Apple has confirmed today that CEO Steve Jobs will open the 2008 Worldwide Developers Conference this coming June 9th, in a keynote address beginning at 10am in San Francisco. The company has also suggested that the focus of the five day event will be both OS X Leopard and OS X for iPhone; there has so far been no mention of the 3G iPhone, although considering Apple's usual degrees of secrecy that's not surprising. Instead, they're publicising it as the first proper opportunity for developers to work alongside Apple's own engineers in coding for the upcoming iPhone 2.0 software.
After all the usual rumor, intrigue and speculation, another Macworld Keynote comes to a close. It's been a morning of updates and a few significant launches, with Apple TV, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPod Touch all getting new software, the introduction of $3.99 movie rentals from all of the major studios, Apple's first NAS in the shape of the Time Capsule and, of course, the super-slim, super-sexy (and already super-controversial) MacBook Air.
The full SlashGear transcript of the Keynote is after the cut, and you can guarantee that we'll be bringing you all the latest coverage of these new additions and upgrades to Apple's range over the coming days.
There is definitely something in the air, but no one really knows what it is - aside from Apple. We will find out soon enough as Vincent and James are at Moscone West getting ready to get inside the hall. We will start Livecasting the keynote on SlashGear Live at 9.00AM PST.
Tomorrow is the day we will all find out what is really hidden behind those curtains at Macworld 08. “There’s something in the air” teaser has been giving the media many questions mark and resulted in so many predictions.
SlashGear’s team (Vincent and James) will be covering the keynote LIVE from Moscone West in San Francisco. The keynote will start at 9:00 AM PST time. If you would like to know what time the keynote starts in your city or time zone, click here.
Finally, the first part of the wait is finally over. The first part of the wait took an hour and a half. It’s now 5PM so there’s another hour and a half before Gates take the stage. All I can say is he better be extremely funny and/or show off some a$$ kick products.
I was just getting out of Samsung’s press conference then as I was trying to leave; there was this massive line. So, I thought that was the way out. Next thing I know, I’m being directed up two flights of escalators where I saw a ton of securities standing around. I figured – oh well where ever I’m being told to go can’t be too bad!
So then two flights of escalator later, I’m in line with a bunch of other members of the press waiting to enter Gates’ last keynote speech (ever).
People have been calling June the month of the iPhone, apparently for good reason. We've already heard that Steve will be opening up the iPhone to 3rd party apps (so maybe that was the end of May, but close enough), we've even heard the official release date. That's June 29th for those that haven't heard. We anticipate even more news at the WWDC on June 11 - June 15. Of course we'll be right there to report all of the action.
That's right, our own Vincent will be traveling to the show, and just in time for the event we have readied our new Live Webcast system to give you live reports of WWDC keynote. The keynote will starts on Monday, June 11th 2007 at 12:00PM Central time (10:00AM PST).
Also, if you haven't already, check out our sister site MYiPhone which has recently been rebranded as MYiTablet. There you will find all of the latest breaking info on the iPhone and the rumored tablet PC from Apple.
The Apple event is underway. The Apple store just went down, something new is being added!
Looks like Apple is releasing Final Cut Server...It's $999 for 10 concurrent users; $99 a seat. Pay $1999 for unlimited concurrent users. Editors now have the ability to share video with each other. Features include media asset management, templates, workflows, keyword search for videos, and access control.
Apple is introducing Final Cut Studio 2. Final Cut Pro is version 6, and introducing ProRes 422. Has uncompressed 10-bit compression at standard definitin file sizes. Capable of compressing full raster HD quality video from 1TB to 170GB.
AJA I/O HD works with Apple’s ProRes, featuring codec embedded right inside the hardware. The 10-bit 4:2:2 video lets you edit HD and up/down convert HD right on your Macbook Pro. Price tag is $3495!
New compression format, ProRes422 enable 4K video with the RED camcorder, shooting in 4K.
Final Cut Pro now features Open Format, basically allow you to mix different formats, resolutions and even mix frame-rates on the timeline.
Soundtrack 2 allows surround mixing in a single project, intuitive panner with automation, surround sound plug-ins with library of over 1000 music tracks and sound effects in 5.1.
Final Cut Studio 2 price is still only $1299. Upgrading to FCS2 cost $499 or $699 upgrade for any version of FCP from the beginning. Final Cut Studio is available next month.