Apple had the Worldwide Developers Conference this week and made some pretty sweet announcements. On Monday, I watched some of the live blog coverage on MacRumorsLive.com and then that evening I watched the video of it that Apple posted. I guess that makes me a geek.
Anyway, I was excited by a couple of their announcements. The first one was about the release of Snow Leopard. Apple is taking what is already one of the best operating systems out there and making it even better. Not only that but they are going to do it for only a $29 upgrade cost ($49 for a family pack). It doesn’t stop there, this is sounding like an infomercial, because when you upgrade to Snow Leopard from Leopard you will also gain 6GB of hard drive space! That is really unusual for an OS upgrade. I would love to see Microsoft even come close to doing either of those things with Windows 7. However, I doubt they will because they just seem to keep sliding further and further away from producing a quality OS.
Then I was really excited about the new MacBook Pro lineup. Especially with them making the 13″ MacBook into the Pro lineup and lowering the price. Apple is really doing a great job of lowering their price point so that they can grab an even bigger market share.
The new iPhone OS 3.0 is exciting as well. There isn’t a ton of extra features for the iPod Touch (Note: it is NOT an iTouch), but it will still be a very nice upgrade. I would love to be able to one day get an iPhone. However, I will probably wait until they are free from AT&T and available on the Verizon network. I love U-verse but I have not really been a fan of AT&T’s wireless service, so I will be excited to see what happens next year when Apple’s contract with AT&T ends.
I am looking forward to checking out some of these new tings that Apple is going to be introducing in the next week and coming months.