Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET editors Kent German and Josh Lowensohn. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. You can find a brief summary of what was announced in our followup article "WWDC 2010: What you need to know." For all the latest iPhone coverage from CNET, click here.
SAN FRANCISCO--On Monday morning Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West here. In all likelihood, he will be introducing the next version of the iPhone. And we will be there to bring you live coverage of the event.
Jobs' keynote will start at 10 a.m. PDT Monday. I'll be live blogging all the news from his speech, along with CNET's iPhone reviewer Kent German and CNET News' Josh Lowensohn. For a reminder of when the event will start, sign up below. You can also bookmark this page and come back here Monday morning.
Though the iPhone is widely expected to be the star of the show, expect more details about iPhone OS 4, the iPad, and lots about apps. The theme of this year's conference is, after all, "The Center of the App Universe."
Jason Howell, Rafe Needleman, Donald Bell, and Brian Cooley will be doing a special edition of Buzz Out Loud while the event is running. There's an embed of that video podcast at the bottom of this page, in case you want to listen to their commentary while following along with the Cover It Live live blog. Also, check out the official WWDC 2010 Bingo card and photos of workers setting up for the event on Friday.
9:51 a.m. PDT: Welcome to our WWDC 2010 live blog. I'm here with CNET's Kent German inside Moscone West where we're listening to Louis Armstrong while waiting for the event to begin. Josh Lowensohn will also be on hand to help out answering your questions once the event gets going. It'll probably kick off in about 10 minutes. … Read more
The iPad introduced us to the micro-SIM card and if the new iPhone HD uses a micro-SIM as expected, moving an iPhone 3GS SIM card to the devices won't be easy. So what's an Apple fan to do? Well, a German Dutch outfit is now offering a tool to save the pain of snipping a SIM card with a pair of scissors.
Cut My SIM promises to trim your standard SIM card down to size. The small silver tool resembles a cross between a stapler and hole punch (remember those?). Just slip your SIM card inside and it … Read more
You're going to have to listen to the show to understand the evolution of our favorite new phrase, "mucho bogo." Speaking of evolution, the HTC EVO 4G is officially available, just in time to be stomped into dust by the forthcoming iPhone. Maybe. Also, Google's going to hand over its intercepted WiFi data, to make a bad problem worse, and we're giving a big (BIG) no to the Kno.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
This post was last updated at 12:28 p.m., PT.
According to Android Central, Google I/O attendees, who all received an Evo 4G, started reporting problems where they weren't able to write to the storage card, which subsequently led to crashes and other issues.
Though a simple reboot or swapping out the card resolves the problem, HTC will be providing a more permanent fix via an over-the-air update. An HTC representative … Read more
As you probably know the HTC Evo 4G for Sprint is available starting today, and one of its enticing features is the ability to make video calls with the front-facing camera and Qik's video chat app, but it's been unclear whether there would be a fee to use the service.
Well, now we know that the standard service will be free on the Evo 4G and will offer such features as unlimited VGA quality video chats, live sharing to the Web and social-networking sites. However, you can upgrade to the premium service for $4.99 per month and … Read more
Happy Friday, everyone! Or should we say, happy HTC Evo 4G day? That's right, this is the day many smartphone fans have been waiting for, as America's first 4G smartphone is now officially on sale.
The HTC Evo 4G can be purchased through Sprint as well as other electronics retailers, including Best Buy and RadioShack, for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The smartphone requires a $69.99 Everything Data Plan and a $10 Premium Data Add-on.
Though we don't necessarily agree with the mandatory $10 fee, and battery life could be better, the Evo 4G is … Read more
Just as it has done for the past three years, a new iPhone should play a major role at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week. And when CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage on Monday to give his keynote address, I'll be there, along with CNET reporter Erica Ogg, to bring you all the details.
Until that time, I'm happy to speculate on what the new iPhone will offer. Although this year has been a little different because of a well-publicized leak of an iPhone prototype in April, few details about new devices emerge form Apple's labs before a formal unveiling. But that won't stop us from putting together the various clues to make our own guesses.
What we won't see 4G or not 4G? First off, an important clarification is in order. Though some have called the new handset the "iPhone 4G"--and we refer to it as such in informal conversations around the CNET office--we do not expect it to run on a 4G network. It will be the fourth-generation iPhone model, but because it should operate solely on AT&T's network (more on that later), its fastest data speeds will continue to be 3G. AT&T will begin testing its 4G LTE network later this year, but commercial deployment won't begin until 2011 at least. So check back then for a faster iPhone.
Verizon: I also have to repeat what we've said already. There will not be a Verizon iPhone this year. And if you don't believe us, just consider that Verizon spokesman John Johnson told Beet.TV on Wednesday that the carrier has no plans to carry the phone in the "immediate future."
Yes, it's a carefully worded statement, which means that it's very possible that we'll see a Verizon iPhone at some point in the future. Yet, when that will happen--if happens at all--is unclear. This fall has been suggested as a time frame, but I think that's unlikely. I predict that Apple will wait until Verizon rolls out its own 4G LTE network, which should begin later this year. There's also the matter that AT&T's exclusivity contract won't end until 2012, but that could change at any time.
From what we can tell from the pictures, the device will be marginally heavier with a flat back, sharper corners, and an aluminum border around the edge. Indeed, that's a break from the iPhone 3G and 3GS, which have a curved back and wobble slightly when resting on a table.
I'll save my opinions until I see the actual handset and get it in my hands, but a boxier shape would put it more in line with the iPad and some Google Android devices, such as the HTC Incredible. According to Gizmodo, the new iPhone also should have a higher resolution display, a flash and a larger lens for the main camera, split volume buttons (a new camera shutter perhaps?), a micro-SIM card slot (like the iPad), and a possible noise cancellation microphone.
We'll reportedly see a front-facing video camera, as well, with support for iChat video calling. Mobile video calling has been around for several years, but the bandwidth-hogging service has never caught on with consumers because its expensive and unreliable. Remember that AT&T offers its Video Share application on a limited number of phones, but the service isn't available everywhere, and the carrier hasn't promoted it aggressively.
Apple, however, has a knack for repackaging existing technologies and reaping broad consumer interest. And even though a video-calling service would dump even more data on AT&T's strained network, it would complement the expected high-definition video features (see below). But then again, the new camera could just be for self-portraits. … Read more
As iPhone rumors and buzz reach a fever pitch with the approach of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7--where many believe Steve Jobs will unveil the latest addition to the iPhone family--new pictures of a possible white next-generation iPhone have surfaced online.
The recent photos supplement earlier photos of an alleged "iPhone 4G" in white.
However, as the Powerbook Medic blog points out, we wonder if these photos indicate that the next generation iPhone is indeed ready to be released, noting that the serial number in these pictures is "XXXXX," which is typical of … Read more
Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, told CNET on Wednesday that a court there had appointed a "special master" to search the items seized from the home of Jason Chen in late April. The court has asked the special master to collect only information that pertains to Gizmodo's dealings with an iPhone prototype that the blog purchased for $5,000.
In March, an Apple employee lost … Read more