As carriers continue to announce that they will soon offer the Apple iPhone, the rumours continue to swirl as to when Apple will announce the new iPhone. Now comes word from Fortune that Steve Jobs will deliver a keynote address on June 9th, the first day of the 2008 World Wide Developers conference. Their source was apparently none other than Apple’s public relations department. Steve Jobs has delivered WWDC keynotes in the past so his presence alone does not prove anything but would Jobs leave it to someone else to unveil the second generation iPhone? Probably not.
Meanwhile, first generation iPhone shortages in the U.S. and the U.K. (for example,the U.S. Apple site lists both the 8GB and 16GB iPhone as Currently Unavailable) lends credence to the rumours that the Apple iPhone will be announced shortly.
Meanwhile, there are also rumours floating about that Apple could announce the 3G iPhone sooner than WWDC to allow Jobs to unveil a completely new portable device at the event. If this turns out to be true, could Apple be about to release its rumoured tablet device? MacRumors.com suggests that the device could be about 1.5 times the size of an iPhone and come with a higher resolution display (720×480).