June 9th, 2008
Yesterday I wrote a last minute wish list for this year’s WWDC announcementsÂ 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. Â Twitterrific on the iPhone, has been confirmed by Apple, in a round-about sort of way (see screenshot). Â And games! Â 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. Â The iPhone 3G seems like a very welcomed update to the current iPhone, and at a price point no one can sneeze at. Â Mobile Me will be huge for Apple and .Mac has needed an update for a very long time. Â 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. Â I wish Steve said “One more thing”. Â But he didn’t. Â If he did, I would have wanted to see a new Macbook Pro. Â I am not sure how long I can hold out before picking one up.