Apple’s 25th annual developers conference kicks off next week, and as usual, the company’s spent the past week putting up large, colorful banners all over the Moscone West building in San Francisco. That includes large Apple logos to the two sides of the three story building, as well as product banners on the inside of the building. One of those is a banner with a large 8 on it, the first indication of iOS 8, which is expected at the show.
The conference opens to developers and members of the press for Apple’s keynote Monday morning. Until then, here’s what it looks like from the outside.
- The many individual pieces that make up the enormous Apple logo on the sides of Moscone West are hauled up in trash cans.
- The Moscone West building in downtown San Francisco begins its transformation into ground zero for Apple's annual developer conference. Here workers near completion on two giant Apple logos in tandem.
- Ropes and a cage await a trip up the side of the building to attach the rest of the large Apple logo.
- Each Apple logo is made up of 39 panels, and goes up on each side of Moscone.
- Workers set up the registration desk and zip around the inside of the building on bucket lifts.
- Boxes stack up in front of Apple's giant banner that says "Write the code. Change the world." Last year's tagline was "Where a whole new world is developing."
- Across the street, Apple's put up five square signs identical to the one inside the building.
- The signs say WWDC14 for 2014, but it's actually the 25th developers conference Apple's put on.
- A first peek at iOS 8, or at least an indication that it's coming.
- A better look at the 8 banner, which is both above and under water.
- Up on the second floor, Apple's got covered banners for things it will likely announce at the show.
- Apple begins putting up a banner for the next OS X, which looks like Yosemite national park in California.