Apple WWDC 2009 Keynote liveblog

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3:02 New iPhone ad shown. Thanks everyone...its over...I'll post the video link when it is available.

3:00 Prices: $99 current iPhone, $199 for 16GB iPhone 3GS, $299 for iPhone 3GS 32GB

2:58 Improved battery life

2:46 iPhone3GS 7.2Mbs, New 3.2MB camera with auto focus, better light sensitivity, Video. Can share videos over email, sms, mobileme, youtube Voice control. Hold the home button and talk Digital Compass - with app.logitude and latitude..orients map to direction you are going

2:45 Back to Phil - iPhone 3G is hit - understatement

2:43 Developers can download SDK final today

2:42 Demos over...Free for all customer $9.95 June 17th

2:38 Line 6 and Plantet WaveLine 6 ---Guitar Amp from iPhone....iPhone integrated into music

2:35 Zipcar uses GPS to find nearest cars in the area. Sounds great. Yo ucan actually unlock the car from the iPhone. You can see the specs of the car as well. Wow.

2:30 Pasco sensors connect to iPhone. Gets Scott Forstall to do a science experiment air pressure sensors. Doesn't work as planned - Scott dressed as scientist. Looks great for students

2:28 Ngmoco demos new apps..Star Defense ..available now for $5.99

2:24 TomTom turn by turn application including carcharger and ability to play music (background apps.. a.)To

2:20 Scrollmotion - Digital Books. In app book store. 50 major magazines. 1 million books to the app store. Very good setup

2:16 Medical software Airstrip Technologies- patient care data. Dr. Cameran Howe. FDA cleared 100 Hospitals already. New features for iPhone 3 Push notifications...bad tests for a patients. Interesting. can look at patient data anywhere. Very impressive/scary

2:14 Gameloft example - bringing up Mark Hicky. Asphault 3D racing...demo Audi R8 thru mountains in Colorado (can play your music from iTunes as you are playing - picks song from the 50's - no one says anything)

2:13 Map API for apps developers...Turn by Turn GPS apps now available 2:10 Rehashing last event a lot here...jeez Blood monitor - cool but heard already

2:08 Some of the new APIs(out of 1000) in app purchases...peer to peer over pairing necessary...seems like security hazard.

2:07 Remote Wipe command as well for deleting everything...find it again (HUGE APPLAUSE)

2:05 Can find your camera using GPS! "Find my iPhone" Service ONLY FOR MOBILE ME CUSTOMERS -Boo!! IT will show you on a map where your iPhone is. can send your iPhone a message is that worth $99 right there

2:04 More languages supported...including right to left like Hebrew/Arabic - also landscape

2:03 Mobile Safari speed will improve dramatically. iPhone OS 3 is 3 times faster than iPhone 2.can stream audio and video Autofill

2:02 - Tethering...22 carrier partners

2:01 - Parental controls are enhanced...yawn

2:00 iTunes - rent and purchase movies right on iPhone. TV Shows, audio books, Music Videos...also Education - iTunes U on iPhone.

1:59 Search Emails - even on server including Spotlight

1:58 Most Carriers will support MMS - AT&T will support later this summer (lot sof laughs)

1:57 iPhone OS Landscape support in all apps...notes, mail, sms

1:57 Cut copy paste are in applications

1:56 Undo support with simple shake

1:55 100 new features...highlighting cut copy've seen this before

1:50 Scott Forstall with iPhone 3 - recaps figures

1:47 Snow Leopard upgrade at incredible price of $29 for the update (wow). $129 for standalone (still) family pack $49

1:45 ... also supports locations and rooms for meeting bookings - that's it for Exchange (not bad - but how about Google Apps?!?!) "Free" (juxtaposed with Windows Cals)

1:43 Demos Exchange (joy!) Not just mail, contacts and calendar but To-Dos and Notes..very easy set up (if your DNS is set up correctly Admins!) contacts can be dropped into calendar for a meeting requires Exchange 2007 (and assume it will work with upcoming Exchange as well?)

1:42 Exchange support is now built into Mail, iCal and Address book. Microsoft is the "de facto standard"

1:41 It uses open standards to automatically optimize your hardware configuration

1:40 1 Teraflop of power using OpenCL

1:39 Example in currently it uses more threads when idle than when busy. Now it will use less than either.

1:38 Grand central dispatch will take the place of Threading, which is inefficient

1:36 3 new technologies...64 bit...multi - core

1:35 Bio of Bertrand...

1:34 "He'll be back"

1:33 Quicktime X rebuilt from ground up content Center stage. Controls are related on video until mouse goes away title bar also hides..publish to mobile me, youtube, or you iTunes

1:32 Coverflow thru browsing history..spotlight also works thru browsing history

1:30 says Safari is the “fastest browser on any platform.”...not sure if this includes Chrome...demos google maps

1:29 Demos new Expose tricks...nothing beats my command tab

1:28 Craig Federighi, VP of Mac OS Engineering covering Dock, finder... Dockpose' being demoed ( I really haven't been able to get into the finer features of the dock yet)

1:26 Quicktime for Snow Leopard being demonstrated...content is the focus 1:25 IE8 scores just 21% in the Acid3 test. Safari 100%

1:24 Safari for leopard shipping (no longer in Beta) 7.8x faster than IE

1:23 Chinese output on touch pad..Mail is up to 2.3X faster..Preview is now up to 2X faster

1:23 you save 6GB o space after upgrading to Snow Leopard (that's a lot of refinements and I don't ever recall a smaller upgrade)

1:21 Refining 90% of Leopard in Snow Leopard..they kept finder UI because the fans love it so

1:20 "Microsoft is a mess of complexity - and it gets worse with Windows 7"

1:18 Bertrand Serlet comes out to talk about OSX "OSX is loved slightly more than Vista" In a softening French accent.."Windows 7 is just Vista repackaged." Shows Screengraps of defrag..

1:17 Also reviews the plastic update....Now onto software

1:16 Base Price for MacBook Air is now $1499 - $300 off. $1799 with a 256GB SSD $700 off - what recession?

1:15 Completes the MacBook Pro I get to call my 13 inch unibody a pro now?

1:13 13-inch has same built in battery, same SD card Firewire. Now it will be called a MacBook "Pro" as well now starts at $1199 ($100 cheaper) and is available today

1:10 17-inch drops to $2499 everything shipping today (yay!)

1:10 $1699 for the introductory 15-inch MacBook Pro - that is $300 less than current!

1:08 No more Express Card slot but you get an SD card slot up to 8GB RAM, 3.066 GHz Core 2 Duo (someone has been listening to my emails to where is the 3G?

1:08 New MacBook Pro!!! New Battery...7 hours (like 17 non removable) more eco friendly...5 years before needing a replacement

1:07 Mac Users are trending towards laptops (reviews Unibody (brick ;) stuff

1:07 Bertrand Serlet and Scott Forstall are going to be helping with Snow Leopard and iPhone SDK respectively

1:06 Graphs OSX users, last 2 years "growth spurt"

1:05 Schiller starts (he's lost a few lbs...I know, sorry!)

1:03 Begs audience for ideas offers cash

1:00 Starting..John Hodgeman, otherwise knowsn as PC greets the crowd

12:58 Asked to silence phones and sit down

12:45 everyone is in! We're about to start....

12:21 Some Live videos are sprouting up "Threading has left the Station" Apple's Stores are being brought down globally. Macrumors notes that on the Grand Central Poster:


- iCal has the date of June 19th. - There is a new QuickTime icon. - Apple's online stores are starting to be taken down for updates.

Tech Ticker has good pre-WWDC video

IT BlogWatch has a great breakdown of everything out there.

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AAPL Stock price from Yahoo.

Show starts at:

07:00AM - Hawaii

10:00AM - Pacific

11:00AM - Mountain

12:00PM - Central

01:00PM - Eastern

06:00PM - London

07:00PM - Paris

02:00AM - Tokyo (June 9th)

CNET has a good morning video

It is 6am...nothing exciting to report yet... Wait. Coffee is better than usual....that is a good sign.

Day before WWDC predictions


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