Apple’s officially announced WWDC 2011 today. According to the press release, Apple will be holding the event from June 6th until the 10th at Moscone West in San Francisco.

From the press conferences notes, it’s painfully clear that Apple’s going to be focusing on the future of iOS and Mac OS. It’s been highly rumored that developers may get a first look at OS X Lion in its Gold Master state, as well as a brief glimpse of what to expect in iOS 5.

The conference also carries a $1599.00 price tag this year. If you’re interested in attending, you’ll want to jump on the sign up quickly. WWDC sells out very quickly year after year.

The Design Awards

Along with WWDC comes this year’s edition of the Apple Design Awards. After deciding not to feature OS X applications last year, Apple has once again included both iOS and Mac apps in the contest. There’s an obvious caveat this time around however— in order to be considered for an Apple Design Award, your Mac app has to be available on the Mac App Store.

Rumor central: iPhone 5 at WWDC?

With a new WWDC on the horizon, it wouldn’t be complete without a couple of hardware based rumors. As we noted earlier, Apple has announced a new iPhone at the beginning of every single WWDC over the last three years. Many expect that WWDC 2011 will be no different; however, there are also a few people who believe we won’t be seeing anything at all except software this year.

If we hear anything definitive we’ll be sure to pass it along in another post.

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