I’m a geek so haven’t failed to notice the furore surrounding Steve Job’s keynote speech at Apple’s WWDC today. The core announcement, expected and made, was the 3G iPhone. It was a key feature missing from the original iPhone and hampered it’s claim to be a next-gen phone. Another great addition is GPS. It seems to be utilizing a number of technologies to accurately assess where you are and will really open up the possibilities in terms of location based information.
While I was really impressed to see those features, one thing I am disappointed about is the camera. I’ve seen a lot of shots taken with the iPhone and they just don’t look good enough. The lack of a decent sensor and flash make pics look washed out. It’s clear that a camera isn’t top priority for Apple and they’ve innovated elsewhere. I do use the camea on my k800i a lot though so don’t know if I could make the switch.
I’m taking a trip to the US in September so will see how things pan out over the next few months. 3G iPhone launches on 11th July. Unsure of how the contracts will work with o2 here. They’ll probably be near identical to what’s in place at the moment. Data limits need to be abolished though. It’s ridiculous to have such limits when the phone is so dependent on data.