The iPhone keynote we’ll never see.

Many of you will be spending the afternoon pouring through news of the new operating system for Apple’s locked-down iPhone. Clearly I’m no fan — of Apple products in general these days, if truth be told.

So how to not get drowned by the impending tsunami of iPhone-related news? Perhaps we could take a peek into an alternate universe for a minute or two and see a keynote that would actually be worthy of the attention that Apple so often gets…

buddycloud: Location done right.

Available right now for mobiles running Nokia’s S60/Symbian OS and coming soon for Android and crippled Internet appliances, buddycloud automates the tedium of manual check-ins. As soon as you “teach” it a particular place — by entering as much or as little detail as you choose to — it uses any combination of cellular towers, GPS, WiFi antennas and even Bluetooth radios to figure out when you’ve returned.

It’s one of those things that makes you wonder why nobody thought of it sooner…