updated 02:15 am EDT, Wed October 5, 2011
Part of the 'Apple Keynote' podcast series
Users who wish to watch the iPhone-centered press conference held yesterday at Apple's main Cupertino Campus without streaming it can now download a standard-definition (but widescreen) copy via iTunes. As part of the Apple Keynotes podcast, the event was added to the lineup late yesterday. The keynote is in a iOS-friendly 640x360 MP4 format and features new CEO Tim Cook and several other presenters as they introduce the new iPhone 4S, refreshed iPods, iOS 5 and iCloud.
Cook and several other presenters spent a good portion of the presentation recapping the state of the company to date, highlighting new statistics on user adoption of Lion and the size of the worldwide Mac base (now approaching 60 million), sales figures for iPods (45 million over the past 12 months, ending in June), and penetration stats for iOS devices (250 million sold so far, including 108 million iPhones as of March 2011).
The show moves on to explaining (or recapping for those who watched the WWDC keynote earlier this summer) iOS 5 and iCloud, finally ending with the reveal of the iPhone 4S and its new Siri technology.
Like all podcasts, the October 2011 special event presentation is free to download or subscribe to; the latter option will automatically add new keynotes and other Apple presentations to the subscriber's iTunes. Events such as this one generally come in around 1.3GB in terms of file size.