Apple has just confirmed that its annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) for 2011 would take place on June 6th, the day on which when many industry watchers expect the next iPhone might be unveiled.
The annual event, which will run through till June 10th, will see Cupertino directly address developers from around the world flocking to the Moscone West convention centre at San Francisco about the “future of the iOS and Mac OS”.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, said: “At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.
“If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”
Apple is hotly expected to unveil the next major iteration of the Mac OS, ‘Lion’, and iOS 5.0 at the conference.
Whether or not we’ll see any new product refreshes, namely the iPhone 5, is anybody's guess. But the timing of the event is just too right for Apple to not do so, especially given the chance it offers to steal the thunder from a number of competitors’ devices also set to launch in summer.
And with the iPad 2 selling out in a weekend in the UK, we’d hardly be surprised if the same isn't repeated with the iPhone 5, however minor the upgrade.