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WWDC Live Discussion Thread: All today's BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS are HERE!

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    We of course can't be at the live event, but we will be highlighting and
    discussing the announcements coming from the many sites who are covering this event including Mac Rumors, The Apple Blog and Ars Technica.
     
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    Senior vice president of Worldwide Product, Phil Schiller is
    heading up the WWDC discussion. Bertrand Serlet and Scott Forstall
    also partaking in the discussion.

    Schiller announces that there are 75 million users of OS X. Yeah!

    A billion apps have been downloaded on the iPhone.
     
  3. Carlo Medina

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    All new 15" MBP. Oh crap, I'm going to be broke. I had prepared to buy a new iPhone, but I listened to all the naysaying bloggers who said there wouldn't be new hardware announcements. They're improving the monitor (increased color gamut) and bringing that improved battery from the 17" over to the 15".

    Only saving grace for my pocketbook? Still not Nehalem, as far as I can tell. If it was, I'd be buying it on release date. Now I might still hold off until the Nehalem architecture makes it into the MBPs. They did lower the standard config prices, $1699-$2299 (vs. $1999-$2499). Wonder if the academic price will still be $100-$200 lower.

    17" saw a speed bump as well in processor speed. I'm seeing this overall now as an incremental rev.

    13" gets new screen, and the rebranding to all aluminum = MBP just happened.
     
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    Brand new 15" Mac Pro

    $1699 15" MBP: 2.53GHz, 4GB, 250GB, 9400M graphics
    (Up to 3.06 Dual Core CPU. Up to 8GB of RAM. Up to 500GB 7200RPM HD. Or, 256GB SSD)

    * unibody design
    * brand new display
    * 60% color gamut increase
    * SD card slot
    * Most users will get 5 years undiminished battery life. Battery lasts
    up to 7 hours. 1,000 charges.
     
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    17" Macbook Pro also gets an update: 2.8GHz CPU, 500GB HD with
    Express card slot.
     
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    13" MacBook also gets a facelift with the new display, SD card slot
    and improved battery life.

    However, now they are calling the 13" Macbook a MACBOOK PRO
    with a starting price of $1,199 on up to $1,499. 8GB of memory,
    up to 500GB or 256GB SSD drive with backlit keyboard and Fire Wire 800.
     
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    Macbook Air also getting an upgrade of its own. Configurations
    up to 2.13GHz CPU at a $1,499 to $1,799 price point.
     
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    SNOW LEOPARD:

    $29 Ship Price ($49 Family Pack). Available September.

    Apple building upon its widely popular Leopard OS X.

    Refinements * Technology * Exchange

    Apple refined over 90% of core OS pieces in Snow Leopard
    You recover over 6GB disc space with Snow Leopard Install
    (whose install is 45% faster)

    * Built Expose into the Dock (click and hold on a Dock icon and Expose shows all of the app's windows)
    * Viewing images and PDFs now faster
    * Mail is 2.3x faster
    * Trackpad can draw Chinese Characters
    * Stacks better handles content such as scrolling, drilling into folders.
    * Finder lets you magnify thumbnails on the fly
    * Ability to wade through multi-page documents and play videos right through Finder.
    * Full 64-bit. It's twice as fast and can make use of unlimited RAM (up to 16 billion GB)
    * Mail, iCal, and Address Book now all support Exchange
     
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    Safari 4 FINAL goes live TODAY. Will also ship with Snow Leopard with included
    enhancements:

    * Crash resistance (sandboxes plugins)
    * 50% faster 64-bit JavaScript
    * Faster Quicktime with new streaming method
     
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    LMAO I've been updating the gruber thread, will chime in here!
     
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    Thank God for Safari 4 final. Hopefully it won't be as bug ridden as IE8. I really regret putting that on my desktop at home. It won't even render Google Maps in "Compatibility Mode".
     
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    Wooohooo, new Quicktime. Glad I held off updating to QTPro
     
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    SNOW LEOP TO SHIP SEPTEMBER FOR $29!
     
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    Wonder what my academic price will be [​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe they are going to refresh the whole Macbook Pro line and not frigging add BluRay. PLEASE APPLE WAKE UP.
     
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    Eh...the best news I've heard so far is the return of FireWire to the MacBook 13-inch MBP. [​IMG]
     
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    Sam, I agree about BD. However as I mentioned earlier I think this is really just a minor refresh, so it doesn't surprise me that BD didn't make it in there. Also, when BD first hits Apple I'm be it will be a CTO option on the Mac Pro (and maybe the iMacs) before it hits the portable line.

    When they move their MBPs to the Nehalem chipset (probably late 09/early 10), that's my guess as to when they'll put BD in their mobile products as a CTO option, but my guess is that BD will be a CTO option on the Mac Pro around the time Snow Leopard is released. No basis on my conjecture, just a gut feeling.
     
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    How funny will it be if there is so much time spent on Snow Leopard and new Macbook Pros that there is no new iPhone? =p
     
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    Not gonna happen. They are competing full on with BD via iTunes HD downloads. Unless they see they are losing sales, they won't do it. How many people buy Windows instead of Mac OS just for the BD support?
     
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    45 minutes in and they ahvent mentioned iPod or iPhone once. What a difference a year makes.
     

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