Livestream & Public & Press
Today's keynote is being streamed live using QuickTime
Shows a quote from a magazine saying the hockey-puck mouse is the worst one in the world
Introduces the world's best mouse, the Apple Pro Mouse
Assures the audience that they haven't gone from one button to no buttons; the whole surface is a button
Shows the new keyboard to go with the new mouse
Available on the online Apple store in September for $59 each
Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild"
Goes over the features of the PowerMac G4 and Velocity Engine
Compares how a PowerMac G4 500 MHz runs a Photoshop script against a Pentium III 1000 MHz
Says that two brains are better than one, and wonders how fast a dual G4 system would do the same script
Compares how a PowerMac G4 dual processor 500 MHz runs a Photoshop script against a Pentium III 1000 MHz
The 450 MHz and 500 MHz PowerMac models will now come standard with dual processors
All PowerMac G4 models will also now have gigabit ethernet running off the motherboard
Does a demo of gigabit ethernet, playing uncompressed video from another computer, with Steve unplugging the cable to prove it was over the network
New PowerMacs have more storage, and the new mouse and keyboard
Prices stay the same and are available today
Mac OS X takes full advantage of dual processor Macs
Says they're on track to release the public beta in September and the 1.0 in January
Does a demo of Mac OS X
Microsoft's Kevin Browne
Office 2001 for Mac
Notes that Microsoft has bought Bungie, and says that it has raised concerns about Halo for Mac
"They're doing an awesome job. Who would have thunk it a few years ago?"
Microsoft's Ed Fries
Microsoft plans to bring lots of games to the Mac
Bungie's Alex Seropian
Yes, Halo is coming to the Mac, and here's another trailer
Recaps the chronology of iMac models, and says that 3.7 million have been sold
Goes through some of the market research
Announces 4 new iMac models
1. For $799, the base iMac has more storage and comes in the color Indigo, available in September
2. For $999, the iMac DV is available in Indigo and Ruby colors, available today
3. For $1299, the iMac DV+ is faster, has more storage, and a DVD drive, and available today
4. For $1499, the iMac DV Special Edition comes in Graphite and Snow, available today
Circuit City is a new reseller for Macs
Indigo: Elvis Presley's "Blue Suede Shoes"
Sage: Kermit's "Bein' Green (It's Not Easy)"
Snow: Cream's "White Room"
"I did the deal with Elvis myself"
Announces iMovie 2, with a new user interface, enhanced audio editing and new effects
Does a demo of iMovie 2
Included for free in all new desktop Macs, with upgrades available for $49
Brings up the iTools announced in January, specifically iDisk and HomePage Builder
Using these tools, you can click a button in iMovie 2 to make a QuickTime video and upload it to iDisk for publishing on the web using HomePage Builder
Does a demo of web publishing an iMovie
Web publishing of iMovies
Goes through the specs of the new machine, and cautions the audience that although it sounds like a midrange PowerMac tower, it's been miniaturized into an 8" cube
Brings out the cube on a platform from backstage, and shows off the top-loading slot DVD drive and how to access the components by turning it over
Has partnered with harmon/kardon again to create external speakers for the G4 Cube
Available in early August for $1799 and $2299
Brings out three new displays on platforms from backstage, a 17" flat CRT display for $499, a 15" LCD for $999, and a new 22" Cinema Display for $
Chiat\Day's Lee Clow, Genentech's Arthur D. Levinson, marchFirst's Hiroki Asai, Adobe's Bruce Chizen, and Apple's Richard Crandall, Jony Ive and Phil Schiller talk about the G4 Cube
Notes that the desktop lineup, which constitutes 75% of unit sales, was completely refreshed today
Asks for a round of applause for the Apple employees who worked on these products
Lee Clow: "Holy shit, he's done it again"