IMG's WWDC 2006 Chat (Updated Live)
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WWDC 2006 kicks off today with Steve Jobs' keynote at 10 AM Pacific. Apple will be showing the first ever public demonstration of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. And according to various rumor sites, Apple will be unveiling new desktop pro systems featuring Intel chips. Join us at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern at IMG Chat to talk about the keynote, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and any other announcements Apple might have up its sleeve.
To join IMG Chat, simply head to the IMG Chat and click on the "123 Flash Chat" banner on the page to launch IMG Chat. Once the chat page opens, you can login is as a guest or register an account, then login to the chat.
We will be also updating live on this page with up to the minute news from the keynote:
12:25 - Mac OS X 10.5 will ship in the of Spring 2007. Developer preview with Xcode 3.0 is now available.
12:20 - iChat in Leopard will be enhanced and will feature photo booth effects, invisible mode, multi-logins, tab interface, backgrounds, animated buddy icons and more.
12:10 - Dashboard will also see many improvements including a developer tool called Dashcode for devs to design widgets. A feature called Web Clip wil allow users to make any part of a web page into a widget.
12:00 - Mail will also be improved with stationary (html mail templates), notes, to do's, and more.
10:57 - Universal access is improved for users with physical disabilities. Braille support aded, closed captioning to QuickTime, and VoiceOver has improved text-to-speech for clearer voice.
10:54 - Core Animation will allow devs to create animations for apps. Specify start, goal, and keyframes.
10:48 - 10.5's Spotlight will be improved to search other Macs (if you have permission). New advanced search for file types, etc.
10:46 - 10.5 will have virtual desktops allowing you to have multiple desktops. Group different applications on different desktops to organize work, etc.
10:43 - Boot Camp will ship as part of Leopard. Over half a million downloads of Boot Camp beta.
10:40 - Time Machine will feature a visual navigation system to restore documents or even entire drives from a specific time or date.
10:35 - 10.5 will sport a new feature called Time Machine, which will automatically back up you Mac. Update a file, and that file is backed up to an HD or server.
10:30 - Steve Jobs talks about Mac OS X 10.5. 10.5 will support 64 bit applications and feature 32-bit legacy support without emulation.
10:27 - New Xserver will ship in October and start $3000 for a dual core 2.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HD configuration. Up to 1 million BTO options
10:24 - Apple announces a new Intel-based xserve, which is 5 times faster than the previous xserve.
10:21 - Single base config will be $2499 for a 2.6 GHz machine. BTO options can add up to dual-core 3 GHz, 16 GB of ram, more storage, ATI X1900 or NVIDIA FX 4500.
10:19 - Outside case is the same but inside has been redesigned.
10:17 - 4 PCI Express slots, double wide graphics slot, and second optical drive.
10:13 - Up to 2x speed increase in real world apps. Mac Pro has space for up to 4 hard disks for a total or 2 terrabytes of storage.
10:11 - Up to 3 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 64 bit, 128 bit vector engine. 1.6 to 2.1 times faster than Quad G5.
10:09 - Apple says goodbye to the Power Mac line by introducing the Mac Pro, which uses Intel's Woodcrest chipset.
10:07 - Last quarter results...1.3 million Macs sold. 3/4 of Macs sold are Intel based.
10:06 - 17 million visitors to apple stores. 50 percent of purchasers are new to Mac.
10:05 - Jobs announces they they have 4200 registered attendees from 48 countries at WWDC 2006, largest ever.
10:00 - Steve Jobs takes the stage.
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