WWDC Keynote Monday, June 8th 10AM: As Expected, No Steve Jobs

Apple's WWDC Keynote will happen on Monday June 8th, at 10am. Phil Schiller will be presenting, as he has the last two Apple events. It's tempting to start asking, "Where's Steve?", because it's June. Don't.

Somewhere along the way, people worked the question into their mind that it was a possibility that Steve Jobs would speak at the keynote. This has never been stated as a possibility. Twice, Apple and Jobs himself have confirmed that he would return after WWDC, which occurs in early June.

When, Steve Jobs stepped down in January to focus on his health, he said, in a letter to the community, "I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June."

More recently Apple's interim CEO, long time COO magician Tim Cook, carefully reiterated during the Q1 earnings call, "We look forward to Steve returning to Apple at the end of June."

Not that he hasn't been busy. The WSJ reports that Jobs has been moving behind the scenes, specifically, that he "regularly reviews products and product plans".

Carry on your countdown for Steve Jobs return, then, if that's your thing. And more importantly, see you at the Keynote.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off with Keynote Address on Monday, June 8

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. A team of Apple executives, led by Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the keynote. WWDC will offer in-depth sessions on both iPhone™ OS 3.0, the world's most advanced mobile operating system, and Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™, an even more powerful and refined version of the world's best desktop operating system and the foundation for future Mac® innovation.

"Last June, we gave developers an early look at the powerful new technologies that form the underpinnings of Mac OS X Snow Leopard," said Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "At WWDC, we will be giving our developers a final Developer Preview release so they can see the incredible progress we've made on Snow Leopard and work with us as we move toward its final release."

Snow Leopard and Mac technical sessions will showcase hundreds of refinements to the operating system and dive deep into its new technologies including a 64-bit architecture, QuickTime® X, next-generation multicore and GPU processor support, and amazing new accessibility technologies. iPhone OS 3.0 technical sessions will cover introductory and advanced concepts to help developers get the most out of the iPhone OS 3.0 SDK and over 1,000 new APIs available for iPhone OS 3.0.

WWDC also offers attendees the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Apple engineers to solve code-level issues, gain insight into development techniques and get expert advice on interface design.

Other activities at Apple's WWDC 2009 include:
· more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating iPhone OS 3.0 and Mac OS X technologies;
· over 1,000 Apple engineers presenting the latest in Apple technologies and providing one-to-one direction in hands-on labs; and
· the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPhone and Mac developers from around the world.