Are you kicking yourself for missing the keynote that kicked off Apple’s WWDC this morning?
Do you want more than anything to see his Steve-ness in full keynote uniform walking the stage preaching peace, love and iPhone development?
The one or two of you that answered yes to both of those are in luck–Apple has posted a video of the entire keynote which you can check out for yourself here.
According to Gizmodo, “sources close to the 3G iPhone” say that the 3G version of the iPhone will be announced at Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Develor Conference) keynote on June 9th and be available for purchase worldwide right after.
“In Spain, for example, the 3G iPhone will be available for sale at the June 18th grand opening of Telefonica’s megastore—an Apple Store-like shop located in the company’s historical building in Madrid’s Gran Vía— with nationwide availability right the next day or after a few hours. The other European countries with iPhone availability will have similar launch schedules.”
The 3G iPhone is expected to make its debut at the WWDC keynote so that part isn’t such a surprise, but the availability part–that’s new and hopefully true–I’d love to be able to get my hands on one soon.
The same source also told Gizmodo that iPhone pricing will also be changing with the 3G iPhone, saying that at least in some countries the price will no longer be fixed.
If you’ve been thinking about attending Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference next month and haven’t gotten tickets, you can stop worrying about it–the event is sold out.
Videos of sessions will be available in iTunes after the conference wraps, but you won’t be able to get in anymore in person.
Be sure to check back to this blog for info on whatever Steve Jobs announces in his keynote on June 9th.
At 9:14am today Steven Jobs took the stage and the keynote officially began.
Lets run through what was announced:
- Updated Airport Extreme Base Station with built-in hard drive (500GB version for $299 or 1TB version for $499) called “Time Capsule” for backing up from Leopard with Time Machine application.
- iPhone SDK releasing in February.
- iPhone 1.1.3 firmware released (see here for the features).
- iPod Touch software update to add Mail, Stocks, Notes, Weather and Maps…for $20. Why it isn’t free I’m not sure.
- iTunes movie rentals from Touchstone, Miramax, MGM, Lionsgate, Newline, Fox, WB, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Sony.
- Movies can be downloaded and watched on Mac’s, PC’s, iPods and iPhones.
- New releases for $3.99
- Older titles for $2.99
- HD rentals are $4.99
- Once download you will have 30-days to watch the rental before it expires, and once you have started watching it you have 24-hours to finish it.
- Updated Apple TV software, able to rent videos directly from iTunes, including some in HD and with 5.1 audio.
- Price drop of least expensive model Apple TV from $299 to $229…the hardware seems to be the same.
- MacBook Air introduced, the thinnest notebook around.
- 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Core2Duo with new, reduced die size–60% smaller, making it as wide as a dime and as thick as a nickel
- 2GB RAM standard
- 13.3-inch LED backlit screen with ambient light sensor
- Wedge shaped, it ranges from 0.16-inch to 0.76-inch thick
- Built-in iSight camera
- Multi-touch trackpad
- Magnetic latch
- MagSafe power adaptor
- 1x USB 2.0 port
- 1x Micro-DVI port
- 1x Audio Out
- 1.8-inch hard drive available in 80GB standard hard drive or 64GB solid state hard drive
- 802.11n + Bluetooth 2.1/EDR
- Price starts at $1799, pre-orders start today and ships in 2 weeks
All in all not a bad keynote. I was really hoping for Leopard 10.5.2 to release today as well as new Cinema screens and maybe an updated Mac Mini, but the things that were announced were nice.
My personal favorites? The MacBook Air and iPhone 1.1.3 firmware.