“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.