Monday, 9 June 2008

Will he or won't he?

Will we really see a 3G version of the iPhone later today? Most people think so, but Apple has surprised the industry before.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is due to take the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco at 6pm (U.K. time). Until then, it's all just speculation.

Many people expect Jobs to present a 3G version of the device and to reveal more flexible pricing options for the phone... specifically, to allow subsidisation of handsets in a bid to reach its 10 million units in 2008 target. It also seems likely Jobs will announce new sales figures for the iconic phone. Has Apple hit the 6 million mark?

The industry also expects various announcements on new iPhone software... but that's not to say the company will completely overlook the Mac at this year's event. There has been talk of the latest version of the Mac operating system - OS X 10.6 - despite the fact that Leopard (10.5) has not long been with us.

Any guesses on what they're going to call this one? Velociraptor.., duck-billed platypus.., Labradoodle, maybe?

Sadly, most of the predictions I've seen lately are plumping for Snow Leopard. Frankly, that just seems a bit dull.

Anyway, keep an eye on Total Telecom later for all the answers.

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