Steve Jobs is about to give a keynote speech to software and hardware developers at Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today in San Francisco. Here's roundup of speculation surrounding what he may or may not say:
—A Google Webtop partnership
—Opening up the iPhone to outside developers
—Video rentals on iTunes
—Full details on the next Mac OS, Leopard
—A new brushed-metal look for iMacs
Any of the first three would be a big deal. I guess we'll just have to wait a few hours to find out what he actually decides to announce. But, in the meantime, you can play Keynote Bingo.
Update: And the winner is . . . opening up the iPhone to outside developers. The development platform for the iPhone will be the same as Apple's Safari Web browser, which is now also available for Windows. A lack of third-party software widgets for the iPhone was previously one of its major drawbacks. Don't expect too many non-Apple iPhone widgets by June 29, but now it shouldn't take too long for the menu of options to fill up.
Jobs spent most of his speech talking about Leopoard (one cool new feature is called Stacks, and it lets you organize all the icons normally cluttering your desktop into a launchable stack from your dock). No mention of a Google-Apple Webtop combo or iTunes movie rentals. No new hardware.