Posted by jonathan at 1:39pm EST on 01/15/2008
This is a pretty impressive Keynote by Steve Jobs.
Please note that this it not the compete transcript but rather bits and pieces, liveblogging provided by http://www.macrumorslive.com/. I have highlighted a few of the parts I think are particularly worth looking at.
9:19 am: Full Airport Extreme base station with “server grade” hard drive internal.
9:20 am: 2 versions: 500 GB version – $299, 1 TB $499
9:21 am: 2nd thing: iPhone
9:21 am: 200th day since iPhone went on sale. 4 million sales
9:21 am: 20,000 iPhones per day average
9:27 am: Note: the features appear largely consistent with what was previously leaked
9:35 am: 3rd thing: iTunes
9:36 am: 4 billion songs sold as of last week
9:36 am: 20 million songs sold in one day on Christmas day. New one-day record
9:44 am: What about the flat screen TV? “we have all tried to get movies on a flat screen TV, and we all missed.”
9:44 am: Apple TV Take 2. No computer required. Rent movies on Apple TV. DVD quality AND HD + Dolby 5.1
9:46 am: HD rentals are $4.99. 100 titles today
9:48 am: Can preview movies from the interface, and see what other users who have rented that movie have rented
9:51 am: Steve demoed starting a movie just after having rented it. Note he has an extremely fast connection. The movie was downloading at 1% per second
10:08 am: 4th thing: There’s something in the air
10:08 am: As you know, Apple makes the best notebooks in the industry. Today, we are introducing a third kind of notebook. It’s called the MacBook Air
10:08 am: “The World’s Thinnest Notebook”
10:10 am: Most people think of Sony TZ series when they think of thin notebooks. Competition specs: 3 lbs, .8-1.2 inches, 11 or 12″ display, miniature keyboard, and slower processor.
10:10 am: We thought 3 lbs is a good target weight, but there was too much compromise with the other features
10:12 am: Magnetic latch, 13.3″ widescreen display
10:12 am: MacBook Air is 0.16″ to 0.76″. The thickest part of the MacBook Air is thinner than the thinnest part of the Sony. It fits inside a envelope
10:13 am: display is LED backlit. iSight is built-in. MacBook-like keyboard, but with an ambient light sensor
10:14 am: Multi-touch trackpad
10:15 am: Move a window by double-tap and move. Rotate a photo by pivoting your index finger around your thumb. Of course, pinch-zoom.
10:15 am: How did we fit a Mac in here?
10:15 am: 1.8″ Hard Drive
10:17 am: 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option — Intel Core 2 Duo
10:18 am: Apple asked Intel to shrink the Core 2 Duo. Intel shrunk the processor by 60%. Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel is taking the stage
10:16 am: 80 GB hard disk standard, 64 GB SSD as an option. “they’re pricy, but they’re fast”
10:19 am Otellini: The processor is as thick as a nickle and as wide as a dime.
10:20 am: Other features: 45 Watt MagSafe, 1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, Audio Out
10:23 am: No optical drive, but a Superdrive accessory is available for $99. Also, software comes with the MacBook Air that allows you to “borrow” a Mac or PCs optical drive.
10:23 am: 5 hours of Battery Life
10:29 am: In just the first 2 weeks of 2008, we have updated the Mac Pro, introduced Time Capsule, software updates for iPhone and iPod Touch, Movie Rentals for iTunes, Apple TV software updates, and MacBook Air