Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
The exhibit hall suffered a flood last night and they're cleaning it up
Reviews the new Apple Pro Mouse and keyboard
Shows the 2 x 3 matrix of Apple products, and says the entire desktop line-up is new
Reviews the new iMac line-up
Indigo: Elvis Presley's "Blue Suede Shoes"
Sage: Kermit's "Bein' Green (It's Not Easy)"
Snow: Cream's "White Room"
Mentions iMovie 2 and the ability to publish videos on a .mac homepage
Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild"
Reviews the features of the PowerMac towers
Runs a side-by-side battle between a PowerMac G4 500 MHz against a Windows machine with a Pentium III, running a Photoshop script
Mentions that two brains are better than one
Runs the same battle using a dual processor G4 this time
Reviews the PowerMac tower line-up and features
Announces that a new build-to-order option will replace the Rage 128 Pro graphics chip with an ATI Radeon chip for $100 starting today
Runs Quake III Arena on a PowerMac with the Rage 128 Pro and on a PowerMac with the ATI Radeon graphics
Reviews the features of the PowerMac G4 Cube, also now available with ATI Radeon graphics
Reviews the new displays released at Macworld New York
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
Lee Clow: "Holy shit, he's done it again"
Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze
Asks the audience to clap for their favorite
According to Quantum Theory
Says that the #1 customer requested feature was Firewire and iMovie
The "regular edition" iBook comes in new Indigo and Key Lime colors for $1499
Indigo and Key Lime iBooks
Says that the #1 customer requested feature for the iBook Special Edition was a DVD drive
The new iBook Special Edition comes with a DVD drive in Graphite and Key Lime for $1799
"We'd love to be able to sell them even cheaper if you guys could help get the Euro up a little bit"
Wants to switch gears to software, starting with Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac
Microsoft's Kevin Browne
Office 2001 for Mac
Reviews the schedule of Mac OS X, with the public beta being released today, in English, French and German, for $29
Goes over the architecture of Max OS X
New in the public beta is OpenGL, a full implementation of Java 2, dual processor support, and a line in the dock that separates apps from documents
PowerBooks wake from sleep in a second
QuickTime has been updated, and a music player has been added that can play MP3s and CDs
Does a demo of Mac OS X
Mac OS X will run on all their current computers, and will be released early next year