View Poll Results: Will Apple reveal the new iPhone at WWDC?

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  • Yes

    52 75.36%
  • No

    17 24.64%
  1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Title says it all, will Apple reveal the new iPhone at WWDC?

    Feel free to include your reasoning behind your vote.
    05-15-2009 01:32 AM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Yes =D
    05-15-2009 01:37 AM
  3. AZBear#CB's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I don't think they will. Maybe after Steve is back but not at WWDC.
    05-15-2009 11:44 AM
  4. jamesus's Avatar
    Sure why not!
    05-15-2009 12:00 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    It's getting harder and harder to tell. I know Apple will need at least a several week lead time to announce the iPhone to avoid having the FCC do it for them. But now the iPhone hardware has to compete for stage time with it's 3.0 OS and of course the new OS X release.

    I still say YES. Only other reason I would see it not happening is if there was a special event in late June to not just announced the new iPhone but the return of Steve Jobs, hopefully with some meat on his bones.
    05-15-2009 12:59 PM
  6. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Yes, becuase it makes sense. I posted my thoughts on my blog and after doing that I read Gruber's thoughts on this (Daring Fireball Linked List: A New iPhone Means New APIs)
    Munster is an analyst for Piper Jaffray who is supposedly an expert regarding Apple. But hes such an ignoramus that he isnt even expecting a new iPhone to be announced at WWDC probably the easiest and most obvious Apple prediction of the year.
    I understand the argument that if they do a late June / early July special event then Steve would be back from medical could be the one to present it, but I have a feeling they are going to take him out of that role going forward so I'm sticking with yes.

    Also, wouldn't it be a bit much to have a special even 2 weeks after WWDC?
    05-15-2009 01:35 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    I think not. However, there will be a sufficient interval between any announcement and availability to allow adequate time for planning.

    I really do not like adding rumor-to-announcement delay to the already long announcement-to-availability delay. One has more important things to do than to fantasize about the next Apple product. Of course, one will not sell one's Apple stock as long as so many of you continue to do it.
    Last edited by whmurray; 05-15-2009 at 03:40 PM.
    05-15-2009 01:49 PM
  8. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    One has more important things to do than to fantasize about the next Apple product.
    Naw, fantasizing about the next Apple product is very high on my priority list

    I do think that Apple will announce a new iPhone at WWDC. Yes, our speculations are built off rumors, but I see validity in many of them. It also seems as though Apple may be trying to diminish their stock of the 3G before the announcement.

    I understand the argument for Apple holding a separate event to announce a new iPhone when Jobs returns, but I really don't see that happening. WWDC is an event to help and teach developers how to develop for their products. If Apple has a new iPhone for the summer, they need to announce it at WWDC. Even though Steve's baby is the iPhone, I don't think he's dumb enough hold out the announcement til a week or two after WWDC. I'm personally still rooting for some secret surprise appearance of Steve
    05-15-2009 01:59 PM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    Naw, fantasizing about the next Apple product is very high on my priority list

    I do think that Apple will announce a new iPhone at WWDC. Yes, our speculations are built off rumors, but I see validity in many of them. It also seems as though Apple may be trying to diminish their stock of the 3G before the announcement.

    I understand the argument for Apple holding a separate event to announce a new iPhone when Jobs returns, but I really don't see that happening. WWDC is an event to help and teach developers how to develop for their products. If Apple has a new iPhone for the summer, they need to announce it at WWDC. Even though Steve's baby is the iPhone, I don't think he's dumb enough hold out the announcement til a week or two after WWDC. I'm personally still rooting for some secret surprise appearance of Steve
    I honestly don't see Jobs holding up the announcement of a new iPhone. So I tend to believe we will see it at WWDC with or without Jobs making a special appearance. Just my 2 cents.
    05-15-2009 05:56 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    ........Yes, our speculations are built off rumors, ......
    More accurate to say that they are based upon wishful thinking.
    05-16-2009 11:04 AM
  11. Kickstar13's Avatar
    I don't think they will.
    05-16-2009 12:42 PM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    I don't think they will.
    I just do not know where all this speculation came from. In all this noise, I have seen nothing that looked remotely like signal.
    05-16-2009 03:56 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Just like llofte said, it's going to happen... the new iPhone will be announced. The past two iPhones were done this way. The first gen was announced in the 1st qtr of 2007 and the iPhone 3g was announced in the 2nd qtr in which both were announced at the events and availability was given (June 30 and July 11). What I also believe is going to happen is that July will be the release of the new iPhone as well as the new iPhone OS (3.0). More features that the new iPhone will be capable of will be announced via 3.0.
    05-17-2009 11:13 AM
  14. I_magination's Avatar
    ok I was almost going to go to the store and buy 1 right now untill I read this, I guess I can wait till june 30, but i'm soooo sick of verizon. i just want to cancle verizon right now!! but that would leave me without service for a little under a month, if I got an iphone I would want to do it through the att contract deal as so the price is reduced. also the 32gb, 3.2 camera, fm funcitonality would make it the only device I would ever need to carry on me for the rest of my life. I would never have to have any other kind of device on me ever. And with 32 gb I would put every video on there from Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! with room to spare. I could then turn myself into a mobile theatre for convincing peole that 9/11 was an inside job carried out by persons in control of our military industrial complex
    05-17-2009 03:01 PM
  15. scaliasphone's Avatar
    I honestly don't see Jobs holding up the announcement of a new iPhone. So I tend to believe we will see it at WWDC with or without Jobs making a special appearance. Just my 2 cents.

    Has anyone stopped to think that, well, as morbid and disheartening as it sounds, we just might not see Steve again at any keynote? Or that his health, always under a shroud of secrecy, has declined to the point where there is no coming back?

    If that is true, and it is very possible, Jeremy would be correct. Apple is bigger than Steve Jobs. It has to be. He is finite (as we all are), but Apple is infinite. If Apple is going to release a new product, they will do so, with or without Mr. Jobs.
    05-17-2009 07:47 PM
  16. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I think so! I have a good feeling
    05-18-2009 12:25 AM
  17. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Has anyone stopped to think that, well, as morbid and disheartening as it sounds, we just might not see Steve again at any keynote? Or that his health, always under a shroud of secrecy, has declined to the point where there is no coming back?

    If that is true, and it is very possible, Jeremy would be correct. Apple is bigger than Steve Jobs. It has to be. He is finite (as we all are), but Apple is infinite. If Apple is going to release a new product, they will do so, with or without Mr. Jobs.
    I hope he is ok, I would rather him not show up to any of the keynotes so he can recover.
    05-18-2009 12:27 AM
  18. Travisl1213's Avatar
    im new to this so when is the WWDC
    05-18-2009 12:08 PM
  19. tchaves's Avatar
    Apple is bigger than Steve Jobs. It has to be. He is finite (as we all are), but Apple is infinite. If Apple is going to release a new product, they will do so, with or without Mr. Jobs.
    I agree that Apple is bigger than just Steve Jobs, but he's a singularly charismatic leader, and Apple's success really has come and gone and come again with him.
    05-18-2009 12:11 PM
  20. Clairvoyance's Avatar
    Yes.

    Just a stupid guess,
    the WWDC website,
    has a iPhone image there.


    And,

    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) provides developers and IT professionals with in-depth technical information and hands-on learning about the powerful technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X from the Apple engineers who created them.

    As you can see, they said "powerful technologies in iPhone OS".

    So, my answer should be Yes. But that's a guess. (:
    05-18-2009 12:15 PM
  21. whmurray's Avatar
    Yes.

    Just a stupid guess,
    the WWDC website,
    has a iPhone image there.


    And,




    As you can see, they said "powerful technologies in iPhone OS".

    So, my answer should be Yes. But that's a guess. (:
    I do not understand. New "iPhone OS" has already been announced. Why or how does what you quoted imply the announcement of a new iPhone?
    05-18-2009 01:14 PM
  22. Ghecko's Avatar
    From what i have heard no.... but who knows? maybe.
    05-20-2009 10:13 AM
  23. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Has anyone stopped to think that, well, as morbid and disheartening as it sounds, we just might not see Steve again at any keynote? Or that his health, always under a shroud of secrecy, has declined to the point where there is no coming back?

    If that is true, and it is very possible, Jeremy would be correct. Apple is bigger than Steve Jobs. It has to be. He is finite (as we all are), but Apple is infinite. If Apple is going to release a new product, they will do so, with or without Mr. Jobs.
    I think they will remove him from the big spotlight, but will be a part of the company for a while to come. This way when he finally does leave everyone can see it still was doing well even without Steve doing keynotes.
    05-20-2009 11:37 AM
  24. icebike's Avatar
    I think they will remove him from the big spotlight, but will be a part of the company for a while to come. This way when he finally does leave everyone can see it still was doing well even without Steve doing keynotes.
    And in fact it might do better without Steve's totalitarian idiocyncracies at the helm at all, let alone keynotes.

    Many iPhone features were stone-walled till Jobs was out of the picture. (Cut/Paste, MMS, Video). It can't be a coincidence that he goes on leave and all of these things get done in 6 months after he refused to add them for the entire life of the iPhone brand.

    Apple learned its lesson when Steve retired the first time. But that lesson was not that they could not survive without Steve, it was that they could not rest on their laurels and continue to jack up prices.

    Apple has to innovate. Apple can't be run by Bean Counters ONLY. That was the lesson learned.

    Turning loose all those innovative guys in the labs is worth way more for Apple than having Steve trot out and say Boom. There are enough Fanboys out there that Steve is not needed to evangelize any more.

    In fact, the Cult of Steve is getting to be pretty old and tiresome. He's old and tired. Let the new kids in the lab carry the torch for a while.
    Last edited by icebike; 05-20-2009 at 06:07 PM.
    05-20-2009 06:04 PM
  25. whmurray's Avatar
    And in fact it might do better without Steve's totalitarian idiocyncracies at the helm at all, let alone keynotes.

    Many iPhone features were stone-walled till Jobs was out of the picture. (Cut/Paste, MMS, Video). It can't be a coincidence that he goes on leave and all of these things get done in 6 months after he refused to add them for the entire life of the iPhone brand............
    Never attribute to malice what can easily be explained by stupidity. I do not think that Jobs really wants to be remembered for the things that did not happen on his watch. I have been a great advocate for copy and paste but I do not believe that Jobs resisted it or MMS.

    It is interesting how this thread has morphed from being about the next iPhone to being about Jobs. Long shadow.
    05-20-2009 08:52 PM
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