The latest versions of OS X and iOS will be made available to developers at this years Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, giving some indication the event will showcase the next major version of Apple’s Mac OS in addition to iOS 7.
For years, WWDC has been where Apple has showcased the next major version of its iOS platform for iPhone and iPad. It’s presumed that the 2013 conference will be no different, and will feature the unveiling of iOS 7.
But comments made by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller in a press release issued by the company on Wednesday suggest that Apple could also unveil to developers OS X 10.9, the next version of the Mac operating system.
From Apple’s Press Release: “We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
Apple’s last major release of OS X, 10.8 Mountain Lion, was released in an understated way. No event was held to announce the new OS, instead the company showed the software to select members of the press, and released a press release announcing it was on its way.
Schiller’s comments in the press release gives followers hope that OS X 10.9 may get some main stage exposure at the WWDC keynote which kicks off the conference.
Apple announced on Wednesday that WWDC 2013 be held from June 10 through 14 in San Francisco, and tickets will go on sale this Thursday at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern.