Putting the WWDC Keynote in Context

This piece will publish early Monday morning ahead of the first day of Apple’s WWDC developer conference. Some of you will read it before the keynote, and some of you will be reading it after Apple has made its announcements. Last week, I shared what I’m hoping to see at WWDC today, but here I want to step back a bit and provide some context for what’s announced at WWDC, in two ways: firstly, by showing which topics have dominated the keynotes at the other major developer conferences this year, and secondly by outlining the topics Apple has spent time on during this event in the past.

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Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally.