As everyone knows, Apple’s WWDC begins tomorrow in San Francisco. There have been many rumors circulating about what will / won’t be announced at this conference. Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote speech at 10:00 a.m. (PDT), so in less than 24 hours we’ll know for sure. In the meantime, here are some of the most popular rumors from around the ‘net:
- 3G iPhone Release :: It is widely expected to finally be released at the WWDC. AT&T has completed their 3G rollout, and it has prohibited its employees from taking a vacation between June 15th and July 12th in preparation for an "exciting Summer Promotional Launch".
- New iPhone Features :: Most experts believe that it will have true GPS functionality. Some sources report that the phone will be slightly thicker than the existing model, while others claim it will thinner. It’s possible that the new model will offer video conferencing, though this is far from confirmed. Some claim that the new iPhone will be lower in price, while others claim it may be higher.
- .Mac, Me, Mobile Me :: It is possible that .Mac might be revamped and possibly renamed to Me or Mobile Me. The rumored new functions could include over the air synching, synching with Windows, and "push" email.
- Mac OS X 10.6 :: Steve Jobs said some time ago that Apple plans to update OS X every 12 to 18 months. Within the last few weeks, rumors have surfaced that OS X 10.6, code named "Snow Leopard", might be previewed at WWDC. Instead of a complete overhaul, this update is expected to be more of a tweak that focuses on security, stability, and performance.
- Tablet Computer :: Rumors have persisted for quite some time that Apple is working on a tablet computer. However, it is not expected that any such device will be revealed at the WWDC.
Source: "Worldwide Developers Conference 2008 Rumor Roundup" published at MacRumors.com.