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WWDC flashback 2007: OS X Leopard, Safari for Windows, web apps for iPhone

Touring again to the yr Apple introduced OS X Leopard, Safari for Home windows, and a 'candy answer' for iPhone developers!

As we head against WWDC 2016 we are taking a look again at the previous couple of years of Apple's Global Large Developer Convention and the have an effect on they made — beginning with WWDC 2007.

WWDC 2007 used to be held in its same old house at Moscone Middle West in San Francisco, California. It kicked off on Monday, June 11, at 10am PDT with a Steve Jobs keynote — the primary since Apple previewed the original iPhone at Macworld some 6 months previous. To mention all eyes have been on that state can be a profound understatement. The iPhone wasn't but available on the market and hadn't but reworked the cellular business, however its have an effect on used to be already plain.

OS X Leopard

First up, Apple confirmed of OS X 10.5 Leopard. It would not release till later that fall — each and every useful resource imaginable at Apple used to be fastened on getting the iPhone out the door — however we did get to peer a brand new Dock design whole with Stacks capability, the translucent menu bar, Duvet Go with the flow in Finder, and Time System, which was hoping to make backups easy for the mainstream. There used to be additionally a brand new Automator, Again to My Mac to get right of entry to your machines remotely, Fast Glance, Areas for digital desktops, and extra. What there wasn't used to be Vintage Mode. It went the best way of the dodo.

Safari for Home windows

The Safari web browser, at the beginning unique to the Mac and best simply introduced for the iPhone, used to be proven off operating on Home windows. It used to be most likely extra about getting WebKit onto Home windows for use in iTunes and to offer some way for Home windows house owners to check web 2.0 apps on that rendering engine. It did not final lengthy, however in that second, Apple doubled its cross-platform presence.

Web 2.0 apps for iPhone

After which there have been web apps, Apple's "candy answer" for developers determined to get on iPhone. That it were grueling, crushing paintings to get the iPhone to marketplace, that nobody at Apple had the time, a lot much less the power, to get an SDK finished for OS 1.0, used to be the truth. However the call for used to be such that Apple believed it could not be overlooked. Sadly, web apps simply would not be sufficient and by way of the top of the yr, Apple's iOS group would as soon as once more undergo a marathon of sprints to get a local answer in position for the following spring.

Have an effect on

Leopard ended in Snow Leopard, Safari for Home windows is now not with us, and web 2.0 apps pale with the arrival of the local SDK. Nonetheless WWDC 2007 featured Steve Jobs at the keynote level, following up what used to be arguably his highest presentation ever: the iPhone announcement at Macworld previous within the yr.

It used to be additionally the final keynote prior to the primary iPhone shipped, and neither Apple nor WWDC would ever be the similar once more.

What did you bring to mind WWDC 2007? Percentage your reminiscences within the feedback beneath!


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