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Apples Conference Monday

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Soooo, let the rumors begin!


    • New iPhone?
    • A surprise in OS 3?
    • New laptop?
    • Will Jobs be making his appearance?
     
  2. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    New iPhone -- Yes

    A surprise in OS 3 -- Not sure especially since there have been about a million rumors. :)

    New laptop -- Maybe an announcement of something coming up, but not immediately

    Will Jobs be making his appearance -- yes!
     
  3. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    BTW...Engadget already has their live blog up and running for later today.
     
  4. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Yeah, already tabbed in there.
     
  5. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

  6. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    And of course, Macworld for a third tab. :)
     
  7. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    OK....looks like the iPhone stuff is about to start....
     
  8. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Here's what I've got so far about OS3:

    - cut & past system wide, shake to undo
    - landcape on core apps
    - MMS (end of summer for AT&T, WTF)
    - SpotLight, full phone search including inside apps
    - Rent/purchase movies and TV right on the phone
    - New parental controls for TV and movie ratings
    - Tethering, USB or bluetooth (no mention of AT&T though)
    - JavaScript runs almost 3X faster
    - Support for HTTP streaming video and audio (HTML5 support)
    - More languages, 30 total now
    - Find my iPhone - login to any browser to find
    - Remote Wipe from browser
    - peer-to-peer over bluetooth
    - google maps imbedded into apps
    - push for other apps
     
  9. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    TomTom navigation!!!!
    - Car kit also available for TomTom

    [​IMG]

    Available this summer.
     
  10. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    You catching the whole vibe too that Apple is about ready to kick AT&T to the curb soon with what they haven't said so far?
     
  11. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    That alone is huge. Now you can actually use GPS on your phone and have it really work. Ever hit an area where partner coverage didn't include data? So much for your GPS there.
     
  12. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    OS 3.0 will be available June 17th. Free for iPhone users, $9.95 for touch users.
     
  13. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    And here we go with the new iPhone, iPhone 3GS.
     
  14. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    iPhone 3GS

    - up to 2x faster across the phone, but not with everything
    - 7.2 Mbps, HSDPA
    - 3 megapixel autofocus camera (top on what you want to focus on)
    - Video capture (30fps VGA with audio, auto focus and auto white balance
    - Video edit and send via email
    - Voice control interface (make calls, control iTunes, etc). VERY COOL
    - Digital compass
    - Text to speech
    - Nike+
    - Hardware encryption
    - Improved battery life (5 hours 3G talk time, 9 hours WiFi internet)
     
  15. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Price:

    16 GB - $199
    32 GB - $299

    Whoa....current 3G iPhone (8 GB) will stay on the market for just $99....starting today!!

    iPhone 3GS will be available in a week and a half (June 19th).
     
  16. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Yep, just done watching the live.blogging. What can I say? Everything I wanted for the new iPhone is there, well, front camera would have been nice but...

    AT&T?! Can go fuck themselves. Can't wait till their exclusive runs out. AT&T is holding iPhone back imho.

    TomTom's gps... God sent... Think about it. I have headphones on already, music and then cuts to "please turn right at so and so exit..." back to music. How friggin awesome is that on my motorcycle?
     
  17. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    AT&T is holding back the MMS until later this summer and tethering (which I believe other U.S. carriers do as well). What else are they holding back?

    I think it was a 5 year exclusive deal so it will be a while before the iPhone is available on other carriers in the U.S.

    Otherwise, yes, I love the new features. I'm not sure the new hardware upgrades are worth me purchasing the new iPhone 3GS, but I'm really looking forward to OS 3.0!!!

    The $99 iPhone 3G is a stroke of brilliance. They just fired a huge cannon over the bow of Blackberry and Palm with that pricing.
     
  18. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    As soon as Verizon goes live with the iPhone support, I'm all over one like stink on a monkey.. :hooked:
     
  19. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    BTW...Apple has updated their website with all the information already:

    OS 3.0

    iPhone 3GS
     
  20. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    That's not enough? Verizon has tethering btw.
    Running out next year, I think?

    I do, but it's the AT&T marriage for another 2 years that killed it for me.

    Too many stupid people that won't budge or have a phone that does what it wants and they can't comprehend how iPhone is an AWESOME phone but is much much more.

    "*giggle* I love my Pearl Blackberry! IT's the bestest!"
     

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