New Apple iPhone 4G at WWDC 2010: "not disappointing"

By Richi Jennings. May 24, 2010.

We're less than two weeks away from Apple's worldwide developer conference. Steve Jobs is now officially slated to keynote WWDC 2010, where he's expected to announce... well, you know. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers prepare not to be disappointed with the new iPhone 4G.

Your humble blogwatcher selected these bloggy morsels for your enjoyment. Not to mention sticky Dylan...


    Dave Caolo confirms what we suspected:

Apple ... officially announced that Steve Jobs will deliver the WWDC keynote on June 7th. ... Jobs will kick things off at 10:00 AM Pacific. ... The question is: What's left for Steve to announce? ... Though we still haven't seen the final version of iPhone OS 4.


Of course, it's not entirely about the iPhone. Here are my predictions of what we'll see: ...

  • iPhone 4th Generation. ... Tethering via AT&T will be Steve's "One more thing." Release date ... end of July.
  • iPhone OS 4 ...
  • iTunes 9.2
  • Updated Mac Pro systems ...
  • Mac OS X 10.7.

Ed Sutherland looks back a year:

At the 2009 WWDC, Apple introduced the iPhone 3GS. ... The announcement ... unleashed further speculation Jobs will unveil a new version of Apple’s iPhone.


The 2010 WWDC sold out just eight days. ... Will focus on Application Frameworks, Internet & Web, Graphics & Media, Developer Tools and Core OS.

James Hicks adds his hopes and thoughts:

For certain, we can expect the 4.0 release of the iPhone OS will be out; the latest beta 4 is ... very fast, and essentially free of significant bugs.


Will the Apple TV get a refresh to compete with Google TV? Hope so.

Peter Chubb guesses what Jobs won't announce:

Jobs will not mention anything about Flash support – he has already put his final nail in that coffin. ... Tethering will not get a mention as AT&T still has exclusivity to the iPhone. ... Do not expect any mention of a Verizon iPhone. ... An open iPhone is something that Steve Jobs will not want to talk about ... [nor] a price reduction for the ever-popular iPad.

But Jay Yarow pays attention to the man behind the curtain:

Steve Jobs is firing off one-line emails this weekend. ... One email to Steve asked ... if Apple had big announcements for WWDC. Steve's response, "You won't be disappointed."


These responses ... could be canned quotes from a PR person. But because they're coming from Steve (supposedly) they seem much more exciting.

Brian X. Chen reminds us why it matters:
The importance of WWDC continues to increase as Apple’s rivalry with Google becomes more fierce. ... Google last week held its sold-out Android developer conference, Google I/O, where executives spent a generous amount of time delivering potshots.
“If Google didn’t act, we face a draconian future. One man, one company, one device would control our future,” Vic Gundotra ... told attendees at the conference. “If you believe in openness and choice, welcome to Android.”

Meanwhile, Fake Steve Jobs offers these hilarious talking points for fanbois

Here are a few things you should say to counter the Android FUD:
  • Why do you hate Apple so much? You seem really defensive, and angry. ...
  • Whatever the world looks like right now, that’s how it will be forever. Android will never catch up. ...
  • By adopting Android, and helping Google succeed, you are hurting the regular folks who want to use Apple. Somehow. ...
  • Multitasking. You don’t need it. ... Also: Apple will have multitasking soon. ...
  • Flash ... will set your hands on fire. So, yeah. You’re welcome. ...
  • Android ... helps porn merchants sell dirty filthy porn ... so that porn-loving perverts can ... molest your kids. ...
  • As for dropped calls, all I can tell you is it has never happened to me or anyone I know.

And Finally...
What if Bob Dylan had glue on his fingers?
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