2:00 PM/ET: Adding "Spotlight," a single location on your homescreen that lets you search across your phone.
iTunes: now be able to rent and purchase movies right from your phone.
Also purchase TV shows, music videos and audio books. Support for iTunes U as well.
This is a live blog from The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 at the Moscone West in San Francisco
1:58 PM/ET: Talking about adding MMS. Requires carrier support, and 29 carrier partners will support. AT&T will support "later this summer," and crowd groaned!
1:57 PM/ET: Going through many of the attributes, including "Landscape," and in OS 3.0, Landscape goes to every key application.
1:56 PM/ET: Scott's back on stage. "An amazing year, and we owe it to our developers." Unveiling iPhone 3.0 and 100 new features. Cut, copy and paste, and this was unveiled at the last Apple event.
1:53 PM/ET: Now showing a video featuring some of the app developers and what they've created for this platform.
1:52 PM/ET: Sold 40 million iPhones, and iPod Touches. On April 23, 1 billion apps downloaded in just 9 months.
1:52 PM/ET: Scott Forstall now talking about iPhone. "Response has been staggering." Developers have download the software developer kit 1 million times. 50k apps on the App Store now.
1:48 PM/ET: Family pack for those with multiple Macs for $49. Developer Preview version available today, but the final release will be in September, a month ahead of Windows 7.
1:48 PM/ET: Snow Leopard available for all Intel-based Macs. $129 for Snow Leopard. But for all Leopard users, only $29. Wild applause!
1:45 PM/ET: Bertrand back on stage. MS Exchange support from 2007. Now wrapping up the Snow Leopard portion of the presentation.
1:44 PM/ET: Now giving a demo of Exchange.
1:42 PM/ET: Now talking about the Mac for business. Microsoft Exchange support in Snow Leopard, mail, iCal, address book.
1:41 PM/ET: Lots of power in the platform, and a kind of drool factor for developers here.
1:40 PM/ET: Talking graphics now. OpenGL, but Apple wants to move beyond that. Devised OpenCL, the "c" stands for computer. Hardware abstraction, C-based language, an open standard as well.
1:38 PM/ET: Now showing Grand Central Dispatch, a way to make multi-core computer engines far more efficient.
1:37 PM/ET: All major apps now running 64-bit.
1:36 PM/ET: Bertrend back on stage. Powerful new technologies in Snow Leopard. Talking about "incredible set of components." Lots of RAM, very powerful processor, and GPU with enormous raw processing power. 64-bit takes advantage of lots of applications.
1:35 PM/ET: Instant visual timeline of the video clips. Super easy to edit, and sharing options to YouTube and iTunes also one click away.
1:34 PM/ET: Now showing Safari 4. The fastest browser on any site. "Stunning speed," he says. Showing ESPN , Google Maps . Very fast. Creates a kind of dashboard of top viewed sites. Showing Full History Search. Color flow view of browsing history (think iTunes album covers on your iPod.) This is a sweet feature. You can even organize them by topic or keywords. Showing QuickTime X (ten) as well.
1:30 PM/ET: Craig Federighi, Mac OS Engineering VP is now on stage, showing Docs and Stacks. Scrolling feature is nice. Finder now adds a magnification control to make thumbnail icons bigger. Play a movie in the icon and magnify even while it's playing. Showing DocExpose, another way to look at various apps that all might be open simultaneously. Neat.
This is a live blog from The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 at the Moscone West in San Francisco.
1:26 PM/ET: Chinese characters also get an update, with users now being able to use the trackpad to draw the character they need, and the computer will figure out which one to enter. Character recognition. Safari 4 also ships today for Leopard, Tiger, and Windows XP and Vista (which now gives new competition to Microsoft's "Bing,"unveiled recently.) Safari 4 also coming to Snow Leopard.
1:23 PM/ET: Going through the Search feature of Snow Leopard. Showing how to de-clutter the look of your desktop and it organizes all your windows nicely. Pretty. Also, installation is now 45 percent faster than its predecessor, and you can recover 6GB of your disk space because of the size of the OS. JPEGs will also open twice as fast.
1:20 PM/ET: "We come at this from such a different place," he says. "We are proud of Leopard."
1:19 PM/ET: "Microsofthas dug quite a big hole for itself with Vista," and is now going through the big knocks on Windows, which he says will carry over into the Windows 7 operating system, "the same old technology as Vista," he says, "just another version of Vista." Ouch.
1:18 PM/ET: Leopard is the "most successful productApplehas ever had," he says.
1:17 PM/ET: Now we're moving on to Mac OS X, and Bertrand Serlet is on stage.
1:16 PM/ET: Updating the MacBookAir today as well. 1.8GHz processor for $1,499; and a 2.1GHz processor for a few hundred dollars more. Both versions $300 less than existing MacBookAirs with similar capabilities on the market today.
1:15 PM/ET: Also available as of today.
1:15 PM/ET: New version of the 13 inch MacBook as well, also with an SD card slot. Up to 8 gigs of memory storage, up to a half terabyte as well, backlit LED keyboard, and finally, a FireWire connection! And now it too is a MacBookPro, starting at $1,199.
1:13 PM/ET: It'll sell for $1,699, or $300 less than before: 2.53 GHz, 4 gigs DDR, 250GB storage, 9400M graphics, SD card slot. Goes to $2,299, but you can configure your own online. New version of the 17 inch MacBook as well, also now $300 less expensive than before, shipping today.
1:13 PM/ET: Fastest notebook ever; 3.06 Ghz and up to half a terabyte in storage.
1:12 PM/ET: Adding an SD card slot for digital camera users.
1:10 PM/ET: Same thinness, lightness. Display is more vivid than ever.
1:09 PM/ET: Up to 7 hours battery life, a 40 percent improvement. New Lithium Polymer batteries allowing for 1,000 charges, or 5 years of re-charge life.
1:08 PM/ET: Talking about the uni-body construction of the MacBooks. Even though Apple has a "huge lead," the company is unveiling a brand new version of the 15" MacBookPro.
1:08 PM/ET: Bertrand Serlet of OS X and Scott Forstall of iPhone software will join later. Now focusing on the Mac.
1:07PM/ET: Schiller showing a chart of the OS X active users. From 2002 to 2007, from 2 million to 25 million uisers. But since 2007, the number has soared to 75 million. Tripling the installed base. "Astounding."
1:06 PM/ET: Great ads. Phil Schiller now on stage.
1:03 PM/ET: Apple Refreshes iPhone, Laptops
We're just moments away and Apple, I'm told, will unveil a complete refresh of its iPhone line. While the form factors will look much the same, a source with knowledge of the new products tells me the guts of the devices will undergo a complete overhaul.
The changes include a faster processor and other new hardware innovations internal to the device. He would not be more specific.
At the same time he tells me the new phones will be priced "aggressively," spawning speculation of the first sub-$100 iPhone.
I'm also told there will be a new laptop. Details to come. The event is beginning, with a customized I'm a PC ad greeting attendees.
This is a live blog from TheApple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 at the Moscone West in San Francisco.
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