Apple likes to schedule its events in secret. The last few WWDCs were marked in Mosone’s corporate calendars as generic “Corporate Events”. The same with Apple’s events at the adjacent Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Luckily, not too many huge conventions are scheduled in secret, so it makes finding Apple’s events a little easier.
We, like many other sites, saw the saw the late June, early July corporate event as being a likely time place for WWDC. But, with a recent change to the calendar (and the removal of Sun’s JavaOne conference – wow!) it looks like WWDC might have changed dates…or even *gasp* changed venues.
Old Moscone Schedule circa January
The new calendar shows a shorter Corporate Event scheduled for June 23-24 but it is only labelled a “Meeting” as opposed to a “Convention”. That is during the time the Sun JavaOne conference was originally scheduled. The time period originally thought to be the Apple Corporate event (WWDC) now no longer exists in the calendar.
No other generic corporate events are scheduled for the forseeable future so we have a few guesses to throw out in the order of probability (in our opinion obviously):
- Apple got Moscone to hide the corporate event even further by not even listing it
- WWDC dates are in flux and haven’t been listed at Moscone yet.
- WWDC won’t be held at Moscone this year. Apple is having WWDC at another venue
- WWDC? Apple doesn’t need a WWDC when it has Apple Stores!.
Thanks Moscone Tipster!