Apple’s largest event of the year is approaching: WWDC 2010. And with it comes iPhone OS4, a new iPhone (probably), and hopefully plenty of others apps, features, and surprises. The big keynote, where Steve Jobs has introduced iPhones and iPhone OS updates in the past, will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. See below for full times.
- 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
- 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time
- 12:00 Noon Central Time
- 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- 6:00 p.m. BST
- 7:00 p.m. Paris
- 9:00 p.m. Moscow
- 02:00 a.m. Tokyo (June 8 )
For any other times, use this handy time zone converter.
Included in this post are links to liveblogs done by popular tech media outlets, so be sure to check it out (and add your favorite, if it isn’t there!).
Also, Multi-Touch Fans‘ staff will be holding their own meta-blog. Look on the frontpage before the keynote for the post (or at this post, which will be updated as soon as the meta-blog is up), click the link, kick back, relax, and have fun as we bring you the news out of Steve Jobs’ keynote!
Perhaps in anticipation of the new iPhone (to be released, more than likely, later this month), AT&T has drastically changed their data plans. The media’s take on this sudden and unexpected move is ‘you get less for less,’ which is very true. While some iPhone users will end up paying more, since there is a lack of ‘unlimited’ plan, the majority will be paying less (if they so choose).
Straight from the press release:
- DataPlus. Provides 200 megabytes (MB) of data – enough to send/receive 1,000 emails (no attachments), send/receive 150 emails with attachments, view 400 Web pages, post 50 photos on social media sites and 20 minutes of streaming video – for just $15 per month. This plan, which can save customers up to 20 percent off their wireless voice and data charges, is designed for people who primarily like to surf the web, send email and use social networking apps. If customers exceed 200 MB in a monthly billing cycle, they will receive an additional 200 MB of data usage for $15 for use in the month. Currently, 65 percent of AT&T smartphone customers use less than 200 MB of data per month on average.
- DataPro. Provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of data – enough to send/receive 10,000 emails (no attachments), send/receive 1,500 emails with attachments, view 4,000 Web pages, post 500 photos to social media sites and watch 200 minutes of streaming video – for $25 per month. Should a customer exceed 2 GB during a billing cycle, they will receive an additional 1 GB of data for $10 for use in the month. Currently, 98 percent of AT&T smartphone customers use less than 2 GB of data a month on average.
- Tethering. Smartphone customers – including iPhone customers – who choose the DataPro plan have the option to add tethering for an additional $20 per month. Tethering enables customers to use their smartphone as a modem to provide a broadband connection for laptop computers, netbooks or other computing devices. Tethering for iPhones will be available when Apple releases OS 4.0 this summer.
- For new iPad customers, the $25 per month 2 GB plan will replace the existing $29.99 unlimited plan. iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their wireless data plan and no contract is required. Existing iPad customers who have the $29.99 per month unlimited plan can keep that plan or switch to the new $25 per month plan with 2 GB of data.
It will be interesting to see how the iPhone fits into this, since some of the rumored features include bandwidth-intensive applications (video calling, we’re looking at you). It should be noted that everything launches June 7, except for tethering. Tethering will go live in the U.S. with the release of iPhone OS4. Its interesting that everything goes live on June 7th, considering that is the day that WWDC 2010 kicks off with Steve Jobs’ keynote happening that morning.
‘There might be.’
Those are Steve Jobs’ words, regarding advantages of having multiple (specifically two) carriers in the U.S. And, quite frankly, I can see nothing but good coming out of that. What is nothing new to anyone who lives out of the U.S, this is great, considering it offers users of different networks to get an iPhone, and users of AT&T who aren’t satisfied to jump ship.
All of this (and more, see highlights here) came out of his interview at ‘D: All things Digital,’ or D8. Interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the interview makes for a great read.
Keep in mind this is far from a confirmation, but he definitely strayed form his usual ‘AT&T is great, AT&T is good’ mantra. If anything, this set the stage for a very exciting WWDC 2010!
The actual conversation was this:
Kara: What about going to another carrier?
Walt: Would there be advantages to having two in the US?
Steve: There might be.
At the moment, this is happening now. I’ll be giving you the highlights as they come out. Hit the link to read more!
That looks to be all of it, though the highlights are still in the ‘Read More’ link. Hit it up to read all about the interesting interview!
In a security flaw discovered by security experts Jim Herbeck and Bernd Marienfeldt, Ubuntu 10.04 ‘Lucid Lynx’ can read your iPhone’s and iPod touch’s files, even if you have a PIN in place. They tested using three non-jailbroken, up-to-date, iPhone 3GS. Their findings show that they could access the music, video, voice recordings, photos, databases, and game contents.
In their own words:
With the recent success of Opera Mini being approved for the App Store, it seems that Mozilla is willing to try its luck with Firefox Home. This app should help to bridge the gap between browsing on the desktop and browsing on the mobile phone, by giving users access to their browsing history, bookmarks, and the tabs that were last open. Also included is Mozilla’s ‘Awesome Bar’ (creative, isn’t it?) which helps users get to their favorite websites with as little typing as possible.
While Mozilla is quick to admit that this is not a full browser, they say that this little iPhone app will help Firefox users pick up right where they left of, regardless of if they are on their phone or computer. Firefox Home has not been submitted to the App Store yet, so there is no definite release date, although Mozilla hopes to have it out soon.
Video after the break!
Everyday, quality titles pour into the AppStore and a huge majority of those are games. Whether they are by indie developers who take a shot for success, or well-known publishers who build must-have titles from the ground up.
Over the past few weeks there have been a number of game releases, and very few are worth purchasing. I’ve picked out just four of them to give you guys a taste. Hit the break for the four games and their description…
According to Redmond Pie, an anonymous Best Buy employee has confirmed that the iPhone will be moving to other carriers, most notably that of Sprint. The employee noted that there has been no news of an iPhone built to use Verizon’s network, though Apple’s revolutionary smart phone may very well be moving away from AT&T. While there is no hard evidence that the claim is valid, the amount of information (and products) leaking out of the typically locked down Apple may be an indicator that this is true.
A formal announcement of the migration to other carriers could come at the upcoming WWDC 2010, the developers conference from the 7th to 11th of June. Steve Jobs has been confirmed to be keynote presenter.