Here’s what is happening at the Apple Event today…
Tim Cook started by touting Apple’s accomplishments as they do at all of their events. “315 Million iOS devices sold in the last year.” That’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
He’s also talking about the new stores in NY (Grand Central Station) and Amsterdam.
He’s talking about the Apple Store recently selling its 25 Billionth app.
Cook just announced a new APPLE TV that supports 1080p. That could be rough on the NC data center. Supposedly there is a new data center in the works for Oregon.
The new Apple TV will work well with iCloud. Streaming from there with photos, movies, etc. Price will be $99. Can order today. Available next week.
Cook talking about iPad now… ”15.4 million iPad’s sold last quarter”…”hard to imagine a pre-iPad world”…”it’s everyones favorite device for gaming, email, websurfing”…”over 200,000 apps just for the iPad”…”the apps are visually beautiful, and groundbreaking, helping users create and learn”…
New iPad announced
Some of the highlights….
Retina Display. 2048×1536. 3.1 Million pixels. Over 1 million more pixels than iPad2. A5XQuad-core graphics. iSight Camera with Auto Exposure and Auto Focus. 5 Megapixel rear camera with illuminated sensor. Video stabilization. Video recording at 1080p. Voice dictation (a microphone button noticed on keyboard like on the iphone) Is siri coming??? 10 Hour battery on 4G. 9.4mm thick. 1.33 lbs.
Pricing…$499 for 16GB wifi, $599 for 32GB wifi, $699 for 64GB wifi.
Available March 16th in US.
Just scrolled back through the posts. No name yet.. Guessing iPad 3.
Demo’s are over. Cook talking a bit about iWork. They’ve all been updated to produce excellent doc’s. They will be easier to share as well.
Talking a bit about Garageband. New update available.
New update out for iMovie. New features include… Create trailers (like we can on the Mac). Produce 1080p.
iPhoto for iPad. New gestures, new effect, multi-touch edits. “Ground breaking ways to edit pictures.” New way to browse. Swipe in from side brings in thumbnail view. Can work on 12 Megapixel image. Correction 19MB photo. Auto enhance button to alter contrasting colors. Crop Tool. White balance. They demo’d darkening/lightening the sky in the background of a picture – cool. Lot’s of filters and effects.
Sharing on the iPhoto for iPad… Create a journal, similar to a book. Not sure what this is about or how to share with others that don’t have it. Will write more about it when I get the app.
Possibly be able to get iPhoto on the iPhones??? Will wait and see. $4.99 available some time today.
Here’s the new iPad commercial.
They will continue producing iPad 2′s. $399 for 16GB wifi.
Looks like that’s it. Will update as I get clarification on things.