Apple to announce the future of iPhone 4.0

Apple has sent out media invitations for a iPhone 4.0 OS preview event scheduled for this Thursday, 8th April 2010 10am Pacific Time. For those in Singapore, that will translate to Friday, 9th April 2010 1am Singapore time. (if my time conversation is correct)
The timing of the announcement came as a surprise to me as Apple had just recently launched the iPad over the weekend in US. But we were expecting announcement of iPhone 4.0 OS since January.

Rumors predicts that the announcement will include new multi-touch gesture support, multitasking (with implementation similar to that of Exposé in Mac OS X) and a user interface refresh. No news on whether there will be a new iPhone announcement. Chances seems slim. But Apple needs to release new iPhone by June 2010 as the contract for those who bought iPhone 3G during the launch will expire soon.
I’ll update this post with links of sites that provide live blogging/streaming when they are available. I’ll be staying up to watch the keynote. Follow my Twitter feed for more updates during the event.
Update: Live coverage:-
Engadget
Gizmodo
gdgt
Arstechnica
Cnet

3 comments

  1. Very insightful to note that iPhone 3G (or 3GS) contracts will expire by June 2010 as the main driver for a new product release.
    However, tracking product releases for the iPhone might be similar to the quarterly updates to the Mac product line, probably driven by competitor updates and iPhone 3GS sales saturation.

  2. Great to see finally. Two features I’d like to see are an upgraded camera (5 MP) and a front facing camera enabled for video chat. Multitasking is a close second but not a requirement, IMHO.

  3. Chances of a new iPhone being announced later seems very slim. Most likely just firmware changes.
    I’m praying for multi-tasking.

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