MWSF 2007 Keynote Live Coverage
You can re-read our live-coverage here on our reduced live-page
. So, the iPhone
has become true after all. 480*320 pixel, 4/8 GB PDA/phone running a reduced version of Mac OS X. It seems snappy on their demos, so that's good. Of course it only comes out in June in the US, at the end of 2007 in Europe and in 2008 in Asia, so we can't put it through tests just yet. But it _does_ look like the winning smartphone - even *if* its price is very high *with* a two-year contract. 499 USD for 4 GB, 599 USD for 8 GB version with 2 year contract. The important price will be _without_ contract, internationally. We simply don't know yet.
Then there's the Apple TV, formerly known as iTV. With a 40 GB harddrive, it sounds quite good as well.
I guess the only _real_ downer is that that's it. No Mac news. No software. No "One more thing...".
There's a new AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g/n base station though that looks like the Mac mini or Apple TV.
Steve Jobs also mentioned that Apple Computer, Inc. now was Apple, Inc. - a step already touted some year or two ago. And: Most of apple.com's footers still read Apple Computer, Inc. as far as I can see. It was a pathetic moment, cheesy, but utterly unnecessary, I'd say. Well: It should show us that the "Mac" is not the main focus of Apple anymore, what with "MacWorld" not being venue for any Mac news and everything. (And apple.com losing the "Hardware" tab in favour of the "iPhone" tab, which - to me - more clearly belogs to "iPod + iTunes" than the iTV does...)