Apple WWDC Set for June 7-11 in San Francisco

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Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be June 7 through June 11 in San Francisco, Calif.’s Mascone Center, the Cupertino, Calif. consumer electronics firm announced Wednesday. The event could also serve to introduce the iPhone 4G, Apple’s next-generation handset which Gizmodo unofficially announced earlier this month.

Historically, the WWDC has been used to unveil new Apple products. The iPhone 3GS was introduced at last year’s conference, which ran June 8 through June 12. Some analysts believe the leak of a prototype iPhone 4G would force Apple to introduce a new handset earlier than planned, as Cult of Mac reported Tuesday.


“This year’s WWDC offers developers in-depth sessions and hands-on working labs to learn more about iPhone OS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” Scott Forstall, Apple senior vice president for iPhone Software, said.

Along with the usual sessions allowing Apple engineers to bring developers up to speed on the company’s latest technology, the conference will feature the first iPad development information, as well as iPad and iPhone Design Awards. The awards will be presented to developers selected from the App Store.

Leading up to the conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will reportedly kick off the Wall Street Journal‘s annual D: All Things Digital get-together.

Developers interested in registering for this year’s WWDC can go to developer.apple.com/wwdc for details.

[via AppleInsider and Silicon Alley Insider]