Wednesday, January 10, 2007

iWish





Apple's New iPhone








Okay, I want one.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs just unveiled the iPhone.

As I posted Monday, I'm a fan of Apple's innovations and this phone is amazing.

No buttons, all touch-screen; it's a video iPod, it's a phone, it's a web browser all built into one. If you use it to look at a web page or picture, you make a pinching gesture on the screen surface to zoom in or out. All of this, plus it promises desktop computer quality access to your e-mail, contacts, and calendar.

But here's something that's huge for Apple: inside, it's got the heart of a Mac. The operating system behind the touch screen interface isn't starting from scratch; it's Mac OS X––the solid system that runs all Apple Macintosh computers.

Here are links to some online animations of the key features. The icons on the upper right of that web page will take you to more.

If you have the time, take a seat and check out this show:


To watch you'll need a high-speed internet connection and Quicktime 7, which a free download for Windows or Mac if you don't have it already.

It would have been hard to imagine something that would upstage the unveiling of this: Apple TV. It's a box that wirelessly connects your TV to your computer and the 'net. That means you can download movies in the den and watch them in the living room. It also wirelessly streams your photo connections and music to your TV, as well as online movie trailers.

Well, enough of my tech fan moment. I’m off to cover the continuation of the McNeilly lawsuit hearing in federal court. Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper is expected to take the stand, and Judge Ambrose could rule on whether to grant or deny a preliminary injunction to Catherine McNeilly before the day is out.

1 comment:

ninelives said...

I must say that the touch screen looks to be very impressive. I am surprised that they decided not to include the ability to buy and download content directly from i tunes. The fact that you have to dock this phone to actually sync content is a little bit of a disappointment for me. Maybe the next version will satisfy my "I want it know" attitude.