3 new toys from Griffin. The first two are the PowerBrick Reserve and PowerJolt Reserve. The PowerBrick Reserve is a standard wall charger for your iPhone that has a removable emergency battery magnetically held in place that can be removed and plugged into your iPhone when you're out of juice and can't find an outlet.
While browsing the Expo show floor here at Macwolrd we stopped by the folks at Eye-Fi, the makers of the wireless digital camera card and service that lets you upload photos directly from your camera over Wi-Fi. There they showed us their new app that brings the same capabilities of their card to the iPhone.
Here's a cool thing we saw on the Expo floor today. It's a fun little gadget called the Sound Clip from Ten 1 Design (makers of the Pogo Stylus). It's a very simple little device that acts as an acoustic amplifier for the iPhone's speaker. It locks into the bottom of the iPhone and forms a small plastic cup over the speaker that amplifies it and stops you from covering it with your hand while gaming. Retail price for one is $8, available here.
One of the exhibitors on the show floor is Sling Media, showing off their new Sling Media player for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app will let users stream TV shows from their home to their iPhone or iPod touch in real time with the help of their SlingBox.
Right from the beginning of the keynote address, Phil Schiller made it clear that he was going to be focusing primarily on the Mac. Fortunately, the iPhone and the Mac are closely integrated, and in the new iWork 09, they are even more so, so there were plenty of fun little iPhone-related goodies unveiled. Among them were a new remote control app for Keynote.
In edition to the ability to download music on the iPhone 3G over the 3G network on AT&T, Apple also made several changes to the pricing and copy protection for the songs available. Today they announced that for the first time since the iTunes Music Store opened, pricing for songs would be divided into categories based on their age to determine their price.
Among the announcements today at Apple's Macworld Keynote Address, Apple confirmed circulating rumors that the iTunes Wi-Fi store on the iPhone and iPhone 3G would gain the ability to download media over the 3G network. Earlier this morning Phil Schiller, Apple's VP of Worldwide Marketing, announced that they would be dropping the "Wi-Fi" from it's name, officially making it just the iTunes Store on the iPhone. With this new change, users will be able to download music anywhere without the need for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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The Monday before Macworld Expo opened, we had a chance to sit down with Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster to get a sneak peak at their new app for the iPhone. Described by Shipley as a "widget," the app will interface with Delicious Library 2.1 on the Mac to bring your entire library right to your iPhone. Sync will occur over Wi-Fi via Bonjour and will include every item from your library. From there you can browse by category, shelf, or even search through your stuff. When it launches, the app will be completely free.