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Moscone event calendar suggests Apple to hold WWDC 2011 June 5-9

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A new listing for a generic "Corporate Meeting" scheduled for June 5 through 9 at San Francisco's Moscone West could prove to be a placeholder for Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference.

The convention center calendar shows Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 9 set aside for an unnamed meeting labeled as a "convention/tradeshow." While the generic listing is no guarantee of the WWDC 2011 dates, the second half of June is booked with five different events, suggesting that Apple's annual event will occur earlier in the month.

The June 5 bloc set aside at the Moscone Center has been reserved at Moscone West, where Apple has historically held WWDC. Calendar listings have frequently served as a potential indicator for the event's date, with varying degrees of success.

This year's event is expected to feature the introduction of Apple's next-generation iPhone. Rumors of the so-called iPhone 5 have picked up steam in recent weeks, suggesting that Apple is exploring the inclusion of an RFID near-field communications chip to use the handset as an electronic wallet.

Last year's WWDC was held June 7 through 11 at Moscone West. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs formally unveiled the iPhone 4, which would go on to become Apple's best-selling handset yet.



Though the event's keynote is traditionally presented by Jobs, the company co-founder recently took a medical leave of absence that will keep him away from day-to-day duties for an indefinite period of time. In 2009, during Jobs's last absence, Apple's head of marketing Phil Schiller, took over the keynote duties and unveiled the iPhone 3GS.
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I hope Steve chooses WWDC to come back full time. I actually miss the January show they used to have. It was like second-Christmas. January is just boring now.
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a week long corporate meeting? shoot me now...
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I hope Steve chooses WWDC to come back full time. I actually miss the January show they used to have. It was like second-Christmas. January is just boring now.

I hope he never returns. I would gladly give up whatever happiness seeing him on stage brings me in hopes that a restful and stress-free retirement might prolong his life.

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

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I hope he never returns.



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I would gladly give up whatever happiness seeing him on stage brings me in hopes that a restful and stress-free retirement might prolong his life.

I would gladly want him to be happy and enjoy his life, whatever that means he does. If he loves Apple and is happy doing his thing, more power to him.

The transition from work to retirement is sometimes more jarring than the person's previous work.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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As far as Steve goes, you have to consider Apple as valuable to him as a child is to a parent.

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GOA

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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If WWDC is those dates, Sun.-Thurs., it would be the first time WWDC has not had sessions on Friday. With iOS and a new release of OS X on the horizon, it doesn't seem too likely Apple would want to shorten WWDC. Still, that time in June would be very appropriate. Maybe they just expect developers to work longer days like the Apple engineers
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