WWDC Banner Hints at Surprise Announcement

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Apple has been fairly open about what will be discussed at Monday’s World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation, but at least one banner hints that there may be a surprise in store. A covered banner is hanging from the ceiling outside the keynote auditorium, which historically has been a good indicator that the company has a surprise announcement in store.

WWDC covered banner. Antici... pation!A covered banner at WWDC could mean a “one more thing” announcement

The keynote starts at 10AM pacific time and will be hosted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The company has already said Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and the soon to be unveiled iCloud service will all be shown off.

The company hasn’t hinted that new hardware announcements are planned for the keynote, although Mr. Jobs’s flair for surprises could mean that the rumored MacBook Air update is about to happen, the iPhone 5 will be announced, or that rumors pointing to an updated Time Capsule with iCloud data storage is on the way.

WWDC is Apple’s annual conference for Mac OS X and iOS developers, IT professionals, and peripheral makers. The event runs from June 6 through June 10 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.

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7 Comments Leave Your Own

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

I’d love it to be Flash for iOS, just to witness the cognitive dissonance from the Adobe haters here.

David

Someone might be in trouble, as this is upstairs… where only the Apple employees and convention center staff can get to right now.

RonMacGuy

I?d love it to be Flash for iOS, just to witness the cognitive dissonance from the Adobe haters here.

Would that be flash version 10.3.185.22 or tomorrow’s version?  Or Thursday’s version?  Or the upcoming weekend version?

grin

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

It would work with Safari Version 5.0.5 (5533.21.1).

geoduck

NM

archimedes

What was the surprise announcement?

archimedes

I?d love it to be Flash for iOS, just to witness the cognitive dissonance from the Adobe haters here.

I wouldn’t mind if Steve Jobs announced Flash for iOS - that would mean that Adobe had finally fixed it so that it didn’t suck. As much.

However, I would still turn it off, to avoid annoying, intrusive, flashing, Flash-based ads. There’s a reason we got rid of the <blink> tag…

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