PRESS RELEASE May 2, 2005

Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2005

CUPERTINO, California—May 2, 2005—Apple® today announced that Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote on Monday, June 6, 2005, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
The five-day event, which runs from June 6 to June 10, will host more than 140 technical sessions with new content designed to serve a wide range of Mac developers, including tracks for making the most of Mac OS® X version 10.4 “Tiger,” hands-on labs with the latest Mac® systems and a unique opportunity to work developer-to-developer with the Apple engineers who created Tiger.
Other activities at Apple’s WWDC 2005 include:
  • an in-depth look at Tiger technologies, from its open source foundation to innovative application frameworks, next generation development tools and its more than 200 new features including Spotlight™, Dashboard, Automator, Core Data, .Mac Sync and more;
  • detailed technical information and guidance to make the most of Tiger and other technologies including special sessions on creating Dashboard Widgets, writing a Spotlight plug-in, and implementing Sync Services in applications;
  • an Enterprise IT track helping enterprise developers, system administrators and IT managers to make the most of the core technologies in Tiger and fully leverage them in their environments;
  • hands-on labs highlighting new tools and techniques for accelerating applications, including one to help developers migrate projects to Xcode;
  • comprehensive sessions where developers can learn firsthand Apple Engineering's own coding strategies and best practices for leveraging technologies like Spotlight, Core Image, Xgrid, Core Data and Quartz Composer; and
  • special events and activities such as the opening night’s Apple Developer Connection Reception, Apple Design Awards, Stump the Experts and Late Night Labs.

Cost & Registration
The cost of the five-day conference is $1,595 (US) per attendee, with a $300 (US) Early Registration Discount available through May 6. Visit Apple’s WWDC website for registration and complete session details at http://developer.apple.com/wwdc.
Press Registration
Members of the media and industry analysts are invited to attend the keynote and can register by contacting Simon Pope at (408) 974-0457 or spope@apple.com.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
Press Contacts:
Anuj Nayar
Apple
(408) 974-8388
anuj@apple.com
Simon Pope
Apple
(408) 974-0457
spope@apple.com

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