High Level Keynote Recap

apple phone Apple Inc, Apple Tv, and an Apple phone. Mac World 07 was definitely a huge one. Yet while I can barely wait until June for the iPhone (seriously? iPhone?) to ship – gonna have to sell a child or a kidney in the meantime – but how on earth do we not get even a mention of Leopard? I mean, throw us a frickin bone here!

There’s gotta be ‘One more thing’, or something, right? I mean, um. I’m speechless. So I guess that wraps up our January Holiday.

We come away with Apple TV, for order now, shipping in February for $299. Looks like a solid addition to any digital media centric home/gadget freak/Apple fan.

Then the big bomb – and finally an end to all the stinkin rumors! – the Apple Phone, which apparently will be known as iPhone, is upon us. Really? They’re calling it iPhone? MacBook seems like genius compared to this. But I’ll look beyond this because the iPod/Phone/Internet Communicator absolutely rocks my world. It’ll be available exclusively from the Cingular network, starting in June of this year. 4GB model is $499 and 8GB model is $599. Start saving your pennies – it’ll be totally worth it.

A small mention, but a big deal is the name change: No longer Apple Computer, Inc. But rather Apple Inc. The future holds some big things for Apple – we’ve all known that – but now with the ‘Computer’ designation dropped, the widespread nature of their business can be expected to really show.

I hope (as my friend Weldon suggested during our chat) that we get Leopard details during the remainder of the Mac World Expo this week. I could care less about iWork and iLife, but Leopard needs to be addressed. I almost feel let down at this point, but with your support, I’m sure I’ll make it through.

So those are the biggies. I’ll post my candid notes that I took during the Keynote, just as soon as I’ve cleaned up the formatting on them. There’s a lot to look forward to.


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