Apple has announced it will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event from 11-15 June at San Francisco’s Moscone venue.
The event will take place just two weeks before Google’s I/O event, which will be held at the same venue.
The WWDC event will last five days and will focus on IOS and OS X Mountain Lion software, and will feature technical sessions along with hands-on labs aimed at developers creating apps for the two platforms. There will also be an awards event for the best iPhone, iPad and Mac apps.
Despite the recent anticipation surrounding the announcement of an iPhone 5, any such announcement at the event looks unlikely.
In previous years the company unveiled its new hardware at the WWDC event; the iPhone 3g in 2008, iPhone 3GS in 2009 and the iPhone 4 in 2010. However after the company broke the pattern in 2011 by saving the iPhone 4S for a separate autumn event, it appears that any mention of an iPhone 5 will be subjected to the same fate.
The sixth generation of Apple’s IOS software is predicted to be the key announcement at the WWDC, with rumours surrounding the possibility of a redesigned App Store, with the inclusion of revamped recommendation technology from its acquisition of startup Chomp in February 2012.
Google is also expected to announce major updates to its Android OS at their I/O event two weeks later, making June a pivotal month for Smartphone and tablet app developers specialising in the Android and IOS markets.