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WWDC 2009 Dated. iPhone, Snow Leopard 8 June?

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WWDC 2009 Dated. iPhone, Snow Leopard 8 June?

It's getting to that time of year again folks and for once Apple's not being so subtle about things...

The Cupertino giant has announced 8 - 12 June will be the days set aside for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for an event which "provides developers and IT professionals with in-depth technical information and hands-on learning about the powerful technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X from the Apple engineers who created them."

Of course, blurb aside, the real talking point of any WWDC is that it always brings with it major new product announcements. Last year we got the first official talk about Snow Leopard and the unveiling of the iPhone 3G. This year Snow Leopard is expected to be a go and the iPhone OS 3.0 launch should virtually guarantee a new handset model(s) meaning this should be one heck of a show.

Of course diehards will be flying out to San Francisco for the main event and laying out a whopping $1,595 for a three day ticket ($300 recession discount currently on offer) but you don't need to move a finger. We'll be bringing you all the coverage as it breaks though remember one thing:

We told you not to buy that iPhone 3G between now and then...

Link:

WWDC 2009

lukealexander

March 27, 2009, 2:52 pm

Damn you Apple!


Now that iPhone OS v3.0 has fixed most of my complaints about the software, I was considering getting one. However - I can't wait that long to replace my crumbling SE T650i so I looked at the LG Arena. Unfortunately it is locked to Orange and I don't like buying sim-locked handsets.





If Apple improve the battery life and (possibly) increase the screen resolution it would be very nice indeed.

Gordon394

March 27, 2009, 6:20 pm

@lukealexander I'd take the former as a given and if not the resolution, an even higher quality screen on the replacement(s?). The Arena is a nice phone but I'm not its biggest fan. Given this should be a proper v3.0 device (the iPhone 3G was more v1.5) curiosity alone would have me wait.

rav

March 28, 2009, 1:47 am

i'm waiting to see if v3 is finally gonna be the one to get me to ditch winmo after 6 years. they've fixed pretty much all the software issues and now i want some sexy hardware. i don't think it's as good as everyone makes out but i'm just bored of MS doing nothing with winmo.



Gordon394

March 28, 2009, 1:50 am

@ravmania - v1.0 should've been enough to make you ditch Winmo ;)

Norbury

March 28, 2009, 2:36 am

It's a superficial one, but I'm betting they bring out different colours of iPhone as well as any hardware changes.

xbrumster

March 28, 2009, 12:51 pm

dear god, please make it recession cheap.

rav

March 29, 2009, 6:04 am

@gordon


what it lacks in usability it makes up many times over in functionality. even compared to v3!

Gordon394

March 29, 2009, 6:46 am

@ravmania - couldn't disagree more. The primary functionality of the iPhone OS is vastly superior to Windows Mobile, despite its soon to be rectified faults.





A better email interface, calendar integration, maps, stocks, third party applications, online music and podcasts store are all primary functionality to me and that's without even touching upon the iPod/multimedia integration which blows it and every other rival device currently on the market out of the water.





Don't get blind sided by MMS and copy and paste (despite their impending fixes), I'd rather the above were superior any day of the week.

Gordon394

March 29, 2009, 6:46 am

@ravmania - couldn't disagree more. The primary functionality of the iPhone OS is vastly superior to Windows Mobile, despite its soon to be rectified faults.





A better email interface, calendar integration, maps, stocks, third party applications, online music and podcasts store are all primary functionality to me and that's without even touching upon the iPod/multimedia integration which blows it and every other rival device currently on the market out of the water.





Don't get blind sided by MMS and copy and paste (despite their impending fixes), I'd rather the above were superior any day of the week.

rav

March 30, 2009, 4:02 am

@Gordon


I do half agree with you. The main thing that gets me about WinMo is that despite being out forever and the large userbase it's just ignored app wise. I mean not even a Facebook app. Everyone wants their apps on iPhone.





What I meant by functionality was that WinMo does more, if not necessarily in a slicker way. I just hate how Apple locks down things and limits what you can do with your phone. Not just copy/paste but also stuff like A2DP. If the iPhone was capable of these things from day one why couldn't they just enable it.





More than likely I'll be moving to the dark side come June.

Gordon394

March 30, 2009, 4:36 am

@ravmania - so essentially your first comment "many times over in functionality" meant: "Not just copy/paste but also stuff like A2DP".





Personally I'd give up both for: "A better email interface, calendar integration, maps, stocks, third party applications, online music and podcasts store... and that's without even touching upon the iPod/multimedia integration which blows it and every other rival device currently on the market out of the water."





Oh and I'd throw in mobile Safari too... ;)

rav

March 30, 2009, 5:52 am

@Gordon


Lol! Was leaving out the long list and just giving an example. Could add things like GPS, turn by turn navigation, exchange, 3G, removable storage, multi tasking, tethering, no reliance on itunes, a rubbish camera, no office software....... I thought it'd get boring!





I know that most/all of these have either been taken care of or will be and hence my new found interest! I've (nearly) run out of drawbacks! I never had an issue with the slicknes and great UI and am excited about finally giving it a go.





And while I'll be happy to be able to sell my Nano, the video codec support is pathetic and I doubt that'll change. Doubly annoying considering it's just perfect for mobile video. Once again, Apple locking down things so you can't use your own phone as you want to. :D



Gordon394

March 30, 2009, 8:16 am

@ravmania - that's fair (though Exchange support has been there since v2.0). Of those I suspect removable storage and iTunes ties (thus codec restrictions) will be there for the foreseeable future.





Turn-by-turn GPS comes with v3.0 as does tethering. The imminent new iPhone(s) will inevitably comes with better cameras and video recording (I'm guessing 5MP. Why? I just feel lucky!).





But still, if Apple doesn't live up to its part of the bargain there's always the Palm Pre ;)


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