The buzz about The Steve’s Macworld keynote today had me on tenterhooks all day. Rumours about the unveiling of the iPhone and Apple TV were proved to be right. I’ve been watching the rumours on Digg for months and most of the reported patents have turned out to be true. It was also interesting to see the company ditch the “computer” from their name – very astute move in branding terms. Really sums up how far ahead of the game they are. I shall no doubt acquire an iPhone when they’re released in Quarter 4 this year in Europe as the user interface alone looks like a joyful thing. Hopefully by then they’ll be more memory available than the 4/8gb versions that will launch in June this year after FCC clearance.
I managed to catch most of it near-live via MacRumorslive.com which provided a great example of how to report an event near-live. It had me hooked to the point where Flo got much longer to play in the bath than usual whilst I checked out every photo. A very simple interface with a count-down in seconds to the next update made the theatre all the more exciting.