A Day 15 months in the making, June 7th was the last WWDC for Apple. So I followed along the various Blogs like TIPB and Thisismynext and BGR to piece together this blurb for Hofo. It’s going to be abstract, so follow along if you like:
So the event started off with “under my thumb” by the Rolling stones. Appropriate, I think seeing as the phone is basically all touch.
Twitter it totally broken. Wow> 1:03pm
*Set to launch Oct 14th in japan, Also will launch in Canada as well. Phew!
*Tim Cook is out, sans turtleneck. Hmmmm
*10 years ago the original iPod came out. Wow, already!
*93% of fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iphone
*JD power rates iphone # 1 6 times in a row
*iPhone is 5% of the total market, apple wanted 1%
*95% satisfaction rates in the Iphone, and I believe that
*ipad, every state in the US has an iPad pilot to get iPad’s in the classroom
*”kids are going to be amazing at those virtual keyboards when they grow up” -- shot at RIM maybe?
*92% fortune 500 companies testing or deploying iPad
*3/4 tablets sold in the US are IPad’s. which makes me believe the statement “people don’t want a tablet, they want an iPad”
*250 milliion iOS devices. iOS is #1 mobile OS
*ios 61% of browsing market
*500000 apps in the app store
*140000 ipad apps
*18 billion downloads
*Apple has paid out $3Billion to dev’s
*”cards” app is new. Lets you make cards. Apple is going to mail them for you. Create the card on your iPhone and apple will do the rest. –very odd
*$2.99 in the US mailed within the US
*io5 100k ios seeds to dev’s
top 10 features of ios5:
notifications: new notifications centre, swipte to go directly to the app
iMessage: text photo’s, get read receipts, videos. Pushed over 3G and Wifi
Reminders: location based reminders, IE, as you approach your favorite Timmie’s “HUATZZZ” will pop up on your screen
Twitter integration: built in to many of the apps like photo
NewsStand: easier to read publications for iOS. Looks and feels like wap web pages IMHO
Camara: access via lock screen, use volume keys to take pic, grid lines, pinch to zoom, edit right on device, double tap home button camera comes up,
iCloud: integrated into all the apps, happens automatically,
Find my Friends, Foursquare similar, you can send requests and share locations for a few hours instead of indefinitely. Parentel Control’s, no iStakling.
Itunes Match: scan and match your library, upload remaining songs, streams immediately, intelligently stored on device, matches songs are upgraded to 256k AAC DRM free
iCloud, Oct 12th, Itunes Match end of October (in the US)
Phil Schiller on the stage: Come on, tell us something new
*16 new clock faces for the nano, to use as a watch:
*8 gig $129 16 gig is $149.99 US
*#1 portable game player, Ultra thin retina display, facetime, HD video recording, GYRO
*now available in White
*8GIG and 32 GIG and 64 GIG
*”despite competitors trying really hard to copy it they haven’t come close”
*iPHone 4S, runs A5 Dual core up to 2x faster, up to 7x faster graphics, dual core graphics
*8 houts talk time, 14 hours 2G, 6 hours browsing, 9 hours wifi browsing
*can switch between 2 antenna’s to swap better call quality
*iphone 4S is CDMA AND GSM, 1 phone now
*8 megapixel backlit LCD camera 3264 * 2448, backside illumination, 73% more light, Hybrid IR filter, Five element lens, 30% more sharpness, f/2.4 aperture, face detection, better while balance, less then 2 seconds for a photo. 1.1 seconds for the first phone, half a second for the next shot.
*Video image stabilization, 1080P video recording, temporal noise reduction
Siri Voice Assistant:
“wake me up tomorrow at 6am” and the phone will set an alarm for 6am, pretty straightforward.
its pretty impressive stuff, simply tell your phone to do something and it’ll do it. You can ask for appointments, you can confirm appointments, you can speak out SMS’s.
*English, French, German. Beta, adding more features and languages as they go along
*64 gigs 399, No launch delay in Canada apparently.
And that’s all the information i could cram up
hope you enjoyed it!