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Apple has started preparing San Francisco's Moscone Center with banners for its Worldwide Developers Conference being held next week [Updated Friday with more photos].

Workers finished laminating the giant Apple logo on the convention center's east wall of windows, and have hung the main banner for "WWDC10," which focuses entirely on iPhone OS apps. It is identical to the "center of the app universe" image posted in Apple's invitations and on its http://developer.apple.com/wwdc website.

The majority of the conference sessions pertain to the iPhone platform, which will get its fourth major reference release, alongside the highly anticipated fourth generation of the iPhone.

Mac OS X is still featured in a variety of WWDC sessions, but no major announcements or demonstrations about the next 10.7 version are expected this year as Apple focuses its attention on its mobile devices, including the iPod touch and the new iPad, which set a new record of 2 million units in just two months of sales.

Apple has entirely abandoned its IT conference track focusing on servers and mass deployment, giving it more opportunity to accommodate the quickly growing audience of iPhone OS developers. The conference beings next Monday June 7.







Update: AppleInsider reader Brandon Mensing snapped additional photos on Friday, as workers put up another Apple logo on the side of the Moscone Center:





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It's just like Christmas for Apple Geeks !!!

My wife seen this story and emailed it to me, she kindly slipped in some instructions to purchase her a new toy for the office !

Me on the other had got to pick out my office gift last time \

Exciting !!!
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Hmmm...... The background image does look like the AppleTV screen at startup when you reboot.
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I want! Maybe a trifle busy for a desktop wallpaper - but totally fun!
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Hmmm...... The background image does look like the AppleTV screen at startup when you reboot.

My thoughts exactly! Especially when Stevo at the D8 down-played the TV/Cable 'go to market' scenario. I hope Apple has something to announce....I mean some enterprising douche bag CEO at one of the cable companies has to sign on with the largest Tech company in the world....don't they?


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Ps. Solipsmn, Quado, Steviio1, Macchrusinn, Anakk....? ru out there? Am I right?
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.

Hello! Macs are 'trucks!' Haven't you been listening.?

Yep, go ahead and be in your dark little room with your iMac/MacPro slaving away and be so proud you can tell everyone you have a 27" screen. Big Whoop!

Me?

I want to be out-and-about with my iPad, iPhone 4G and MBA!

That's where the chicks are, not stuck in a cubicle or office!

If you're in a cubicle or office, a girl will have to 'parachute' thru the roof before you are going to meet her!

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Ps. Solipsmn, Quado, SpanSanwhich, NasserAE, Steviio1, Macchrusinn, Anakk something, something...? ru out there? Am I right?
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.

I understand how you feel, but based on how Apple has been taking longer and longer between each OS X release, I wasn't expecting 10.7 until around August 2011 anyway.

This year may be all about the iPhone/iPad, but next year will bring back the Mac, 'cause if they don't :shakes fist:
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.

mmmm - perhaps the slow down means OSX is done now

That was only half a joke - I personally don't think there is much missing!
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Hmmm...... The background image does look like the AppleTV screen at startup when you reboot.

...except: it has iPhone apps in the display.

So, if I were going to be super fanboyreffic, I would say this sounds like the iPhone OS based AppleTV is coming. Based just on that picture. Of a banner. (=
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"center of app universe" + apple tv screen. Hmmm ATV SDK?
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Hello! Macs are 'trucks!' Haven't you been listening.?

Yep, go ahead and be in your dark little room with your iMac/MacPro slaving away and be so proud you can tell everyone you have a 27" screen. Big Whoop!

Me?

I want to be out-and-about with my iPad, iPhone 4G and MBA!

That's where the chicks are, not stuck in a cubicle or office!

If you're in a cubicle or office, a girl will have to 'parachute' thru the roof before you are going to meet her!

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Best

Ps. Solipsmn, Quado, SpanSanwhich, NasserAE, Steviio1, Macchrusinn, Anakk something, something...? ru out there? Am I right?

At most I'll buy an iPad for portability and presentations. Otherwise, I'll be doing serious work, at home/work, on a Mac Pro, Xserve, Mac Mini [depending on what they produce], AMD systems for Linux and more.

I have absolutely no desire to compensate for a penis by having a multitude of portable products.

When I get an iPhone it won't be until after the 4G has gone through serious testing by you folks.
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I have absolutely no desire to compensate for a penis by having a multitude of portable products.

Too funny!
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At most I'll buy an iPad for portability and presentations. Otherwise, I'll be doing serious work, at home/work, on a Mac Pro, Xserve, Mac Mini [depending on what they produce], AMD systems for Linux and more.

I have absolutely no desire to compensate for a penis by having a multitude of portable products.

When I get an iPhone it won't be until after the 4G has gone through serious testing by you folks.

We're sure you're a fine contributor to making Apple such a great development environment, but you realize that Joe Consumer doesn't care a whit about what you do?

On the other hand, Apple cares very much what Joe Consumer does, and really hopes that Joe Consumer will buy a multitude of portable products.

Oh, and we won't let you truly know how we feel about the iPhone 4G until LLVM has been heavily qualed for a year or two by Apple software QA. (Perhaps it has nothing to do with iPhone development, but that doesn't matter to us at this point.) Perhaps at that point, it will be included in 10.6.5. Or maybe its inclusion will be delayed to 10.6.6.

Thanks.
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No, that is one Apple serious Apple sticker. Would look good on the end of my house
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I understand how you feel, but based on how Apple has been taking longer and longer between each OS X release, I wasn't expecting 10.7 until around August 2011 anyway.

This year may be all about the iPhone/iPad, but next year will bring back the Mac, 'cause if they don't :shakes fist:

Yeah.. but what about Hardware release. MacPros are long Over due, and the professional Video Industry is waiting to see if Apple is going to do anything to appease the BluRay crowd. It's seriously hurting Apple every day they put off supporting BluRay officially.
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Friday would be great timing for an Apple product refresh (Pro, iMac, Mini), just prior to WWDC. :
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.

That was fine a few years ago when loads of things needed to be done but I think it's time they just stabilize, secure and optimize the system that we have. That's why some parts of Windows work better like the graphics drivers.

The mobile OS needs the big updates just now, 10.6 really doesn't. Apple have made the jump to 64-bit almost seamlessly and they have OpenCL in there with every feature you could possibly need.

I can't think of a single feature that Apple could put in that is glaringly missing. They need to fix security by sand-boxing the installer process like I said for years because now there are malware developers targeting it:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/m...h-spyware/6560

They need to fix ASLR so it's not easy for exploits to run. The graphics drivers will hopefully be updated with 10.6.4.

Until people start saying what features they need in 10.7 that can't be issued in an update, then 10.7 isn't needed right now.

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Friday would be great timing for an Apple product refresh (Pro, iMac, Mini), just prior to WWDC.

The Mac Pro likely won't arrive until late June but they could announce it at WWDC. The iMac likely won't get a major refresh as there aren't many new chips to use, I'd say just a switch to 320M in the lowest model and the Mini switches over. Possibly the MBA too. The product refreshes don't usually coincide with WWDC though.
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Originally Posted by Market_Player View Post

It's just like Christmas for Apple Geeks !!!

My wife seen this story and emailed it to me, she kindly slipped in some instructions to purchase her a new toy for the office !

Me on the other had got to pick out my office gift last time \

Exciting !!!

I just can't stand the first 45 minutes of Apple sell back patting and how many iPhones they've shipped, how many apps they've sold how many ipads now. Geesh. Just get to the meat of the WWDC. The shareholders know what's what. Lol
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Originally Posted by Market_Player View Post

It's just like Christmas for Apple Geeks !!!

My wife seen this story and emailed it to me, she kindly slipped in some instructions to purchase her a new toy for the office !

Me on the other had got to pick out my office gift last time \

Exciting !!!

I just can't stand the first 45 minutes of Apple sell back patting and how many iPhones they've shipped, how many apps they've sold how many ipads now. Geesh. Just get to the meat of the WWDC. The shareholders know what's what. Lol
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I just can't stand the first 45 minutes of Apple sell back patting and how many iPhones they've shipped, how many apps they've sold how many ipads now. Geesh. Just get to the meat of the WWDC. The shareholders know what's what. Lol

Shareholders want financial figures.

WWDC is not an event where Apple discloses major financial data. That's reserved for SEC filings and the usual analyst conference calls after quarterly results are announced.

Note that Apple does not announce new product during financial earnings reports. Most companies avoid that because they could be accused of burying bad economic news with new product announcements, a tactic that might draw the ire of the SEC and possibly result in hefty fines and shareholder lawsuits.
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will OS 4.0 be available to download on te 7th or will it be available later?
I want multitasking already >.<
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will OS 4.0 be available to download on te 7th or will it be available later?
I want multitasking already >.<

I suspect so. I can't see why iPad won't get the same features too.
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will OS 4.0 be available to download on te 7th or will it be available later?
I want multitasking already >.<

It will be available either just before hte release of the new iPhone or just after it. So probably not on the 7th, more likely the end of June or beginning of July when the new iPhone is released.
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Slow news day, huh?
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Apple should put up a few Google and Microsoft banners, maybe even an Android one. Then take them down just before the doors open.

A cruel trick, but it'd be fun to watch the fireworks.

Edit: Also hang a single Verizon banner, just for kicks.
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I can't think of a single feature that Apple could put in that is glaringly missing.

I can think of quite a few. For starters, it would be nice if Apple would their Mail application to give the option of widescreen preview. I've tried WideMail and Letterbox and I keep having major problems. I know Mail is NOT the same as OS X, but when was the last time Apple added features to Mail that didn't coincide with an OS X release?

If Apple can give widescreen preview to the iPad and MobileMe, why can't they give a LONG OVERDUE feature to Mail on the desktop?!
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Better Font Handling

Here's another one. FontBook needs to be able to auto-activate fonts for all applications, especially for designers using Creative Suite.

Currently using Suitcase Fusion which is fine most of the time but a pain when it acts up.

Apple, get your fonts in order. Fonts in System/Library, User/Library, HD/Library, User/Library/Application Support.

Start by naming ALL System fonts different from installed versions so I can avoid conflicts when using Helvetica Neue in designs. Tired of overriding System Fonts and getting outlines ones in Widgets when I switch to Dashboard.
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I'm still sad that they have no love for mac this wwdc.

Well, there's a new HDMI Mac Mini in the works, possibly an updated MBA and almost definitely an updated MacPro...

Possibilities abound.

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Slow news day, huh?

Damn, you beat me to it. I mean, wtf? A news story about hanging banners at an annual conference at a known location, on a known topic, and (guess what) the banners say the expected things...!? C'mon...
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will OS 4.0 be available to download on te 7th or will it be available later?
I want multitasking already >.<

Even if you get 4.0 on the 7th you will not be able to use multitasking with the currently available apps. Developers will need to build and submit updated binary of their apps using iPhone 4.0 SDK to support the new features (including multitasking). Apple is not accepting apps build by iPhone SDK 4.0 beta yet.
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I just can't stand the first 45 minutes of Apple sell back patting and how many iPhones they've shipped, how many apps they've sold how many ipads now. Geesh. Just get to the meat of the WWDC. The shareholders know what's what. Lol

You do realize that it is WWDC, and that Apple is speaking to DEVELOPERS, most of whom care very much about how many iPhone/iPod touch/iPad owners are out there, and how many credit card numbers are in the iTunes/App Store.
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I suspect so. I can't see why iPad won't get the same features too.

Apple has already said that iPad won't get the 4.0 features until September.
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Slow news day, huh?

Um, no, AI does the WWDC banner story every year.
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I can think of quite a few. For starters, it would be nice if Apple would their Mail application to give the option of widescreen preview.

Better Font Handling

Both of those things can be done in a system update. Auto-activation is in Font Book in the preferences but I don't know if it works correctly nor if it disables fonts when they are not being used.

To reword what I said before, I don't think there are enough features currently needed that warrant a major release that people have to pay for.
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Apple has already said that iPad won't get the 4.0 features until September.

Were they that specific? I thought they said later this year in the fall or something a little more vague.

But its sort of a bummer. Just got a pad and would love to get 4.0 right away, but, at least it will be like having a new product come Q3 !
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I have absolutely no desire to compensate for a penis by having a multitude of portable products.
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Bit of a leap there, no?
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Even if you get 4.0 on the 7th you will not be able to use multitasking with the currently available apps. Developers will need to build and submit updated binary of their apps using iPhone 4.0 SDK to support the new features (including multitasking). Apple is not accepting apps build by iPhone SDK 4.0 beta yet.

that's ok I want the new dock and wallpapers too. and I NEED folders. I have too many apps
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I just can't stand the first 45 minutes of Apple sell back patting and how many iPhones they've shipped, how many apps they've sold how many ipads now. Geesh. Just get to the meat of the WWDC. The shareholders know what's what. Lol

Well, developers do care how many iPhones and iPads have shipped. It helps them gauge whether it is worth it to target certain devices for their apps.
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I have absolutely no desire to compensate for a penis by having a multitude of portable products.

So do you have a vagina instead?

Seriously you're an idiot.

I can tell you now that most of my "serious work" is currently being done on my iPhone because I need access to my e-mail and Bento as I am a field engineer who goes all around the greater Wellington region in New Zealand fixing customer's PCs, Macs, and EFTPOS machines.

Being tied to a desktop is a pain and a laptop is too bulky for me to carry around easily while I'm carrying parts and tools. The iPad will give me a great deal more real estate as well as giving me access to the information I need when I need it.

Don't say the iPad isn't capable of real work when clearly you're nothing more than a desk jockey. Some people actually do do "real work" instead of look at screens all day.
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