Yesterday in San Francisco was the scene of the Apple Shareholders meeting. Topics varied, however, during a segment of iPhone discussion, Jobs caught the ears of many with a comment regarding the possibility of third party applications being developed for the iPhone. Apple has previously clearly stated that the iPhone platform will not be open to 3rd party software developers so that Apple can retain full control of the environment.
There's still plenty of speculation and rumors floating around the yet to be released Apple iPhone, but that never stops more from surfacing. Though this latest report about a "nano" version of the Apple iPhone may not be a rumor, we're also not sure if a publically available US Patent Office document qualifies as a "leaked" plan (as many are calling it), either.
Though the iPhone launch is still over a month away, expectant buyers can now get their hands on a new software package from Roxio (the makers of popular softwares Toast and Popcorn 2) which converts video for syncing to the iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV. Roxio's new software, called Crunch, converts DV, AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DivX, DVD-Video, Video_TS folders as well as other formats.
New information available today indicates that AT&T is gearing up for a month long launch cycle for the iPhone beginning on June 15th and ending on July 15th.
This comes via a new internal AT&T employee memo, released today by The Boy Genius Report - the folks who recently reported on the preparation of large elaborate store displays being undertaken at AT&T retail locations.
In the sea of iPhone non-news, this actually has some teeth to it, albeit tiny little soft ones.Â There's little if any doubt now that we'll see the iPhone in stores this June. Though the past few weeks have been wrought with skepticism about Apple and AT&T failing to meet the June mark they set months ago, an email sent out by Cingular/AT&T today confirmed that the iPhone will be available in June.
The email contained the following image: