Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed." Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.
After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!
Well, that was quick. We had brought you a story earlier today, about a particular analyst out there who believed, pretty strongly, that Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, would actually be making an appearance at this year's WWDC. You know, the one that's built around Apple's developer community, and where they're likely to announce the next iPhone. Apparently Ballmer was going to show up to announce something like Silverlight on the iPhone, or to announce iPhone OS and Mac development tools in Visual Studio 2010. Yeah, it was unbelievable, and sure enough, none of it's true.
Apple's June 7th WWDC 2010 keynote is approaching, and thanks to various pre-show leaks of the fourth-generation iPhone HD many are questioning exactly how groundbreaking the Steve Jobs presentation might be. That seems like the ideal opportunity for an analyst face-off: perennial Apple ponderer Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, reckons Apple has "little room for surprise" during the event, while Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry is predicting a seven minute guest appearance during the keynote by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Pushing out a press release confirming that CEO Steve Jobs will be taking to the stage at WWDC 2010 for the opening keynote is unlikely to save Apple from accusations of an over-talkative PR machine, but it all helps pave the way for a likely next-gen iPhone HD debut on June 7th. Jobs will be taking a break from dictating Apple's movements by email to open the developer conference at 10am PST, and SlashGear will be there to liveblog the whole thing.
Steve Jobs has been flexing his typing fingers again, this time dealing with the PR fall-out after Google IO last week. Two iPhone-lovers got in touch with the Apple CEO to ask whether he agrees that Google stands a chance of surpassing the Cupertino company, as well as if he has something particularly juicy up his sleeve at WWDC 2010.
The answers, unsurprisingly, are upbeat. Steve reckons there's "not a chance" that Google is leapfrogging Apple with the direction in which they're taking Android, and as for WWDC 2010 despite the existing iPhone HD leaks we've seen he still thinks we "won't be disappointed".
Ahh, WWDC 2010. A serious sit-down with developers and Apple working together to polish up the app landscape for the twelve months to come, or a chance to wear Steve Jobs masks and run around making crass Microsoft jokes? If you haven't already got your ticket you'll never know, as this years conference is sold out.
Rumors of Apple's Mac Pro Intel hexacore refresh taking place in mid-March saw the leaked date come and go, leaving us - and, more importantly, the video and media pros waiting to upgrade their Apple desktops to the latest processors - still none the wiser as to when the flagship desktop line might be updated. Now, according to information apparently from Intel's distribution network, it seems possible that Apple could announce the new Mac Pro models at WWDC 2010.
So WWDC 2010 is fast approaching - June 7th we now know - and while developers may be concentrating on getting their apps up to speed with iPhone OS 4.0, the rest of us will be anticipating the debut of the iPhone HD. The fourth-generation iPhone may have been unofficially previewed over the past few weeks, but we're confident that Steve Jobs & Co. will still have a few surprises in store. While we'd love to stuff you all in our bags and take you in with us, we'll have to do the next best thing and run the traditional SlashGear liveblog at http://live.slashgear.com/.
Apple have announced the dates for their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2010), which will kick off on June 7th 2010 and offer coders the first ever iPad development sessions together with working labs for iPhone OS 4. Registration for the five day event is now open, with sessions including "Using HTML5 Local Data Storage" and "Integrating Ads with iAd".