Apple Announcements

Updated: January 07, 2011

Once again Apple is making a product announcement. Tomorrow - September 9th to be precise. This announcement has a rock and roll theme and is widely expected to really be about two things. One is that the Beatles' music is finally going to be available in the iTunes store. This is a big deal for Apple and not so much for everyone else in the universe who has long ago copied the Beatles' songs they like from CD. But the other announcement could be a big deal for VoIP and telephony.

No, it is not expected to include anything about the iPhone. The other announcement is about the iPod - and specifically about the iPod having a camera. Maybe a video camera. But that's not the part we care about.

The question for VoIP users is - will the new iPhones have a microphone built in properly? Because if they have a microphone then they become great wifi VoIP clients. (Yes, I& know you can do this already by getting a special microphone cord but that extra step is a big barrier to entry.) And if they have a video camera they become video conferencing over IP clients. And that IS exciting!

Featured Research
  • [Infographic] 15 Questions to Ask When Selecting a VoIP Provider

    Deciding which phone system is right for your business can be difficult. With our VoIP technology blueprint, discover the top 15 questions you should ask VoIP vendors before you make a buying decision. more

  • 2017 Business VoIP Buyer's Guide

    In 2017, more business will transition to a VoIP phone system. If you are among them—or if you’ll be upgrading an existing VoIP system—you need to learn about the latest technologies and market trends. more

  • 2017 Business VoIP Trends

    VoIP and UC (Unified Communications) technology is advancing all of the time. In order to reap the many business benefits of VoIP, you need to learn about industry trends, including text messaging, WebRTC, Unified Communications as a Service, and more. more

  • The New 2016 IP Phone System Comparison Guide

    Choosing VoIP over traditional solutions makes sense for your business and your budget. But choosing the best VoIP solution isn't always easy. Our guide is an essential road map in your search for the best VoIP solution for your business. more

  • How to Select a Phone System in 10 Steps

    The success of your company depends on many constantly changing factors that drive you to innovate, create, and evolve to remain competitive and profitable in your industry. more