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"It's been way too long."
We’ve spent the past week speculating, but it’s finally time to learn the truth – or, well, it will be on October 16th. Apple has just sent out invitations to the rumored October 16th Special Event. For puzzle solvers among us will want to pay extra special attention to the tagline, “It’s been way too long.” In the past, Apple’s invitations have offered hints towards the content of the special event. Or, of course, it could just be Apple poking fun at the fact that their iPhone 6 / iWatch event happened not a month ago. Either one.
Apple is expected to use this event to unveil their new iPad lineup, launch OS X Yosemite, and announce updated Mac models – including, perhaps, an all new iMac with a Retina Display. Apple is holding this special event in an auditorium on campus in Cupertino, signifying this will be a significantly smaller event than that massive September event.
Source: Nilay Patel
The hype has begun
Don’t look now, but Apple has begun transforming the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco into the showcase for their latest and greatest products and developers alike. WWDC 2014, or WWDC14 as Apple has taken to calling it this year, doesn’t begin until this upcoming Monday, but let’s take a look at some of Apple’s decorations, some of which hint to some pretty big changes. Photos sourced from numerous sources.
First, MacStories editor Federico Viticci has grabbed some photos of the outside of the center, including work being done on the giant Apple logo that will cover glass panels on the outside of the building. The Metreon building across the street is also home to some WWDC14 branded promotional images, as you can after the beak below.
Here's what's (probably) coming, not what's not
Another day, another dollar. Another June, another WWDC conference. Last year Apple bestowed upon us the new, Jony Ive-ified iOS version, iOS 7 – with its colorful hues, stark white backgrounds, and gradients – oh, the gradients – and it was the talk of the metaphorical town. But iOS 7 is so last year – let’s fine out what Apple has in store for us this year. This is – once again – what to realistically expect at Apple’s WWDC 2014 event, taking place next Monday, June 2nd… and not what’s not.
What to realistically expect…” is a series of posts which we use to temper expectations concerning upcoming Apple events. We’ve got a pretty good track record here, with only one small miss with our iPhone 5s/5c event predictions.
Promises "exciting announcements"
While it’s fairly easy to predict when Apple will be giving certain keynotes and hosting special events, it’s harder to know how to or where to watch them. While the company doesn’t usually stream their special events, its making an exception next week as they’ve just announced that they’ll be live streaming their main keynote, hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook, next Monday.
The special event starts at 10am PDT, 1pm EDT next Monday, and if you’re interested in seeing for yourself what Apple has in store you can bookmark this page to get you to the action when the event kicks off. We’re also planning on extensively covering the event, bringing to you a fresh take of whatever Apple introduces next week – so stay tuned for that.
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Good news, Apple developers! Apple has just notified their WWDC 2014 lottery winners if they have been selected to have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to WWDC 2014, Apple’s upcoming developer conference which is to be held of June 4th. The bad news? It appears as though all of the tickets have been sent out, so if you haven’t already received your ticket, you might well be pretty, well, out of luck.
Apple decided to adopt a lottery system to give more developers a fairer chance to have the opportunity to attend WWDC – in previous years, Apple sold out of WWDC tickets ridiculously fast, with Apple selling out in just about 90 seconds last year. To compare, Microsoft sold out of tickets to their Build developer conference in the span of days, not seconds, last year.
Apple is widely expected to reveal their next generation mobile operating system, iOS 8, and their next generation desktop operating system, OS X 10.10, at WWDC this year. Apple may also be planning on updating their lineup of Retina MacBooks at the conference, however hardware is rarely the focus of WWDC.
Image Source: Andria Jensen (Twitter)
New lottery system put in place
Apple has today announced that their annual developers conference, WWDC, will this year take place between the days of June 2nd and June 6th. While the company has previously put tickets on sale immediately and let the chips fall where they may, with the event selling out of thousands of tickets within just minutes, Apple has this year decided to even the playing field. Instead of continuing the first come, first serve model of the past, the company has instead adopted a “lottery system” that gives every potential attendee an equal opportunity to purchase tickets. To become eligible, you must register your interest – Apple will let you know if you got lucky enough to buy a ticket by next Monday, April 7th.
Apple typically uses WWDC as a platform to make announcements regarding both new software and new hardware, with WWDC being home to the announcement of various models of Mac computers, the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4, numerous versions of Mac OS X, and more recent versions of iOS. This year Apple is expected to announce a new version of their Retina MacBook lineup, Mac OS X 10.10, and iOS 8.
Interested? Hit up the source link below to try your luck with the company’s new lotto system. Who knows – maybe the odds will be in your favor.