WWDC 2010

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed."  Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.

After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!

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Steve Ballmer Won’t be Making it to WWDC, or Dancing With the Stars

Steve Ballmer Won’t be Making it to WWDC, or Dancing With the Stars

Well, that was quick. We had brought you a story earlier today, about a particular analyst out there who believed, pretty strongly, that Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, would actually be making an appearance at this year's WWDC. You know, the one that's built around Apple's developer community, and where they're likely to announce the next iPhone. Apparently Ballmer was going to show up to announce something like Silverlight on the iPhone, or to announce iPhone OS and Mac development tools in Visual Studio 2010. Yeah, it was unbelievable, and sure enough, none of it's true.

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Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Apple's June 7th WWDC 2010 keynote is approaching, and thanks to various pre-show leaks of the fourth-generation iPhone HD many are questioning exactly how groundbreaking the Steve Jobs presentation might be.  That seems like the ideal opportunity for an analyst face-off: perennial Apple ponderer Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, reckons Apple has "little room for surprise" during the event, while Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry is predicting a seven minute guest appearance during the keynote by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Steve Jobs confirmed for WWDC 2010 keynote

Steve Jobs confirmed for WWDC 2010 keynote

Pushing out a press release confirming that CEO Steve Jobs will be taking to the stage at WWDC 2010 for the opening keynote is unlikely to save Apple from accusations of an over-talkative PR machine, but it all helps pave the way for a likely next-gen iPhone HD debut on June 7th.  Jobs will be taking a break from dictating Apple's movements by email to open the developer conference at 10am PST, and SlashGear will be there to liveblog the whole thing.

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Jobs: “You won’t be disappointed” by WWDC 2010

Jobs: “You won’t be disappointed” by WWDC 2010

Steve Jobs has been flexing his typing fingers again, this time dealing with the PR fall-out after Google IO last week.  Two iPhone-lovers got in touch with the Apple CEO to ask whether he agrees that Google stands a chance of surpassing the Cupertino company, as well as if he has something particularly juicy up his sleeve at WWDC 2010.

The answers, unsurprisingly, are upbeat.  Steve reckons there's "not a chance" that Google is leapfrogging Apple with the direction in which they're taking Android, and as for WWDC 2010 despite the existing iPhone HD leaks we've seen he still thinks we "won't be disappointed".

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iPhone HD expected at WWDC 2010: SlashGear will be liveblogging

iPhone HD expected at WWDC 2010: SlashGear will be liveblogging

So WWDC 2010 is fast approaching - June 7th we now know - and while developers may be concentrating on getting their apps up to speed with iPhone OS 4.0, the rest of us will be anticipating the debut of the iPhone HD.  The fourth-generation iPhone may have been unofficially previewed over the past few weeks, but we're confident that Steve Jobs & Co. will still have a few surprises in store.  While we'd love to stuff you all in our bags and take you in with us, we'll have to do the next best thing and run the traditional SlashGear liveblog at http://live.slashgear.com/.

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