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Official Back To The Mac Event Discussion Thread (10/20/10)


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#1 of 68 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 20 2010 - 04:38 AM

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Announcements


iLife '011


*iPhoto: New full screen modes; Facebook Enhancements; Easier to email photos from iPhoto; New Slideshows; Big leap in making and printing books; The addition of letterpress cards.

Will show all photos according to map location. Imports photos from Facebook and FlickR accounts.  Creates cool animated slideshows with new exciting themes/templates and 3D effects.


*iMovie: All new audio editing; one step effects (such as slo-mo Instant Replay); People Finder let's you find clips with people in it.  News and Sports Themes; Construct your own movie trailers (15 themes included).


*Garage Band: Flex Time; Groove Matching; More Guitar amps and effects; New piano and guitar lessons; "How did I play?" feature


FREE with every new Mac.  $49 Upgrade for existing users.  Available TODAY.



Facetime


Facetime now available for the Mac. Make calls from your Mac in full screen just by clicking on contact list. Beta release TODAY from Apple.com



MAC OS X: LION


Bringing iPad and iPhone OS innovations back to the Mac

Multi-Touch gestures via mouse and trackpad

App Store

App Home Screens

Full Screen Apps

Auto Save on all Applications

Apps Resume when launched

Mission Control: Allows you to see everything running on your Mac and instantly access them

Launchpad: Allows you to launch any app on your Mac easily.  Organize Apps via click and drag.  Create Folders to organize apps (Productivity, Games, etc.)


Releases Summer 2011

Mac App Store opens in 90 Days



Macbook Air


0.68" thin tapers to 0.11"

Weighs 2.9 lbs.

Complete Unibody construction

Full sized keyboard and full size glass trackpad

13.3" LED backlit display

1440x900 pixels (more than current 15"MBP screen)

Core 2 Duo Processor

Nvidia GeForce 320m

Face Time Camera

No Optical Drive - No Hard Drive

Complete Solid State Storage

Features INSTANT ON

Battery Life: 7 Hours; Standby 30 Days

802.11n Wifi


Also available in 11.6" version

11.6" LED backlit display

2.3 lbs.

Core 2 Duo Processor

NVIDIA GeForce 320m

Full Size Keyboard and Multi-Touch Trackpad

Battery Life: 5 Hours; Standby: 30 Days


PRICE: $999 11.6 inch (64GB);  $1199 (128 GB);  $1299 13.3" (128GB);  $1599 13.3' (256GB) 

 

AVAILABLE TODAY


 

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#2 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:07 AM

Best Live blog so far by far for those of us who can't get video:

http://arstechnica.c...107-preview.ars


Engadget's is good too:

http://www.engadget....-the-mac-event/


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#3 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:07 AM

No new announcements yet!


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#4 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:09 AM

iLife 11 official.


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#5 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:10 AM

iDVD is NOT DEAD.  They showed the icon in the announcement!!!!


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#6 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:13 AM

'Fullscreen' is the new big feature?  BIG WHOOP.


Except....  You know why they are doing this?  Moving to multitouch input.  Count on it.


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#7 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:19 AM

As Ars says:

"Lots of signs of Cocoa Touch: UITabBar, in-app email views... Also, Helvetica is the new font..."


It's all multitouch folks, welcome to the future.  That's the big surprise that's building.


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#8 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:31 AM

They are going to take over an hour introducing iLife today, there isn't going to be much time to say nearly anything at all about Lion if it is indeed being outted today.  Add in the new Macbook Air and no time at all for that...


Ars has spotted a new Facetime / iChat icon.


iDVD icon is NOT in the dock of the machines being used to demo that I can see.


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#9 of 68 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:38 AM

Absolutely AMAZING how you can create trailers

with iMovie '011.


This really gives every other movie-making software

a run for its money.


 

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#10 of 68 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:45 AM

Well, it depends on what you want to create.  It's not going to give FCP a run for its money but yeah, on consumer level it's a nice improvement.


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:49 AM

iLife is only $49


Facetime for OSX is official


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:53 AM

Lion is official.


Facetime OSX is in beta today!


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:54 AM

Oh shit, are they going to merge iOS and OSX?


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:55 AM

OK, no merger, just bringing iOS philosophies BACK TO the mac.  It makes sense.


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:57 AM

Big problem: touch screens don't want to be vertical (or fingerprint laden!) so what's their solution?


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Posted October 20 2010 - 05:58 AM

They are bringing the App Store to OSX.  Will it be required or optional?


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Posted October 20 2010 - 06:04 AM

It seems to be optional.  If so they are going to sell 10x as many macs as they are right now cause it looks beautifully done AND will increase the developer program 1000%.


It also does not seem to be part of iTunes.  VERY smart.


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Posted October 20 2010 - 06:06 AM

Ah brilliant.  A Mission Control Launchpad acts like an iPad layer on OSX for you so that these apps will be sandboxed away from but not infringing on existing 'real' applications that can be gotten the traditional route.  So Devs can continue to work the old way AND the new way too if they so choose.


We wantses it.  We wantses it bad!


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Posted October 20 2010 - 06:09 AM

Imagine if apps you bought on iPhone are automatically free for you on day 1 for OSX?!?!  Awesome for users, minor dev complaints, but totally awesome and you can create all new 'premium' versions for the main machines.


This keeps getting better.


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Posted October 20 2010 - 06:10 AM

Hpoly W#$@5  Mac App Store goes to Devs in beta today and launches within 90 days, works on Snow Leopard!


Lion launches Summer '11!


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