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Less than a week after the conclusion of the event, Apple has posted the session videos for WWDC 2010 online. These cover the 100-plus instructional courses held during the week, which were intended to aid developers in coding for Mac OS X or iOS. The videos are available in HD or SD quality, and can be imported into iTunes for viewing or sync with Apple handhelds.
Apple has reportedly given special treatment to one Chinese developer, who was attacked last week while attending WWDC. Known online as Stone, the developer works with Tencent, responsible for China's popular QQ messaging client. While riding a bus in San Francisco Stone was mugged, suffering injuries including a broken rib and marks on his face. An iPad brought with him was bent and cracked, although technically still functional.
As a part of ongoing WWDC proceedings, Apple has handed out the 2010 Apple Design Awards. The candidates were selected mainly on the basis of nominations from developers, although Apple reserved the right to pick its own choices. Winners were rated on a combination of design, innovation, performance and technology adoption.
Less than a day after the event, Apple has posted two different video versions of the 2010 WWDC keynote. On Apple's website is a streaming version, encoded in three different quality levels for QuickTime. Via the iTunes Store people can now download a podcast version, viewable either in iTunes or on an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Apple TV.
Titles sold through the iBookstore now account for about 22 percent of US e-book sales, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The claim was made during today's WWDC keynote, which ultimately announced the iPhone 4, but began with a segment on the iPad. Even though the iBookstore has only officially been active since April 3rd, over 5 million titles have been downloaded worldwide, Jobs comments.
One of the first announcements to come from Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote is a forthcoming update of iBooks, the e-reading app for the iPad. Due later this month, the update should add three important features. The most essential of these is support for PDF files, a common component of other e-readers. A separate bookshelf loads by tapping a "PDF" button at the top of the screen.
Workers at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have begun decorating the building in preparation for next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, photos show. Outside of the building, a large white Apple logo now dominates the glass facade. On the inside a wall has been plastered with the banner image visible on the official WWDC website.
The major emphasis of Steve Jobs' June 7th WWDC keynote will on new iPhone hardware, but it could also include two other important announcements, says Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu. Sources allege that the prototype iPhone details leaked a month ago are close to those of the final device, for which Wu argues evidence is also mounting of a near-future release. Carriers are believed to be letting old inventory purge, while Walmart has dropped the price of an iPhone 3GS to as little as $97. Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 3G online.
There is "little room for surprise" at this year's WWDC keynote, scheduled for June 7th, claims Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. As is commonly expected, the major focus should be on a new iPhone, featuring better battery life, an upgraded main camera with a flash, and a new front-facing camera for video chat. Beyond this, nothing earthshaking will be announced, Munster predicts.
Apple has now confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will be hosting the company's WWDC keynote, scheduled for 10AM Pacific time on June 7th. The conference will run until June 11th, and have over 100 sessions and labs. Apple sold out of tickets in just eight days, despite a $300 spike in cost. In excess of 5,000 people are expected to attend.