WWDC 2006 will be an innovation-focused event, according to Apple's developer relations chief, Ron Okamoto.

Speaking with Macworld US, Okamoto stressed that WWDC is all about inspiring the company's 500,000-strong developers. He observed that student attendee numbers grow each year, and added that each year around 40 per cent of developer attendees have only ever developed for Mac OS X.

"We think this is a great event for our developers to come to," he explained, "developers really like the focus we have - it is about developers and our technology, it's not about marketing."

He also explained that Apple has attracted considerable interest from Windows developers this year, as they mull over the possible effects of Leopard's Boot Camp software.

Despite this, WWDC 2006 will be Mac OS X focused, he promised.