Apple is set to kick off its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday with a keynote event that begins at 10:00 a.m., and as it does every year, the company has begun decorating the Moscone Center in San Francisco where the conference will be held.
As of this afternoon, work crews have begun placing the iconic Apple stickers on the outside of the building, while also preparing to begin erecting banners in the lobby of Moscone West. As can be seen in photos shared by MacStories, the first leaves of the logo are visible.
In a few hours, we’ll likely see the first banners for the 2015 event, which may sport the tagline „The epicenter of change.“ Apple will continue decorating the center throughout the week, adding additional signage both inside and outside.
Oftentimes Apple’s banners reveal hints on upcoming operating system changes, suggesting potential names and feature sets, but those revelatory banners will likely be kept under wraps until later this week. In 2014, we didn’t see signs for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 until Friday.
This year’s keynote will include the debut of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, along with a new streaming music service, a revamped version of iTunes Radio, a new Apple TV set-top box, and a rewards program for Apple Pay. For more details on what to expect, make sure to check out our WWDC roundup.
Apple plans to provide a live stream of the WWDC keynote on the Apple TV and through its website. MacRumors will also provide live coverage of the event for those unable to watch, both on MacRumors.com and through our MacRumors Live Twitter account.
Though it’s only been two months since Apple held its 25th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the likely dates for its 26th conference have already surfaced. Apple’s 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference will most likely commence on June 8, 2015, and last through June 12, 2015, according to dates blocked out on the Moscone Center’s 2015 summer schedule.
While the aforementioned dates are earmarked as just a „Corporate Event“ on Moscone’s website, in previous years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012), the same non-specific Corporate Event during the June time period has turned out to be a placeholder for WWDC.
The June 8 to 12 time period reserved at Moscone West also coincides with a multi-year convention calendar for the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau that was discovered in 2010. Thus far, the listed dates, which cover potential WWDC events from 2010 to 2015, have been accurate for the past four conferences.
It is, of course, possible that the generic Corporate Event label pertains to another event unrelated to WWDC, but based on past history, it seems to point towards Apple’s events. It is also possible that Apple could opt to its schedule, but at this point in time, June 8, 2015 appears to be the tentative date for the next Worldwide Developers Conference.
An official confirmation of the dates for the 26th Worldwide Developers Conference will not come until the first few months of 2015, when Apple makes an announcement and begins ticket sales. In 2014, Apple announced its June 2 WWDC on April 3. Tickets to Apple’s 2014 conference were distributed via a lottery system due to high demand, and it’s possible tickets for the 2015 WWDC will be handled in the same way.
Though it’s early to predict possible product introductions at next year’s conference, based on past history, Apple will likely highlight both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, Yosemite’s successor. The timing may also coincide with the launch of some of Intel’s Broadwell chips, making it an ideal event to unveil updated Broadwell-based MacBooks.