The video of the WWDC 2010 keynote is now available at Apple's website. It can be viewed in low, medium, or high quality and weighs in at just under two hours long. Good for Apple, too, that they didn't edit out the embarrassing bits like the newspaper demo failing to appear due to network problems, or when someone shouted out, "Try Verizon!"
Gizmodo asked its readership yesterday for a favor: any realtime information its readers could offer from the WWDC keynote address on Monday. Why? Apparently, Apple has declined to respond to Gizmodo's request for passes to said keynote.
With less than a week to go before Steve Jobs speaks at WWDC, the rumors have been rumored, speculations have been speculated, and secret videos have all been posted on YouTube. So today I present you with a scorecard of all the rumors to date, and my humble predictions so you can see how much smarter you are than me.
Update: Out of 24 rumors, I was wrong on three: The new name, a 64GB model, and I missed the availability by three days. (Available on a Thursday, really?!)
Below is my commentary, but a printable scorecard is available here.
Apple has announced the winners of their Apple design Awards for 2009. The winners for iPhone apps are: Tweetie [$3.99 | App Store] from atebits, Topple 2 [$2.99 | App Store] from ngmoco:), MLB.com At Bat [$9.99 | App Store] from MLB.com, and Postage [$2.99 | App Store] by RougeSheep. The award for best iPhone Student App was given to Wooden Labyrinth 3D [$3.99 | App Store] by Elias Pietil. Best iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App went to Accuterra by Intermap Technologies. Congratulations to the winners!
After countless months of anticipation, TomTom for iPhone, the first turn-by-turn GPS navigation application, was announced at WWDC on Monday. Last year, they announced that the app was in development, confirming it again months afterward, but Apple's SDK didn't allow it at the time. Now it will finally be available following the release of iphone OS 3.0 on the 17th.
Apple made a big deal about how the iPhone 3G S looks the same as the iPhone 3G on the outside, but it turns out that they did make one little hardware upgrade. Apple's "iPhone How To: Cleaning iPhone" page mentions a new oil-resistant coating on the iPhone 3G S's display.
An installation at WWDC is attracting a lot of attention from attendees. In a display of unabashed mighty awesomeness, Apple has created a large, pulsating, Matrix-esque rainbow wall of iPhone apps consisting of several Cinema Displays. Each time one of the apps is purchased, it's icon on the wall pulses. Apparently it's not quite real-time, and it certainly doesn't show all of the 50,000+ apps in the App Store, but it's pretty spectacular. Video after the break.
Confirming rumors and widespread speculation, Phil Schiller announced the iPhone 3G S today at their WWDC keynote. As anticipated, it has several new hardware features, including support for 7.2 HSDPA, a 3 megapixel camera, video functionality, voice commands, a faster processor and more. The iPhone 3G S will be available in the US on June 19 at $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB. You can also pre-purchase your iPhone 3G S or reserve one at Apple.com.
The Mecca of Apple hardware and software development, WWDC, is scheduled to kick off at 10AM tomorrow morning with a keynote from Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. We have high hopes that we'll see a great deal of information on iPhone 3.0 as well as the next generation iPhone at this event. We'll be covering the keynote live as it progresses. Below you'll find the Cover It Live player, which we'll be using for our coverage tomorrow. Feel free to chat back with us as we go!
With WWDC just days away, Financial Times reports that they are confident of the announcement of a "cut-price" version of the iPhone on Monday. They predict a price cut of either 50$ or 100$, which they say could stimulate their sales by as much as 100%, increasing their marketshare among web-capable mobile devices.