WWDC 09 Keynote: Schiller, not Jobs

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Apple revealed on Wednesday that it's 2009 World Wide Developers Conference keynote will be presented by senior vice president of World Wide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller, and not Steve Jobs. Many had been hoping that Apple would use the event to highlight the CEO's return from medical leave.

Mr. Schiller, along with what Apple is calling "a team of Apple executives," will deliver the keynote.

Senior vice president of Software Engineering, Bertrand Serlet, also confirmed that developers would be receiving a final developer preview release of Mac OS X 10.6 at the conference.

CEO Steve Jobs started a six month leave of absence early in the year for health reasons. At the time, he said in a letter to employees "In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June."

Mr. Jobs's decision to temporarily step out of the spotlight came after his battle with pancreatic cancer and weight loss concerns that were detracting from Apple events and product announcements. He has, however, remained involved in company decisions during his medical leave.

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled to kick off on June 8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event will include training and lectures on Apple technologies including Mac OS X 10.6, iPhone Software 3.0 and more.

 

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4 Comments

dennis

Why did anyone expect Jobs? It probably takes weeks to prepare and perfect one of those keynotes. Jobs couldn’t do a keynote on June 8 without returning to regular work a long time before “the end of June.”

Intruder

Well clearly Apple is doomed!

geoduck

Well clearly Apple is doomed!

ROTFL

This jibes with something I expected all along. When SJ returns he will make an effort to NOT be the visible front of Apple. I don’t think he really ever liked that role.

Macaholic

This jibes with something I expected all along. When SJ returns he will make an effort to NOT be the visible front of Apple. I don?t think he really ever liked that role

PFFT! Oh YES he did!

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