WWDC 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2009

After Palm's big moment last weekend, Apple once again seized the headlines with their WWDC 2009 keynote on Monday morning.  We showed up to liveblog the whole announcement, expecting a new smartphone, and the company delivered in the shape of the iPhone 3G S - twice the speed, twice the storage, and the same styling as the iPhone 3G - together with a launch date for iPhone OS 3.0.  However, Apple weren't content with just that: they also brought along a new MacBook Pro range complete with integrated batteries; check out our video unboxing and first-impressions.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch Hands On

Apple MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch Hands On

Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks were a surprise for their WWDC 2009 keynote, not least because most people were only expecting the iPhone 3G S.  Still, we won't turn our noses up at new unibody machines with boosted specifications, and so when Apple invited us to check out their new MacBook Pros we gladly accepted.  Check out our hands-on first impressions after the cut.

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Apple WWDC 2009 keynote video released

Apple WWDC 2009 keynote video released

Apple's WWDC 2009 keynote was certainly packed full of announcements, as you'll know if you followed along with our liveblog yesterday.  As is usually the case, Apple have now made the whole thing available to stream, so if you're curious about the TomTom iPhone OS 3.0 demo, new MacBook Pro range or want all the details on the iPhone 3G S, head over to watch the full 2hr video.

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TomTom bringing full PND navigation to iPhone [Video]

TomTom bringing full PND navigation to iPhone [Video]

Of all the software brought out to demonstrate the developing capabilities of Apple iPhone OS 3.0, the most interesting has to be TomTom's turn-by-turn navigation app.  Both a software app and an accompanying car kit were announced, complete with Points Of Interest (POIs) and both 2D and 3D mapping.

Video demo after the cut

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iPhone OS 3.0 confirmed for June 17th

iPhone OS 3.0 confirmed for June 17th

If the prospect of an iPhone 3G S doesn't appeal, and you're quite happy with your iPhone 3G or iPod touch, you'll be pleased to hear that as of June 17th iPhone OS 3.0 will be available.  Apple demonstrated the new software update today at their WWDC 2009 keynote, and while much of it was a rework of the original OS 3.0 launch, there were a couple of surprises (plus upgrade costs).  Headline features include tethering, "Find My iPhone" and speedier Mobile Safari.

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Apple Stores are down: iPhone 3GS coming?

Apple Stores are down: iPhone 3GS coming?

Apple's online stores have been taken offline for updating, in advance of today's WWDC 2009 keynote.  Top of the rumor list is a new iPhone 3GS (or iPhone Video), though there's also talk of a 3G option for the MacBook Air.  Join us at http://live.slashgear.com/ to find out all the news, as it happens!

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SlashGear Apple WWDC09 liveblog starts soon!

Just a reminder - as if you could forget - that the Apple WWDC 2009 kicks off this morning and SlashGear will be live-blogging the whole keynote.  Join us at 10am Pacific time (that's 1pm New York and 6pm London) at http://live.slashgear.com/ where our auto-refresh liveblog system will carry you through the whole event with the minimum of stress.

New matte iPhone Video third-gen photo leak?

New matte iPhone Video third-gen photo leak?

We're just days away from Apple's 2009 WWDC and the keynote that's expected to bring the new, third-generation iPhone, but that doesn't mean we're not interested in a sneak peak of what Phil Schiller might be announcing on stage.  According to Nowhere Else's anonymous tipster, you're looking at what's said to be the new, matte iPhone Video ready for its Monday debut.

Photo of the rear of the third-gen iPhone Video after the cut

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Apple WWDC Live-Blog: June 8th at 10am PT

Apple WWDC Live-Blog: June 8th at 10am PT

Next Monday Apple kick off their 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and first thing on the schedule is one of the most eagerly anticipated keynotes of the year.  Apple is expected to announce a new, third-generation iPhone Video, and SlashGear will be live-blogging the whole keynote at http://live.slashgear.com/ from 10am PT on Monday June 8th 2009.

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Apple WWDC 2009 keynote to be Schiller, not Jobs

Tickets are all sold out, but if you were headed to Apple's WWDC next month in the hope of seeing Steve Jobs take to the stage, prepare for disappointment.  Apple have confirmed that Philip Schiller, senior VP of worldwide product marketing, will be delivering the WWDC09 keynote, while the rest of the week will offer more details and demonstrations of OS X Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.0.

Apple WWDC09 sold out

Apple WWDC09 sold out

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference for 2009, due to kick off on June 8th, has sold out.  The event, officially announced last month, is an opportunity for iPhone and Mac OS X developers to code alongside Apple's own IT team, as well as attend numerous sessions in which Apple engineers explain the intricacies of their platform.

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