updated 12:20 am EDT, Tue June 9, 2009
QuickTime video of keynote
Apple Monday evening posted to its website a QuickTime video stream of its WWDC 2009 keynote address which brought a new, updated 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks, the faster iPhone 3G S and, a new iPhone OS 3.0, which was made available to developers on Monday for testing and is due on June 17th. Apple executives -- without their leader CEO Steve Jobs -- delivered a near 2-hour presentation to announce more affordable 17-inch MacBook Pros as well as updated, faster 15-inch MacBook Pros with new SD media card slots, faster processors and higher quality displays. Apple also replaced its entry-level MacBook Pros with new "Pro"-level notebooks -- at lower price points -- that feature a 13-inch, higher quality screen, a much-needed FireWire 800 port, an SD Card slot, longer battery life via the built-in battery technology of its larger 17-inch sibling, and standard back-lit keyboards. Apple also not only reduced the price of its MacBook Air offerings, but also included faster Intel chips.
Apple also said it would offer Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as a $29 upgrade for existing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users in September and launched a new iPhone 3G S, which will perform almost twice as fast as its predecessor and include a digital compass, a 3-megapixel camera with auto focus and video recording, new voice control features, and more.
Finally, Apple also shipped Safari 4 as well as announced Snow Leopard Server.