Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to kick off the 11th D: All Things Digital conference (D11) on 28 May with an interview on the opening night of the event.

Cook took to the stage at D10 last year, where he spoke with All Things D's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg in what served as his first major interview as head of Apple.

This year, Cook will return for a second interview, just two weeks ahead of Apple's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil iOS 7, OS X 10.9 and, if the rumours are true, some updates to its Mac lineup.  

"There's lots to talk about," Swisher and Mossberg wrote in All Things D's announcement on Tuesday. "From the explosive growth of mobile market to intense competition from a range of rivals, most especially Google's Android, as well as innovative offerings from Korea's Samsung."


Cook will also be asked to talk about changes at Apple under his leadership, and will be probed about upcoming products that are in the pipeline at the company during the interview.

Joining Cook on stage at D10 between 28 May and 30 May will be executives from Facebook, Motorola Mobility, Pinterest, Android, Sony and more.

At D10 in June last year, Cook spoke about Apple's possible foray into the television market, and gaming on the TV, as well as Siri and Ping. He also spoke about Steve Jobs' death and how he had been finding his first six months as CEO of Apple.

For the full roundup of 2012's interview, see: Cook at D10: Apple Television, gaming, Siri, Ping and more

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