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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

The WWDC wish list, answered?

June 9, 2008

Yesterday I wrote a last minute wish list for this year’s WWDC announcements for a few reasons, one of which was simply to be able to compare the list with what actually was announced during the Keynote.

Today I find myself in the same state as I was yesterday, still wishing.

Apple’s Keynote did, in fact, reassure me that I will be able to check off a few items on my list, however. It looks like we’ll get a search in the contacts application.  Twitterrific on the iPhone, has been confirmed by Apple, in a round-about sort of way (see screenshot).  And games!  Apple made it a point to show that games run very well on the iPhone.

Although not confirmed, we can assume that we’ll get a few of the applications that I wanted on the iPhone through third party applications within the first few months of the App Store launching.

All-in-all I’m happy with everything that Apple announced today.  The iPhone 3G seems like a very welcomed update to the current iPhone, and at a price point no one can sneeze at.  Mobile Me will be huge for Apple and .Mac has needed an update for a very long time.  And of course all of the iPhone software updates and third party applications are going to be a game-changer in the mobile market.

You probably know what I’m going to say next.  I wish Steve said “One more thing”.  But he didn’t.  If he did, I would have wanted to see a new Macbook Pro.  I am not sure how long I can hold out before picking one up.