Again Steve Jobs (holding Macbook Air) demonstrated his remarkable salesmanship and alluring charisma. This time round, the highlights of the keynote were to introduce to the world two new products and to promote the two improved product lines.
The major announcements were the addition of two new product lines:
The new Apple’s Time Capsule is a wireless-capabled NAS (Network-Attached Storage) and backup device that complements Leopard’s innovative Time Machine backup software.
Billed as the world’s thinnest notebook priced from US$1,799 and features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display that has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, running with a custom-made Core2Duo processor ranging from 1.6 to 1.8 Ghz and 80GB harddisk as standard. In addition, it has a built-in webcam, multi-touch gesture large touchpad and intelligent self-brightness adjusting system. However, accessories like external drive (US$99) is a additional purchase.
The other two announcements, though no less minor, were the software updates for:
- iPhone and iPod Touch
iPhone and iPod Touch undergo major software updates such as iPhone’s Map feature to help user find location on maps etc.
- iTune & Apple TV
Update to incorporate movie rental service.
Detailed description of the keynote:
http://gizmodo.com/345051/apple-macbook-air-looks-absolutely-amazing (With its internal circuitry !)
Same Keynote Videos but first two get truncated for those who want to get quick overview.
Ultra-quick summary of Keynote Video (1min)
Quick-summary of Keynote Video (10mins)
Full Keynote Video (1hr30mins)
Transcription can be found in http://www.macworld.com/article/131486/2008/01/liveupdate.html