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A retrospective look at WWDC announcements

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A retrospective look at WWDC announcements
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has been the stage for many major announcements, including a number of iPhone introductions, but sadly, last year Apple decided to stick to the software side of things by focusing on the latest version of iOS, rather than unveil some new hardware. Unfortunately, that's exactly what's expected to happen this year as well, with persistent rumors about the new iOS 6, but nothing in the way of the iPhone 5.

This, however, doesn't mean we'll be witnessing a boring show. Quite the contrary, we're sure that Cupertino has some quite intriguing things lined up for announcement, which will once again spawn immense interest and controversy around the tech world. But while we're waiting for WWDC 2012 to commence later today, how about we go back in time and throw a quick retrospective look at what got us excited at WWDC in years past. We'll go as far as WWDC 2007, the year when the original iPhone launched, and we promise we'll get you back here just in time for WWDC 2012's kick-off.

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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 07:07 3

1. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)

"Yeah, it was just a phone, but for the geeky crowd out there, this thing was more attractive than Justin Bieber is for schoolgirls"
So much true!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 07:55 3

2. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

iOS looks exactly the same in each of those photos :( Something tells me it will look the same after today also, which sucks because I really want to like iOS. What's annoying is Android looks more up to date and has more features each iteration. Apple needs to step up it's game by 100%.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:56 1

4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

I have owned iPhones and Android. Each OS has pluses and minuses. Just as you said iOS looks the same going back to the original iPhone. What I would like to see is open up the ability to create apps for blocking calls. Android is nice because stock OS lets you add apps without rooting for blocking calls. My job is a sales specialist and white list to block calls on my cell over the weekend is a must.

I do unlock my bootloaders and swap roms. However, when I have jail broke my iPhones in the past the phone has stability issues.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:55

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Yup. iOS is really nice, but is really really boring. I miss the days when Apple was really revolutionary.

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