By Stephen Schenck | May 23, 2013 2:46 PM
Google I/O may be over and done with, but San Francisco’s Mocone Center won’t get much of a reprieve before smartphone fans are back in hordes, with Apple taking over the same venue in just a few weeks for the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. The whole thing is a grand affair, running from June 10 through June 14, but where’s the actual meat – when can we expect to get word of what’s next for the iOS world? With WWDC tickets set to go up for sale tomorrow, Apple has now revealed that the event’s big keynote address will take place that first day, on Monday June 10.
That’s hardly surprising, but this is the first time we’ve heard Apple confirm this aspect of the WWDC 2013 schedule. When it first announced the dates for this year’s WWDC it mentioned a desire to get a new version of iOS out into developer hands, so you had better believe that we expect to learn of iOS 7 during that keynote presentation.
The question of whether we’ll see new hardware is a little less certain, but probably not too likely. Rumors for the next generation of iOS hardware have been quite literally all over the place, and a number have looked to summer launches. For the moment, though, there hasn’t been much in the way of hard evidence to suggest such a thing, so we’re not particularly betting on any new hardware showing its face.