Monday, June 9, 2008

WWDC Announcements 3G iPhone & Mobile Me

Quick WWDC Coverage


The iPhone 3G will be available July 11th in 22 countries for $199 for 8 GB and $299 for 16 GB.

New Features:

-2.0 Software( App store, Microsoft Exchange, new calculator, ect)
-Thinner in some parts thicker in others (Tapers like Macbook Air)
-Comes in White & Black (White is only an option on the 16gb model)
-flush headphone jack and improved Audio
-Better battery life: 5 hours talk time on 3G 10 hours on 2G, 300 hours stand buy time, 5 hours of internet use on 3G and 6 hours on Wifi, 7 hours of video playback, and 24 hours of Audio playback.

Things to note:

-Dose not come with a dock like previous generations
-Comes with new mini wall charger
-Plastic back might be more prone to scratches and finger prints
-No front facing camera, only rear facing like previous (2.0 megapixel)

Mobile me:

-Push Email
-Push calendar
-Push contacts
-Synchronization between iPhone, Mac and PC (Outlook for Windows integration)
-Desktopish Web Applications for Mail/Contacts/Calendar/photo gallery/ iDisk /
-Individual membership comes with 20GB storage
-Family membership comes with 40gb of storage

My Thoughts:

I personally can not wait for the new iPhone to launch here in Canada i am fairly certain that i will be lining up to get one on launch (unless my contract holds me back). I like the new look of the iPhone but the new black back is probably prone to scratches and finger prints more than that of the previous generations aluminum backside. One confusing thing about the new iPhone is that it comes in white as well.. it doesn't make sense to me with Apples new design direction. Overall im impressed an excited for the new iPhone as well as Mobile me but, i still think that .Macs replacements price is too high for what you get.

Images and information from Apple

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Movies finaly avalable on iTues for Canada!

Apple has announced that Movies are now available for both rental and purchase on the Canadian iTunes store; now i have another reason to finally get an Apple TV. If you rent you have up to 30 days to start watching it,when you start a movie you get 48 hours to finish it.

$9.99 catalog title purchases

$14.99 for recent releases

$19.99 for new releases.

Rentals are $3.99 for library titles a

$4.99 for new releases

HD is one loonie more (Apparently only avalable through Apple TV)

Quote from Apple:

“Canadians have made iTunes the most popular place to find and buy music and TV shows online,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re thrilled to give iTunes customers access to over 1,200 movies from major studios to rent or purchase, whether to enjoy at home on their widescreen TV with Apple TV or on-the-go on their iPod.”