Today saw Apple's final MacWorld keynote provided by Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple.
Apple announced that this would be their final keynote and that, breaking from tradition, Steve Jobs would not attend. Only yesterday, after rumour and speculation, Apple confirmed this was due to Steve Jobs' personal health.
Product rumours centered mainly around the idea of an iPhone Nano and a new Mac Mini. It appears one company, SeeFile, put out a press release a little early yesterday confirming "New Apple Mac Mini hardware". None of these products were announced and the only new hardware was the 17" MacBook Pro.
Many were expecting hardware announcements and the general feeling from Twitter comments is that it was disappointing to say the least, especially for Apple's final keynote.
Neowin members participated in a forum thread with the latest updates from all the tech sites covering the keynote live. Both Engadget and Gizmodo provided excellent coverage too. Unfortunately, Macrumors live feed of the event has hacked with hackers posting lots of fake updates and general nonsense.
The main news from the keynote is summarised below:
- iLife 09 announced. iLife allows you to tag your photos by places or face. Auto face detection.
- iMovie 09 announced
- GarageBand 09 announced, teaches you how to play instruments.
- iWork 09 announced and shipping today
- iWork.com announced, Apple's answer to SharePoint
- 17" MacBook Pro announced, $2799 one config
- iTunes DRM free