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Apple Inc. said Thursday that its annual developers conference will run June 9 - 13 at the Moscone West convention center in downtown San Francisco, and should be a "landmark" for the company.

"The groundbreaking innovations of Mac OS X Leopard and iPhone OS offer two revolutionary development platforms for developers and IT professionals," the company wrote on its WWDC 2008 website. "Immerse yourself with information-rich sessions where Apple engineers go in-depth on the innovative technologies that power the features of these sophisticated platforms."

With the release of the official iPhone SDK, the conference will now have three distinct tracks. A new iPhone track covers the production of both native and web apps, including optimizing 3D graphics as well as network use.

An IT track is aimed at professionals integrating Apple hardware into business, including the iPhone as well as Macs.

A conventional Mac development track is also present.

In recent years, Apple chief Steve Jobs has also used his frequent keynote speeches at the event to introduce either new software or professional hardware. In 2006, the company co-founder introduced the original Mac Pro as well as Mac OS X Leopard's early features. In 2007, however, the presentation primarily saw an expanded preview of Leopard as well as a discussion of new gaming initiatives.

Still, Apple is setting the bar high for 2008 through its invite image for the event -- sent to Gizmodo -- which features two Golden Gate bridges coming together as well as a telltale byline: WWDC will be "a landmark event. In more ways than one."

WWDC 2008 invite sent to the media, courtesy of Gizmodo
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What do you think the bridge means guys? 2 paths that are similar but different products (mac os and iphone os)? 2nd generation iphone?
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Yes, I think the two bridges might represent the Mac and the iPhone/iPod/iNewton platforms. Perhaps the Newton replacement will be announced at WWDC 2008.

I hope we see Resolution Independence finally ship at WWDC 2008 (perhaps as 10.5.3 or 10.5.4).
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I was thinking the second bridge was pointing toward Moscone Center, and represented an indication along the lines of, "you should go here."
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Run windows software inside OS X without starting windows.
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June 9 : Birthday of the Mac Touch.
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Do I have to have more than an online ADC membership to buy a ticket? The purchase page says that a membership is required to activate the ticket, but it doesn't say if it is the paying kind of membership, or if the free one will do.
Thanks!
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It isn't just "the media" that got these invites. Anyone with an ADC membership, even a free one, got the same invite.
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Run windows software inside OS X without starting windows.

And the first Mac OS X blue screen of death is on us.

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Do I have to have more than an online ADC membership to buy a ticket? The purchase page says that a membership is required to activate the ticket, but it doesn't say if it is the paying kind of membership, or if the free one will do.
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The free one will do, you just need to pay the few thousand dollars.....its not like they would try to stop you giving them money!
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Run windows software inside OS X without starting windows.

You can do that with a lot of software, though not necessarily the ones I want nor as well as I would want, already using Wine's APIs.

In fact, Crossover for Mac allows for a user friendly approach to doing just that.
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Perhaps the Newton replacement will be announced at WWDC 2008.

It has, it's the iPhone. Why would anyone need or want anything else with the App Store?
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2nd generation iphone?

I hope so. Desperately need 3G!!!
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What do you think the bridge means guys? 2 paths that are similar but different products (mac os and iphone os)? 2nd generation iphone?

Two distinct sectors (Bridges) of the market, this being the Mac and the iPhone, unitizing a common pathway, Mac OS X. This thereby creating a landmark for Mac OS X in that it will become the preferred OS to develop upon.
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Two distinct sectors (Bridges) of the market, this being the Mac and the iPhone, unitizing a common pathway, Mac OS X. This thereby creating a landmark for Mac OS X in that it will become the preferred OS to develop upon.

This makes sense. Thanks.
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What do you think the bridge means guys? 2 paths that are similar but different products (mac os and iphone os)? 2nd generation iphone?

It probably means Apple will go on a hiring binge and one bridge won't be enough for the number of people they'll employ making that commute.
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Duh, its obviously the introduction of the iBridge with Intel Core 2 Duo chipset.
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Adobe Bridge is updated to 2.0?
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Magneto needs to get to Alcatraz.
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Adobe Bridge is updated to 2.0?


Remember, SJ said the SDK will be released "probably LATE June". Don't freak out when its still not available at the WWDC.
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I think Apple will announce developer tools that will allow you to use the same code for both platforms (iphone and mac)
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Apple ventures into bridge engineering?
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I think Apple will announce developer tools that will allow you to use the same code for both platforms (iphone and mac)

That doesn't make sense. iPhone app versions should be specialized to the iPhones hardware: screen size constraints, multi-touch interface, 3D accelerometer in some cases, etc.
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I think Apple will announce developer tools that will allow you to use the same code for both platforms (iphone and mac)

To add to ic's comment, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch aren't the same. I think it's probably a very bad idea as the app needs to be tweaked to the platform, and it's a lot more than just a recomplile.
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To add to ic's comment, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch aren't the same. I think it's probably a very bad idea as the app needs to be tweaked to the platform, and it's a lot more than just a recomplile.

To counter, I would say Apple could potentially end up with more developers on the iPhone than OSX, and would want to make it possible to bring them over competly. Furthermore, I would say that a lot of apps on the iPhone and OSX would idealy work hand in hand. For example - Filemaker Pro: how different would the OSX version differ from the iPhone version? Other than a streamlined UI of course, and going easier on the system resources, not sure why Apple couldn't come up with a way to consolidate development. I mean, let's face it - the iPhone is not going to be the only super mobile platform coming out of Apple.

Just my guess, of course I could be completely fucking wrong.
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The two bridges are obviously the Billy Joel album "The Bridge" and that one book "Bridges of Madison County." Uh, wait, what were we talking about again?

I know Apple shies away from new hardware at WWDC these days, but is it too much to hope that the MBP's will be revamped for the show? Developers like shiny new laptops, don't they?
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Do I have to have more than an online ADC membership to buy a ticket? The purchase page says that a membership is required to activate the ticket, but it doesn't say if it is the paying kind of membership, or if the free one will do.
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If you buy the Premiere membership it comes with one developer conference pass.

More information:

http://developer.apple.com/products/
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http://developer.apple.com/products/wwdc.html

By the way, $1295 for the ticket is much better than the $1995 I paid in 1999.
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Two distinct sectors (Bridges) of the market, this being the Mac and the iPhone, unitizing a common pathway, Mac OS X. This thereby creating a landmark for Mac OS X in that it will become the preferred OS to develop upon.

Actually it just means that developing for Mac and iPhone is as fast as driving on the highway or a walk in the park.
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post #30 of 43
The two bridges stand for, the iPhone's SDK, and the new xMac!
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They should have better video card is the macbook black, the macbooks pro need to be a little better as well.

The Mac pro should have new pci-e video cards out for it.

The Imacs need to have better ones as the old Imac had better video.

The mini needs to become a full size desktop with a good video card and desktop parts.

you can drop the mini down the g4 mini price and keep it low end but right now it is over priced a low end desktop at todays mini prices will still make apple money on it while letting apple have a good base system to BTO for gameing and mid-level pro work. Asking $2300 for a Sever / Workstation with a ATI 2600 XT and havening to add $200 more just for a 8800 GT will not cut next to just about all other gameing systems. The mac pro also comes with FB-DIMMS that are not the best for gameing.

The macpro can do cross fire will apple add that to there drivers + give you the bridges?
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2 bridges over troubled water...APPL sinking?
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Two bridges, Apple is spinning off iPod/iPhone into a new company "i, inc." Apple stock will split, Steve is cloning himself ???

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post #34 of 43
I think I'm actually going to pay and go this year. I highly encourage all of you college students to apply for the scholarship. One of the best times I ever had.

 

 

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post #35 of 43
There was a headline on Macrumors.com in '06 that said they were supposed to come out with the next version of Shake (or something similar) this year. Perhaps they will do that at the WWDC.

I would also like to see Apple dive more into 3D and gaming. I played Guitar Hero III on a Mac Pro the other day, and the game kept having hiccups every time I tried out "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth. Maybe they could come up with a "Core 3D" engine, somehow, or - as another poster suggested - expand their graphics capabilities towards the higher-end graphics cards. 3D and gaming are Apple's two main weaknesses, and Apple - as they have done in other areas - needs to deliver the goods.
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Looking at their wording, it seems clear that, in at least one way, the event is about landmarks, literally!
It must then be about (true) gps and/or some new location-based application(s). Very interesting. What can they be?
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Looking at their wording, it seems clear that, in at least one way, the event is about landmarks, literally!
It must then be about (true) gps and/or some new location-based application(s). Very interesting. What can they be?

That would be awesome! But do you think that true GPS will show up only in 2nd generation iphones/itouches? i can't see them adding such a massive service without a new form factor...i could be wrong!
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I made a simple countdown widget to WWDC

http://www.callegrafi.se/wwdc/WWDC08.zip

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Ok dang nabbit!! I want to comment on new hardware at WWDC 08. So just for the record here is my expert opinion:
Iphone 3G
Iphone Nano

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Nuff said.
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Apple will announce convergence of its operating system across the entire product line, with possibility of developed software that
Runs on OSX on your mac
Runs on OSX on your iphone
Runs on OSX on your iphone/touch/itab-newton

and your Apple TV runs on the above, with iphone/touch/tab as a remote etc.

All Paths Converge!

Maybe a dock or wireless to your Apple TV for your iphone/touch/tab to pick up programing to schedule/watch later.

+++some unheard of magic with the touch interface and a couple new upgrades to Apple TV.
The 5th major stream (Macs, iPods, iPhones, ATV, and .... itab? bring cigars.

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