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!

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