First, sorry for the sloppiness of the show. I was updating as I was getting information from the live-blogs. I am not sure if this was the BEST way to cover it, but it got the episode out much faster than if I did a fully scripted show.
This was the WWDC Keynote, and we have been waiting nearly 6 months for it. First, Steve showed off the iPhone Version 2.0 (software) and the SDK. Nearly 200,000 people downloaded the SDK, and 35% of Fortune 500 companies are using it.
Scott Forestall then introduced developers from companies like Ebay to show what they have been doing with the SDK, some of it really blew me away.
Steve came back on stage and demoed some new features that will be valuable to users. These include: iWork integration for email, bulk delete email, save images from an email attachment, Chinese character support, parental controls, scientific calculator, and a slew of language support.
iPhone software version 2.0 will be available in early July, free for iPhone users, $9.99 for iPod touchers.
And the rumors were right, Apple introduced Mobile Me. Mobile me is a new service that keeps your mail, calendars and address books all in sync. It also features push contacts, email, and calendar to your iPhone, over the air. Mobile me will replace .Mac in a few weeks, and will cost $99.
And now the moment we have all been waiting for.. iPhone 3G! Yes, it is finally here. It is a big rounder than the current model. Everything is the same except it has blazing fast 3G, better audio, real GPS, and a black plastic backing.
It will be available in 22 countries on July, 11. It costs $199 for the 8GB and $299 for the 16GB. The 16GB version also comes in white.
I will be back in the studio this weekend with a more in depth look at the iPhone 3G. If you have any comments, leave a comment at http://www.macnewsweekly.com, or send me an email (email@example.com).