Apple had plenty of big announcements at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco—a new iPhone! Updates on the status of the iPhone 2.0 software! Even a new version of OS X. Unfortunately, for the purposes of our video, none of those announcements translated to tangible products. The iPhone 3G won’t be out until July 11. The iPhone 2.0 software—and its attendant third-party apps—is slated for an early July arrival. And OS X Snow Leopard? Check back about this time next year.
So what does that leave us for this week’s Macworld Video? Well, associate editor Brian Chen and I decided to focus on one aspect of another Apple announcement from this week—the .Mac-replacing
MobileMe online service. No, we can’t show you the service itself—like the other announcements at WWDC, this one won’t be released until later. Instead, we focus on one feature that disappears with the arrival of MobileMe—Apple’s eight-year-old iCard online greeting cards. We hope you take our video tribute in the spirit in which it’s intended.
Macworld Video #55
- Format: MPEG-4/H.264
- Resolution: 320 x 240 (iPhone & iPod compatible)
- Size: 9.2 MB
- Length: 4 minutes
You can find a whole mess of articles on
WWDC at Macworld.com, including coverage of
Snow Leopard and its
server component, the
iPhone 2.0 software, and the forthcoming
iPhone 3G. Jason Snell also had some
hands-on time with the new iPhone.
If you’d like to see video of Steve Jobs’ keynote—other than the
full-length version available at Apple’s Web site—we’ve posted videos from our colleagues at IDG News Service. You can watch
Steve Jobs unveil the iPhone as well as some of the
iPhone software demos from Monday’s keynote.
Oh, and be sure to send your loved ones an
iCard—while you still can. Here’s the
Apple FAQ confirming iCards’ impending demise.
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