Apple Executives to Showcase Mac OS X Leopard and OS X iPhone Development
Platforms at WWDC 2008 Keynote
CUPERTINO, California–May 13, 2008–Apple today announced that a team of
Apple executives, led by CEO Steve Jobs, will kick off the company’s annual
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address beginning at
10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. This
year’s WWDC will showcase two revolutionary development platforms, the
ground-breaking innovations of OS X Leopard and OS X iPhone, the world’s
most advanced mobile operating system.
The five-day WWDC event, which runs from June 9 to June 13, will feature
the first ever iPhone track for mobile developers with in-depth sessions
and hands-on labs to fully explore the capabilities of the OS X iPhone 2.0
software, including the iPhone SDK and the App Store, a breakthrough way
for developers to wirelessly deliver their applications to iPhone and iPod
The iPhone track will also enable mobile developers to work side by side
with Apple engineers to create amazing applications that leverage iPhone’s
revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface, animation technology, rich set of
APIs, including programming interfaces for Core OS, Core Services, Media
and Cocoa Touch technologies, built-in three axis accelerometer and
geographical location technology to deliver truly innovative mobile
This year’s Mac track will give newcomers and seasoned veterans alike the
technical foundation and techniques needed to develop world-class OS X
Leopard applications with sessions that discuss every level of the system,
including interface design and implementation, application frameworks,
security, localization and networking.
WWDC 2008 will offer over 150 information-rich sessions and labs where
Apple engineers will go in-depth on the innovative technologies that power
OS X iPhone and OS X Leopard. Developers can bring code to the labs and
work one-to-one with Apple engineers, applying development methods and
best-practices gained from sessions to enhance their applications.
Other activities at Apple’s WWDC 2008 include:
* presentation sessions led by engineers that provide an in-depth look at
OS X iPhone, OS X Leopard and innovative tools and technologies such as the
iPhone SDK, Cocoa Touch, Interface Builder, Xcode and more;
* practical hands-on sessions where attendees can learn Apple’s own coding
strategies and techniques;
* technology labs where attendees can work one-to-one with Apple engineers; and
* special events, including the Welcome Reception, Apple Design Awards,
Lunchtime Speakers and Stump the Experts.
Visit Apple’s WWDC website for registration and complete session details at
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional
applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with
its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has
entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.