for the first time since the release of mac os x (6 years ago now), apple has not released a full update in the time it takes to get from 1 to 10 (incremental updates). seeing that leopard is still about 4 months out, i would imaging there will be a 10.4.11 and 12 (maybe more).
usually apple releases a major update (10.3 – 10.4) and then provides support in the way of security patches and updates. this is an interesting time. apple’s stock is continuing to drop following WWDC and the lack of a WOW factor so until the iPhone appears and blow everyone out of the water in the next couple of weeks (and barring any other apple announcements), the stock is at a good “buy price” (personal opinion).
so keep those eyes peeled on the apple software update for the next release and keep those systems patched.
the nytimes is reporting today that a lack of a mechanical keyboard (like the blackberry or treo) will leave people adjusting or just not using it.
i just did some looking and the blackberries range in price from $100-300 (which should be close to the iPhone price-point). i am partial to the blackberry QWERTY keyboard (do not really like the compressed keyboard of the perl, but could work with it if necessary).
shall see since i have not had a data-enabled phone/pda in quite a while. i do think the iPhone will take some getting used to when it comes to working with it in general and also with a “keyboard”. the use of it continues to excite me, but i may just end up falling back on the perl.
more to come when i figure things out. comments on the blackberries and experiences, let us know.