Apple WWDC 2012: Steve Jobs tribute, iOS 6, iCloud, OS X Mountain Lion and Macs

“Announced yesterday, Apple [AAPL] WWDC extravaganza sold out in just two hours as 5,000 developers coughed-up $1,600 each to attend, grabbing the company a cool $8 million as they did,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.

“WWDC is all about developers. This means Apple will be focusing on future software releases, principally iOS 6; Mountain Lion and the addition of new dev-friendly hooks into the iCloud,” Evans writes. “With smart money now favoring a 2013 launch for the self-branded Apple television, the much-improved (15-inch) MacBook (Air?) will be the hardware star of the show. I’m speculating Mountain Lion could be made available as a public beta, while the company tests the integration between the new OS and the future iOS 6. The iPhone 5 will not be introduced here this year.”

Evans writes, “The not-yet-announced-but-let’s-face-it-there-will-probably-be-one keynote will see Apple’s Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall take a moment to utter a collective “farewell” to company co-founder, Steve Jobs, who traditionally led the WWDC keynote. Developers will not be blind to his passing, and will feel the need for a public expression of that loss at this unique event.”

Much more in the full article here.


  1. Yup – WWDC is the time that Apple becomes more transparent regarding the direction of the company. It’s expected that some of the secrets will be unveiled and shortly after become available.

    Abosolutely, 10.8 Mountain Lion will be showcased. Perhaps offered as mentioned in the article.
    Sure iOS6 could be spoken about letting us learn more.
    Yes, MacBookAir would be a delight…

    HOWEVER… where is this long list of mind blowing things Cook promised… we shall see… hope its not all about the stocks and numbers and successful sales… let’s hear about Software and Hardware and things we can use. OFC we all can use money too… but having all your eggs in Apple is not wise either.

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