Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Steve Jobs- Macworld 2008 Keynote Live

Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. is delivering his keynote right now, and as usual MacObserver.com is liveblogging the speech. So far there are new features added to the iPhone, a new Apple TV enhancement that doesn't require a computer, and as expected, video rentals from the iTunes store.

UPDATE: Yes, Jobs introduced the rumored thin-and-light laptop, and it is indeed called the MacBook Air. It's got a 13" screen, a multitouch trackpad, a flip-down door to protect the ports, built-in 802.11n wireless, and a 1.8" drive, which is the the same drive that's in some iPods. It sounds like the MacBook Air has a traditional hard drive as well as a solid state drive, for quick startup and maybe playing CDs and DVDs without going through the whole hard drive startup process.

The price: the MacBook Air starts at $1,799. Ouch! Yeah, it sounds like a great machine, but if you want more than the minimum package, it'll run $2K or more.

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