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« Shutter Island | Main | Group Therapy Ep. 10 - Two Scoops of Fail »
Monday
Jun072010

Steve Jobs' Keynote @ WWDC 2010 or iPhone 4!

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Optimusgene

So Stave Jobs, CEO of Apple, got on stage at the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) and gave his keynote address. As always there were a lot of high hopes and expectations and as always some were met and some were not. Lets take a quick look at what we got, and what we didn’t.

iPhone 4

  • New body style
  • Thinner than iPhone 3Gs
  • New medal band around the edges improves antenna reception
  • Available in white and black
  • New gyroscope to detect 3D space
  • Higher resolution screen (326 pixels per inch) roughly 4X previous iPhone
  • Second noise-cancelling microphone
  • Front facing camera
  • Improved 5 Megapixel camera
  • Allows you to record HD video
  • LED flash
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Better, bigger batter
  • 16 GB = $199, 32 GB = $299 (with 2 year contract)
  • Preorder June 15th
  • Available June 24th

iOS 4 (previously iPhone OS 4)

  • Multitasking
  • Folders for apps
  • iBooks now available on iPhone
  • NetFlix now available  on iPhone
  • FaceTime – video calls (iPhone 4 only) (Wifi only)
  • Pre-order June 15th
  • Available for iPhone 3G & 3Gs June 21st

Other points

  • If you are within 6 months of your AT&T contract coming up, you can upgrade
  • No mention of any Mac or OSX hardware or software
  • STILL NO VERIZON, STILL STUCK WITH AT&T!

   So what is my take? As someone with a 3Gs and more than a year left on my contract it wasn’t too earth shattering. Sure, I’m looking forward to downloading iOS 4 on my phone and NetFlix will be awesome on it but there isn’t enough to make me even think about upgrading (not to mention I don’t have the money to break my contract and upgrade). I’m sure MiAmoreNYC and I will get the 5th generation iPhone when it comes out in 2011 and our contract runs out. I love my iPhone, we both do, but since AT&T started messing with the network about 6 months ago it has become almost impossible to use it as a phone.

   It is now clear why AT&T is moving to the 2GB, $25 a month plan for new subscribers, things like NetFlix and FaceTime are going to crush their network even more than it already is. And yet, still no Verizon or anyone, just AT&T. I was hoping for this because even though I can’t afford to move to anyone else, at least it would lighten the load on AT&T’s networks.

   So in the end we got a new iPhone, a new iPhone OS (that unlike previous versions will be free for everyone to download; 3G, 3Gs and iPad users alike) and nothing else. I, like everyone else, was hoping the limited data thing would be the straw that broke the camel’s back and the exclusivity with AT&T.

Optimusgene is the chief editor and founder of OneManAsylum.com. He is also the co-host of the Group Therapy weekly podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @optimusgene and on Google+ gplus.to/optimusgene.

Reader Comments (5)

Still stuck with AT&T eh? Well don't worry, Apple will see the light in....well.....any day now. Now......now.........now...........I hear the Droid is pretty cool........now.........now?

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeru

Yeah the Droid is pretty cool, like 3 Android updates ago. The big problem with Android based phones is literally every month a newer, faster, better one comes out. Plus this new iPhone blows it out of the water. Yes AT&T sucks, I can't defend that.

Those are big words coming from someone who doesn't have a smart phone. So if your phone isn't smart that would make it...

June 9, 2010 | Registered CommenterOptimusgene

A phone with which to call people ad text with.

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeru

How quaint... :) Dude, when you going to come on the show?

June 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterOptimusgene

The show....the show......the.....show........well, lemme check with my agent, see and make sure she hasnt double booked me on anything again. Hahahaha

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeru

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