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The Apple WWDC: On the Cutting Edge of Technology

May 30, 2014 General 0 Comments

The Apple WWDC: On the Cutting Edge of TechnologyYou probably own, or have friends who own, an iPhone, iPad or an Apple computer — that's how ubiquitous they are. All those wonderful apps you take for granted are created by hardworking designers and developers the world over. And on June 2-6, you'll found thousands of them in San Francisco attending the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

What Is It?

The WWDC is a chance for Apple to show off its new software and tech in front of 5000 lucky developers who scored a ticket through Apple's random ticket offer in April. Apple has long been a technology trendsetter, and it constantly adds new features and capabilities to its mobile and computer offerings. Getting the developers excited about incorporating these new features into their projects is part of the WWDC mission.

The Schedule

During the five days of the WWDC, there will be 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide variety of new technologies. One thousand Apple engineers will also be there to host 100 hands-on lab sessions, giving developers the chance to play with the latest tech and gain additional into how it can enhance their projects.

The biggest part of the conference actually comes first — Apple CEO Tim Cook's keynote address on the opening morning. This is where Apple reveals the year's big innovations, and previous speeches by Apple legend Steve Jobs revealed game-changing innovations including the iPhone 4 and the App Store. If you didn't score a ticket to this year's WWDC, don't worry; the keynote address will be streamed live on Apple's website.

The Rumors

Apple is one of the few companies that people gossip about, and with good reason. The company's previous conferences and events have revealed the likes of the iPod, the iPad, the MacBook Air and iOS7, and the rumors are flying about the possible announcements in June. This year, according to popular Apple site MacRumors, the company will most likely unveil OS X 10.10. Other possible topics include iOS 8 and probably some hardware upgrades. Unfortunately for those interested in seeing Apple's first foray into wearable tech, the iWatch isn't ready to be shared with the world just yet.

Can you picture yourself attending the Apple WWDC one day? Maybe you can imagine yourself working on the cutting edge as an Apple engineer. If you can, you should consider a course in Information Technology at Sanford–Brown's Seattle campus. The school also offers programs in Game Design & Production, Software Engineering and Web Design and Development.

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