Each year, Steve Jobs kicks off MacWorld with a big address, which either confirms or quashes all the rumors and speculation about the new wave of Apple products. It’s usually a big deal, and this year didn’t disappoint. Jobs delivered with flair the iPhone, which Apple hopes will revolutionize the cell phone market as the iPod did the portable music player market, if not the entire music market itself. And then there is Apple TV, which will let you wirelessly play your iTunes content (movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts) on your widescreen TV.
If you have some downtime, you can check out the video of Jobs’ speech on iTunes or via QuickTime. For initial thoughts on the iPhone, you may want to read David Pogue’s and Walter Mossberg’s early reviews (and also Pogue’s iphone FAQ), and for commentary across the podcast world, you can listen in on:
- GeekBrief.TV’s quick survey of announcements iTunes Feed
- Engadget’s podcast commentary of new products iTunes Feed
- also see Engadget’s web page dedicated to Mac World.
- MacWorld’s review of the keynote and new products iTunes Mp3 Stream
- Robert X. Cringley’s take on Apple’s trademark conflict with Cisco iTunes Feed
- MacBreak Weekly iTunes Feed
- Forum on Technology & Society — A panel discussion on the new gadgets and how they affect our society iTunes Feed
Also see Open Culture’s Technology Podcast Collection.