Apple WWDC 2011, set for June 6-10, to highlight iOS and Mac OS futures

Apple has announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011)  will be held June 6-10 in San Francisco, and promises to unveil the future of the iOS software used in its iPad and iPhone as well as the Mac OS X software at the heart of its computers.

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, says in a statement "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."

More than 1,000 Apple engineers will be on hand at the event and more than 100 technical sessions will be offered. The price to attend the event at Moscone West is $1,600.

No mention of whether Apple CEO Steve Jobs,  who is on medical leave but who introduced Apple’s iPad 2 tablet computer earlier this month, will be at WWDC 2011. Last year, Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 at WWDC.

The annual event, which last year sold out in just over a week, has become the place where Apple typically introduces its newest iPhone, this year expected to be the iPhone 5.

However, Apple says nothing about a new iPhone in its WWDC 2011 announcement.

APPLE IPHONEYS: The iPhone 5 edition

Speculation has been rampant over the past week that iOS 5 will actually not be delivered until the fall even if it is announced at WWDC in June.  The new edition of iOS is expected to be integrated with the cloud and to support services such as a "music locker" and location-oriented offerings.

Apple is expected to release the much previewed and heavily iOS-influenced Mac OS X Lion.

WWDC promises to hook up developers of iPad, iPhone and Mac applications with one another and to recognize the best designed and most innovative apps for Apple products.

Technical tracks at WWDC 2011 include Application Frameworks; Graphics, Media and Games; Developer Tools; Internet and Web; and Core OS.

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