I have an old iPhone that I don’t use. I also have an old iPad. I am watching the Apple announcements live blogging and I am finding stuff that I like.
This is the new IOS 5 stuff. I will have IOS 5 on the iphone and ipad as soon as there is a jailbreak for it (probably on the 14th).
Apple Cards allow you to send snail mail from your iphone. I like mail.
Location based reminders. Walk into the grocery store and the iphone tells you to buy bread because it knows where you are.
The iCloud will let you store documents as well as music. Perhaps like google or dropbox?
There is a location sharing app that lets you know where apple devices are. It can’t be turned off by kids so you can use it watch kids.
The live blog is coming from a site called scribblelive.com and it keeps crashing with the high traffic. It is a microsoft ASPX application. No wonder it keeps crashing.
The iPod Nano now has stuff to do geo tracking for walking and running. The nano can be worn as a watch and it has clock faces so it looks like a watch (including mickey mouse). Erica might like this – I guess it must come with a band now. The trouble is that you have to charge it regularly.
The Shuffle is really cheap. It is only a chip in a plastic box so I guess it would be. Anything they charge for it is mostly profit.
New iPhone has a dual core processor so it should be pretty decent as a computer. It should run apps twice as fast and flip between apps, possibly multitask.
This is not the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 4s. Wait 6 months for the iPhone 5. It has very long talk time – like 8 to 14 hours. Very fast download speeds – technically 4G. World Phone can be used everywhere, Asia, Europe, because it supports GSM and CDMA (AT&T and Verizon to us old timers). Super fast camera, better than most dedicated cameras.
Apple stock is down a few points because people wanted the iPhone 5. I think they could have put a 5 on this one, so I am not sure what the issue is. This is the newest iPhone and it’s better than the old one, and there won’t be another one for 6 months or a year.
They priced the older iPhone 4 at $99. The 4s is $199, $299 or $399. iPhone 3Gs free with 2 year contract. Everybody will have one. They run Sprint, AT&T and Verizon – also 70 countries and 100 carriers.
I think I’ll wait until they get the bugs worked out and the price is $5 a month.