Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC, Hints At No Mac OS X 10.2 Release

Apple officially announced today that Steve Jobs would be presenting the keynote at this yearis Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The company recently extended Early Bird registration for the event until this Friday, April 19th, 2002. Early Bird registration includes a US$300 discount for the event. What is more interesting, however, is the mention in the press release that Steve Jobs would be offering a sneak peek at "Jaguar," the code name for the next Mac OS X release. That release should, in theory, be Mac OS X 10.2. The obvious implication of this sneak peek is that if Apple is offering a sneak peek, the company wonit be releasing that version, despite Web rumors to the contrary. From Apple:

Apple® today announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) with a keynote on Monday, May 6, 2002, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

"With Mac OS X taking center stage, itis a very exciting time to be a Mac developer,” said Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO. "To get our developers even more excited, weill be giving them a sneak peek at the next release of Mac OS X, code named Jaguar.”

The five-day event, which runs from May 6-10 at the San Jose Convention Center, will feature more than 120 scheduled in-depth technical sessions on Mac® OS X, Appleis next generation operating system.

Other Activities at Appleis WWDC 2002 include:

  • technical sessions covering topics such as Cocoa®, Carbon™, Java, Darwin, Digital Media, QuickTime®, WebObjects® and Networking & Server;
  • hands-on labs to get the latest information on Mac OS X directly from Apple engineers and technology experts;
  • an Exhibitor Fair showcasing the latest development tools and products;
  • the Seventh Annual Apple Design Awards recognizing developers for innovation, advanced Mac OS X look and feel and the use of Apple technologies in their new product entries to the Mac OS X market; and
  • additional activities including a FireWire® Plugfest, Birds of a Feather sessions and Stump the Experts.

Cost & Registration
The cost of the five-day conference is $1,295 (US) per attendee through April 19, and $1,595 (US) per attendee thereafter. Visit Appleis WWDC Web site for registration, pricing and complete session details.

You can find more information on the event at Appleis Web site, including Early Bird registration information.