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Apple’s free WWDC app for iOS has been updated with relevant 2014 conference schedule and related content ahead of its upcoming developer-only event.

The 5-day Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with a keynote on June 2 and will give us previews of iOS 8 code-named Okemo and OS X 10.10, code-named Syrah after a wine.

Version 2.0 of the WWDC app for the iPhone and iPad includes a brand new icon, a revamped design with an aesthetically pleasing orange theme and, more importantly, content support for the upcoming event. If you’re not attending WWDC, the app is a nice way to follow the announcements as they happen, watch session videos uploaded throughout the week, browse floor plans and more…

“Download this update to get all the latest news and information for WWDC 2014 as it’s posted,” notes Apple in iTunes release notes accompanying the 5MB binary.

The new Home screen app icon looks nice.

WWDC 2.0 for iOS (app icon, small)

As you can see on the screenshots top of post, there’s indeed a 10:00PM – 12:00 PM slot reserved for a keynote on Monday, June 2. Aside from iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, we don’t anticipate a new Apple TV, iWatch or other hardware announcements at the event.

On the content side, however, Apple should share interesting developments. In light of recent rumors of Apple’s purported $3.2 billion Beats buy, company co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are believed to see their grand introductions as company executives at the five-day conference.

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I’m loving the new orange theme.

The event agenda includes the interesting new Women In Technology and Apps for China sessions.

On Women In Technology:

Celebrate the increased participation of women in technology. Join like-minded peers, industry leaders and others to discuss technology education for girls, workplace training, mentoring, diversity and inclusion, male advocacy, entrepreneurship and more.

Be prepared to share your experiences and ideas, get inspired and help motivate others.

And this on the Apps for China event:

With more and more iPhones, iPads and Macs in China everyday, there’s a huge business opportunity for apps in this region. Meet developers who’ve brought their app to China, talk with Chinese developers about their experience, culture and language, discussing marketing apps in China, talk to people about getting an app approved for China and make new friends with other developers and Apple experts who know or want to know more about this topic.

Discuss localization and meet people who localize apps, see and show some of the most popular apps in China, exchange ideas about how best to support Chinese speakers and get motivated by all of the opportunities that exist for China games, educational app and business apps.

The app shows a number of secret sessions with funny remarks as ‘This is Still Under Wraps’, ‘All In Due Time,’ ‘No Comment Yet’, ‘We’re Not Telling Just Yet’ and more.

WDC 2.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)

WDC 2.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

WDC 2.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

WDC 2.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Apple CEO Tim Cook should kick off the keynote talk and we expect other executives to make on-stage appearances and deliver product-specific news.

SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi should update us on iOS and OS X, the newly appointed retail chief Angela Ahrendts might lay out her vision for Apple’s retail and online stores and SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, could make content (iTunes) and services (iCloud) related announcements.

WWDC app highlights include:

• Stream videos from current and previous WWDC sessions.

• Start watching on one iOS device, and pick up where you left off on another.

• Browse times, locations, and descriptions for sessions, labs, and special events.

• Mark schedule items as favorites.
• Keep up with the latest news, get important notifications, and see daily photos.
• View maps to find your way around Moscone West.
• Provide feedback on content and speakers for each session.
• Add your pass to Passbook for faster check-in at WWDC.

You can download WWDC app free in the App Store.

iOS 7.1 or later is required.

  • Tony

    Gotta love the fact they want you to be excited but can’t download the app if your not on 7.1 that’s pretty funny.

    • Jason Baroni

      Soon we must run iOS 8, so you keep your jailbroken device without it and the app or you can upgrade to get it all… Apple wants you to choose.

      • iphone5s&sgs2

        If the iOS 8 will change things like the iOS 7 did I’ll pass on my jailbreak like as I did before.
        iOS 7 was amazing change, the new multitasking, control center, spotlight search, pictures app, safari app, live wallpapers, new icons and so much more!!

      • Jason Baroni

        Agreed! I just downloaded it when iOS7 came out. And I will probably do the same this year because I think Apple will still bring design changes due to the organization of the toggles, more live wallpapers and these goodies such as new apps. Can’t wait!!

    • Senith Deelaka Ranchagoda

      You can install it on IOS 7.0…
      Just have to exctract the WWDC app and edit the info.plist to support iOS 7.0 (change the minimum required os version to 7.0) 😀

  • David Gitman

    Yay can’t wait

  • Jeremy

    Now I have no choice but to watch from my laptop then. Not giving up my jailbreak for some app.

    • It’s about iOS 8. What are you expecting?

      • Jeremy

        Well excuse you, I just want to know what iOS 8 has to offer.

    • download IPA, get appsync, change minimum iOS required, install

  • Frank Anthony

    JB tweak of bypassing iOS version check like ” The application requires 7.1 or later” warning!? Is this even possible ? ;P Ha!

    • Works with every app: download IPA via iTunes, change extension to .zip, unzip, open Payload, open xxxx.app, open up Info.plist, and change the minimum version in there. Than, zip back up and change extension to .ipa and install however you want.

  • Prathik Nair

    Too bad it cannot be downloaded if you aren’t on 7.1

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Usually Apple shows off some design elements of it’s next version in their WWDC app. But I couldn’t figure out anything new. Does anyone could?

  • Framboogle

    Someone better release a tweak to use this app on 7.0.X!

  • El Barto

    So we can assume this will be the iOS 8 logo.

    (sorry for bad res)

    • Framboogle

      No. The iOS 7 logo wasn’t purple.

  • n0ahcruz3

    According to a lastest survey of 1500 people about what they like to see with the new iPhone 96% want longer battery life, 85% larger screen, 73% Better camera. Apple dont disappoint us!

  • Cameron Nottingham

    All the people saying to change Info.plist, it won’t work. The app was compiled using the iOS 7.1 SDK so it won’t run on iOS 7.0.x devices. Sorry.