It's a rumorrific week for Apple fans as we gird our loins for the excitement that is the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. What will be revealed? What is already known? What surprises lie in wait? And how can we speculate more feverishly? These are all things the news loses its mind about, every single time Apple decides to host an event. But there were a few other nuggets out there in Newslandia. Let's not forget those stories.
In an uncharacteristically open press release on Tuesday morning, Apple not only confirmed the appearance of CEO Steve Jobs for the WWDC 2011 keynote on Monday, June 6 but also outed iCloud and iOS 5 in addition to the release of Mac OS X Lion.
iPhone 3GS owners: Don’t look for sympathy from users of the original iPhone or even the iPhone 3G when Apple finally unleashes iOS 5 later this year -- according to a new rumor floating around, the 3GS will be disinherited from running the next iOS.
Since the first iPhone debuted in 2007 -- and right up through this week’s iOS 4.3.3 update -- installing a new software version on your handset has meant jacking into iTunes. But that could change starting with iOS 5 later this year.
Once you get over the disappointment that we’re not likely to see a new iPhone this June, you’ll probably start looking to September and wondering what we might see from an iPhone 5. Thankfully, the analysts are too, and they’re sharing their thoughts with the rest of us.
Spring has sprung and so the young's fancy turns to iPhones, at least according to one study we read this week. iPhones and iPads both, and the only reason we think they're not dreaming of iPods is because they already have them. And that, folks, is how you build a mobile empire. Let's see how that's working out for Apple, as far as apps and sales and hype and all the rest are concerned, just in case ya missed it this week.
We're in a lull, people. It's not technically winter anymore, though on some days looking outside, we'd be hard pressed to say it's spring. Cold drizzly rain traps us inside with our gear and our gadgets, but the iPad 2 is weeks old already (le sigh) and there's no new Apple hardware on the horizon. Heck, we aren't even into "heated rumor" season yet. We're just...in a lull. So while we rest and recuperate, let's have a gander at what's upcoming, what's just been released, and what's in development, in case you missed it.
Apple greeted the final week of March with an announcement that the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take over Moscone West in San Francisco from June 6-10, with developer tickets selling out the same day at $1,599 each. At the same time, pundits began spreading the doom and gloom that there would be no June iPhone refresh this year… but is it fact or fiction?