Macworld 2009: liveblog archive

Here is TGR’s archived liveblog coverage of Macworld San Francisco 2009, held at 9am on January 6th (PST).

9:47

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.

10:09

Macworld San Francisco 2009 Rumor Roundup – MacRumors

10:19

[Standby]  TGR’s liveblog continues soon.

10:21

[Standby]  TGR’s liveblog continues soon

6:56

There are 21 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

6:59

Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

7:08

Rumor Watch – AT&T Tethering Plans may be anounced this week

7:10

Rumor round-ups: Daring Fireball, Gizmodo, Mac Rumors, TUAW

7:21

Macworld.ars: Company may have spilled Mac mini beans

8:52

There are 19 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

9:13

[Standby]  We’ll be back in a bit with more pre-keynote coverage.

10:42

Macworld Product Announcements: Picasa for Mac, Filemaker 10 Pro [via Mac Rumors]

11:20

Macworld Product Announcements: Roxio Toast 10 Titanium [via TUAW via Ars Technica]

12:04

There are less than 16 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

12:22

iWork.com now links to Apple.com [via 9to5mac]

1:15

[Comment From Bones] 

Was there anything announced today on Tuesday.

1:18

@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.

1:29

Sources: Apple to expand DRM-free music, new pricing

2:03

Macworld Product Announcements: BusyCal [via TUAW]

4:00

There are 12 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

4:02

iWork.com set to go live tomorrow

5:55

There are 10 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

6:19

Macworld Product Announcements: SlingPlayer for iPhone/iPod touch, SlingPlayer for Mac HD [via Engadget]

7:54

There are 8 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

9:00

(Parody) Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

10:00

There are 6 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

11:01

There are less than 5 hours until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

11:07

[Comment From Guest] 

what’s the time that het keynote start in gmt time

11:14

@Guest: The keynote begins at 5:00PM GMT. Please consult this page for a list of other time zones.

11:56

[Standby]  TGR’s liveblog will continue two hours before Phil Schiller’s opening keynote. That’s 7:00AM PST, 4:00AM AEDT or 3:00PM GMT.

2:07

[Comment From Guest] 

there are 4 hours until phil schiller’s macworld keynote

2:08

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.

2:11

Apple’s famous “Yellow Sticky Note” has appeared on the Apple Store Online site.

2:13

Apple’s downloads page features a reference to “iWork 09” [via Mac Rumors]

2:29

There is 1 hour and 30 minutes until Phil Schiller’s Macworld keynote.

2:57

The final Apple keynote at Macworld San Francisco is 1 hour away.

3:12

There’s a large “Greenest family of notebooks” poster inside Moscone. Think of it as Apple giving Dell the finger.

3:14

45 minutes to go everyone.

3:29

There’s half an hour left until MWSF.

3:44

Fifteen minutes and counting!

3:47

Phil’s playlist: MGMT

3:53

[Comment From Cooper] 

Hi

3:56

Phil’s playlist: The Killers

3:59

This is it. 1 minute to go.

4:00

Cellphone off voiceover. Keynote beginning.

4:00

Phil’s playlist: Beck

4:01

Phil’s playlist: Coldplay

4:03

Phil yet to be seen.

4:04

lights are down, phil on stage, loud applause

4:05

Phil’s “very excited to be delivering the keynote”

4:05

Discussing the value of retail stores

4:05

Phil mentions the flagship Sydney store on screen!

4:06

3.4 million visitors per week at the Apple Store

4:07

Focusing on the Mac today

4:07

9.7 million Macs last year

4:08

3 new things – first iLife 09

4:08

New iPhoto

4:09

Discussing last year’s introduction of “Events” in iPhoto

4:09

’09 has a new organization system called “Faces”

4:10

Organize by people! Face detection! Snapshots!

4:11

iPhoto can detect the person in the photo, and find other photos with the same face.

4:12

Phil says it isn’t perfect.

4:12

another organization system called Places

4:13

GPS geo-tagging and map in “Places” with all the locations of your photos

4:14

Phil explains that the iPhone and other cameras have built-in GPS.

4:14

if a photo doesn’t have geotagging, you can do it yourself on your mac

4:16

Based on Google Maps, many of the same functions.

4:16

Support for Facebook and Flickr has been added in iPhoto 09

4:17

based on Google Maps, many of the same functions.

4:17

info added to a facebook photo from the site once uploaded “syncs” back to iPhoto

4:17

introducing iPhoto slideshow themes.

4:19

Phil’s demonstrating the various themes available for slideshows in iPhoto

4:19

You can save a slideshow to iTunes and put it on your iPhone/iPod touch

4:20

The various effects used in the slideshow demo look great.

4:21

FULL demo taking place now

4:22

iTunes like interface for corkboard style “Faces” navigation

4:23

nice, sleek interface for face detection. works quite well.

4:24

New iPhoto feature roundup: Faces, Places, Facebook & Flickr, Slideshow themes, Travel books

4:24

interestingly, Phil’s using a cinema display on the demo. does that mean new iMacs?

4:26

Phil’s still demoing new features in iPhoto.

4:29

That’s it for iPhoto 09.

4:29

Introducing iMovie 09

4:31

iMovie has many of the features customers were missing out on in iMovie 08

4:33

Video screening about iMovie’s powerful editing features.

4:35

Randy Ubillos is the Chief Architect of Video Applications, discussing and demoing iMovie 09 now.

4:36

iMovie seems to be becoming more like Final Cut Pro.

4:37

iMovie feature roundup: Precision editor, Advanced drag and drop, Dynamic themes, Animated travel maps

4:40

Features also include video motion stabalization. 

4:41

Introducing iMovie effects, includes aged film, cartoon, x-ray – much like Photo Booth effects in terms of choice.

4:42

Phil back on stage to talk about Garageband 09

4:43

‘Learn to play’ teaches you how to play an instrument

4:45

Phil calls it a “true breakthrough”. Are 9to5’s celebrity music lessons going to come true?

4:47

Phil plays a Guitar Lesson video. John-from-the-Apple-Store-type-person-with-a-guitar introduces himself. All lessons are in HD.

4:47

BAM! Here we go. Celebrity music lessons.

4:48

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.

4:49

The guy from Fall out boy is Patrick Stump.

4:50

Colbie Callat, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, OneRebublic guy.

4:51

New versions of iWeb and iDVD aswell. Ships late January for $79 upgrade, $99 family pack. Still free on new Macs.

4:52

iWork 09 everyone. Phil says he made this keynote on iWork, which is why the software is great!

4:54

Garageband feature roundup: The story behind the song, View lyrics and notation, Practice with original tracks, Create your own mix, Slow down any part

4:54

There’s a bunch of new transitions, effects and animations in Keynote.

4:56

Introducing Keynote Remote app for iPhone/iPod touch! BIG applause.

4:57

Keynote feature roundup: Magic move, Object transitions, Text transitions, Chart animations, New themes

4:58

$0.99 in the App Store (Keynote Remote). Moving on to Pages…

4:59

New full screen Pages editing mode for focusing on your work.

5:00

Pages feature roundup: Full screen view, Dynamic outlines, Mail merge with Numbers

5:01

Connectivity wise, it hooks up to MathType and EndNote.

5:02

40 new Pages templates. Next up, Numbers.

5:04

iWork ships today. $79 single user, $99 family pack, $49 with a new Mac. 

5:06

“The Mac box set” introduced today includes Leopard, iLife 09 and iWork 09. $169.

5:07

iWork.com is being launched today. Sharing your documents with other people.

5:08

iWork.com features: Easily upload and notify, View documents online, Add comments and notes, Download a copy

5:09

iWork.com is similar to MobileMe’s desktop app like functionality

5:10

Reminiscent of Google Docs.

5:12

Free beta ships today that customers can sign up for, paid once it leaves beta.

5:12

BOOM! New 17-inch MacBook Pro.

5:14

There’s a matte screen option.

5:15

There’s a matte screen option

5:16

0.98 inches – world’s thinnest and lightest 17″ notebook

5:16

LED screen – 1920×1200. 60% brighter.

5:17

same ports as other MBP models. no surprise there.

5:17

“Longest Battery Life. Ever”

5:19

Eight hours of battery life on a single charge. Non-removable, charges up to 1000 times.

5:20

Confirmed, there’s an anti-glare option.

5:21

Video screening about the battery making process.

5:22

The battery is “environmentally friendly”.

5:24

$2,799

5:25

One more thing! One more thing!

5:25

Lots of great features for boring people.

5:26

Boring people post was a mistake. Sorry.

5:27

Three things about iTunes today.

5:27

It’s all about iTunes

5:28

three-tier pricing. $0.69, $0.99 and $1.29

5:28

This arrives in April.

5:29

Second thing is iTunes Plus. Higher encoded, DRM-free. ALL songs will be iTunes Plus by April.

5:29

The third thing is the iPhone.

5:30

Starting TODAY 8 million songs are DRM-free. Woohoo! Huge applause.

5:30

iTunes Music Store on iPhone is now over-the-air 3G as well as Wi-Fi. Huge applause again

5:31

No matter where you are you can get iTunes music downloads. Starts today.

5:32

Same price. Same selection. Same quality.

5:32

…And the crowd goes wild! Good news for all.

5:33

Musical performance from Tony Bennett. Phil says it’s a nice way to finish our last Macworld. Awwww.

5:36

Thank-you to all of our liveblog viewers today. It’s been great bringing you our coverage. Please visit our blog at: https://thegreenroomblog.wordpress.com for all the latest news from Apple, the consumer electronics industry and more. 

5:36

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5:38

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