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Apple "It's only rock and roll, but we like it." Event Video

Apple has posted video of today's event featuring new iPods and iTunes 9.

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Coverage of Apple's "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" Event

Live coverage of Apple's event is available here:


Apple Event 09.09.09: It's only rock and roll, but we like it.

Apple is having another of their trademark special events to launch new products. In this case it's likely to be focused on a new generation of iPod touch, but we'll see:

Apple, with its usual air of mystery, announced on Monday that it would hold a media event next week but did not reveal what it would be about.
An invitation sent to journalists inviting them to the September 9 event in San Francisco featured a picture of a woman in silhouette holding an iPod and the tagline: "It's only rock and roll, but we like it."

The invitation sparked speculation on technology blogs that Apple planned to release a new line of iPod music players.

WSJ: Jobs Had Liver Transplant

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant in April:

Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The chief executive has been recovering well and is expected to return to work on schedule later this month, though he may work part-time initially.

Mr. Jobs didn't respond to an email requesting comment. "Steve continues to look forward to returning at the end of June, and there's nothing further to say," said Apple spokeswoman Katie Cotton.

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WWDC '09 Keynote

WWDC '09 Highlights:

- iPhone 3Gs: Ships June 19th in US and select countries, will be in 80 countries by August
- iPhone 3Gs: Available in black or white 16GB $199, 32GB $299; iPhone 3G 8GB $99 (prices with contract)
- iPhone 3Gs: Compass, built-in Nike+
- iPhone 3Gs: Voice Control
- iPhone 3Gs: Video API
- iPhone 3Gs: Voice dialing
- iPhone 3Gs: Edit and share videos
- iPhone 3Gs: 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, video capture (30fps), auto white balance
- iPhone 3Gs: 7.2Mbps HSDPA
- iPhone 3Gs: same design
- iPhone 3Gs: the 's' is for speed
- iPhone OS 3.0: Developers get Golden Master today
- iPhone OS 3.0: Available June 17th, Free upgrade for iPhone users; iPod touch $9.95
- iPhone OS 3.0: TomTom demoing turn-by-turn navigation app
- iPhone OS 3.0: Tethering over USB or BlueTooth, requires carrier support, 22 carriers supporting, AT&T not mentioned...
- iPhone OS 3.0: Rent/Buy movies/tv directly
- iPhone OS 3.0 event recap - copy/paste, landscape mode across built-in apps, MMS...
- iPhone + iPod touch: over 40 million sold
- iPhone: 50,000 apps, 1 million SDK downloads
- Snow Leopard $29 for Leopard owners (intel), available in September
- QuickTime X, new interface, trim/share videos
- Safari 4 available today for Leopard, Tiger, Windows Vista and XP
- MacBook Air update, price cut, $1499 (1.83 GHz / 2GB DDR3/ 120 GB HD), $1799 (2.13 GHz / 2GB DDR3 / 128 GB SSD)
- New 13" MacBook Pro standard models at $1199, $1499 (2.26 GHz, 2.53 GHz), SD slot, FireWire 800
- 17" MBP $300 price drop, now $2499
- 15" MBP standard models at $1699, $1999, $2299 (2.53 GHz, 2.66 GHz, 2.8 GHz)
- New 15" MacBook Pro - Built-in 7hr battery, No ExpressCard slot, SD slot

Apple Releases New Talking iPod shuffle

Apple has released a new iPod shuffle. Amazingly small (1.8" tall x 0.3" thin) thanks to moving the controls to the earbud cable, this shuffle can speak (14 languages):

Steve Jobs To Take Medical Leave Of Absence Through June

Apple released the following letter from Steve:


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.


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