Steve’s speech had always been inspiring. If u were not among the lucky few who are currently at Mac World, then you might find this interesting – Live from Macworld 2007: Steve Jobs keynote by Engadget. Wish I could get hold of the video (on demand) during the coming days.
Update : Here is the Keynote (video) from Apple website.
As most of us expected and rumored, the iPhone (I thought iPhone was trademarked by Cisco or rather Linksys) arrives. Some of the interesting things to be noted are
- iPhone runs on OS X
- The device has just one button (Home button)
- Built on Multi-Touch – a new technology being introduced by Apple (This video gets u a feel of what this tech could be)
- Touch based interaction rather than an expected apple click wheel or regular stylus
- Quad Band + Edge + WiFi + Bluetooth
- Only 2 mp Camera (doesn’t Sony have a 3 mp and Nokia a 5 mp camera !)
- Already partnered with major players like Google, Yahoo and Cingular
Though the closed model is successful for a number of reasons, it just makes one wonder on the number of applications that would be available on iPhone. With the power of OS X, it should be capable of creating any type of application on iPhone. But would there be any fun if apple is the only one, who could do it. Would be interesting to see how this market grows.
Update : Found this podcast at PodTech. It is part of the Keynote.
P.S : Did u notice that at the end Jobs, announced the change in name from Apple Computers Inc. to Apple Inc. dropping off computer. Is he not suggesting something here ;-)