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Phil Schiller to host June 8th WWDC keynote

updated 10:05 am EDT, Wed May 13, 2009

Schiller to keynote WWDC

Apple's senior VP of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller, will host the keynote speech at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, an announcement reveals. The speech is set to begin Monday, June 8th at 10AM PT in the Moscone Center, where Schiller will be joined by other, as-yet-unnamed Apple executives. The bulk of WWDC events -- namely labs and sessions -- are scheduled to begin the next day.

2009 will mark the first time in years that the keynote has not been hosted by Apple boss Steve Jobs. The CEO is scheduled to remain on an extended medical leave until the end of June, as a result of unexpected complications tied to a problem described only as a "hormonal imbalance." The intended focus of Schiller's speech is unknown, but it is believed he will announce one or more new iPhones, in addition to more details on the iPhone 3.0 firmware and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The development of iPhone 3.0 may be advanced enough for the software to be released on or around WWDC.

by MacNN Staff



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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I can see him now. Running up and down the stage, screaming "developers! Developers! Developers!" It will be a sight to see!

    But being that its a developers conference, wouldn't it make more sense to bring out one of your technical guys, not a marketing guy, to do the keynote? I really can't imagine developers spent $1500 to sit through a sales discussion for two hours.

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    first of several?

    2009 will mark the first year in a span of several that the keynote has not been hosted by Apple boss Steve Jobs.

    So is this somehow confirmation that Jobs won't be doing any keynotes for the next several years?

  1. gor3don

    Joined: Dec 1969


    basic english

    testudo is right, but then I don't expect properly written sentences from MacNN.

  1. dru

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not confirmation

    testudo, I hope you're not a troll, but the article points out clearly that WWDC is June 8th and Steve is on his leave of absence until the "end of June" which June 8th clearly is not. There's no news. No mystery. I'm personally disappointed but it's not a surprise.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I suspect some kind of

    conspiracy. They should put up a big screen in the middle of the stage and have Steve Jobs deliver the speech from his sickbed as long as his breathing apparatus doesn't get in the way. I just want a sign that shows that he's still alive and not stuck in one of those deep-freeze containers.

    I know we're told Steve wants that old house torn down, but that may be just a cover-up and to be used as an oversized mausoleum.

    You watch the news media have a field day with speculation as to why Steve isn't present in some form or fashion regardless of when he is supposed to come back.

  1. JEB

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wabbit outta my hat.....

    After Schiller's team leading everyone through info about Snow Leopard, MacPro updades, and iPhone 3.0 . . . everyone will be nice and contented.Then he gets to say "And, one more thing™ . . . " = Enter stage left / right: Steve Jobs to introduce a nice, new iPhone a'la 2009 . . . oh, yeah, and he'll have those hormone imbalances, uhh, balanced!

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