to announce newest updates
While rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 have been swirling for months, some developers believe Apple will finally reveal its release date during WWDC 2014. However, the International Business Times reported that attendees should not expect the new product to be showcased at the event - as the conference is more focused on app development. Still, people may finally have a greater understanding of the company's iPhone 6 time frame. The product is expected to feature a larger screen and more crisp display.

In addition to announcing the iPhone 6 release date, experts predict the company will unveil its newest operating systems for both mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, and Mac computers, CNN reported. For the past three years, Apple has announced the newest iPhone and iPad operating system during the June conference, so attendees may catch a glimpse of iOS 8. Additionally, the company has a history of showcasing its newest Mac system. This year, the new OS X 10.10 is likely to be revealed to attendees.  

Designers can improve their Apple skills 
Understanding how to operate Apple systems and products is integral for people looking to create apps or get the most from their operating systems. American Graphics Institute offers a number of Apple training courses ideal for people looking to gain a greater knowledge of how these tools can help them improve their professional careers, and these classes will be updated to reflect any revisions from Apple. They range from Apple Keynote classes and Apple Final Cut Pro courses, to our iOS development training programs.

About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics training along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.