Apple WWDC 2009 Keynote Transcript

Ewdison Then - Jun 8, 2009
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:
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:
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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