Remember not to long ago when Apple held their “Back to the Mac” event? Well if you missed it let me summarize it for you. Steve Jobs and his crew of Apple visionaries took the stage and gave us a great insight into their philosophy on the next iteration of Mac OS X. Besides introducing a new iLife ’11 and New Macbook Airs which were both pretty cool in their own right, I hope some of those features and more make into the pro apps! I would say I most liked the sneak peek of Lion. Lion is what they are calling 10.7. It’s due this summer, so I hope to be seeing more peeks in the coming months. Their whole philosophy was to bring back the innovations that they’ve been doing on their iDevices back to the Mac. Some people aren’t happy about this, but I will go on record saying I am really excited about this.
Happy “Pre-Order iPhone 4 Day” everyone! Too bad not everyone can pre-order theirs that easily. It appears a lot of servers are down today. Apple’s are struggling, AT&T’s were, perhaps even Radio Shack, & Best Buy had hiccups. People are apparently going nuts for the iPhone 4. I will be picking mine up in store, so I won’t be pre-ordering. I also have to sell my 3GS first, .
Calling all ye Mac faithful, calling all ye new and old iPhone developers! It’s that time of the summer again, where all us geeks venture out into the sun only for a bit to fine our way into the moscone center in San Fran. This is where Apple has their annual WORLD WIDE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE, where in the past they’ve really talked about OS X. That has diminished though, especially after the theme this year is called… “The center of the app universe.” Looks like it’s going to be all about apps this year!
Let’s take a short stroll down memory lane, shall we? WAAYY back in 2007 when the first iPhone came out you had to buy AT&T’s 20 dollar data plan. It was unlimited, you could never run out, but it was on the EDGE network… Those were some good days. Then came along the iPhone 3G, raising our data plans from $20 to $30 but they were still unlimited. iPhone 3GS came along and nothing changed, thank heavens the price didn’t go to $40 a month. Now something to explain quickly, when AT&T says unlimited they didn’t really mean unlimited of course. It’s rumored to be that the cap for unlimited data plans is at 5GB, so do keep that in mind as we go on.
Many times people have dropped their iPhone, on accident that is or maybe on purpose, only to pick it up with a smashed screen. I actually know someone who took their iPhone with them on a ropes course and at the end on the way down she dropped her iPhone and it cracked. I also know an iPhone user who took their phone horseback riding and it was broken as well. I’m sure we all know these horror stories and wish we could do something to get our iPhones back in prisitin working order. Apparently coming June 6th, right before the new iPhone 4G comes out we will be able to! My first though was well would you look at that, AT&T has finally realized they could make some money off of offering a warranty for the iPhone. MILLIONS of people have the iPhone so why not create a warranty that offers more protection than the normal AppleCare?
As we slowly inch and inch each day, getting closer to June 7th and the long awaited keynote by Steve Jobs more and more tidbits start surfacing. 3 different iPhone prototypes in testing, just incase the other 2 don’t work out. Safari may get the ability to handle plugins. And now Steve Ballmer of all people will be at WWDC during the keynote?!@#
Wait what?! That monkey goon will be presenting during Steve Job’s keynote? I mean just take a second and look at this guys mug…THIS is the guy who is in charge of all of Microsoft after Bill Gates? What a weird and horrible choice…
If you are one of the Mac faithful you know that WWDC is coming up in just about 2 weeks. WWDC stands for World Wide Developer Conference and is obviously put on by Apple for all things OS X. They usually use WWDC to launch a new iPhone on the first day, then talk about everything from Safari to Core services the rest of the week. Often they give those attending the first seed of a new version of OS X, but we’ll see what happens this year. Besides all that hoopla, there are a few things I want to see from WWDC ’10. So here they are in no particular order…
Look out, here comes another rumor about the iPhone 4G! I know I am very ready for this device. The rumors and tidbits that keep surfacing are driving me crazy. In about 3 weeks though we’ll know what is really going to happen, so we can all rush out and buy it! I came here to fill you in the newest bit of rumors, so let’s get right to it.
We all know how tight lipped Apple is about their upcoming products. This is nothing new for people who have been following Apple and their rumors for awhile. It’s very curious to try and get a peek inside to peer at the inner workings of how Apple works. Let’s take the iPhone for example, it was in development for two years. At least according to Steve Jobs. People on the outside had little hints that it was coming. The domain iPhone was registered to Apple, and it only made sense that Apple would come a long and save the cellphone from the cell carriers. People working on the iPhone outside of Apple didn’t dare risk the rath of Steve Jobs for letting the cat out of the bag about this product. It was going to bring millions or billions of dollars for their company if the product is successful, and more often than not Apple is successful.
This is an exciting time of the summer, school is out for me and many others. Nice spring weather is here, and the next iPhone is so close I can almost feel it. The rumor mills are churning more and more out every day about the next gen iPhone. Of course nothing fuels the flames of the mills more than the iPhone coming to Verizon. Remember when the first iPhone was about to come out and Verizon turned it down due to Apple’s demands. Now they are begging for another chance to have it. Plus Apple may be getting tired of dealing with only AT&T and their problems.