Apple has reportedly invited at least one Australian journalist to the opening keynote of their upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the United States.
Update: The tweet appears to have been removed from Twitter.
Tickets to the event went on sale for developers earlier in the year and sold out within hours, with invites promising to show “a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X”.
Australian technology journalist Charlie Brown tweeted earlier this morning that he’d received an invite to the event from Apple, saying “I think something big will be announced on June 6th in San Fran, by #Apple. I have just been invited to attend the event.”
It follows similar revelations from the United Kingdom, where it’s thought journalists from major news outlets are also being invited by Apple’s public relations team.
Traditionally invites to the Apple developer conference – which runs for five days from the 6th June — are restricted to American journalists unless a major announcement is scheduled.
Expectations are running high for the forthcoming event, with rumored announcements ranging from a cloud-based music service to the next iPhone (although other reports suggest Apple has moved the launch back to Spring).
The Cupertino-based technology giant is also expected to share more details about their next major upgrade to their Mac operating system — dubbed “Lion” — and according to other reports may even demonstrate a forthcoming edition of the iPhone operating system, iOS 5.
Announcements at past WWDC keynotes have included Mac OS X, new Macbook Pro devices, and traditionally a new edition of their popular iPhone device.