WWDC is short for Worldwide Developers Conference. Developers make the trek out to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to hear about new developments in Mac OS X and iOS. While the presentation is geared for developers, it’s consumers that have an eye on new features and at times hardware that gets announced. It’s widely anticipated that several lines of Apple’s computers will be updated. MacBook Pro, iMac and even the Mac Pro could see updates today.
Will they announce a new iPhone 5 or 7-inc iPad?
Not likely. The odds of seeing a new iPhone or iPad are slim.
Will they announce iOS 6?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Banners went up over the weekend emblazoned with iOS 6 with the tagline, “The most advanced mobile operating system.”
Will I be able to download iOS 6 today?
iOS 6 download links to Apple’s developer portal surfaced this weekend. There is a better then good chance that these will be live after the event. To download iOS 6 beta, you need to be a member of Apple’s developer program. While typically reserved for you know, developers, those who are daring take the $99 per year plunge in order to best Apple’s newest version of iOS.
Should I install iOS 6 on my iPhone, iPad?
Today’s iOS 6 release will be the first beta, which means it will likely have a good share of bugs. If you need you iPhone to be completely stable, then this isn’t the update for you. Apple typically goes through a number of beta phases before a public release.
Will I be able to jailbreak iOS 6?
In the past, jailbreak developers have been quick to expose possible exploits that allow for a jailbreak. Even if they find an exploit, don’t count on them releasing it to the public. They will likely not waste the exploit on an early beta, allowing for Apple to patch it before the public release. When Apple releases iOS 6 to the public, then will hopefully get a jailbreak.
I’m not a developer, can I download iOS 6?
For $99, you can be a “developer”. You can enroll here.
Will there be a live video stream of WWDC 2012?
No, Apple does not live stream their events.
Where can I get the latest news?
Of course, everythingiCafe will offer blow-by-blow coverage. Several big tech sites offer live blogs of the event, which combine super-fast typing and photos of the event. Here are a few recommended sites:
Where can I chat about iOS 6?
Hey, we’ve got a forum for iOS 6! If you are an old member or looking to join, we offer the absolute best iPhone community, founded in 2006 before the iPhone was even announced.
Will I be able to see the event after it occurs?
Yes, expect Apple to release the video of WWDC 2012 for download in iTunes sometime later this evening.
When does WWDC 2012 start?
- 10:00 PST
- 12:00 CST
- 1:00 EST
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