I’m upgraded to this bad boy today. Last night I installed an unofficially version of the 2.0 software so I can play around with all the new apps and I must say this new phase of the iPhone is going to be revolutionary, not that the first phase wasn’t. The third party applications and games are mind blowing. Nothing you’ve ever seen on a mobile device.
Apple has just announced the iPhone 3G that will be available July 11th. The phone will support 3G (obviously), GPS mapping, enterprise support as well as some new cosmetic changes like a full black or white back and metal buttons. The price is pretty amazing as well, $199 for the 8GB and $299 for the 16GB. Also available around the same time will be version 2.0 of the iPhone software which includes the App Store that allows you to download third-party applications.
With the introduction of Web Clips in the iPhone 1.1.3 a new craze as been born for Web Clip icons. You can create custom icons for sites you own, sites in subdirectories and sites to which you have no server access to, like The New York Times. Very exciting indeed! Hopefully soon everyone will get on the bandwagon and create their own icons, but in the meantime I’ve gone ahead and created some for popular sites. I’ve created icons for Flickr, FFFFound, Media Temple, Bank of America, Fandango, IMDB and The New York Times. You can download a zip file which includes all of these icons. I’ve also set up an icon for AisleOne so when you create a Web Clip to this site, it will automatically use it.
For all you Apple fans out there, today is the big deal. What revolutionary, life altering gadget will Jobs release today? There’s a ton of rumors floating around on what might be announced like the MacBook Air and iTunes Movie Rentals but personally, I’m hoping there’s a lot of new iPhone announcements. Specifically new applications and an upgrade to the OS. Since the release, Apple hasn’t added anything BIG to the iPhone and I think today is going to be the day. We’ll see.
I snapped a pic today with my iPhone of this beautifully designed sign for an public park. Definitely has a modernistic look to it which I love and I wish I knew who did it. I’m going to look around to see if I find more. Can you name that typeface?