The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
WWDC '01
DATE
Monday, May 21, 2001
LOCATION
San Jose Convention Center
AUDIENCE
Developers & Press
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Steve Jobs
Pronuntiatio
The video of this keynote doesn't appear to have ever been published on the web.
The Steve Jobs tour of the new retail stores video is available on YouTube.
A summary of the keynote was available on Apple's web site.
Dispositio
iBook
Steve Jobs
Pretty Decent Joke
Pretty Decent Joke
"Why did I come back to Apple? I did not want to use a Windows box for eternity"
  • Reviews the new iBook notebooks
  • Displays
    Steve Jobs
  • Announces that Apple will no longer sell external CRT displays
  • Prices have come down on the flat-panel models, with a new 17" model coming in June for $999
  • Mac OS X
    Steve Jobs
  • Mac OS X is now being preinstalled on all new Macs being sold, although not as the default operating system
  • More than 600 Carbon apps have shipped for Mac OS X
  • There have been three software updates to the OS, and Apple will be the largest Unix supplier by the end of the year
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Macromedia's Tom Hale
    FreeHand 10 for Mac OS X
    Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    FileMaker's Dominique Goupil
    FileMaker Server 5.5 for Mac OS X
    Mac OS X
    Scott Forstall
  • Scott has a 101° fever
  • Does a demo of developing a Cocoa app, making a video editing app in 10 minutes
  • Retail
    Steve Jobs
  • Says that the opening of the new retail stores in Glendale and Tysons Corner went great
  • We Made a Video
    We Made a Video
    Steve Jobs gives a tour of the Tysons Corner Apple Store
    Mac OS X
    Avie Tevanian
    Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "We build Mac OS X hoping that it will last 15 to 20 years. I hope it does. I can't go through this again."
  • Goes through some of the technical features of Mac OS X and the major goals
  • 1. Unix power plus Mac simplicity
  • 2. Use of open standards
  • 3. Have killer graphics
  • 4. Have killer apps
  • 5. Integration with the Internet
  • 6. Easy mobility
  • 7. A worldwide release on a single CD
  • 8. An easy migration from Mac OS 9
  • 9. Allow the Mac to become a Digital Hub
  • Shows how a PowerBook G4 Titanium can wake from sleep instantly
  • Takes a picture of the audience with a Kodak DC 4800 and uses Image Capture to bring it up on the Mac
  • Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "You probably always wondered how it looks from the stage. It's not pretty."
    Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    E-MU/Ensoniq's Tim Swartz
    Tim plays music while Avie opens and uses other apps
    WebObjects
    Avie Tevanian
  • Announces WebObjects 5, with an HTML or Java client, shipping today
  • Mac OS X
    Avie Tevanian
  • Announces Mac OS X Server Version 10, with NetBoot 2 and Macintosh Manager 2
  • Does a demo of Quicktime's skip protecting features by unplugging the ethernet cable while streaming a video
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Adobe's Greg Gilley
    A beta of Premier 6
    Mac OS X
    Ken Bereskin
  • Does a demo of three Mac OS X applications: Micromat's Drive 10, StoneDesign's Create, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
  • Mac OS X
    Avie Tevanian
  • Reminds developers to get their apps on Mac OS X
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