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Apple WWDC 2009 Roundup; iPhone 3G “S”!

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Wow! What a show! Apple and their amazing products and marketing have done it again! Let’s summarize some of the things what we saw!

NEW MACBOOK PROS

15-Inch MacBook Pro

  • Battery: Built in, non user replaceable
  • Battery: To last 5 years; 7 hours battery life (2 hours longer than before)
  • Hardware: Built in SD Slot
  • Hardware: Up to 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 6MB Level 2 Cache
  • Memory: Up to 8GB of memory, 1066 MHz DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB Hard Drive or 256GB Solidstate Drive
  • Price: $1,999 for the introductory 15-Inch MacBook Pro
  • Price: $2,299 for 2.66Ghz; $2,599 for 2.8GHz
  • 17-inch MacBook Pro: Drops in price to $2,899

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13-Inch MacBook Pro

  • Battery: Built in, non user replaceable
  • Battery: To last 5 years; 7 hours battery life (2 hours longer than before)
  • Hardware: Built in SD Slot; Firewire 800
  • Memory: Up to 8GB of memory, 1066 MHz DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB Hard Drive or 256 SSD
  • Keyboard: Backlit keyboard
  • Price: $1,399 for the introductory 13-Inch MacBook Pro
  • Price: $1,749 for the 2.53GHz 13-Inch MacBook Pro

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MacBook Air

  • Hardware: 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo
  • Price: $1,749 for introductory MacBook Air
  • Price: $2,099 for 2.13GHz MacBook Air
  • Storage: 120GB Hard Drive or 128GB SSD

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iPhone OS 3.0

  • Editing: Cut, copy, paste
  • Editing: Undo support
  • Keyboard: Landscape keyboard in Mail, Notes, Messages
  • Messaging: MMS support (All good with Rogers)
  • Search: You can search Mail, Notes, Calendars, and Music
  • Spotlight: Allows you to search through the entire iPhone
  • iTunes: To allow rental and purchase of movies from the iPhone, as well as TV shows, music videos, and audio books over 3G
  • Tethering: Mac or PC; USB or Bluetooth (All good with Rogers)
  • Safari: HTTP streaming video and audio
  • Safari: Auto-fill option
  • Language support: More than 30 languages all supported in Landscape or Portrait keyboard layouts
  • Find My iPhone: Available to MobileMe customers. Shows iPhone on any web browser on a map through MobileMe. You can message your phone, alerting it. People can pick up the iPhone and call the number you specify. You can also send a remote wipe command.
  • In App Purchases: Renew magazine subscriptions or buy additional game packs (only available on paid apps).
  • Peer to Peer Support: Automatically find another player in close proximity and connect together (play games for example)
  • Push Notifications: With supported apps
  • TomTom Application: Turn by turn GPS navigation
  • Availability: June 17, 2009; Free for iPhone owners; $9.95 for iPod Touch owners

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

  • Feature: 3D rendering and built in Expose for the Dock
  • Feature: Faster OS installation; recovers 6GB of hard drive space
  • Feature: Chinese Input Method using the Trackpad
  • Feature: New magnifier allows you to zoom into your thumbnails within the Finder
  • Feature: Play movies and scroll through PDF’s from the icon in Finder
  • Feature: Runs all major OS X apps running in 64-bit
  • Feature: Exchange support built into Mail, Address Book, and iCal
  • Price: Available on Intel based Macs for $129
  • Price: Available to current Leopard owners for upgrade price of $29
  • Availability: September 2009

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Safari 4.0 (Mac OS X 10.6)

  • Availability: Shipping for Leopard, Tiger, and Windows
  • Feature: Crash resistance
  • Feature: Tabs
  • Feature: Faster Javascript performance
  • Feature: CoverFlow for searching History

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QuickTime 10 (For Mac OS X 10.6)

  • Feature: Hardware acceleration
  • Feature: Color Sync
  • Feature: HTTP Streaming
  • Feature: Video editing from within Quicktime
  • Feature: Frameless video playback
  • User interface: Looks like the full video screen mode of iTunes

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iPhone 3GS

  • Design: Same design as the iPhone 3G; Gloss back, same size
  • Screen: fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, meaning the screen does not attract finger prints as much
  • Speed: Launching messaging is 2.1x faster; other apps are faster by almost 3x
  • Network: Supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Camera: 3MP camera with Autofocus
  • Camera: Includes autofocus, autoexposure. Tap to focus; allows focus and white balance changing on the fly.
  • Camera: Low light sensitivity improved
  • Camera: Includes video capture. A new switch says “Still” or “Movie”; 30 FPS VGA. Videos are stored along side pictures in the Photo app.
  • Camera: Trim video with tap of your finger from within the app.
  • Voice Control: Dial people in your contact list using your voice. Hold down home button and say the name of who you want to call. The various commands you can use float across the screen when the app is open. Also can control iPod playback and playlists by using Voice. For example, you can ask “whats playing now?”
  • Digital Compass: Shows orientation in Google Maps (so you actually know which way you are moving), longitude, latitude and link to Google Maps
  • Accessibility: Voiceover accessibility setting reads what you touch on the screen
  • Nike+: Built in support for Nike+
  • Hardware encryption: Instant data wipe and encryption in iTunes as well
  • Battery: 9 hours Wi-Fi (was 6), 10 hours video (was 7), 30 hours audio (was 24), 12 hours on 2G (was 10), 5 hours on 3G talk
  • Price: $199 for iPhone 3GS 16GB White or Black
  • Price: $299 for iPhone 3GS 32GB White or Black
  • Availability: iPhone 3GS available June 19, 2009.

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iPhone 3G

  • Price: $99 for iPhone 3G 8GB Black
  • Availability: Only iPhone 3G 8GB Black is available; 16GB discontinued.

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  • Randi

    You forgot “tabs” in Safari. They’re back where they belong! Yay.

  • Randi

    You forgot “tabs” in Safari. They’re back where they belong! Yay.

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  • Jeff

    I wouldn’t say “apple has done it again!!”. They’ve essentially created a minor iPhone upgrade and made their laptops a bit more affordable. I really appreciate this blog, but sometimes the writing style feels too much like I’m reading the steve jobs talking points memo. Try looking at Engadget. Yes they also get accused of being apple fan boys, but at least they take some good stabs at apple from time to time. iPhone is great, Ive had the previous two versions. I’ll likely skip the 3gs.

  • Jeff

    I wouldn’t say “apple has done it again!!”. They’ve essentially created a minor iPhone upgrade and made their laptops a bit more affordable. I really appreciate this blog, but sometimes the writing style feels too much like I’m reading the steve jobs talking points memo. Try looking at Engadget. Yes they also get accused of being apple fan boys, but at least they take some good stabs at apple from time to time. iPhone is great, Ive had the previous two versions. I’ll likely skip the 3gs.

  • Of course we all know that the iPhone and MacBooks plus everything Apple is not perfect! But for people who really enjoy their products, it can be pretty cool when new stuff rolls out. There have been stabs here and there at Apple, but of course I like to talk about what I do like versus what I don’t. 3GS would be a great upgrade for 1st gen users!

  • Of course we all know that the iPhone and MacBooks plus everything Apple is not perfect! But for people who really enjoy their products, it can be pretty cool when new stuff rolls out. There have been stabs here and there at Apple, but of course I like to talk about what I do like versus what I don’t. 3GS would be a great upgrade for 1st gen users!

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  • Guest

    Great post!
    I was really excited to hear some new on a tablet though 🙁 Rumors, rumors, rumors…

  • Dusty

    Great post!
    I was really excited to hear some new on a tablet though 🙁 Rumors, rumors, rumors…

  • Sporadik

    LOL MacBooks are still a nasty rip off, other than the glass screen and aluminum case why would I not buy a PC notebook for have the price ad install osx on it like many people do? $1750 for a 13″ 2.53 GHz (you can save $1000 buying a pc with the same specs)that is insane somehow though people keep buying their ripoff computers, sorry but a sexy case and glass (good for serato in a club where drinks fizz on the screen) is not worth $1000, they have no excuse now that CPUs are intel, I love the iPhone but man everything else they make is such a ripoff, they say North Koreans are brainwashed maybe but not as much as MacBook fanboys!

  • glen

    Another sad attempt at getting consumers to spend dollars we don’t have. Does anyone really care about a Compass?

  • Sporadik

    LOL MacBooks are still a nasty rip off, other than the glass screen and aluminum case why would I not buy a PC notebook for have the price ad install osx on it like many people do? $1750 for a 13″ 2.53 GHz (you can save $1000 buying a pc with the same specs)that is insane somehow though people keep buying their ripoff computers, sorry but a sexy case and glass (good for serato in a club where drinks fizz on the screen) is not worth $1000, they have no excuse now that CPUs are intel, I love the iPhone but man everything else they make is such a ripoff, they say North Koreans are brainwashed maybe but not as much as MacBook fanboys!

  • glen

    Another sad attempt at getting consumers to spend dollars we don’t have. Does anyone really care about a Compass?

  • Jeff

    I agree, I run mac OSx on a dual boot pc laptop. Best of both worlds…way way cheaper.

  • Jeff

    I agree, I run mac OSx on a dual boot pc laptop. Best of both worlds…way way cheaper.

  • Guest

    I agree, MAC’s are very expensive for what they have for specs. I do give credit though to Apple on there designs, there very sexy lol
    But if ur into video editing or just love MAC, then go for it! Everyone has there own opinions.

  • Dusty

    I agree, MAC’s are very expensive for what they have for specs. I do give credit though to Apple on there designs, there very sexy lol
    But if ur into video editing or just love MAC, then go for it! Everyone has there own opinions.

  • Guest

    Not me… Old school in my opinion lol Everything is all GPS or something to do with directions anywayz.

  • Dusty

    Not me… Old school in my opinion lol Everything is all GPS or something to do with directions anywayz.

  • Guest

    Same here! OSX on my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 🙂 Although I only prefer 2 OS.

  • Dusty

    Same here! OSX on my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 🙂 Although I only prefer 2 OS.

  • Sporadik

    Apple has to get their stuff together before they dig a hole with their computers, a (don’t get me wrong amazing) aluminum case and glass screen isn’t worth $1000, I know a couple people who went on the dell website and built the same computer to spec and saved 100s, us nerds may know but soon the general population will. I think they would more make if they were better priced because they would sell 5 times more

  • Sporadik

    Apple has to get their stuff together before they dig a hole with their computers, a (don’t get me wrong amazing) aluminum case and glass screen isn’t worth $1000, I know a couple people who went on the dell website and built the same computer to spec and saved 100s, us nerds may know but soon the general population will. I think they would more make if they were better priced because they would sell 5 times more

  • My last computer was a Dell 700m laptop running XP. It was a great machine, but after a couple years it started to break down, speaker wires got “disconnected” from opening/closing of the lid, and general XP sluggishness even after formats. Switching to a Mac was the best thing I’ve done so far. Good bye Windows. 🙂

  • My last computer was a Dell 700m laptop running XP. It was a great machine, but after a couple years it started to break down, speaker wires got “disconnected” from opening/closing of the lid, and general XP sluggishness even after formats. Switching to a Mac was the best thing I’ve done so far. Good bye Windows. 🙂

  • Sporadik

    I personally never liked dell but like I said I k we people who built to MacBook spec since they’ve switched to intel chips, at the same time the few people I know with MacBooks or computers had nothing but problems and got rid of them believe it or not, I’m actually having a tough time thinking of a good of company to go with for a laptop, probably Asus because I’ve loved their mobos for the last 15 years! Maybe Toshi still undecided

  • Sporadik

    I personally never liked dell but like I said I k we people who built to MacBook spec since they’ve switched to intel chips, at the same time the few people I know with MacBooks or computers had nothing but problems and got rid of them believe it or not, I’m actually having a tough time thinking of a good of company to go with for a laptop, probably Asus because I’ve loved their mobos for the last 15 years! Maybe Toshi still undecided

  • To each their own of course! I was tired of formatting my Dell and wanted something different. Mac has been a breath of fresh air, so far no problems at all. Most people I know who have switched have been super happy with their MacBooks, except for those who buy refurb units which seem to have issues at times.

  • To each their own of course! I was tired of formatting my Dell and wanted something different. Mac has been a breath of fresh air, so far no problems at all. Most people I know who have switched have been super happy with their MacBooks, except for those who buy refurb units which seem to have issues at times.

  • Guest

    Jeff is right. The first paragraph is GROSSLY sensationalized. “Wow! What a show! Apple and their amazing products and marketing have done it again!” There are TONNES of disappointed people out there. Apple has somehow gone from revolutionizing the industry to keeping up with the industry.

  • Mike Bellegarde

    Jeff is right. The first paragraph is GROSSLY sensationalized. “Wow! What a show! Apple and their amazing products and marketing have done it again!” There are TONNES of disappointed people out there. Apple has somehow gone from revolutionizing the industry to keeping up with the industry.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll all add my “me too” to that. I like my iPhone but it has it’s issues and frankly I suspect it you look there is probably better hardware out there. Apple continues to make improvements to it’s computers but it’s not the be-all-end-all of computers as a lot of people think.

  • Joost

    I’ll all add my “me too” to that. I like my iPhone but it has it’s issues and frankly I suspect it you look there is probably better hardware out there. Apple continues to make improvements to it’s computers but it’s not the be-all-end-all of computers as a lot of people think.

  • Anonymous

    That’s funny: I own three Dells (oldest was purchased in 2006) and haven’t had the issues you’ve had. I’m actually thinking of Dell as my next computer.

    And I’ve also heard Apple horror stories of hardware, customer service, etc.

    Bottom line: it’s all what you’re comfortable with and like using. To me one is no better than the other.

    But that’s just me.

  • Joost

    That’s funny: I own three Dells (oldest was purchased in 2006) and haven’t had the issues you’ve had. I’m actually thinking of Dell as my next computer.

    And I’ve also heard Apple horror stories of hardware, customer service, etc.

    Bottom line: it’s all what you’re comfortable with and like using. To me one is no better than the other.

    But that’s just me.

  • LocaJony

    Why did they bother making a new iPhone? They only real new features is the video, and faster? The rest of the new features will come with the OS 3.0.

  • LocaJony

    Why did they bother making a new iPhone? They only real new features is the video, and faster? The rest of the new features will come with the OS 3.0.

  • Anonymous

    I find it amusing that after Apple made a big hoopla that they were discontinuing FireWire that they bent to public pressure and put it back in. Apple is normally the one who leads, not follows.

  • Joost

    I find it amusing that after Apple made a big hoopla that they were discontinuing FireWire that they bent to public pressure and put it back in. Apple is normally the one who leads, not follows.

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