For those of you returning today from a three-month expedition in Antarctica, yesterday we liveblogged Apple's Summer '07 event from their Infinite Loop campus Town Hall. Beyond discovering that we almost nailed the new iMac with our mock-up (glass and black rim included), we saw, touched and licked a lot more. Here's a summary:
• Brian did a hands-on video of the iMac and iLife's best, and posted his impressions as well as a sexy gallery.
• Jason had a hands on with the new slim keyboard, then tried to pants it. Until security showed up.
• Steve didn't make a big deal out of it, but the Mac mini is not dead!, a Mark Twain impersonator says. Yet.
• With the new iMacs we also got an refreshed iLife '08, with more web ties than ever. Their .Mac service got its capabilities beefed up to match, with 10GB for each account available now at Apple's servers.
• In iLife, iMovie '08 was the application that got the biggest facelift.
• iWork '08 also got refreshed, gaining a spreadsheet application called Numbers.
Both the hardware and software are quite sleek and sexy, but like always, everyone is always expecting a bigger boom, like the fabled sub-notebooks, the tele-porting machine or a giant robot version of Bono that could impose peace on the world. For those naysayers, you still can get the worst keynote ever T-shirt. And for those who think His Steveness can do no wrong, you can always drool over the TV advertising.
And one last thing...
Out of the presentation, and in case you have missed it in all the craze, the Aiport Express got a Gigabit Ethernet port. Good to shuttle all those high-definition porn files back and forth.