Apple Developers Conference Boots Up in San Francisco
San Francisco is ready to host thousands of tech geeks at WWDC 2012, this year's edition of its conference for those who create software for its computer and mobile platforms. This year’s event opens Monday, and it was sold out less than two hours after tickets went on sale in April.
This is the first conference since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Last year, Jobs delivered the keynote address. Neil Hughes with Apple Insider says the loss of Jobs’ influence on the direction of the company remains an open question for many Apple fans.
“Obviously they have enough products in the pipeline and development that for the next two, three years, they’re going to be fine,” says Hughes, “but the question is what happens when Steve Jobs’ influence is no longer felt at the company? It’s going to be interesting to see what direction the company takes and how it changes.”
Apple says it plans to roll out details of its latest operating systems for both the Mac and handheld devices like the iPad and iPhone at the conference.