WWDC Banners Ever For The Last 10 Years [Photos]
Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.
Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.
Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.
Apple busted out the Power Mac G5 and previewed OS X 10.3 (Panther). They also launched Safari 1.0 as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iChat. All attendees received a free iSight web camera too.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger was a the big story at WWDC 2004, with lots of signage making fun of Microsoft. Apple also introduced new displays, and iTunes 4.9 that had integrated podcast support.
The biggest announcement at 2005’s WWDC was that Apple would be switching over to Intel processors. OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was previewed and Apple announced that the iPod had gained a 75% market share.
The glorious Mac Pro was announced to replace the Power Mac G5. Full 64-bit app support, Time Machine, Boot Camp, Front Row, and a few other enhancements were announced for Leopard.
Apple had announced the iPhone in January of 2007, so when WWDC 2007 started on June 11th, developers were hoping Apple would announce an SDK for third-party apps. However, Apple instead announced support for third-party development via online web applications running in Safari.
One year after telling developers they wouldn’t allow third-party apps on the iPhone, Apple announced the iPhone SDK at WWDC 2008 along with the iPhone 3G. MobileMe was also announced as a rebranding of .Mac.
Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 3GS as well as iOS 3.0. Macbook Pros received updates as well..
WWDC 2010 was the year Apple really celebrated iPhone apps. They constructed a huge wall of iPads that displayed how often individual apps get downloaded. This WWDC also saw the announcement of the iPhone 4 and Facetime.
WWDC 2011 sold out in just 12 hours. Apple unveiled OS X 10.7 (Lion), as well as iOS 5 and iCloud. This was Steve Jobs’s last keynote for Apple.
We don’t know what Apple will announce at WWDC 2012. Many expect new MacBook Pros, iMacs, and maybe an update to the Mac Mini or Mac Pro as well. Anticipation for WWDC 2012 has never been greater as tickets sold out within 2 hours.
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