Start your credit cards, ladies and gentlemen. Apple has announced dates for its 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference.
Set in the Moscone West conference hall in downtown San Francisco, California, WWDC 2010 is scheduled for 7-11 June. Tickets are US$1,599, and judging by the way WWDC has been selling out in recent years, we don’t recommend sitting on the fence for very long if you’re thinking about making the trek to the US for the event.
Various sessions over the week will cover iPhone OS and Mac OS X technologies, though the WWDC 2010 web site banner denotes a decided focus on the former: “WWDC10 The center of the app universe”. Mac OS X 10.7 is one topic that may make an appearance, and the already announced iPhone OS 4.0 will surely be a headliner.
Considering that the iPhone 3GS was announced at WWDC 2009, the 3G at WWDC 2008, and the fact that we’ve had a peek at likely prototype of a future iPhone, it seems a safe bet that a fourth generation iPhone may show up as well.
Another interesting tidbit from the announcement is Apple’s plan to drop the Mac category from its annual design awards, focusing solely on iPhone and iPad apps this year.