The event has just ended. Techies from around the Mac Media world will be getting their grips on the stuff we’ve just seen released.
In case you missed it, Steve Jobs released:
- iLife 11
- New MacBook Air
- FaceTime for Mac
- And gave us a sneak peak of Lion, Snow Leopards Successor
iLife 11 is offered as a $49 upgrade to existing users and new computers will come with it pre-installed. The Apple presentation for apps was very impressive. Here’s some of the new features:
- Enjoy stunning new full screen views for Faces, Places, Events and Albums.
- Email photos using one of eight beautiful Apple-designed themes.
- Share photos with your Facebook friends and see their comments right in iPhoto.
- Completely new approach to creating pro-quality books and cards.
- Create new letterpress photo cards that look and feel beautiful.
- Choose one of 12 slide-show themes that showcase your photos in full screen.
- Make fun Hollywood-style movie trailers in just a few clicks.
- Create the perfect soundtrack with easy-to-use audio editing controls.
- Apply visual effects such as slow motion, a dream haze, and more with one click.
- Quickly find the clips you need with People Finder.
- Turn your video into a broadcast news or sports segment just like those on TV.
- Publish your movies on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and more.
- Tighten the timing of your recordings with Flex Time.
- Match the rhythm of all tracks with one single track using Groove Matching.
- Re-create the sound of legendary guitar rigs and pedals using new guitar amps and effects.
- Learn to play piano or guitar at your own pace. And see how accurately you’ve performed with “How Did I Play?”
New MacBook Air
Touted as if the iPad and the MacBook hooked up. The new MacBook Air is slim. Very slim. It’s 0.68″ ‘thin’ at it’s thickest. The new MBA tapers to 0.11″. That’s thin. But the best bit is probably the 30Day stand-by life and instant on. No, the best bit is probably the entirely silent operating thanks to Apple using Flash memory exclusively.
- Offered in 11.6″ and 13.3″ screens, running at 1366 x 768 and 1440 x 900 respectively.
- Prices start at just $999
- 0.68″ at it’s thickest
- Full-size keyboard and glass trackpad
- All flash storage, offering great performance (such as instant on)
- Standby mode for up to 30 days
- Battery life up to 5 hours on the 11″ model and 7 hours on the 13″ model.
- Full stereo sound
- Plus support for Apple Cinema Displays, SD card reader, 802.11nWifi
- Full-size performance in a small form factor
FaceTime for Mac
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to communicate between a Mac, an iPhone and an iPod Touch. The BETA has been released today – and is available for download here.
And gave us a sneak peak of Lion, Snow Leopards Successor
And finally, Steve gave us a sneak peak of Lion, which will be released in Summer ’11. Here’s what you can look forward to in terms of features:
- Multi-touch gestures
- App Store
- App Home screens
- Full screen apps
- Auto save
- Apps resume when launched