Apple’s WWDC or World Wide Developers Conference has been one of the most anticipated annual events in the tech world for over three decades now. In recent years, it has become possible to stream the live event on Apple TV or an iOS device. First held in 1987 in San Jose, California, Apple’s primary media event has an amazing history that we’ll look at in this post through ten facts about the WWDC that you’ve probably not heard before. Let’s dig in.
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Ten Most Interesting Facts about WWDC
#1. Since 1998, the former CEO Steve Jobs used to start the event with the keynote presentation. Fans started calling the presentation as “Stevenotes”.
#2. Up until 2007, there used to be between 2000 to 4200 attendees. However, in 2007, the number of attendees reached to 5000.
#3. Since 2008, the tickets of the event have been sold out.
#4. In 2001, Apple announced the first release of Mac OS X Server and WebObjects 5.
#5. In 2002, the tech giant stopped the development of Mac OS 9; asserting that Mac OS X is the future.
#6. In 2003, the company launched Safari along with other apps like iPhoto, iMovie, iApps, iDVD.
#7. In 2005, the company announced that it will transition to Intel processors and the x86 platform.
#8. In 2006, Jobs announced Mac Pro as a replacement to Mac G5.
#9. In 2008, Apple debuted App Store for iPhone and iPad. It also introduced the most stable version of iPhone SDK.
#10. 2011 was the last Apple event hosted by Jobs. The 5000 tickets were sold out within 12 hours. Since 2013, tickets were being sold out in less than 2 minutes..!
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