So, What Happened at the WWDC ’08 Keynote?

…what, you don’t already know? If not, here’s a run down (just incase you weren’t hitting F5 like mad on Engadget).

Apps shown off by 3rd party developers:

  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Ebay
  • Loopt
  • Typepad
  • Associated Press
  • Enigmo
  • Cro-Mag Rally
  • Band
  • Modality Medical Learning App
  • Medial App from MIMvista
  • God of War-like game from Digital Legends Entertainment

-10.6 Snow Leopard will be talked about with developers “after lunch”
-Apple Push Notification Apps (a way to do notifications without having the app open
-Bulk Delete and Move for Mail
-Contact Search
-Full iWork Support
-PowerPoint Support
-Calculator Now has Scientific Mode
-Save images from emails
-Software update free for all iPhone owners
-Software update will be $9.95 for iPod Touch owners
-Software update available in “early July”
-If an application is 10MB or less it will be downloadable from iTunes, Wifi, and cellular network
-If an application is over 10MB it will be downloadable from iTunes and Wifi

MobileMe “Exchange for the rest of us,” a replacement for .mac

  • Push email, contacts, and calendar
  • rich email client
  • new web galleries
  • new calendar app
  • 60 day trial
  • 20GB of storage
  • $99 per year

iPhone 3G

  • Solid metal buttons
  • Flush headphone jack
  • improved audio
  • Better batter (up to 10 hours of talk time, 6 hours browsing, 7 hours video, 24 hours audio
  • GPS (which will only be turned on when asked for by an application, to save battery life)
  • Launching in 70 countries
  • 8GB black model for $199 with 2 year contract
  • 16GB black or white model for $299 with 2 year contract
  • Available in stores on July 11

Overall this was a pretty good keynote, even though the only thing you are able to get today is MobileMe. It wasn’t as gang busters and many wanted it to be but it was a solid keynote.

Pictures of the iPhone’s new back after the jump

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