Apple's WWDC opens June 7

Annual conference will focus on iPad, iPhone development. Opening keynote has traditionally been where Apple announces details about the next iPhone.

Apple WWDC 2010
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Apple on Wednesday announced the dates for this year's World Wide Developers Conference, the annual gathering for the company's third-party developer community.

The event will take place June 7 through 11 at the usual place, San Francisco's Moscone Center. This year will be the first time sessions will be offered on making applications for the iPad, which went on sale in early April. Other sessions will focus on the new iPhone OS 4 and Mac OS X.

There is no mention in Apple's announcement of who will give the traditional keynote speech on the opening day of the conference. Last year Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller got the call while CEO Steve Jobs was away on medical leave. Since Jobs is back in action there's no reason to assume he won't be on stage that day. If he does appear, it will be the second high-profile public event for Apple's chief in less than a week; Tuesday it was announced that Jobs will be the kick-off interview to open the D: All Things Digital conference in Los Angeles on June 1.

The opening WWDC keynote speech has traditionally been the event where Apple announces details about the next version of the iPhone, including sales dates and specs. This year's conference comes hot on the heels of the uproar over the lost "iPhone 4G."

 

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