The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is around the corner and if the experience of the previous years is something to go by, we should take a look at the new launches and designs that might be announced by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) at WWDC 2013.
The WWDC, hosted by Apple every year, is a platform set by the company to showcase its upcoming products, their features and updates. On average 4,000 developers take part in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s conference, while the total number of those attending it goes up as far as 10,000 people. The minimum age requirement for taking part in the conference is 13 years (changed in 2012 from 18 years).
In this year’s WWDC, Apple is expected to debut its upgraded versions of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro Desktop, apart from much awaited iOS 7. The Macbook Pro has stunning features and a world-class design, but its premium price point is a negative to some analysis, with some bears assuming that it brings down sales potential.
Regardless, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to halt installing non-Retina displays later this year, choosing to introduce the Retina display on all of its laptops. At the same time, slashing the price of its key models is also on the card for Apple, most expect.
iOS 7, an updated version of their existing operating system that runs Apple’s range of products including the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini, is also expected to be launched in this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. This may also influence the release of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s much-expected upcoming iPhone. The last two WWDC’s saw Apple announcing its earlier versions of iOS; iOS 5 was realesed in WWDC 2011 and iOS 6 in WWDC 2012. A segment of developers also believe that Apple may release a beta version of iOS 7 for a few months before launching the final version of the operating system.
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has not yet declared the schedule for the event, multiple sources believe that this may happen between the 10th and 14th of July. The tickets for this event typically cost around $1,600 per person, and are sold like hot cakes–literally. To overcome the “sold out” situation, many ardent developers and attendees are relying on applications designed to send text notification services.
Let’s have a look at several key products in the expected product line:
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