Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 event

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Ars Technica:  David Chartier is currently getting ready to head down to Cupertino and get this party started
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Ars Technica:    Here’s a test to make sure the IRC guys are getting this
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Ars Technica:  Less than 3 hours remaining until we find out about the new iPhone 3.0 software
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Ars Technica:    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! Chartier is on his way :)
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Ars Technica:    Just put up a little poll on the web interface, if we missed something send me a comment

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Ars Technica:    The times here in the live blog are Pacific time, the event starts at 10am so we’re still a little way out. Not sure if you can put the updates at the top but there’s an auto-scroll mode
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Ars Technica:    We’re also piping all of this to IRC: irc.arstechnica.com in #appleevent if you prefer that interface

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Ars Technica:    The event starts in 1h49m (109minutes)
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Ars Technica:    I’ll be posting the big items to the Infinite Loop twitter account:  http://twitter.com/ArsInfiniteLoop
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Twitter chartier:  En route to apple campus, nursing a latte. It’s a fine day for a software preview in San Francisco.
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Ars Technica:    No photos during the event today guys, we weren’t able to send more than one person :(  Hopefully David will be posting pictures after the event.
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Ars Technica:  The video is not being webcast, generally Apple puts up a video of the event later in the day
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Ars Technica:  Be sure to check out the little “Auto-scroll” button at the bottom of this widget on the web, it’ll keep your window pointed at the most recent update
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Ars Technica:  If you want more info on what we think might be in this announcement today, check out  our wish list  article
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Ars Technica:    If you don’t want to use Twitter or IRC or this page,  there’s also an RSS feed down at the bottom of the widget too, you’ll get a full trasnscript of this event in your feed reader:  iPhone 3.0 Apple Event RSS
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Ars Technica:    We’re going to be piping in images into the web feed from our buds at Gizmodo
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Twitter chartier:  Still on way to apple, just passed a Mercedes with an “ITMS” license plate. Don’t recognize who’s driving, though.
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Ars Technica:    Hey everyone, thanks for the great comments, we’re reading all of them.  The event starts in just over an hour
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Ars Technica:    We are piping this into IRC at irc.arstechnica.com on the #appleevent channel
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MrKurt:   You can talk to other “drinkers of the koolaid” in #macintosh on irc.arstechnica.com, too.
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MrKurt:   We’re going to start showing some of the more insightful reader comments until the thinger starts.  Say something smart or witty and we might show everyone. :)
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[Comment From matvey]
I would really like to see in 3.0 the long-promised background notifications
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[Comment From Bob Woods]
The thing I’d most like to see is the iPhone freed from AT&T. I’ll continue to use my 1G iPhone on T-Mobile regardless of Apple’s decisions, but I’d like to not have to fight them every step of the way. I’d like to have the option of buying a new model someday, but won’t if I’m forced to deal with AT&T.
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[Comment From Bryan]
What about texting landscape instead of portrait?
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[Comment From Ty Dowding]
I am hoping for something completely unexpected. I don’t mind getting some idea of what to expect, but these announcements have become a bit less exciting.
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[Comment From Oyebto]
Imagine Steve Jobs appearing.
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[Comment From Rolphus]
The main thing I’m hoping, somewhat counter-intuitively, is that Apple continue in the vein of the iPhone -> 3G and don’t introduce “breaking” hardware changes either at this event or in the near future. The fact that the platform isn’t fragmented is a huge strength for developers.
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[Comment From DerickValadao]
I’d like to see some exciting announcements of big 3rd party apps. Hulu anybody?
9:11
[Comment From Shirizaan]
Unfortunately, I’m leaning towards the belief that all of the “predictions” for what will be revealed today are nothing more than wishful thinking. It seems like any desires the iPhone user base have fall upon deaf ears at Apple.
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[Comment From Sam Gwilym]
Speaking of background notification – it would be nice to see all those notifications delivered to the lock screen as is currently done with texts and missed calls/voicemail. An iPhone Growl, in a sense.
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MrKurt:   Lots of people want landscape mode everywhere, text, notes, email.
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[Comment From iBspoof]
How about better battery life?
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Ars Technica:    Scott Forstall is the VP of iPhone software, for those not in the know
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[Comment From RogerWolf]
Turn-by-turn GPS would make this device so much more useful to me… Right now, I’m often finding myself driving trying to find my way using the Google Maps with blinking dot. Highly annoying, and technically, illegal to drive like that.
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[Comment From C F]
I don’t want this, but I expect that there will be some features in the new OS which are not available on the 1G iPhone, for “performance” reasons. Naturally, this will mean that the early adopters from 2 years ago will need to upgrade and sign new 2 year contracts!
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[Comment From Sebs]
I’m just hoping for a snappier UI all together. For some reason, when you have something close to 5-6 pages of apps, even opening Settings up takes a couple of seconds…
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Ars Technica:    There has apparently been a fire alarm (or something) at the Apple event according to our sources on the ground
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[Comment From Mark]
Voice dialing, voice dialing, & voice dialing would be nice
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[Comment From tScott]
What the iPhone really needs is a dedicated LED which blinks when you have missed a call or have pending text, etc.
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[Comment From Jerrod]
Hoping for: Developer sync API, Developer Search API, Bluetooth contact/calendar transfer, new home screen.
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Ars Technica:    Everything is fine apparently, no one has burned to death
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[Comment From grovberg]
There should have been a OH DEAR GOD YES PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD option for the would you use stereo bluetooth headphones poll.
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[Comment From PaulHart]
I’d like to have a bit more transparency about the application approval process, even if it’s just a static page saying “the queue is currently X days long for new apps, Y days for upgrades” and a list of reasons why you’re likely to get rejected.
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[Comment From Tap56]
Full Taco support would be nice as long as the implement the meat/cheese framework correctly
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Ars Technica:    We’re less than 40 minutes away now
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[Comment From Jay Ray]
I would more than likely use bluetooth for file transfer before I ever used it for headphones
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[Comment From Ryan]
Today they are going to announce “I AM RICH 2.0”
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MrKurt:  THANKS FOR THE RICKROLLS GUYS.
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[Comment From Jerry A]
I don’t have an iPhone, but my Blackberry plays music through my bluetooth car handsfree, which broadcasts through FM to my stereo. Wireless music, as well as phone call interruption. I’d love to do that when I get an iPhone. So not for headphones, but car use.
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Ars Technica:    Just so everyone is aware, we are reading all your comments, but they are not automatically made public, we’ll promote them if you have something cool to say :)
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[Comment From Jet]
Something cool to say? How about, “MrKurt is a lovely human being and he smells like vanilla and strawberries.”
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Ars Technica:    That wasn’t very cool actually
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Jacqui:  For someone who asked, the peanut gallery comments won’t be going on during the live event. We’re just promoting some of them now as people wait.
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MrKurt:   Just so everyone knows, we’re getting about 15 comments per second, so we’re not intentionally leaving you out.
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Twitter chartier:  Registered and waiting for the apple event to begin. http://twitpic.com/26ok0
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[Comment From nova]
I’d love to see that push infrastructure finally built. While desktop client to SMS works, a true client solution would be better. As soon as that is created, maybe we can have push IRC clients for keeping up with #macintosh.
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[Comment From Fractile81]
How much you want to bet they add support for the Shuffle’s new headphones and single-“button” interfacing?
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[Comment From Chris Rodkey]
I would love an actual, serious explanation about why Apple completely blew off its September deadline for push notifications and then just decided the solution was to pretend they never talked about it in the first place.
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[Comment From Mr. Poopy]
+1 for triple click home button functionality
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Ars Technica:  We have several thousands of people watching the live blog now, plus a lot more in IRC, tell all your friends on IRC
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[Comment From Brian]
If we don’t get full background app support, at LEAST let Pandora (or SOME streaming music app) have background access.
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Ars Technica:    I meant Twitter, of course
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[Comment From smaffei]
How about letting me remove standard apps I don’t use like Weather.
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MrKurt:   Just a reminder, comments are moderated so you won’t necessarily see what you post appear in the feed.
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[Comment From plg]
how about a new standard app (that receives real time push notifications) to keep iPhone users updated – to the second – on Steve’s health? It could even be linked directly with the Stocks app ;)
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Ars Technica:    Brian Lam loves that laptop thing

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Twitter chartier:  Looks like they’re opening the doors. People are getting seated. #apple
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MrKurt:  Twitter users should follow @chartier.  (@ejacqui, @clint, @mrkurt are also helping with this party)
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Ars Technica:    David is in the room and wiring up
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Jacqui:
Holy dog Twitter follow flood
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Ars Technica:    We’re 10 minutes out now
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Jacqui:
Those of you asking where Brian got that ridiculous laptop tray thing, I’ll ask him later and tweet it for you.
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Ars Technica:    David is in the far left!
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David Chartier:    Looks like most folks are seated. Let’s get this party started.
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MrKurt:   Alrighty, coverage time.  We won’t be promoting any more comments until we’ve run out of “interesting”.
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Ars Technica:    I’m going to be turning off the polls here soon, does anyone have any brilliant final comments before the event starts?
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Twitter chartier:  The hall is about ready. That’s Dan Moren’s (Macworld) head in foreground. #apple
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David Chartier:    Now it’s Dave Matthews playing.
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David Chartier:    We’re still waiting, jamming to Dave Matthews Band.
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David Chartier:    Event is starting, “we’re going to give you a preview of iPhone OS.”
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David Chartier:    Greg Jaswiak giving the intro.
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David Chartier:    iPhone is now in 80 countries around the world.
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David Chartier:  A year ago just in a handful of countries.
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David Chartier:    Set a public goal to sell 10 million iPhones by 2008, and we “blew that number away.” Sold 13.7m iPhones.
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David Chartier:    17 million iPhones sold total so far.
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David Chartier:  Including the iPod touch, over 30 million iPhone OS units have been sold.
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David Chartier:    Introduced the first beta for developers a year ago, have had over 800,000 downloads since then.
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David Chartier:    Over 50,000 individuals and companies join the iPhone Developer Program.
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David Chartier:    Over 60 percent have never developed for a mobile platform before.
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David Chartier:    Quotes Gameloft, maker of Spartan action game and 2 million copies sold in a few months.
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David Chartier:    Now playing a short video of Steve Demeter, developer of Trism.
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David Chartier:  Steve happy about the success he’s had in the iPhone, touts not needing to be a large company to be successful in the App Store.
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David Chartier:    Now over 25,000 apps in the App Store today.
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David Chartier:    “There has been some curiosity over the App Store submission process.”

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David Chartier:    98 percent of apps have been approved in seven days or less, have now surpassed over 800 million downloads.
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Twitter chartier:  http://twitpic.com/26q26 – apple Town Hall
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David Chartier:    Thanks developers for giving customers a reason to want an iPhone and iPod touch.
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David Chartier:  Now bringing Scott Forstall to preview iPhone OS 3.0.
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David Chartier:    “This is a major update to the iPhone operating system.”
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David Chartier:  ” It comes with incredible features for developers and customers,” starting to talk about what’s here for developers.
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David Chartier:  If you lose the site we’re posting this to irc.arstechnica.com #appleevent and http://twitter.com/arsInfiniteLoop
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David Chartier:    Scott notes that Apple provides the same API tools it uses to developers, and this is the next generation of the native SDK with 1,000 new APIs.
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David Chartier:    Scott notes developers’ freedom of offering apps for free or setting a price, where Apple takes 30 percent and charges on credit card fees.
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David Chartier:    Scott notes that devs are requesting other business models, like subscriptions, additional level charges, and new content for apps.
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David Chartier:    “These days you have to sell one application per book, for example, and developers want a book store built into the app.”
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David Chartier:    “Today we’re supporting all of these additional business models.”
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David Chartier:    Demoing system for purchasing new content from within an app.
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David Chartier:    “You can now purchase a game that comes wiht 10 levels, and when you’re done playing those levels, you can purchase the next 10 levels for the game.”
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David Chartier:  Another example: city guides. With iPhone OS 3.0, you can sell one generic application with seprate “city packs.”
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David Chartier:    All of it is tied into the iTunes Store. You’re asked for your iTunes password but you remain within the app.
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David Chartier:  Audience has been silenced, iPod ad music is playing.
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David Chartier:    Developer picks the price for in-app purchased items. Same 70 percent goes to developer, charing no credit card fees, and developers are still paid monthly. But: this is only for paid apps; free apps cannot charge for content.
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David Chartier:  “Free apps remain free.”
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David Chartier:    Now: Peer to Peer connectivity.
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David Chartier:  Scott offers an example: kids in the car and they want to play games back and forth.
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David Chartier:    iPhone 3.0 now has a standard system for finding other devices in the same area – no WiFi network needed.
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David Chartier:    Automatic discovery performed over Bluetooth.
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David Chartier:    No pairing.
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David Chartier:    Bonjour-powered, and not just for games, but games are an obvious implication.
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David Chartier:  Now, Accessories
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David Chartier:    “Thriving ecosystem for accessories. Thousands of developers building thousands of accessories.” Demonstrates a speaker set that works with the iPhone.
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David Chartier:    Taking accessory support to the “next level.”
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David Chartier:    iPhone OS 3.0 can talk directly to an accessory.
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David Chartier:    iPhone can control the speaker’s EQ, for example.
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David Chartier:    Now talking about FM transmitters for cars.
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David Chartier:    FM signal can be controlled from the iPhone’s display.
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David Chartier:    Now talking about medical devices and accessories.
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David Chartier:    iPhone apps can send data from medical devices straight to doctors.
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David Chartier:    Also enabling some of this over Bluetooth. “We support all the standard built-in protocols.”
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David Chartier:    “Or build your own custom protocols if you want.”
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David Chartier:    Now: Maps.
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David Chartier:    Touts working with Google to build a great Maps app.
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David Chartier:    “We’re taking the heart of the Maps application and making it a public API so developers can embed that map in their apps.”
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David Chartier:    You can pinch and zoom, get satellite view, hybrid, standard map, add custom notes, use WiFi and cell triangulation.”
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David Chartier:  Even reverse geocoding.
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David Chartier:    Now enabling developers to use Core Location as the basis for turn by turn apps.
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David Chartier:  Can use WiFi and cell triangulation, but there’s one catch: “Bring your own maps.”
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David Chartier:  Due to licensing, Apple cannot allow developers to use the Maps app tiles.
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David Chartier:    Finally: Push Notifications. “We’re late on this one.”
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David Chartier:    Within two months of launchign the app store, we had over 1,000 apps on the store, and over 100,000,000 downloaded apps.
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David Chartier:    “We had to complete rearchitect the server for Push Notifications.”
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David Chartier:  “That’s what we’ve been doing over the last 6 months.”
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David Chartier:  Now tackling background processes: “It’s not good for the customer.”
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David Chartier:    Bkg processes don’t let the phone go to sleep, drain the battery, etc.
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David Chartier:    Apple tested apps that ran in the bkg on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, etc.
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David Chartier:    “In all cases, standby time dropped by 80 percent or more.”
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David Chartier:    Using Push Notifications on iPhone, standby time only dropped by 23 percent when testing an IM app.
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David Chartier:    Apple has been working with 3rd party developers already to test this, now talking about an IM app, looks like AIM.
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David Chartier:    Now refreshing about how Push Notifications work: 3rd party server pushes notifications through to Apple and to the user’s iPhone.
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David Chartier:    Can push sounds, text alerts
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David Chartier:    “The nice part about this is: it scales.”
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David Chartier:    Push Notifications is a “unified, generic service for all devs.” Maintains battery life, performance, and has been optimized for mobile networks.
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David Chartier:  “We’re doing all the hard work” of customizing Push Notifications for all 80 countries the iPhone is in. “Each carrier works differently.”
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David Chartier:    Now discussing more of the new APIs. Has a new email sheet so apps don’t have to quit.
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David Chartier:    Proximity sensors, iPod library access.
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David Chartier:    Streaming audio and video over HTTP so it even goes through firewalls.
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David Chartier:    Data detectors, built in VoIP APIs.
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David Chartier:    Introducing some developers who have been testing this.
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David Chartier:    Meebo chat service is first.
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David Chartier:    35m peope sending 5 billion IMs per month.
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David Chartier:    Seth Sternberg of Meebo taking the stage.
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David Chartier:    Paul Sodin helping to demo.
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David Chartier:    Meebo has developed a native iPhone app (previously had a web app).
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David Chartier:    Demoing Meebo’s chat UI, multi-network support like AIM, MSN, and a new network Meebo has.
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David Chartier:    Paul is typing, audience chuckles as some misspellings.
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David Chartier:    “Push is the last thing we needed to build a truly great experience.”
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David Chartier:    Switches over to updates panel where notices like a friend addition and a new IM are waiting.
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David Chartier:    Meebo demo done, Scott Forstall takes the stage again.
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David Chartier:    Scott introduces EA, “one of the largest game deevelopers in the world with 10 great games on the App Store.”
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David Chartier:  Brings up Travis Boatman from EA
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David Chartier:  Travis introduces The Sims 3.0
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David Chartier:    Demoing a Sims character walking around a house, other game features like customizing the house.
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David Chartier:    An icon introduces new features available to the game which can be purchased right in game.
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David Chartier:    Sims character is now going to use the media center and play music from the user’s iPod library.
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David Chartier:    EA demo concluding.
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David Chartier:    Scott Forstall now introducing Oracle.
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David Chartier:    Hody Crouch from Oracle takes the stage.
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David Chartier:    Oracle has 5 iPhone apps in the store, will be “enhancing some of our apps with the new iPhone SDK.”
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David Chartier:  iPhone receives an alert about stock, taps reminder to launch Oracle app.
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David Chartier:  Now talking about notifying retailers who are going to be short on product stock, switching to mobile sales application.
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David Chartier:    Without leaving the app user can send an email to the customer to warn them about stock.
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David Chartier:    Two of Oracle’s apps are using new iPhone SDK features: email sheet and Push Notifications. Scott Forstall’s back and introducing JD Power.
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David Chartier:    “Business users love the iPhone, and they love it even more thanks to Oracle.”
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David Chartier:  Now talking about ESPN (not JD Power). Bringing up Oke Okaro of ESPN.
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David Chartier:    Oke talking about ESPN Alerts app that can now receive instant alerts.
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David Chartier:    Using Push Notifications, ESPN app plays custom sound with a sports score alert.
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David Chartier:    App is now streaming video.
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David Chartier:    ESPN app uses the new media player that is more network aware (3G, WiFi, etc).
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David Chartier:  Now integrates ESPN’s iPhone web app to grab more info.
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David Chartier:    Scott takes the stage once again, notes that ESPN delivers over 50 million alerts each month which is a primary reason why Push Notifications had to be redesigned.
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David Chartier:    Now up is LifeScan.
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David Chartier:    Anita Mathew of LifeScan on stage.
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David Chartier:    Anita talking about an app for simplifying diabetes management.
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David Chartier:    Talking about checking blood sugar, and the reader can now transmit the reading to an iPhone using Bluetooth or the Dock connector.
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David Chartier:    Demoing app that can add notes, record readings, help plan meals.
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David Chartier:    App can display thorough data on foot content, calculate insulin, glucose content.
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David Chartier:  App can communcate with greater diabetes community, alert friends and family of current health
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David Chartier:  App can list data, turn it to display an interactive graph
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David Chartier:  LifeScan also working with FDA to meet all regulatory requirements.
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David Chartier:  Protip, diabetes suffers typically have a lot of foot/leg issues :)
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David Chartier:  Scott Forstall back on stage. Next is ngmoco
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David Chartier:    ngmoco was one of the first iFund companies, exclusively develops iPhone games. Neil Young of ngmoco takes the stage.
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David Chartier:  Neil is excited about the always-on, connected nature of the iPhone. Talking about new types of social play
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David Chartier:  Showing off two games that “couldn’t be farther apart in terms of their content,” but they’re both leveraging new iPhone SDK features.
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David Chartier:    First is Touch Pets, second is LiveFire
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David Chartier:  Touch Pets receives a Push Notification about being invited to a “play date” with someone else’s dog.
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David Chartier:    Touch Pets is the first social pet game with a social network.
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David Chartier:    “Scruff” is playing with “Mittens,” demo of touchign to play with the dogs.
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David Chartier:    Demoing more toys users can buy in game to play with pets
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David Chartier:    new toy packs can cost 99?, demoing pet toy inventory and putting a baseball cap on a dog.
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David Chartier:    Now demoing LiveFire
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David Chartier:  First person shooter game, walking around and demoing how control and looking system works.
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David Chartier:    Shake to jump, now shooting an opponent.
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David Chartier:    Can send a push notification to a friend to get into the game.
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David Chartier:    In-app commerce, can buy new weapons.
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David Chartier:    Demoer is getting into the game.
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David Chartier:  Forstall back on stage.
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David Chartier:  Now up is Smule, creator of Ocarina iPhone music app
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David Chartier:    Dr. Ge Wang takes stage to talk about new app.
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David Chartier:  Talking about Ocarina’s success.
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David Chartier:  New app: Leaf Trmobone
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David Chartier:    Leaf Trombone World Stage invites users to learn wacky new instruments, participate in massive online social music learning experience
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David Chartier:    App lets users play music with a Guitar Hero like UI, users can also play duets
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David Chartier:    our readers/commenters here are pretty fed up with all the demos
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David Chartier:  Dr. Ge Wang is demoing duet feature with assistant.
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David Chartier:  Audience is surprisingly enamored with demo.
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David Chartier:  Forstall on stage, “how can I go on after that?”
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David Chartier:  Talking about SDK again, seems like demos might be over.
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David Chartier:    iPhone OS 3.0 has over 100 new features fo rcustomers, starting with Copy and Paste
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David Chartier:  Apple has been workign really hard on a copy and paste UI.
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David Chartier:  Scott launches Mail, replies to a message, double taps on a word to present a cut, copy, paste popup.
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David Chartier:  Two draggable icons appear for customizing the selection. Double tap in an empty space to bring up bubble and paste.
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David Chartier:    Double taps again to select again, selects entire block of text and pastes again.
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David Chartier:  It works across all apps.
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David Chartier:    Opens Notes app, selects text from a note, taps to select and gets a select or select all bubble. Goes into Mail message and pastes.
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David Chartier:  Can also copy web content.
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David Chartier:  Holds finger on a paragraph of text containing bold words and linked text, iPhone smart enough to select entire chunk, Scott customizes and selects a second chunk.
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David Chartier:    Opens Mail, pastes chunk in with formatting.
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David Chartier:    Shake to undo.
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David Chartier:    Shake opens dialog with option to undo or cancel
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David Chartier:  Opens SMS app, there’s a camera icon in the lower left.
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David Chartier:    Still demoing copy and paste.
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David Chartier:    Now going to demo copy and paste with 3rd party apps, opens Wiki Mobile
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David Chartier:    Puts finger down, selection automatically highlights paragraph, copies text, opens a Mail message and pastes with formatting.
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David Chartier:  Now demoing multi-photo mailing.
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David Chartier:  Action button in Photos app now lets users to tap multiple photos to select and paste into a message.
11:10
David Chartier:  Demo over, Scott now summarizing cut, copy, paste, 3rd party app support, shake to undo, etc.
11:11
David Chartier:  Cocoa Touch supports the features natively, makes it easy for developers to use.
11:11
David Chartier:  Now: Landscape mode.
11:12
David Chartier:  Demos how turning iPhone makes Safari switch to landscape mode, use wide landscape keyboard. Now all of Apple’s key apps get it.
11:12
David Chartier:  Mail gets landscape, so does Notes.
11:12
David Chartier:    Can view and compose mail messages and notes.
11:12
David Chartier:    Keeps referring to SMS app as Messages application.
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David Chartier:  Scott now talking about new Messages app, can now forward and delete individual messages.
11:13
David Chartier:  Big news is adding support for MMS
11:14
David Chartier:  Can now send and receive files, like contact cards, audio files, locations.
11:14
David Chartier:  Now have one app to send and receive these specific types of files.
11:14
David Chartier:    New app: Voice Memos
11:14
David Chartier:  Can record voice memos for yourself, lectures, uses built-in microphone or can plug in an external.
11:15
David Chartier:    Can edit, trim, and share memos over e-mail and Messages app.
11:15
David Chartier:    Now up: Calendar app
11:15
David Chartier:  Touts adding support for Exchange
11:15
David Chartier:  Now Apple supports two new calendar types: first is CalDAV
11:16
David Chartier:  Next: calendar subscriptions
11:16
David Chartier:  Use .ics format to subscribe to different calendars, no talk about syncing those.
11:16
David Chartier:  Next up: Stocks app gains news stories, more details about stocks.
11:17
David Chartier:  Now: Search
11:17
David Chartier:    Doesn’t say it’s an app, is summarizing adding search to Address Book app.
11:17
David Chartier:  Adding search to all key applications, starting with Mail.
11:17
David Chartier:    Can search from, to, subject, all headers, but not message content.
11:17
David Chartier:  Can continue search on server if message is not on the iPhone.
11:17
David Chartier:  Calendar gets search.
11:18
David Chartier:  Search in iPod too
11:18
David Chartier:  Notes app gets search, by title and entire body of a note.
11:18
David Chartier:  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single application where you can search across all these apps? Spotlight comes to iPhone OS 3.0.
11:19
David Chartier:  Now demoing Spotlight
11:19
David Chartier:  Flick to the left from the home screen to get Spotlight UI.
11:19
David Chartier:  Searching across all supported apps, contacts, apps, and a New York Times headline appeared.
11:19
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11:20
David Chartier:  Talks about having over 100 apps on a phone, search is useful for this.
11:20
David Chartier:  Next few search items are apps, iPod music and movies
11:20
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11:21
David Chartier:  Two e-mail messages and a calendar appointment are last in search results. Audience claps in approval.
11:21
David Chartier:  Note sync, notes now synchronize with a Mac or PC using iTunes.
11:21
David Chartier:    Shake to shuffle arrives on iPhone and iPod touch
11:21
David Chartier:    WiFi auto-login for hotspots.
11:22
David Chartier:  Stereo Bluetooth is now supported
11:22
David Chartier:  Anti-phishing now in Mobile Safari
11:22
David Chartier:  Safari will also remember login credentials. Parental Controls extend to movies, TV shows, and App Store apps.
11:22
David Chartier:  Support for more languages, improved keyboard for them as well.
11:23
David Chartier:  YouTube app can now log into your account to share and save favorite videos, subscribe to channels, etc.
11:23
David Chartier:  Wrapping up, recapping highlights.
11:24
David Chartier:    In app purchase, new business models, P2P connectivity, accessories can now talk through the Dock, built-in Maps for developers, Push Notifications finally arrive, cut copy and paste, landscape mode for Apple apps, Messeges app for MMS.
11:24
David Chartier:  Voice Memo app for recording audio files, Calendar gets CalDAV, Stocks app gets more info, Search across all apps and iPhone OS gains Spotlight for certain items.
11:24
David Chartier:  100 new features, 1,000 new APIs.
11:24
David Chartier:  Major update to the OS.
11:24
David Chartier:  Scott turns it back over to Joswiak
11:25
David Chartier:    Developer Beta available today
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David Chartier:  Available to all devs in beta program
11:26
David Chartier:  Encouraging developers to start testing now.
11:26
David Chartier:    Available to everyone in iPhone Dev Program
11:26
David Chartier:  Joswiak moves in to iPhone availablility, adding 15 more countries to the 62 that already have it.
11:26
David Chartier:    Now 77 countries, have more info at Apple’s developer site.
11:27
David Chartier:  iPhone OS 3.0 will ship this summer, free to all iPhone 3G customers
11:27
David Chartier:  Special bonus: original iPhones can use it
11:27
David Chartier:  not all features will be available on original iPhone, such as stereo bluetooth
11:27
David Chartier:  $9.95 update for iPod touch updates
11:27
David Chartier:  Joswiak wrapping up iPhone OS 3.0 new features.
11:28
David Chartier:  Joswiak thanks audience for showing up, looks like the event’s done.
11:28
David Chartier:  Thanks everyone!!!!
11:28
David Chartier:  Engineers available upstairs for developers, press asked to stick around for Q&A.
11:29
David Chartier:    We’ll be covering the Q&A, so stick around.
11:33
David Chartier:  Q&A is starting, they’re laying some ground rules for what they will and won’t cover. Sticking to iPhone 3.0 questions.
11:33
David Chartier:  First question: Time Magazine – why did it take so long to get copy and paste?
11:33
David Chartier:    Forstall says it’s tough to navigate security issues and nail a simple UI.
11:34
David Chartier:  USA Today: Video is still a black hole because of Flash. Is Flash coming at all?
11:34
David Chartier:    Schiller says no announcements about Flash today. Forstall says there are plenty of easy workarounds for presenting video, H.264, other encodings that don’t need Flash.
11:34
David Chartier:  HTTP Streaming is also another option.
11:35
David Chartier:  Nike Electronics: Asking about P2P, if it will support other devices.
11:36
David Chartier:  Forstall explains that P2P wireless is for iPhones, iPod touch, Dock connector is for accessories and other devices.
11:37
David Chartier:  MarketWatch: P2P again, are people able to trade files – music files – over connection?
11:37
David Chartier:  Joswiak says they can stream files.
11:38
David Chartier:  Creative Strategies asks about tethering.
11:38
David Chartier:  Forstall explains what data tethering is for laptops, says tethering is supported in 3.0. Also working around carriers around the world to see when the networks can support it.
11:39
David Chartier:  BBC asks about new hardware. Schiller says nothing to announce.
11:39
David Chartier:  Also asks about netbooks, nothing to announce.
11:40
David Chartier:  New question: Bluetooth human interface profile for external keyboards.
11:40
David Chartier:    Forstall says nothing to announce.
11:40
David Chartier:    Next question: Uptime for Push Notification, what about developers.
11:40
David Chartier:  Can’t promise anything.
11:40
David Chartier:  Q: What about third party microphones.
11:41
David Chartier:  Joswiak clarifies that voice recording is supported for third party microphones.
11:41
David Chartier:    Even on the iPod nano.
11:41
David Chartier:  Engadget: Are you addressing any performance issues with app lag, load times?
11:42
David Chartier:  Forstall says we take performance very seriously. Addressing it in a number of ways.
11:42
David Chartier:    Snell from Macworld: Compatibility questions. What about Bluetooth and the iPod touch.
11:43
David Chartier:  Second gen iPod touch can get some of that functionality unlocked, Joswiak says.
11:43
David Chartier:  Wired: P2P, can an app access someone’s iTunes librayr so you can get access to tunes from nearby users?
11:44
David Chartier:  Built-in iPod app does not provide that service. Forstall sees applications for using one phone to browse the contents of another.
11:45
David Chartier:    Streaming? No streaming APIs.
11:45
David Chartier:    Technologizer: Apple has been criticized over dev process, which apps are acceptable. Any comments?
11:46
David Chartier:  Schiller: Response has been great, Apple trying to balance developer response and assuring quality for customers. Numbers speak for themselves, we’ve improved the turnaround time.
11:46
David Chartier:    There are some things we need to check and filter for.
11:47
David Chartier:  Lot of time spent making sure it works well, explaining more of the things Apple has to spend a lot of time watching for. Profanity, children suitable content.
11:47
David Chartier:  Q&A wrapping up, that’s all folks. Press is packing up.

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