Apple WWDC Liveblog CoverageSClick to viewWe're at Moscone Center now, and the place is buzzing. If you want this in another language, click on one of Gizmodo's international affiliates above-you know, those little letters in top right corner of the homepage. They're simultaneously liveblogging this in their native languages. Our liveblog is here. Click and enjoy.

Jason Chen:

8:24 am ON Jun 9 2008

We're here, inside Moscone center, waiting in line for the doors to lift up and the Apple security guard to usher us in. We're still an hour and a half away from opening, but the snacks should hold us over until then.

B. Lam:

8:24 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

8:24 am ON Jun 9 2008

The two banners we see are iPhone SDK: Let's see what develops, and App Store: Something Something (I can't see from my comfortable seat). Pics in a sec.

Jason Chen:

8:29 am ON Jun 9 2008

Get comfortable. We'll be here for a while. If you've got comments, throw them here.

Jason Chen:

8:34 am ON Jun 9 2008

You see that image Brian posted earlier of the developers going up the escalator? See if you can count the women in that picture. COUNT THEM.

B. Lam:

8:34 am ON Jun 9 2008

Earlier this morning, I saw Apple PR doing a team huddle. Kind of cute.

Jason Chen:

8:38 am ON Jun 9 2008

It was very cute. Like a team of furry ferrets clawing at each other, but, you know, cute.

Jason Chen:

8:42 am ON Jun 9 2008

Here's our prediction, and we've got 2 to 1 odds on Coldplay showing up at the end of the show, pimping their new album live. LIVE. No John Mayer today…we don't think.

Jason Chen:

8:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

In case you're one of the people who hasn't turned on a TV in the past week or so, Apple's new iTunes ad with Coldplay can be seen here. I can't blame you, seeing as the TV season's already ended and all we've got is reality shows and reruns. Boy, that Lost finale was really good, wasn't it?

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8:51 am ON Jun 9 2008

It's getting crowded here. Mike Arrington and Matt Hickey from Techcrunch are here and so are Ryan and Jesse from Engadget. Back hurts a little from lugging the new EOS I've got. Very big camera! Hopefully the shots comeput nice and it's worth the trouble.

Jason Chen:

8:55 am ON Jun 9 2008

Hey guys, John Mayer here. Are you guys excited? I've just commandeered the computer of my good friend, Jason Chen, who is also very very handsome. That means a lot coming from a guy like me. My other friend, Moby, is also here. Have you guys seen him? He's really into technology. I love that guy. OK back to Jason.

B. Lam:

9:00 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

9:01 am ON Jun 9 2008

Brian just said it smells like a San Francisco bus in here. I agree. It's a mixture of sweat, urine, desperation, more urine, just a little feces, saliva, Apple fever, bald dudes, a cupful more of urine, and urine.

Jason Chen:

9:04 am ON Jun 9 2008

Some of the commenters reminded me that I was still watching Battlestar Galactica. YES. It's also fantastic. I don't think I'd be the only one that would be happy if Steve announced that he was ditching the 3G iPhone in favor of announcing a real live Number Six model. Now there's something we wouldn't mind having a 2-year contract with.

Jason Chen:

9:07 am ON Jun 9 2008

Imagine the Hulk (the WWF/WWE wrestler, not the Marvel character) with a Hulk body, but a baby's head. There's a guy here in line that looks just like that.

Jason Chen:

9:10 am ON Jun 9 2008

Speaking of men with baby heads, our buddy from WordPress reminds us of Man Babies.

Jason Chen:

9:16 am ON Jun 9 2008

OK. Prediction time. Give your top 3 products and services to be announced today.

Jason Chen:

9:20 am ON Jun 9 2008

Ours: 3G iPhone, .Mac renamed, and Chris Martin from Coldplay being named head of hardware design. Give yours here.

Jason Chen:

9:29 am ON Jun 9 2008

We're all bunched up now in anticipation of the gates opening and us going in. Laptops are going back in our bags and I'm typing this from the iPhone.

Jason Chen:

9:40 am ON Jun 9 2008

DOORS ARE OPENING. Broadcast going in first, but the nicely air conditioned breeze that's flowing out is fantastic. It alleviates a little of that urine smell.

B. Lam:

9:46 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

9:47 am ON Jun 9 2008

We're in! A quarter of an hour left until the event starts. That's four songs left on the playlist. If experience is any indication, one of them HAS to be Coldplay.

B. Lam:

9:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Mossberg rolling in the box seats!

Jason Chen:

9:54 am ON Jun 9 2008

There are two iMacs on stage. I can't see the screen detail carefully to tell whether it's regular Leopard or the Snow variety. Expect lots of OS talk today (but you knew that).

Jason Chen:

9:56 am ON Jun 9 2008

Mossface is so beyond the normal level of tech writers that he eschews the normal Media badge for a VIP badge. In 157 years, when we're his age, we hope to be awarded the same courtesies. Plus major discounts at IHOP.

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9:59 am ON Jun 9 2008

Jason: PLEASE do not make age references about a man with more frigging energy than you and I put together. OFF LIMITS until you can do 8 hours plus of back to back live interviews ala D conference!

Jason Chen:

10:01 am ON Jun 9 2008

Speaking of VIPs, AL GORE! Steve's personal friend and Oprah-esque weight fluctuator. I'm expecting lots of cheering from Al when Steve talks about making everything more eco-friendly.

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10:01 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:03 am ON Jun 9 2008

People were standing and gawking at the back for some reason. Was it Coldplay? I couldn't see.

Jason Chen:

10:05 am ON Jun 9 2008

OK, so no Coldplay this time in the playlist. It's filled with 50s music, including Great Balls.

Jason Chen:

10:06 am ON Jun 9 2008

Lights are dimming, and we're getting ready to start.

Jason Chen:

10:06 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve Jobs comes on stage to massive applause from the developers and the rest of the Apple staff. He looks a lot thinner than last time we saw him.

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10:07 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:07 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve thanks everyone for coming, and says they've actually sold out WWDC and couldn't find a bigger venue to hold this. Over 1000 Apple engineers on site to interact with developers. "It's going to be one of the best WWDCs ever."

Jason Chen:

10:09 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve is pulling out the chair analogy. He shows a stool with three legs, Mac, Music and iPhone. (Not sure what happened to the fourth leg). He also said that after lunch, developers will get a sneak peek at Snow Leopard (10.6).

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10:09 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:09 am ON Jun 9 2008

Apple's started the iPhone SDK developer program 95 days ago, and had 250,000 kits downloaded, 25,000 apply to the program, and 4,000 admitted to the program.

Jason Chen:

10:10 am ON Jun 9 2008

There are 3 parts of the iPhone 2.0 software. Enterprise, SDK, and new features. We'll start with the Enterprise (that we saw at the last event).

Jason Chen:

10:11 am ON Jun 9 2008

Microsoft Exchange, Cisco's VPN, and various other security options demanded by the enterprise have been built in (says Jobs). 35% of the Fortune 500 has taken part in the beta program with the iPhone's enterprise features.

Jason Chen:

10:14 am ON Jun 9 2008

Jobs is rolling a video of their enterprise customers trying out the iPhone's enterprise features. Disney, the Army, and various other companies' IT teams are talking about how many people they've got on the iPhone, how many apps they made, blah blah blah. You don't really care about this.

Jason Chen:

10:16 am ON Jun 9 2008

Next up, SDK. Scott Forestall is coming out to show off the new apps in the SDK.

Jason Chen:

10:17 am ON Jun 9 2008

"With the SDK, we're opening up the same tools we're using internally…" Keep in mind that a lot of this talk is going to be for developers.

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10:18 am ON Jun 9 2008

The iPhone's OS X shares a lot of things in common with regular OS X, including stuff like Bonjour and SQLite (a light database). Other stuff like hardware accelerated OpenGL ES and positional audio are in there as well. Cocoa Touch APIs let people access the touch and accelerometer features.

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Jason Chen:

10:19 am ON Jun 9 2008

Xcode, Interface Builder and iPhone Simulator are the apps you to code, debug and test the programs you want to run on iPhone. There's also Instruments, which lets you "measure and optimize your application to get the absolute best performance from it." Scott is going to demonstrate how you construct your interface in Interface Builder.

Jason Chen:

10:21 am ON Jun 9 2008

He's working with Xcode to import in APIs, then Interface Builder to drag on buttons and UI items.

Jason Chen:

10:22 am ON Jun 9 2008

We've actually got an AC connection for the first time this time, so we don't need to worry about hot-swapping batteries in the middle of an important segment. Woo!

B. Lam:

10:24 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:25 am ON Jun 9 2008

Easy! His sample app is a contact searching app. Using location-based services (a new feature!) he filters contacts to only people who are within miles of his current location. This may or may not mean a GPS is coming. We'll see. It's doable using the current location program (the Twitter client Twinkle does this already).

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10:26 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:26 am ON Jun 9 2008

Apple asked what developers thought of the SDK so far, and he's showing some quotes. They picked ones with phrases like "breath of fresh air" and "blows them away" and blows away everything we've worked with from RIM."

Jason Chen:

10:27 am ON Jun 9 2008

David Pogue actually said "you're witnessing the birth of a third major computer platform, Windows, Mac OS X and iPhone."

B. Lam:

10:27 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:28 am ON Jun 9 2008

Now he's inviting some developers onstage to demo apps. First, is SEGA with Super Monkey Ball.

Jason Chen:

10:29 am ON Jun 9 2008

Ethan Einhorn from SEGA is coming. Their guys were able to build 110 stages, plus all four of the classic monkeys for the final game. All in just 95ish days from the SDK announcement (plus four weeks head start). He's demonstrating how well the iPhone's tilt control can handle "pin-point acceleration and turning." He also says "the tilt control works beautifully."

Jason Chen:

10:30 am ON Jun 9 2008

The game looks very nice (slightly simpler than Gamecube-esque maybe?) and will be available at the launch of the App store for $9.99.

B. Lam:

10:30 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:32 am ON Jun 9 2008

Next up is eBay and their own native application for the iPhone. Ken Sun. Their app is called "Auctions". The iPhone is already becoming the most popular way to access their auctions from a mobile phone, but a native app looks fast and more customized for the screen than Safari.

B. Lam:

10:33 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:33 am ON Jun 9 2008

You can search (he's searching for Wii Fit), add stuff to your watch list, or even bid for new items. The standard iPhone animations are there, sliding left and right whenever you access an item. There's even a photo view with a touch strip that you can browse through pictures belonging to auctions.

Jason Chen:

10:34 am ON Jun 9 2008

Next up is Loopt, being demoed by Sam Altman. It's a social networking tool with location-based services. (I can't see, but I think the guy is wearing two collared shirts with one of the collars popped.)

B. Lam:

10:36 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:36 am ON Jun 9 2008

Their app shows a map which has pins representing your friends and how close they are to you. You can text them, call them, or even just leave a message on the loopt service for her. If she agrees to meet with you for lunch, you can get directions to her location with one click. It will be FREE on the iPhone App Store at launch. Seems neat, and mirrors apps we've seen already on phones like Helio's Ocean.

Jason Chen:

10:37 am ON Jun 9 2008

TypePad is next up, and lets you make blog posts with photos (take one on the fly or choose one you've taken). It's a blogging tool.

B. Lam:

10:38 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:39 am ON Jun 9 2008

Functionality-wise, it looks very similar to web-based blogging apps that are already available, except with the picture uploading of course. It will be free at the launch of the App Store.

Jason Chen:

10:41 am ON Jun 9 2008

Even the Associated Press is making their own iPhone application. It's basically like a news fetching program that knows where you are so it can fetch local newspapers to your phone. Stories are saved on your phone to read offline, and you can flip through photos like Fergie dancing or Chris Rock on the defendant's chair using the iPhone's touch screen. There's even video.

Jason Chen:

10:41 am ON Jun 9 2008

You can even send in news tips to the AP if you want to give them a first-person account of whatever it is you're seeing. Mark would have found this useful when he was caught in a tornado and almost died yesterday.

B. Lam:

10:42 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:42 am ON Jun 9 2008

Brian Greenstone from Pangaea Software (they make Mac games) is also here, showing two games.

Jason Chen:

10:43 am ON Jun 9 2008

The first is a physics-based puzzle game called Enigmo. In the demo app you want to get water into a container via a reflector. I've played this on the Mac and it's actually a lot of fun. The calculations inside the game are pretty damn CPU intensive, and from what we see the iPhone can handle it fine.

Jason Chen:

10:44 am ON Jun 9 2008

Their second game is Cromag Ralley, a 3D caveman racing game. Think Mario Kart with neanderthals.

B. Lam:

10:44 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:45 am ON Jun 9 2008

Porting the games from OS X to the iPhone only took 3 days to get "up and running", which means playable. The iPhone is the steering wheel in this racing game, and has the graphical level of a N64 game. Speeds look great, and runs pretty damn fluid for a mobile phone game.

Jason Chen:

10:45 am ON Jun 9 2008

Both these games will be on the App store at launch for $9.99.

Jason Chen:

10:46 am ON Jun 9 2008

Cromag and Enigmo, if you want to play around with it now on your Mac.

Jason Chen:

10:47 am ON Jun 9 2008

A British insurance guy has made an app called Cow Terry that lets people make music on the iPhone. There's piano, drums, and an automated blues app.

B. Lam:

10:48 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:48 am ON Jun 9 2008

All the instruments sound pretty great, and they can all be recorded and mixed together. It'll hit the App Store in a few weeks (probably not for free).

Jason Chen:

10:49 am ON Jun 9 2008

MLB.com's Jeremy Schoenherr is showing off "At Bat", which shows today's games, stats, and even live game info like who's on base and what the score is.

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10:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

There's also real-time video highlights, being added by MLB.com real time to their website in "real time", minutes after the play's finished.

Jason Chen:

10:52 am ON Jun 9 2008

Next up is Modality. He's talking about the medical software company Epocrates, who was on stage last time when Apple introduced the SDK (Hi Dixie!). He's introducing two new medical apps, one of which is Modality.

Jason Chen:

10:53 am ON Jun 9 2008

Modality is for medical students to view body parts and see where everything is. Much more fun than reading this crap in a book.

B. Lam:

10:53 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:55 am ON Jun 9 2008

The second medical app is from MIMvista, a company that's a "leading developer of medical imaging data." Mark Cain is coming up on stage, showing a CT scan and a PET scan (I've no idea what either one does, but I'm no Dr. House).

B. Lam:

10:56 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:56 am ON Jun 9 2008

Doctors can flip stuff around and view images from various angles. Pinch, double tap and various other current photo-viewing actions can be used in their app. There's even on-screen measurement lines you can draw to see, say, how big a tumor is. It disappears when you shake the phone (accelerometer use).

Jason Chen:

10:57 am ON Jun 9 2008

Example use: doctors sharing a patient's image data to the patient "iPhone to iPhone", basically letting them take away their photos to show their family. "Look how bad my hernia is!"

B. Lam:

10:59 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

10:59 am ON Jun 9 2008

Digital Legends Entertainment is a developer from Spain that's made a game that they'll demo now. Xavier Carrillo Costa and his sexy Spanish accent-very similar to our own Jesus's-is introducing a 3D game that was ported in 4 days, which looks like Dungeon Siege. No buttons on the screen, but it looks very nice. Dynamic shadow and various other applications are in. The game is still in production and will be available by September. Reminds me a little of God of War as well.

Jason Chen:

11:00 am ON Jun 9 2008

That's it for the developers. One feature that lots of developers are asking for is notifications for apps that aren't currently running.

Jason Chen:

11:01 am ON Jun 9 2008

"The wrong solution that some phones jump to is background processes." The reasons he's listing is battery life and performance, which both degrade faster when you have something else running in the background.

Jason Chen:

11:02 am ON Jun 9 2008

He's showing off Windows Mobile and its Task Manager. The iPhone lovers are laughing at this. HA. HA. HA. And clapping. They're really loving it now.

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11:03 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:03 am ON Jun 9 2008

Apple's come up with a "better" solution, which is a Push notification service for all developers. Example: when you're running an IM app, you're actively connected to the server. When you're not running it, the notification service will maintain an IP connection with the server, which will push updates to various apps. Developers can push badges, which tells you how many alerts are waiting, custom alert sounds, and custom textual alerts (like the SMS alert currently).

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11:04 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Available in September!

Jason Chen:

11:05 am ON Jun 9 2008

There's only one persistent connection needed. "It scales." It's a unified notification service for all developers. From each notification, you can automatically launch the related app by hitting a button. It works over the air or in Wi-Fi, and will be available in September. Developers will be able to play with it soon.

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11:06 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve's coming back on stage, talking about new features. The first is Contact Search. Second is full iWork document support. You can LOOK at your iWork documents, but not write. Word, Excel and now Powerpoint are also supported (first two were already in there).

Jason Chen:

11:06 am ON Jun 9 2008

Also coming, bulk delete/move, saving images from an email to your photo library, and a scientific calculator that's activated by turning the phone into landscape mode.

B. Lam:

11:07 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:08 am ON Jun 9 2008

Parental controls (filtering YouTube, Safari, iTunes or Installing Apps). Also filtering "EXPLICIT CONTENT" in the iPod app. Many languages are now added, including Asian languages. Japanese and Chinese has various input types, including the character recognition (drawing on the screen) that we saw in some screenshots a few weeks back.

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11:08 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:08 am ON Jun 9 2008

iPhone 2.0 software will be released in early July. FREE for all iPhone owners. $9.95 for iPod Touch owners.

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11:10 am ON Jun 9 2008

The App Store icon will automatically tell you when there's an update for apps you've downloaded. Developers keep 70% of the revenues, and will be no charge for free apps. FairPlay DRM will wrap applications.

Jason Chen:

11:10 am ON Jun 9 2008

The App Store will be available in 62 countries. If your app is 10MB or less, you can download it over the cellphone connection, otherwise, Wi-Fi or the iTunes program on your computer.

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11:11 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:11 am ON Jun 9 2008

The Enterprise asked for a way to distribute phones that isn't accessible to other people in the world. They can distribute applications on their own intranet by first authorizing phones on their own network and then distributing it via iTunes.

Jason Chen:

11:13 am ON Jun 9 2008

A third way to distribute apps is Ad Hoc. The example given is a professor teaching how to develop iPhone apps in a class. Developers can be certified, then register 100 iPhones. Afterwards, apps can be thrown around in email and installed willy nilly as long as the phones installing them is part of the 100.

Jason Chen:

11:13 am ON Jun 9 2008

An now, "mobileme". Looks like the new .Mac! Maybe? Let's see.

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11:13 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Like exchange for the rest of us.

Jason Chen:

11:14 am ON Jun 9 2008

Phil Schiller is on stage, saying mobile me is like "Exchange for the rest of us". He just called ActiveSync ActiveStink.

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11:14 am ON Jun 9 2008

"Not all of us work in large enterprises," but will sync your information from up in the cloud down to your device. It works for Macs, PCs and iPhones. It'll push information up and down keeping stuff up to date all the time. Contacts, calendars AND emails.

Jason Chen:

11:15 am ON Jun 9 2008

If an email gets sent to you on your mobileme account, it'll be pushed to all 3 types of devices. If you change a contact on your phone, it'll be reflected to. Same with changing a calendar event. This stuff all works over the air (cellular connection).

Jason Chen:

11:16 am ON Jun 9 2008

It works directly with email, calendar, and whatever native applications you've got on Mac and PC. On Mac, it works with iCal, Address Book and Mail. On the PC, it works with Microsoft Outlook.

Jason Chen:

11:17 am ON Jun 9 2008

Apple's also built a Web 2.0 suite for mobileme (me.com!) and will let you use Email-looks a lot like Mail.app-as well as calendar, address book, photos, and two other apps I can't see right now.

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11:17 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:18 am ON Jun 9 2008

Photos also work over the air, just like mail, address book and calendar. You can upload photos into your mobileme albums (just like .Mac was before). iDisk is also on there (one of the two icons I couldn't see before), syncing your files and folders.

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11:19 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:20 am ON Jun 9 2008

Phil is demoing the mobileme web app. Everything looks very smooth in the Mail application, with drag and drop, and quick reply popup window.

Jason Chen:

11:21 am ON Jun 9 2008

In Address Book, there's real-time search with narrowing down of entries as you're typing, as well as Google Maps. The Calendar looks a lot like iCal with its color coding and meeting blocks. Drag and drop works. Gallery (photos) has skimming like in iPhoto and .Mac, thumbnail rescaling, drag and drop, rotate, and sharing.

Jason Chen:

11:22 am ON Jun 9 2008

iDisk is now all online, and you can use it to share files to people without emailing stuff around.

Jason Chen:

11:24 am ON Jun 9 2008

Now Phil's going through a process of getting an email with a lunch invite, which then loads up Google Maps of the restaurant. He saved the contact of the restaurant on the phone. Now, he goes back to the computer and sees the same email, which got pushed to all his devices with the correct "read" state. He also sees the contact that he created on the phone-the same one he just created-on the computer.

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Jason Chen:

11:25 am ON Jun 9 2008

Calendar items work the same, being pushed from everywhere onto all your devices. He's now showing what happens when you move an event on your computer and how it shows up on your iPhone within about 10 seconds.

Jason Chen:

11:26 am ON Jun 9 2008

Photos work exactly the same way too, as Phil is showing off how syncing with that works. I think we get it Phil. "So that's mobileme." "It's like Exchange for the rest of us."

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11:27 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:28 am ON Jun 9 2008

Mobileme is available for $99 a year (like .Mac), and will have a 60 day free trial. 20GB of iDisk space is also included. Mobileme replaces .Mac, like we previously thought. .Mac users can keep using their stuff, but can automatically upgrade to mobileme whenever they want.

Jason Chen:

11:29 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve Jobs is back on stage, and he's reminiscing about the iPhone's launch. In a few weeks it'll be the iPhone's first birthday. "This is the phone that has changed phones forever."

Jason Chen:

11:30 am ON Jun 9 2008

The iPhone has 90% customer satisfaction. 98% of people are browsing. 94% are using email, 90% are text messaging, and 80% are using 10 features or more.

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11:30 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:30 am ON Jun 9 2008

In their first year, they've sold 6 million iPhones "until they ran out a few weeks ago." He's now talking about their "next challenges."

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11:32 am ON Jun 9 2008

SO! What are they going to do? "We're gonna take it to the next level, and today we're introducing the iPhone 3G."

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11:33 am ON Jun 9 2008

"We've learned so much with the first iPhone." He's pulling out the next iPhone. It's thinner at the edges, has a full plastic back, solid metal buttons, 3.5-inch display, camera, FLUSH HEADPHONE JACK, and improved audio.

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11:33 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:34 am ON Jun 9 2008

How does the iPhone 3G address the problems Steve's listed earlier? Why would you want 3G? Because EDGE is slow a balls. Comparing the two phones downloaidng a website on EDGE and on 3G, 3G finishes in 21 seconds and EDGE finishes in …

Jason Chen:

11:34 am ON Jun 9 2008

Jason Chen:

11:35 am ON Jun 9 2008

59 seconds.

B. Lam:

11:35 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:35 am ON Jun 9 2008

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OH NO HE DIDN'T

Jason Chen:

11:36 am ON Jun 9 2008

2.8X faster. Next to Wi-Fi, which loaded the page in 17 seconds, it's "amazingly zippy". Comparing two other 3G phones, one the Nokia N95 and one a Treo 750, which downloads in 33 seconds and 34 seconds respectively. 36% faster.

Jason Chen:

11:36 am ON Jun 9 2008

Now he's comparing an email attachment downloading the same email attachment in 3G vs. EDGE. 5 seconds vs. 18 seconds.

Jason Chen:

11:38 am ON Jun 9 2008

"We're doing this with great battery life." The 3G iPhone's standby is 300 hours. 2G talk time is up to 10 hours from 8 hours. 3G talk time is 5 hours. (Jobs says other phones have about 3 hours.) Browsing, 5-6 hours of 3G browsing. Video is 7 hours, and audio is 24 hours.

B. Lam:

11:38 am ON Jun 9 2008

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11:39 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:39 am ON Jun 9 2008

GPS is built in. Location services "is going to be a really big deal." "It's gonna explode." They get location data from cell towers, Wi-Fi and GPS. Using GPS data, they can do tracking.jobs is showing someone driving down Lombard street-that really squiggly street in SF-and the dot for his location squiggles around as he's driving (it's a recorded video).

B. Lam:

11:40 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:40 am ON Jun 9 2008

The second problem gets tackled by Microsoft Exchange and Cisco VPN and various other feature support. Third party applications and SDK takes care of the third issue.

Jason Chen:

11:41 am ON Jun 9 2008

How about more countries? They've got 6 countries today, and are expanding to a bunch of countries that I won't type out right now because it's going too fast. He's playing the small world theme. Mexico and Canada are covered, as well as almost all countries in South America.

B. Lam:

11:43 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:43 am ON Jun 9 2008

It's taking forever coloring every single small country in Europe like this. Spain is included, which makes Jesus (Diaz) happy. Lots of African countries now too, as well as Japan. NOT CHINA OR RUSSIA, surprisingly.

Jason Chen:

11:43 am ON Jun 9 2008

Apple will roll out the iPhone 3G in 70 countries in the next several months.

B. Lam:

11:45 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:45 am ON Jun 9 2008

That's it for the fourth problem. How about "more affordable?" An 8GB iPhone started at $599, went to $399, and now is going to sell at $199. (Steve makes a BOOM sound not with his mouth, but with the video). The 8GB model is going to be $199, 16GB will be $299. There's also going to be a white model. WHITE.

B. Lam:

11:46 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:46 am ON Jun 9 2008

July 11 will be the worldwide rollout date. They've got a new ad.

Jason Chen:

11:47 am ON Jun 9 2008

Two guys carrying badges carrying a metal box into a locked room, then taking the 3G iPhone out of it. Super neat.

B. Lam:

11:48 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:49 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve Jobs wants the iPhone teams to stand up so everyone can give them a round of applause.

B. Lam:

11:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

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Jason Chen:

11:50 am ON Jun 9 2008

Steve's thanking everyone, telling developers to take advantage of all the WWDC sessions, and he'll see you guys next week. No one more thing, and no booms from Steve. Lots of booms when he kept dropping the $199 price, however.

Jason Chen:

11:52 am ON Jun 9 2008

That's it for us! Thanks from me, Brian, Mark, Adrian and John, plus the rest of the team back at Giz covering us from home base. We appreciate you reading, and you should check the Gizmodo front page to see the updates we've got there the rest of today. See you all next time!