Speculation as to if Apple CEO Steve Jobs would make the keynote address at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco can finally be put to rest. Today, Apple issued a press release officially announcing that Jobs will deliver the WWDC keynote on June 7th.
The event, which sold out in a record eight days, will take place at the Moscone Center’s West building with Jobs kicking things off at 10:00 AM Pacific. Of course, now that Jobs has confirmed his appearance for the keynote, the real speculation can begin as to what he will announce that isn’t already out there.
The folks at Gizmodo and others have probably already revealed the new iPhone. Fortunately, we haven’t seen the final version of iPhone OS 4.0 and had an exhaustive demo of its features so expect that. Plus, even though Gizmodo supposedly had the real iPhone, there’s no guarantee it was the final design. The phone could look a lot different once its “officially” revealed by Jobs.
Not only that, WWDC isn’t only about the iPhone, so expect to see some other things announced during the keynote. On that note, here’s a few predictions of what you may see announced by Jobs:
• iPhone 4th Generation with A4 processor (like iPad), more memory and storage. Front facing camera for iChat. Released end of July.
• iPhone OS4 release announced for end of July also.
• New version of iTunes.
• Mac OSX 10.7 Preview. Look for more improvements under the hood and less “amazing” features. Also, may see more of Apple’s move to the ‘cloud.”
• Updated Mac Pro systems.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 with Keynote Address on Monday, June 7
CUPERTINO, California—May 24, 2010—Apple® will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. 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.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.