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Tuesday August 31, 2004
- Live from the Keynote - Lionel - 09:58:37
Here we are ! We are going to try to do a live coverage via GPRS.
Let's hope it's gonna work all the way through
all AppleStores opened
US AppleStore is opened, but european ones are still closed
AppleStore are still closed!!!
G5 1.8 GHz, bus 600 MHz, DDR 400, Serial ATA, AGP 8x, Bluetooth mouse / keyboard. This mac is usuable with only 1 wire.
3x USB 2
All models available mid-September worldwide
- 17', 1,6 GHz, 256 MB, 80GB, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, Combo -> 1399 euro TTC
- 17', 1,8 GHz, 256 MB, 80GB, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, Superdrive -> 1629 euro TTC
- 20', 1,8 GHz, 256 MB, 160GB, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, Superdrive ->2058 euro TTC
Commercial ad is displayed. There are insisting that it has been designed by the iPod team, probably most popular apple products in the last few years
End of the Keynote!!
7 500 000 iMac sold in 6 years, so around 2.38 iMac sold/minute!!
The new iMac is simply summarized to a display!! This is the thinnest desktop in the world (2 inches thickness). DVD slot loading on the side, all connections in the back
It is a tool for performing and defining automatic tasks. Some of those tasks are already defined for Apple applications. This tools seems to be stable and well designed.
Phil is continuing to repeat part of the WWDC keynote by demoing iChat (multiconferencing options)
DashboardExposé for widgets...
Integration of Really Simple Syndications into Safari. website supporting RSS are mentioned which will allow the user to display the news properly. A search toll is integrated, and your search criteria can be saved for further request, for example to get info from your favorite online news websites regarding the last results of some sport events or Olympic games!!
H264 : presentation of this new codec, comparison with mpeg4 : the same bandwidth gives you 4 times the resolution in h264
Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger
Tiger is planned for being released during first semester 2005 (one year before Longhorn). It will bit a 64 bits OS.
Mail in HTML, Word table support in TextEdit...
New search tools derived from iTunes : Spotlight
Your search can be performed with different criteria. Phil is demoing with examples.
Motion : 5 layers, a few real time effects... US$299 / 289 Euros (tax included)
Luxology is presenting “Modo”, a 3D modeling application (morphing, radioation rendering of over 1 billion ploygones in 37 secondes thanks to the G5)
Motion is demoed on a PMG5 Dual 2.5GHz, Real-time rendering
100 000 000 songs...
5 million tunes sold in Europe in 10 weeks. The Pan European Store will open this October.
Mac OS X
12000 native apps
Demo of the game "The Incredibles", inspired by the next Pixar movie
Phil is presenting Airport Express, and demoing the numerous advantages of this system.
He is also giving details regarding iPod kit from BMW… In the exhibition hall, there are BMW cars with such a kit, 120i and X3
In summary all major actors in the audio business have developed dock and iPod-related devices… what a success
Talking about the iPod and sound in general, full integration with BMW, Altec Lansing.
Presentation of Inmotion and Inmotion Mini.
Presentation of donut shaped iPod dock from JBL
Presentation of a Bose system with iPod dock
Phil is entering.
He is mentioning that Steve will be back in September, and is really disappointed not to be there, since Steve really loves Paris.
Phil starts talking about iPod and iPod mini