Jan 10 2006
In case you haven’t stopped by already, we’re providing semi live keynote coverage for MacWorld 2006. Check it out on our main page (the site is currently in a low-fi static state to keep the servers up).
UPDATE: The show’s over. Our full coverage is in the extended entry. New iMacs, laptops and tons of software. Woo.
01:40 PM – Shows over folks. Now get out your wallets.
01:39 PM – MacBook Pro orders being taken today, ships in Feb. $1999-2499.
01:33 PM – Specs: 15.4 inch LCD, iSight, thinner than current 17″, remote control for Front Row?. Steve says it’s the fastest laptop ever.
01:31 PM – New laptop! MacBook Pro, no more Powerbook. Intel duo Core! 2 CPUs in every Macbook pro (since it’s a dual core chip, not actually two physical cpus). 4-5x faster tha existing PBs.
01:30 PM – PowerBook G4 on screen… Talking about trying to get a G5 inside. WE’ve consulted everyone (photo of pope on screen, ha!).
01:29 PM – Showing a commercial for the intel macs now.
01:26 PM – One more thing.
01:21 PM – Other developers are talking about universal binaries. Quark, Microsoft, etc. Rosetta is the emulator that runs normal PPC apps, seems to handle Office just fine.
01:19 PM – Pro apps will be Intel ready in March. You will be able to trade-in your discs for the universal ones for $49.
01:17 PM – The new iMac smokes, glad I didn’t buy one recently… 10.4.4 (and bundled apps) is native for the Intel CPU. iLife and iWork ’06 are universal binaries.
01:12 PM – First Mac with Intel CPU today! (obviously excluding the developer units) It’s the iMac, built in iSight. Still has Front Row. The design is the same, so is the price. Intel Core Duo is 2-3x faster. Each core is faster than a G5.
01:11 PM – AAPL spiking even more, up 7%. Really should have bought shares. Live quote is at $81.50.
01:10 PM – SJ promised shipping on Intel by June. But there is a bunny suit on stage… Steve I am your father.
01:09 PM – Moving onto hardware (about time!)
01:08 PM – iWork ’06. Available today for $79. No demo, go check it out.
01:06 PM – That finishes out iLife. Available today, $79.
01:05 PM – Excuse us if we’re not elated about iWeb–web publishing has been in .Mac for years.
01:02 PM – Come on SJ, give us some new hardware. Too many software demos.
01:00 PM – Back to iWeb. Demoing now. The slideshow feature uses AJAX (so you don’t need to reload the page to view new photos). We’ll see about browser compatibility.
12:56 PM – Financial update: AAPL is spiking. Should have bought shares this morning.
12:54 PM – That was pretty cool stuff, but we’re now onto sharing. A new app for iLife ’06–iWeb. It shares your media (photos/music/movies) and blogs. Makes it easy to post your stuff online, even creates an RSS feed. It works through .Mac though, so yet another thing you’ll need to be a subscriber for.
12:50 PM – Almost an hour in now and SJ hasn’t yet mentioned Intel. He sure knows how to hold an audience…
12:49 PM – Garageband now has podcast studio (surprise!). 200 more effects. Ties in with iChat to do interviews. Will be great for podcasting!
12:45 PM – Off of iMovie, now to iDVD. Widescreen savvy. Even more themes, so the install is probably going to take up any remaining space on your HD not already taken up by iDVD. 3rd party DVD burners are now supported.
12:41 PM – Finally onto another demo, iMovie. Last year it was iMovie HD (but did HD really take off–the cameras still cost a fortune). Demoing now, there are real time effects, improved audio tools and themes.
Easily export out to iPod to create video podcasts.
You can also have more than one project open at once, finally!
12:36 PM – Still on iPhoto. Steve’s fired up about the photocasting stuff, but Flickr users aren’t too excited–an RSS feed of your photos. Slightly easier because you don’t need to send them to another service (iPhoto does it for you) but you do need to be a .Mac member to post your photos like this–though not to subcribe to someone’s photos.
12:27 PM – iLife ’06: iPhoto is faster (thank God!). Podcasting for photos feature dubbed Photocasting (to easily share your photos online, kind of like FlickR).You need to be a .Mac member to be able to use this feature.
12:27 PM – OS X 10.4.4 is available today
12:26 PM – Talking about widgets: new ones from Google, ESPN, Address Book, Calendar…
12:20 PM – SJ is talking about Aperture now. Adobe announced a competing product this week called Lightroom. Reviews of AP haven’t been great, but that won’t stop Jobs. The rest of the keynote will be about the Mac, woot.
12:17 PM – New iPod Accessory, remote control FM tuner. $49. On sale today per the usual style.Photo from Engadget
12:16 PM – If you haven’t already, join our IRC chat (room/server names are up top). We have about 180 peeps hanging out and it’s a nice fun time for all.
12:15 PM – Steve showing off the bowl games in iTunes. Now other video content. Nothing crazy, SNL is going to be part of the store now.
12:13 PM – Onto iTunes, 850 million iTMS songs sold. That comes to 3M per day. 83% of digital music download market. 8 million videos sold.
12:11 PM – Moving onto the iPod. 4.5 million sold in holiday 2004, 14 million for holida 2005. 100 sold every minute through the entire quarter. 42 million sold since day 1.
12:09 PM – Retail update now. 135 stores, 26 million visitors. $5.7 billion in revenue (company wide). That’s the holiday season for you.
12:07 – Online Apple Store is flashing a “We’ll be back” message. You know what that means–new hardware! UPDATE: So is .Mac
11:51 AM – Show starts in 10. Sit back and relax. This could be the last keynote we’re writing on a PPC.