The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
Special Event
DATE
Tuesday, October 5, 1999
DURATION
1 hour, 30 minutes
LOCATION
Flint Center
AUDIENCE
Press
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Steve Jobs
Pronuntiatio
A standard definition version is available on YouTube.
Dispositio
0:00
Mac OS
Steve Jobs
  • Starts with a remembrance of the recently passed Sony co-founder Akio Morita
  • Goes through some of the features of Mac OS 9: Sherlock 2, multiple user support, voiceprint passwords, Keychain, auto-updating, encryption, file sharing over the Internet, AppleScript over TCP/IP, and a network browser
  • 7:25
    Mac OS
    Phil Schiller
  • Does a demo of Mac OS 9, covering all those new features and plays a pod-racing Star Wars game
  • 22:09
    Mac OS
    Steve Jobs
  • Mac OS 9 launches October 23 for $99 at a big event at U.S. dealers
  • 23:29
    PowerMac
    Steve Jobs
  • Shows the 2 x 2 matrix of products
  • Reviews the features of the new PowerMac G4
  • We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Classified a weapon by the U.S. government
    26:08
    Displays
    Steve Jobs
  • Reviews the features of the new Apple Cinema Display
  • 26:43
    PowerBook
    Steve Jobs
  • Reviews the features of the PowerBook
  • Says that supply has now caught up to demand
  • 27:35
    iBook
    Steve Jobs
  • Reviews the features of the iBook
  • 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
    Barry White singing "You Turned My Whole world Around"
    30:20
    iMac
    Steve Jobs
  • 2 million iMacs shipped, generating $2.2 billion in revenue
  • The day after the first iMac shipped, they started working on the next one
  • RAM has been doubled, and a door on the iMac makes it easy to upgrade it
  • For the rest of the keynote, Steve precedes the announcement of every new feature with a slide showing "Amaz!ng Feature"
  • Rage 128 graphics standard, and shows some pictures from Quake III
  • Hi-Fi audio using speakers by harman/kardon
  • Shows off an Apple-designed harmon/kardon subwoofer that works only on Macs, available next month for $99
  • The CD-ROM drive is now slot-load
  • Compatible with AirPort
  • The new iMac has no fan and is convection cooled
  • Says that the design has been refined
  • Brings one out from backstage on a pedestal, and plays with the slot-load drive with a CD
  • 48:05
    iMac
    Phil Schiller
  • Does a demo of the new iMac, playing Quake III Arena against coworker David backstage wirelessly over AirPort
  • Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "David works for me, so he knows: Don't shoot"
    50:32
    iMac
    Steve Jobs
  • Reveals a starting price of $999
  • Says that CompuServe offers a $400 rebate for Macs now as well
  • 52:20
    iMac
    Steve Jobs
    One More Thing...
    One More Thing...
    iMac DV
  • The iMac DV has a faster processor and more storage, an RGB video out, and Firewire ports
  • Brings out from backstage the new refined colors available for the iMac DV, the five fruit colors
  • The optical drive is upgraded to a DVD-ROM drive, allowing DVD movie playback
  • Does a demo of this by playing the opening of A Bug's Life on DVD
  • 1:01:52
    iMovie
    Steve Jobs
    One More Thing...
    One More Thing...
    iMovie
  • Announces that the iMac DV can also make movies, using the new app iMovie
  • Makes a movie about a dog getting washed, by plugging a camcorder into an iMac DV and arranging the video in iMovie
  • We Made a Video
    I'm Making a Video Right In Front Of You
    Creates a video about a dog getting washed using iMovie
  • Reviews the features of the iMac DV, and announces a price of $1299
  • 1:19:57
    iMac
    Steve Jobs
    Last One More Thing...
    Last One More Thing...
    iMac DV Special Edition
  • The iMac DV Special Edition has more RAM and storage, comes in the color "Graphite", and is $1499
  • All the new iMac models are available starting today
  • We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Bon voyage
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Now with desktop video
    We Made an Ad
    We Made an Ad
    Heated leather seats sold separately
  • Notes they've turned over the entire product line in five months
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