Drama! Tim Cooks debut’s as Apple’s new Steve Jobs hit high marks, with audiences everywhere giving the new CEO high marks for his keynote today where they announced the iPhone 4S.
And one more thing… and one more thing?
No “one more thing.” Right up until the end, many folks held out hope for a “one more thing”, the traditional surprise ending to Jobs keynotes. The highly anticipated iPhone 5 did a no-show, blasting over a year of rumors and mock-ups of a fancy shmancy new design for Apple’s flagship smart phone. When Apple delayed its release of a new phone until the fall of this year, baby our expectations were like children on Christmas morning on crack. Surely, if we were to wait more than the usual year between versions of the iPhone, the result must be something spectacular.
I think it was. With a faster processor, improved camera lens and sensor, people’s new iPhones will hopefully hold their own when it comes to taking pictures against their old point and shoots. You can crop your photos, tweet or facebook your pic without having to launch Facebook’s disastrously slow iPhone app. Hopefully the shaky camera you get from shooting movies in HD is a thing of the past. And now, you have full 1080P movies, which will look stunning on your hi-definition TV, or your rickety old CRT analog TV which we still use here at the FOF home studio.
People at Sprint can finally get their accounts on a new iPhone, and the telecom duality wars don’t seem as scary anymore.
One of my favorite new features is Siri, the AI audio interface that learns your voice and commands and helps you do all sorts of things like set your alarm clock, look for a Chinese food restaurant open after midnight and text your “friend with benefits” that you want to hook up. Good boy.