Apple, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker, has announced the date of its highly anticipated annual developer conference – June 5th. This event could also give clues about the next flagship phone of the smartphone maker, which is releasing on the 10th anniversary of iPhone. The event will be held in San Jose this year.
iOS 11 could bring the news of elimination of home button
San Jose is within walking distance of new ‘spaceship’ campus of the tech giant. The San Jose event will feature a look at Apple Watch, Mac operating systems, TV and the new iOS software of the Silicon Valley giant. The announcement of the June 5th event proclaimed ‘Technology alone is not enough.’ It goes on to say, “Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward.”
The announcement further says that the tech giant will bring together thousands of brilliant minds this summer representing many diverse passions, talents, and perspectives to assist them in changing the world. The tech giant is not expected to reveal its most recent iPhone until September but the software could be disclosed. The iOS 11 could, specifically, support the much rumored new screen that does not feature a home button.
Also, there are claims of an iris scanner and a special ‘function area.’ The next iPhone could even include the AR (augmented reality) capabilities that the Silicon Valley giant is believed to be working on. In recent years, the conference has been held in San Francisco but originally it was held in San Jose. Apple blogger John Gruber said the original iPod was only six months old when the last WWDC was held in San Jose in 2002. Gruber was speaking to Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller about this move, to which Schiller said it feels like ‘WWDC is going home.’
5K attendees could attend the San Jose event
The Cupertino-based iPhone maker is working with city officials to put on event for around 5,000 expected attendees. This announcement comes just a few days after the share price of the tech company hit an intraday record high for the first time is nearly two years on Tuesday as investors hiked bets that a 10th anniversary iPhone will boost the not-so-great sales.
The stock reached an intraday all-time high of $135.09, superseding its previous intraday high of $134.54 set on April 28, 2015. The second consecutive record closing price of the tech company was of $135.02, a gain of 1.30%.
In a filing, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said that it more than tripled its stake in the Silicon Valley giant during the December quarter from 15.2 million shares to 57.4 million shares.