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WWDC 2008 Keynote Recap

by Chris Marsden on June 9th, 2008

Well the keynote is over. If WWDC really were Christmas, this would be the part of the day where we are getting ready for dinner, putting away the wrappings, and calling our friends to let the know what we got and see how they made out. No matter how excited we are (were) it is hard to maintain that momentum.

The good news, is that the keynote was just as exciting as I had hoped. The iPhone 2.0 software is official and the 3G iPhone is just around the corner. The iPhone is going to be cheaper than I was originally prepared to pay (which is good), and some of the apps that are coming out for it are absolutely amazing.

They also released the new Mobile Me service as a replacement for (and huge upgrade to) the current .mac service. Only instead of just being .mac rebranded, it is MS exchange with an Apple twist. And hopefully, done right. .mac was slow and sluggish and didn’t quite do everything I wanted it to do. Hopefully Mobile Me will do it right.

Now of course WWDC isn’t over yet, but we’re still missing some stuff here.

Steve talked briefly about "Snow Leopard," the next Mac OS, but he differed it to a later session. But other than that, they didn’t talk about anything Mac. No new hardware mentioned. No upcoming software or OS features.

It’s not over yet, but I have to say I wish there was more Mac going on.

So what’s your initial reaction?

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