Apple Unveils the New iPhone 3G

Whew!

ItsbeenallthebuzzandImjumpingonthebandwagon。

Ifyouvebeenlivingunderarock,insanelyoblivious,orsimplydidnotknowyet,ApplehasunveiledthenewiPhone3GattheWWDC2008inSanFrancisoyesterdaymorning。

SowhyamIwritingitjustnow?

Simple,hadnotimeyesterday。

So,thebigdayeveryonehasbeenwaitingforcameandwent。

SatisfiedwiththeannouncementSteveJobsmadeinhiskeynote?

Ohyeah。

JustlikeanyotherStevenote,Jobspitchingwillgetyouathello。

Soifyoumissedit,ApplehasthewholeStevenoteonvideohere。

ItsalsobeenonmosttechnologyblogssoIyouwantmoreinsightjustsearchiPhone3G。

So,inanutshell(abigone)heresasummaryofSteveJobskeynotespeechattheWWDC2008。

-ImsoexcitedAsusual,SteveJobsisexcitedtoshowoffhisnewmerchandise。

-iPhone2。

0No,itsnotyetthenewiPhone,itsthenewiPhonefirmwarethataddressesmostoftheproblemsandfeedbackApplegotfromthefirstiPhone。

ThenewfirmwareincludessupportforEnterprise,whicfeaturescompletecompatibilitywithMicrosoftExchange,emailpush,VPN,etc。

andnewfeaturestomaketheiPhonebusiness/enterprise/militaryfriendly。

Thenewsoftwaredevelopmentkit(SDK)wasextensivelyexplainedbyScottForstallstartingwithitsbetareleasebackinMarchandalotofnewdemosonhoweasyitistomakeappsfortheiPhonewiththeSDK。

Acoupleofappsandappmakerswerefeaturedtoshowoffgames,music,emailandmedicalapps。

AftertheSDK,SteveJobsgavealittlepreviewofthenewfeatureswhichincludedlanguagesupport,MSOfficecompatibility,parentalcontrolandotherdetails。

-AppStorebasicallySteveintroducedtheiTunesfortheiPhoneApps,3newwaystodistributeappstousers。

-MobileMePhilSchillerdiscussesthenewMobileMeWeb2。

0webtopenvironment。

MobileMereplacesApples。

Mac,acloudbasedenvironmentthatsimulatesenterprisefeaturesfornonenterpriseusers。

MobileMedubbedEnterprisefortherestofusisapersonalspaceonthewebforanybodywillingtopay$99ayearfor20GBofcloudspacewhereemail,pictures,calendarandcontactsandfilestoragecanbeaccessedanytimeanywherefromanycomputeroriPhone。

MobileMeemphasizesthePushcapabilitiesoftheiPhoneandcomputersupanddownthecloud。

-iPhone3GFinallythemomneteverybodyhasbeenwaitingforwassavedforlast。

SteceJobsrecapstheproblemstheyencounteredwiththeoriginaliPhonestartingwith3G,EnterpriseSupport,ThirdPartyapplications,internationaldistributionandaffordability。

Ofcourse,Jobspresentationstyleisquitepredictable,obviouslytheproblemshelisteddownwereallsolved。

ThenewiPhonecomewith3Gallowingfasterdatadownloadswithoutcompromisingcpupowerandbatterypower。

EnterprisesupportwasalreadysolvedaswellastheSDKforthirdpartyapplicationdevelopers。

ThenextbigannouncementwasthedistributionoftheiPhonein70countries!

Lastly,andbestofall,theiPhoneispricedatawhoppinglycheap$199forthe8GBand$299forthe16GB。

HealsosaysthatiPhoneswillbeshippedto22countriesstartingJuly11。

-AndasSteveJobskeynotesalwaysgo,heendswithavideo(remindsmeof1984)ofthenewiPhoneAd。