So my day began .. well .. in the dark. I had to wake up at 4 a.m. to catch my flight to the bay area. I knew I was a geek, but this brings it all to a new level. Just a word to the wise, if you ever decide to carry on a Blue Snowball microphone on an airplane, make sure you tell the TSA about it first. It is after all round and full of electronics. They spent quite a bit of time looking at mine but eventually decided I was not a threat to national security. At least not today.
I arrived in Oakland at 8 and then took the various busses and trains necessary to get me to downtown San Francisco. I had intended to meet up with Victor from TheTypicalMacUser podcast where all of us plebeians would follow the keynote on iPhones, Macbooks, and other things Apple. Fortunately for Victor however, he managed to get into the keynote. So it was just Jonathan Cost, from MacTipsDaily at ThinkMac.net and I waiting for the exhibit halls to open. Jonathan and I were lucky to get down to the doors early. Very quickly, there were a LOT of people waiting behind us.
We were lucky to get in just as the doors open and some of the first people to get our hands on the new MacBook Air. It is quite an impressive bit of engineering. I just can’t get over how small it is.
As readers will know, I had my heart set on an iTablet. I’m sure this machine will be very popular but I’m happy with my MacBook Pro. There are a lot of missing features and it is pretty expensive.
The improvements to the Apple TV are really exciting. I used the new interface and watched HD movies on it. I’m thinking this may spell the end of my Blockbuster subscription (which just got more expensive).
The iPhone 1.1.3 upgrade is also a nice upgrade. It looks like things are getting ready for the SDK. I’m going to be talking to Omni and Barebones about this tomorrow.
I gave an extended interview to Steve Stanger tonight at the MacAttack so you can get a lot more information listening to that. For tonight I think I need to get some dinner and some sleep.