Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's 1999 Worldwide Developer Conference
CUPERTINO, California-Feb. 10, 1999-Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced that Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO, will deliver the kick
off keynote on the first day of Apple's 1999 Worldwide Developer
Conference (WWDC), to be held on May 10-14 at the San Jose Convention
Center in San Jose, California. Jobs will be joined by Avie Tevanian,
Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, and together
they will give developers an overview of Apple's software "roadmap,"
including the first in-depth look at Mac OS X, Apple's
next-generation operating system.
"Macintosh has returned as a high volume platform for software
developers serving the professional, consumer and education markets,"
said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "WWDC is a must-attend event
for developers seeking to enhance their applications and their
The WWDC will include technical tracks on Mac OS, Mac OS X, Carbon,
the Internet, Java, QuickTime, AppleScript, ColorSync, WebObjects,
Universal Serial Bus (USB), FireWire and AltiVec. For the first time,
the conference will feature special sessions for Adobe Photoshop and
QuarkXPress plug-in developers, and there will also be business
presentations outlining Apple's marketing programs and sales
Cost & Registration
Developers worldwide can register today for the conference at
(www.apple.com/developer/wwdc99). The cost of the five day conference
is U.S. $995 per attendee who pre-registers by April 16, or U.S.
$1,295 for those registering after April 16. Global in nature,
Apple's 1999 WWDC will feature Japanese and European language
translation of keynotes and tracks for the large number of
international developers expected to attend.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the
1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the
1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original
mission-to bring the best personal computing products and support to
students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers,
businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.