WWDC 2013’s opening date of June 10 (and closing date of June 14, incidentally) was already pretty much confirmed, but Apple has finally made things nice and official.
Team Cupertino has erected (*titter*) a WWDC 2013 page, complete with an intriguing logo and a selection of carefully chosen words.
For those new to the game, Apple’s annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) is traditionally when we meet the latest version of iOS for the first time.
It also used to be the launch platform for the latest iPhone, though the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 broke that particular June-based tradition with October and September launches respectively.
A few months back, the consensus was that the iPhone 5S launch would go down at WWDC 2013, but more recently there’s been a deluge of delay talk, specifically pertaining to the rumoured fingerprint scanner feature.
Other potential candidates include the fifth gen iPad, iPad mini 2 and budget iPhone, though they’ve supposedly been delayed too.
Indeed, Tim Cook placed a lot of emphasis on "fall" for Apple's "exciting new products", so don't expect any new iDevices any time soon. Probably.
The most likely thing we’ll see at WWDC 2013 is iOS 7. It’s been suggested that engineers have been pulled from Mac OS X 10.9 in order to ensure the timely launch of the next version of iOS.
Apple says: “Get an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X, and learn how to take your apps to the next level”, which sounds fairly promising.
For what it’s worth, the WWDC 2013 logo appears to be comprised of overlapping app symbols, but we’re not sure what to infer – if anything – from the colours. The roman numerals simply translate as 2013. Hmm.