By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 08/11/2014
Last week, we told you to save the date (September 9th) for the next iPhone announcement. Now comes evidence that developers might want to save a whole week, June 8th - June 12th, for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. This isn't much of a stretch, as Apple typically uses that second week in June to hold their WWDC event and introduce their next mobile and desktop operating systems. About 5,000 lucky raffle-winning attendees get the privilege of paying $1,300 to learn from Apple's experts.
I've attended a few WWDC's and got to see Steve Jobs in person. Whenever I attended, I booked a refundable hotel room well before Apple announced the event, so if you can book that far in advance, you might get some good deals. San Francisco hotels can be expensive, and the conference and airfare aren't cheap so the more you save, the better.
The source of the rumor for the date was the Moscone Center's official website, which originally listed a 'Corporate Event' the week of June 8th. That has been removed, but nothing else is showing for that week. It could be that the notoriously secretive Apple didn't want any indication of the date made public, or perhaps they haven't booked the venue for certain.
One thing is for certain, you may not get a WWDC ticket even if you want one. But you can get a ticket to the MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, the first week of November. You can even benefit from Early Bird Pricing if you act soon. Unlike WWDC, MacTech has independent speakers so you get the straight scoop on technologies and not just what Apple wants you to hear. You also get some amazing extracurricular activities! Last year, we got to see the Space Shuttle and this year, attendees will visit Disney's Animation Studios! I will be there, as iPhone Life Magazine is a media sponsor, so be sure to say Hi if you attend!