My WWDC Predictions

Today is the WWDC, and in just a few hours, Steve Jobs is going to take the stage and tell us the next big thing that we all need to buy. The next iPhone is a foregone conclusion, and frankly, a lot of the steam has been taken out of that release. So there’s talk that there’s more coming. Here’s what I think we’ll find out later today, and then once it’s all said and done, we’ll compare notes and see how right I was or wasn’t.

The Next iPhone

Of course this is about the next iPhone, because every year around this time we get a new phone. Gizmodo found a prototype, but the big issue here is whether or not the prototype they found is the one that goes to market. Here’s how I see it:

  • Higher mega pixel camera, probably around 5 mp or so.
  • Front-facing second camera
  • Higher resolution screen

A lot of people are saying it’s going to be called the iPhone HD, but I don’t think that’s realistic unless it has at least 720p resolution. That is doable, but whether they stick the HD moniker on there is anybody’s guess.

Changes to MobileMe

Multiple outlets are saying that MobileMe is going free this year, which would really piss me off since I’m renewed until Oct 2011. But there is some merit to the rumors, and frankly, I think it’s a very real possibility. The talk is of tiered pricing, which would make paying customers happy and new ones even happier. I think some kind of MobileMe announcement is coming, I’m not positive it’s going to happen today.

AppleTV Gets an Announcement

My gut is telling me that something is happening with AppleTV today. This comes on the heels of a rumor reported by Engadget, about the AppleTV going to the cloud for storage. Could it be announced at WWDC or will they wait until September?

There are the announcements as I see them. Whether or not it all happens is anyone’s guess, but that’s where I stand. Got your own guesses? Let us know in the comments.

Comments

  1. Steve W says:

    I just read some excerpts from Steve Jobs visit to the D8 conference (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704764404575286192766121172.html), and one thing that struck me was, “…the biggest lesson Apple’s learned is: Price it aggressively and go for volume.”

    Every year except for this one, someone wished that Apple announce a mid-size, mid-priced Mac Pro. I would not be surprised if this is that year.

  2. Steve W says:

    Would you believe, a Mac Mini Pro?

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