Apple empowers teen developers to fuel iOS growth


For the first time ever, Apple opened this year's Worldwide Developers Conference to teens between the ages of 13 and 17, supplying 150 kids with scholarships to cover the $1,599 entrance fee, designating a student lounge area and inviting their parents to chaperone. "We would get emails after the developer conference from students, 16, 15, 14 years old, saying I already have X number of apps in the App Store. I'm a developer. Can I take part in this too?" Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller told The Wall Street Journal. Apple will look to young developers to build apps and services to appeal to consumers in the same teen demographic. Article