Jobs not to present keynote at Apple’s WWDC

13 May 2009

A top row of Apple executives have been tabled to speak at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but there’s going to be no sign of Steve Jobs, who is still on sick leave.

Instead a team of Apple executives led by Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide product marketing, will deliver the keynote speech.

This year’s WWDC will offer in-depth sessions on both iPhone OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system (OS), and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, an even more powerful and refined version of the Apple desktop OS and the foundation for future Mac innovation.

It is also expected that the much-anticipated iPhone 3.0 will be unveiled at the event.

“Last June, we gave developers an early look at the powerful new technologies that form the underpinnings of Mac OS X Snow Leopard,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice-president of software engineering.

“At WWDC, we will be giving our developers a final Developer Preview release, so they can see the incredible progress we’ve made on Snow Leopard and work with us as we move toward its final release.”

Snow Leopard and Mac technical sessions will showcase hundreds of refinements to the OS and dive deep into its new technologies, including a 64-bit architecture, QuickTime X, next-generation multi-core and GPU processor support, and new accessibility technologies.

iPhone OS 3.0 technical sessions will cover introductory and advanced concepts to help developers get the most out of the iPhone OS 3.0 SDK and over 1,000 new APIs available for iPhone OS 3.0.

By John Kennedy

Picture credit: Matthew Yohe