Macworld Keynote 2008

Macworld Keynote 2008
Macworld Keynote 2008

Four big announcements:

– **1. [Time Capsule](http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/)**
– 500 GB or 1 TB models
– Essentially an AirPort Extreme with a hard drive inside
– **2. iPhone & iPod Touch**
– SDK will still be released in February
– [1.1.3 today](http://www.apple.com/iphone/gettingstarted/guidedtourupdate2/large.html):
– Maps with location, using Google’s Celltower system + Skyhooks wifi system
– Webclips
– SMS multiple people
– Customize your home screen
– Chapters in videos; subtitles, display of lyrics
– [All apps now available on iPod Touch](http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/whatsnew.html)
– free for new iPod Touches
– $20 Upgrade for current owners
– **3a. [Movie Rentals in iTunes](http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/movies.html)**
– Touchstone, Miramax, MGM, Lionsgate, NewLine Cinema, Fox, WB, Walt Disney, Paramount, Universal, Sony (just about everyone!)
– In store 30 days after DVD release, plus a bunch of library titles
– Launching with 1000 films by the end of February
– Ready to play in less than 30 seconds, you have 30 days to start watching it. After you start, you have 24 hours to keep watching as much as you like.
– Library titles, $2.99
– New releases, $3.99
– **3b. [Apple TV 2.0](http://www.apple.com/appletv/)**
– You can buy shows, movies, music online from the Apple TV
– Rent movies from the Apple TV
– Rent them in HD or DVD qualities with 5.1 surround sound
– Grabs photos from Flickr and .Mac (also videos from .Mac)
– Expanded YouTube selection
– Sync purchases & rentals back to your computer
– HD rentals are $1 more than other formats.
– 100 titles in HD today
– Entirely new UI
– All Apple TVs get this upgrade in 2 weeks
– New Apple TV is $229 (shipping in 2 weeks)
– **4. [MacBook Air](http://www.apple.com/macbookair/)**
– It’s real.
– World’s thinnest notebook
– Wedge shape, 0.76″ to 0.16″ profile
– Full size keyboard, black on silver with backlight, like MBP
– Full size display, 13.3″, LED backlit with iSight
– Multi-touch gestures on trackpad
– circular motion?
– 3 finger pan around left and right in iPhoto
– zooming is pinch just like iPhone
– 80GB 1.8″ HD standard
– 64GB SSD (Solid State Disk) is optional
– Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz standard, 1.8 GHz optional
– C2D is same die, but in a 60% smaller package made special for Apple
– Magsafe power
– flip down door for USB, DVI, headphone jack
– built-in 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
– No ethernet port, no optical drive
– Optional USB optical drive (no details)
– Software installs done remotely using “Remote Disk”
– Share the optical drive of any other Mac or PC via WiFi
– Steve thinks discs suck, don’t need ’em
– 5 hours of battery life
– 3 lbs
– 2 GB standard RAM
– $1799, Shipping in 2 weeks
– Environmental progress:
– Full aluminum case, recyclable
– mercury and arsenic free display
– bromide and PVC free circuit boards
– 50% less volume on retail packaging
– **One more thing:** [Randy Newman](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OldToIF5ZGs)
– He rants about America
– Then sings a political song
– This is weird