WWDC '09 Liveblog Archive

Archive below:

6:34 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Are you excited?! I am. That's why I woke up 15 minutes earlier than my alarm time. 3.5 hours left to go.

7:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Mark washed his pants last night and his ass isn't dry yet.

7:27 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
The joke of my wet pants is on Jason. His new car's leather seats just tasted the full onslaught of my damp denim.

7:29AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
If this iPhone had a front-facing camera I would show you how this BART was making me nauseous.

7:34 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
By the way, where was Kevin Rose this time? He usually puts out some Apple predictions the night before.

8:43 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
We're inside. Fedora guy is here. I don't mean the linux distribution, I mean a guy that wears a fedora at all these events.

8:47 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're posting updates on our iPhones, but due to crappy At&t reception, we're checking them on the Pre (Sprint).

8:47 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Whatever coolness a fedora ever had was wiped out by old man Indiana Jones last year.

8:49 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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8:53 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Mark and I just had our last pre-event per break. We had to wade through a hormone-filled mound of developers to get there.

8:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
I just witnessed a man over 40 consuming a Monster energy drink. That's the kind of magic you see at WWDC.

8:58 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
And we're exactly one hour from showtime (the event, not the subscription cable package).

8:58 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Also in attendance in the media crowd: Thor, Mr. Miyagi, a dwarf version of the 1996 women's Olympic gymnastic coach, Andy Samberg, a squished faced Scoble, an ugly Vince Vaughn and the Indian guy from flight of the conchords.

9:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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I'm not sure what's going on here but it definitely smelled like horse manure and cocoa butter.

9:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
matt:

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9:04 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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The line was pretty epic a few minutes ago. Lots of excited devs. The staff shirts are orange this year. I like it. Very road worker-ish.

9:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
And Preparation H Raymond.

9:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Oooh, new Quicktime X logo.

9:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Also a four-foot Ditka.

9:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
matt:

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9:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
To get a picture of what it feels like in here, imagine a swap meet filled with people in khakis and $100 suits.

9:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The problem with having a conference for iPhone developers is that the entire AT&T network gets demolished.

9:16 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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9:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
I've spotted nothing but Apple laptops, yet at least 50% of phones I've seen are Blackberries and random clamshells.

9:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
matt:

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Here's a guy with his priorities straight.

9:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Don't forget to leave your comments on our liveblog post on the main page. What's your prediction on the announcements? Our three guesses: new Snow Leopard features, iPhone 3G video and Apple TV becoming a DVR/Game Machine and Hulu streamer.

9:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
The Apple handlers guarding the doors look frightened of the geek army waiting to storm the gates.

9:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
matt:

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The march of the orange shirts.

9:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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9:31 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Everyone's brushing up against the ass of the person in front of him, waiting for the security guards to pull the trigger on letting is in. Hey Matt Buchanan…do you do squats?

9:31 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Doors raising…

9:38 AM ON JUN 8 2009
matt:

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9:39 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're in. And we have great seats.

9:40 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Music: Phoenix.

9:41 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Pheonix's latest album is hitting BIG. I think it's because of their great job on SNL a few months ago. They played three songs, which not a lot of bands get to do.

9:42 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
There's a Tron-like glowing iMac onstage. I have a feeling this won't be one of WWDC's announcements, but it certainly should be.

9:43 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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9:43 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Every single time, no matter what the rumors say, we get pumped whenever we get inside and get ready to post and take photos as fast as we can. I assume it's the same way bands feel even when they're asked to play at elementary schools.

9:43 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Hey guys and gals, mash that Digg badge! It gives us superblog powers and makes the apple announcements actually come out faster! I LOVE YOU.

9:44 AM ON JUN 8 2009
ason Chen:
Here are our predictions for music in the next 17 minutes: Coldplay, MGMT…but no John Mayer. Mayer's been cut off from Apple lately for some reason.

9:45 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Hey Greenville Preparatory! Are you ready to roooooooock!? \m/

9:46 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
This lady just rejected some fool from the VIP status. (Wasn't me!)

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9:47 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Holy shit, thanks for digging that thing, people. We're good!

9:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
I need to get myself an official Apple Security shirt. And a pair of 20-inch biceps. And a crew cut. And some more deodorant because it's kinda hot in here. I bet I'd be even hotter if I had 20-inch biceps, though.

9:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Have you guys played 1 v. 100 on Xbox Live? It's pretty fantastic. Here's my 1 v. 100 question: When's the iPhone 4G coming? A: 2011. B: 2012. C: 2013.

9:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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9:50 AM ON JUN 8 2009
ccmascari:

9:50 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The music's stopping for some reason. New track? Oh yes, new track. Still 12 minutes left. When's the Apple event getting gapless playback support?

9:50 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're close enough to see the stage pretty well, but what about those folks in the back forced to watch monitors? Like a rock concert, is it really worth going if you can't see the lead act in the flesh? My opinion? Yes, yes it is.

9:51 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Liveblog systems all go so far on images. Time to live on images is about 3 seconds.

9:52 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
No danger of running out of batteries today: We're using the HyperMac 8 hour battery that can last us through four straight keynotes (or twenty "more things").

9:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Attendees are either taking shots with fancy dSLRs or just their iPhones. It's a world of overkill or total futility.

9:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Is this John Mayer?? I think this is John Mayer. John Mayer? Is it???!

9:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
I think it's Dave Matthews.

9:55 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
HOW DARE YOU

9:55 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
The broadcast press guys always get in first. It's not really fair to everyone else, since everyone is liveblogging these days. Oh well. I'm happy with our spot, which we got by speed walking like crazy.

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9:55 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Text is going up even faster than 3 seconds. Hotness.

9:55 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Jason's last post literally published before he finished writing it.

9:56 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Lord knows what this guy is doing with that isight.

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9:57 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference."

9:57 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The announcer just told people to "silence all cellphones and paging devices." No "silence all iPhones this time."

9:58 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Hey that guy in the image below found Ross's pink shirt from Friends. Yes, I watched Friends. And I like Coldplay. Wanna fight about it?

9:59 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
ONE MINUTE!!!

9:59 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
I just did a quick scan of the people in front of me and I literally only see two women.

10:00 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Actually, after covering E3's press conferences for a week, Apple's stage feels straight up diminutive.

10:00 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Dave Chen from Slashfilm just told me "Power to the CHENS."

10:00 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Lights dimming…

10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Jesus is trying to send me photos of sexy soccer teams again. Not now Jesus! The thing's starting!

10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Lights out. I'm a PC ad plays.

10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
PC: "I want to be the first to welcome you all to a week with some innovation but not too much please."

10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:02 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Hodgman's lost some weight. He's looking good.

10:02 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"I hope you're thinking of some great ideas, because I'm thinking of great ideas. (whispers) What are your ideas?"

10:02 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:02 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Phil Schiller's also looking good. He's coming on stage now. HE'S lost some weight too.

10:03 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
5,200 developers here from 54 countries around the world.

10:01 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:03 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Schiller "feels the love in this room".

10:03 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're seeing a chart of OS X users from 2002-2007, nice growth. "But something incredible has happened over the last two years."

10:04 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
He changes the scale of the graph. Triples the number of active users.

10:04 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"So in this keynote, we'd like to tell you about some of the things we're doing on the Mac, the iPhone and the iPod touch."

10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The crowd's definitely an Apple friendly crowd, and are applauding the stats about OS X users.

10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"I get to begin with a section on the Mac"

10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
He's talking about unibody design, the Macbook Air, stuff like that.

10:05 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Phil Schiller's talking about the MacBook notebooks now.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"We don't want to stop" extending the lead on macbook designs.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
New 15-inch Macbook Pro.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
"Even though we have a huge lead…we don't want to stop." Here's a brand new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Revolutionary Lithium Polymer Battery.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
It's built-in, as in non-replaceable.

10:06 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Up to 7 hours of battery life. 2 hours longer than before. 40% longer.

10:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
The battery is non-removable.

10:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Non-removable I mean. By yourself. Like the 17-inch MacBook Pro.

10:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
He promises that the battery will last 5 years.

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
It's just as thin and just as light.

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
There's 3X less waste.

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"It's the nicest display we've ever had in a notebook."

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
It has 60% more color gamut.

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
SD Slot!

10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:08 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The ExpressCard slot was only used by "single-digit" customers.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Why SD? Most of Apple's users have digital cameras.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Phil says cameras have standardized in SD.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"But there's a lot more to this 15-inch MBP"

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Up to 8GB of memory.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
You can get up to 3.06 GHz Dual Core 6MB Level 2 Cache.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
500GB hard drive. Or 256GB SSD.

10:09 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:10 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
$1699 for the introductory 15-inch MacBook Pro.

10:10 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
That's $300 less, btw.

10:10 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Most of the builds are the same except for the CPU speed and storage. The bottom 3 tiers all come with 4GB, but the LOWEST configuration doesn't come with the 9600GT discrete graphics card.

10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Starts at 1699 with 2.53GHz drive, $1999 includes 2.66GHz and $2300 gets you 2.8GHz. You'll need to spend two grand to get the nice 9600M GT graphics card.

10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
BONUS SPY SHOT of the new Macbook Pro

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10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
You have to buy the 17-inch if you want an ExpressCard slot.

10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
17-inch drops to $2499.

10:11 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
All of these units are shipping today.

10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
13-inch notebook getting an update too.

10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
7 hours of battery life, 40% more too.

10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The 13-inch also has the same built-in battery (non-removeable). And the new display.

10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
It gets an SD card slot too.

10:12 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"At what point isn't this just an MacBook Pro?"

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The 13-inch can ALSO get 8GB of memory to make it "more like a MacBook Pro."

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Also a 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD.

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
It also gets the built-in backlit keyboard.

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Look beyond the SD slot, FIREWIRE 800

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
It's now the MacBook Pro.

10:13 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
$1199.

10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The crowd goes crazy at the announcement of the Firewire slot. Strange that you would applaud something that you had before, then got taken away, and then got given back.

10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
So the 13-inch is also the MacBook Pro, meaning all the aluminum MacBooks are called the MacBook Pro. What's the MacBook now? The old plastic white one? We're waiting for more info.

10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Also available today.

10:14 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"That really completes the MacBook Pro family."

10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
"This is the most affordable lineup we've ever had."

10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
"We're also going to update the MacBook Air as well."

10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
$1499 for base Air.

10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
$1799 with a 256GB SSD. $700 cheaper than before.

10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:15 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
All of these notebooks "meets the stringent EP Gold standard."

10:16 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Phil's delivering his mandatory gesture to eco-fans, talking about Energy Star and EPEAT qualifications.

10:16 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"This is the world's greenest lineup of notebooks."

10:17 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"Great hardware deserves great software."

10:17 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Now, OS X Snow Leopard.

10:17 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:17 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
So now we're talking about Leopard and how it's the best thing ever.

10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Bertrand Serlet of Apple, their king of OS X, is making fun of Vista.

10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Apparenty the press likes it, too. "What a sharp contrast to…" (A shot of Vista)

10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
They're stressing that Windows 7 has the same core functionality as Windows Vista.

10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Some jabs at user account control, the registry, defrags and alerts.

10:18 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"That's Windows 7, same old technology as Vista."

10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
"It's just another version of Vista." Surprisingly, some groans from the audience from this.

10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"We love Leopard…and so when it became time to think about the next big cat, we decided to name it Snow Leopard." They love those cats.

10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
What's going on with Snow Leopard? Refinements, new technologies and Exchange support. (Minor applause and one hoot.)

10:19 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
First, refinements.

10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
They're refining more than 90% of Leopard in Snow Leopard.

10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Apple did not change Finder's UI, but they did choose to rewrite the base code.

10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Bertrand is saying they didn't change Finder because they love it so much. "FTFF" (google it) fans would disagree.

10:20 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
They're adding a 3D rendering for the Dock.

10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
As for the dock, Apple built expose into the dock.

10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
"Et voila, you select the Window you want."

10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Next, installation. "We've made it…up to 45% faster."

10:21 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Great, something you use only once or twice a year is 45% faster. Wow.

10:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
After you install Snow Leopard, you recover 6GB of space on your hard drive.

10:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
They use file system compression to save the 6GB from the Leopard install.

10:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Preview: opening JPEGs is 2x faster.

10:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Whoa! Saving space over last OS:

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10:22 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
In Leopard you can select text from PDFs but it doesn't always select logically. Now, it does. "We use a little bit of AI." Great, so it works now? Good job?

10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Chinese Input Method, "It can be cumbersome." Now you can spell out the characters with your trackpad.

10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Very useful for Asian languages.
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10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Mail is faster.

10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Safari 4.0 has features like top sites, and has been in beta for a couple of months. He's announcing that TODAY, they're shipping Safari 4 for Leopard, Tiger and Windows.

10:23 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Safari 4 is faster, claimed to be 7.8x faster than IE8.

10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
It passes 100/100 of the Acid 3 test (the standard for browser rending right now).

10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
He's talking about Stacks. Snow Leopard handles stacks better. You can scroll through them or just open them as their own window.

10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
IE8 scores just 21% in the Acid3 test.

10:24 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Opera and other browsers also pass the Acid3 test, btw. So it's not just Safari.

10:25 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:25 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Crash resistance is a new feature.

10:25 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:25 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The second feature is even faster Javascript performance: 64-bit JavaScript performance up by 50%.

10:26 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:26 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Love the new Quicktime 10 icon:

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10:26 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Quicktime 10 (X) is efficient and has Modern foundation, Hardware acceleration, ColorSync and HTTP streaming.

10:26 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:26 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"So since we had such a change in the backend of Quicktime, we decided to also change the UI."

10:27 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
The new player looks a lot like iTunes' fullscreen view for movies, and the controls go away after a few seconds.

10:27 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Now we're going to see some of the features and "little touches" of Snow Leopard with Craig Federighi.

10:27 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
From where I'm sitting, he looks like a more exciting John Kerry.

10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
A new magnifier can blow up your thumbnails within Finder.

10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
You can play movies and scroll through PDFs directly from the icon.

10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Safari 4 up next.

10:28 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Dock Expose is his favorite feature!

10:29 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:

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10:29 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're seeing a mess of Windows open on the desktop. He shows that Expose cleans up these windows. But Dock Expose puts this into the dock. Click and hold a button on the Dock to activate various Expose functions.

10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
This method shows windows only under one app. It's the same thing you can do right now by command-tabbing to the app and then hitting the expose button.

10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
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10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Moving content across windows becomes easier too. You can Dock Expose to an image in a folder, Expose to Mail, drop it right in.

10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Lots of applause, but this seems slightly complicated? Just me?

10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"Boom" stunning speed.

10:30 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
He says Safari is the "fastest browser on any platform."

10:31 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Google Maps switched between modes quickly, I guess.

10:31 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
It also tracks your top sites, giving you a nice panorama of your most viewed webpages.

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Jason Chen:
Like many Safari beta users have seen, "Top Sites" can be embarrassing when your friends see what kind of sites you frequent.

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Mark Wilson:
Full History search allows you to Cover Flow through all your browsing history.

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Mark Wilson:
Plus you can Spotlight all of the text in those pages in your history.

10:32 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
That Cover Flow view is useful if you recognize your web sites only by visual cues, I guess, and not by the name of the site. Good for forgetful people?

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Mark Wilson:
Quicktime X has been "rebuilt from the ground up."

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Jason Chen:
I wonder if Quicktime X will have expanded codec support. If it doesn't, VLC may still be a better solution for people who watch a lot of downloaded internet videos.

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Mark Wilson:
Playback controls go right on the video – it looks just like when you preview video in the Finder now.

10:33 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Video editing from inside Quicktime for people who don't want to go all the way into iMovie for just doing minor edits.

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Mark Wilson:
You can trim the video with thumbnails in the bottom of the window and scrub the video quickly. Then you can export to various Mac services.

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Jason Chen:
"I'll be back shortly."

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Mark Wilson:
"Those are just a few of the many many touches of Snow Leopard."

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Mark Wilson:
Now on to the new technologies behind Snow Leopard.

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Mark Wilson:
We're hearing about how computers are more powerful than ever. More RAM, faster processors. Wow!
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Jason Chen:
The "POWER OF SILICON." And he raises his hand like a villain or a magician.

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B. Lam:
Bio of Bertrand Serlet: "Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, and is responsible for leading Apple's Software Engineering group. Serlet reports directly to the CEO. Serlet joined Apple in 1997, and has been a key player in the definition, development and creation of Mac OS X, the world's most advanced operating system. As vice president of Platform Technology, Serlet managed the largest part of the Mac OS software engineering group. Before joining Apple, Serlet spent 4 years at Xerox PARC, then joined NeXT in 1989. Serlet holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Orsay, France."

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Jason Chen:
Three technologies he will mention today.

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Mark Wilson:
We're hearing about three technologies. First, 64-bit.

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Of course, 32-bit is limited to 4GB of usable RAM.

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Snow Leopard runs all major OSX apps running in 64-bit.

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Secondly, multi-core. Instead of increasing frequency for chips, people have been introducing multiple cores.

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Mark Wilson:
Now on to multicore. How can you take advantage of them? Multi-threaded programming.

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Jason Chen:
Threads are fairly inefficient, so they're using Grand Central dispatch, which is built-in support for multi-core in all of Snow Leopard.

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Mark Wilson:
"So just to give you a taste of what it feels like to use GCD" he's showing us Leopard Mail.

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Jason Chen:
In Leopard, when Mail is busy it uses a bunch of threads. When Mail is idle it uses MORE threads. But in Snow Leopard, mail uses fewer threads when idle.

10:38 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Next, "let's talk graphics."

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Jason Chen:
Three people clapped.

10:39 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
He's talking about 1 teraflop power and using OpenGL.

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Mark Wilson:
But Apple wants to use this power for "all kinds of things." They're referring to OpenCL.

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Mark Wilson:
It uses C language to automatically optimize your hardware configuration. And it's an open standard. (We know this already.)

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Mark Wilson:
These technologies combine for "power."

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Jason Chen:
"Power for YOU," he says, pointing at the audience.

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Mark Wilson:
Up next: Exchange.

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Jason Chen:
"Microsoft Office, which of course is a de facto standard."

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Jason Chen:
Exchange support is now built into Mail, iCal and Address book.

10:41 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Just fill in your email address and your password and you're set in all three apps. Back comes John Kerry.

10:41 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Now we're going to see a demo of Exchange stuff.

10:42 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
We're in mail, a password is entered, and "we're integrated with Exchange." Emails, Folders, To-Dos, Notes. But OSX stuff like Spotlight works within this interface.

10:43 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Basically, it looks like it should look. OS X functions work within their Exchange interface.

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Jason Chen:
iCal shows both iCal calendars and exchange calendars. The Address Book also allows searching within Exchange and supports Exchange contact folders (it also merges both).

10:44 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Schedule meetings by dragging contacts out of Address Book and into iCal and pick a time slot.

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Jason Chen:
Snow Leopard also supports locations and rooms for meeting booking. Very useful for business dudes (small or big).

10:45 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
And that's it for the Exchange demo.

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Mark Wilson:
You'll need Exchange Server 2007 for all this fancy stuff.

10:45 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
And Exchange support? Free. "Windows PCs cost extra for Exchange support." The crowd reacts.

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Mark Wilson:
They're wrapping up Snow Leopard coverage. "So that's Snow Leopard." Available on intel Macs "past and present."

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Jason Chen:
How should we price Snow Leopard? We won't price it at $129, because we want all Leopard users to upgrade. SO we are pricing Snow Leopard at the incredible price of $29.

10:46 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Crowd goes nuts.

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Jason Chen:
That's $29 for Leopard users. And you can get a family pack for $49.

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Mark Wilson:
Available this September. Developer Preview available today.

10:47 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Windows 7 is also being available in October, btw.

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Jason Chen:
Scott Forstall is coming on stage for the iPhone.

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Mark Wilson:
"It was less than a year ago that we released…the native SDK."

10:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
This allowed developers to build "truly native apps."

10:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
B. Lam:
Bio for Scott Forstall from Apple: "Scott Forstall is senior vice president of iPhone Software at Apple. Reporting directly to the CEO, Forstall leads the team responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple's revolutionary iPhone including the user interface, applications, frameworks and the operating system.
Forstall joined Apple in 1997 and is one of the original architects of Mac OS X and its Aqua user interface. He was responsible for several releases of the operating system, most notably Mac OS X Leopard. Prior to Apple he worked at NeXT developing core technologies. Forstall received both a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University."

10:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Developers have downloaded the SDK over a million times.

10:48 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
More than 50,000 apps in the App Store.

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Mark Wilson:
More than 40,000,000 iPhones plus iPod touches have been sold.

10:49 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
40 million is a gigantic base for development. That's bigger than a lot of game consoles.

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Mark Wilson:
In 9 months, Apple had 1 billion apps downloaded. (You knew this.)

10:50 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"We put a little video together to share some of these [development] stories."

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Jason Chen:
The video's showing Nathan Hunley in Tokyo. A developer. And Chad Evans. And a baby.

10:50 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Are those violins I hear in the background? Yes. Yes they are. This is deep stuff that requires strings.

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Jason Chen:
Lots of developers talking about getting the opportunity to make games and submitting them to the app store. "We were so excited to finally get a game published."

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Mark Wilson:
There is no relevant content for our readers in this video. But it's nice.

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Jason Chen:
A few games are showing up in the montage now. More devs are talking about how the iPhone is so great of a platform.

10:53 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"Sometimes, I have to stop and say, wow, this is a mobile device I'm programming for…because it feels like a desktop…"

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Jason Chen:
Now the devs are talking about how great the push notifications and the streaming video is going to be in iPhone 3.0.

10:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"I'm hoping there will be a generation of kids who were like…yeah, I watched games on my phone…"

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Mark Wilson:
"…it will dominate in healthcare."

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Jason Chen:
Will 3.0 make a difference in letting more apps do video streaming over 3G? Like Sling over AT&T's network? Or is it just going to be Wi-Fi still? C'mon AT&T.

10:54 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
People around the world are telling us their favorite app. But all in English.

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Mark Wilson:
The video is over.

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Jason Chen:
The lights are coming back on. Scott Forstall is back on stage.

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Mark Wilson:
"let's talk about what's next" – iPhone OS 3.0

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Jason Chen:
"This is a major update to the iPhone operating system. It brings with it more than 100 new features. Let me highlight just a few."

10:56 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
They're talking about Cut, Copy and Paste – it works with all apps, there's undo support and there are developer APIs – stuff we knew

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Mark Wilson:
Next is Landscape

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Jason Chen:
All this stuff has been in the iPhone 3.0 beta, so it's familiar territory if you've been using that.

10:57 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Landscape keyboard works in email, notes, and messages.

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Jason Chen:
"The big news here is MMS." Two years into a phone's lifecycle it finally gets MMS-and we're supposed to be happy about it? MMS should have been in there at LAUNCH.

10:57 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
"Speaking of messages," what about MMS? It's in 3.0.

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Jason Chen:
"AT&T will be ready to support MMS later this summer." Fail. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL.

10:58 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Next, Search. You can search calendars, music, notes and email.

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Mark Wilson:
Spotlight coming, too. It allows you to search across your phone, apps included.

10:59 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
Seriously, AT&T, why is it going to take until later this summer to support MMS? COME. ON. PLEASE.

10:59 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
iTunes to allow rental and purchase of movies from the iPhone.

10:59 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Also, TV shows, music videos and audio books. Over 3G.

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Mark Wilson:
Support for iTunes U as well.

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Mark Wilson:
Parental Controls are enhanced as well, with control over movies, TV shows and apps.

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Jason Chen:
Parents can limit their child to G or PG movies, or Apps from the App Store that are age appropriate.

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Mark Wilson:
What about tethering?

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Mark Wilson:
Tethering allows you to share you iPhone internet connection with a PC.

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Jason Chen:
My guess: AT&T won't support this until late summer either. AT&T!!!!!!!!!!! *Shakes fist*

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Mark Wilson:
This works on Macs or PCs, over USB or Bluetooth.

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Mark Wilson:
It's a "seamless experience" with no need to run apps.

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Mark Wilson:
Next, Safari.

11:02 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Jason Chen:
This has 22 carrier support and will support it in various countries. No AT&T at launch. Boooooooooooooo.

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Jason Chen:
Major loser so far today: AT&T.

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Mark Wilson:
Here's a big graph of the SunSpider JacaScript Benchmark. The Old OS ran the bench in 126 seconds. JavaScript is now almost 3 times faster.

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Mark Wilson:
Support for HTTP streaming audio and video. Bitrate and data quality adjust to connection speed.

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Mark Wilson:
Autofill allows you to optionally remember usernames and passwords.

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Jason Chen:
All these new features are making the iPhone browser more like the PC/Mac browser, which we like.

11:03 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Contact information from your phone works in autofill, too.

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Jason Chen:
Recap: Performance, HTTP streaming audio & video, auto-fill, HTML 5 support (emerging standards like audio and video tags).

11:04 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Next: Languages

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B. Lam:
liveblog meta: BTW the automatic updates for our liveblog were done by CNP Studios and WordPress. Polls by Polldaddy.

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Jason Chen:
Language support: Their operating system is "localized into every language they support." They're adding Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Greek and Korean. They support more than 30 languages in iPhone 3.0.

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Mark Wilson:
Every one of these languages has portrait and landscape keyboards.

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Jason Chen:
Find My iPhone is a new feature. "It can be somewhat traumatic" to lose your phone.

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Mark Wilson:
It's 30 Rock! The episode where the taxi driver blackmails Liz Lemon and her nudie pic.

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Mark Wilson:
Find My iPhone is a "service" that's available to MobileMe customers.

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Jason Chen:
"Only" to Mobile Me customers. Only. But it'll show you on a map where your phone is. Also useful for your family/friends to track you down.

11:07 AM ON JUN 8 2009
Mark Wilson:
Through mobileme, any web browser will show you, on a map, where your phone is.

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Mark Wilson:
You can message your iPhone, alerting it "whether or not you left it in silent mode."

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Jason Chen:
People can pick up your phone and call the number you specify.

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Mark Wilson:
That alert sound even works in your house, obviously.

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