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6 January 2009 @ 6pm

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Macworld 2009 – Keynote Recap

For those of you that didn’t– or couldn’t– tune in, here’s a recap of the high points from the Apple Keynote presentation at Macworld 2009 in San Francisco:

New iLife

  • $79, available end of January
  • iPhoto ’09
    • automatic face recognition
    • Flickr/Facebook integration
    • automatic video stabilization to existing video clips
    • Places: geotagging from cameras, and manually
    • photo integration maps from google maps
    • new themes for slideshows (that work on iPhone as well)
  • iMovie ’09
    • precision editing
    • advanced (context-sensitive) drag & drop
    • dynamic themes
    • animated travel maps
  • GarageBand ’09
    • “Learn to play” videos from popular artists
    • additional lessons at $4.99 each

New iWork

  • $79, available immediately
  • Keynote ’09
    • new object, text transitions
    • magic move
    • chart animations
    • new themes
    • iPhone app for Keynote remote ($0.99)
  • Pages ’09:
    • new templates
    • full-screen editing mode
    • new Numbers features as well

Mac Box Set

  • Leopard + iLife + iWork
  • $169

iWork.com

  • upload/share docs online
  • add notes online, edit
  • free now (beta), eventually pay

17″ MacBook Pro

  • 0.98″ thick, 6.6 lbs
  • 1920 x 1200 display resolution
  • 700:1 contrast ratio
  • anti-glare option ($50 extra)
  • 2.93 GHz processor, up to 8GB RAM
  • non-removable battery
  • up to 8 hours battery life, recharge 1000x
  • one configuration: $2,799, available late January

iTunes

  • three prices points: $0.69, $0.99, $0.129
  • iTunes Plus = DRM-free music, better encoding
  • 8 million DRM-free now
  • all 10 million songs DRM-free by end of quarter
  • iTunes store over 3G and WiFi
  • preview/buy songs over cell network

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