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Get Hype for WWDC 2013 With These Colorful Wallpapers

MacStories WWDC 2013 Wallpaper Banner

MacStories WWDC 2013 Wallpaper Banner

Designed by my friend Silvia Gatta of Icons & Coffee, MacStories’ WWDC 2013 wallpapers are simple, colorful, and delightful. Made to capture the spirit of this year’s upcoming event, these wallpapers have been tailored to look great on any of your devices. Below, you’ll find the perfect match for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And if you want the whole set, you can download it all in a simple bundle.

MacStories’ WWDC 2013 Wallpapers:

Please be sure to thank @aylys on Twitter if you enjoy her wallpapers.


Kick Off WWDC 2013 With MacStories’ Passbook Pass

As soon as I saw what Second Gear’s Justin Williams had done with PitPass.io, I knew that the system would be a great fit for our WWDC 2013 liveblog. I asked Justin if we could set up reader passes before WWDC, and he was kind enough to work with us. So while we’re putting the finishing touches on this year’s liveblog, you can now install a MacStories pass using this link.

The pass will do a couple of interesting things. Firstly, you can install it directly from an iPhone or iPod touch, or, if you’re on a Mac, using Safari, which will let you add the pass on your iOS devices through iCloud. The pass itself will show you a date and time for our liveblog (12:30 PM EDT, 9:30 AM PDT) on the front, and you can tap the “i” button in the bottom right corner to access more information. On the back of the pass, you’ll find a direct link to our liveblog, links to our Twitter accounts, and a “Giveaway” section.

Passbook supports push notifications, and we’ll use them to reward readers who install our pass on their devices. We will send two push notifications between today and June 10: one with promo codes to redeem apps we like; the last one with a reminder just before the liveblog will start.

I want to personally thank Justin Williams for his support and work on the WWDC liveblog pass. Make sure to check out his apps at Second Gear and upcoming Passbook service, PitPass.io.

You can install the MacStories WWDC 2013 Liveblog pass here.


Apple Starts Decorating Moscone West with WWDC 2013 Banners

With WWDC 2013 kicking off in San Francisco on Monday, Apple has today started decorating Moscone West for its five-day event. Last year, with WWDC starting on June 11, Apple began Moscone preparations on June 5, showing off colorful banners with app icons and, in the process, confirming iOS 6’s official new icon ahead of the conference.

So far, banners put up by Apple at Moscone West are showing the same colorful graphics of the official WWDC 2013 logo that Apple unveiled in late April. While much has been said about whether the WWDC logo may hint at a visual refresh in the next versions of iOS and OS X, the shape used by Apple is simply reminiscent of iOS app icons – something that Apple has often used for WWDC banners.

This year, Apple is using the “Where a whole new world is developing” tagline for the initial set of banners.

We’re receiving the first photos from Moscone West, and we’re including them after the break. We will update this post with more photos as we receive them throughout the week. Read more


WWDC 2013 App Now Available on the App Store

Apple’s WWDC app is now available on the App Store, providing attendees with pertinent information on sessions while giving developers who are not attending a way to browse session videos. This year, Apple will be publishing videos for developers who can’t attend during the conference, instead of afterwards. Thanks to iCloud, developers can start watching a session on one device and pick it up on another. The app provides tools for scheduling session attendance, directions for finding your way around Moscone West, and the ability to leave feedback for sessions attended. Lastly, attendees can add their information to Passbook for faster on-site registration.

Download the WWDC app here.

WWDC takes place next Monday on June 10th.


Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote on June 10

As first reported by John Paczkowski at AllThingsD, Apple has confirmed its WWDC ‘13 keynote for June 10 in San Francisco. Speakers haven’t been revealed yet, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see CEO Tim Cook kicking off the keynote, with other executives following up on news and announcements during the event.

WWDC ‘13 was announced on April 24. Running through June 14, the conference will allow Apple to show developers “the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps”; Apple has also confirmed new versions of iOS and OS X will be seeded to developers. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by over 1,000 Apple employees. As usual, there will be hands-on labs where developers will be able to seek advice from Apple engineers for “code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance”.

Tickets for WWDC ‘13 went on sale on April 25 and sold out in two minutes in a new record for the company. Full-time or part-time students over the age of 13 had the chance of winning one of 150 scholarships to attend this year’s WWDC. As in previous years, Apple will reward outstanding achievement and excellence for well designed and innovative apps with the Apple Design Awards.

We’ll update this post with more information about WWDC schedule and keynote as the story develops.


WWDC 2013 Tickets Now Available [Update: Sold Out In Two Minutes]

Announced yesterday, tickets for WWDC 2013 are now available on Apple’s website.

The developer event kicks off in San Francisco on June 10 and runs through June 14, taking place as usual at Moscone West. With more than 100 technical sessions presented by over 1,000 Apple employees, WWDC will offer third-party developers a way to get advice and guidance on the latest iOS and OS X technologies and user features. In the press release announcing the event, Apple said new versions of iOS and OS X will be seeded to attendees during the event.

WWDC is known for selling out quickly, especially in the last couple of years. In 2010, tickets were sold out in 8 days; in 2011, it took less than 10 hours; and last year, developers trying to buy a ticket 2 hours after the announcement were out of luck. This is probably the reason Apple chose a different approach this year: with separate announcements, Apple has given international developers time to set their alarms and prepare their credit cards to complete the purchase at 10 AM PDT through the Apple Online Store.

Tickets are on sale for $1599, and are limited to one ticket per person or five tickets per organization. App developers under 18 years old (13 – 17) can have their legal guardian purchase a WWDC ticket and approve their attendance at the conference.

We’ll update this post with more details when tickets will (eventually) be sold out.

Update: It appears tickets are already sold out after 2 minutes of availability. This is a new record for Apple, but, alas, several developers couldn’t get a ticket in that short period of time.


Apple Announces WWDC 2013: Kicks Off June 10

Apple has announced the official dates for WWDC 2013. The developer event kicks off in San Francisco on June 10 and runs through June 14 . Tickets will be on sale tomorrow (April 25) at 10 AM Pacific Time.

Despite being an ever popular event that sells out quickly, WWDC 2013 still takes place at Moscone West. In the press release posted this morning, Apple confirmed there will be Apple Design Awards and previews of new versions of iOS and OS X that will be seeded to developers during the event.

We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC

WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by over 1,000 Apple employees. As usual, there will be hands-on labs where developers will be able to seek advice from Apple engineers for “code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance”. Read more