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Apple CEO Steve Jobs has recently drawn criticizing for banning Flash programs from the iPhone and for his rants against pornography. Can he convince developers at his WWDC keynote that Apple is still the best platform to develop smart phone apps for?
Apple's CEO faces growing discontent among his ranks and a hungry Google Android

Steve Jobs -- known for co-founding one of the world's largest and most popular electronics companies, for bringing black turtlenecks back into popularity in certain circles, and, most recently, for 2 a.m. moralistic manifestos on the topic of pornography -- will take the stage at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 7 at 10 a.m.

Space at this year's WWDC was limited to 5,000 developers, and that allotment quickly sold out.  The Apple devs are eagerly awaiting Jobs' keynote pep talk amid uncertain times for the Apple app industry.

On the one hand app-makers have cause for optimism with the Apple iPad surpassing the modest sales expectations that were set for it.  On the other hand, the iPhone has been passed by Google's Android in U.S. sales.  At the same time, the App Store is coming under increasing scrutiny for its rejections and restrictions, including its ban of Flash porting tools.

Jobs has always been the rock star of Apple, and while a divisive figure at times has inspired a vast legion of app developers.  His recent struggle with cancer and liver illness shook the company.  And his recovery and return to it was equally consequential, as he personally oversaw the design and launch of the iPad, Apple's latest hit.

Besides pep talks from Jobs and other Apple brass, the conference will feature a number of labs and training sessions to teach developers application fundamentals from dealing with Apple's mix of Objective C and OpenGL (with new developments such as multi-threading thrown in).

In particular the seminars will focus on five "technology tracks" -- Application Frameworks; Internet & Web; Graphics & Media; Developer Tools; and Core OS.  The conference attendees are expected to come from all around the world as the iPhone has become a global hit.

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By muhahaaha on 5/24/2010 11:14:39 AM , Rating: 1
Steve, your best speech would be to tell the masses that your are retiring. Go down in history as being a brilliant genius, not a fool like you are being lately.

RE: Steve
By Tony Swash on 5/24/2010 1:57:16 PM , Rating: 2
Steve, your best speech would be to tell the masses that your are retiring. Go down in history as being a brilliant genius, not a fool like you are being lately.

I wish I could be as foolish as Steve Jobs - all those foolish billions and foolish successes.

Jobs used to be a fan of the Whole Earth Catalogue (as did I) and he has quoted the final valedictory slogan from its last 1974 issue, which was:

"Stay hungry, stay foolish"

Sounds good to me

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RE: Steve
By zonkie on 5/25/2010 1:48:09 AM , Rating: 2
If it doesn't have moralistic manifestos, they blew it!

RE: Steve
By gralex on 5/25/2010 7:27:55 AM , Rating: 2
I think nostalgia is clouding your judgment. This is what, in your mind, best sums up all that is "Steve"? What's next on your list? Buddhism?

All I can say is:
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel... but I am!"
(you gotta love Bill Hicks)

So here's another take on your iCon:

By FunnyGuy2 on 5/25/2010 8:00:29 AM , Rating: 2
Alright this is bazaar if you can't you see it? Look at Steve's picture above of him holding his cat like Dr. Evil. Notice the outfit he is wearing? The gray looking suit, tightly fitted collar? It's just like Dr. Evil's, but I am sure Steve's tailor is a lot better.

I know this is a gamble here but I think it is clear Steve Job's ambition is to take over the world with his nifty iphone, but at least he's also acknowledged that that darn screen is too small so he created a bigger one in the ipad.

Now if he would just put in a camera on the ipad. How about a biometric finger scanner, or maybe a bar code scanner. Maybe then he could sit back in his infamous chair and go....

Oohhh'hahahaha! Oohhh'hahahaha! Oohhh'hahahaha!

By gralex on 5/25/2010 9:05:22 AM , Rating: 3
I hate to break it to you but that's not a picture of Steve.
It's the only known picture of his dad. He affectionately told young Jobs to "zip-it" one-too-many times... Steve sued.

By Shatbot on 5/24/2010 10:41:19 AM , Rating: 2
Do grab the umbrella cause' I'm taking a rain cheque.

By Mitch101 on 5/24/2010 11:08:56 AM , Rating: 2
The data center in NC they are building I suspect is Apple building a search engine. The rumor of it being a application cloud doesn't completely make sense but it may have some online cloud style applications. Why not online applications wouldn't be that hard to develop. Apple has an agreement with Microsoft on Office and if they made a cloud Microsoft might pull office from Apple which would ultimately hurt Apple. I dont see Apple competing with Microsoft for a cloud or even in the office space. I wouldn't rule it out entirely but I think Apple stands to make more money from a Search Engine.

It makes much more sense if Apple were building a search engine and was looking at ad revenue. They have a large consumer base and are looking at weeding out adult content. They can do that with a search engine and redirecting all their products through their own search engine they can control the content. This falls in line with Steves comments on adult content control and inline with Apples recent purchases and interest in online advertising firms.

By inperfectdarkness on 5/24/2010 1:58:19 PM , Rating: 2
steve jobs as ernst stavo blofeld.

now all we need is a pic of him as the hag from "snow white" holding out a poisoned apple with the trademark bite taken out of it. :D

By Loren Lo on 5/24/2010 10:22:23 PM , Rating: 2
Sometimes, I just think he want to control everything. some useful ipod software for mac.

By icanhascpu on 5/25/2010 1:56:02 AM , Rating: 2
Okay. I loled at the cat image.

Sick and tired
By AstroGuardian on 5/25/2010 4:06:06 AM , Rating: 2
I am so sick and tired of seeing Steve's ugly face every single day. This site is crawling with stupid useless information about Apple and it's pop! After having few catastrophic experiences with Apple equipment and their cr***py post sales services i never want to look at Apple again!

The hell with Apple

"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson

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