Apple Plans 'Tech Talk World Tour' for iOS 5 Developers

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    Apple today announced plans for its iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011, offering members of the iOS developer program the chance to learn from Apple experts on the platform. The tour will reach nine cities on four continents and is free for registered iOS developers, although space is limited with priority given to developers with apps already in the App Store.
    The tour schedule includes:

    - November 2nd: Berlin
    - November 7th: London
    - November 9th: Rome

    - December 5th: Beijing
    - December 8th: Seoul

    - January 9th: Sao Paolo
    - January 13th: New York City
    - January 18th: Seattle
    - January 23rd: Austin

    The all-day events kick off with a morning session devoted to an overview of iOS 5, interface design, and iCloud storage integration. The afternoon session offers a series of 50-minute seminars, with three different meeting rooms operating simultaneously through five blocks of time. Consequently, developers will need to select one of the three different sessions offered in each time slot to attend.

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    Sounds like a very cool idea :) Especially since WWDC is sold out year after year, this may give iPhone developers another place to gather to learn and meet others.
     
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    amazing idea. If only it was in Toronto, I would have gone. Maybe next year?
     
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    The icons look beautiful.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    What about California?
     
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    I suppose these cities were selected based on where the largest numbers of developers are?

    I don't think California qualifies, because it's not a city and it's also where Apple HQ is located.
     
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    Yay Seattle!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, I meant there isn't one in any city in California

    Even if it's Apple HQ and WWDC take place in California... That doesn't mean they should skip it, WWDC is so expensive and this is so free. Siri understands
     
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    The icons look indeed beautiful but I have to notice the luck of appropriate shading on the back of them. They lack the 3dimensionality of the icons on the real iPhone. They have a tiny shadow making them looking glued on the glass background and be flat inconsistently of their top shade.. God I have to admit that I quite find regularly many design flaws on Apple's newest products.. Am I getting old or there is something wrong with their design decisions ?
     
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    Also surprised to not see a Californian city.

    I went to this a few years ago in Toronto. The sessions were good for being free, plus free food was a nice perk :)
     
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    I submitted my request for the New York tech talk. Anxious to hear back - wonder how long it'll take to find out if one is accepted or not.
     
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    I JUst Wish I Had The Time

    To go to London in November, I've been dabbling with developing some music apps, but wouldn't have the nerve or the skill to let them loose.

    I will be in Berlin...Recording...Work is after all work.
     
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    Why is it SO difficult to spell a major Western city's name correctly? If in doubt, just check Wikipedia, for mother's sake!

    THE NAME OF THE BIGGEST CITY IN BRAZIL IS SÃO PAULO with a tilde over the first "A" and "U", NOT San Pablo (Brazil doesn't speak Spanish) nor San Paolo (Brazil doesn't speak Italian).

    Apple got it right, so why can't others?
     
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    I soo wanted to make a comment about their icon/graphic but didn't want to come across as an Apple-obsessed looney. Glad to see I'm not the only one who feels this way just by looking at something so simple (and pretty)!

    Actually, just looking at that makes me wanna go walk around the countries in Epcot. :D
     
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    Haha the biggest developer conference of them all is in San Francisco every year :rolleyes: remember? :)

    But seriously, this is a good idea. The Mac/iOS platform is getting bigger every year. WWDC sells out in hours. What a great way to encourage development around the world; especially as Apple is looking to Asia and other places for growth.

    I hope they do this every year! :cool:
     
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    I Suppose

    All threads here end in nit picking? Maybe it's time to go back...
     
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    They should schedule one in Waterloo, Ontario.
     
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    London & New York full already.
     
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    Australia

    Damn, I wish they came to Melbourne, I would have loved to go.
     
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    Biggest Spelling Freakout Ever

    Is it all capital letters, too?
     
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    No, but hopefully you get the point.
     
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    It's good to see Austin on that list. We're in good company!
     
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    This is awesome! I just wish that (like many others, I'm sure) there was one closer to me :p
     
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    Looks like it's a wrap in the US

    Looks like all the US venues are Full now. I wonder how quickly WWDC will sell out this year
     
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    i respond the second I got the email from Apple, for Seattle, I responded before it was full, but i guess am not lucky, did not get a confirmation email.
     

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