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Apple to debut iOS 8, Mac OS X updates at WWDC on 2 June

Tickets to go on sale on Monday
Thu Apr 03 2014, 14:09

APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will kick off on 2 June, hinting that's when we'll catch our first glimpse of iOS 8.

Apple is promising that this year's WWDC will showcase "what's next for iOS and OS X", suggesting that we'll be seeing the next iterations of the firm's mobile and desktop software at the San Francisco conference.

Apple WWDC 2014 will take place on 2 June in San Francisco

This likely means that we'll be seeing iOS 8, which looks set to debut on the iPhone 6 later in the year. This, according to speculation, will have a focus on fitness, with Apple set to debut a Healthbook app to challenge Samsung's Galaxy S5. There's also talk that Apple Maps will see a huge revamp in the software update, adding public transport directions and improved location data.

There's been talk that Apple will unveil new Macbooks at the event, but this remains to be confirmed.

Apple is also promising developers who attend WWDC access to "the latest tools and technologies", as well as more than 100 technical sessions and over a thousand Apple engineers.

Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said, "We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them.

"Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps."

Developers can apply for WWDC tickets from 10.00 PDT on 7 April, although you'd better be quick, with last year's tickets having sold out in three minutes. µ

 

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