Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote speech at next year's Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Jobs will speak at 9am (5pm UK time) on Tuesday, January 11. The event takes place at its usual home, San Francisco's Moscone Convention Centre between January 10-14.

Announcing the news, IDG World Expo president and CEO David Korse said: "This is the biggest Macintosh community event of the year and we're looking forward to a great show.

"We are thrilled that Steve is going to kick off another exciting Macworld with a keynote address."