Live Coverage of MacWorld Expo 2008 Keynote Address
Watch this space from 12:00 PM EST for live coverage of Macworld 2008 keynote address by Steve Jobs.
Apple Store has been down for the past three hours, so expect new hardware!
9:16 Steve Jobs takes the stage and talks about the positive year 2007 was for the OS, Macs, iPods, and iPhones. 4 main things to talk about.
Apple has shipped over 5 million copies of Leopard in the first 3 months! Over 20% of the OS X install base has upgraded.
Apple releases Time Capsule: a companion product to Time Machine ( a backup appliance ) with AirPort Extreme and a hard drive. You can back up all your Macs in your home to one Time Capsule wirelessly. Sold in 2 versions.
9: 20 iPhone has been selling for exactly 200 days, 4 million to date sold, 20K per day on average! iPhone SDK in late February, Demonstrates maps with location feature on iPhone, multiple party SMS, up to 9 home screens. iPhone software v1.1.3 available today.
9:37 iPod touch gets five new apps: Mail, maps, stocks, notes, and weather, for a price! $20 upgrade for existing users.
9:39 iTunes: 4 billion songs to date, 20 million alone on Christmas day. Apple introduces iTunes Movie Rentals in partnership with Touchstone, MGM, Miramax, Lions Gate, Fox, WB, Walt Disney, Paramount, Universal, Sony. Rent a library title for $2.99 or a new release for $3.99. Once you dowload a title, you have 30 days to start watching it, it times out after 24 hours of starting. Rent in either DVD or HD quality, download to Apple TV, or transfer to iPod. Over 100 HD quality titles available today with more to come.
9:52 Apple TV with simpler, beautiful interface. You can now buy 6 million s0ngs or 600 TV shows directly on your Apple TV. New price just $229 with a free software upgrade for existing users.
10:10 Apple introduces MacBook Air, world’s thinnest notebook! 0.76 inches at thickest point – 0.16-inches at thinnest! So thin it fits inside a manilla envelope. Priced bet/ Macbook and Macbook Pro. Full sized keyboard and display ( 13.3 inches ) with backlit display and keyboard and trackpad with multi-touch gesture! Ships with 80GB HDD or optional 64GB SSD. It’s a total wireless machine with 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. USB Optical drive is an accessory for $99. You can install software wirelessly! Order now and shipped in 2 weeks for $1799.
10:27 The new MBA is enclosed in an all aluminum case, has mercury and arsenic free display, circuit boards are bromide and PVC free, and comes with 50% less packaging.
So that’s it! Not a bad keynote, as a matter of fact, the new MBA is totally awe inspiring. What do you think?