Thanks to all at engadget for their excellent live feed, we now know: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/apples-lets-talk-iphone-keynote-liveblog/?sort=newest&refresh=120
So…no iPhone 5 for the moment, but some interesting developments going into the new iPhone 4s. Siri seems interesting, but Dictation is a great feature – I can see that being a serious winner in MFL classes. It’s not about the technology, of course dictation has been around for years, it’s about the implementation and this looks to be spot on.
Sadly, my hopes of a ‘cheapo’ version seem dashed, but I guess the good news is that the drive-down effect on iPhone prices has already begun, and with the 4s out soon it could bode well for the prices of the old units.
So, the Apple Store is now unavailable, and it even made BBC News this evening. The big question is, what next for iPhone?
My own hope for the future of the iOS platform is a cheaper, entry-level model. Quite simply it IS the finest mobile OS and the only one that, for me, feels like it could be put to use in the classroom without a team of techies on standby. Of course, whether Apple consider Android to be a threat (they should, it is a diamond in the rough) or not, will we see an iPhone for the masses? Or perhaps just or a shiny new update that has us reaching for the credit card? Time will tell!