Hey folks, here’s a post which we meant to have posted on the day of the WWDC Keynote event, but Virgin Media’s broadband cut has really been affecting us lately and uploading images just seems impossible at the moment. I had prepared some images of the iPhone 3G from the event but I’ve now found this video off YouTube instead which is even better, so for those who were busy and missed what the event was about, here’s your chance to recap on what the iPhone 3G will be like.
Yes, as most of us will have expected, the WWDC Keynote was the anticipated time for Steve Jobs to announce the iPhone’s next OS: iPhone 2.0. Many of the features previously rumored were actually real and Steve Jobs reemphasizes that here at the WWDC. It will be FREE for iPhone users and $9.95 (don’t know why they came up with a cost like that!) for iPod Touch users.
Basically, iPhone 2.0 software will have new functions like:
- Parental controls for allow/restricting: Safari, YouTube, iTunes, Installing Apps and EXPLICIT CONTENT
- Contact search
- Bulk delete and move
- Save images
- Multi-language support and now includes asian character input (looks quite impressive!)
Just to follow up on my previous post this afternoon, the WWDC08 Keynote has began and am too currently following Jason and Brian at Gizmodo who are covering the event live.
So far, it’s mostly been about some of the latest apps that will soon be out, here are some shots of:
- TypePad’s blogging application:
- Associated Press’ news fetching and reporting application:
Just a friendly reminder to all Steve Jobs / Apple fans, don’t forget it’s 9th of June today and Steve Jobs will be at the WWDC08 Keynote announcing some new plans for which he will be bringing to us in the near future. Of course there will definitely be something about the new 3G iPhone 2 as some have been calling it, also news about the new iPhone OS as well as the launch of third-party application store. All this to happen just before 6pm BST / 5pm GMT, so stay tuned, quick summary update to follow as soon as it kicks off!
Here’s another set of pics between rivalry smartphones: the latest Samsung i900 (SGH-i900) and of course for a type of phone like this with a nice large touch screen that runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 what else is there better to do than to compare it with the iPhone!
The i900 has some interesting specs, though I still think Samsung smartphones tend to target the business trade rather than the vast general public, but maybe its just me. There are some features I find merits some mention though and this was mentioned over at Crave’s…
For the uninitiated, haptic feedback in a mobile phone is designed to make the feeling of pressing an onscreen virtual button more realistic. If you use your finger on the i900, it buzzes slightly to let you know it has registered that touch. This was very useful when we tried out the custom Samsung text input applications–making it almost like typing on a real keypad.
Ok, you might say some phones on the market now already have a similar feature and it may actually get to be quite annoying, all the buzzing once you’ve used it for long enough but what I like is that the i900 also has an optical sensor which acts as a mouse pointer, now that’s really cool…
…the i900 also has an optical sensor for a directional pad. This can be used in two modes–as a regular four-way directional pad or as an onscreen mouse pointer. Pressing on this optical sensor selects.
Have been looking for something as cool as this for sometime and finally Oakley produces a case for the iPhone, well it might fit for the iPod Touch too but it’s got an extra hole for the camera in the back though.
As always, designer tech-accessories will have a long list of reasons why you should buy it. For this iPhone case, “it’s lightweight molded Unobtanium and will give a good protection to your phone with its durable sure-grip design”.
The side has an open face for the screen, and the case geometry gives you full access to cord connections and controls. If you’re ready to go mobile with some style, this is the case you’ve been looking for.
- Lightweight molded Unobtainium® rubber
- Open face for full view and access to touch screen
- Sits on its side to let you view video
- Offers convenient access to controls and cord jacks