Apple WWDC: the good and the bad
Julian Buss, June 7th, 2010 21:06:53
I guess you already read everything about Apple's WWDC event. Steve announced the new iPhone 4 and the new video calling feature.
Both are good news. The new iPhone is a class of it's own - again. And it comes with video calling, which should work perfectly since it's from Apple. But as it seems, it will only work via Wifi for the time being... not sure why. UMTS should be fast enough, too. It depends on your network if it works everywhere or via Wifi only.
So if video calling would work over normal UMTS connections, it would be a killer feature. It would cause me to buy one for my mum, so that she can do video calls with their grandchilds. But, since it's Wifi only at the moment, there is no reason to buy it.
And what's more? Nothing. Unfortunately. No updated Mac Mini. Nothing in the TV area, no new Apple TV. Nothing about the next Mac OS.
So, I will update my iPhone 3GS to iOS 4 when it's available. Then I'll wait if Apple sorts out various issues with iPad. Otherwise, I'll be a happy camper with my current Macbook, Mac Mini and iMac.