Live from WWDC 2009

iphone new

12:07 pm Thanks everyone. will be up shortly with all the news updates for your review and discussion. See you next time. – arn
12:05 pm The keynote has concluded.
12:04 pm Phil is thanking all of the teams at Apple for their hard work.
12:04 pm All of this is just the start of WWDC — tons of sessions and Apple employees on-hand.
12:03 pm Phil is reviewing everything announced today.
12:02 pm A robot camera thinks the iPhone is the same as before, but then the new features are briefly highlighted (mainly video capture).
12:02 pm Showing a new ad.
12:01 pm In the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK. A week later, 6 more countries. Many more to come this summer
12:01 pm The iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.
12:01 pm The iPhone 3G 8GB will be available for $99 today.


12:00 pm Apple wants the iPhone to be more affordable. The existing 8GB iPhone 3G will remain — for $99.
12:00 pm Those are AT&T prices for new and qualifying customers; may vary elsewhere. Comes in black and white, as before.
11:59 am $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB.
11:59 am Ships with iPhone OS 3.0 for $199.
11:58 am Most eco-friendly iPhone yet — arsenic-free glass, BRF-free, mercury-free LCD, etc.
11:58 am Improved battery life. Now up to 9 hours of internet surfing, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio, 12 hours of 2g talk-time, 5 hours of 3g talk-time.
11:57 am Instant remote wipe, encrypted iTunes backups.
11:57 am Something business have asked for — data encryption, which iPhone 3GS supports.
11:56 am Support for Nike+
11:56 am New accessibility options — VoiceOver for content and controls, zooming, color inversion, mono audio, etc.


11:55 am New compass app shows your orientation, integration with Maps — if you double click, the map will reorientate itself.
11:55 am Also — a digital compass.
11:55 am You can also ask “what’s playing now?” and it will tell you. Or say “play more songs like this” and a genius playlist will be built.
11:54 am With the iPhone 3GS, you hold down the home button for a second and a voice control interface is brought up. Simply say things like “Call Scott Forstall” — if there are more than one entries, it will ask which one you wanted (i.e. home, office, etc) — or “play The Killers”
11:53 am There is an API for video too, which allows developers to integrate video capture into their apps. Next — voice control.
11:52 am The videos live alongside photos in the same application. You can scrub a video and edit it too. You can share the video right from your iPhone 3GS to YouTube, MobileMe, MMS, and email.


11:51 am The camera application has a switch that lets you swap between still photo and video mode. 30FPS, VGA with audio, auto-focus, auto-white balance, auto-exposure.
11:50 am Developers can take advantage of the camera too. But the best thing is — it also captures video.
11:50 am Also features tap-to-focus. Tap on the part of the photo you want to focus, and it automatically does so. Automatically handles exposure and white balance. Better low-light sensitivity as well. Also, auto-macro — as close as 10cm away.
11:49 am Vastly more pictures on Flickr from iPhones than any other phone. Now featuers 3MP auto-focus camera.
11:48 am Also has amazing features — brand new camera.
11:48 am Supports OpenGL|ES 2.0 — great for games. Supports 7.2Mbps HSPDA.
11:47 am 2.1x faster to launch Messages, 2.4x to load SimCity, 3.6x faster to load an Excel attachment, 2.9x faster to load a large website.

iphone 3gs

11:47 am No front-facing video camera. The insides are entirely new, but the outside appears the same.
11:46 am He’s now ready to tell us about a new version of the iPhone — iPhone 3GS. S stands for speed.
11:46 am 50,000 apps on iPhone, 4,900 for Android, 1,088 for Nokia (total), Blackberry (1,030), Palm (18). He makes a joke about not being able to see the last company name (Palm).

june 17th

11:45 am Reviewing how successful the iPhone has been — iPhone makes up of 65% of all mobile web usage.
11:44 am That is iPhone OS 3.0. Phil Schiller has retaken the stage.
11:43 am Urging developers to re-test their apps and set parental ratings.
11:43 am For all paid developers, the GM seed is available today.
11:42 am Scott Forstall back on stage. “Our job is to make developers successful.” iPhone OS 3.0 will be available for free to all iPhone users (3G and original). $9.99 for iTouch users. Available worldwide on June 17th.
11:41 am Can adjust guitar tuning without actually physically changing anything — nothing can be demoed however, as the hardware accessory isn’t communicating with the iPhone.
11:39 am More demo technical difficulties — trying to show how easy it is to switch between settings on an amp and guitar.
11:37 am Final demo — Line6 and Planet Waves. Together they are working on a solution to control your guitar and amp from your iPhone.
11:36 am Once at the lot to pickup your car, you can tap the horn icon and the actual car horn will honk so you can easily find it. The car can be unlocked this way too.


11:35 am The Zipcar app lets you immediately find and reserve a nearby Zipcar. With the iPhone OS 3.0 MapKit, the app embeds a user-friendly Google map.
11:33 am Zipcar is the leading car sharing services with over 300,000 members and cars all over the US and UK.
11:33 am Available in the App store this fall. Next up, Zipcar.
11:32 am The app charts the sensor data in real-time. The demo didn’t work though — nothing was sensed. Playing a pre-recorded demo.
11:31 am Using hardware accessory support in iPhone OS 3.0, users can hook up sensors to the app to perform experiments.
11:30 am Next, Pasco — formed 45 years ago, now focuses on teaching sciences to children.
11:29 am Also adding “Plus Network” — head-to-head play anytime, anywhere. The game is launching today for $5.99; 3.0 features available around when iPhone 3.0 OS is released.
11:28 am Demoing their new game, Star Defense. An amazing tower defense game, 3D with multi-touch support, expansions sold through in-app purchases.
11:26 am Next up, ngmoco:) — founded exclusively to bring games to the iPhone.


11:26 am Available this summer. Will be released with national and international maps.
11:26 am Thanks to the iPhone 3.0 accessory framework, it provides more accurate GPS, speakerphone, plays iPhone media on car stereo, and even charges it.
11:25 am Delivers all expected TomTom features in an iPhone interface. Includes text-to-speech to announce directions. They will sell an optional accessory that safely attaches an iPhone to a car.
11:23 am Next up — TomTom. Showing turn-by-turn directions app.
11:22 am Great for students — bringing a large number of textbooks to the store. Coming to the App Store soon.
11:22 am The book downloads directly through the app. Lets users copy a part of the book and email it without ever leaving the app.


11:21 am Uses in-app purchases to let customers buy books directly through the app. Made deals to bring 50 magazines, 70 newspapers, 1 million books. Showing in-app purchase.
11:20 am Next demo, ScrollMotion — creates digital books for the App Store.
11:18 am App supports custom Push notifications based on parameters you define. Shows a live monitor of the patient’s vitals from anywhere.
11:17 am Airstrip lets medical professionals monitor patient medical data. The medical community is flocking to the iPhone because of apps like this. Showing their next app, Critical Care.
11:16 am Mark Hickey from Gameloft is unveiling a new game, Asphalt 5, which he claims will be the best racing game on iPhone. Lets you play music from your library while you drive, advanced lighting and graphics — fully pushing the hardware, Peer to Peer multiplayer over Bluetooth, worldwide multiplayer over wifi in-game voicechat, content packs for sale (1 racktrack and 3 new cars for 99 cents). Next demo, Airstrip.


11:13 am Bringing up several developers to show what they’ve been able to accomplish with iPhone OS 3.0. First, Gameloft.
11:13 am Push notifications can include pop-up alerts, sounds, and App icon badges.
11:12 am Developers can embed Google Maps easily into their applications (including custom annotations, geocoding, etc). Turn-by-turn direction apps supported. Next, Push notifications.
11:11 am Accessories can work through the Dock connector or Bluetooth. Can use standard protocols or build custom protocols. Next, Maps.
11:10 am Those are only a few of the 100+ features of iPhone OS 3.0. It is a great developer release too — 100+ new APIs: in-app purchases (same business terms as app sales), Peer to Peer connectivity (easy multiplayer gaming — Bluetooth, not Wifi), opening up support for hardware accessories that can talk to the software.
11:08 am If your phone really is lost or stolen, you can send it a remote wipe command that will delete all of your data (mail, contacts, etc). If you do find the phone, it will be restored from a backup.
11:07 am Lets you send your phone a message — a special alert sound will play, regardless if your phone is on silent or not.
11:06 am Showing a 30 Rock clip of Liz losing her phone. Find My iPhone is available to MobileMe customers — it’s a service. You can login to MobileMe on any browser and see where your phone is on a Google Map.
11:05 am HTML5 support as well — Apple has been pushing the standard. Now, Languages — even more languages (Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Thai) — users can easily switch between languages thanks to the software-based keyboard. All supported on both portrait and landscape keyboard layouts. Now talking about “Find My iPhone”


11:03 am Now, Safari on iPhone. JavaScript benchmark performed on current iPhone OS in 126 seconds. 3X on iPhone OS 3. Support for HTTP streaming audio and video — automatically determines best quality for your connection. Auto-fill support for usernames, passwords, and contact information (contact info comes from Address Book).
11:02 am Tethering is a seamless experience — once it’s on, you don’t have to run any additional software. Requires carrier support — 22 supported carriers when launched — AT&T was not included.
11:01 am iTunes U is now supported in the iTMS on iPhone as well. Parental controls — especially fine-grain over movies — even over apps from the App Store. Internet tethering — can use your phone’s internet connection on your computer (Mac or PC) using USB or Bluetooth.
10:59 am Enhancements to iTunes — rent and purchase movies right from your phone. Can also purchase TV shows, music, and audiobooks.
10:59 am Cut/copy/paste/undo (works across all apps), landscape mode in Mail/Notes/Messages, MMS support (send and receive photos/contacts/audio files/locations) in Messages app (29 carriers in 76 countries will support MMS at launch — AT&T not until later this summer), search (mail — even on server, calendars, media, notes), spotlight (search everything in one place — first page of the home screen).
10:56 am Now talking about iPhone OS 3.0. Major update — 100 new features.
10:55 am Switching between lots of customers quickly naming their favorite app. The video has ended.
10:53 am Developers (Airstrip, EA, Igloo Games,, etc) talking about how the iPhone / App Store has changed their businesses and lives.
10:50 am Playing a video of developers telling their story.
10:49 am It has been an incredible year for the iPhone — 1,000,000 SDK downloads, 50,000 Apps on the App Store, 40M iPhones/iPod Touches sold, 1B+ apps downloaded.
10:47 am Now shifting to the iPhone — bringing up Scott Forstall.