This morning Apple (finally) announced its dates for the Worldwide Developers Conference. It will take place June 7-11, sticking with its traditional June timeframe. Developers have been on the edge of their seats for weeks hoping to learn the dates so they could arrange travel and accommodations. And I will say, the overall reaction I saw from some developers this morning on Twitter wasn’t great. One month is not a great deal of time to properly plan a one week pilgrimage to San Francisco.
Also, if history serves us well, Apple will use WWDC to officially launch the next iPhone hardware and iPhone OS 4. In 2008, Apple announced iPhone 3G in June for release in July alongside iPhone OS 2. Similarly, in 2009, Apple used the June event to announce iPhone 3GS and iPhone OS 3’s availability for release a week or so later.
It isn’t a far stretch to mark mid-June on your calendar for a new iPhone. I know I am.