updated 10:25 pm EDT, Thu April 29, 2010
E-mail speculated on the company's mobile focus
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly suggested the company is not de-emphasizing its focus on Mac development. The executive allegedly provided a response to questions from Greg Walker, a technical integration specialist at OEConnection, who asked if Apple was planning on supporting only mobile app development in the future, according to an e-mail posted on Your Mac Life.
"No," Jobs responded from his iPhone, keeping a terse form that has come to be expected from the iconic CEO.
The questions were likely raised following speculation ahead of WWDC that Apple may continue to place Mac OS X development on the back burner. The company will not be giving out any Apple Design Awards for Mac applications this year, for the first time since the company began the award program in 1997, according to an Ars Technica report.
The company's late announcement timing, just two months ahead of the conference, and steep entrance fees have been perceived as an attempt to control the attendance. The most recent conferences both sold out and were described by some developers as overcrowded.