Updated: There’s no word on whether we’ll see a new iPhone next Monday, but we will see the new software for iPhones, iPad and iPods at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and Steve Jobs will be the presenter.
In addition to showing off iOS5 next Monday, June 6, Apple will also unveil details on a new iCloud service that is expected to serve up music and movies from the cloud and a new Mac OS X called Lion.
Plus there is a rumored iOS5 feature that may have implications for the car.
TechCrunch has been reporting that the new iOS5 operating system will include Nuance voice technology “fully baked” in the iOS software. Although TechCrunch says the first version of iOS5 won’t include voice control, the feature could be available for developers to use in new apps, says Appolicious.
These are just rumors, but for 12 volters, it leads to some interesting speculation on iPhone control while driving.
To confuse matters, iOS4, we’re told, already offers some limited voice control over phone commands and many search and play functions of the iPod, said a car kit maker.
So we’ll just have to wait until Monday for answers.
While Apple announced it will introduce a new iOS5 on June 6, the actual iPhone 5 is not expected until September.
–Lynn Shannon and Amy Gilroy