Many around the OWC offices have been waiting with bated breath for today’s iPhone announcement. Like most Apple announcements, there have been a lot of rumors swirling around this event: the iPhone 5, iPhones on Sprint, iPod Touch spec bumps, iOS5’s “Assistant” feature, and even the cancellation of the iPod Shuffle and/or Classic.
Well, now we’ve got the goods on what’s new, what’s coming, and what were just fantastic pipe dreams, So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what’s we saw.
This keynote started out similar to most others, with new CEO Tim Cook talking about Apple’s forward momentum, including bits about the new Apple Stores in Asia, Lion’s adoption rate compared to Windows 7, overall growth in the Mac market, iPod’s dominance in the PMP market, and iTunes remaining the number one music store in the world.
Cook then gave us a few numbers showing the increasing dominance of the iPhone and iPad in the market. We heard about how 5% of the world’s mobile phones are an iPhone, 74% of tablets sold are iPads and that over 250 million iOS have been devices sold.
This was vaguely interesting information if you’re an Apple shareholder, an “industry” reporter, or someone who just wants to sit there and go “Woooo!!!! We’re Number One!!!!” But the reason we most people tuned in to the various webcasts and liveblogs (bringing many of them down in the process) was for the new hardware and software that we’d learn about today. Article Continues…