I will just sum up the tech news for today and for tomorrow:
Check out the image of Techmeme to the right. Apple news pretty much dominates.
Today, we are seeing the official launch of MobileMe and the new version of Itunes which supports the Iphone App Store. This morning, when I sat down at my Mac Pro, I was greeted with a lovely software update notification for MobileMe (see image).
All week, die hard Mac fanatics have been waiting IN LINE for the Iphone 3G (due out tomorrow). Apple stores are opening early tomorrow morning (8 AM) across the country for the launch of the new phone.
Yes, it is a big week for Apple. And, as usual, the world of tech news is all atwitter (no pun intended).
This week’s launches from Apple are actually fairly monumental. The Iphone is a truly revolutionary smartphone as evidenced by all the attempts by other manufacturers to come out with something to dethrone it. But, enterprise support and the lack of third-party apps has been a huge sticking point for the phone. Both are solved this week.
The new Iphone not only works with MobileMe, but it will also work in Exchange environments. The App Store now makes third party applications available for the phone and that is going to open it up to all kinds of possibilities. The phone has integrated GPS as well which, when coupled with good apps to take advantage of it, makes possible some truly kick-ass features.
Apple doesn’t own the mobile market, but it sure has succeeded in defining the game.
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