Live from WWDC: Steve Jobs Keynote

I’ve just taken my seat at the WWDC keynote. Already it has been quite an experience; I have never seen people sprint into a press conference. Not knowing what to do I just joined them. Note: do not wear heels to a SteveNote. Most recent updates are on the bottom. 9:57 – About 3 minutes until Jobs is expected to take the stage. 10:06 – Lights have dimmed. Great Balls of Fire playing. Jobs takes the stage. Let’s get started. Therme are three parts to Apple: the Mac, the Music, and the iPhone. After lunch we are going to get a peak at the new OS X: Snow Leopard. 10:09 – Steve is going to talk first about the iPhone 2.0. 4,000 people in the Apple SDK program. The iPhone 2.0 software has three parts: Enterprise support, the SDK, and new end user features. 10:11 – He is highlighting the enterprise features first. The 2.0 version will have ability to sync with Microsoft Enterprise Server. Disney is one of the leading companies to use the iPhone for business use. Playing a video now of Disney execs talking about using iPhone internally. 10:15 – Next up is the iPhone SDK. Scott Forstall has taken the stage to talk about the SDK. The APIs and the frameworks share extensively with that of the OS 10. He is detailing all the APIs and demoing how to construct applications. He is demoing how build a location based service with your current information. He is now highlighting the developer reaction to the APIs. He is reading quotes from very happy customers, including people from Disney and InfoWorld. 10:27 – We are about to get a look at some of the applications. The first to demo is SEGA. They are going to demo Super Monkey Ball. SEGA guy takes the stage. The game will be available at the launch of the app store for $9.99. 10:30 – EBay is demoing its app. The eBay application has a simple user UI and will be free. Loopt is about to demo their location based app. Loopt looks cool; it integrates the maps and messaging functions on the phone. Most interesting is that the Loopt guy let it slip that the app store will be available at lunch. And Loopt will be free. 10:37 – TypePad is demoing its blogging application for the iPhone. It will also be free at the launch of the app store. The Associated Press just demoed its Mobile News Network application. Now Pangea Software is demoing more games. To be completely honest, I am getting a bit tired of these application demos. Ah another developer: Mark Terry of Cow Music. It has virtual instruments that allow you to make music on the go. The piano is pretty cool, you just tap the keys. 10:48 – More apps. MLB.com is demoing its AtBat application. It will have real time video highlights of Major League games. These clips will be live seconds after the play has been made. Now shifting to medical applications from Modality. This application will allow med students to view autonomy images and get instant information on the body part they are looking at. Another medical app is about to be demoed from MIMvista. This phone can do it all. You can look at X-Rays and CT scans right on the phone and zoom and pan. Yes, the last application. This one is from Digital Legends. 11:13 – Apple is launching MobileMe. MobileMe? It is like Exchange for the rest of us. It provides push e-mail, contacts, and calender updates from one central location. Everything is saved in the Cloud and can be synced over the air to the iPhone (or even a Mac or PC). We are about to get a demo of the MobileMe (me.come). The site looks and feels like a desktop application or Google docs. Its got everything including Web e-mail, a calender and a contact list. It also has your image gallery. The service will be available for $99 a year and includes 20GB of storage space. It will be available in early July. It will replace .mac. 11:28 – Steve is back. Talking about the iPhone’s first year. People are happy with it. 90 percent of customers are satisfied. What do people want? A 3G network. Enterprise support. Availability in more countries. And they need to be more affordable. So they are introducing the iPhone 3G! It looks pretty much the same but it has a flush headphone jack. The speeds on 3G are almost as fast as Wi-Fi. Steve did some speed tests and showed that the 3G was over 20 seconds faster than EDGE. The new iPhone 3G also has GPS. A demo was shown using Google Maps. It is Apple’s goal to have the iPhone distributed in 25 countries in the next few months. Playing a video of all the added countries with “It’s a Small World” playing in the background. Ok scratch that 70 COUNTRIES over the next several months. Here comes the affordable part. The iPhone 3G 8GB will be $199. The crowd has gone wild, folks! The 16GB will be $299. Oh yes, the 16GB will be available in white. It will be available on July 11 in 22 countries.

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  1. Bob Says:

    Finally real apps. So I assume you can not edit the MS and iwork docs only view them :(

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