Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2008 (or WWDC 2008 or WWDC08) was a computer conference that was hosted by Apple Inc. for its developers at the Moscone Center's West Hall in San Francisco, California. It was Apple's 20th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, held from June 9 to 13, 2008.

Attendance

Apple reported that, for the first time, the conference had sold out. There were three tracks for developers, iPhone, Mac, and IT.

Product announcements

Announcements at the keynote event included the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, the stable version of the iPhone SDK, a subsidized 3G version of the iPhone for Worldwide markets,[1] iPhone OS 2, Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6),[2] and the replacement/rebranding of .Mac as MobileMe.[3] Seven years later, Yahoo News would describe 2008 as "perhaps the peak year for WWDC product intros", which however was marred by problems with MobileMe that caused "one of the biggest PR disasters in Apple history".[4]

Other events

Barenaked Ladies performed live at the WWDC 2008 Bash, held on June 12 at the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Keynote video

The WWDC 2008 keynote video was posted on June 9, 2008: (click below to watch)

References

  1. Swiss iPhone, 3G iPhone on June 9th?. MacRumors (May 14, 2008). Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  2. Bohon, Cory (June 3, 2008). Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?. TUAW. Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  3. Apple to rename .Mac and make it free (ad-supported)?. MacDailyNews (June 2, 2008). Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  4. Tynan, Dan. "Apple's Developers Conference: Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments", Yahoo Tech, June 5, 2015. (in en-US) 

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