New iPhone announcement expected this week
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is not expected at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts today and runs all week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. But Apple watchers are betting on an updated iPhone that is faster than the current iPhone 3G and equipped with more memory, a better camera, video recording capabilities and a compass.
Or we may see a couple of models introduced, possibly a more basic unit that sells at a lower price point.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, will deliver a speech today in place of Jobs, who is scheduled to return from a health-related absence at the end of the month. Schiller is expected to talk about the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 operating system as well as Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the next operating system for Mac computers.