iPhone 4 announcement coming 7 June?

Apple has confirmed that its Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on 7 June, with a new iPhone widely expected to be announced.

iPhone 4 announcement coming 7 June?

The event will take place in San Francisco and run through until 11 June. Last year’s keynote was used to launch the iPhone 3GS, which went on sale less than two weeks later.

That keynote was delivered by marketing head Phil Schiller due to Steve Jobs being on medical leave. The Apple chief executive is expected to resume duties this year.

WWDC provides a unique opportunity for developers to work side-by-side with Apple engineers and interface designers to make their iPhone and iPad apps even better

Apple refused to confirm the keynote speaker, or the itinerary for the event beyond an official statement. “This year’s WWDC offers developers in-depth sessions and hands-on working labs to learn more about iPhone OS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” said the statement.

“WWDC provides a unique opportunity for developers to work side-by-side with Apple engineers and interface designers to make their iPhone and iPad apps even better,” it concludes.

An iPhone announcement may come as something of a damp squib after details of the handset were posted on Gizmodo. The technology blog paid $5,000 for the device to a man who claimed to have found it in a bar.

Since then, police have raided the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen, seizing six of his computers. The warrant was issued on the basis that Chen’s apartment “was used as a means of committing a felony”.

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