The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
WWDC '97
DATE
Tuesday, May 13, 1997
LOCATION
San Jose Convention Center
AUDIENCE
Developers & Press
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Gil Amelio
Pronuntiatio
The opening keynote of WWDC 1997 hosted by Gil Amelio is apparently available via paid download
The closing fireside chat with Steve Jobs is available on YouTube.
Dispositio
Mac OS
Dr. Gilbert Frank Amelio
  • Talks more about Apple's next generation operating system, Rhapsody
  • Announces the "Yellow Box" APIs will allow software developers to deploy their apps on other operating systems including Mac OS and Windows, and will include WebObjects technology
  • Available in July 1997, Mac OS 8 will bundle both Internet Explorer and Netscape and feature a more responsive user interface
  • OpenStep
    Dr. Gilbert Frank Amelio
  • Announces OpenStep Enterprise 4.2 which adds support for Windows 95 clients, at a new lower developer price of $1499
  • PowerBook
    Dr. Gilbert Frank Amelio
  • Unveils the PowerBook 2400c, the lightest Mac OS notebook, coming in July for $3500
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