Weekly wrapup, 9-13 June 2008 (iPhone 2.0 coverage)

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Apple WWDC news and analysis

This week was dominated by Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference and news of iPhone 2.0…

It’s official: iPhone 2.0 is 3G, supports GPS, integrates with MobileMe, and is $$$ cheaper

Dan Langendorf kicked off with an excellent blow-by-blow account of Steve Jobs’ keynote speech including the much rumored iPhone 2.0 with support for 3G data speeds, GPS, enterprise features, and third-party apps.

Finally, Apple takes enterprise seriously

In a follow up post, Steve O’Hear writes: “During Steve Jobs’ keynote yesterday, one thing really stuck in my mind. Finally, Apple is taking the enterprise market seriously.” The new iPhone supports Microsoft Exchange and Office, adds security measures such as ‘remote wipe’, and will enable a way for native iPhone apps to be distributed outside of the consumer-facing iPhone AppStore, so that, for example, bespoke company software can be written and then distributed via a company’s Intranet to authorized iPhones only. The result is that “Apple is sucking up to enterprise like never before”, says Steve.

MLB.com’s At Bat brings real-time game stats and immediate video highlights to iPhone

During the keynote we were shown a new iPhone app from MLB.com that not only offers real time scores and statistics but also video highlights, which amazingly are available moments after a play.

A collection of day-after links for iPhone 2.0

We’ve sifted through the first day of post-keynote jubilation to provide you with new software announcements, transitioning from iPhone 1.0 to 2.0 and moving from .Mac to MobileMe, the change in the iPhone business model, and the disappointments voiced by some now that the WWDC hangover is clearing.

The App Store: Can it be worth $1 billion to Apple by 2010 with 70 percent free apps?

As with everything else iPhone, there’s been a great deal of speculation following the Worldwide Developers Conference regarding the App Store, where Apple intends to sell and distribute third-party applications. There’s been talk of the grand opening being in July and at the end of June. Details continue to trickle out about how the store will operate. And “overnight” polls indicate the App Store will mean hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, perhaps even a billion, for Apple by the end of 2009.

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That’s a wrap! Enjoy what’s left of the weekend.

last100 is edited by Steve O'Hear. Aside from founding last100, Steve is co-founder and CEO of Beepl and a freelance journalist who has written for numerous publications, including TechCrunch, The Guardian, ZDNet, ReadWriteWeb and Macworld, and also wrote and directed the Silicon Valley documentary, In Search of the Valley. See his full profile and disclosure of his industry affiliations.

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