A much wished-for iPhone feature

The Apple iPhone 3GS. Image credit: Apple

In June of 2009, at the mayhem and craziness that is the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple made some new product announcements (as it usually does). Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vic President for Product Marketing, took the stage (in place of Steve Jobs, who was still on medical leave) to demonstrate Mac OS X v10.6 “Snow Leopard” and several MacBook updates.

Apple also announced updates to the iPhone with the release of iPhone OS version 3.0, including one simple feature many users had really been waiting for.

What simple, much wished-for feature was finally added to the iPhone’s capabilities with the release of iPhone 3.0?

Funny math in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Image credit: Apple

As with each new release of Mac OS X, Apple made incremental improvements to Snow Leopard. Some of the new features in Snow Leopard include support for Microsoft Exchange (without having to use Entourage), complete 64-bit computing and an accross-the board speed bump.

Which of the following changes having to do with “funny math” is actually a new feature in Snow Leopard?

One missing Mac OS X app

Mac OS X v10.0 “Cheetah” – the first of the big cats

Even amidst the recent talk of Apple rejecting apps, there’s no doubt that the sheer variety and scale of applications available in the iTunes App Store has fueled the sales of the iPhone and iPod touch. The iPhone is great. The applications make it even better.

On a related note, when the first version of the Mac OS X (“Cheetah”) was released in 2001, Apple made a big deal about the fact that most major applications from OS 9 had been ported to the new operating system. Unfortunately for Apple there was one core group of users — a group of users quite loyal to the Mac platform — that was reluctant to upgrade because one core application hadn’t been ported to OS X.

Which application arrived really late to Mac OS X, causing many of those working in the design and publishing professions to postpone upgrading to “Cheetah”?