Free for those who couldn't make it to San Francisco or didn't sign up before they sold out
The 5,200 developers who rushed to register before the $1,599 tickets sold out, flew to San Francisco to be there in person, and stood in lines that snaked around three city blocks say that the conversations that took place in the hallways between sessions were half the reason to attend the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developer Conference that wrapped up two weeks ago.
For the rest of us, the other half of WWDC 2011 is now available for free.
It comes in the form of 109 developer session videos that can be streamed or downloaded from Apple's developer page here. You must be registered to view them, and the content is covered by an Apple non disclosure agreement, but you can register as an Apple Developer for free.
Most of the technical sessions will be over the head of viewers who don't know Cocoa Touch from Core OS, but the Apple Platforms Kickoff (shown above) is a useful introduction for anyone who wants a better understanding of how Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 are converging.
In a rare 1997 Q&A, Steve Jobs talks about killing products, taking lumps and saying "no"
I don't known where he found it, but a YouTube user who calls himself superapple4ever has put his hands on a video of Steve Jobs doing a Q&A at the end of Apple's (AAPL) 1997 Worldwide Developers Conference -- his first after he returned to the company.
The full video, posted here, runs for more than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 12:37 PM ET
Average post WWDC loss: 5.4%. Average gain from the previous year: 56.8%
There was the usual gnashing of teeth on the Apple (AAPL) investor boards when the company's share price dropped $6.18 ($1.8%) Monday, the day of Steve Jobs' iCloud keynote.
Adding insult to injury, the stock continued to fall three out of the next four days. It closed Friday at $325.90, its lowest price since Dec. 2010, down 5.7% for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 11, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Apple's pre-announcements -- of Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud -- have only made things worse
I've never see the Apple (AAPL) cognoscenti quite so confused. They're all in town for the Worldwide Developers Conference that opens Monday at San Francisco's Moscone West -- the first one since 2007 that doesn't feature a new iPhone. And without that shiny piece of hardware to anchor their thoughts, they seem to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2011 3:29 AM ET
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* The L.A. Times is reporting new details on Apple's iCloud service, which will likely be announced this Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The cloud-based service, which will at the very least allow users to stream music to computer browsers and iOS devices, may MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 3, 2011 10:04 AM ET
They are the reason Apple's shares leaped out of the box at the opening bell Tuesday.
The key words in the press release Apple (AAPL) issued Tuesday morning were not OS X Lion, iOS 5, or iCloud -- the three components of what the company is billing as the "next generation software."
As important as the operating systems and services to be unveiled next week at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference may MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 31, 2011 10:49 AM ET
Ten hours after registration opened for WWDC 2011, all 5,000 seats were taken
Media from around the world descend on Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco every June for a chance to see a Steve Jobs keynote and to find out what shiny new objects he has up his sleeve.
This year, however, according to several reporters with excellent sources within the company, there may be no shiny new objects. And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 29, 2011 7:18 AM ET
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