Today’s tech story is pretty much Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Steve Jobs delivers his keynote address at 12 central, 10am pacific and unless All We Know About The World is wrong, he’ll introduce the new iPhone.
Here’s some more things to look for:
-Â Â Â Magic Trackpad â€“ Engadget has details on what they say will be a new interface device that will be introduced. Kind of a combination mouse and finger input device. Not sure what it does but that’s what I said about the mouse decades ago.
-Â Â Â Video Chat â€“ according to many rumors, the front facing camera on the leaked iPhone prototype means video conferencing. So you can look at someone in real time as you talk. Dick Tracy’s wrist watch = realized.
-Â Â Â AT&T â€“ last week they introduced their new pricing plan and, since Jobs has said he’s not adding new carriers any time soon, you have to think that those pricing plans were at least partially informed by what’s going to happen today. A lot of people adopting video conferencing adds a lot more traffic to AT&T’s network so maybe more people move to the more expensive plan or pay the (reasonably priced) overages. Not sure that’s what it will mean but I can’t imagine AT&T wants to lose money. It’s also possible that the rate cut is just AT&T trying to get more customers in anticipation of losing exclusivity in the not too distant future.
-Â Â Â Free version of Mobile Me? A cool but underused service that lets you sync multiple devices and gives you 20gb of online storage.