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WWDC 2009 to occur June 6-12? - Don't count on it as other weeks are just as likely in June, July, or August
Speculation is running rampant amongst Apple watchers that the firm's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) will be held during June 6-12. It was first speculated by the Baltimore Sun and has been picked up by numerous outlets. It's widely anticipated that Apple will demonstrate and/or announce Snow Leopard, Mac OS X version 10.6 at WWDC.
We published a post on March 15, 2007 titled, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 - a May 2007 release? in which we provided analysis of a potential Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard release based on prior information from Apple CEO Steve Jobs as well as Leopard book publication information posted on Amazon. Clearly, the Leopard book information on Amazon wasn't a reliable predictor for Leopard's release (it was released in October 2007) as Amazon initially showed that the books would be released in May/June.
Past WWDC events
The last three WWDC events dating back to 2006 took place as follows:
- 2008 - June 9-13 at Moscone West, San Francisco
- 2007 - June 11-15 at Moscone West, San Francisco
- 2006 - August 7-11 at Moscone West, San Francisco
Other likely WWDC 2009 dates
As can be seen, each time WWDC is held it is a 5-day event. The last two have been held in the middle of June. By looking at the Moscone Event schedule, it is clearly observable that it is missing information for Moscone West (doesn't even list events for Moscone West) during the following Monday - Friday 5-day periods:
- June 15 - 19
- July 20 - 24
- August 17 - 21
- August 24 - 28