updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
WWDC, 3-hour keynote
Apple is set to kick off its 2007 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a whopping 3-hour keynote speech, and has added 'coding headstarts' as well as hotel rates to its website. The Cupertino-based company historically uses its WWDC keynote speech to offer in-depth previews of its operating system, elaborate on its overall strategic position, and introduces new hardware or software. The keynote is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 11th, and despite Apple's decision to push back the launch of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard until October, the company has promised to offer WWDC attendees preview versions of the new operating system. Apple previously noted that it was developing several secret features for Leopard, but refused to disclose those features to prevent competitors from copying the new ideas.
Apple's 'coding headstarts' each include an introductory video, lesson guide, and sample code in an Xcode project to provide developers with step-by-step guidance on how to create new features in applications using the development languages, APIs, and frameworks of Mac OS X Leopard.
Early registration for WWDC 2007 ends April 27th, with tickets priced at $1,300 until that date.