Apple CEO Steve Jobs: The LIVE Blog From His Macworld Speech
9: 19 AM PST: Microsoft is now shipping OfficeMac 2008. All of the big apps now native on Intel based Macs.
9: 17 AM PST: Jobs says "there's something in the air." A veiled reference to what many think is the new super slim Mac. Says Jobs: "Thank you for an extraordinary 2007. Thrilled to report we have delivered over 5 million copies of Leopard. 20 percent of Mac OSX has upgraded to Leopard."9: 15 AM PST:
The event is opening with a new Happy New Year Mac vs. PC ad. Bad year forMicrosoft .
Great year for Apple. What have you got planned for the year, asks Mac. Says PC: copying everything you did in 2007. Ouch!
9: 13 AM PST: OK, here we go. Lights dimming. Let the fun begin!
9:06 AM PST: Well, best laid plans. Looks like Apple's running a little behind schedule. Still waiting for the event to begin. I have never seen so many cameras at an Apple event. Well, any event! There must be at least 100 TV and blog cameras here. Truly extraordinary.
8:46 Am PST: Here we go with the live blog from Macworld. Hundreds of the Mac faithful began lining up in the wee hours this morning outside Moscone West in San Francisco. It was cold and foggy last night so these are the diehards. Steve Wozniak pulled up on his Segway; the comedian Sinbad just arrived.
It's a party, no question, and Steve Jobs is the guest of honor. Thousands are here to catch a glimpse of what's coming next and the anticipation is high.
I posted the purported "draft" of Jobs speech earlier. Apple officials say Jobs never writes out a "draft," that it's all done on the fly. Plus, no mention of the widely expected iTunes movie rental service so some are wondering just how legit the "draft" really is.
I'm told through sources that Jobs indeed will offer an update in iPhone sales to date. That should be interesting. And details about the oft-rumored slim laptop still appear very solid.
This should be fun!
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