WWDC 09: Light Years Ahead


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I feel bad that i’m now posting this. Sorry folks, i was in DC for most of the conference. Anyways, here’s the summary of what happened at conference:

I’m going to talk more about the new iPhone and throw in a litte Leopard:

Snow Leopard:

The new OSX for Mac was announced. It’s supposedly faster than the previous and installs faster. It includes Safari 4 which has been dubbed the world’s fastest browser (installing it right now, we’ll see)

It now includes Microsoft Exchange. It has a new Quicktime which has a new interface. It also has a new dock and expose (Windows 7 envy?)

It’s gonna cost $29 to upgrade from Leopard (great job Apple!) and $49 for a family pack. This could be serious competition for Windows 7. [Apple]

New Macbooks

The new 13 inch gets a little upgrade with a new SD slot and longer battery life. Cost: $1199 (Not bad, still pricey)

New 15 inch Macbooks coming.

iPhone OS 3.0

Old story. Let’s get to the good stuff!!

Apple iPhone 3GS

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What does the S stand for? Speed. Great name (sarcasm)

Here’s the Specs:

– The camera is now 3 MP from 2. It also has auto-focus, auto exposure and white balance. The camera now supports video and can shoot at 30 frames

– The 3GS is now faster. It is now has 7.2 MPS 3G speed.

–  The new iPhone also has now better 3D graphics (PSP competition anyone?)

– The iPhone doesn’t have an OLED screen as rumored but does have fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

New Features:

– Magnetomer for compass. Usuable in Google Maps for orientation.

– Voice Control. You can talk to your phone (Cool!)

– Nike+ support built in

-Better battery life (we’ll see….)

Here’s a comparison between the new and old iPhone:

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After all that, here’s what the back-stabbing bastards at AT&T decided to do with the price:

Price and availability
• $199 for 16GB version.
• $299 for 32GB version.
• Available on June 19th.

If you are “a valued AT&T customer,” AT&T offers an “early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee.” The price? $399.00 for the 16GB iPhone 3G S and $499.00 for the 32GB iPhone 3G S. It gets worse: For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).

AT&T is the devil. I said it.

You can watch the entire keynote here. Enjoy. Get ready to have a massive hole in your wallet. Thanks again Apple!

[Apple] Check out the website for more info.

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