Thoughts on WWDC 2010
Steve Jobs presented his keynote at WWDC 2010 a few hours ago, and I’ve come to one conclusion – the iPhone 4G has lived up to its hype. You can read up on the feature set and specifications on Apple’s website to see just why it might be the biggest thing since the first iPhone in 2007.
In spite of this amazing upgrade, I’m disappointed with no news about Verizon. iPhone users can “ohhh and ahhh” about their beloved devices, but I know that a lot of my classmates can’t get decent reception in the hospitals or even their own apartments. The point of a mobile device is to actually utilize the network. What a concept! And AT&T has really not made any significant strides to improve their already lacking service. With Verizon’s 4G (LTE) network rollout a year ahead of AT&T’s, Apple might make the decision to transition over with their next device for the faster, more robust network.
Keep in mind that if/when Verizon does get the iPhone, I won’t switch over from Android, but it’ll be an incredible asset for Big Red’s wireless consumers as well as Apple’s stock. 😉 Speaking of stock, it seems that Wall Street wasn’t terribly impressed with news of the iPhone 4G given a ~2% drop in Apple’s share price over the afternoon. Then again, this seems to always be the trend when I try to correlate Apple’s major conferences/announcements with the stock price at that time. 😀
All in all, this was a great conference. Apple is doing great as a company, Steve Jobs has never looked so good in a black turtleneck and blue jeans, and Microsoft is losing mobile market share. 😛 So for the iPhone users out there, this is the real upgrade you’ve been waiting for. Have at it and enjoy! 🙂