Apple announces WWDC 2013 as its Q2 profits go down for the first time in a decade

Apple has announced that its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place on June 10-14th, 2013 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Tickets have already gone on sale at April 25th, 10 AM PDT. The company will speak about iOS and OS X at the conference. There will be more than 100 technical sessions by Apple engineers. We will not act surprised if Apple announces OS X 10.9 and iOS 7 at the event.

Apple will be making the session videos available during the conference, unlike weeks or months later like last year. There will be more to the event including:

  • 1000+ Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs with code level assistance to developers and techniques to get the most out of its ecosystem
  • Latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X and how it can enhance the apps.
  • Inspirational lunchtime sessions with influencing personalities from science, tech and entertainment
  • Apple design awards for iPhone®, iPad® and Mac apps

Apple WWDC 2013

There is Student Scholarship too and each selected developer will receive a WWDC ticket. Apple is giving out 150 of them. For more information, you can visit Apple WWDC website and secure your entry. A few days ago, Apple also announced its results for the Second Quarter and reported $43.6 billion in revenues with a profit of $9.5 billion. Last year in the same quarter, Apple reported $11.6 billion profit with a revenue of $39.2 billion. Its profits have decreased for the first time in a decade.

Apple’s growth is slowest in the US and China, its biggest markets but at the same time, it is going pretty well in the Asia Pacific region. The earnings posted by Apple are better than what was expected but it was down from last year. In the sales department, Apple managed to sell 37.4 million iPhones in this quarter, which is down from the 47.8 million figure of the previous quarter but better than 35.1 million figure from the same quarter a year ago.

As far as the best selling tablet iPad is concerned, Apple managed to sell out 19.5 million units as compared to 22.9 million units last quarter, but more than 11.8 million iPads in the same quarter last year. A similar trend was also seen in Mac and iPod sales as well. Apple expects a revenue of $33.5-35.5 billion in the next quarter.

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