WWDC 2009 Wrapup

Mac OS X has 75 million as of 2009. There were only 25 Million in 2007.


  • New 15″ MBP, unibody design.
  • 7 Hour battery life (supposedly).
  • 5 years of use before seeing diminished battery life.
  • Recycling options available at the Apple store, if it does need to be replaced.
  • Over 1000 charge cycles, up from the 300 previously.
  • SD Card Slot. No Express Card Slot anymore.
  • Up To 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM.
  • 60% color gamut increase.
  • New starting price of $1699.
  • 3.06 Dual Core CPU, 500 GB 7200 RPM or 256 SSD
  • Highest End is 2.8GHZ, 500GB HDD, 9400M + 9600GT at $2299.
  • 17″ also updated, shipping today. Retains Express card slot.

Macbook 13″

  • 13″ updated, new display, SD Card slot and battery battery life.
  • FW800 and SD Card Slot. Now Also called ‘Macbook Pro’.
  • $1199 to $1499 in standard configurations.
  • 13″ Macbook pro shipping today.

Macbook Air

  • New Macbook Air, price drop to $1499 up to 2.13GHz CPU.
  • All of them meet EP gold and energy star v5 standards, greenest lineup yet.

OS X : Snow Leopard

  • Best OS Written for vast majority of consumers. Sharp contrast to vista. Windows 7 introduces even more complexity, Same issues, registry, DLLs, defragmentation.
  • Lots of new technologies in Snow Leopard, lots of refinement, exchange support. 90% of the OS was refined.
  • Finder was re-written in cocoa, with tons of extra features.
  • New Dock, with Expose built in. 45% faster installation of the OS, recover 6GB of space of disk space after upgrading from leopard.
  • Preview now 2X faster, better text selection in PDF, better chinese text input, uses trackpad to draw characters.


  • Mail up to 2.3x faster, safari 4 features top sites, final version released today on all platforms.
  • Leopard, tiger, and Windows.
  • Passes Acid3 test with 100%.
  • Safari is 7.8X faster at Javascript, included with snow leopard. Crash resistance. Browser plugins crash, but not the browser nor the OS.
    Cover-flow view of browser history.
  • Full spotlight search of browser history, full text.

Quicktime X

  • Quicktime hardware accelerated, new streaming method that works with any web server.
  • Brand new interface, content is the focus.
  • Trim and share video using a visual timeline select the part of the video you want. Directly shared with Youtube, Mobile me, or iTunes.


  • Stack handle lots of content better, scrolling drilling into folders.
  • Magnify thumbnails on the fly, can step through multi-page documents and plays videos through Finder.


  • Click and hold on a dock icon and expose shows all of the windows. Can work within a window without closing Expose.
  • Can drag a file on any icon, and expose will allow you to choose which
  • particular window you want to drag it to.
  • Snow Leopard shipping in September, $29 for the upgrade.
  • 64-bit, if it runs in 32-bit mode, it has a limit of 4GB. All major system apps run in 64-bit.
  • 16 million gigabytes of Memory is the limit.
  • Grand Central Station gives full granular control.


  • Allows processing support by using the GPU instead of the CPU. Video cards can be much faster than traditional CPUs. With the capacity of 1 teraflop power.

Exchange Support

  • Mail, iCal and Address Book all support Microsoft Exchange.
  • Auto-discovery of Exchange servers, all email/folders/to-do lists are automatically populated, spotlight immediately searches all data. Quick looks let you preview Office documents through mail, even if Office isn’t installed.
  • Event invitations can be accepted / denied right through mail, Ical and address books automatically have all data once mail is setup.
  • Contacts can be created by dragging and dropping contacts.
  • Supports resources allocation, people’s schedules, room availability.
  • Requires MS Exchange 2007 or later.
  • Boxed Version is $129.
  • Upgrade is $29, $49 for Family pack. Near-final developer preview available today.


  • 50,000 applications in the App store.
  • Free SDK has been downloaded more than a million times.
  • 40 Million of iPhone OS Devices have been sold.
  • iPhone OS 3.0, major update to the firmware, 100 new features.
  • ‘Find My Phone’. Only available to Mobile me subscribers. Will show on the Map where it is. Alert sound will play regardless of silent mode.
  • If your phone really is lost, remotely delete all the data. Restore from backup will allow you to get back all of your data.
  • OS Update will be free for all iPhone Customers, original iPhone and iPhone 3G. $9.95 for iPod Touch customers. Will be available June 17th.
  • Two thirds of all mobile browsing happens on an apple mobile device.

iPhone 3GS

  • Most powerful and fastest iPhone. Same Great design.
  • Much faster, loading messages is 2.1X faster, loading a game, 2.4X faster, Viewing Attachements, 3.6X faster, javascript 2.9X faster. Speeds shown against iPhone 3G, running 3.0 software.
  • Game developers get better speed.
  • HSDPA for 7.2Mbps.
  • New camera built-in. 3.0 Megapixel autofocus camera. Auto, exposure, auto light balance. Touch to focus. Auto Macro lens too, improved light sensitivity. Photos can be taken as close as 10CM.
  • Video on the iPhone. Switch on the bottom and allows Video or still photos. 30 frames a second VGA 640×480 with auto-focus.
  • You can also share the videos from your iphone using a share button (email, MMS, MobileMe, and to Youtube).
  • Videos are shown right alongside the photos in your library app on the phone. You can also edit the videos (trimming).
  • API for Video capturing for Developers.
  • Voice Control. Includes Voice Dialing anywhere in any application.Hold down the home button for a few seconds. A dialog box will appear.
  • Voice control of iPod.app, “Play all songs by the Killers”.
  • Control Genius, “play more songs like this”. “What’s playing now”.
  • Built-in Digital Compass. Compass.app Longitude, latitude, See where you are. Integrates with Maps.app and will orient which way you are going. Built-in API for the compass.
  • Accessibility is now built in as well.
  • Nike+ support built in as well.
  • Hardware encryption now built-in, great for businesses.
  • Battery life is now better. 9 Hours of internet surfing, 10 hours of video playback, 12 hours of 2G talk time, 3 hours for 3G talk time.
  • Most environmentally friendly phone. Arsenic free, mercury free LCD.
  • Packaging 23% smaller.
  • Available June 19th. For $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB. Black and White. 3G version will be $99 8GB version. iPhone 3G price starts Today.

Overall the Keynote was a two-hour extravaganza of new Macs, Snow Leopard, new iPhone OS 3.0, and iPhone 3GS.

[photo by: Adam Jackson on Flickr]

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