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Old May 27, 2011, 01:20 AM   #1
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Apple Also Inviting Australian Journalists to June 6th WWDC Keynote






Apple seems to be quietly inviting overseas journalists to the 2011 Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) Keynote. With only one and a half weeks until the event, Apple isn't giving that much notice to international journalists. Earlier this week, we heard that Apple's iPhone PR team was approaching British journalists to attend WWDC in San Francisco.

Now, iTechReport.com.au has spotted a tweet from Australian technology editor Charlie Brown revealing that he had been invited to San Francisco on June 6th, the first date of WWDC.




The tweet has now been removed, but Brown said that he expected something big at the event. Apple commonly invites journalists to the WWDC, though this year Apple has been particularly quiet about the details of the keynote. By this time, Apple has usually announced the time/date of the keynote as well as the host. The WWDC keynote typically takes place at 10am Pacific on the first day of WWDC. This year that would fall on June 6th. Steve Jobs is the usual keynote speaker, but due to his medical leave of absence, it seems likely that role will be filled by someone else.

In the original WWDC announcement (see above), Apple has already revealed that they will be talking about the "future" of iOS and Mac OS X. So, we expect iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion to be the focus of the event as well as a possible music cloud service that has been heavily rumored.

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Old May 27, 2011, 01:37 AM   #2
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Steve presented at last event despite being on medical leave of absence. So why say "it's unlikely he'll be there". I'd say, it's likely he WILL be there.
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:38 AM   #3
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Less than 2 weeks and we will find out.
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:46 AM   #4
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Amazing! Down under actually got invited to something.
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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Well I guess we know where Gizmodo's seat went.
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:50 AM   #6
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I hope it's to tell the Journos that Apple will now double the price gouged from Australian MAS and iTunes customers.

We really appreciate how generous you were letting us have that old Australia-USA "Free" Trade Agreement.

Or maybe they are finally going to finally include some Australian words in the Australian dictionary!
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:57 AM   #7
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I think that Lion demo with a release date and the new cloud services are big enough to get a lot of journalists there. Especially the cloud services as the success of these relies on as many people seeing it through the media as possible to gain traction.
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:01 AM   #8
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Finally...

Australia on the invite mApple


Since the Aussie dollar buys 106+ US Cents...
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:02 AM   #9
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Looking forward for both OS', this is Apple's time to deliver.

I can see it now, after WWDC ends, it'll be all iPhone 5, with a little bit of the iPods, until September.
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:02 AM   #10
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Probably the icloud announcement and demo, since they got the licenses. It would be nice if the new iphone was there, too.
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hmm

why are the app icons in 3D?...
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:09 AM   #12
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[...]The tweet has now been removed, [...]
...And the invitation has been voided!!
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:10 AM   #13
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Sign that the cloud music service will be international from the get-go? That would be an impressive feat.
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:11 AM   #14
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why are the app icons in 3D?...
Visual effect. So was the "Tunnel" in the "App Universe" thingy last time.
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I'm starting a tech blog immediately... Can I get an invite..?
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:16 AM   #16
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Visual effect. So was the "Tunnel" in the "App Universe" thingy last time.
Yeah. I just googled it too.

Though it would be nice to have some depth to the interface (please not 3D though), the closest thing of which we have is the reflection on the mini app dock.
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:18 AM   #17
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I WANT an iPhone nano. i don't watch the screen. I want a small phone that does everything without a big screen there!! gimme!!!
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It must be something really big, Think on the scale of the iPad, maybe even bigger.
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Amazing! Down under actually got invited to something.
Don't worry, we'll tell you all about the keynote… just as soon as New Zealand gets the Internets.
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:30 AM   #20
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Charlie Brown? really?
Is Apple inviting the rest of the Peanuts too?
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It must be something really big, Think on the scale of the iPad, maybe even bigger.
Maybe a 12 inch iPad?!
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:38 AM   #23
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Among all the things that could be announced, I wonder if there's any possibility that an iBooks for OSX could be one of them. I don't know what's been preventing that, so I've been wondering lately if Apple's deals with various publishing companies extends to iDevices only.
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It must be something really big, Think on the scale of the iPad, maybe even bigger.
No. No no no no no. PLEASE don't start thinking this way otherwise we'll have a week and a half of unrealistic expectations followed by a tsunami of moaning when Apple doesn't deliver a 1mm thin iPhone. Apple inviting tech writers to WWDC isn't that surprising surely and while it does suggest there'll be something worth reporting on it's far more likely to be Lion / iOS 5 / Cloud Music than anything else (and I wouldn't place bets on Cloud Music at this point either, they may hold that back for September as it'd be a better fit there).

Sure, think everyone would like to see the new iPhone rollout in June / July as it has done previously but wouldn't it be good to be pleasantly surprised if it does rather than let down if it doesn't?
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No. No no no no no. PLEASE don't start thinking this way otherwise we'll have a week and a half of unrealistic expectations followed by a tsunami of moaning when Apple doesn't deliver a 1mm thin iPhone. Apple inviting tech writers to WWDC isn't that surprising surely and while it does suggest there'll be something worth reporting on it's far more likely to be Lion / iOS 5 / Cloud Music than anything else (and I wouldn't place bets on Cloud Music at this point either, they may hold that back for September as it'd be a better fit there).

Sure, think everyone would like to see the new iPhone rollout in June / July as it has done previously but wouldn't it be good to be pleasantly surprised if it does rather than let down if it doesn't?
What if there is some new product that hasn't been leaked at all? Something to totally catch everyone off guard? Not the iPhone 5, or Lion or iCloud.
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