11:38AM – “When you think about it, only Apple can bring all these things together in such a powerful and integrated experience. I am so incredibly proud of this company and all of the teams that work so hard to bring the innovations you’ve seen today to reality.”
iOS 5, iCloud, iPhone 4S, Siri… “when you look at each of these, they’re great, fantastic, and industry-leading. But what sets them apart and puts them way out front is how they work together so well.”
2:35PM It’ll hit US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan. In the US it’ll be Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint!
2:32PM We’re still waiting for the big info: price and availability. Will this phone hit every carrier?
2:34PM Yes, that’s with carrier agreement.
2:31PM More demonstrations of Siri, including a guy booking meetings while running, Siri warning that he has a conflict. Meeting moved, dude didn’t even have to lose his stride. Now you can even work while you’re working out.
2:29PM “We’re really excited about the iPhone 4S.” They’ve made a video to show it off. Yeah, it’s commercial time.
“Thanks Scott, that is the coolest feature of the iPhone 4S. Siri does dictation — now whenever you see a keyboard, you’ll see a microphone. Talk to Siri, tap done, and in the blink of an eye it comes back with your text. Speak with your natural lanuage.”
2:22PM “Search Wikipedia for Neil Armstrong.” Suddenly, the world’s greatest American is up on screen, looking like a man’s man in his space suit.
2:21PM Siri always remembers.
11:14AM – “For decades technologists have teased us with this dream that we can talk to our technology. But it’s never come true! It’s such a let-down! What we really want to do is just talk to our device!
11:06AM – “We have an amazing lens system, lens elements. It’s now a really wide f2.4. Compared to most point and shoots we can let in a lot of light.”
11:04AM – “What’s the new camera on the iPhone 4S like? It starts with an 8 megapixel sensor.” (It’s not the hardware, it is the software…that is needed…)
11:04AM – Camera system. “The iPhone 4 has already surpassed every other camera out there on photo sites. We set our sites on competing with many great point and shoot cameras.
11:01AM – Second, wireless system: “Our engineering team has worked really hard to advance the state of the art that’s never been done in a phone before. It can now intelligently switch between two antennas between send and receive to make even better call quality. (Because no one ever needed to…)
10:54AM – “As you’ve heard, it’s the number one smartphone in the world. People have been wondering, how do you follow up a hit product like the iPhone 4?” The iPhone 4S.
10:50AM – It comes in 7 colors, now the iPod nano is 8GB for $129, and 16GB for $149. Available today.
(All OLD STUFF…with bigger icons…)
<<< The iPods we make are the best iPods we make…>>>, come on guys…something new…
10:41AM – “What if you could find your family and friends? Today we’re launching a new app called Family and Friends.” Foursquare, you ready?
So far this is only review…come’n guys move ahead…
10:33AM – Next up: Safari. “We’ve added a number of things, including Reader. We take the story on the page, we format it perfectly on the device, it’s all loaded so you can just scroll through and read it.”
10:31AM – Camera: home screen shortcut — which I do indeed love — and HDR. But will Apple fix the extreme camera slowness in iOS 5? You know what I’m talking about
GREETING CARDS!!!!Bye Bye…
10:24AM – “All of these together makes the App Store the number one store for downloading apps. Customers have downloaded more than 18b apps. And it’s accelerating. They’re downloading them at a clip of more than 1 billion per month.” That is pretty insane.
10:19AM – “The customer satisfaction ratings show a 95% score in a recent survey. They’re showing up everywhere. In schools they’re helping kids learn in amazing new ways. … every state in the US now has an iPad deployment or pilot in place today.” Wow.
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10:16AM – “That momentum is far outpacing the industry. It’s not just consumer, 93% of the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying the iPhone. It’s consistently rated #1 in every customer satisfaction ranking I can find.”
10:15AM – “You can’t talk about music without talking about iTunes. We started 8 years ago, we had 200k songs in our music library. We now have 100x that many: 20m songs. It’s now the #1 music store in the world, with over 16b song downloads.” He called it mind-boggling, and yeah, it kind of is. A couple years ago they were still contending with Walmart and Target and Tower.
10:14AM – “To put that in context, it took Sony 30 years to sell 230k Walkman cassette players. The MP3 market is a mature market, and the iPod is still a large and important market for Apple. We’ve sold 45 million iPods in the last year ending in June. What’s more encouraging, is almost half of those are going to people buying their first iPod.
10:13AM – “Across the last ten years the iPod became the number one music player in the world. And in the US the market share has been above 70% for a very long time. Over that period of time we’ve cumulatively sold 300m iPods around the world.” Damn. That is a lot of iPods.
10:12AM – “For those of you that have followed Apple for a while remember that it wasn’t too long ago that this number was in the mid single digits.” Yeap, that number has a long memory. “We have an incredible ceiling here, and a long way to go.”
10:05AM – “This is our largest store in Asia, and it seta record by welcoming 100k visitors on opening weekend. We thought we’d done well by welcoming 100k visitors in LA in the course of one month.”
10:04 AM: “Today we’ll remind you of the uniqueness of this company as we announce innovations from our mobile OS, to applications, to services, to hardware, and more importantly the integration of all these into a powerful, simple, integrated experience.”
And here’s Tim Cook. We are a go
Oct 4th, 2011 @ 10:30 PM
Here we go…this is it!!!
Let me take you through the live experience of iPhone world…
People turning off their phone, as per Apple’s request. Even though they’re at home. Just trying to be courteous, you know?
Oct 4th, 2011 @ 10:27 PM
Have a look…phew…1Million users…
Oct 4th, 2011 @ 10:18 PM
This is so very insane…someone may lose her/his job today…
Oh, somebody who works at the Japan Ginza-district Apple retail store (or maybe more likely on Apple Japan’s website) is about to be losing a job today.
Oct 4th, 2011 @ 10:16 PM
Apple’s Japanese Site Outs iPhone 4S with October 14th
Here is the latest, well…this will be called an iPhone4S –
Oct 4th, 2011 @ 10:00 PM
Live Event starts in few moments from now…
This is live…and this is live from India…Apple launching iPhone – 5…we all love this…and we all hate this too…but we can not live without this…this is iPhone for you…
Yesterday AppleAnnounced that the iPhone 5 event is going to be held at Apple Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino Calofornia.The event will be conduct at 10:00 AM PT.The fifth generation iPhone launch with the new iCloud service and the iOS 5 operating system event will also be the first major product announcement by Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook.
BREAKING: The weather is very pretty in Cupertino today! Standing outside in line will account for approximately 50 percent of the total annual vitamin D intake for most of the tech press at today’s event.
Image courtesy Wilson Rothman/MSNBC.com