Downloads include slides, sample code
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.
'Safe travels home,' exec says
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.
Mac developers sidelined
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.
Event showcases iPhone 4, iBooks
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.
Establishes iPad as threat to Kindle?
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.
Update coming later this month
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.
Reinforces iPhone, iPad focus of event
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.
Highlight still to be new iPhone
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.
New carriers, Mac OS X 10.7 thought unlikely
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.
CEO expected to show off new iPhone
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.
Claims iPhone focus is part of 'normal cycle'
People shouldn't panic at the absence of Mac categories at this year's 2010 Apple Design Awards, says Steve Jobs. In an e-mail, the CEO explains that Apple is "focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on iPhone OS" for WWDC 2010. "Maybe next year we will focus primarily on the Mac. Just the normal cycle of things. No hidden meaning here," the message concludes.
Would bring iPhone debuts in line within iPods
In a change of pace, the next iPhone could be released during WWDC this year, rather than sometime after, say sources identified as "familiar with the situation." Since the introduction of the original iPhone, Apple has made it a habit to announce new models at WWDC, then launch them online and/or at retail a few weeks later. If the sources are correct, a next-generation iPhone could go on sale as soon as June 7th, when Apple will probably host the WWDC 2010 keynote.
Macs losing clout?
Mac software will be absent from the Apple Design Awards at WWDC 2010, details reveal. As stated, the company is only handing out five iPad and five iPhone awards, based on nominations of one app per platform from each developer. Categories include innovation, performance, technology adoption and design and user experience.
Will include iPad, iPhone 4.0 sessions
Apple has formally announced a schedule for the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference. The event will be held June 7th through the 11th at Moscone West in San Francisco, and sport a distinct emphasis on iPhone and iPad apps. Developers will be able to attend the first sessions for the iPad, and labs for iPhone 4.0. As usual, a large section of the conference will still be devoted to Mac OS X.