WWDC keynote highlights: iPhone 2.0, MobileMe

Steve Jobs has taken the stage at WWDC and here's what we know so far:The next version of Mac OS X is indeed called "Snow Leopard"In the first 95 days of the SDK being available, over 250k people have downloaded it.iPhone 2 features:Push emailPush contactsPush calendarAuto-discoveryGlobal address look-upRemote wipeWiFi features:WPA/WPA2 Enterprise802.
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Steve Jobs has taken the stage at WWDC and here's what we know so far:

  • The next version of Mac OS X is indeed called "Snow Leopard"
  • In the first 95 days of the SDK being available, over 250k people have downloaded it.
  • iPhone 2 features:
  • Push email
  • Push contacts
  • Push calendar
  • Auto-discovery
  • Global address look-up
  • Remote wipe
  • WiFi features:
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
  • 802.1x authentication
  • LEAP
  • PEAPv0, PEAv1
  • 35% of Fortune 500 are in the iPhone beta program.
  • Top 5 commercial banks
  • Top 5 securities firms
  • 6 of 7 top airlines
  • 8 out of 10 top pharmaceutical firms
  • 8 out of 10 top entertainment firms
  • Developers are demoing their iPhone software
  • Sega's Super Monkey Ball will cost US$10 from the App Store
  • Native eBay application
  • Loopt – a location-aware social network
  • TypePad – Free easy blogging / photo application
  • Mobile News Network – AP's free location-based news application for iPhone
  • Enigmo, a physics-based game and Cro-Mag Rally, a 3D racing game that uses the iPhone itself as the steering whee, from Pangea Software. $10 each.
  • MLB – today's baseball games with live scoring and real-time video highlights.
  • Modality – Transforms and distributes premium content for handheld devices (their site is currently down.)
  • 2 medical-based applications - one is educational, the second (MIMvista) is for viewing medical imagery.
  • #1 request has been background support - but its bad for battery life and performance
  • Apple will offer Push Notification Service in September. "When the user quits the application, Apple will push updates from their servers to the iPhone. The developer's servers push the notifications to Apple. These updates can include badges, sounds, and custom messages. This requires just one persistent connection and is extremely scalable."
  • New features in iPhone 2.0:
  • Contact search with live searching
  • Full iWork document support
  • Complete support for Office documents (Word, Excel, and now PowerPoint)
  • Bulk delete & move for messages
  • Ability to save received images
  • New calculator with scientific mode when you rotate the iPhone
  • Parental controls
  • Temendous language support
  • Asian language support, including character recognition
  • iPhone 2.0 will be available in early July
  • Free for iPhone owners, $9.99 for iPod Touch owners
  • App Store:
  • Developer sets price
  • Developer gets 70% of revenue
  • No credit card or hosting fees
  • FairPlay DRM
  • No charge for free apps
  • Wireless download support
  • Automatic updates
  • Apps under 10MB, it can be downloaded through the cell network. Otherwise, it requires WiFi or iTunes
  • MobileMe (Me.com)
  • Everything stays in sync between iPhone, Mac, and PC
  • Data gets synced automatically both ways
  • Works with Mail, iCal, and Address Book on Mac (Outlook on PC)
  • Web 2.0 application for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Gallery applications
  • Photos are synced OTA too
  • iDisk is supported
  • A 60-day free trial available with iPhone 2.0 software in early July
  • MobileMe replaces .Mac
  • .Mac subscribers will automatically be upgraded.
  • "Introducing the iPhone 3G"
  • Thinner
  • Black plastic back
  • Solid metal buttons
  • (Same display & camera)
  • Flush headphone jack
  • Improved audio
  • 3G – 2.8X faster than EDGE
  • Battery life: 300 hours of standby, 2G talk-time: 10 hours, 3G talk time: 5 hours, 3G browsing: 5 to 6 hours, Video: 7 hours, Audio: 24 hours.
  • GPS support
  • Available: July 11 in 22 countries.
  • Price:  US$199 (8GB), US$299 (16GB)
  • A white 16GB model will be available
  • That's it... stay tuned to The Apple Core for more coverage.

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