With about three hours to go until the “Let’s Talk iPhone” Apple event, we thought we would look at expectations, not only with the handset but also iOS 5, iCloud and the iPod Touch. Now we know that the first three will be discussed, but we are still uncertain on the latter. However, some of us may have lost sight at just how big of a deal iCloud is.
First of all there is iOS 5, we know for certain that this new mobile operating system is coming, but we still do not have a confirmed release date. We do not expect Tim Cook and his team to share any more feature details, just that all-important release date. For those who are not going to upgrade to the new iPhone, then iOS 5 will be more important to them, as it will make the iPhone an even better handset.
iCloud to us is the most important service, as this will mean that Apple has finally done what we have been waiting for, and that is breaking the iPhone away from the shackles of a computer. This will now mean that future versions of iOS will be made available via OTA. Not only that, the moment that you do something on one iOS device, then it will be made available to all your other portable Apple devices, such as an iPad.
Then we have that all-important new handset, which will either be called the iPhone 4S or 5. There are suggestions that it will just be a minor spec bump, but we cannot ignore the thousands of cases that are being made, all of them will fit a larger iPhone design. Maybe there is even plans for two models, we will just have to wait and see.
Finally let’s talk iPod Touch. This should have seen an upgrade last month, but we heard nothing. Now there is the worry that Apple could cancel their PMP and go with a cheaper iPhone to fill the void. You have to love all the speculation that surrounds these Apple events, talk about free advertising for the company.