FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) annual World Wide Developers Conference is scheduled to begin with a Tim Cook keynote June 11, but for Mark Gurman the story began in early May.
In a series of scoops -- the accuracy of which is about to be tested -- 9to5Mac's star 18-year-old blogger (with assists from Seth Weintraub and Jordan Kahn) has been leading the growing pack of Apple-obsessed tech journalists.
Either Gurman has unusually good sources, or his journalistic bar is set unusually low. We'll find out which soon enough.
Meanwhile here, in reverse order, are a month's worth of 9to5Mac's WWDC headlines:
June 8: i
Screen grabs from the staff's new iPads suggest it will matter more to them than to us
"Everything feels a bit different," reads an entry in the Daily Download, the new internal publication for Apple (AAPL) retail employees that fell into the hands of 9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub Thursday night. "Switching to RetailMe on iPad is like switching from a PC to a Mac."
But from the topics covered in Issue No. 1, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 20, 2011 7:21 AM ET
Its acquisition of a tiny Swedish company is typical for Apple.
The $45.8 billion in cash and marketable securities that Apple (AAPL) reported in June is not burning a hole in its corporate pocket. On Monday, our colleague Seth Weintraub spotted a Norwegian media report that Apple had gobbled up a small Swedish company called Polar Rose.
Polar Rose has some nifty face recognition algorithms -- demonstrated below the fold on a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2010 10:58 AM ET
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