Apple today announced the dates for this summers WWDC 2012 to take place from June 11-15th, teasing it as the ‘week we’ve all been waiting for’. An event that traditional have seen Apple release the latest iPhone version is however for the second year running likely to be without hardware update and instead all about the iOS and OS X.
The 5 day WWDC event for developers will include 100′s of sessions around their iOS and OS X platform, so plenty of interesting stuff for developers to learn and network around. The event also takes place just weeks before Google holds their annual I/O developers conference, so June will be a busy month for mobile app developers.
Last year Apple broke the pattern of launching the next iPhone at the WWDC event, instead launching it later in the year, something that we are likely to see this year with the iPhone 5 as well. Instead we are likely to see the announcement of iOS 6 and its features, giving developers a few months to prepare before it gets released into the wild together with the next iPhone 5, perhaps in September/October time again.