WWDC ’08 is coming!

8 06 2008

Hi all

WWDC ’08 kicks off tomorrow! So what is WWDC? It stands for Worldwide Developer’s Conference and is the event in which Apple Inc. introduce brand new products and features. Now you know what that means, let’s get down to the finer details predicted to come in tomorrow’s keynote speech addressed by Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs.

1. 3G iPhone – There is strong evidence that a brand new iPhone will be unveiled tomorrow…it is rumoured to come in two colours, black and red, have 3G support, GPS and video conferencing facilities as well as be thinner and most of all be at a reduced price in which the mobile operators will subside the costs. Sounds truly exciting because of the amazing new features! Hopefully those who have the existing iPhone will be entitled to a free upgrade. Do remember, that O2, Carphone Warehouse and the online Apple store do not sell the existing iPhone. So there is a good possibility of a brand new iPhone being released very soon.

2. iPhone software update – In version 2.0 of the software, there are some exciting new features…but the most interesting is the introduction of the App Store that will allow users to finally download applications for their iPhone! This is definitely one of the pluses – getting some exciting applications on the iPhone has been one of the missing features that should have been available in the first place…will it be released tomorrow? We will have to wait and see. In addition, developer’s have been using the iPhone SDK in beta form to develop applications for the iPhone, so there will probably be a mention of that also.

3. .Mac change? – Now over to some minor announcements. There has been rumours about a .Mac rebranding. The supposed change is to call .Mac, Me. Me is supposed to be much better than .Mac and have better support for mobile devices. I was about to sign up for .Mac, but I think I will wait and see if there is any news on this item tomorrow.

4. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Where did this come from? This only surfaced in the last two weeks! Sources claim that Apple will announced the next version of Mac OS X tomorrow. This version focusses on stability and security with very few changes from the current 10.5 Leopard. Apart from the name, there are reports that it will only run on Intel based Macs meaning the end of the road for all Macs which use the PowerPC G3 and G4 processors.

Well, this is what is expected to come…but who knows? None of these could feature, or perhaps some of them…or maybe something else? What are your views? Let me know.