You can't have missed the signs: WWDC 2010 is about to kick off, and SlashGear is over at http://live.slashgear.com/ running our customary liveblog of the whole Steve Jobs keynote. On the cards today is the new, fourth-generation iPhone - tentatively dubbed the iPhone HD - but there's also talk of desktop trackpads, Safari 5 and more.
We'll obviously have full coverage on the SlashGear frontpage, but join us at http://live.slashgear.com/ to follow along with all the news as it happens!
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.
April is turning out to be a very eventful, and very busy month. First we have the iPad launch, and then we hear about the Apple keynote that will offer up the latest, greatest, and official word on what iPhone OS 4.0 will bring to the table for a great many devices. And now we have Microsoft jumping into the foray. And, as they put it, it's time to share.
Despite speculation that McGraw-Hill were unceremoniously yanked from Apple's iPad launch this week, the publisher maintains that not only that they were never intended to be included, but that they were "never in a position to confirm details about the device ahead of time." While it was widely reported that the publisher's CEO, Terry McGraw, prematurely announced details about the touchscreen slate while being interviewed on CNBC, McGraw-Hill have a different recollection of that, too; according to Steven Weiss, VP of corporate communications, McGraw only made "speculative comments about Apple's pending launch" that were "mistakenly interpreted ... as being more specific to [the iPad's] announcement."
Steve Jobs proudly announced five publisher partners for the iPad's new iBooks app yesterday -Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, MacMillan and Hachett Book Group - but according to Apple insiders one print heavyweight was conspicuously missing. McGraw-Hill was unceremoniously dropped from the keynote, after CES Harold McGraw III prematurely spilt the iPad beans earlier in the week.
Apple's iPad is official, but you can't get your hands on one for another couple of months (three if you want integrated 3G). The next best thing, then, is lashings of video, and happily we have just that for you. Apple have put their official keynote video online, and after the cut we've got almost twenty minutes of our own hands-on footage.
Two years ago, Apple showed off the iPod Touch at an event much like the one that's supposedly happening around September 7th, and let's not forget the remodelling of the iPod Nano. But this time around, the rumor-mill is working in over time, and in standard Apple fashion, they're not providing any kind of answers yet. They haven't even cemented the idea of an event, or its exact date. So, what should we expect? A tablet? Something worth far less fanfare?
Apple's WWDC 2009 keynote was certainly packed full of announcements, as you'll know if you followed along with our liveblog yesterday. As is usually the case, Apple have now made the whole thing available to stream, so if you're curious about the TomTom iPhone OS 3.0 demo, new MacBook Pro range or want all the details on the iPhone 3G S, head over to watch the full 2hr video.
If you missed our WWDC 2009 keynote Livecast, don’t worry, below is our full transcript of the keynote. We also included a gallery of photos taken during the keynote.
Full transcript after the cut