All WWDC events draw attention, but this seems like one of the more anticipated ones recently. Of course everyone is excited to hear about the latest iPhone, but what else will be released and what else will surprise us.
We all know a new one is coming. I've seen every angle of this phone inside and out, thanks to Gizmodo and a Vietnamese person. Since we know it is coming out, here is what I would like it to have. Anything less than this, and it would be a disappointment in my eyes.
- Two words: A4.
- OLED Screen with higher resolution. AMOLED would be a plus.
- 8MP camera with a flash. This is not to be confused with Adobe's Flash.
- 720P video recording. 1080i or 1080p would be a plus.
- Upgraded GPS sensor.
The iPhone used to be a marvel each time it came out. There was nothing that was close to it. Those times have changed. The stats above are for the most part the stats of the HTC EVO 4G. This is a phone that was just released, but is currently and arguably the fastest and most advanced phone on the market today. Will Steve allow the EVO 4G to stay the current beast, or will Apple surprise us and build a phone that will even trump those stats?
This has been a late breaking story from Engadget. It will be interesting to see what all this can be used for. This could have been the one last thing that has been missing for a few years. It probably won't be, but I want to see what all this is capable of.
iTunes/ iTunes Subscription
This seems likely given the recent lala.com purchase and shutdown, but this would be a great bonus for everyone. I am also hoping that iTunes will be rewritten in Cocoa to make it faster. It seems like iTunes has transformed into a beast of a software and could use a 64-bit code refresh.
If the rumors are true, this would be a wonderful gift to myself at the LL Cool C casa (that is Spanish for "house"). If it is only $99, does 1080p, and you can store things elsewhere, this sounds like it would be an immediate winner. There is another small box called the Roku that does tons of video things like that, so it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.
There are so many things that can be speculated about today's WWDC and I'm sure there will be many write ups about what was good and bad about it, but one thing is for sure, I will be glued to my computer come 12pm CST.
Posted on Mon, June 7, 2010
by LL Cool C