Jobs to Keynote WWDC 2005

Apple Computer co-founder and chief executive officer Steve Jobs will kick off Appleis Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with his keynote address on Monday, June 6, the company announced Monday.

The five-day event will host more than 140 technical sessions with new content designed to serve a wide range of Mac developers, including tracks for making the most of Mac OS X version 10.4 ?Tiger,? hands-on labs with the latest Mac systems and an opportunity to work developer-to-developer with the Apple engineers who created Tiger.

The announcement of a keynote by Mr. Jobs was expected. Mr. Jobs has given an opening address at WWDC for many years now. In 2004, Mr. Jobs introduced new flat panel displays, and demonstrated Mac OS X "Panther" and previewed a very early version of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger", which recently was released to the public.

WWDC registration costs US$1,595 with a $300 Early Bird Discount available through May 6.