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MacWorld 2008 Keynote announcements

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

I know some people are expecting a blogpost from me on Apple’s latest announcements as made by Steve Jobs today at MacWorld. 🙂

I just watched his Keynote speech so, here we go!

Steve said he liked to talk about four things today:

Time Capsule. It’s a companion product for Time Machine, basically an Airport Extreme basestation with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive enabling backing up wirelessly

New iPhone features; Maps with location (a great, innovative way to find your actual position by triangulating signals from WiFi Hotspots and GSM celltower information!)…Webclips…Customize home
screen(s)…SMS multiple people at once…Chapters, subtitles, languages…Lyrics support

The iPod touch got the same new features as well as some new apps; Mail…Maps…Stocks…Notes…Weather

movie rentals
, Every major studio is on board offering over 1,000 movies already. You’ll be able to start watching instantly within 30
seconds on all Macs & PCs, iPods and iPhones.

And, as for content on your TV at home…a new version of the Apple TV software allows movie rentals directly on your widescreen TV! This is Apple TV, Take 2 which doesn’t need a computer allowing you
to rent movies in HD quality with Dolby 5.1, play Podcasts and view photos from
Flickr & .Mac, watch YouTube movies, buy TV shows and music and of course still play all iTunes content from Macs & PCs

The tagline for this years MacWorld was; There’s something in the Air…well, there is…and it is called:

4. MacBook Air
! World’s thinnest laptop. The features: 3.0 pounds (around 1.4kg),
measures 0.16 – 0.76 inches (thinnest to thickest part), 13.3″ widescreen
display, Full size and backlit keyboard, multi-touch gestures trackpad, iSight camera built in, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB memory 80 GB hard drive, 64 GB Solid State Drive as option, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Magsafe.

There is no optical drive, options are either a MacBook Air external optical drive or new software that allows you to “borrow” a Mac
or PC’s optical drive over a Wi-Fi network. The battery life is a stunning 5 hours.

Just look at the pictures below, and be sure…this is what I wanna have!

Steve didn’t end with a ‘oh, and one more thing’, instead he mentioned that all of the above is introduced in the first 2 weeks of 2008, and there are still 50 more weeks to come. 🙂