Tuesday, June 03, 2008

iPhone 2.0 or Something More?

There's lot's of speculation about what Steve Jobs will or won't announce during his keynote at the Apple June 9th WorldWide Developer Conference. It's pretty clear that the iPhone app store, and version 2 of the iPhone firmware will be on the agenda. Many are pointing to a next generation iPhone, which would/could include 3G cellular wireless, GPS, better battery life, better camera, video recording/conferencing capability, and the list goes on. Whatever it is, we'll find out in a week! Here's an interesting theory from MarketingApple's Steve Chazin. Secrets of iPhone 2, MacBook Touch and Air:
what do you get when you cross an always connected communication device (like an iPhone 3G) with a super thin computer like a MacBook Air? Simple. You get the MacBook Touch (or here's a longshot - the iMac Air). A real computer connected to the web 24x7 with a touch interface sans keyboard. Throw in the new MobileMe (.Mac replacement) and you can get your tunes, photos, movies over the air wherever you are. (The iMac killed the floppy drive - perhaps this new tablet will kill the DVD.) And we're going to see this sooner than most people think.

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