Monday, May 24, 2010, 05:35 am PT (08:35 am ET)
Steve Jobs to kick off Apple's WWDC 2010 with June 7 keynoteAs expected, the first day of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will include a keynote from Steve Jobs, when it is believed the chief executive will introduce the fourth-generation iPhone.
Apple announced on Monday that Jobs will deliver the keynote on Monday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. WWDC 2010 runs from June 7 to June 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Calif. The five-day conference will include the first-ever iPad development sessions and hands-on working labs for iPhone OS 4, as well as Mac OS X core technology labs.
Apple said Monday that the event will focus on providing advanced content for skilled developers in five key technology tracks: Application Frameworks, Internet & Web, Graphics & Media, Developers Tools, and Core OS. Apple's engineers will deliver over 100 solutions-oriented technical sessions and labs, and the primary focus will be iPhone OS 4, suggesting an advanced preview of Mac OS X 10.7 may not be a part of the event.
Just 8 days after this year's WWDC was announced, it sold out. San Francisco's Moscone West center can only accommodate around 5,000 attendees. This year's ticket prices also increased from $1,259 to $1,599.
In years past, Apple has used the first day of WWDC to introduce a new iPhone model. Last year, WWDC 2009 ran June 8 through June 12, and included the introduction of the iPhone 3GS.
This year, a leaked prototype of the fourth-generation iPhone has shown the hardware will have a redesigned outer shell, and add new capabilities like a forward-facing camera for video chat, and camera flash to improve picture lighting.
With his keynote on June 7, Jobs will be busy at the start of the month. The Apple co-founder is scheduled to appear at the D: All Things Digital conference in New York less than a week earlier, on June 1. Jobs will kick off the annual conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal with an on-stage interview.
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