Some quick background about me and Apple: I was a card-carrying member of the cult from my second-ever computer in 1995 all the way up to 2009, when I switched my desktop computers to real
Linux -- you know that OS X is actually based on BSD
But I digress...
I myself was never interested in the iPhone because, when it came out, the web apps seemed so far behind the very real apps I was using on my S60 Nokia. In retrospect I totally failed to grasp that (1) Apple had revolutionized the smartphone interface, and (2) just about every website had a version optimized for iPhone in short order. And then, you know, the App Store and stuff.
Taking these past mistakes into consideration, I'd like to think that I'm now able to provide an objective view of yesterday's announcements, whether you use Cupertino's products or not.
In other words, Apple fans, you need
this. Everyone else hold your noses... I'm going in!