No Jobs, iPhone at WWDC 2009

Apple reports that the Worldwide Developers Confrence slated for early June will be hosted by “A team of Apple executives, led by Philip Schiller”, and that means that Steve Jobs will not return from his medical leave to kick off this much-anticipated event.

In their press release they also said they would be discussing the new Snow Leopard and iPhone 3.0 operating systems, without a whisper of any new iPhone technical upgrades. Of course, it just wouldn’t be Apple if they said anything, anyways.

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With this news, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told Apple Insider “While some investors may be expecting Apple to launch redesigned iPhones at WWDC, we do not anticipate the launch in early June.”

While the first set of iPhone AT&T contracts are set to expire, and the Palm Pre set to launch  soon (in the States, at least) it seems this would be a bad business choice to only upgrade the software for the iPhone and leave the people without an iPhone Upgrade option. But wait, there’s more from Munster, he believes that Apple is waiting out for Job’s return, which he suspects will be near the end of June, to host a special event to annouce not only the new, shiny upgraded iPhone, but a ‘Family’ of iPhone products. (The often rumoured iPhone Nano, anyone?).

So, I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed for months now for nothing, apparently. All my wishful thinking may be wasted. What do you think? Will they announce a new iPhone without Jobs at WWDC anyways? Or is there simply no new iPhone on the horizon?

In which case, am I the only one, or is anyone else thinking of switching to an Android Phone?
(j/k – or am I?)

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  • I wouldnt jump to any conclusions about Jobs. Jobs is a marketing god.
    Under promise; Over deliver. The Apple Way.
    I would not be surprised if Jobs popped out at WWDC with a classic “One More Thing…” and a new iPhone.

  • I wouldnt jump to any conclusions about Jobs. Jobs is a marketing god.
    Under promise; Over deliver. The Apple Way.
    I would not be surprised if Jobs popped out at WWDC with a classic “One More Thing…” and a new iPhone.

  • I will be very upset with Aplle if there is no new iPhone. I have put off upgrading from my 1st gen iPhone for long enough!

  • I will be very upset with Aplle if there is no new iPhone. I have put off upgrading from my 1st gen iPhone for long enough!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha Agreed! This, I think, would be a fantastic plan. However, it might be in the best interest of Apple to actually announce a new iPhone without Jobs — to show that the company can actually function without him.

    Either way, I’m still not completely ruling out that we’ll hear about a new iPhone at WWDC

  • ChantelleJoy

    ME TOO MIKE! I’m still on a first-gen so I feel your pain!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha Agreed! This, I think, would be a fantastic plan. However, it might be in the best interest of Apple to actually announce a new iPhone without Jobs — to show that the company can actually function without him.

    Either way, I’m still not completely ruling out that we’ll hear about a new iPhone at WWDC

  • ChantelleJoy

    ME TOO MIKE! I’m still on a first-gen so I feel your pain!

  • Full Moto Jacket

    So you’ll be moving on to androidincanada.ca?

  • Full Moto Jacket

    So you’ll be moving on to androidincanada.ca?

  • Guest

    Im still using my 1st Gen, nothing wrong with it! Whats so bad 😛

  • Dusty

    Im still using my 1st Gen, nothing wrong with it! Whats so bad 😛

  • Guest

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Jobs made an appearance or about the late announcement in June.

  • Dusty

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Jobs made an appearance or about the late announcement in June.

  • Apple officially announced that Jobs will be returning at the end of June, so that in itself should clue us in that a new iPhone will be announced. I don’t think anyone else is better at announcing new Apple toys than Mr. Jobs himself!

  • Apple officially announced that Jobs will be returning at the end of June, so that in itself should clue us in that a new iPhone will be announced. I don’t think anyone else is better at announcing new Apple toys than Mr. Jobs himself!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha, YES! Goodbye everyone!
    No, I could never leave iPhoneinCanada.ca 🙂 Honestly, I hope to have both.
    I know, I know, I’m such an electronics NERD.

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha, YES! Goodbye everyone!
    No, I could never leave iPhoneinCanada.ca 🙂 Honestly, I hope to have both.
    I know, I know, I’m such an electronics NERD.

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  • Guest

    I agree! Jobs is a damned good presenter and very well in the marketing.

  • Dusty

    I agree! Jobs is a damned good presenter and very well in the marketing.

  • Jeff

    So switch then. You want to keep buying a new phone every year? What a waste.

  • Jeff

    So switch then. You want to keep buying a new phone every year? What a waste.

  • athletesrun

    I think that it would be a lot smarter if they announced the new iPhone at WWDC because then all the marketing is basically done by the news and so on, so Apple will have to pay less money for commercials and so on! It would be awesome if Mr. Jobs would just come out of nowhere end introduce then new iPhone though!!!! (I have been waiting for this iPhone for 4 months now!!)

  • athletesrun

    I think that it would be a lot smarter if they announced the new iPhone at WWDC because then all the marketing is basically done by the news and so on, so Apple will have to pay less money for commercials and so on! It would be awesome if Mr. Jobs would just come out of nowhere end introduce then new iPhone though!!!! (I have been waiting for this iPhone for 4 months now!!)