Due to that darling timezone offset, Apple’s announcement meant a 4am start for Australian tech journalists. Fortunately there was a lot of great news announced for iPhone owners which made it worth it.
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- Push Notifications
- Spotlight for iPhone (search)
- Calendar subscriptions
- 1000 APIs (inc Video Streaming, control external accessories, Bluetooth)
Developers receive the new SDK today, iPhone Software 3.0 will be released mid-year (Summer US time). Free to iPhone owners, US$9.95 for iPod Touch owners.
We didn’t see any new hardware announced, but overall I think they’ve addressed the major consumer complaints.
I watched a combination of sources – Twitter (of course), Ars Technica (used Cover it Live), GDGT, Engadget, Gizmodo, Cali Lewis on uStream, even tuned into BOL Live at one stage. I did try Leo on TWiT Live, but he’s having issues with the live stream and was running re-runs.
Now the long wait till iPhone 3.0 arrives..