WWDC 2012: Live Coverage

With this year’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) currently underway, the excitement amongst Apple fanatics couldn’t be higher. The event commenced at 10am PT (1pm ET) with an opening keynote presentation – we’re currently LIVE with complete coverage!  

While there’s certainly no shortage of rumors regarding what will be unveiled, Apple has previously confirmed that two of the main topics for discussion will be OS X Mountain Lion (scheduled for release this summer) and the next major installment to their mobile operating system: iOS 6.

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And that concludes today’s event!

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Tim Cook is thanking Apple designers and engineers.

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Recapping 2012’s products.

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Tim Cook returns.

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Showing TV ad for iPads.

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New iPads start shipping November 2nd. Cellular-capable iPads will ship two weeks later!

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Pre-orders start this Friday, October 26th.

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Starts with 16GB of memory. Wi-Fi begins at 9!

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Showing covers in various colors.

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iPad Mini video has just wrapped up.

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iPad Mini video playing.

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Same 10-hour battery life as the full-sized iPad!

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Lightning connector!

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Same LTE capabilities as the 4th-generation iPad an 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.

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FaceTime HD camera with a 5MP iSight camera!

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Amazing set of technology. Powered by A5 chip.

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Talking about scaled phone apps on Android and tablet-specific apps for the iPad!

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Nexus on left, iPad Mini on right!

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Discussing screen features.

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Nexus 7: 7 inches diagonally

iPad Mini: 7.9 inches diagonally

But… That’s a HUGE difference!

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35% larger screen area than the Nexus 7!

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Comparing the iPad Mini against Google’s Nexus 7!

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Apps work AMAZING on the iPad Mini!

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Discussing uses for the Mini.

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1024-by-768 (same as the iPad 2’s display).

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Screen size? 7.9″ on the diagonal.

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No Retina display!

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Comes in both black and white.

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7.2 mm thin, as thin as a pencil, weighs .68 lbs, light as a pad as paper!

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Phil is holding one in his hand as the audience applauds!

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New design.

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Audience applauds!

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IPad MINI!!!!!

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New features, twice the performance, same price!

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Black and white, starting at 9.00.

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Lightning connector.

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Wi-Fi performance is 2x faster!

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Discussing carriers…..

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10 hours battery life!

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Face recognition!?

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A6X chip for faster performance!

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4th generation iPAD NOW!

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Phil returns to the stage to announce something NEW!

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Here it comes…….

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The third-generation iPad with a Retina display was the fastest selling iPad of all time!

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94% of Fortune 500 companies are using the iPad!

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Discussing the iPad in the business sector.

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Publishers can update their textbooks.

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Announcing the latest version of iBooks Author with new templates for more flexibility for publishers.

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2,500 US schools use iBooks textbooks.

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iBooks are available for 80% of the standard US curriculum.

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Tim Cooks discussing iBooks for iPad.

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Discussing features of the current iPad, I sense the iPad Mini is next!

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iPad accounts for over 90% of web traffic for tablets.

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Discussing iPad sales.

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2 weeks ago 100,000,000th iPad was sold!

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Next, iPad.

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We’re done with Macs.

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Tim Cook is back!

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Uses up to 50% less power when sitting idle.

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21.5″ starting at 99.00, ships in November.

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iMac comes with wireless mouse and keyboard!

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Apple introduces a NEW type of drive!

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Up to 32GB of RAM!

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USB 3.0!

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Up to 768GB of flash memory or a 3TB hard drive!

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Discussing specs.

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Describing features.

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Plasma deposition allows a anti-glare layer to be added – 75% less reflection!

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21.5 inch and 27 inch display.

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NO optical drive!

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They’ve eliminated the previous 2mm air-gap between the glass and display.

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Explaining how it’s so thin.

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5mm thin, 80% thinner than previous models.

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Edge-to-edge glass.

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WOW! Look how thin!

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Next-generation iMac.

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There have been seven generations of the iMac.

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Discussing the iMac design.

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1 more Mac!

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Starts shipping today and also environmentally-friendly!

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Up to 1TB of hard drive space. Dual 1TB hard drives for server configurations!

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Starting at 9.00.

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4 new USB 3.0 slots!

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Mac mini is the smallest and most affordable Mac.

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Next, Mac mini!

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The quick ad has concluded.

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An ad is playing  for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

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Environmentally-friendly!

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Starts shopping today!

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Starting at 99.00.

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Reviewing OS X Mountain Lion.

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Specifications!

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Standard 8 GB RAM, 7 hour battery life.

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Everything about the new MacBook Pro has been redesigned.

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Talking about Retina Mac apps.

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The new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers a 75% reduction in glare.

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Displays almost 2 million more pixels than an HD TV.

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2560-by-1600 resolution with over 4 million pixels in total.

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Retina display, 13.3″ on the diagonal.

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Describes input layout.

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0.75″ thick, 20% thinner, weighs over 3.5 lbs, a full lb lighter!

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New 13″ MacBook Pro!

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Here it comes!

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#1 selling notebook is the 13″ MacBook Pro.

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Discussing the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

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Talking about MacBook.

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Phil Schiller takes the stage to announce newest innovations.

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Mac is #1 desk top and Notebook in the US.

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Talking about how Mac is outgrowing the PC.

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Sharing via Twitter and Facebook.

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Continuos scrolling allows for improved experience.

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Book reading history stored in iCloud.

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New version of iBooks announced.

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400 million total books downloaded via iBooks.

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More than 1.5 million books on the iBook Store.

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Tim Cook is now talking about iBooks.

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.5 billion paid out to developers.

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Customers have now downloaded 35 BILLION Apps!

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Last month 700,00 Apps in Apple’s App Store with 275,000 being iPad-specific.

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300 billion messages sent through Apple service last year, 28,000 per second.

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125 million documents stored in iCloud.

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Describing new features of Mountain lion and iOS-6.

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All iOS devices are powered by iOS-6. Over 200 million running the latest version.

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Over 3 million iPods sold.

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Tim Cook is summarizing last months media event.

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Playing iPhone 5 video

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“iPhone 5 Is ff to a great start, we sold out the first weekend, sold over 5 million phones”

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Tim Cook takes the stage

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Stay tuned for additional, in-depth coverage.

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That concludes Apple’s September media event!

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Tim Cook takes the stage, “I hope you guys are as excited as we are”.

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Apple’s site has now been updated. It appears as if the event is over!

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Oh wait, another song.

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The songs over. The crowd loved the Foo Fighters!

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The Foo Fighters are performing.

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“They are doing the best work of their lives, because delivering revolutionary products is making a real difference in people’s lives”.

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“Only Apple could integrate these services and bring them all together… Apple has never been stronger, and that is thanks to the dedication and creativity of our employees throughout the world”.

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“When you look at each of these, they are incredible industry-leading innovations by themselves. But what sets them apart, and what sets us so far ahead of the competition, is how they work together”.

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“And iPhone 5. The thinnest, fastest and best iPhone we have ever shipped. Powered by iOS 6”.

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New iPod summary video is playing.

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Tim Cook is back!

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Pricing announced:

iPod shuffle: 2GB
iPod nano: 9 16GB
iPod touch 5th-generation: 9 32GB, 9 64GB

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Nano and touch will be available in October.

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EarPods start shipping today with new iPod touch, the new iPod nano and the new iPhone 5.

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“The shape of the EarPod is actually defined by the geometry of your ear, but they don’t create a seal the way other in-ear headphones do”

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They feature an ear canal speaker.

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“They look like no earphone you’ve ever seen before”.

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Yes! They’re called EarPods!

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600 million earbuds sold – time for a redesign?

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“We want to turn our attention to something different, and that’s speakers”.

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“This is our new iPod lineup for the holidays” – The price wasn’t announced.

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Colors: aluminum, black, blue, yellow and red with matching wrist straps!

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“The iPod touch is better now in every way”.

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Siri on the iPod touch!

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720p for the HD FaceTime camera.

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1080p HD video recording with stabilization for the back-facing camera.

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Mysterious circle in bottom left corner is called the iPod touch loop – it’s for a wrist strap!?

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Offers panorama.

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New 5-MP iSight camera. Technical stuff: illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens and a sapphire crystal lens cover.

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The new iPod touch will offer up to 40 hours of music playback.

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7 times faster graphics than the older iPod touch.

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A5 chip for faster performance. Dual-core processor.

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Same redesigned dock connector as the iPhone 5

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“Perfectly matched for widescreen video using every pixel of that display”.

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4-inch display.

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Only 6.1mm thick, 88 grams and looks very stylish!

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New iPod Touch, fifth generation.

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Fitness, pedometer and the longest battery life, over 30 hours of music playback, of any Nano, over 30 hours of music playback.

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We now have Bluetooth capabilities!

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Built-in FM tuner with DVR functionality (pausing and rewinding)

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“It’s really beautiful, and of course that bigger screen is great for experiencing your music even better”.

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Seven different colors,  aluminum, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red.

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It’s only 5.4mm, 38% thinner than the last Nano!

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The seventh-generation iPod nano – “It’s by far the best Nano we’ve ever created”.

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“We wanted to give it a really large display. We want to have really easy to use controls. We want to make it thin and light… and of course we’d want to give it the latest technologies like Lightning”.

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iPod up next!

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“We don’t do this just for the numbers. iPod and music are part of the DNA of the company. We love music”.

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They’ve made managing playlists much easier and searching has been revised.

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“It’s been a huge, huge hit’. 200 million people use iTunes.

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There’s a new iTunes store on the iPad.

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iTunes carries 16 million songs and is now available in 63 countries.

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“Today we’re announcing some exciting changes with both iPod and iTunes”.

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“In addition to announcing iPhone 5 we have something near and dear to our hearts to talk to you about today, and that is music”.

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Here’s what happened while we were gone (newest to oldest):

“The most advanced operating system in any mobile device”.

Phil is back.

“And that is iOS 6”.

“There are some great enhancements to the phone app, including the ability to send an SMS or iMessage back if you can’t take the call”.

“Can you recommend a good movie in theaters?” Siri’s response, “That is a very subjective question. Here’s what others have found to be good movies”.
And shows Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

“How did the 49ers do last weekend?” Siri responds.

Siri Updates up next

Passbook has Delta on board and also Starwood Hotels.

New full-screen Safari similar to the desktop version.

“We’ve also got great satellite imagery”.

So far directions from Siri look the same

Maps app: “We’ve also built a search engine in so you can look at local points of interest”.

“What we’d like to do is have you see iOS 6 running on the new iPhone for the first time”.

It’s time for iOS6!

Adaptor for the new connector to the old 30-pin

“So now we have Thunderbolt and Lightning”.

All NEW 8-pin connector!

“While the camera is amazing for taking pictures, it’s also a lot better for video as well”.

28 megapixel resulting image

Panorama camera mode

iSight camera

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“iPhone 5 and iOS 6, the biggest things to happen for iPhone since iCloud. I am so incredibly proud of everyone at Apple”.

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Tim Cooks takes the stage again.

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iOS6 will be on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2,  iPod touch.

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Pre-orders begin Sept 14th and shipping to some places, including US,  Sept 21st. “This will be our fastest phone roll-out ever”.

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“Best phones at every price point” says Phil.

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iPhone 4 is now free on contract! 4S is now .

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Contract pricing – 9 for 16GB. 9 for 32GB, 9 for 64GB.

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They are claiming, “potentially faster than a Wi-Fi connection.”
New iPhone has an A6 chip which gives creates a big increase in speed.

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“For the first time ever we’ve increased the size of the display. By making the screen taller, but not wider, you can still comfortably use it with one hand.”

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“With this unique relationship with your iPhone, we take changing it very seriously.”

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“iPhone 5 is now the best phone we’ve ever made, and what would be a great phone without a killer video?”

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Two colors! Black and white front. The white has an aluminum back and the black has the black anodized backing.

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iPhone 5 battery life exceeds the battery life of iPhone 4S, 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing and 10 hours on WIFI browsing

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Next up, battery life…

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But just how fast is it?

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NEW A6 processor!

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HSPA+: 21Mbps
DC-HSDPA: 42Mbps
LTE: max of 100Mbps!

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Supported technologies: GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and 4G LTE!

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And we’re back!

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“We couldn’t be prouder of it.”

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Yeah, that’s right! Closer to the 16:9 HD aspect ratio!

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That means black borders on either side of the display so that the app is centered.

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Older apps run in letterbox mode

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It has… An extra row of… Icons!

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“That’s just how we designed the iPhone 5.”

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Its screen is still a Retina display at 326ppi – 4 inches though! 1136 x 640 resolution!

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“As you carry your phone it should fit beautifully in your hand.”

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World’s thinnest smartphone and weighs just 112 grams!

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Thinnest, lightest iPhone yet, 7.6 mm thick

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20% lighter and 18% percent thinner!

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“So, iPhone 5. It is made entirely of glass and aluminum. It’s designed and built to an exacting level of standard unlike anything we, or anyone in our industry, have made before.”

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We’ve seen this before! It has a metal back!

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It’s a little hard to see

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It’s rising from the floor of the stage!

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iPhone 5! That’s the name!

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“We’re here to talk about the iPhone. We launched the first iPhone in 2007, and what an incredible breakthrough it was for the entire industry”.

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Phil Schiller is now on stage

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Apple ha now sold over 400 million iOS devices

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Average user using over 100 Apps

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90% of those apps are downloaded on a monthly basis.

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Apple recently crossed 700,000 Apps in the App store and 250,000 of those are for the iPad

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iPad is 91% of all tablet web traffic!

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Now, Apple has jumped to capture 68% of the market!

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Lat year iPad had 62% market share, what about now?

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84 million iPads sold through June

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“We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line”.

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17 million iPads sold since April

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“The iPad is driving the post-PC revolution at an amazing pace”.

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Now iPad!!

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Seven million Mountain Lion upgrades sold

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PC Magazine refers to OS X as the “best consumer operating system”.

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“We’ve had a very busy summer for the Mac. We launched Mountain Lion in July. Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the best OS on the planet”.

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It’s time to talk about the Mac.

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380 stores in 12 countries

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“Our stores offer the best buying experience and the best customer service on the planet.”

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Video over, Tim’s back

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The fans are cheering!

 

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It’s video time at the Yerba Buena Center!

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We’re LIVE!

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The opening keynote presentation has concluded – I guess there isn’t “one more thing…” this time around!

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“Thank you very much for coming and for joining us”!

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“To do the very best work of their lives. To great great products that empower people to do great things. To make a difference in so many lives around the world. The products we make, combined with the apps you make, can fundamentally change the world”

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“Only Apple could make such amazing hardware, software and services. We are so proud of these products because they are perfect examples of what Apple does best. And, ultimately, it’s why people choose to come and work at Apple — and with Apple”

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Time takes the stage again

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Will support the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 2nd-generation iPad, 3rd-generation iPad and the 4th-generarion iPod Touch

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iOS 6 will be available to the public this fall

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New “lost” mode for iOS devices that will be able to receive notifications to help the user find their device

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New signatures for personal and work email accounts

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Achievements for Game Center