I just received the official registration email stating:
The center of the app universe.
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. June 7-11 in San Francisco.
These five days will change how the world does all kinds of things. And this is your chance to be a part of it. Join more than 5000 of the world’s leading developers and 1000 Apple engineers, working side by side to harness the amazing potential of iPhone OS 4, iPad, and Mac. Simply put, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For you and your app.
Rumors are already out there, some say this will be the announcement for the new iPhone. Some say it will be available immediately.
Wonder if its worth $1,599 to go.
An article over at TUAW, iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?, has a few screenshots taken of iPhone OS 4.0 testers that lists “iChatAgent” as a running process.
I feel that not only could this mean the iPhone may have video conferencing, but it is highly likely that an iPad refresh in the next year will have video chat as well.
We can only hope…
To test, on your machine, what it would look like for someone who doesn’t have flash (iPhone / iPad) or has flash disabled (some ultra sensitive geek), do the following:
- Launch Firefox
- Tools ->Add-ons
- Scroll down to “Shockwave Flash”
- Click on “Disable”
- Refresh or Load the page
You can do this in other browsers, I just find it easiest in Firefox.
If you have somehow forgotten, today Apple will be providing us a sneak peek at the iPhone OS 4.0.
Here is one thing I believe will be announced:
- Multitasking (confirmed) – It has to be announced, the iPad sorely needs this to stay competitive as does Apple in the mobile phone market
That list isn’t long, but here is what I’d love to see, and why I think we may see it:
Everything must move forward. The web is no exception. The strange part is, for a while, the internet didn’t move much.
Nowadays the web seems to be pushing forward fast, very fast. Here are some of the new “happenings” on the internet, and where it may be going.
A few days ago I had posted Apple, Adobe, Flash, iPhone, iPad and Open Source with reference to a debate on various blogs. The debate is whether Flash will ever go open source, should they, and what it means to the Apple / iPhone / iPad contingent.
Recently I’ve been posting on HTML5 versus Flash. Many people who are not familiar with HTML5 may not know exactly the amount of power that has been provided with the new spec. HTML 4 was nice, and a big upgrade, but I believe HTML 5 will be an even larger upgrade over HTML4.
The reason we are talking about HTML5, is Apple seems to be placing their bets on it. Apple continues to refuse to have Flash running on their controlled devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) and seems to be pushing for HTML5 to take over.
I just saw an interesting blog “Back and Forth” between a few sites:
The conversation revolves around the future of Flash and open standards. › Continue reading
Anyone who regularly reads this blog (sorry) can see how optimistic I am that the iPhone will eventually support flash. Today I read news that entirely dashes those hopes.
I just hopped over to MacRumors.com (I love that site) and saw this, Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More.
In the article MacRumors reports:
Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not its because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
That is, what I consider to be, the final nail in the coffin. Steve Jobs has shown his hand with regards to Flash.
What does all this mean? Flash won’t be allowed on Apple’s most cherished devices.
If Steve Jobs is experiencing headaches because of Flash and there is an alternative, why wouldn’t he pursue it? HTML flash handle Flash like effects in an open format, a format in which Apple can control and mitigate the reach of Adobe into its own products.
It has been over a year since Adobe was able to demo Flash running on the iPhone. Why hasn’t it made it on the iPhone? Well Steve Jobs and Apple both believe the future is in the canvases of HTML 5. Video can be properly (and easily) embedded, sound included, animation effects that surpass today’s AJAX packages, and many other facets that make HTML 5 a candidate to replace Flash.
This doesn’t make me happy. I’ve come to love Flash as it has evolved.
Apple will use all forces it can to stop Adobe from growing their Flash install base. While Apple has control over a large platform, the iPhone/iPad, they will force developers to adapt to the new technologies such as HTML 5.
Apple has zero intention on ever letting Flash hit the iPhone, iPad, or even any computer if they could do that. I don’t foresee them stopping Flash from their full fledged computers, that would be suicide.
Say goodbye to the romantic notion of Flash on your Apple device.