Apple today officially announced that CEO Steve Jobs will present an opening keynote address on June 7th to kick off the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 1000hrs (pacific). This year's WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.
The five-day event running from June 7 to June 11, is focused on providing advanced content for skilled developers across five key technology tracks: Application Frameworks; Internet & Web; Graphics & Media; Developer Tools; and Core OS. Apple engineers will deliver over 100 solutions-oriented technical sessions and labs. WWDC 2010 gives an incredibly diverse community the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPhone, iPad and Mac developers from around the world.
The news is not considered a surprise, as Jobs has traditionally presented the keynote address at major Apple events. Jobs did miss headlining at Macworld Expo and WWDC 2009, however, due to a liver transplant.
Just this weekend, Jobs reportedly emailed a customer about WWDC, noting that "you won't be disappointed" in response to a question about announcements scheduled for the conference.
The question is: What's left for Steve to announce? Gizmodo has probably exposed the new iPhone, though we still haven't seen the final version of iPhone OS 4 up and running. Plus, there are suggestions that the casing Gizmodo showed off wasn't final (you'll notice that the prototype in Vietnam had fewer visible screws).
Of course, it's not entirely about the iPhone. Here are my predictions of what we'll see from Steve at WWDC '10:
- iPhone 4th Generation with new A4 processor, more RAM, possibly more storage space, improved, front-facing camera, iChat. Tethering via AT&T for the US will be Steve's "One more thing." Release date announced for the end of July.
- iPhone OS 4 release date announced for the end of July.
- iTunes 9.2
- Updated Mac Pro systems (long overdue).
- Mac OS X 10.7 Preview.
We'll find out for sure in a couple of weeks.