This is Gizmodo's liveblog for the Apple WWDC Event on 6/7. Here are some quality liveblogs: gdgt, Ars Technica, Ubergizmo, Mac Rumors, Wired, Technologizer, NYT, Mac Life, and Apple Insider. Check Gizmodo.com for more news after the liveblog's complete.

Jason Chen:
Woo, liveblog day. If you haven't been keeping up, here are the rumors and the corresponding probabilities of what's going to be announced.
8:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
As usual, drop your comments into this post.
8:24 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
In case any of you were wondering, yes, it feels very weird to not be liveblogging an Apple event for the first time in about four years.
8:25 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
Good morning, friends.
8:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
I blazed through Shit My Dad Says: The Book this weekend. Pretty phenomenal. You all should pick it up.
8:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
I'll be posting images from our friends at other publications, as well as images from viewers like you. Feel free to send me images to joel@gizmodo.com, but please make sure they're your own. We don't want to run someone else's images without permission.
Also, good morning, Jason!
8:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Wendy MacNaughton sends her best. She made us this little conference logo painting to snazz up our mornings.
8:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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Jason Chen:
JOEL! Have you picked up Red Dead Redemption yet? Because it is phenomenal, and we need to form a Giz posse.
8:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
As a consequence of not being there, I can't do my usual bald men count before the event starts.
8:38 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Well, I mean, I can…but since it's just me sitting at home, you get 1/3 of a bald man. There you go. That's the count.
8:38 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
I have! And I sort of adore it. But I haven't played in maybe a week. (Got caught up in Super Mario Galaxy 2.) So I haven't even touched multi, nor shot a single whore in the face. It's like I don't even care about games as art anymore.
8:39 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It is very much like GTA but without all the mandatory trappings of having 5? 7? games in its franchise that they HAVE to put in or else players get mad. Plus, who wouldn't want to role-play being on Deadwood.
8:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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8:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
In related Apple news, yesterday I learned how to ride a motorcycle while keeping most of my organs inside their proper cavities.
8:48 AM ON JUN 7 2010

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For no reason other than she's a purty lady (and I'm in a long-term stalking relationship with her man Clint), here's a Jacqui Cheng!
8:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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Jason Chen:
About an hour left until the event starts.
8:53 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
Anyway, so I'm in class Saturday and I'm dressed just like everybody else: workpants, a hoody. Looking pretty butch if I do say so myself. And I ask my motorcycle instructor: Hey, do you think the Suzuki SV650 would be a good starter bike for me?
And he's like, "Sure. Nice bike." So that was that.
Then about 30 minutes later he stands up to turn the lights off so he can use the projector and walks past me when he stops, in front of whole class and god, and says, "You know, I'm surprised you wanted a Suzuki. You look more like the kind of guy who would ride a Vespa."
Which is to say: I think my motorcycle instructor wants to do me.

Jason Chen:
Until then, you should refresh yourself on the tale of the next iPhone.
8:54 AM ON JUN 7 2010

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8:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

8:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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Jason Chen:
Because we've got some time to kill.

Joel Johnson:
Oh, and before all you rider freaks start chewing me out about getting a Suzuki or whatever, be warned that I haven't actually bought a bike yet. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick up a lightly used Yamaha XT225 to start. I rode a little TW200 in class and really liked it.
9:02 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
So what are your predictions for today? I mean, other than the iPhone of course. Give your top three in the comments here.
9:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

9:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
My first prediction: Apple will be able to convince me that I need a giant touchpad next to my mouse that already has a touchpad for just long enough to get me to buy one–a rationalization that I will need it "for work".
Second: Apple will make some sort of reference to the Gizmodo + iPhone 4 scandal and it will be kind of amusing except we'll all feel really uncomfortable and have to sit around and not respond to it publicly.
Third: Apple TV update will be less impressive than Lisagor has hoped for.
9:11 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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Liveblogger X:
Inside WWDC, where I'll be bringing live updates. Because I'm nowhere, and everywhere.
9:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
Hooray for reader Stevox for reminding me that the incredible Stephen Tobolowsky was the foil in Sneakers: http://gizmodo.com/comment/24086646
9:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
I'm making my way through the Blu-ray set of Season 1 of Fringe and it hits me that watching shows on Blu-ray with its higher-quality video is really the way to go. Provided you can stand waiting a year between the time it airs and the time you consume it.
9:20 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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9:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
GDGT says broadcast media are being let in, which means everyone else should be heading in soon. [gdgt]
9:22 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
We just got the David Attenborough Blu-rays of Life in the "post". They're gorgeous, of course. Although I thought the episode they dedicated exclusively to the lifeforms that live only in Oprah was unnecessarily cheeky.
9:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
I don't know. To ignore one of the 10 major ecosystems on the planet would be…disingenuous. I, for one, am fascinated to see what lives in Oprahtopia.
9:25 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
Also, fair warning: My girlfriend just set down a mug of "detox" tea in front of me, which I'm pretty sure usually means I'm going to evacuate my kidneys through my tear ducts soon. So if you see me crying during the keynote, it's not that I'm sad, but healthy. So, so healthy.
9:27 AM ON JUN 7 2010

9:29 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Looks like people are in and being seated already. Half an hour early!
9:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
Nick Bilton of the Times interrupted me to share this video of his dog Pixel playing iPad Air Hockey. OLD MEDIA LIES

Jason Chen:
Which means, of course, that the liveblog proper starts at 10AM PT, or 1PM ET.
9:29 AM ON JUN 7 2010

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Ars has been seated and is hitting the streams.
9:34 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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Jason Chen:
Ars says the Apple bouncers are booting regular attendees out of the media section. [Ars Technica]

Liveblogger X:
The buzz is intense. Mostly about the new iPhone. But then people murmur, wondering "what else?"
9:40 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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9:42 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
According to an anonymous fellow journo source inside: "Apple PR has been telling reporters and bloggers as they enter that ‘they won't be disappointed' and today's announcements will be ‘amazing'."
9:45 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Oh and if you can spare a digg for us: digg. Much appreciated!
9:45 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Based on those two images below, bald count now = 4.
9:48 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Technologizer: We love you too. [Technologizer]
9:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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9:50 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
We'll also be dropping in the best video feeds as we find them too, so watch out for that.
9:54 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The audience in the back (developers) are applauding for something. (Someone important stroll in?) [gdgt]
9:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The announcers are telling people to turn their phones off and refrain for using flash. [Ars Technica]
9:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
"Please turn off all cellphones and PDAs." If only Google made that request at their keynote address.
9:57 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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9:58 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The liveblog should be refreshing automatically, so sit tight and new items will pop in. (If it doesn't, well, you know how to refresh your browser.)
9:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:00 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It's going to start soon.
10:00 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
And the lights go down.
10:00 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The lights are dimming, applause starting. [Apple Insider]
10:01 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It's a standing ovation. [Ars Technica]
10:01 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Steve just hit the stage. [Technologizer]
10:01 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs: "It's great to be here."

Jason Chen:
Someone screamed "we love you Steve", to which he replied, "Thanks, I think." [gdgt]
10:02 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Steve is up, already.
10:02 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
First to be updated is the iPad. "An incredible success," says Jobs. [gdgt]
10:03 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:04 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Steve got this email about the iPad, from a user: ""i was sitting in a cafe with my iPad, and it got a girl interested in me. Now that's what I call a magical device!" [Ars Technica]
10:04 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs is going over all the ways that the iPad is "magical." "It's changing the way we're experiencing the web. Things like email, photos, maps, you name it - it's a whole new way to interact with the internet, with apps, with our content and media, and it's going over really well." [gdgt]
10:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're selling one iPad every 3 seconds. Shipping in 9 of 10 countries, and they've sold 2 million so far. [Apple Insider]
10:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're playing a video of news anchors reporting on the iPad, and of happy iPad users. [Mac Rumors]
10:06 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They will be in 19 countries by the end of July. [Ars Technica]
10:06 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Steve seems peppy.
10:06 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
There are currently 8500 native iPad apps. [Mac Rumors]
10:06 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The iPad apps have been downloaded 35 million times, which calculates to about 17 apps per iPad. [gdgt]
10:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The applause from the crowd is rapid fire, like the numbers.
10:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're going over various popular iPad apps now. Fieldrunners, medical apps, and Elements, the book about the elements. [Ars Technica]
10:08 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
iBooks is going to get an update. [Apple Insider]
10:09 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:09 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
People have downloaded 5 million books, which is 2.5 books per iPad. 5 of the 6 biggest publishers says the eBooks share (on the iPad) is 22%. The competition, of course, is Sony and Amazon and Nook. [Mac Rumors]
10:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Except for iBooks. No one applauds for iBooks numbers; we applaud for notes. We cheer for PDFs.

Jason Chen:
Here's what's new. Bookmarks in the top right to bookmark. The ability to read PDFs! [Ars Technica]
10:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now you get a bookshelf for iBooks and you get a bookshelf for PDFs. "They just look gorgeous." [gdgt]
10:11 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs is making something "really clear." They support "HTML5, a fully open, uncontrolled platform." [Ars Technica]
10:12 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He says "Apple's browsers are in the lead in terms of supporting the full HTML5 standard, and we are behind this 100%. It is fully open." [gdgt]
10:12 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:13 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The second is the "curated platform of 225,000 apps." Jobs says it's the "most vibrant app community on the planet." [Apple Insider]
10:13 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They get 15,000 apps submitted a week, and 95% of those are approved within 7 days. [Technologizer]
10:13 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The crowd tenses as he talks about the app store and approval process. Attention piqued.
10:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The reason why they reject the other 5%? It either doesn't function or do what the developer says it does, or it uses private APIs. (When they change the OS, the private APIs aren't guaranteed not to change.) [Ars Technica] [Mac Rumors]
10:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The third reason: they crash. [Apple Insider]
10:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"I just wanted to give you the facts - sometimes when you read some of these articles, you may think other stuff is going on," says Steve Jobs. [gdgt]
10:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's highlighting a few apps now. First, the eBay app, which launched last year and had 10 million downloads. [Apple Insider]
10:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's inviting Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix to show off something. [Technologizer]
10:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Reed: "Two months ago we launched Netflix on the iPad. It's been one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the App Store…" [gdgt]
10:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A hush falls on the crowd, deferring to Netflix's iPhone app.
10:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now teh Netflix app is coming for the iPhone. And here's a demo. [Mac Rumors]
10:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:18 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
You get full Netflix on your iPhone or iPod touch. You can start movies on your TV or your iPad and resume it on other devices. [Apple Insider]
10:18 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The app uses "Apple's adaptive streaming to optimize playback over WI-Fi and 3G." [Technologizer]
10:18 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The app comes this summer for free. [Apple Insider]
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
iBooks Update: PDF Support and Bookmarks, Coming This Month – Read Now
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Zynga is next. They're the folks who make Farmville and Mafia Wars. [Mac Rumors]
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Farmville for the iPhone is coming. [Ars Technica]
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
There is no mention of AT&T's new 2GB limit, but that's what's in the back of everybody's mind.
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Zynga CEO: " Farmville is our most popular game, and we're excited to be bringing it to the most popular mobile gaming platform in the world." [gdgt]
10:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:20 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"More people play Zynga games than watch the season finales of Lost and 24," says the Zynga CEO. [Mac Rumors]
10:20 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They've grown to 70 million monthly active users. [Ars Technica]
10:20 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
So damn many, in fact, that I went to 7-11 to get a Farmville branded Slurpee and they were all sold out. ALL!
10:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
You can play the same farm as you do on Facebook. You get push notifications for withering crops. [Ars Technica]
10:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:22 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The audience is laughing and groaning at all these farm analogies. [Mac Rumors]
10:22 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
You can fertilize other people's crops, you can send them gifts, you can steal their stuff. [Technologizer]
10:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Farmville demo over.
10:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Everybody applauds at the dagger into Adobe's heart with Farmville written on it.
10:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now, Activision to talk about the latest Guitar Hero. [Mac Rumors]
10:23 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
You can customize the look of your rock star persona, and "connect with your favorite pop music."

Joel Johnson:

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10:24 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The Activision guy is giving a very rehearsed, very stiff description of Guitar Hero. He's making Guitar Hero sound boring.
10:25 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The flatness of this guy's voice would not make you think he was talking about a game called Guitar HERO.
10:25 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
There's new "tapping mechanics, richer guitar experience and a new strumming system." [Ars Technica]
10:25 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're playing the music REALLY loud on stage right now.
10:26 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:26 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The music is deafening, like his air guitar.
10:26 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Steve Jobs is back on stage.
10:26 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Steve: They're just crossed 5 billion downloads from the app store.
10:27 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
70% of the app store download fee goes to the developer. They've paid out a billion dollars to developers as of a few days ago.
10:27 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A billion dollars buys a lot of joy.
10:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
Finally! A Full Netflix iPhone App – Read Now
10:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

gizdon:
REFRESH THE PAGE FOR A FANTASTIC AUDIOSTREAM
10:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now, he's going to talk about the iPhone (applause).
10:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"There've been a lot of statistics floating around and market share studies." Now Jobs is going to pick out two pieces of data that he likes. The first, Nielsen.
10:28 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:29 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Nielson says, #1 with 35% of the smartphone marketshare is iPhone. Two, is Windows mobile at 28%. Q1 of 2010.
10:29 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They say iPhone is 3x that of Android in Q1 of 2010. [Ars Technica]
10:29 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A smatter of giggles, as Steve smirks at just how tiny Android is.
10:30 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
For mobile browser usage, iPhone is at 58%, two and a half times as much as the second one, Android, at 22.7%.
10:30 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"In 2007, the iPhone reinvented the phone." [Apple Insider]
10:30 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:30 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It was a revolution."
10:30 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's going over the 3G addition in 2008, and 3GS speed in 2009.
10:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
iPhone 4. Applauding and screaming from the crowd.
10:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
iPhone 4. Thunderous applause and shouting. Unreal.
10:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"This is really hot." Jobs
10:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
There are over 100 new features, but he's going to cover 8 of them.
10:31 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The new design looks just like the phone we got. "Some of you have already seen this…"
10:32 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Glass on the front, back, and stainless steel running around the edges.
10:32 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A joke. Chants, cheers, stomps and whoops. It's like a concert.
10:32 AM ON JUN 7 201

Jason Chen:
" this is the most precise thing, the most beautiful thing we've ever made." [Ars Technica]
10:32 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
No mention of us, eh?
10:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"Its closest kin is like an old Leica camera. And it's really thin. It's 24% thinner than the 3GS." [gdgt]
10:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide – Read Now
10:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It is the thinnest smartphone on the planet."
10:33 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
On the front there is a front facing camera, a microSIM tray on the side, camera and LED flash, microphone (and screws!) on the bottom, headset jack, second mic for noise cancellation and a sleep/wake button. Exactly the same as we saw.
10:34 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Because there have been a few photos of this around, people have asked "What's THIS?" (line on the side of the casing) [Ars Technica]
10:34 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The tension, the anticipation has flowed out of the room. It's a calmer buzzing, punctuated by claps and laughs.
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
So what are those lines? Those are the primary structural elements to the phone. "This is part of some brilliant engineering."
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The stainless steel band around the side is part of the antenna system.
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It's got an integrated antenna right in the structure of the phone."
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The stainless steel antenna system pulls the biggest applause since the words "iPhone 4″ came out of Steve's mouth.
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"The thinnest smartphone ever. It uses stainless steel for strength."
10:35 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It's got integrated antennas and extraordinary build quality."
10:36 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:36 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"I don't think there's another consumer product like this." [Technologizer]
10:36 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Here's something they call the "retina" display. [Ars Technica]
10:36 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
This has four times as many pixels in the same amount of space.
10:36 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A retina display. Unfamiliarity breeds rapt attention.
10:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
" If you wanted to draw the letter "A", as you can see, we turn on pixels inside that stroke and get more precision the more pixels we have." [Ars Technica]
10:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It has a 326dpi resolution.
10:37 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"There's a magic number around 300 dpi, if you hold something about 10-12 inches away from your eye, it's the limit of the human retina to distinguish pixels."
10:38 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Apple is ramming up against the limits of the human body. Silence, but for a few coughs.
10:38 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
At 326 dpi, "we are comfortably over that limit."
10:38 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now he's giving a comparison of a normal display vs. a "retina" display.
10:39 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"Once you use a retina display, you can't go back."
10:39 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:39 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It's not just text, it's images and video as well."
10:39 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's showing off comparison shots of lower-resolution displays and his "retina" display.
10:40 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:40 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
By the way, in this seim-downtime, just wanted to mention that all the specs and design things of the iPhone 4 unit we saw matches up exactly to what's being unveiled now.
10:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The NYT isn't loading.
10:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
I'm told if you refresh the page you'll get a new video and/or audio stream. Don't hold me to it!
10:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A Google-like stumble. Conversation bubbles up.
10:41 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The demo is going awkwardly because Jobs can't connect to Wi-Fi.
10:42 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The audience is laughing awkwardly and nervously.
10:42 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:43 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A subtle sense of awkwardness blankets the room.
10:43 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Until it's punctured by applause.
10:43 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"The difference is fairly amazing." [Mac Rumors]
10:43 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Groans, murmuring from the audience.
10:43 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"Scott, got any suggestions?" Someone yelled Verizon.
10:44 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
"Scott got any suggestions?" Some yells VERIZON.
10:44 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs just gave up. "Hopefully things gets fixed before my next demo."
10:44 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The resolution is 960×640. 4x more pixels.
10:44 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
An 800:1 contrast ratio, 4x better than the 3GS.
10:44 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It is an "IPS" technology and is "better than OLED technology for these type of products." [Ars Technica]
10:45 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He says you can't make an OLED display for this kind of resolution right now.
10:45 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"It has 78% of the pixels on the iPad in the palm of your hand."
10:45 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"iPhone OS 4 makes it so your apps automatically run on the Retina Display - but they look even better, because we render your text and controls in the higher resolution. Your apps look even better without doing any work!" [gdgt]
10:46 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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10:46 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Still quiet.
10:46 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"This is the best window on the planet." [Ars Technica]
10:47 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Third item, the iPhone 4 is powered by the A4 chip.
10:47 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Until the talk of the display wraps up. And a short dart of applause for the iPad's A4.
10:47 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They went with the microSIM because "they need the space."
10:48 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They made the battery a little bigger (as we saw), and the battery life is 40% more talk time on 3G because of the bigger battery and A4 chip.
10:48 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Battery is bigger, A4 power management is better, 40% more talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing ,10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 300 hours of standby. [Technologizer]
10:48 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs is quickly going over the environmental specs now.
10:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
There is genuine excitement over the bigger battery.
10:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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10:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"the A4 chip, Up to 32GB of storage, Quad-band HSDPA/HSUPA for 7.2Mbps down, 4.8 Mbps up" [Ars Technica]
10:49 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Four. "Remember when we added the accelerometer? We're adding a gyroscope."
10:50 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Who would've thought a gyroscope would make people explode with applause?
10:50 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
A three-axis gyro so you can measure rotation and yaw and six axis motion sensing.
10:50 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now, a demo of the gyroscope. "Since this demo does not require a network…it should be okay."
10:51 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:51 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now he's tilting and turning the phone, and the audience "awws" and claps loudly.
10:51 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Mac Rumors says Zenbound would be amazing with this. [Mac Rumors]
10:52 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Jenga was never this thrilling. "Ooooohh"
10:52 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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10:52 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh."
10:53 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The gyro joins the other sensors, accelerometer, compass, and proximity. [Ars Technica]
10:53 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Number five. "A whole new camera system."
10:54 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Weird, no one's blowing up for the new camera system.
10:54 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"we tend to ask the question: how do we make better pictures?"
10:54 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They've gone from a 3-megapixel to a 5-megapixel sensor, but they've also swapped in to a "backside-illuminated sensor."
10:55 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"When most people increase their megapixels, they make those pixels smaller. We've kept the pixels the same size, so they don't capture less photons per pixel."
10:55 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"The pictures we're taking off this are pretty remarkable."
10:55 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
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10:55 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
But they are happy about the actual photos.
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"We are looking at pretty photos." [Technologizer]
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's demoing a bunch of camera photos taken by his employees.
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"But that's not all." The camera also records HD video.
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
prefix Blog Post: Giz Explains: Why ISO Is the New Megapixel – Read Now
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"full 720p at 30 frames per second."
10:56 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"There is built-in video editing for trimming your clips and one-click sharing. LED flash stays on for video recording as well."
10:57 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"We're going even further than that."
10:57 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"We've written an app ourselves, iMovie for iPhone" [Ars Technica]
10:57 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Thundering for iMovie for iPhone.
10:57 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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10:58 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
What Is the iPhone's Retina Display? – Read Now
10:58 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Here's Randy Ubillos, Apple's chief video guy. [Technologizer]
10:58 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's demoing the app now.
10:58 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Everyone in this room is going to buy this phone.
10:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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(Sorry to lean so heavily on your images, GDGT, but you're fast and they're sharp.)
10:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's selecting a clip and trimming it on the iPhone. [Technologizer]
10:59 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's adding a photo to the movie, and it automatically gets the Ken Burns effect, like iMovie on the desktop.
11:00 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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11:00 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Showing edits, transitions, bringing in music from iTunes. Geolocation information can be imported to titles. This is all looking pretty amazing. There's nothing out today that is remotely comparable to this in terms of mobile video editing. [gdgt]
11:02 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Can export in 360p, 520p and 720p. [Mac Rumors]
11:03 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Loud-ass cheer after the demo.
11:03 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
iMovie for iPhone is Coming – Read Now
11:03 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
sustained wonder and applause. until he steve says it's $4.99.
11:04 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Steve Jobs is back. "Isn't that awesome?" "You can buy it for $4.99…if we approve it." [Laughter]
11:04 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now, before he brings up number six. There are 570 Wi-Fi base stations operating in this room. "That's why our demo crashed."
11:04 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"Several hundred of these things are MiFi things." Jobs is asking people to TURN OFF THEIR LAPTOPS and put their equipment ON THE FLOOR. Seriously?
11:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A supremely moment, as Steve asks everybody to turn off everything. Going dark.
11:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
A lot the liveblogs are going dead. Wow.
11:05 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The iron fist of Jobs has smacked down. "If you want to see the demos, there's no way to do it. Set'em on the floor. This is really awkward." [gdgt]
11:06 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're renaming the OS to iOS4. Taking away the "Phone" part.
11:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:
GDGT is still up and says he's still going to liveblog: http://live.gdgt.com/2010/06/07/live-wwdc-2010-keynote-coverage/
11:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Just like on the iPad, they use streaming technology to switch between networks, like 3G and Wi-Fi.
11:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
And back. But my eyes are on my surroundings.
11:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
GDGT, Technologizer and Ars are still up. [gdgt] [Technologizer] [Ars Technica]
11:07 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
We're still up, of course.
11:08 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"And we're going even further and giving it some metal." Heh. "It's our most ambitious release to date - over 1500 developer APIs. Over 100 new user features, the biggest being multitasking. Some people were saying you weren't first with multitasking - the same was true with cut/copy/paste. But we took some time to figure out how to do it right." [gdgt]
11:08 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:09 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A mild sense of shock at iPhone OS's rechristening as iOS 4. But applause anyways.
11:09 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now Steve is checking to see if everyone really turned off their Wi-Fi. He launched Safari and it loaded quickly. People cheer. (Wow.)
11:09 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's demoing Pandora and switching to Mail, showing off the multitasking.
11:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He's quoting Larry Page of Google: "… software running in the background, that just sort of exhausts the battery quickly". [Mac Rumors]
11:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide – Read Now
11:10 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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11:11 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now Jobs is showing off the stuff we saw in the iPhone 4 OS event. The unified mailbox, threaded messaging, creating folders for apps.
11:12 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"There are just tons of new features everywhere." [Technologizer]
11:12 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The engineering team at gdgt HQ just made a good point: the "iOS" name is already taken by Cisco. (It's what runs most of the internet, as a matter of fact.) Then again, Cisco owned the "iPhone" name, too, as you might recall. [gdgt]
11:12 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
The strange sensation of being drawn into the presentation, asked to participate beyond clapping and cheering at the appropriate intervals, still lingers.
11:13 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:13 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're adding Yahoo and Bing search to accompany Google search on the phones.
11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Google is still the default, but "Each one takes a unique approach to how they search and format results". [Ars Technica]
11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Jobs is complimenting Microsoft on its HTML5 presentation.
11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
The iOS4 golden master candidate is going to be available today. [Ars Technica]
11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A single person dared to applaud at Bing. And then the rest followed, obligated.
11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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11:14 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
This month they're going to hit the 100 millionth iOS device sold. [Apple Insider]
11:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"No one even comes close to this."
11:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Maybe they don't realize the magnitude of it.
11:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Number seven is iBooks. (For iPhone, obviously). [Ars Technica]
11:15 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
They're bringing all the iBooks enhancements that were on the iPad and bringing it on the iPhone. "Same controls and highlighting and bookmarking and notes."
11:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
A PDF in a mail message goes straight to your iBooks. [Mac Rumors]
11:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
Surprised there's not a more pronounced response to iBooks on iPhone, given the iPhone HD's new print-loving display.
11:16 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It's coming to the iPod touch as well.
11:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Across all three devices, you can purchase and download books, and download the same book to all your devices at no extra charge (like you can for music). [Mac Rumors]
11:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

Apple iPhone 4 Keynote Meta Liveblog

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11:17 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
It can sync notes and bookmarks across devices. [Apple Insider]
11:18 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Now a demo on the iPhone.
11:18 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Boy Genius claims the phone will launch June 24, and will be $149 and $199 for 16 and 32GB models respectively. Unconfirmed as of now.
11:19 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
He still hasn't talked about video chat. That's my guess for feature #8.
11:20 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
"we have over 150 million accounts on the store with credit cards, ready to buy your apps" [Ars Technica]
11:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
I get that this is targeted towards a developer audience, but that's a pretty interesting way to think of your customers. As just credit cards ready to place an order.
11:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Joel Johnson:

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11:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Jason Chen:
Number 8: iAds. (Wha?)
11:21 AM ON JUN 7 2010

Liveblogger X:
A listless reaction to iAds so far.
11:22 AM ON JUN 7 2010

ccmascari:
iPhone 4: The Definitive Gu