2:25: iPad 2 is staying on sale $100 off the 16GB one: $399, $529 for 3Gs – great for schools.
2:20 iPad video.
2:15 Almost 20 minutes of demo time for iPhoto and still scratching surface. Oh, just $4.99. All of iLife now on iPad.
2:05 Editing pictures in iPhoto from a professional DSLR (Nikon). Weird – no support for Google’s Picasa.
2:00 iPhoto for iPad ” Amazing” great way to browse and edit photos. Multi touch editing, Professional Quality Effects, Brushes, photo beaming, Photo journals.
1:58 – iMovie – new interface, looks like professional tool. And with 1080 camera built right in? iPads are going to be the new Video end to end tool – low end prosumer grade-ish at least.
1:56: New stuff for Garage Band – Smart Strings, Note Editor, iCloud sharing – JAM IN REAL TIME OMG
1:55 iWork Apps with jaw dropping graphics – available today at the app store (great – that helps a lot!)
1:53 “more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.”
1:51: Epic Games is demoing Dungeons: craft the Infinity Blade. looks pretty nuts. Guess that’s why Infinity Blade went on sale this morning.
1:50: Autodesk (guess Apple’s over that whole two decade Autocad boycott). We’ve had 10 million customers in 29 years. More than that in a year on the iPad.
Sketchbook Ink is new lineart app (watch out Illustrator!) export images greater than 100 megapixels.
1:45 Namco is demoing a Retina Jet fighter app
1:42: Preoders start today and delivered on March 16th in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia.
1:40 Still has 10 hour battery on Wifi and 9 hours of 4G. Starts at $499. Same prices across the board.
1:35 AT&T and Verizon in US, Rogers, Bell and Telus in Canada. 2 US bands= 2 different LTE iPads.
Personal Hotspot too.
1:30 Voice dictation Siri-ous.
1:29: 5 megapixel camera, 1080P recording. Crazy Apple optics. This will ruin just about every public event in the future.
1:28 Supposedly 4X performance of the just release NVIDIA Quad Core Tegra 3. I suppose there will be some discussion on this front.
1:27: A5X Quad core graphics. Dual core processor. Everyone was right. Or everyone was wrong!
1:26 “we’re allowed to call 264 pixels per inch Retina (a term we made up btw) because you hold it further from your face. Also AppleTV is Retina too.”
1:23 Schiller time! “Retina display” “Stunning” 2048 x 1536 pixels! (iPhone 4 stuff on repeat. Text, graphics – when can I have one?!) 1 million more pixels than 1080P TVs.
1:21: The new “iPad” That’s it. No suffix!
1:20 200K iPAd apps. Talking smack about the competition. Yelp, Twitter look bad on Android.
1:18 Speaking of Gloating, Apple sold more iPads than anyone else sold PCs and GDGT has the graph to prove it
Taking a bit of a break here to gloat that we called the whole AppleTV 1080P thing. For those who waited to buy an AppleTV, you are welcome Those that didn’t the 720P ones make great hockey pucks-fyi
1:17 Movie UI also has genius. (hopefully you can turn it off!)
1:15 New user interface looks a lot like Netflix a bit..
1:12 AppleTV 1080P. You don’t say. 9to5mac readers, take your jaw off the ground. iTunes Match support.
1:10: iCloud: zooming past 100 million customers already. Now supports movies
1:09: App store. Virtual cycle: Better apps= mo money= better developers= mo money. 25 billion app downloads, not all of them free.
1:08: Siri is now in Japananese (whoops Siri already told us that!) and in Australia Germany, etc.
1:07: 315 million iOS devices and 62 million just last quarter
1:05: Retail Stores (362 total right now – one for every day of the year -road trip?!), Grand Central. Newest Largest Store in Amsterdam.
Looks like Tim is actually there!
12:55 Reporting from NYC…
Tim Cook, Jony Ive and Scott Forstall are having a totally animated conversation in the front row. @CNBC $AAPL—
Jon Fortt (@jonfortt) March 07, 2012
12:50: Spoiler alert: Here is everything new that will get announced today (thanks Mr. X!)
MD328LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 16GB WHITE – USA
MC705LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 16GB BLACK -USA
MD329LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 32GB WHITE – USA
MD706LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 32GB BLACK -USA
MD330LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 64GB WHITE -USA
MC707LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 64GB BLACK -USA
MD366LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 4G 16GB BLACK -USA
MD369LL/A- IPAD WI-FI 4G 16GB WHITE -USA
MD367LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 4G 32GB BLACK -USA
MD370LL/A- IPAD WI-FI 4G 32GB WHITE -USA
MD368LL/A – IPAD WI-FI 4G 64GB BLACK -USA
MD371LL/A- IPAD WI-FI 4G 64GB WHITE -USA
MD098LL/A – APPLE DIGITAL AV ADAPTER
MD199LL/A – APPLE TV – USA
12:45: People are seated listening to music.
12:41: 20 minutes to go. Looks like the Daily’s Peter HA got on the wrong bus:
I've been on the wrong bus the whole time! I'm going to miss the Apple event!!!—
Peter Ha (@ThePeterHa) March 07, 2012
(the short one? – sorry!)
We’ll be posting news as it happens today. We’re expecting a faster Retina Display iPad with improved cameras as well as an updated AppleTV and maybe a few surprises, particularly in the area of software. Bookmark this page and come back often for updated info.
Some news: We’ve just got the name of the B82 part: Updated Apple Digital AV Adapter (this). Boo. Was hoping for Bluetooth audio remote.
More news: We’ve got 4G LTE “confirmed” for iPad. Also no 128GB or 8 GBiPads, shockingly.
Interestingly, Barack Obama will be speaking about American Energy today in North Carolina – probably not too far from Apple’s solar farm in Maiden.
- Apple March 7th iPad event Liveblog (9to5mac.com)
- Apple drops 16GB iPad 2 to $399, $529 for Wi-Fi + 3G (9to5mac.com)
- Apple launches gestures-heavy iPhoto for iPad, can tell you weather in images. Available today for $4.99 (9to5mac.com)
- In new GarageBand, 4 iOS devices can “jam” in realtime (9to5mac.com)
- The new iPad has 10-hour battery life, is 0.6mm thicker and 0.07lbs heavier (9to5mac.com)
- New iPad preorders start today, available March 16 in ten countries (9to5mac.com)
- Yes, the new iPad is 4G LTE (9to5mac.com)
- iPad gets better cameras: iSight on the front, 5MP with 1080p video recording on the back (9to5mac.com)
- Voice Dictation on new iPad (9to5mac.com)
- Apple confirms A5X with quad-core graphics in new iPad (9to5mac.com)
- The new iPad is here and it’s got a Retina Display packing a million more pixels than your HD TV (9to5mac.com)
- Tim Cook: iPad is the poster child of the post PC world (9to5mac.com)
- Apple unveils new Apple TV: Streamlined UI, 1080p video output, full HD iCloud movies, same $99 price (9to5mac.com)
- Apple launching iOS 5.1 today with Japanese Siri support (9to5mac.com)
- Tim Cook: Post-PC devices made up 76 percent of our revenues (9to5mac.com)
- We now see International 4G iPads in Apple’s inventory system (9to5mac.com)