3G iPhone week – keynote predictions

The turtleneck has been ironed and the finishing touches are being put on the presentation. Yes folks, in just a few days Apple head honcho Steve Jobs

The turtleneck has been ironed and the finishing touches are being put on the presentation. Yes folks, in just a few days Apple head honcho Steve Jobs will take to the stage in San Francisco to announce, well, in all honesty we're not totally sure. So we've been trawling through the rumours, speculation and blatant lies to bring you what we reckon ol' Jobsy will unveil on Monday night.

A revamped iTunes

Having added movies to iTunes this week we reckon Jobs will open his keynote by whipping the covers off a sexed-up iTunes, with brand new subscription service and over-the-air downloads on 3G. Could it also be time to banish DRM for good?

A new operating system

Considering WWDC is aimed at developers it's a fair bet that there'll be some hot software news coming out of San Fran on Monday. Top of the pile is a new version of the Mac operating system that wouldn't actually see the light of day till MacWorld 2009. Apparently it's codenamed Snow Leopard. Well, Bornean Clouded Leopard is a bit obscure, isn't it?

 

The 3G iPhone

There's every chance Apple won't announce a new iPhone next week, but considering our man Tom Dunmore has been invited to fly halfway across the planet to be there we very much doubt the best thing he's gonna get hands-on with is some new apps. We're after 3G, a better cam, GPS for sat-nav and geo-tagging our snaps, 32GB capacity, oh and to see the back of the stupid recessed headphone jack. Not too much to ask, is it?

And one more thing...

What if WWDC gave us not one but two new iPhones? Sound like the ramblings of a crazy person? Well Jobs is keen on springing end of keynote surprises and the thought of an 'iPhone Nano' isn't completely from the realms of the unpossible. Imagine a smaller, thinner iPhone with the higher-end features removed and a lower price added. Apple saw the popularity of the iPod soar with the introduction of the Mini and Nano, perhaps it's time to try something similar with the iPhone.

Disagree? Let us know what goodies you expect to pour from San Fran next week in the comments section below. And don't forget our live coverage of the event from 6pm on Monday night.