You’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about the WWDC 2010, but what is it? Well, it’s the Apple World Wide Developers Conference; a 5-day event in which Apple can showcase their latest and greatest innovations ranging from never before seen hardware to the latest software. Why all the hype i hear you ask? Well, in years past, the WWDC has been the chosen location to showcase it’s most prized announcements; namely, the new Apple iPhone.
Whilst it hasn’t been officially confirmed, we’re pretty sure given past events that Apple will be unveiling the latest iPhone here. There have been a multitude of leaks and rumours pouring out onto the internet and there was even the case where a supposed iPhone prototype was ‘found’ in a bar in the US, an escapade which has resulted in quite severe legal and criminal action being filed. The latest rumours are in favour of a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash as well as a front facing video camera for video calling, the use of Micro-sim as opposed to the traditional sim card (as also seen in the recently released iPad), an improved display resolution and an improved battery. This is all in addition to the latest Operating System; iPhone OS 4.0, which looks to add multi-tasking to the already impressive list of ammunition in Apple’s arsenal, as well as the ability to add folders, an improved email client and the introduction of iBooks; the easy way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device.
The rumoured iPhone also has a rather different form factor to the current iPhone 3GS, looking to lose the iconic taper and curves that have become so popular with Apple lovers, also gone is the seemless design. Of course, this is all rumour and speculation, the announcement, assuming there is even going to be one, could be a completely different handset to what has been leaked already.
If we had to put our money on it, we’d happily place bets on Apple revealing a new iPhone at the WWDC; what it’s called is another matter completely. There are quite a few possibilities floating around the interweb, firstly, the ‘iPhone 4.0′; looking to carry on the current run of model numbers. There’s also those that believe it will be the ‘iPhone HD’, given the [rumoured] improved screen resolutions and finally (which is where my money would be personally) are those in favour of Apple droping the suffix altogether and just sticking with the ‘iPhone’.
We here at Mobiles will be publishing live updates from the WWDC as and when it happens, so to get your Apple fix and to be one of the first to know what to expect from Apple in the coming months, make sure to check out the blog this evening with events kicking off at around 6pm. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the new iPhone, what features do you want and what do you think it should be called? Let us know in the comments section below.