Apple WWDC 2009 Keynote Transcript

Ewdison Then - Jun 8, 2009
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Apple WWDC 2009 Keynote Transcript

If you missed our WWDC 2009 keynote Livecast, don’t worry, below is our full transcript of the keynote. We also included a gallery of photos taken during the keynote.

Full transcript after the cut

07:43 am – We are picking up our WWDC 09 badge
08:18 am – Thanks for joining SlashGear for the Apple WWDC 2009 liveblog. The show kicks off at 10am PT
08:18 am – For all the main rumors about what might be announced today, check out our summary post from earlier today: http://www.slashgear.com/apple-iphone-3gs-to-get-wwdc-unveil-rumor-roundup-0846164/
08:25 am – Crowds of press are stretching round the corner here in San Francisco, waiting to go in and register for this morning’s event
08:41 am – We’ve got our press badge
08:42 am – Meanwhile, the banners for today’s event are heavily promoting Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.0
08:46 am – We’re here with PCMag’s Sascha Segan, who doesn’t seem too happy with his MacBook
08:46 am – Plus Engadget’s Josh, who has paid someone to hold his laptop
08:52 am – Apple’s stores have gone offline for “updating”
08:59 am – We’re still waiting to go into the auditorium for the keynote
08:59 am – There’s an hour to go before it’s due to start
09:15 am – We’re still waiting outside, there’s a big crowd of people and the mood is good
09:22 am – Data and wifi networks here are getting overwhelmed – AT&T already failed for many people here
09:30 am – 30 minutes to go
09:31 am – They’re about to open the doors
09:34 am – Everyone is moving into the auditorium
09:34 am – There are a LOT of people here, this may take a long time
09:40 am – We’re in!
09:41 am – Music is LOUD and energetic – and it’s getting the crowd worked up
09:43 am – There’s wifi in here, but who knows how long it will last
09:44 am – We’ve brought along the MiFi “personal hotspot” just in case
09:47 am – Apple has laid on some power connections, so we only have to worry about dying connections, not dying batteries
09:49 am – power-strips are actually fixed to the back of the chairs in front
09:49 am – Still plenty of people to fit in, and the place is filling up fast
09:50 am – Ten minutes to go
09:52 am – If you’re looking for a last-minute catch-up on what might be announced today, check out our summary: http://www.slashgear.com/apple-iphone-3gs-to-get-wwdc-unveil-rumor-roundup-0846164/
09:55 am – Five minutes to go
09:55 am – Steve Jobs is here!
09:56 am – We are having a little bit of problem with our MiFi
09:57 am – We’re being asked to turn off phones and pagers
09:58 am – “Welcome to WWDC 2009”
09:58 am – Can’t see any pagers around me, people must already have them on silent
10:01 am – Lights are dimming
10:01 am – The crowd is cheering
10:02 am – they’re playing an “I’m a PC” ad
10:02 am – John Hodgman: “I want to be the first to wish you a week with some innovation. But not too much”
10:03 am – “Hello, I’m a Mac – PC is trying to say “have a great conference””
10:03 am – Phil Schiller coming on stage
10:03 am – There are set to be 5,200 developers attending WWDC, from 54 countries
10:04 am – Phil: “Can’t you feel the love in this room?”
10:04 am – Showing us a graphic of OS X user growth from 2002 to 07
10:04 am – “Something incredible has happened over the last two years”
10:04 am – Number of active users has tripled
10:04 am – 75m users
10:05 am – added since iPhone
10:05 am – that is, 75m total
10:07 am – Apple and customers are in love with the new MacBook design
10:07 am – They’re announcing a new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro
10:07 am – Unibody chassis, built-in battery
10:07 am – up to 7hrs runtime – up from 5hrs
10:08 am – Plus more environmentally friendly
10:08 am – They can squeeze 1,000 recharge cycles out of the battery
10:08 am – rather than 300 from the old battery tech
10:08 am – It’s “just as thin and just as light” as the old machine
10:08 am – and it has the “nicest display we’ve ever put in a notebook”
10:08 am – They’ve dropped the expresscard slot
10:08 am – and replaced it with an SD Card slot!
10:09 am – Something people have been asking for for a long time
10:09 am – Apparently only “single digit” customers used expresscard slot
10:09 am – SD is a standard now
10:09 am – it’s the fastest notebook Apple have ever made
10:10 am – with up to a 3.06GHz dual core CPU and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory
10:10 am – up to 500gb of traditional hard-drive
10:10 am – or 256GB of SSD
10:10 am – Starts at $1,699
10:10 am – which is lower than the model it replaces
10:10 am – by $300, in fact
10:11 am – $1,699 gets you a 2.53GHz model with 4GB RAM, 250GB hard-drive, 9400M graphics and SD
10:11 am – $1,999 steps up to the 2.6GHz model – same ram but 320GB hard-drive and dual 9400M and 9600M GT graphics
10:11 am – $2,299 gets you 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard-drive and the dual graphics
10:12 am – Also, 17-inch MBP gets an update
10:12 am – 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard-drive
10:12 am – plus the 9400M and 9600M GT graphics
10:12 am – together with a price cut of $300 to $2,499
10:12 am – They’ll both ship today, 15 and 17 inch MBP
10:12 am – New 13-inch MacBook too
10:12 am – Built-in battery and new display
10:13 am – 7hrs of battery life (40% more)
10:13 am – Also gets the SD card slot
10:13 am – You can also specify up to 8GB of RAM
10:13 am – up to 500GB storage
10:13 am – the backlit keyboard is standard
10:14 am – plus there’s a FireWire 800 port
10:14 am – the 13-inch model is being absorbed into the MacBook Pro range
10:14 am – and will cost $1,199
10:14 am – Basic model gets a 2.25GHz processor, just 2GB of DDR3 ram, 9400m graphics, 160GB hard-drive
10:14 am – oh, and the SD card slot
10:15 am – that model costs $1,199
10:15 am – Step up to $1,499 and you get 2.53GHz, 4GB of DDR3, 9400m graphics and the SD card slot
10:15 am – Both models are available to buy today
10:15 am – MacBook Air is next to get an upgrade
10:16 am – Price cut by $300 to $1,499 for the 1.86Ghz model
10:16 am – The SSD version goes down to $1,799 – a cut of $700
10:17 am – The SSD Air has the 2.13GHz processor as standard, and 128GB of storage
10:17 am – Going over how environmentally sound they are
10:17 am – “World’s greenest line of notebooks” apparently
10:17 am – Now moving on to talk about OS X
10:17 am – Talking about Snow Leopard
10:18 am – Betrand Sorre taking the stage
10:18 am – “Great hardware deserves great software”
10:18 am – “What a sharp contrast with Vista our OS is”
10:18 am – people are laughing at that
10:19 am – “Leopard is the most successful software product Apple has ever had”
10:19 am – “By far the best OS written for the majority of customers”
10:19 am – He’s talking about Windows 7
10:19 am – “even more complexity is present in Windows 7 – the same old tech as Vista, just another version”
10:20 am – Talking about Windows DLLs, registry, disk defragmentation, and how “no user should have to do that”
10:20 am – Now talking about Snow Leopard
10:20 am – They’re adding Exchange support to it
10:20 am – The UI of Finder hasn’t changed
10:20 am – but it’s now been rewritten in Cocoa
10:20 am – icons draw faster
10:21 am – trash empties quicker
10:21 am – They’re describing it as refining 90% of the OS
10:21 am – cancellations happen faster
10:21 am – icon previews are better
10:21 am – animations are improved
10:22 am – They’ve built Expose into the dock
10:22 am – and the overall installation process has speeded up by 45%
10:22 am – Plus, you’ll get 6GB back from your hard-drive once you install Snow Leopard, as it compresses system files
10:22 am – They’re demonstrating opening JPEG images
10:23 am – it’s now twice as fast
10:23 am – They’ve changed the PDF handling to better cope with text selection
10:23 am – “We used a little bit of AI”
10:23 am – Mail also gets a speed boost
10:23 am – now talking about Safari
10:24 am – Shipping Safari 4 for Leopard, Tiger and Windows today
10:24 am – having been in beta for a few months
10:24 am – Showing benchmarks of Safari’s javascript
10:24 am – They’re saying it’s 7.8x faster than IE8
10:25 am – Passes all 100 of the Acid 3 tests, the standard for today’s browsers
10:25 am – IE8 gets 21 out of 100, btw
10:25 am – Safari gets new “crash resistance”
10:26 am – mainly from a better way of handling plugins
10:26 am – apparently the number one cause of Safari crashes is plugin failure, so they’re spinning it off into a separate process
10:26 am – if it fails, you’ll get a “plugin not found” error message
10:26 am – but safari lives on
10:26 am – Talking about new Quicktime version, “Quicktime X”
10:26 am – supports color sync and hardware acceleration, HTTP streaming
10:27 am – Modern foundation
10:27 am – Gets a slick new icon
10:27 am – “Super efficient”
10:27 am – the HTTP streaming works with any server
10:27 am – and they’ve given the UI a makeover too
10:27 am – Now going to demo it
10:28 am – the controls and window fade away when you move the mouse away
10:28 am – Craig Federighi coming on to discuss “features and little touches” of Snow Leopard
10:28 am – Dock and FInder first
10:29 am – New Stacks, which can now handle content
10:29 am – you can go deeper through them, to other folders
10:29 am – preview videos in the thumbnail
10:29 am – scroll through pdfs in the thumbnail
10:29 am – Craig’s favorite feature is Dock Expose, apparently
10:30 am – if you click and hold on any app icon in the dock, it exposes just those windows
10:30 am – works really well
10:31 am – You can drop an image directly into Expose from a mail message
10:31 am – Now showing Safari 4’s speed
10:31 am – “it is the fastest browser on any platform”
10:31 am – Demo of Google Maps, and it’s really really fast
10:32 am – Really quick flicking between Maps/Satellite view/etc
10:32 am – Safari 4 also tracks the top sites you visit, gives a preview of your common webpages
10:32 am – You can also get a cover flow style browse through your history
10:33 am – Now showing QuickTime X again
10:33 am – able to trim and share video direct from quicktime
10:34 am – pull up a visual timeline, then can share the edited clip with friends
10:34 am – simply have to grab the ends of the clip region, adjust, then export to something like mobileme
10:34 am – useful for quick edits that you don’t want to open up iMovie for
10:34 am – Bertrand has come back on-stage
10:35 am – Talking about how faster processes have enabled new features in software
10:35 am – “The Power of Silicon”
10:35 am – To take advantage of it, you need new software
10:36 am – talking about three technologies
10:36 am – first, 64-bit
10:36 am – explaining how 32-bit is limited to 4GB of RAM
10:36 am – whereas in 64-bit systems there’s no RAM limit
10:36 am – “All the major system apps run in 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard”
10:37 am – Second, multi-core
10:37 am – number of cores are increasing along with clock frequency
10:37 am – They’re talking about how to take advantage of that, and of threading
10:37 am – “Grand Central Dispatch” is the new system
10:38 am – built-in support for multicore, and it’s across all of Snow Leopard
10:38 am – new Language Extension, Multicore engine, system-wide APIs
10:38 am – New Tools to test your app
10:38 am – object-oriented framework
10:38 am – Demonstrating Leopard Mail
10:39 am – Under Snow Leopard it uses fewer threads when idle
10:39 am – Improves responsiveness
10:39 am – Now talking about graphics
10:39 am – Want to move beyond OpenGL – so they’ve built OpenCL
10:40 am – They want to use the power for “all kinds of things”
10:40 am – OpenCL brings hardware abstraction, c-based language, automatic optimization and numerical accuracy
10:40 am – it can be used for scientific computing
10:40 am – plus it’s an open standard
10:40 am – Now talking about Exchange
10:41 am – Describing Microsoft Office as “a de facto standard”
10:41 am – So they’ve built Exchange support into Mail, iCal and Address Book
10:42 am – enter your email address and p/w once, and it’s linked in all three of the apps
10:42 am – They’re demonstrating the Exchange integration
10:42 am – The Exchange setup is simple
10:43 am – it autodiscovers the server based on your email address
10:43 am – syncronizes straight away
10:43 am – Also get Spotlight search for Exchange messages
10:43 am – You get all the existing folders, to-do and notes you’ve been using in Exchange already
10:44 am – invitations work as expected, in both iCal and Mail
10:44 am – You can schedule a meeting by dragging a contact (or contacts) into iCal
10:44 am – plus details like Room Availability work now
10:45 am – Your personal data is merged with the Exchange data, though not permanently
10:45 am – Exchange demo is over
10:46 am – You’ll need Exchange Server 2007 for it to work, but assuming you have that, support for exchange is free in Snow Leopard
10:46 am – All Intel Macs will be able to run Snow Leopard
10:47 am – Snow Leopard upgrade is priced at $29
10:47 am – Family Pack upgrade costs $49
10:47 am – (assuming you’re using Leopard now)
10:47 am – It’ll be available in September
10:48 am – though today they have a “near final” developers’ preview
10:48 am – Now moving onto the iPhone
10:48 am – Scott Forstall coming on-stage
10:48 am – Released the native SDK less than a year ago
10:49 am – so that devs could create “truly native” applications
10:49 am – There are now more than 50,000 apps in the App Store
10:49 am – They’ve sold more than 40m iPhones and iPod touches, and the apps run on all of them
10:50 am – Passed the 1bn downloads point
10:50 am – back in April
10:50 am – Scott is thanking customers and developerts
10:50 am – Now showing an iPhone developer video
10:50 am – sharing stories from the devs
10:50 am – starts in Tokyo
10:51 am – moves through devs, with them sharing their experiences of the SDK
10:51 am – one dev says its been his “dream” to travel and make his own games
10:51 am – and the iPhone let that happen
10:52 am – others are talking about how great it is they can create something and add it to the App Store so easily
10:52 am – “so pleased to finally get a game published”
10:53 am – “I was at a baseball game and they showed a commercial for my app. I watched a bunch of fans pull out their phones and start downloading the game”
10:54 am – “I have to stop and say “whoa this is a mobile device” because it feels like a desktop”
10:54 am – Moving on to talking about push notifications and streaming video support in OS 3.0
10:55 am – Now having people from all around the world name their favorite app
10:55 am – Video has ended
10:55 am – Talking about OS 3.0 improvements
10:56 am – over 100 new features
10:56 am – including cut/past
10:56 am – nothing new here from the iPhone OS 3.0 event
10:57 am – developer APIs, undo support, etc
10:57 am – landscape keyboard in email, messages and notes
10:57 am – MMS support
10:57 am – Again, nothing new yet
10:58 am – though Scott has described it as “the big news here is MMS”
10:58 am – 24 carriers will support iPhone MMS at launch
10:58 am – sorry, 29 carriers
10:59 am – AT&T will be ready for MMS at the end of the summer
10:59 am – Yep, people, he said END OF THE SUMMER
10:59 am – now talking about spotlight search across iPhone
10:59 am – searching calendars, music, notes, email
11:00 am – iTunes – you’ll be able to rend and purchase movies from your iphone
11:00 am – “great if you’re getting ready to board a flight”
11:00 am – plus of course tv shows, audio books and other on-the-go purchases
11:00 am – parental controls added
11:01 am – can limit apps by age, filter TV and movie content
11:01 am – now talking about tethering
11:01 am – “this allows you to share your connection with your computer”
11:01 am – it works with Mac and Pc, over USB or Bluetooth
11:01 am – “it is a seamless experience”
11:02 am – no tethering software on your computer, once it’s on
11:02 am – requires carrier support, unsurprisingly
11:02 am – tethering has 22 partners in 44 countries
11:02 am – ominously no mention of AT&T
11:03 am – no AT&T tethering at OS 3.0 launch
11:03 am – Safari Mobile on iPhone gets support for HTTP streaming audio/video
11:03 am – works through firewalls
11:03 am – auto-adjusts for your connection speed
11:03 am – javascript is 3x faster
11:04 am – Safari can also autofill forms based on your contacts data
11:04 am – plus there’s password autofill
11:04 am – HTML 5 support
11:04 am – with support for video and audio tags
11:04 am – Now talking about languages
11:05 am – support more than 30 languages
11:05 am – korean, thai, arabic, greek, hebrew, all get added in OS 3.0
11:05 am – New “Find my iPhone” feature
11:06 am – “if you’ve ever lost or misplaced your phone, it can be traumatic”
11:06 am – demo video has the cast of 30 Rock
11:06 am – Liz Lemon has used her iPhone to take “intimate” photos… and lost the phone
11:07 am – Find My iPhone is a MobileMe service
11:07 am – you can log into MobileMe from any browser, and it will locate your iPhone on a map
11:07 am – big applause for that
11:08 am – sending a message to your iPhone makes it bleep, whether or not you left it in silent mode
11:08 am – plus you can have an on-screen message show, with a number that you specify
11:08 am – plus, in a worse-case scenario, you can remotely wipe it
11:09 am – wipe apparently “cannot be undone or cancelled”
11:09 am – though if you later find the iPhone, you can plug it into itunes and it’ll restore from a backup
11:09 am – talking abotu in-app purchases
11:09 am – you’ll be able to renew magazine subs and buy game packs within the game itself
11:10 am – reconfirming that in-app purchase is only for paid apps
11:10 am – free apps stay free
11:10 am – and devs get the same 30/70 split in in-app sales as for the original app sale
11:10 am – Discussing Peer-to-Peer support
11:11 am – e.g it can find a nearby player of the same game, and connect you automatically
11:11 am – Also discussing third-party hardware integration
11:11 am – this is no different from the OS 3.0 launch, nothing new
11:12 am – companion apps that talk to 3rd party hardware can connect via the dock connector or Bluetooth
11:12 am – Now talking about Google Maps
11:12 am – and integration of mapping into any application
11:12 am – plus ability to create custom maps
11:12 am – and turn-by-turn directions
11:13 am – Moved onto push notifications
11:13 am – recapping the three types: text alerts, numerical badges and sound alerts
11:13 am – “it will be an incredible SDK”
11:14 am – Now showing what some devs have been doing with OS 3.0
11:14 am – GameLoft’s Mark Hickey coming up to demo
11:14 am – Mark is showing Asphalt 5
11:14 am – it has a range of cars – Audi, BMW, Bugatti, etc
11:15 am – 27 licensed cars (and 4 motorcycles) can be raced
11:15 am – you can also access music on the iPhone while in the game
11:16 am – Asphalt 5 seems to play fast
11:16 am – “console quality”
11:16 am – and gets new controls and graphics
11:16 am – new lighting effects and high framerates
11:17 am – demo continuing
11:17 am – moving onto a medical app from Airstrip Technologies
11:17 am – used to monitor patient data on a doctor’s iPhone
11:18 am – apparently “the medical community is flocking to iphone”
11:18 am – it can use push alerts to flag up new lab results, emergencies, etc
11:18 am – can stream EKG information over the iPhone’s 3G connection
11:18 am – in real-time
11:19 am – it’s very clever, but wasted on most people here
11:20 am – “If I see a problem I can pause, scroll back, use pinch-zoom and enable touch-calibration to measure the distance of a cardiac event”
11:20 am – Big applause for this medical app
11:20 am – it’s apparently getting FDA approval “shortly”
11:21 am – Now it’s ScrollMotion, an ebook company
11:21 am – They have 1m books, 170 daily newspapers and 50 magazines, all supporting in-app purchase
11:22 am – demo is one of the Twilight books – buying it directly from the iPhone
11:22 am – not sure how Amazon are going to feel about this
11:22 am – ScrollMotion’s app is called Iceberg
11:23 am – you can copy and paste text from a book
11:23 am – Next up is TomTom
11:23 am – Lots of “ooh” from the audience at that
11:23 am – Pete Frans Pauwels, CTO & TomTom co-founder on stage
11:24 am – He’s saying they’ve developed real TomTom navigation on the iPhone
11:24 am – showing a demo
11:24 am – has POIs, favorites
11:24 am – ability to browse maps
11:25 am – night mode and 2D/3D mapping
11:25 am – turn-by-turn directions
11:25 am – Has portrait and landscape modes
11:25 am – plus they’ve developed a car kit for it
11:26 am – basically a sucker-cradle for the windshield
11:26 am – with power connector
11:26 am – works in both orientations
11:26 am – “thanks to the accessory framework we can enhance your GPS data”
11:26 am – has an integrated mic/speaker
11:26 am – Available this summer
11:27 am – though they haven’t said a price
11:27 am – ngmoco is next on-stage
11:27 am – with their founder, Neil Young
11:28 am – They have a game: Star Defense
11:28 am – it’s going to be a big game, too, if the loading times are anything to go by
11:29 am – it’s working, and is basically a version of tower defense
11:29 am – can download new galaxies within the game
11:30 am – the woman developer representing ngmoco is very, very enthusiastic
11:30 am – Star Defense is available now, for $5.99
11:30 am – some updates will be free, some – such as expansion packs – will cost
11:30 am – PASCO come on stage now
11:31 am – with their company which is apparently based on a science fair project
11:31 am – basically it allows you to hook up sensors to the iPhone and record data or use it to trigger different things
11:32 am – uses their own PASCO sensors
11:32 am – demo is tracking air pressure as it comes out of a balloon
11:32 am – plotting that pressure on a graph on the iPhone
11:32 am – Scott Forstall is dressed as a scientist – white coat, huge goggles – and is gingerly holding the balloon
11:33 am – Unfortunately the demo didn’t work
11:33 am – but the on-screen graph did
11:33 am – Spark app is coming this fall
11:33 am – aimed at kids
11:34 am – Now Zipcar on stage
11:34 am – they do short-term car rental
11:34 am – in fact they’re apparently the leading car borrowing service
11:35 am – their app can locate you and show you the nearest zipcar locations
11:36 am – you can tap on the individual pins on the map, to call up the name of the location and a list of the cars they have there
11:36 am – plus you can reserve a car directly from the zipcar app
11:37 am – you can also see details about the indiividual cars, such as how many people will fit in it, how many bags, etc.
11:37 am – you can identify the car you’ve rented direct from the iPhone – it shows a car unlock remote
11:37 am – tapping the horn button sounds the car’s horn
11:37 am – tapping the unlock button actually unlocks the car
11:38 am – Finally, there’s Line 6 and their app Planet Waves
11:38 am – sorry, Line 6 a guitar amp company, and Planet Waves with their app ChordMaster
11:38 am – you can control your guitar and amp from your iPhone
11:39 am – they’re calling it a MIDI Mobilizer – you can control all of the effects from the iPhone display
11:39 am – unfortunately their demo isn’t working very well either
11:40 am – the sounds aren’t matching up to the amps they’re supposed to be modelling
11:40 am – all of the classic controls are replicated on the iPhone’s display
11:40 am – you can tweak gain, treble, presence, etc
11:41 am – they’re saying the problem is in the communication between the iPhone and the guitar
11:41 am – it should be able to change the tuning virtually, move virtual pick-ups, etc
11:42 am – They’ve left the stage
11:42 am – that should be the last demo
11:42 am – iPhone OS 3.0 will be free for iPhone owners – both original and 3G
11:43 am – $9.95 for ipod touch owners
11:43 am – and it’s coming June 17th worldwide
11:43 am – “We think you’ll love 3.0”
11:43 am – developers, though, get the GM seed today
11:44 am – they need to assign a parental control to their apps
11:44 am – then download iphone os 3.0 and test
11:44 am – Phil Schiller is back on-stage
11:44 am – he’s saying iphone 3G was a hit, changed phones forever
11:45 am – changed how poeple thought about phones
11:45 am – “it wasn’t that long ago that we were frustrated with these crappy devices”
11:45 am – showing the Time mag quote about “the phone that has changed phones forever”
11:46 am – 2/3 of all mobile browsing is done on an iPhone or iPod touch
11:46 am – talking about available apps – Palm has just 18
11:46 am – Android has almost 5k
11:47 am – He’s announced the iPhone 3GS!
11:47 am – The * stands for Speed
11:47 am – “this is the most powerful, fastest iPhone ever made”
11:47 am – same design as the 3G
11:47 am – 2.4x faster at games
11:48 am – messaging is 2.1x faster
11:48 am – excel 3.6x faster
11:48 am – nytimes loads are 2.9x faster
11:48 am – 3x faster javascript
11:49 am – compared to iphone 3g, javascript scores in SunSpider at 15s for the 3GS, 43s for the 3G
11:49 am – supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA
11:49 am – gets a new camera
11:49 am – 3-megapixels with autofocus
11:49 am – overall it’s roughly 2x faster than the iPhone 3G
11:50 am – demonstrating a photo taken with the iPhone 3GS’ 3MP camera
11:50 am – you tap to focus anywhere on the preview screen
11:50 am – auto-focus
11:51 am – “amazing hardware and software which works together”
11:51 am – low-light sensitivity is improved
11:51 am – macro mode
11:51 am – plus it captures video
11:51 am – macros can be 10cm away
11:51 am – records VGA quality video at 30fps
11:52 am – with autofocus and auto white balance, plus audio of course
11:52 am – video or stills are selected by a simple flick switch
11:52 am – theyre showing a video demo
11:52 am – videos are stored with the photos in the existing Picture app on the iPhone
11:53 am – you can scrub through the video with your finger, plus edit directly on the iPhone 3GS
11:53 am – then send via email or – if carrier supports it – MMS
11:53 am – there’s also a new API for it, which means devs can built video capture into their own apps
11:54 am – Moving onto voice control
11:54 am – “wouldn’t it be great to dial friends and family from the sound of your voice?”
11:54 am – hold down the home button and the voice control menu pops up
11:55 am – commands are shown scrolling on-screen as you say them
11:55 am – can make calls by voice, but also control iTunes
11:55 am – e.g. “Play songs by the killers”
11:55 am – plus have voice control over playlists
11:55 am – Can ask the iPhone to tell you what’s currently playing
11:55 am – and say “play more songs like this” to create a new playlist
11:56 am – iPhone 3GS also gets a digital compass
11:56 am – shows orientation, logitude and latitude
11:56 am – can link to google maps, and it’ll get the direction you’re facing right
11:57 am – Also talking about new Accessibility features, like VoiceOver – it reads out whatever you touch on-screen
11:57 am – iPhone 3GS also has integrated Nike+ support
11:57 am – other accessibility feaures inclde inverting screen colors
11:58 am – Plus – as asked for by businesses, apparently – hardware encryption on all new iPhone 3GS handsets
11:58 am – They’ve also improved battery life
11:58 am – up to 5hrs 3g talktime, 9hrs of internet over WiFi
11:59 am – 10hrs of video playback, 30hrs audio
11:59 am – 12hrs 2g talktime
11:59 am – greener too, 23% smaller packaging
12:00 pm – The iPhone 3GS is $199
12:00 pm – for the 16GB version
12:00 pm – and $299 for the 32GB model
12:00 pm – they’re the AT&T prices for the US market
12:00 pm – it comes in white and black
12:00 pm – iPhone 3G stays on the market for $99
12:01 pm – starting from today
12:01 pm – iPhone 3GS is available in a week and a half
12:01 pm – the iPhone 3G for $99 is the 8GB model, btw
12:02 pm – iPhone 3GS available on June 19th
12:02 pm – it’ll be available in over 80 countries
12:02 pm – by August
12:03 pm – to confirm, iPhone 3GS 16GB is $199, iPhone 3GS 32GB is $299
12:03 pm – the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK get the iPhone 3GS on June 19th
12:03 pm – Now showing the new advert
12:04 pm – a lens is looking at the 3GS and saying “I think it’s the same”
12:04 pm – someone picks it up and plays with it, and it’s super-fast of course
12:04 pm – Schiller now recapping everything from today
12:04 pm – Snow Leopard, iPhone 3GS, etc
12:05 pm – New MacBook Pro range
12:05 pm – And of course the WWDC keeps going for developers
12:05 pm – Lights are coming up – no sign of a “one more thing”
12:05 pm – No, that’s it, show is over
12:07 pm – Thanks for joining us today – we hope you enjoyed the liveblog
12:07 pm – we’ll have all the news up on SlashGear, plus hands-on with the new products, later on today


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