It seems like the closer WWDC 09′ gets, the more rumors people think of. Even though WWDC has sold out for the second time, people just won’t stop.
Details from “BusinessWeek” suggest that we can expect an “iPhone Lite” and “MacBook Mini/Media Device” to appear.
They speculate that Verizon is in talks with Apple about bringing some sort of version of the iPhone to the nation’s “best” network, however, that would be in major conflict with Verizon’s media service VCast. Sources have hinted that this may be an iPhone that has less memory, or can only run on an EDGE like network, instead of 3-G. It’s even been passed around that Apple may not even include GPS. Somethings a little off though. Why would Apple completely cut down their phone while Verizon continues to carry the BlackBerry Storm? Verizon and BlackBerry have adverstised highly against the iPhone, so it doesn’t seem like Steve would jump the gun on this idea. AT&T executives are most likely eyeing this closely, if it’s true, since they get to keep the iPhone to themselves until 2010.
Now here’s where things get out of hand. Too many sources are trying to send’ round the rumor of a “MacBook Mini”. This version of the MacBook would obviously be a netbook. Although, I find it hard to believe that Apple would bash a type of product for so long, and then bring out one themselves. Again, it just doesn’t make sense. Neither would Apple compromise on design, features, or specs. Anyway, someone seems to have found some evidence on the Adium support and development page, which shows that there is one “MacBook Mini” using Adium.
Even more crazy, yet so wanted, is the idea of a Touch Tablet. This touch tablet some people think might be the MacBook Mini, yet it’s still unknown. The Touch Tablet is rumored to have a 10 inch screen since the makers of iPhone screens are now also manufacturing a 10 inch screen. Go figure.