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To continue to promote and better acquaint users and experts on the future of iOS and OS X, Apple announced its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco from June 2-6. The goal is to "continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac customers worldwide."

The annual conference, which brings together more than 1,000 Apple engineers, is the showcase event for the Silicon Valley-based company where new products and operating systems are usually announced.

"Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of worldwide marketing.

Despite the conference being two months away, the buzz has already begun in the Bay Area, with developers lining up for a spot at the conference in an effort to get ahead of the curve.

Vishal, a San Francisco-based website developer, told Tech Times that this is one of the "most important" conferences for the tech industry as Apple aims to recreate its top position among the tech world after companies such as Google, Samsung and Microsoft have been eating away at its market share.

"Right now, I see this as a very important conference because of where Apple is at the moment," he began. "They are slightly stagnant in the current innovations that are being pushed out, so it will be exciting to see what they can deliver at this conference, for us as developers and for the public as well."

The conference's main opening State of the Union session will be live-streamed from the WWDC's main website, "giving more developers around the world access to the latest information in real time."

Developers and others can now apply for tickets via the WWDC 2014 website, which also includes updates and further information about the numerous sessions to be held during the five days.

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