When Apple unveiled the original iPhone, we pronounced it Good—but wanting in some important ways. You know… cut and paste, MMS, push, more extensive Bluetooth support, and on and on. Recently Apple gave the world a glimpse of the iPhone 3.0 software (due this summer) and, in regard to those wanting features, we pronounce it About Time.
Macworld editorial director Jason Snell and associate editor Dan Moren traveled to Cupertino to witness the grand unveiling. And they came back with a boatload of knowledge and opinions. They share both with online executive editor Philip Michaels in this episode’s sole, extended interview.
Before we turn to that interview, I offer a dramatic reading of my recent Editor Notes blog, When Apple Marches On in the News & Commentary segment. If you’ve ever been frustrated by Apple walking away from one of your favorite technologies, you’ll want to give it a listen.
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We’ve covered iPhone 3.0 extensively. To relive Jason and Dan’s play-by-play coverage, check out their iPhone Software 3.0 Live Update. Senior editor Peter Cohen nicely distills the highlights of the release. If you’d care to get a taste of our thinking prior to the event, give a gander to 15 iPhone 3.0 Features We’d Like to See. And you can see just how well Apple addressed these desires in senior editor Dan Frakes’ Our iPhone 3.0 Scorecard.