WWDC 2009 Predictions

The WWDC keynote is today and although I won’t be able to write about the results until later tonight or tomorrow morning I thought I would share my predictions for the event.

iPhone

I expect the new iPhone to receive a faster processor, more RAM, and twice the storage of the current model. It will also have an improved still camera, video recording capabilities, and a July release date. These new models will have the same price points as the current iPhone, $199 and $299 for 16GB and 32GB respectively.

The current 8GB iPhone 3G will be sold at $99, at least for a limited time until the current stock runs out.

Snow Leopard

The new Marble interface won’t be fully implemented in 10.6, instead this change will be pushed into 10.7. There will be some hints of it in certain applications, QuickTime is a perfect example, but the majority of the OS will have the exact same design as Leopard.

I expect Snow Leopard to gain a late summer release date.

Update 6/10/09: I am happy to say that all of my predictions came true except for the July release date on the iPhone 3GS and it is possible that my late summer prediction about Snow Leopard won’t come true. Apple is saying that Snow Leopard will be coming out in September, summer ends on September 21, it’ll be close.

Obviously there was quite a bit that I didn’t predict that came, specifically the MacBook announcements but overall I did pretty well. Here’s full rundown of all the interesting things that happened at the WWDC Keynote.

Update 8/21/09: Snow Leopard Coming August 28, the last day of Summer is September 21 so my prediction appears to be right on track.

Update 8/24/09: Snow Leopard is officially coming on August 28, which means that my prediction is right on track.