Apple reveals WWDC dates: June 10-14 in San Fran

Tickets to wildly popular Apple iPhone/iPad/Mac developer-fest on sale Thursday, April 25

Apple this morning made official the worst kept tech secret around: That its WWDC will be held June 10-14 in San Francisco at the Moscone West convention center.

Apple will make tickets available online worldwide on April 25 at 10am pacific time. Last year, tickets sold out in 2 hours.

Apple WWDC runs neck-and-neck with the annual Google I/O event in the race for hottest tech show. The Google event, slated for May 15-17 at Moscone Center, sold out in 45 minutes this year.

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Apple promises developers a glimpse into the future of iOS and OS X, as well as more than 100 sessions, many hands-on.

As for any big announcements to be made at WWDC, speculation continues to swirl about iOS 7, the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPad 5, though Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday night during the company's earnings call that you shouldn't expect any new categories of products until the fall. At least one website connects the colorful WWDC logo with the idea that Apple is hinting at a line of different colored iPhones.

You needed to be a member of Apple's iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program or Mac Developer Program as of when the official WWDC date was announced at 5:30am PDT Wednesday. Tickets cost $1,600 and are generally non-transferrable, though you can apply to transfer within your team (still some tickets last year did surface on outlets such as eBay at higher-than-face-value prices.)

If you can't make it to the event and are a registered Apple developer, the company has said it will make videos of sessions available online.

Apple watchers had already pieced together dates for WWDC based on local hotel availability and Moscone West availability, though there were apps to alert those interested of the official announcement.

Bob Brown tracks network research in his Alpha Doggs blog and Facebook page, as well on Twitter and Google +.  

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