The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
Macworld New York 1999
DATE
Wednesday, July 21, 1999
DURATION
1 hour, 22 minutes
LOCATION
Javits Convention Center
AUDIENCE
Public & Press
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Steve Jobs
Pronuntiatio
A standard definition version is available on Vimeo
Dispositio
0:00
Welcome
Noah Wyle
  • Comes out in the black mock turtleneck sweater and jeans and talks about the insanely great stuff Apple is working on
  • 1:43
    Acting Critique
    Steve Jobs
    Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "That's not me at all!"
  • Takes Noah through how to impersonate him better, but acknowledges the Pirates of Silicon Valley movie, and asks for a cameo on ER
  • Noah's about to leave, but turns around to ask if Steve is still a virgin
  • 3:08
    Updates
    Steve Jobs
  • Over $200 million in profit last quarter, the seventh consecutive quarter in a row
  • With $3 billion in cash, they did a $500 million stock buyback
  • Inventory has been reduced from a day's worth to 15 hours worth
  • Gap's Nikki Glaser is joining the board of directors
  • 5:15
    QuickTime
    Steve Jobs
  • Talks about the trailer of Star Wars The Phantom Menace
  • Announces QuickTime TV
  • Regular television needs a receiver, stations, networks, and content
  • Apple has a QuickTime client, a new partnership with Akamai, and content from BBC, ABC News, ESPN, Rolling Stone, and others
  • 13:20
    QuickTime
    Phil Schiller
  • Does a demo of QuickTime TV
  • 19:20
    Mac OS
    Steve Jobs
  • Mac OS 9 will ship in October and has over 50 new features
  • 21:26
    Mac OS
    Phil Schiller
  • Does a demo of Mac OS 9, focusing on Sherlock 2
  • 31:38
    Mac OS
    Steve Jobs
  • Mac OS 9 will cost $99
  • 32:14
    iMac
    Steve Jobs
  • Brings up the 2 x 2 product matrix, and reminds the audience that they are shipping three of these products today
  • iMac started shipping last August 15, and in that year has sold 1.9 million units
  • Now 120 USB devices shipping, with many more to come, and shows off a few
  • 3935 new and renewed Mac apps since the iMac was released, including Disney CD-ROMs and Bungie's Halo
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Bungie's Jason Jones
    Halo for Mac
    Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    IBM's Ozzie Osborne
    Via Voice for Mac
    44:24
    iBook
    Steve Jobs
  • Addresses the blank square on the 2 x 2 matrix, saying they've built an "iMac to go"
  • The iBook has a 800x600 12.1" TFT display, with ATI Rage Mobility graphics, a 300 MHz G3 processor, CD-ROM drive, 32 MB of RAM, 3.2 GB hard drive, modem and ethernet
  • Has a 6 six hour battery life
  • Uncovers and shows off the iBook, available in Tangerine and Blueberry colors
  • Available for $1599 starting in September
  • We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Presenting the iMac unplugged
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Is it possible to fall in love with a computer?
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    What have we here?
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Barry White singing "You Turned My Whole world Around"
  • Asks for the audience's opinions on the ads, with #2 and #4 the clear favorites
  • 57:51
    AirPort
    Steve Jobs
    One More Thing...
    One More Thing...
    AirPort
  • Goes to the Apple, CNN and Disney web sites on an iBook, and walks up stage without any wires attached, and even passes a hula hoop over the iBook
  • The AirPort base station uses 802.11 wireless networking, and the iBook has antennas on either side of its screen, plus a slot to take an AirPort card
  • AirPort has a range of 150 feet
  • Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "That's bigger than anybody's house I know other than Bill Gates"
  • The card for iBook is $99, and the base station is $299
  • We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Watch the skies
  • Does a demo of the iBook's wireless ability
  • Gets Phil to jump 4 metres with an iBook with an accelerometer to show it wirelessly communicating that data
  • Asks Apple employees to stand and receive applause
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