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APPLE LIVE: Cook kicks off Apple's annual developers show in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off the company's annual conference for software developers on Monday. He's expected to show off new iPhone software and updated Mac computers and provide more details on future releases of Mac software.
In recent years, Apple Inc. has used its Worldwide Developers Conference as an opportunity to announce new software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Such an announcement has been confirmed by banners that appeared at the Moscone conference center in San Francisco on Friday, reading "iOS 6." The conference runs through Friday.
Here's what's coming out of the show on Monday. All times are PDT.
Cook boasted of more than 650,000 apps in its mobile store, including 225,000 optimized for the iPad tablet computer. The number of apps made by third parties, which extend the functionality of mobile devices, is one area where Apple has an advantage over Android, BlackBerry and other systems.
The conference opened with greetings from Siri, a virtual assistant that interprets voice commands and talks back to the user. A few minutes later, Cook walked on stage to standing ovation and announced, "we have a great week planned for you and some really cool stuff to show."