WWDC 2009 Banners Are Up, Let the Speculation BeginS

Here they are: The WWDC 2009 banners are up at San Francisco's Moscone Center. "One year later. Light-years ahead." What could this mean?

My guess is that it's a sharky comment about Palm Pre and all the competition. While they are starting up now, Apple is about to launch their third generation and have a mature development platform with a strong third-party market, which puts them way ahead of the game.

My inner fanboy—who wears Apple underpants and only has a large bed and an original Mac on his otherwise empty bedroom—hopes the "light-years" is a reference to Star Trek and iPhone OS-based tablet computers. [Flickr via MacRumors]