Before heading to bed, I thought I give everyone a quick summary of the keynote at Macworld 2009.
Apple announced three new things: iLife ’09, iWork ’09 and a new MacBook Pro 17″ plus two iTunes Store updates. The latter being the immediate availability of 8 million DRM-free tracks on iTunes Store worldwide and OTA (Over-the-air) iTunes Store purchase on the iPhone.
All four components: iPhoto ’09, iMovie ’09, GarageBand ’09 and iWeb ’09, of the suite received a refresh. With the most significant being the new sort by Faces and Places features of iPhoto, and the tutorials of GrageBand. All of this for USD79.00.
Again all three components: Pages ’09, Numbers ’09 and Keynotes ’09, received a refresh. With the significant improvements being: Pages ’09 with its full-screen view, easier formula creation and more templates to choose from in Numbers ’09, Keynote ’09 has more automated transition creation, new theme, plus a paid iPhone App (USD0.99) for controlling the Keynote presentation on your Mac. Alll this for USD79.00. With iWork, Apple is also launching iWork.com, which requires iWork ’09 to try.
- 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 6MB of L2 Cache
- 1066MHz frontside bus
- NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; 512MB of GDDR3 memory
- NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
- Maximum video resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
- 4GB (2 x 2GB 1066MHz) DDR3 SDRAM, with a maximum capacity of 8GB
- 320GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive
- SuperDrive optical disk
- A brand new type of battery* (95-watt-hour lithium-polymer) that gives the MacBook Pro 8 hours of wireless productivity
- One FireWire 800 port
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Combined optical digital In/Out and analog line In/Out
- Built-in iSight camera
- Built-in omnidirectional microphone
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
- Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible)
- Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Mini DisplayPort
- ExpressCard/34 port
- Full size backlit keyboard
- Multi-Touch trackpad
- 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 320GB 7200rmp SATA hard drive, or 128GB SSD drive, or 256GB SSD drive