The banners are up in Moscone West for WWDC, six days before the event is scheduled to kick off, and the first photographs have been posted to Flickr, courtesy of Adam Jackson. The theme for this year would appear to be the App Store and the apps inside it.
Apple dashed the hopes of those hoping to see Steve Jobs at WWDC in a press release earlier this morning stating that Phil Schiller would be delivering the annual keynote. While perhaps disappointing, it's not at all surprising, given the fact that WWDC is scheduled for early June, and Steve said in his public letter, "I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June." Full release after the break.
Apple has posted video interviews with four developers working with the iPhone SDK in anticipation of WWDC in June. In each one, the developers talk about how their experience of working with the tools and frameworks provided with the iPhone SDK to create their own unique applications and selling them in the App Store.
Today Apple announced that this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 8-12. As with previous years, WWDC09 will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone West convention center. Three developer tracks, which Apple began doing last year, will be available—iPhone, Mac, and IT. Apple unveiled the iPhone 3G at last year's WWDC on the heels of Mac OS X Leopard. It's likely that Apple will again use this opportunity to announce the next generation iPhone which we expect sometime in July.
In the spirit of encouraging development after greatly loosening their iPhone developer NDA, Apple has posted several sessions from this year's WWDC 2008 to iTunes U. Unfortunately, they're only available to Premiere members of the Apple Developer Connection program.