Enterprise Mobility: 2009 WWDC: New iPhone, MacBook Pros Steal Show While Jobs a No-Show

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-06-08 Print this article Print
2009 WWDC: New iPhone, MacBook Pros Steal Show While Jobs a No-Show

2009 WWDC: New iPhone, MacBook Pros Steal Show While Jobs a No-Show

by Chris Preimesberger
About 6,000 people—5,200 Apple community developers and about 800 analysts and media types—crowded into Moscone West in downtown San Francisco June 8 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to witness the launch of Apple's new iPhone 3G S (S is for speed) and several new notebook computers. Most attendees were hoping that Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs would be making his first public appearance since October 2008, but he was not here on Day 1 of the weeklong event. Following are some snapshots of the new-product presentation by Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet, and Senior Vice President of iPhone Software Scott Forstall.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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