Here is the conference in it's entirety. Start from the bottom up as it was a blog (had to make it two posts because it's too long):
2:36: Tim Cook is back. Reviewing today's announcements.
Only Apple could have introduced these products and features and integrated them.
Thanks us for coming.
And that's it. No iPhone 5 today.
2:34 PM EST: Prices. Starting at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32
iPhone 4 down to $99 for 8GB
iPhone 3GS Free with 2-year contract.
Preorders Friday. On sale on Oct. 14, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
Oct 28, 22 more countries
By Dec. over 20 countries, 100 carrier partners.
2:27 PM EST: Schiller is back. "That is Siri. The coolest the new feature in iPhone 4S."
It also does dictation.
Supports English, French, German. Beta at start (that's a warning).
Summarizes iPhone 4S. Shows video.
Will there be one more thing?
2:12 PM EST: If there's going to be one more thing, now's the time.
Schiller introduces voice. Talks about what a let down current voice control is. We want to be able to talk to our device using natural language.
That's a feature Apple calls Siri, after the company it acquired last year.
Demo: Warning: Beta software. Risking embarassment, invites Scott Forstall back up to demo.
"What is the weather like today?" Here is the forecast for today. It knew the meaning and the place.
"What is the hourly forecast." Here is the weather for today.
"Do I need a raincoat today?" It sure looks like rain today.
Integrated with weather, clock.
"What time is it in Paris?" The time in Paris France is 8:16 and shows clock.
"Wake me up tomorrow at 6 a.m." OK, I set it for 6 am.
Integrated with stocks.
"How is the NASDAQ doing today." Down o.6% today.
"Find me a great Greek restaurant in Palo Alto." Found 5 in Palo Alto, sorted by rating.
"Give me directions to Hoover Tower." Shows map.
When text message comes in, press headset button and it will read the message aloud. Check calendar. "Send reply." Knows that he means Schiller, sends
Schedules lunch for Friday. Hand free.
But there's more.
"Remind me to call my wife when I leave work." Sets reminder: Call Molly.
Web searches. Wikipedia.
"Search Wikipedia for Neil Armstrong." Goes to page.
"Define Mitosis." Let me think about that. Pulls up Wolfram definition.
"How many dollars is 45 euros. $59.59.
"How many days are there until Christmas." 82 days.
i button is a guide that shows you what kind of questions you can ask.
1:59 PM EST: Demo of A5 chip over, Schiller returns to the stage.
Battery: 8 hours of 3G talk time on the battery, 10 hours watching video. 40 hours listening to music.
Wireless system. Intelligently switch between two antennas for send and receive. (?).
2X faster downloads. Max performancs to 14.4 down from 7.2 mbs. 5.8 up. This is what competitors describe as 4G.
World phone: GSM and CDMA in one.
Camera system: Shows graph that iPhone 4 is the most popular camera for posting on Flickr. 8 megapixel sensor, as rumored. 3264 x 2448. 60% more
pixels than iPhone 4. Backside illumination 73% more light per pixel than iPhone 4. 1/3 faster. Hybrid IR filter. More accurate color, more uniform
colors. Five-element lens. (4 on iPhone 4) 30% sharper. F2.4 aperture. A5 contains an Apple designed systems like face detection, white balance, fast
photos. To take first picture HTC sensation takes 2.1 seconds, iPhone 4S 1.1 seconds. 0.5 seconds for second. Others are 2-3 times longer.
Video recording: 1080p HD video for first time for Apple. Image stabilization. Noise reduction. Demo: Home movie of a baloon trip.
Demo: Photos taken with the iPhone 4S. Blown up on big screen, they do look pretty sharp.
AirPlay: Stream music, photos, videos to your Apple TV. Added: AirPlay Mirroring for game play.
Wrapping up the iPhone 4S.
1:53 PM EST: Schiller switches to the iPhone.
Introduces the iPhone 4GS. (Feels too early in the event for this to be the big news.) The rumors about this device so far are true. Same form factor
as iPhone 4. A5 chip. Schiller stresses speed in games. Introduces Mike Capps of Epic Games for a demo of Infinity Blade 2.
1:47 PM EST. Phil Schiller takes stage. Going to talk about the iPod.
Two updates. Starts with iPod nano. Screen icons that make it easier to switch app. New bells and whistles for fitness app as well.
For the 3rd party watchband accessory market, has created some new watch faces, including Mickey Mouse watch. Now $129 for 8GB and $149 for 16GB.
iPod touch. No. 1 portable game player. Of course, runs iOS 5 and takes advantage of iCloud. Now white too. Now $199 for 8GB, $299 32GB and $299 for
1:35 PM EST: Eddy Cue takes the stage to talk about iCloud. So far, this is a recap of what Steve Jobs introduced (and Cue demonstrated) last June at
WWDC. Syncing music. Photostream. Documents in the cloud. Calendars pushed to all devices. Mail. Find My iPhone (and Mac.)
edit on 4-10-2011 by CeeRZ because: (no reason given)