Here is TGR’s archived liveblog coverage of Macworld San Francisco 2009, held at 9am on January 6th (PST).
Hello everyone, welcome to The Green Room’s live coverage of Phil Schiller’s opening keynote at Macworld San Francisco 2009. The event starts on Tuesday January 6th at 9:00AM (PST), but in the mean time we’ll be covering last-minute news and rumors on this liveblog. Be sure to check out our liveblog details post for more information.
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Was there anything announced today on Tuesday.
@Bones: Apple won’t announce anything until the keynote. We’ll provide coverage of third party software and hardware products before and after Phil Schiller’s keynote.
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Macworld Product Announcements: SlingPlayer for iPhone/iPod touch, SlingPlayer for Mac HD [via Engadget]
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what’s the time that het keynote start in gmt time
@Guest: The keynote begins at 5:00PM GMT. Please consult this page for a list of other time zones.
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Hello everyone, welcome once again to The Green Room’s liveblog coverage of Phil Schiller’s opening keynote at Macworld 2009. There are now less than two hours until the event starts.
There is 1 hour and 30 minutes until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.
The final Apple keynote at Macworld San Francisco is 1 hour away.
There’s a large “Greenest family of notebooks” poster inside Moscone. Think of it as Apple giving Dell the finger.
45 minutes to go everyone.
There’s half an hour left until MWSF.
Fifteen minutes and counting!
Phil’s playlist: MGMT
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Phil’s playlist: The Killers
This is it. 1 minute to go.
Cellphone off voiceover. Keynote beginning.
Phil’s playlist: Beck
Phil’s playlist: Coldplay
Phil yet to be seen.
lights are down, phil on stage, loud applause
Phil’s “very excited to be delivering the keynote”
Discussing the value of retail stores
Phil mentions the flagship Sydney store on screen!
3.4 million visitors per week at the Apple Store
Focusing on the Mac today
9.7 million Macs last year
3 new things – first iLife 09
Discussing last year’s introduction of “Events” in iPhoto
’09 has a new organization system called “Faces”
Organize by people! Face detection! Snapshots!
iPhoto can detect the person in the photo, and find other photos with the same face.
Phil says it isn’t perfect.
another organization system called Places
GPS geo-tagging and map in “Places” with all the locations of your photos
Phil explains that the iPhone and other cameras have built-in GPS.
if a photo doesn’t have geotagging, you can do it yourself on your mac
Based on Google Maps, many of the same functions.
Support for Facebook and Flickr has been added in iPhoto 09
based on Google Maps, many of the same functions.
info added to a facebook photo from the site once uploaded “syncs” back to iPhoto
introducing iPhoto slideshow themes.
Phil’s demonstrating the various themes available for slideshows in iPhoto
You can save a slideshow to iTunes and put it on your iPhone/iPod touch
The various effects used in the slideshow demo look great.
FULL demo taking place now
iTunes like interface for corkboard style “Faces” navigation
nice, sleek interface for face detection. works quite well.
New iPhoto feature roundup: Faces, Places, Facebook & Flickr, Slideshow themes, Travel books
interestingly, Phil’s using a cinema display on the demo. does that mean new iMacs?
Phil’s still demoing new features in iPhoto.
That’s it for iPhoto 09.
Introducing iMovie 09
iMovie has many of the features customers were missing out on in iMovie 08
Video screening about iMovie’s powerful editing features.
Randy Ubillos is the Chief Architect of Video Applications, discussing and demoing iMovie 09 now.
iMovie seems to be becoming more like Final Cut Pro.
iMovie feature roundup: Precision editor, Advanced drag and drop, Dynamic themes, Animated travel maps
Features also include video motion stabalization.
Introducing iMovie effects, includes aged film, cartoon, x-ray – much like Photo Booth effects in terms of choice.
Phil back on stage to talk about Garageband 09
‘Learn to play’ teaches you how to play an instrument
Phil calls it a “true breakthrough”. Are 9to5’s celebrity music lessons going to come true?
Phil plays a Guitar Lesson video. John-from-the-Apple-Store-type-person-with-a-guitar introduces himself. All lessons are in HD.
BAM! Here we go. Celebrity music lessons.
John Fogerty, Sting, someone from Fall out boy. $4.99 per lesson, downloadable from Garageband. Ties into your iTunes account. No word on international availability.
The guy from Fall out boy is Patrick Stump.
Colbie Callat, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, OneRebublic guy.
New versions of iWeb and iDVD aswell. Ships late January for $79 upgrade, $99 family pack. Still free on new Macs.
iWork 09 everyone. Phil says he made this keynote on iWork, which is why the software is great!
Garageband feature roundup: The story behind the song, View lyrics and notation, Practice with original tracks, Create your own mix, Slow down any part
There’s a bunch of new transitions, effects and animations in Keynote.
Introducing Keynote Remote app for iPhone/iPod touch! BIG applause.
Keynote feature roundup: Magic move, Object transitions, Text transitions, Chart animations, New themes
$0.99 in the App Store (Keynote Remote). Moving on to Pages…
New full screen Pages editing mode for focusing on your work.
Pages feature roundup: Full screen view, Dynamic outlines, Mail merge with Numbers
Connectivity wise, it hooks up to MathType and EndNote.
40 new Pages templates. Next up, Numbers.
iWork ships today. $79 single user, $99 family pack, $49 with a new Mac.
“The Mac box set” introduced today includes Leopard, iLife 09 and iWork 09. $169.
iWork.com is being launched today. Sharing your documents with other people.
iWork.com features: Easily upload and notify, View documents online, Add comments and notes, Download a copy
iWork.com is similar to MobileMe’s desktop app like functionality
Reminiscent of Google Docs.
Free beta ships today that customers can sign up for, paid once it leaves beta.
BOOM! New 17-inch MacBook Pro.
There’s a matte screen option.
There’s a matte screen option
0.98 inches – world’s thinnest and lightest 17″ notebook
LED screen – 1920×1200. 60% brighter.
same ports as other MBP models. no surprise there.
“Longest Battery Life. Ever”
Eight hours of battery life on a single charge. Non-removable, charges up to 1000 times.
Confirmed, there’s an anti-glare option.
Video screening about the battery making process.
The battery is “environmentally friendly”.
One more thing! One more thing!
Lots of great features for boring people.
Boring people post was a mistake. Sorry.
Three things about iTunes today.
It’s all about iTunes
three-tier pricing. $0.69, $0.99 and $1.29
This arrives in April.
Second thing is iTunes Plus. Higher encoded, DRM-free. ALL songs will be iTunes Plus by April.
The third thing is the iPhone.
Starting TODAY 8 million songs are DRM-free. Woohoo! Huge applause.
iTunes Music Store on iPhone is now over-the-air 3G as well as Wi-Fi. Huge applause again
No matter where you are you can get iTunes music downloads. Starts today.
Same price. Same selection. Same quality.
…And the crowd goes wild! Good news for all.
Musical performance from Tony Bennett. Phil says it’s a nice way to finish our last Macworld. Awwww.
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