Wave-Themed OS X Banner Goes Up at Moscone West for WWDC 2013

9to5Mac has posted a new photograph showing a wave-themed banner with an X in the middle, similar to the iOS 7 banner that was revealed earlier today. The spartan and minimalistic banners are significant change from the style used in previous years, particularly the OS X banner below.

The X appears to use the Helvetica Neue Ultra Light font, an extremely thin variant of Helvetica and the same font as the iOS 7 banner.

Source: Mac Rumours 

WWDC Sells Out in 2 Minutes

Well that was fast. Last year tickets for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC)sold out in 1 hour and 43 minutes. This year the tickets are already sold out, and it happened in just about two minutes. Unless there’s some sort of bug going on here, which we’ll keep you updated on.

WWDC kicks off on June 10 and will largely focus on software, including iOS 7 and OS X, although it’s possible we’ll see some hardware announcements like we did last year. Check out our recent article on what to expect for more information.

[Source: TechnoBuffalo]

iOS 7 looms as Apple confirms 10 June WWDC conference

Apple's annual software bash is taking place in mid June, the fruit-flavoured company has confirmed -- signalling that we're less than two months away from getting a glimpse at iOS 7.

Apple traditionally uses its WWDC conference, which is aimed at developers, to showcase new software. Last year we got a first look at iOS 6, and at 2011's show we saw iOS 5 unveiled.

The event page also promises an 'in-depth look' at what's next for OS X, the desktop software that powers the firm's Mac computers.

Apple needs to show off some impressive apps, having just revealed its first profit drop in years. It still managed to scrape together $9.5bn in the first three months of this year though, selling a massive 37.4 million iPhones in that same stretch of time.

Even more pressure is piled onto Tim Cook and company for this year's WWDC, because last year's update to iOS 6 was marred by a truly disastrous Maps app.

The cartographical car crash was so naff that Tim Cook even issued a public apology. All eyes will be on Apple to see whether it can bring some inventive new software to the table, and improve its Siri voice assistant.

The conference will follow Google's I/O shindig in mid-May, where the search giant is expected to take Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out of the oven.

[Source: TechnoBuffalo]

Is this the New Apple iPhone 5

Exciting news or somebody pulling a fast one? With over one million views this could be a key component of the Apple iPhone 5. If this is the new back plate, it looks very cool indeed and to my eyes certainly looks genuine. The only thing that detracts from this is the naration. [source etradesupply]

All Eyes on Apple As WWDC 2011 Kicks Off.

One of the most hotly anticipated dates of the year – at least within the tech world – has finally arrived.

Today marks the official kick-off to Apple’s 2011 World Wide Developers Conference.

Beginning this morning at 10:00 am PST, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco to lead the keynote presentation.

With regard to the event specifics we’ve already deeb told to expect, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5; and iCloud.

According to some industry analysts, however, this year’s WWDC may ultimately be best remembered for that which we presently can’t anticipate. Music streaming? Mac OS X and iOS convergence? Digital lockers? Revamped AirPort/Time Capsule? The list of potential announcements is seemingly endless.

In a press release about the WWCD late last month, Apple said this year’s conference will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities.

Additionally, mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to “greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps.” Apple says all developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.

Mobile Marketing Watch will begin providing coverage of the conference today, following the Steve Jobs keynote.

More claims of 'Deep integration' of Twitter in iOS 5

Earlier this week various Tech Blogs have reported that Apple plan to intergrate Twitter much deeper in their iOS, going as far as to have it as a standard feature within the iOS. For regular twitter users this seems like great news as it would mate the App much more seamless and maybe abit more reliable, but many fear that for none regular users, its just going to be another icon which you can not remove from your homescreen 

[Source : MacRumors]

WWDC 2010 - Apple iPhone 4 - FaceTime

Steve Jobs took to the stage yesterday to announce the iPhone 4. Whilst I am waiting for my iPhone 4 video to upload I wanted to bring you this bit of editorial to discuss FaceTime with you.

FaceTime is iChat on the iPhone… or is it? Whilst it was announced as an iPhone 4 feature, there was one part of Steve's keynote speech that got me to thinking. Take a look, it states that Apple will ship 10's of millions of FaceTime Devices in 2010. To me this indicates quite a few possibilities. Firstly, that FaceTime will become part of the Mac OS. Instead of iChat, you will launch FaceTime on your Mac and can then video conference with someone on their iPhone 4… how cool is that! Secondly, we have all seen the rumours of an iPod touch with camera. Maybe Apple are working on a version with a front facing camera on the iPod touch too, so that everyone can have some FaceTime with their loved ones.

It is also a possibility that they will still announce an updated AppleTV streaming device. If they do, it is easy for them to incorporate a FaceTime add-on, so we could be video chatting on out TV's. Add to this the fact that by the end of the year we may even see a 2nd generation iPad with camera… then you get an idea of the product lineup that could add up to Steve's 10 million quote.

Back to FaceTime… apart from not liking the name, it seems pretty great. Easy to make a video call, with voice being handled by your cellular network and the video via WiFi. It won't be as popular to begin with because of the requirement of within range WiFi. Once the mobile phone companies get up to speed and we can use the service over 3G or 4G then it'll fly and Apple will have another winner on their hands.