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Apple today officially announced that CEO Steve Jobs will present an opening keynote address on June 7th to kick off the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. This year's WWDC sold out in a record eight days to over 5,000 developers.

The five-day event running from June 7 to June 11, is focused on providing advanced content for skilled developers across five key technology tracks: Application Frameworks; Internet & Web; Graphics & Media; Developer Tools; and Core OS. Apple engineers will deliver over 100 solutions-oriented technical sessions and labs. WWDC 2010 gives an incredibly diverse community the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iPhone, iPad and Mac developers from around the world.
The news is not considered a surprise, as Jobs has traditionally presented the keynote address at major Apple events. Jobs did miss headlining at Macworld Expo and WWDC 2009, however, due to a liver transplant.

Just this weekend, Jobs reportedly emailed a customer about WWDC, noting that "you won't be disappointed" in response to a question about announcements scheduled for the conference.



Article Link: Steve Jobs to Give June 7th Keynote at WWDC
 

GroundLoop

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Mar 21, 2003
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Wow! I am shocked!

I would have never in a million years guessed this!!!

;)

Hickman
 
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amt2002

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$1,599 per ticket and 5,000 attendees = $8 million from ticket sales alone :eek:
 
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stagi

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Can't wait to hear this one, hope they have some big announcements to raise up the heat on this new google war ;)
 
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oTaRu

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Dec 10, 2008
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it's good to hear that... actually is expected to hear Steve Job to host the opening...
 
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MikeDTyke

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$1,599 per ticket and 5,000 attendees = $8 million from ticket sales alone :eek:

1000 engineers not working for a week = several million dollars.

rough guestimate $150k/52 = $2885 per engineer
$2885 * 1000 = 2.9 Million...

They're not doing WWDC for a big paycheck, it's about giving back to the developer community.
 
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GroundLoop

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1000 engineers not working for a week = several million dollars.

rough guestimate $150k/52 = $2885 per engineer
$2885 * 1000 = 2.9 Million...

They're not doing WWDC for a big paycheck, it's about giving back to the developer community.

Actually, that is not even close. Salary is just a part of the engineer's hourly rate. You need to adding overheads, benefits, etc. The average 150K engineer actually costs about 200-225 dollars an hour.

1000*40*$212.50 = $8.5M.

I don't think that they have a full 1000 engineers there for the entire week though. Then add on top of that facility rental, facility set-up, prep time, taxes on the revenue from ticket sales, etc.... Apple would be lucky to break even on this thing....

But the extra press coverage is worth it.

Hickman
 
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kyleh613

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Isn't this pretty much the most obvious news in the world for mac fans? I can't remember the last time Steve Jobs DIDNT give a talk at WWDC. I guess he skipped the one during that time he got really sick? I can't remember if he did or not.

And I'd bet Apple is still losing money on the conference, or at best breaking even.

I doubt Apple cares **** all about this. The revenue they make from people buying their products due to this event more then makes up for it.
 
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Red Comet

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I like this

Steve Jobs makes any keynote an event. I really mean it from a PC user, I have enjoyed most of his keynotes since 2002.
 
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zacman

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They're not doing WWDC for a big paycheck, it's about giving back to the developer community.

The problem is that most people nowadays attending the WWDC aren't developers anymore and are just there for the "event". At least that's my experience from the last year compared to the years before.
 
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kiljoy616

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Hopefully he brings us a new Apple TV.

I just want them to screw with us and bring a iphone totally different from what we have seen, just to screw with our minds.

I can see steve going, so you thought you had us, muhahahaha. :p
 
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MikeDTyke

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Actually, that is not even close. Salary is just a part of the engineer's hourly rate. You need to adding overheads, benefits, etc. The average 150K engineer actually costs about 200-225 dollars an hour.

1000*40*$212.50 = $8.5M.

I don't think that they have a full 1000 engineers there for the entire week though. Then add on top of that facility rental, facility set-up, prep time, taxes on the revenue from ticket sales, etc.... Apple would be lucky to break even on this thing....

But the extra press coverage is worth it.

Hickman

I was actually going for 150K all in. Apple's not known to splash celebrity engineer cash like that. But your right it's more than just the engineers salary. They gotta rent moscone
 
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Red Comet

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Mar 15, 2009
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Apart from the iPhone announcement, there seems to be a distinct lack of rumours about what we could expect this year.

You're right, no wonder it seemed so peaceful these past few months lol.
Personally I am tired of rumors, they're like spoilers in real life.

They take the joy away from being "surprised" at first sight
 
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