Right well, one moth to go till WWDC 2010 and as promised I will be covering the event from San Francisco, via this blog, Twitter and Facebook. Here’s my predictions for it:
- iPhone 4th Generation (Well we know about that already), new A4 processor, more RAM, possibly more storage space, front camera, iChat and better camera. I still think that Apple will pull something our of their sleeves regarding this though. Maybe wireless syncing!
- iPhone OS 4 release (and possibly beta for iPad)
- iTunes 9.2 (possibly iTunes X!!!)
- Updated Mac Pro systems
- Mac OS X 10.7 Preview
The bets are on – lets see what actually happens.
If any of you are actually attending this year’s WWDC drop me a line and say hi when in SF. I will be loitering around Moscone West, Third Street & Montgomery Street (my favourite). I am also thinking of taking a trip down to Cupertino and visit the real Apple Campus Visitor Store!
As I have mentioned before I am attending this year’s WWDC 2010 in San Francisco. To keep all my readers happy, I will be providing live coverage of the actual Keynote Event with Steve Jobs. No photos though I am afraid.
Today Apple finally announced the much anticipated WWDC 2010 dates. It will be held at the usual place (Moscone West Conference Centre in San Francisco), on June 7 – 11. This comes as a surprise since it was widely anticipated that the conference was going to be held in late June rather than in its usual early June slot. This year Apple announced the dates almost a month later than the usual late March. Also the focus this year seems to be totally on iPhone & iPad development. Not really a lot about Mac OS X development. I have already purchased my ticket and anxiously awaiting for my confirmation code so I can activate my e-ticket. Looking through the myriad of post-graduate hardcore technical sessions – I have already picked up a few interesting ones (iPhone OS Multitasking – Parts 1 & 2)!!! See you all there in June!
In the last few months I have not been spending a lot of time blogging. That has been mainly due to the fact that I have been hard at building my first iPhone App. Knight Frank Property Search for iPhone is a truly international property search app for the iPhone. I personally think it is the first of its kind really. Even though there are other property apps out there, none of them really allow you to text & GPS search properties around the world. Take a look and let me know what you think. iTunes
Office 2010 RTM is now available for download for all MSDN subscribers!
Some days ago Office 2010 (14) made it into RTM. Microsoft announced their availability date via their Office Backstage Blog. Here’s the schedule:
22nd April – MSDN Subscribers
27th April – Volume Licensed Customers with Software Assurance
1st May – All Volume License Customers
June 2010 – General availability in stores etc.
Well spring is upon us as is the end of April as well. We’ve heard of the new iPad, iPhone OS 4.0 Betas 1 & 2, new MacBook Pro laptops but absolutely not a single word from Apple about this year’s WWDC conference. Last year it was held in early June and the dates were announced in late March. This year rumours have it that it will be held in late June.
Let’s see what happens. Oh and see you all in San Francisco.
>After almost 2 years of trusted service my iPhone was today replaced with the new all singing all dancing iPhone 3GS – 32GB. So far I am very happy with the speed and performance of the new device. Let’s see how the battery does!
Apple released build 10a380 (the last developer preview) of Snow Leopard last week. This apparently is the last developer preview released prior to shipping Snow Leopard in September.
Some of the new features include:
- Full 64-bit support.
- Intel only architecture resulting in faster applications, and far far less disk space for OS. Apple claims that Snow Leopard’s HD footprint is 6GB less than Leopard.
- Grand Central Station (framework for clever management of multi-processor multi-threading execution).
- OpenCL (Open Computing Language). New standards C based software abstraction layer for managing video processing power. This will allow developers to leverage GPUs in any application.
- New version of QuickTime (QuickTime X).
- Dock Expose (not included in this release).
Snow Leopard will retail at $29 ($49 for a family pack).