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.