Monday, June 09, 2008

At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

Exciting day here at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Steve Jobs announced the much anticipated 3G iPhone is coming on July 11. The new 3G iPhone features GPS, a new white model in addition to the black version, thinner edges, and a flush headphone jack. Pricing is $199 for the 8 GB version and $299 for the 16 GB version. Importantly for us at SplashData, this new model will come with access to Apple's App Store, which will enable us to make our iPhone applications available to you!

In related news, a firmware update will be available for iPod Touch devices around the same time. Presumably this update will give these devices access to the App Store as well. What's strange to me is that Apple is charging $9.99 for the update. Although this is less than the $19.99 that had been rumored, I still don't understand why Apple would charge for a firmware update that offers access to the App Store, which should be a good thing for Apple, for developers, and for iPod Touch users.

- Morgan


Anonymous said...

It has to do with the fact that iPod Touch is not paying a monthly fee, and is therefore not a revenue stream.

scott said...

Can't wait to run Splash ID on my iPhone! It has been a long year (almost) without it since retiring my Treo (and using it on-the-go with previous Palm devices since the beginning).

Patrick75 said...

When is SplashID for iPhone / iPodTouch to be released ? I am about to ditch my Palm to get the new iPhone..Thanks !

SplashData said...

We should be launching as soon as or just after Apple makes the App Store available to iPhone and iPod Touch users. We can't wait either!