The videos were posted Monday, just three days after the close of this year’s WWDC; in previous years, Apple posted its recorded sessions as much
as four months after the conference. The speed may take some of the sting out of complaints about Apple’s handling of this year’s conference, which
sold out in two hours—leaving many West Coast developers shut out of the proceedings and
angry about it.
Videos won’t replace the face-to-face networking opportunities afforded by the conference, but there’s a wealth of information available from Apple: 113 videos overall—97 of which include elements for iOS developers, 70 for OS X programmers. (Obviously, several videos address features of both operating systems.)
The videos are available only to individuals who have
registered as a developer with Apple; they’re available both on the company’s website and
through iTunes. The content of the recorded sessions is considered confidential and subject to Apple’s nondisclosure agreement.