wwdc 2008

  • AppleTV missing from WWDC; Are its days numbered, or will there be a glorious future?

    AppleTV missing from WWDC; Are its days numbered, or will there be a glorious future?

    Shortly after the launch of the original iPhone a year ago, Steve Jobs held a private conference in Cupertino for the employees of Apple where they learned that anyone working at Apple for more than a year would get a free iPhone. Good for them. He also outlined the approach Apple was taking towards the future, saying that the iPhone makes the fourth leg of a four-legged stool, the other… Read More

  • An Apple palate cleanser

    An Apple palate cleanser

    I just noticed that our last twenty posts were Apple-related. To that end, I’ve decided to offer this little aperitif to cleanse your minds of the iPhone 3G (“Now with more 3G!”) and the rest of the WWDC folderal. Rinse and spit. Read More

  • Video: Watch the WWDC 2008 keynote, from beginning to end

    http://www.matthickey.com/WWDC2008Keynote.mov Afraid we may have missed something in our coverage of today’s WWDC keynote? Want to see what it’s like to be a cutting edge liveblogger? Or do you just want to relive the history? No matter which is for you, we’ve got you covered. Click the play button above to see the entire event from start to finish. What was your favorite part? Read More

  • WWDC 2008 Keynote Live – Recap

    WWDC 2008 Keynote Live – Recap

    CONFIRMED – iPhone 3G launched – $199 for 8GB model. $299 for 16GB model. Coming July 11th. The WWDC 2008 Live Keynote is over. Thank you for tuning in! Hit the jump to see what the fun was like. Read More

  • With iPhone 3G official, we ask: what about the jailbreaking community?

    With iPhone 3G official, we ask: what about the jailbreaking community?

    Relax, it’s over, we came out of it alright. The iPhone 3G is officialized, and it’s pretty hot. Not just the faster speeds and real GPS, but the forthcoming apps and low price tag make it more a more than drool-worthy piece of hardware. But what about us jailbreakers? Many of use run our iPhones on T-Mobile and run a plethora of free, non-official apps. The dev teams have done… Read More

  • Uh, isn't that what the iPhone does when it crashes?

    Uh, isn't that what the iPhone does when it crashes?

    At the end of Apple’s new commercial for the iPhone 3G, the camera swings around from behind to show the front of the device. After displaying the standard springboard homescreen, the screen flips over to an Apple logo on a black background — the same screen shown during boot up. What a creative way to show off the product while seamlessly incorporating the company’s logo… Read More

  • Video: First commercial for iPhone 3G

    http://blip.tv/play/AbyKJwA This commercial played during the keynote, and Arrington shot it live on Qik and took down the servers. Bloops! But now you can see it in high quality without getting anyone fired. Read More

  • Hey, thanks Apple: iPhone 3G’s power adapter is tiny

    Hey, thanks Apple: iPhone 3G’s power adapter is tiny

    Nothing worse than packing a power adapter that’s damn near the size of your actual cell phone. Chalk this one up to the “little things” that makes people like Apple products; the new iPhone has a tiny, tiny power adapter. It looks like it’ll be available as an accessory for the iPhone as well, should you lose the one that comes in the package. I’d assume that… Read More

  • Video: Apple's enterprise video for iPhone 3G

    http://movies.apple.com/405/us/media/apple/iphone/2008/quicktour/iphone_features_enterprise_20080609_r640-9cie.mov This is a little propaganda-like, sure, but it was part of the keynote, and we figured you’d want to see it. Read More

  • AT&T dishes a few more details about its plans for the new iPhone 3G

    AT&T dishes a few more details about its plans for the new iPhone 3G

    Steve and his friends had a great presentation where we saw new apps for a bevy of developers, most of them pretty good looking. But the star of the show was the new iPhone 3G, a slimmer, faster version of the handset we all know and love. I talked to Glenn Lurie from AT&T Mobility earlier to clear up a few lingering questions. Sadly, most of what he told me were qualified “no… Read More

  • Is now the time to buy a first gen iPhone on the cheap?

    Is now the time to buy a first gen iPhone on the cheap?

    Has the announcement of the iPhone 3G, and its $200 starting price, affected prices for the current iPhone? Eh, not really. A quick scan of the Internet—yes, all of it—shows no real deal trends. Gearfuse was able to find one current gen iPhone going for less than $200, and one for $200; the rest are all over the place. The second-hand iPhone market should pick up once July 11… Read More

  • Apple stock price falls amid news of iPhone 3G

    Yahoo! Finance
    Quote for AAPL/ Apple’s stock is about 4% lower (as of 3:45 PM on the east coast) than it started today after Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Trading opened at $184.92 per share this morning and is currently floating around $178 per share, with a daily high of $184.94 and a daily low of $175.75, according to Yahoo! Read More

  • Video of the iPhone 3G

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=e96e9631081b41199d0963fd4cc3a5ea&vid=98266&playback=false&polling=false&user=techcrunch&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Read More

  • iPhone 3G for $199 comes with 2-year contract

    iPhone 3G for $199 comes with 2-year contract


    For the sake of time, I’ll just paste the release. Pricing for the iPhone 3G is based on a 2-year contract. Woohoo. Unlimited data plans for iPhone 3G customers will be $30/month while business users will have to pony up $45/month. Also, revenue sharing has ceased going forward between Apple and AT&T. Update: Just got this in from AT&T. Current iPhone customers can upgrade to the… Read More

  • Complete list of countries set to receive iPhone 3G

    Complete list of countries set to receive iPhone 3G

    Here’s an overview of the countries that’ll be receiving the new iPhone. On July 11th, the iPhone 3G will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and here in the USA. It’ll be “coming… Read More

  • Apple Store is back up, features iPhone 3G

    Apple Store is back up, features iPhone 3G

    Apple’s online store has come back up and, although the 3G iPhone is featured on the main page, it’s not yet available for pre-order. There’s just a message saying “iPhone will be available in 8GB (black) and 16GB (black or white) models at Apple Retail Stores and AT&T Stores.” The down and dirty blurb-ish text on the new iPhone is as follows: Introducing… Read More

  • iPhone 3G is real! GPS looks like a killer app

    iPhone 3G is real! GPS looks like a killer app

    So it finally happened. Apple today announced the 3G iPhone at WWDC, as was rumored for quite some time. The name is iPhone 3G. The straight dope: • Available on July 11 • $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB • It’s blackish, with the 16GB model also available in white • There’s no cam on the front. Oops. • Built-in GPS will rock Read More

  • .Mac reborn, now mobileme: Sync your life from A to Z

    .Mac reborn, now mobileme: Sync your life from A to Z

    The following is how TechCrunch’s Erik Schoenfeld interprets today’s announcement of the new .Mac, mobileme. As was widely speculated before Steve Jobs’ keynote address today, Apple is relaunching its .Mac service as mobileme. The service syncs emails, photos, contacts, calendars, and other information between your iPhone and different computers. It works not only on Macs… Read More

  • Loopt and Ebay confirmed as 3G iPhone's first store apps

    Loopt and Ebay confirmed as 3G iPhone's first store apps

    And SixApart waiting in the wings? Ebay and Loopt have been confirmed at WWDC as being the first apps available in the store. The social mapping application and what I can only assume is an iPhone eBay front end will be available the moment the store opens its little doors. They say that SixApart is in the lineup as well, so perhaps some interesting blogging tools are in the offing as well? Read More

  • WWDC 2008 Keynote is TODAY and CG, MC, and TC will be there

    WWDC 2008 Keynote is TODAY and CG, MC, and TC will be there

    Matt, Michael, and Mark (the M-Team) will be reporting live from WWDC TODAY at 10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern. We will be posting on CrunchGear. You can talk to us live about the event at CrunchChat. If it all goes pear-shapes we’ll revert to a static HTML page in place of the dynamic page for the duration of the event. TC will have a copy of the coverage as well. If you will be away from… Read More