It’s no big surprise, but Apple on Tuesday confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will lead off Apple’s forthcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which is scheduled to take place from June 11 – 15, 2007 at the Moscone West center in San Francisco, Calif.
Jobs’ keynote is scheduled to take place at 10:00 on Monday, June 11, 2007. Events scheduled for the show include Apple’s presentation to developers of a “feature complete version” of Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard,” which is now due to ship in October, 2007.
The five-day event gathers thousands of Apple developers from all corners of the globe to participate in more than 150 sessions and labs to help them understand the new technology presented in Leopard. New content scheduled for this year includes “Mac OS X Immersion Monday,” helpful for new Mac OS X developers to get up to speed. A new content and media track shows developers new ways to integrate motion graphics, video, animation, rich-media and Web content into their applications, and dozens of new “hands on” labs that get developers a chance to work directly with Apple engineers.
Other events scheduled for WWDC 2007 include presentations from Apple engineers about new Leopard technology like Xcode 3.0, Dashcode, Core Animation, Time Machine, iChat Theater and more; hands-on sessions to learn better coding strategy for Cocoa, building Automator actions and integrating iCal events into an application; learning more about Open GL and AJAX, and special events such as the Apple Design Awards and Stump the Experts.
WWDC registration costs $1,595 with a $300 discount available through May 11. You must be a registered Apple developer to attend.