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Official Apple Fall 2011 Keynote Announcements and Discussion: "Let's Talk iPhone!" (1 Viewer)

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I'll be providing play by play as we go here in this first post, please add your thoughts, hopes dreams and crushing disappointment (NOT!) below! iPhone 4s has leaked on Apple's Japanese website, launching October 14th. http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/iphone-4s-landing-on-october-14th-according-to-apple-store-page/ Liveblogs: http://live.gizmodo.com/ http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/apples-lets-talk-iphone-keynote-liveblog/ http://www.macworld.com/article/162575/2011/10/live_update.html http://live.arstechnica.com/Event/iPhone_5 http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Apple_iPhone_5_event_live_blog Tim Cook is on stage now, welcoming crowd, going over the history of the Town Hall Room. iPod launched here! Cook is wearing jeans and a button down. Evocative of Jobs wardrobe (dark and casual) but his own style. Going over inroads into asia, "At the Hong Kong opening, they sold more Macs on opening day than they have in any other store in the world!" Going to go over all 4 product lines today, first the mac, 6 miliion copies of lion sold! 300 million ipods sold over the last 10 years., 45 million sold last july to this June, 1/2 are still to NEW iPod buyers! "What's amazing is that iPhone 4, in a very short period of time, has sold over half of the total iPhones sold the entire time we've been selling" 16m songs in the library, over 20 billion downloads 96% of customers are satisfied to extremely satisfied, JD power award #1 six years running. Despite that 5% of worldwide phone market, enormous opportunity. More on that later (laughs) Next up iPad 250 Million total iOS devices sold. 140,000 iPad formatted apps on the store. 3 Billion paid to devs New App from Apple: Cards. Like what iPhoto and Aperture provide now. Free app, $2.99 to send a custom card. Talk just slowed down as they get into really boring crap that everyone knows from WWDC. Going over iOS 5 now, 100k developers already on it, 200+ new features. Reviewing top 10 new features. Deep twitter integration, new NewsStand. Camera. Game Center. Tabbed browsing, PC free. etc. October 12th launch for iOS 5. Woot! Going over iCloud now. Apple just killed Loopt with new feature: "Find my friends" Discussing how iTunes Match works iCloud launches October 12th too, but iTunes Match delayed till end of October (boooo!). Phil Schiller on stage, here comes new product! Updated iPod Nano, swipe to go between apps. 16 new clock faces to support the nutjobs wearing them like watches =p HOLY CRAP THERES A MICKEY MOUSE WATCHFACE. I'm running to get a nano now! It's available today =) 8gb $129, 16gb $149 iPoid Touch gets a big boost from iOS 5 and iCloud, now available in black or white face. Available Oct 12th, 8gb $199 32gb $299, 64gb $399 nice. But no 128gb as was speculated. iPhone 4s is official, looks just like iPhone 4 but don't be deceived, dual core A5 inside. Epig games shows off Infinity Blade 2, using the new iPhone 4s which is 2x CPU and 7x GPU of iPhone 4. World phone (both CDMA and GSM in one body) plus HSPDA+ confirmed. Good for AT&T, bad for Verizon. Same battery time or better than iPhone 4 8 megapickle camera sensor confirmed - backside illuminated, allegedly allows 73% more light gathering. Hybrid IR filter (Neat!) 5 element lens with a fast f2.4 aperture (neato!) I'm hard to impress and I gotta say this seems like a totally sweet update to the camera subsystem. 1080p video and image stabilization. If only we could get 1080p from the Apple Store, ya think? Demoing Siri Assistant now, here comes the unicorn dust! "Your intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by asking" Siri helps you set appointments, answer messages, find places and directions, all by talking to it. Ties into Yelp and Wolfram Alpha to start. Siri works remotely (like the Kindle Silk browser) all the work happens at the other end, you must have Wifi or 3g network active. iPhone 3gs lives on (DUHHHHH!) 8gb Free on contract tho. iPhone 4 16gb $99 iPhone 4s 16 $199 32 $299 64 $399 Sprint is now go Preorders on the 7th, ships the 14th And we are done! --Added: Nobody has mentioned yet how close the voice is to Xtranormal.com - this will not end well =) Keynote posted: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/11piuhbvdlbkvoih10/event/index.html Tons of new videos and pages up: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ http://www.apple.com/ios/ http://www.apple.com/icloud/#video-icloud http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/ http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/
 

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Engadget, Ars and Thisismynext live blogs are solid, I'll post major news in individual posts but keeping the top refreshed at all times.
 

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The pix Nilay is rocking at TIMN are some of the best I've ever seen taken at a Liveblog. Ultra clear, no fuzz, go go go Nikon D3s. Nilay just tweeted me back, it's actually @ohnorosco with a D90 and an 18-200, BEAUTIFUL shots from that combo.
 

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