It’s been a massive morning of Apple announcements out of the Worldwide Developers Conference in the US, so it’s only natural to summarise all the local implications here in one place. Here.First off, the iPhone 3GS. It will launch on June 26 here in Australia, with price and availability to be confirmed by each of the carriers. So far, we’re yet to hear any official announcements from any of the networks, although you may have noticed a heap of Optus ads on the site which sort of indicates that they’ll be jumping on the 3GS bandwagon. We’re also waiting on the networks to announce whether they’ll be allowing MMS and tethering with the 3.0 firmware update – we’ll keep you posted when we know more.
Speaking of the 3.0 update – it will be released in Australia alongside the rest of the world on June 17, not the June 26 date stated in the original press release. Free for iPhone users (naturally) and $14.95 for iPod Touch owners.
Moving onto those MacBook Pro announcements – the MacBook category has been decimated, with only the white MacBook still available. The Unibody MacBook has morphed into the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which has a starting price of $1,899. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,699, while the MacBook Air is back to $2,399.
Snow Leopard will launch in September – just like the US, although we won’t know pricing details until closer to launch. However, if you do happen to buy a new Mac before Snow Leopard launches, you can upgrade to the new OS for just a $14.95 handling fee.
And that’s pretty much it. Obviously expect to hear more as the networks start trumpeting the 3GS over the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, is there anything in particular you want answered about the Australian implications of the WWDC announcements?