Is it that time already? Apple announced Monday morning that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off in San Francisco on June 6, with the five-day event taking place at Moscone West as usual. So who’s excited?
While yesterday's rumor mill seemed to circle around the next version of OS X, today's highlights the next version of iOS. The latest scuttlebutt is that iOS 5 may not see the light of day until this fall. Instead of Apple possibly unveiling the latest version this spring, we may not see an official preview until summer, possibly alongside WWDC.
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Apple doesn't give consumers any technical specifications (like RAM size, processor speeds, etc) about iOS devices. However, developers (and other tech savvy customers) have known for a while that the original iPhone, iPod touch, and iPhone 3G had 128 MBs of RAM, while the iPhone 3GS and iPad have 256 MBs of RAM. After all, developers need to know this information in order to develop quality applications. But, in a recent WWDC 2010 session, it was told that the iPhone 4 will have 512 MBs of RAM.
By the time Steve Jobs took the stage for his keynote address at WWDC 2010, the tech world had already seen dozens of leaked photos of iPhone 4 prototypes, and might be forgiven for dismissing the announcement as old news. Of course Apple still had plenty of surprises in store: more details about the iPhone 4's unique design and hardware, its dual-camera system, and the flash FaceTime feature and iMovie app. Apple hadn't started taking preorders as we went to press, but we were lucky enough to get hands-on time with iPhone 4 immediately after the keynote--and walked out with our credit cards burning rectangular-shaped holes in our wallets.
Tomorrow is the big day, and we're sure you will all be glued to your Twitter feeds and this site hitting refresh refresh refresh for all the latest and greatest news from the WWDC and especially Steve Jobs' keynote address. We all know the fourth generation iPhone handset will be officially announced at the event, but will it go on sale on the floor as some have speculated? And what about iPhone OS 4.0? Will we be getting that tomorrow too?
Only time will tell, so while you wait don't just sit there twiddling your thumbs, enjoy the best of Mac|Life from the previous week.