WWDC 2013 (black banner 001)

With less then an hour until Apple’s big keynote, WWDC attendees are now being let inside Moscone West and seated. Indicating it may have a surprise announcement up its sleeve, Apple has covered a few banner inside the building in black cloth. But don’t get your hopes up too high, the mystery banners could also advertise a headline new iOS 7 or OS X 10.9 feature rather than a brand new product.

Oh, and we’ve got a few images showing the other another Steve, Steve Wozniak, showing up at WWDC and driving around on his Segway, God-like light shinning over 1 Infinite Loop and more…

Here’s another one, just above the press food trough, via Matthew Panzarino.

WWDC 2013 (black banner 002)

Check out the Woz on his Segway.

Stve Wozniak on Segway at WWDC 2013
Via James Martin.

Tim Cook and Al Gore…

Tim Cook and Al Gore at WWDC 2013

And Apple’s design guru Jony Ive. He doesn’t look dressed for a presentation.

Jony Ive at WWDC 2013

This was the line outside.

WWDC 2103 crowd outside
Via Rene Ritchie.

Doors open…

Check out the crowd inside.

WWDC 2013 crowd inside
Via Joshua Topolsky.

And here’s my favorite, depicting light over 1 Infinite Loop.

WWDC 2013 (light over 1 Infinite Loop)
Via Apple software engineer James Wilson.

It’s quite surreal.

Makes you wonder, no?

Here’s what one joker thinks is under the secret banner.

Scott Forstall WWDC 2013 black banner
Via Doney den Ouden.

Anyway, what do you think these tantalizing black-clad banners signify?

  • omrishtam


    • Gorgonphone

      im not im calm and bored

  • Andrew Roth

    What’s the deal with that white one? Was anything ever put on it?

    • daniel bonnells

      I want to say that the white one is this one, just covered up.

  • Trevor Salmon

    Black banner… iRadio

  • Adham

    Thinking it could be iRadio

    • Gorgonphone


  • Lost it with scot

  • Aaron-James Needles

    music service!!

  • Abhinandh Ajay

    Go home Scott, you’re drunk 😛

  • Necter

    I care less abt d audio-ad-driven iRadio. Honestly, if that’s what d whole setting is abt, I’m not going to subscribe to d iPhone device update (and will stick to my iphone 4 22nd century functionality). Even d iPhone 5 left me with little or no impressions. Of course, as an apple fan, I remain optimistic abt apple’s innovative realisms. So lets sit and wait with our cone french bean vanilla ice creams already dripping anxiously down our hands.

    • Gorgonphone

      iphone 4 is too old for me i will keep my iphone5 until the 6 is out though

  • Tony

    I’m just hoping someone is fast on the trigger and if the ios 7 design looks nice they release a theme quickly! 🙂

    • Gorgonphone

      iim sure their fingers are on their photoshop triggers as we type..

  • Blaqheart


  • Jonathan Ive

    Just arrived a while ago
    Getting pumped up

    • onebyone_


  • Chindavon

    The Scott banner would be priceless!

  • jocastro

    HAHAHAHAHAHA the last ones funny, should of made is eyes crossed haha

  • Aniket Bhatt

    Is that guy using a Galaxy Camera to take a picture of Tim Cook? the irony…

  • JomanJi

    Ohhh man, loled soooo hard on that last picture! Btw, wish I was there ;(

  • notewar

    The crowds are packed – writing this from WWDC

  • Tim Cook

    Someone needs to take that banner down

  • Jeremy

    3 minutes to go!

  • tskwierc

    I hope we don’t run into a required update to ios 7 just to use iRadio this could be a long wait for an ios 7 Jailbreak.

  • Andrew Roth

    What did they end up being?