Apple iPhone Event – Live Blog

Posted by Mayank on October 4, 2011 in Apple

Apple is hosting its highly anticipated iPhone event today, which is appropriately named “Let’s Talk iPhone”. . Live video streaming is not allowed and you can follow all the updates in our live blog post below. For the latest updates, please refresh your browser


Finished! All the new updates in today’s launch event are below. Thanks!


iPhone 4S pre-orders for the 4S start this friday, the 7th. Available on October 14th. It will hit US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan. In the US it’ll be Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint!


Pre-orders on the October 7th, and then launching on the 14th. For Sprint!


he iPhone 4S is not the only phone in our lineup.The iPhone 4 will now be available in Black and white for just . Their phone 3GS in 8GB: free.


iPhone 4S. Black and white, 16GB for 9, 32GB for 9, and 64GB for 9. 64GB is the first time in an iPhone


Siri will be built-in with support for English, French, and German. More languages will be added soon.


Siri does dictation — now whenever you see a keyboard, you’ll see a microphone. Talk to Siri, tap done, and in the blink of an eye it comes back with your text. Speak with your natural language.


Instant Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha searches by voice. “Now, to define a word, it’s as easy as asking Siri. Define ‘mitosis.’” And Siri delivers results. “Just ask your personal assistant, Siri.”


Siri will require the iPhone 4S. Sorry, iPhone 4 losers.


Scott just set up a meeting with Phil on Friday by voice alone. “This is blow-away. I just checked my calendar, scheduled a meeting, and got it all read back by Siri.”


“With Siri, you can just ask Siri to read your messages to you.” Siri reads the messages in your notification queue, hands-free. Nice.


The new iPhone 4S takes just 1.1 seconds to the first photo. And just half a second for the next shot


Apple stock is down between 2 and 4 percent.


Siri: the intelligent assistant to get things done just by asking


Real-time video image stabilization (yes!), real-time temporal noise reduction


Stunning Hd video, and for the first time, 1080p video


You can also post your comments below about what do you feel about this iPhone launch event.


Data can now download up to 2x as fast. Theoretical max performance used to be 5.8 up and 7.2 down — now doubles to almost 14.4Mbps down.


It has an amazing lens system, five lens elements. It’s now a really wide f2.4. Compared to most point and shoots we can let in a lot of light


iPhone 4S is both GSM and CDMA


CMOS backside illuminated sensor — gets 73% more light than the iPhone 4 sensor, and 1/3rd faster. On top of that, we place a high-end IR filter for greater accuracy and uniformity


8 megapixel sensor in iPhone 4S


Iphone4S: Dual-core CPU, 2x as fast at CPU tasks. Also dual-core graphics. Up to 7x faster in the previous iPhone. One area you really see it scream is in games


iPhone 4S officially announced!


The A5 chip is now making its way into the iPhone


iPod touch: now with iOS 5 and iCloud. Now comes in black and a brand new white version. It’s been priced at 9 for 8GB, now it’s 9. A key price point.


Ipod Nano:  It comes in 7 colors, now the iPod nano is 8GB for 9, and 16GB for 9. Available today.


Ipod nano: There’s a really cool use people have created all their own — accessories like watch bands. We thought that was really fun, so with the updated nano we’ve added 16 new clock faces to make it fun for people who like to wear it as a watch.


Ipod Nano:  “We’ve improved the fitness experience as well. Right out of the box, you can go on a walk or a run as well without adding sensors or devices.”


Ipod Nano Updates: multi-touch display even easier to navigate with bigger icons


iTunes Match service : “It scans and matches your library against Apple’s 20 million songs and it will upload what they don’t find and will stream…”


A really great add-on to iCloud is iTunes Match. It scans and matches your library against our 20m songs, we’ll upload what we don’t find, we’ll stream


“This next feature is one of my favorites — tabbed browsing.”


iCloud available on October 12 as well. Seems biggest feature till now is iCloud. Lot of promising features related to iCloud.


Backup: daily backups from your iOS devices, easily restored right from iCloud


Free update to iOS5, available 12th Oct.


Introduced iMessage, which will send messages between any two iOS devices – save once, read everywhere. Reminders are location based reminders that will clue you in to do certain tasks in certain areas


Safari. “We’ve added a number of things, including Reader. We take the story on the page, we format it perfectly on the device, it’s all loaded so you can just scroll through and read it.”


” It took Sony 30 years to sell 230k Walkman cassette players. The MP3 market is a mature market, and the iPod is still a large and important market for Apple. We’ve sold 45 million iPods in the last year ending in June. What’s more encouraging, is almost half of those are going to people buying their first iPod.”


We’ve integrated Twitter into many of our built-in apps. Tweet photos, web sites, videos, locations from maps. Deep integration from Twitter


Customers have downloaded more than 18b apps. And it’s accelerating. They’re downloading them at a clip of more than 1 billion per month


“We’ve already seeded more than 100k developers, and they love it. We can’t wait to get it in everyone else’s hands.”


Already, more than 500k apps in the app store. More than 140k of these are made specifically for the iPad.


Create and mail beautiful cards right from your iPhone or iPod touch.


“92% of Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPad. This is in less than 18 months. Unheardof.


Apple has paid developers more than billion


@Tim Cook : “Every single quarter for 5 years the Mac has outgrown the PC market! We are now approaching 60 million users. In US retail Macs are now selling in about 1/4 PCs in the store.”


@Time Cook : Lion has been downloaded 6 million times. Way ahead of Snow Leopard. It took Windows 7-20 weeks to reach what it took Lion 2 weeks to get to in terms of install base.


Apple’s Japanese website is showing an October 14th launch date for the iPhone 4S.


Apple store is down – new stuff imminent


Latest rumor doing the rounds – Apple’s App Store will let you rent an app for 24 hours before buying – or not. This will eliminate the need for Lite versions and make life easier for both consumers and developers. Definitely makes sense for pricey apps.


Event starts at : 07:00AM – Hawaii 10:00AM – Pacific 11:00AM – Mountain 12:00PM – Central 01:00PM – Eastern

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1 mark walker (@walkmar) October 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

@SGuide4idiots Now we have a way to backup / restore iPhones completely. 🙂

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