Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the launch keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 6, 2005.

Jobs will speak to Apple's growing developer community at 10am PST - 6pm UK time at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

In 2004, Jobs used the opportunity to take the fight to Microsoft in a Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger'-focused keynote. Posters across the Moscone Center warned Microsoft to "switch on" its photocopiers.

Broken promises

Jobs also discussed Apple and IBM's failure to achieve a 3GHz G5 Power Mac, a promise both companies remain unable to keep: "IBM has done very well relative to the rest of the industry, but less than we'd hoped," said Jobs. "We think the Power Mac is an incredibly high-performance system, and we'll keep striving for 3GHz."

The semiconductor industry had "hit the wall" when it transitioned to a 90 nanometer manufacturing process, he said.

However, IBM is rumoured to be engaged in continued refinements to the G5 processor, addressing speed and heat dissipation concerns.

Just weeks away

Apple's WWDC runs June 6-10 and offers over 140 technical sessions, intensive Tiger lab sessions and a chance to speak directly with Apple's development team.

The event also features an Enterprise IT track which aims to help enterprise developers, system admins and IT managers fully exploit Tiger's core technologies within their networks.

Developer-focused special events and activities include the opening night’s Apple Developer Connection Reception, Apple Design Awards, Stump the Experts and Late Night Labs.