Silicon Valley isn’t the most spiritual place in the world — usually. But sometimes, Apple manages to make many of the most cynical of geeks into devout followers. Today, for example, the company has announced a second, significantly improved version of the iPhone at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. It has satisfied months of breathless anticipation about its plans to further compete in the mobile hardware and software market.

At least some VentureBeat staff members are among the devotees. MG Siegler and Dean Takahashi live-blogged all of the company’s announcements today. Below is a digest of our coverage, including a couple related announcements. Posts are listed chronologically, with the most recent at the top.

MG has also led a large, real-time discussion with many of our readers on Friendfeed, using this Friendfeed group he created: VentureBeat WWDC Livestream. Check it out.

Our WWDC posts:

The WWDC keynote had me at the $199 iPhone 3G

Post-WWDC keynote blues

WWDC’s missing “One more thing” announcement: FriendFeed rocks for live event coverage

iPhone 3G questions unanswered: AT&T subsidy, 3G data price, no video?

WWDC live blogging: Steve Jobs takes the stage, unveils the $199 3G iPhone

WWDC live blogging: Apple launches MobileMe

WWDC live blogging: More new iPhone features

WWDC live blogging: medical apps from Modality and MIMVista on the iPhone

WWDC live blogging: Next up, games on the iPhone with Sega’s Super Monkey Ball and more

Steve Jobs kicks off the keynote speech at WWDC: iPhone news

A preview of Live blogging from the WWDC

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