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Apple's June Worldwide Developers Conference to 'unveil the future' of iOS and Mac OS X

March 28, 2011 | 10:36 am

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Apple is set to roll out a road map for the next versions of its operating systems, iOS and Mac OS X, at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

"At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in a statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."

The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced Monday morning that its annual WWDC will run from June 6 to June 10 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

At the conference, Apple said, the company will demo "new kinds of apps" that developers can build for iOS (which runs on Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch products) and Mac OS X (which runs on Apple laptops and desktops), and company engineers will host more than 100 technical sessions as well.

The event is also to be a stage on which Apple will go into more depth about the features that its Mac OS X Lion operating system will have. Apple has been said Mac OS X Lion (which is set to release this summer) will bring many traits from iOS into its traditional computer line.

Being a conference for developers, Apple is also promising that more than 1,000 company engineers will be on hand to take a look at outside developers' code to help them improve their apps.

Apple will also hand out design awards to note iOS and Mac OS X apps "that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design."

Tickets to the five-day event are $1,599.

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Image: A screenshot of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Web page. Credit: Apple

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