Humor: Apple CEO today announced that this year will be the last WWDC. The company announced that they are replacing it with WWLC, Apple Worldwide Lawyer Conference.
WWLC will be primarily used by Apple to showcase its new patents and court cases to lawyers, as well as offering hands-on cross-examination and cease and desist sessions.
Apple has released, iSue, a suite of new tools and technologies for developers which they can use to get in direct touch with lawyers.
Apple has also introduced an Apple Legal Care program which lawyers can use to find features they think Android has copied from iOS.
Lawyers will have to pay a $99 annual fee to enroll for this program. Once a lawyer finds infringement he can apply for a lawsuit using the ALC program. If Apple's legal teams approves the lawsuit proposal, the lawyer can go ahead and sue the offending company. If the lawyer wins the case, he will get 30% cut from the damages. The announcement was welcomed by the US legal firms.
Apple projected a hologram of Steve Jobs to address the audience. Apple's holographic CEO says, "The time to develop and innovate is gone. Now its time to defend what we have innovated and take it back from competitors. We don't need developers, we need lawyers who go out and inspect every device in the market to see how competitors are infringing upon our products."
Talking about the next version of iOS devices, Apple CEO said, "Android is a stolen product. What we were planning for future of iOS can already be seen in Android. So, instead of wasting money on reinventing what we already invented we have to reclaim what we created. We will be introducing features found in Android. This year you will see a lot of features brought 'back' to iOS."
Apple CEO also accused Android for killing competition. "They are attacking our business model. We introduce a new product with a new feature in it. With iPad 2 we introduced the camera which was an evolution of the iPad. The next iPad will have two cameras. These Android players overcrowd their devices with features and hardware. This is against the market. How are you going to sell the next device when your current device already has all the features. That's the reason Samsung's market share is declining."
"This strategy is going to cost Android a lot as it will keep them on their toes to continue to innovate. We have a very organized model. We develop all the needed technologies and then introduce them one by one with each hardware upgrade. This also makes it easy for consumer to enjoy each feature at a time instead of being overwhelmed with all those features."
He took a dig at Samsung and said, "Samsung Galaxy S3 has so many features that it will be a massive failure. You don't overwhelm a user with so many new features."