Apple's WWDC Set for June 6 in San Francisco

Appleis 2005 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 6-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple Computer announced Tuesday. The conference will focus on new technologies and offer more hands-on seminars to help programmers grasp new features of Mac OS X iTigeri.

WWDC is Appleis annual event for hardware and software developers, and is often used as a venue for new product announcments ranging from software to new hardware. At WWDC 2003, Apple introduced the Power Mac G5, while re-designed Cinema Displays were announced at last yearis event.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed at Mac Expo-San Francisco that the company would release Mac OS X iTiger" "in the first half of 2005" and many are expecting its official release to happen at WWDC.

Topics that will be high on the agenda for this yearis conference will include Spotlight, Dashboard, Core Data, Core Image, and Core Video technologies, the company said.

Other areas of focus will include new ways to optimize software code for better performance, learning how to improve applications by leveraging Apple tools, techniques on integrating applications with technologies and services built into Mac OS X, and using digital media to its fullest within third-party applications.

The cost to attend WWDC is US$1,295 for early registration before April 22 and $1,595 thereafter.