Today’s WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference 10 AM PST) will usher in a new wave of enthusiasm for Apple’s devices. Positive or not, charges will be set under both Apple’s faithful and its heretics alike. Last year saw the App Store’s maiden voyage and the launch of the iPhone 3G; 2008’s conference was one of the most historic and revolutionary events in Apple’s life. Now, with a mature Leopard in the innards of every Mac and the iDevice, they will need to do the impossible yet again: wow the ever-expectant crowd.
All of a sudden, the iPhone, Mac computer and Snow Leopard rumours rampantly rise in a vortex created by the upcoming WWDC. Interestingly enough, in just a few weeks, they will no longer be rumours. Readers, rumour sites and the like will have to find something else to mill their busy brains about. For our part – we are no different – the iPhone, rumours and sneaky peaks are our lifeblood.
(Update: as we know, the 8GB 3G iPhone was revealed at WWDC to be reduced in price to 99$ while the 3GS models at 16GB and 32GB apiece will go on sale at 199$ and 299$ 19 June)
In what is sure to be an unsurprising move, Apple are again hoarding new chips: mostly from Samsung. But, before any0ne goes on to speculate about weight problems and the hardening of arteries, we can conjecture that Apple’s survival of last year’s engorging prior to the iPhone’s 3G release will ensure their continued health and prosperity. This ain’t Space Trader: Moon Madness – Apple don’t have to buy low and sell high – they just need to start consuming and the market, analysts and hype take over.
It is no mean feat when Apple decide upon adding truly unique features to the iPhone which has been passed off by naysayers as underpowered, incapable and lacking a customary camera-phone feature. The recently rumoured magnometer and video recording features are being hyped by various sources including a Nokia blog and recent posts at TouchArcade suggest stunning new gaming and utility functions not possible with current hardware/software.