Microsoft says Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple's WWDC

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Microsoft revealed via its official Twitter account on Thursday that the company's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, will not be speaking at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7.



Microsoft made the announcement Thursday afternoon. It came in response to a claim from analyst Trip Chowdhry with Global Equities Research, who said this week that Microsoft has been allotted 7 minutes during Apple's June 7 keynote address.



"Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev Conf.," the post on Twitter reads. "Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI."



The Twitter post does not address the other part of Chowdhry's claim: that Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 will allow developers to write applications for Apple's iPhone OS -- including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad -- as well as software for the Mac OS X operating system.



But that part of the rumor also seems highly unlikely, given that Apple specifically banned the use of intermediary tools to write software for the iPhone OS. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs also published a letter in which he said allowing a third-party layer of software results in sub-standard applications and hinders the platform.



"If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features," Jobs wrote. "We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers."
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  • Reply 1 of 35
    smiles77smiles77 Posts: 668member
    So either it was fake...or he chickened out. All that applause, you know?
  • Reply 2 of 35
    macdanboymacdanboy Posts: 39member
    So what could he possibly talk about??? Say something crazy like Apple only exists because Microsoft continued to make MS Office for the Mac???
  • Reply 3 of 35
    If you can code Obj-C directly in Visual Studio and it compiles Obj-C natively, what is the issue? I understand Flash ported to Obj-C is "intermediary", but Obj-C code compiled into an app has no middle ground, it's all C. So what would be the problem there? AFAIK, you can compile your code with the gcc compilers, so that's not banned. Why would VS be any different?



  • Reply 4 of 35
    damn_its_hotdamn_its_hot Posts: 1,185member
    Too bad - it would have been neat to see him stomp an iPhone or write all over someones MacBook... NOT!



    Dance monkey boy dance...
  • Reply 5 of 35
    bc kellybc kelly Posts: 148member
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    "Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont."



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    Awww, Monkey Boy



    THOSE would have been well worth the price of admission







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  • Reply 6 of 35
    bartfatbartfat Posts: 432member
    His 2 minutes of fame before he becomes obscured with the background.
  • Reply 7 of 35
    dcj001dcj001 Posts: 301member
    Well, there's no reason to go now!
  • Reply 8 of 35
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    that's a shame, I would have loved to watch him make a fool of himself.
  • Reply 9 of 35
    sasparillasasparilla Posts: 121member
    This whole idea was crazy to begin with.



    Ballmer giving a speech about Dev tools for the Mac? And then add that its at Apple which has been causing the guy to gnash his teeth for the last 5+ years. Just nuts. That guy's got an ego and there's no reason for him to head down to Apple to publicly eat a slice of humble pie in front of Apple developers (great image though).



    All that said, it would be interesting to see if they are offering a Mac option in Visual Studio (which seems kind of weird at this point - as in "why would they even do that?"). If memory serves, Microsoft did, a long time ago offer a dual compilation option (back in the pre OS X days), that didn't result in very Mac like applications (not a surprise) and was a failure in the market (nobody used it).
  • Reply 10 of 35
    stevetimstevetim Posts: 482member
    crap



    i really wanted monkey boy to do his thing.
  • Reply 12 of 35
    bklynkidbklynkid Posts: 36member
    Oh well but I still think a Microsoft announcement will be made of some sort. Probably Bing as the default search engine to combat Google.
  • Reply 13 of 35
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,449member
    I'm truly disappointed Ballmer will not be in the running at the Belmont.
  • Reply 14 of 35
    steviestevie Posts: 956member
    Monkey Boy will not dance for us! Bad Monkey Boy!
  • Reply 15 of 35
    cgc0202cgc0202 Posts: 624member
    If Steve Ballmer is quite occupied he could just send his 2007 iPhone video to share his sentiment.





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So7qrFO_p44





    CGC





    N.B.



    How did people embed a You Tube video here?



    Thanks spinnerlys!
  • Reply 16 of 35
    corinhorncorinhorn Posts: 12member
    Not surprising at all. As fun as it would have been to see Ballmer dance around next to Steve Jobs, did anyone actually think there was a chance that he would make a WWDC appearance?
  • Reply 17 of 35
    blastdoorblastdoor Posts: 1,893member
    Bummer. Oh well, could have been fun.
  • Reply 18 of 35
    spinnerlysspinnerlys Posts: 218member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post




    How did people embed a You Tube video here?



    You don't, as it is not enabled.
  • Reply 19 of 35
    I would have loved to see him do this at WWDC:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc
  • Reply 20 of 35
    cgc0202cgc0202 Posts: 624member
    This is what makes Apple Insider so much worth reading. It got wound of a rumor that one of the staff deemed credible enough to report:



    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer rumored to present at Apple's WWDC 2010




    By Sam Oliver

    Published: 07:40 AM EST



    It was so earthshaking and rocked the AI community that when there was a "slight change", it warranted another article by yet another staff, instead of an update of the pripr report:




    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/05/27/microsoft_says_steve_ballmer_not_speaking_at_apples_wwdc.html" target="_blank">Microsoft says Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple's WWDC


    By Slash Lane

    Published: 02:45 PM EST



    With the new development, and not withstanding whatever was reported/speculated in the previous article, the second staff was now very confident to allay our concerns:





    Quote:

    But that part of the rumor also seems highly unlikely, given that Apple specifically banned the use of intermediary tools to write software for the iPhone OS. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs also published a letter in which he said allowing a third-party layer of software results in sub-standard applications and hinders the platform.



    Steve Jobs proclamation has been affirmed. All is great again in the Apple kingdom.



    CGC
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