The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
Macworld SF 1999
Monday, January 4, 1999
1 hour, 40 minutes
Moscone West
Public & Press
Steve Jobs
A standard definition version is available on YouTube.
Intro Video
Intro Video
HAL talks to Dave about the Mac
Power Macintosh
Steve Jobs
  • Shows off his new title of iCEO
  • Says he has four surprises for them today
  • 1.6 million Power Macs have been sold since November 1997, generating $3 billion of revenue
  • The next version had 4 goals: most powerful PC in the industry, best 2D and 3D graphics, most expandable, and the best design
  • Has Copper G3 chips running at 400 MHz, and shows benchmarks comparing fastest Pentium chip, old G3 and new G3
  • 10:55
    Power Macintosh
    Phil Schiller
  • Does a speed race between the fastest Pentium II computer, a Compaq Pentium II 450 MHz, and the new Power Macintosh G3 400 MHz, running a script in Photoshop to generate a poster and then revert back to blank
  • 15:10
    Power Macintosh
    Steve Jobs
  • HAL talks to Steve and wants to run his own benchmarks, and feels that there must be an error, since HAL, powered by the 450 MHz Pentium II, is slower than the Mac
  • HAL decides to end life support in the room, until Phil comes to the rescue and unplugs HAL
  • Bringing back hardware acceleration to the Power Macintosh G3, using the ATI Rage 128 with 16MB of memory
  • Shows the frames/second of the new Rage 128 against a Pentium II using a Voodoo 2 card
  • 20:03
    Power Macintosh
    Phil Schiller
  • Runs Dark Vengeance on PC vs Mac, with the Mac running 20% faster
  • 22:26
    Power Macintosh
    Steve Jobs
  • Will go with OpenGL for its 3D graphics library integrated into Mac OS
  • Third Party Appearance
    Third Party Appearance
    Silicon Graphics' Rick Belluzzo
    Speaks about OpenGL
  • The new Power Macintosh G3 supports 1GB of RAM, and 100 GB of storage inside (with three bays capable of running IBM's 36GB hard drive)
  • Wants I/O ports to be industry standards, serial, and plug and play, so the new Power Mac G3 will have gigabit Ethernet, USB and Firewire ports
  • Talks about the history of SCSI from 1987, and how it's outdated
  • Does a demo of how you can plug a video camera into two Power Mac G3s and display the output video in real time
  • Does a demo of a portable 6GB drive powered by Firewire and can easily play a Barenaked Ladies video
  • Says that Final Cut will be shown in the booth, but is not yet a product
  • Shows off the new design of the Power Mac G3, particularly the way you access the insides: "It's called a door"
  • Shows off the new displays, a 21" CRT for $1499, 17" CRT for $499, and a 15" flat panel for $1099
  • Says they had a fifth goal, of having the best value. The old PowerMac G3 came in a desktop for $1599 and a minitower for $1999
  • The new one is available today starting at $1599
  • We Made a Video
    We Made a Video
    "The Look of Love": Apple's Phil Schiller, Jony Ive, and Jon Rubenstein, RR Donnelley & Sons' Kevin Hekman, Adobe's Bruce Chizen, ComputerWare's Paul Ramirez, Eidos' Keith Boesky, Id's John Carmack, and Epson's Dan Crane talk about the new Power Macintosh G3
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Secret Door
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Open Minded
    Mac OS
    Steve Jobs
  • Mac OS 8.5 has sold one million upgrade copies in its first quarter
  • Announces Mac OS X Server, with file serving, NetBoot, Apache, WebObjects, BSD 4.4, Java
  • Does a demo, with a $4999 PowerMac G3 configured as a server, and a client iMac with its hard drive removed
  • Brings out a "classroom" of 49 iMacs from backstage in a 7 x 7 , all getting served video from the server simultaneously
  • Mac OS X Server will be available for $995 per server in February
  • 1:05:40
    Third-Party Software
    Steve Jobs
  • 1,355 is an important number to Apple, it's the number of new and renewed Mac applications announced since the iMac unveil
  • Says a few words about Microsoft's Department of Justice lawsuit
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Microsoft's Ben Waldman
    Internet Explorer 4.5, Outlook Express 4.5 & Mactopia
  • Says they went to the best game developers and asked them to beat them up, they now want to try to be the best gaming platform in the world
  • Lists off some games coming to the Mac within the next 120 days: Tomb Raider III, Myth II, SimCity 3000, Fly!, Rainbow Six, Imperialism II, Starcraft, Heretic II, Battle Zone, Quest for Glory V, Age of Empires, and Quake
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Id's John Carmack
    Quake Arena for Mac
  • Shows a picture of the Sony PlayStation and says wouldn't it be nice to play these games? Then shows Connectix' Virtual Game Station, a PlayStation emulator for Macintosh
  • 1:24:52
    Third-Party Software
    Phil Schiller
  • Plays Crash Bandicoot on a Macintosh
  • 1:26:06
    Third-Party Software
    Steve Jobs
  • Totally committed to making the Macintosh the best gaming platform in the world
  • 1:26:51
    Steve Jobs
  • From August 15 to December 31, shipped 800,000 iMacs, the #1 selling computer model in the United States
  • 32% of buyers are first time computer owners, 13% are switchers
  • Shares some of the market research they've done on the iMac rollout
  • Ups the processor on iMacs to 266 MHz, the hard drive to 6 GB, and lowers the price to $1199
  • One More Thing...
    One More Thing...
    iMacs in new colors
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
  • Announces the new blueberry, grape, tangerine, lime and strawberry iMacs
  • Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "We hope people want to collect all five"
  • Shows the new 2 x 2 matrix of their products to reflect the new desktop computers for 1999
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