Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off this morning at the Moscone Center with Steve Jobs' keynote speech, and thanks to Gizmodo's live coverage, I was able to be a part of the minute-by-minute action. The latest and greatest iPhone was finally announced and it's jam-packed with goodies galore. Available in 8GB (black) model for only $199 and a 16GB (black or white) model for (yay!) only $299. The 3G iPhone has thinner edges than the first iPhone, comes with a full-plastic back, a flush headphone jack (phew!), and improved audio quality and battery life.
It also includes fun stuff like built-in GPS, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and access to the new App Store. The iPhone 2.0 software will be released in early July and is free for all iPhone owners and $10 for iPod Touch owners!
For more info about the iPhone 2.0 software, just read more.
Additional neat iPhone 2.0 tools include an eBay app called Auctions that helps you search for new items, place bets, and browse through pictures belonging to various auctions. There's also an app called Loopt — a social networking tool with location-based services, a TypePad app that allows you to create blog posts with photos, medical apps for doctors so that they can show CT or PET scans on the iPhone, full iWork document support (view iWork docs on your iPhone) as well as parental controls. With so many apps at your disposal, the iPhone is truly going to be a revolutionary all-in-one cell phone. Stay tuned as we further explore all these amazing technology tools!