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WWDC: No European satellite feed

 Here in the land of Mac we’ve been gleefully wishing May out of the way as we wait in excitement for Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote session at WWDC this year – we all hope the company will announce the next-generation iPhone during the event.

We still do.

However, we’ve just learned that Apple will not be holding an exclusive invite-only media event in London during the keynote session. And while the keynote is expected to be made available on video after the event, there will be no chance in Europe for people outside of Apple to watch what Jobs says as it happens.

This may mean nothing at all, but given Apple’s penchant in recent years for inviting select media to the BBC for a chance to watch a satellite feed of the Jobs-note, we’re beginning to wonder if there’s a reason the company doesn’t plan to invite them this time.

We all anticipate Apple will introduce the 3G iPhone at the show, but Apple has previously only said it intends the keynote to focus on Mac OS X and iPhone software development. What if it meant what it said?

What if the lack of an as it happens satellite feed to European media in London means the 3G iPhone won’t be announced at the show?

In brief we’re saying: There will be no live satellite feed going out from WWDC 2008 to European media. We speculate this could mean the keynote speech will be 100 per cent focused on developers. Makes sense, it’s a developer’s event. We want your opinion on this, drop them into the comments below.


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