Steve Jobs has just left the stage at WWDC07 and as usual has made some interesting announcements. You can read the full details about the keynote on the Engadget blog or read on for some highlights.
For you gamers out there, EA Games is making a huge comeback on the Mac, including C&C3, Battlefield 2142, NFS Carbon and the next Harry Potter game. John Carmack from iD also made a cryptic "announcement" about what he's been up to and that basically saying that iD's top secret project will be coming to Mac's as well.
Lots of new features in the upcoming OS, Leopard, were demo'd including improvements to the dock and something new called Stacks for organizing your desktop. There are new .Mac features that include super simple remote access to your desktop from your laptop. Cover Flow is built right into the Finder for everything, including browsing through PDF pages or other computers on your LAN. iChat is getting some major improvements including the ability to stream videos along side your chat, or playback Keynote presentations. Last interesting addition in Leopard is Time Machine, user-friendly backup and restore functionality integrated in the OS. You can backup everything on your Mac to external drives, or wirelessly over your network and then use a timeline interface to restore files or even the entire computer.
Lastly, what everyone's been waiting for, more news on the iPhone (they go on sale June 29th). Initially developers around the world had their hearts broken when they were told that application development was closed on the iPhone. In attempt to make that situation better, Apple's stance is now that you can build applications for it using web tools like Ajax and the phone's built in Safari engine. Not really sure this is all so great, although they do say these apps will be able to work with the phones built in apps like email and allow phone calls to be triggered from them.
Hmmmm...thinking my next laptop might be a Mac.