I for one have been waiting for this day for sometime now. I currently have a 3GS and am ready to upgrade to the newest and greatest iPhone. I had a feeling that they would push this announcement back to the fall and while I was ok with that, the wait was killing me. I've had my 3GS since the day of release two and a half years ago and still like it very much. In fact if I could upgrade the camera I might would stay with this one for another year. However with three daughters, having a good camera with me at all times is a must.
So what do I want out of the new iPhone? Well the first thing I want I am guaranteed to get and that is a better camera. Even if the new iPhone has the same camera as the iPhone 4 it will be an upgrade for me. From there voice controls would be nice. It's my understanding that Android phones have this and it's something that I would love to have. For those who don't know what I'm talking about imagine riding in the car and telling your phone to text a friend and then telling the phone the text message. The phone then reads it back to you and once you've ok it the message it is sent. With this control I also want built in GPS. I want to be able to say "find a mexican restaurant close to me" and have the phone show me a list of all the restaurants that match that description and give me turn by turn directions to get there. These features would be what I want in the new iPhone.
Some of the other things I would want I know is going to happen, like the phone being faster and more powerful. I have no doubt that it will look great and even if it's the same look as the iPhone 4 I'm fine with that. The one more thing that I want I would love and it would also hurt me in the resell of my 3GS, is that Apple is doing away with iPods and iPhone will now cost what iPods cost WITHOUT a contract. There would be one phone that works on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint or you can use it as an iPod with no data or voice plan. That is a long shot but would be amazing if it happened.
As far as a new iPad, well I don't see it happening this year. I don't know why Apple would push out another iPad, instead of waiting until next year. Pushing back the iPhone made sense because nobody really cared as much about the iPod event. I mean the iPod and iPhone are basically the same thing and if I get my wish they would be the same thing. I see the iPad coming out next year in February or March like it has in the past. This gives Apple a big announcement twice a year and I think that's what they want.
I know come tomorrow I (along with millions of others) will be watching a live blog to find out all the detail of what the iPhone will be and when it will be available. It's a great day to be an iPhone fan.