- “The S stands for speed."
- Launching Messages: 2.1x faster
- Load SimCity: 2.4x faster
- Viewing an Excel attachment: 3.6x faster
- Load NYTimes.com: 2.9x faster
- Averages 2x speed increase — some things are even faster
- OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA
- 3 megapixel camera
- Auto-focus, auto-white balance, auto-exposure, tap-to-focus
- Better light sensitivity. Auto-macro — close as 10cm away. There’s an API.
- Video Capture — 30fps VGA, has an API
- Scrub and edit the video with your finger
- Share it from the iPhone to YouTube
- VoiceControl — (”play songs by The Killers”), ask iPhone “what’s playing now?” You can also say “play more songs like this” and Genius will play more songs like this.
- Digital Compass — Integrated into maps — shows compass to use orientation on maps.
- Hardware encryption — Remote wipe, encrypted iTunes backups
- Improved battery life — Up to 9 hours WiFi, 10 hours video, 30 hours audio, 12 hours 2G talk, 5 hours 3G talk time.
- $199 / 16GB
- $299 / 32GB
- Available: June 19
- Keeping the iPhone 3G for only $99
iPhone 3.0 demos:
- Gameloft's Asphalt 5 — Racecar sim with Bluetooth P2P multi-player
- AirStrip Critical Care — Medical app alerts Doctor with patient data. The monitor window for looks pretty amazing. “The medical community is flocking to the iPhone." Dock-connector accessory possibilities are almost endless “I can look at this real-time waveform data even if I’m not at the bedside.” Showing zooming, scrubbing to look for abnormalities.
- ScrollMotion's iPhone book store — Contains over 500 best-selling book, 50 major magazines, 170 daily newspapers, and 1m books. Whoa. Take that Kindle!
- TomTom — Turn-by-turn directions and a car-kit with: windshield mount (portrait or landscape modes), dock with power, speaker, GPS enhancer, handsfree calling, and audio output. Availability: Summer, Price; TBA.
- ngmoco StarDefense — 3D tower defense game with multi-touch support and expansion sold through in-app purchases.
- Pasco — K-12 science app.
- ZipCar — 6,000 self-service vehicles in US & UK, 300k members. Instant car location and reservation via GPS and the new embedded Google Maps integration. (I’m a ZipCar customer, so this is pretty neat.) You can even activate the car horn remotely (to find the car) through the app!
- Line 6 and Chordmaster — Control your guitar and amp from your iPhone
iPhone SDK 3.0:
- 1,000 new APIs
- In-app purchases
- CoreLocation: turn-by-turn directions and embeddable Google Maps
- Push Notifications: alerts, sounds, badges
iPhone OS 3.0:
- A major new upgrade to iPhone.
- Landscape mode
- Rent or purchase iTunes content from the phone
- Tethering: 42 partners at launch, no AT&T
- HTM5 support (with offline db support) and audio/video tags
- 30+ languages supported: Hebrew, Arabic, Thai and others
- New feature: Find my iPhone. Log into MobileMe and it shows you on a map where your phone is. Also: “Send it a message, have it play a sound (whether or not you left it in silent mode) and the waiter can find it and call you.”
- Remote wipe
- "it’s been an incredible year for the iPhone. It was less than a year ago that we released iPhone 2.0…”
- Developers have downloaded the SDK over a million times.
- More than 50,000 apps on the App Store
- Sold more than 40m iPhones and iPod touches.
- On April 21 crossed over a billion apps downloaded
- Built-into Mail, iCal, and Address Book
- Bertrand: “It’s so ironic that we have Exchange support for no extra charge, while Windows PCs have it as an extra product.”
Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6):
- Refinements across the board
- Powerful new technologies
- Exchange support
- “We decided to refine 90% of the OS.”
- Finder completely rewritten — the user won’t see any changes.
- Dock has Expose support — click and hold, voila, you get the window you want
- Install is up to 45% faster
- After you install Snow Leopard you recover over 6GB of disk space!
- Over half the footprint of the OS.
- Mail is up to 2.3x faster
- Price: $29 (Leopard was $129)
- Family pack: $49
- Available September
- Now shipping for Leopard, Tiger and Windows
- Now bad plug-ins crash inside the browser and don't crash the OS (or the browser)
- 100/100 on Acid3 test (IE8 scored 21/100)
- Full history search
- Cover Flow view of the browsing history
- Modern foundation
- Hardware acceleration
- HTTP streaming
- New invisible UI: window title bar fades to a borderless box of video
- One-click clip trimming
- One-click uploading to YouTube and MobileMe
New MacBooks after the jump...
New MacBook Air:
- 1.8GHz for $1,499 ($300 less than before)
- 128GB model for $1,799 ($700 less)
New 13-inch MacBook Pro:
- New 7 hour fixed battery
- Built-in SD card slot
- FireWire 800
- LED-backlit keyboard
- Starts at $1,199
New 15-inch MacBook Pro:
- Top two configurations have: 9400M + 9600M GT
- New seven hour (fixed) battery
- Over 1,000 recharge cycles (average is ~300)
- Batteries have five year lifetime (longer than most notebooks)
- New built-in SD card slot (loses the ExpressCard slot)
- Up to 8GB of memory
- Same glossy display
New 17-inch MacBook Pro:
- Keeps ExpressCard slot
- Same fixed battery
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