WWDC is finally upon us. Expect the unexpected. We are going to see iTablet, iPhone 3GS, and a whole lot of other goodies by the time it’s all done and dusted. Stay tuned as our coverage starts on 1 PM EST. In the meantime, feel free to discuss your predictions here.
1:03 PM ladies and gentleman. We are live! It’s starting. Are you getting goosebumps already?
1:07 PM brand new Macbook Pro! 7 hours of battery life.
1:o9 PM a brand new SD card slot! Finally!
1:11 PM better screen, faster processor. I am liking it.
1:25 PM new Safari for Mac and Windows!
1:34 PM lots of stuff about Safari that I am not interested about. Show me the iPhone already!
3:02 PM wow. What a day. So iPhone 3GS will be shipping on June 19th. Super fast iPhone 3GS with video capability. And $99 iPhones are available too!
Wrap up: a wonderful day of action as far as Apple fans were concerned. Great new Macbooks with SD card slot (finally!). Aggressive pricing by Apple. Safari 4! But iPhone 3GS certainly took the cake. It’s nice that you can buy an iPhone for $99 but iPhone 3GS is much faster and comes with video recording capability. You also get a compass as it was rumored a while ago. Here are a few things that were worth waiting for:
- 3.0 MP Camera with auto focus not only makes it easy to take better pictures but you can now record videos with your phone as well.
- Expect more sophisticated GPS applications for iPhone with the addition of compass and improved iPhone OS 3.0.
- The more powerful battery is a nice addition to iPhone 3G S.
- The addition of Voice commands is a nice addition to iPhone 3G S as well.
Overall, I was more impressed with the new Mac than the new iPhone. iPhone 3G S has some great new features but it’s not necessarily worth an update. If you are eligible for a cheap upgrade, then go for it. But if not, you should probably wait. iPhone 3G S feel more like iPhone 2.5 than iPhone 3.0. Maybe Apple is planning another upgrade in the near future. Who knows. I hate to be picky but as an iPhone 3G owner, this new phone is a bit underwhelming. And whatever happened to iTablet?
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