Live coverage of Steve Jobs' Keynote Presentation at Macworld 2008. All times are GMT (PST +8 hours), most recent entries at top of page.
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1831: It's all over bar the singing. Stay tuned to Tech Digest for the highlights and more opinion.
1830: Playing out with Randy Newman, Academy Award Winner (no "one more thing" this year folks)
1830: So to summarise: New Mac Pros announced last week, Time Capsule, s/ware updates for iPhone and iPod Touch, iTunes movie rentals, Apple TV s/ware updates, MacBook Air.
1828: Environmental factors
[In an attempt to appease Greenpeace... Ed.] fully aluminium case, good for recycling, fully mercury and lead-free display, circuit boards BFR free, retail packaging 56% less than MacBook.
1825: Pre-orders today, available in two weeks
1819: Otellini speaking
Processor is as thick as nickel and wide as dime.
1809: Something in the Air
Steve back on stage, to announce the "MacBook Air" - Apple's latest notebook (a third kind of notebook)
MacBook Air will be "the world's thinnest notebook"
Most people think of Sony TZ Series as thin: 3lb PC, 11/12-inch display, mini k/board, slower proc. 3lb is good target weight but compromise with other features.
So: MacBook Air is 0.16 inch to 0.76 inch thin - thickest part of the MBA is thinner than the thinnest part of the Sony. Fits inside an envelope (LOL, what kind of envelope, Steve?)
Comes with magnetic latch, 13.3-inch widescreen, LED backlit display, iSight inbuilt, Macbook-like keyboard with ambient light sensor, multi-touch trackpad.
Trackpad sounds like it is based rather on iPhone gestures, and then some. Move window by double-tapping and moving. Rotate by pivoting index finger around thumb. Pinch zoom.
1.8" 80GB hard drive as standard, 64GB SSD ("pricey but fast") as an option. 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo standard processor, 1.8 GHz option.
Intel has shrunk the Core 2 Duo processor by 60%.
45W MagSafe, 1 USB 2.0 port, Micro-DVI, audio out, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, 2GB memory.
no optical drive, but superdrive accessory available for $99. s/w comes with MBA to allow you to "borrow" PC or Mac optical drive.
5 hrs battery life.