Special: MWSF ’06 Live Keynote Coverage

by on January 10, 2006

We’ve provided a copy of the updates of the new products on here, for archival purposes in the future, and so that you can see what happened with details…

1:45 PM EST That’s it – thanks for stopping by and we’ll have all kinds of stuff later on SchwarzTech!

1:44 PM EST Picture of Jobs and Woz – Apple’s 30th anniversary on 1 April 2006

1:40 PM EST People get thanked, life is good, etc., etc.

1:38 PM EST 5.6 pounds, iSight, Front Row, $1999, 1.67 Core Duo, 667 DDR bus, x1600 graphics card. $2499 for 1.83GHz, shipping in February, but can be ordered today

1:36 PM EST New Power Adapter is megnetically held in – if yanked, it comes right out (education market rejoices)

1:35 PM EST Demos MacBook Pro, it also has an IR sensor and remote

1:34 PM EST 15.4″ LCD, bright as cinemas, hair thnner than 17″ PowerBook G4, fastest notebook ever, iSight

1:33 PM EST Today…MacBook Pro, new laptop with 2 processors, 4-5x faster than PBG4…no more PowerBook

1:32 PM EST One More Thing: Shows PowerBook G4…we’ve tried to shoehorn a G5 into the PowerBook…we’ve done everything possible, power consumption, performance-per-watt problems

1:31 PM EST “Intel Chip will be Set Free…for years Intel chips have been bored in a PC”

1:30 PM EST All products will be transitioning through the end of the year, shows a new ad

1:28 PM EST Shows Safari on iMac – 17″ iMac, 20″ iMac, 2-3x faster, shipping today

1:27 PM EST Applying script of filters on King Kong scene – not necessarily enough for a pro, but good enough for most of us

1:25 PM EST Office demoed, now demoing other apps on Rosetta – Photoshop

1:22 PM EST MS committed to shipping a version of Office for Mac for a minimum of 5 years…incredibly successful product

1:21 PM EST MS BU update…rep talks about being on track for universal binaries of Office and Messenger (who uses that?), shipping several updates very soon to provide additional support for current Apple technology, all updates will be available for free on web site in March

1:20 PM EST Rosetta on iMac – Office runs great, other developers have universal binaries (or will soon)…Quark universal ships today

1:17 PM EST iWork and iLife ’06 are universal binaries, and were demoed on Intel Mac, Pro apps will be universal in March, if you have the latest version, you can trade your disc(s) for a universal one for $49

1:16 PM EST Two cores…each faster than the G5, benchmarks shown

1:15 PM EST Same as previous model except for Intel [Core Duo] processor – 2-3x faster than G5

1:13 PM EST Intel Mac: First Intel-based Mac today – iMac: built-in iSight, Front Row, “no other desktop PC can match it”

1:12 PM EST Hard work, nights and weekends working (sounds like my job)

1:11 PM EST Intel Buny suit guy walks out…Paul Otellini appears: Intel is ready, Apple is ready, too.

1:10 PM EST iWork: Still Keynote & Pages, 3d charts, advanced image editing, image reflections, no demo – just go check it out on the web site…$79, available today

1:08 PM EST .Mac: 1 million subscribers,

1:05 PM EST iLife ’06 bundled free on new Macs, otherwise available today for $79

1:02 PM EST Still demoning iWeb, publishing that podcast…

1:01 PM EST Drag and drop zones, integrated with music library

12:59 PM EST iWeb demo – slideshow viewer uses AJAX technology

12:54 PM EST iWeb: Create a web site…templates, iLife media browser, one-click publishing to .Mac

12:53 PM EST “Secret podcast” played – “8 pound iPod with 10″ screen” – nice joke

Here is where we pretend we’re PBS and beg for your support – the ads at the top support SchwarzTech…now back to the coverage

12:51 PM EST Demoing GarageBand – how to make a podcast

12:50 PM EST Recording demoed: “Hi, I’m Steve, welcome to my podcast of Super Secret Apple Rumors”

12:48 PM EST GarageBand: New podcast studio: podcast artwork track, 200 free jingles and effects, speech enhancer, use iChat for remote interviews

12:45 PM EST iDVD: Widescreen menus, improved slideshows, drag & drop with “Magic iDVD”, 3rd-party burners supported

12:40 PM EST More than one project can be edited at once…demoning a video

12:38 PM EST iMovie:HD last year…animated themes, real-time effects, new audio tools

12:36 PM EST When you scroll through photos, a grey box of the month floats in the middle as you pass months by

12:33 PM EST Pick an album, photos uploaded to .Mac, others can subscribe to them – kinda like flickr, but built into .Mac, must be a .Mac member to publish and use RSS to subscribe.

12:29 PM EST One-click effects, new purchase items (cards, calendars, better-quality books, birthday cards, post cards)…photocasting – podcasting for photos

12:28 PM EST iLife: Picture of box with roll of film on it shown…new iPhoto with better speed (250k photos can be used yet), scrolls smoothly, full-screen editing

12:25 PM EST Widgets: Over 1500 widgets currently, OS X 10.4.4 available with new widgets (Google, Address Book, ESPN, Calendar)

12:24 PM EST More video testaments, football, wedding, RAW

12:23 PM EST Video demonstrating and discussing Aperture…you know how it works…

12:22 PM EST Aperture: Discussing – “Aperture is to the camera as Final Cut Pro is to Video”

12:21 PM EST Now to the Mac…what the rest of the keynote is about… (this is going to be good)

12:20 PM EST New iPod ads…silhouettes, trumpet

12:19 PM EST Dodge/Jeep iPod Integration mentioned

12:18 PM EST iPod Accessory – remote control w/FM tuner, works with current models, new radio screen on the iPod for tuning…$49

12:17 PM EST New SNL content available today, Blues Brothers, Coneheads, other classics

12:15 PM EST Video Store on iTunes: TV show sales doing well, 8 million sold since 12 Oct, bowl games added…

12:13 PM EST iTunes: 850 million songs sold, 3 million/day, 1 billion songs per year rate, 83% market share.

12:12 PM EST Over 100 sold every minute through the quarter, 42 million sold since it was first released, 32 million in 2005

12:10 PM EST iPod: “best music players in the world”, 4.5 million sold during holiday 2004, 14 million sold during holiday 2005

12:10 PM EST Retail Stores: 135 worldwide, 26 million visitors during holiday quarter (first $1 billion quarter)

12:07 PM EST Program about to begin, audience seems warmed up…

12:04 PM EST Apple Store is offline…ooooh. :-)

12:01 PM EST Please turn off your cell phones…

11:55 AM EST People are taking their seats…

11:50 AM EST T-10 Minutes to Go…

2:55 AM EST Welcome…we’ve now shut down normal operations for Keynote coverage…see you in 9 hours!

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