The 2008 WWDC Keynote

Yesterday was the keynote presentation for the 2008 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The big news Steve Jobs announced during the keynote was a new iPhone revision with faster cellular networking (nice in theory but only available in major cities, i.e. nowhere near where I live), GPS (yay), a lower price tag (yay), better battery life (yay), a non-cracked screen (I suppose the original model has this feature as well, until you drop it on concrete), and a higher monthly service fee to AT&T (boo).

Stupid cracked screen

Even more interesting to me is the iPhone 2.0 software (which will also be available for first generation iPhones) which allows 3rd party applications to be installed and run. This was originally announced a couple months ago but a few more details were provided during the keynote. There were also lots of demonstrations from 3rd party developers who have been working on games, productivity, and educational applications for the iPhone. Who knows, maybe the DataBook software will be available on an iPhone in the future…

4 thoughts on “The 2008 WWDC Keynote”

  1. I feel your energy! I’m so excited for you…

    Couldn’t help but notice the “TWITTER”…I’m curious about the big ass line. IF you were standing in line that long, it must have been worth it…whatever it was.


  2. since the 2008 WWDC reports leave me with huge questions about any future interactions i might be required to have with technology, maybe i should just go stand in the long _ _ _ lines!!! hope you’re having fun — love the look with the ‘stupid cracked screen’!!! hugs, auntie

  3. Wouldn’t it be great if it had labview 5 as a 3rd party app. The Champaign Co bike peoplebrought a Dehan in for our health and wellness day. I rode it around the office a few times much to the amusement of my coworkers.

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