Steve Jobs, Apple execs to showcase Mac OS X Leopard, OS X iPhone development platforms at WWDC 2008

Apple today announced that a team of Apple executives, led by CEO Steve Jobs, will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address beginning at 10am. on Monday, June 9, 2008 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. This year’s WWDC will showcase two revolutionary development platforms, the ground-breaking innovations of OS X Leopard and OS X iPhone, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

The five-day WWDC event, which runs from June 9 to June 13, will feature the first ever iPhone track for mobile developers with in-depth sessions and hands-on labs to fully explore the capabilities of the OS X iPhone 2.0 software, including the iPhone SDK and the App Store, a breakthrough way for developers to wirelessly deliver their applications to iPhone and iPod touch users.

The iPhone track will also enable mobile developers to work side by side with Apple engineers to create amazing applications that leverage iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface, animation technology, rich set of APIs, including programming interfaces for Core OS, Core Services, Media and Cocoa Touch technologies, built-in three axis accelerometer and geographical location technology to deliver truly innovative mobile applications.

This year’s Mac track will give newcomers and seasoned veterans alike the technical foundation and techniques needed to develop world-class OS X Leopard applications with sessions that discuss every level of the system, including interface design and implementation, application frameworks, security, localization and networking.

WWDC 2008 will offer over 150 information-rich sessions and labs where Apple engineers will go in-depth on the innovative technologies that power OS X iPhone and OS X Leopard. Developers can bring code to the labs and work one-to-one with Apple engineers, applying development methods and best-practices gained from sessions to enhance their applications.

Other activities at Apple’s WWDC 2008 include:

• Presentation sessions led by engineers that provide an in-depth look at OS X iPhone, OS X Leopard and innovative tools and technologies such as the iPhone SDK, Cocoa Touch, Interface Builder, Xcode and more

• Practical hands-on sessions where attendees can learn Apple’s own coding strategies and techniques

• Technology labs where attendees can work one-to-one with Apple engineers

• Special events, including the Welcome Reception, Apple Design Awards, Lunchtime Speakers and Stump the Experts

Visit Apple’s WWDC website for registration and complete session details here.


  1. Yep, I can see it now –
    Steve Jobs will be jumping about the stage – sweat flying, pit stains on his turtleneck, spittle flying from his lips – as he shouts “Developers Developers Developers Developers …”

    Oh, wait, which dignified “Steve” am I thinking of?…

  2. I can’t wait 10.5.3. And I hope it will solve the many problems that in Leopard “just don’t work”. My brand new MBP with Leo 10.5.2. crashes every other day… Kind of getting tired ot the power button restarts. 🙁

  3. I don’t kow… I have multi-touch MBP with 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM installed by local “Apple premium reseller”. My system is otherwise quite stable – it only totally freezes couple of times during week. And it usually happens doing some trivial stuff – like writing e-mail or browsing around in iTunes.. I don’t know what to do, usual suggestions (like “repair permissions”) make no good. I’ll wait for 10.5.3. to come out and then see what happens…

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