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Apple Announces Worldwide Developer Conference 2012: June 11-15

This year's conference will probably be mostly software, though Apple could have a product announcement up its sleeve.

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Apple Announces Worldwide Developer Conference 2012: June 11-15
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Apple has announced the date’s for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The five-day conference will kick of on Monday, June 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco.

Apple’s announcement is, of course, quiet about what (if anything) Apple plans to reveal at this year’s WWDC. In years past, the conference has played host to announcements regarding new iPhones. This year isn’t likely to see an iPhone announcement, though, because last year’s iPhone 4S got pushed back to October, setting (in all likelihood) a new release schedule for Apple’s flagship product.

Nevertheless, there are bound to be some interesting things coming at WWDC 2012. You can bet that a major focus will be OS X Mountain Lion, which is set for a late summer release. It’s also possible that we’ll get at least a glimpse of iOS 6, which will launch with the iPhone in the fall. In Apple’s announcement Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP for Worldwide Marketing, said that Apple “can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers.”

Of course, there’s always room for “one more thing,” and it’s possible that even without the new iPhone, we’ll be treated to a product unveiling. The iTV seems a pretty likely candidate, though there’s also the (slight) possibility of an iPad Mini. With just under two months between now and the conference, there will probably be more details – and even more rumors – about what WWDC will bring in the coming weeks.

The conference is open to members of Apple’s various developer programs, though a ticket will set you back $1599. You can get more information and order tickets at Apple’s WWDC 2012 page.

What do you think? Does Apple have any major products in the pipeline for WWDC, or will it be all about iOS and Mountain Lion? What would you like to see at this year’s conference? Let us know in the comments.

Apple Announces Worldwide Developer Conference 2012: June 11-15


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