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 :D 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)