Apple Tablet Live Blog

Apple iPhone SchoolToday I will be live blogging during the Apple event. I’m going to do it a little different from the past. I’m not going to attempt to write every little thing that happens on this one post. I will be taking notes from the event and then, later, writing full articles about each point. What we’ll be doing during the events is tweeting and live streaming both major iPhone and Tablet announcements and sharing our comments. There will be a live video feed from me and an area where you can either live chat (type), comment in the post, or reply via twitter.

We will also be tweeting as much info as possible from our @iphoneschool twitter account for those of you on mobile devices.

Link to Live Stream of Event:

Video Stream of Live Blog

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Name: iPad
Price: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32 GB, $699 for 64GB. Add $130 to each model for 3G chip.
3G: available from AT&T, 250MB a month for $14.99 or Unlimted for $29.99 a month. No contract, includes AT&T wifi hotspots, unlocked, no voice.
On Screen Keyboard
1GHz Processor
10 hour battery life, 1 month standby
Runs all App Store Apps, some in full screen with more features. SDK out now.
Main apps rewritten for iPad: Mail, Photos, Browser, Contacts, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, iTunes
New Apps: iBook Store, iWorks ($9.99 per app)
Physical Specs: 1/2 inch thick, 9.7 inch screen, 1.5 lbs, 9.56 high x 7.47 inches wide.
Connectivity: 3G, Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Other hardware: A-GPS, Digital Compass, microphone, speaker, volume rocker, mute switch, headphone jack, 30pin connector, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, home button.


It’s Only Rock and Roll [liveblog]

AppleApple’s events starts today at 10am Pacific, 12pm (noon) Central, & 1pm Eastern. I’d say for sure there will be a camera in the iPod touch, possible the Nano and updates to iTunes making it more “social”. There’s also been talk of the App Store approval process practically coming to a halt the last few days, so maybe there are some new apps coming, or new features to the App Store. (push notifications please!) I’ll be posting anything and everything I can find that effects the iPhone or iPod touch here over the next few hours so refresh often!

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1:21 – Well the event is over and no camera for the iPod touch. CRAZY! We’ll get some articles out with details on all the news from today shortly.

1:09 – Nora Jones has come out to play. Seems they are not adding a camera to the iPod touch. Major #fail here…

1:03 – Not iPhone news, but nano is getting an FM tuner, pedometer, larger display, voiceover, microphone and speaker too.



1:02 – Just the Nano has gotten the camera so far…

12:56 – They are moving on to the iPod Classic. No word on camera for the iPod touch yet…

12:55 – iPod touch will now support Open GL.

12:52 – New Prices and sizes for the iPod touch! $199 for 8GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB!

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12:48 – EA demos Madden NFL 2010 for the iPhone and iPod touch! Available in the App Store now!


12:45 – Gameloft demos a new FPS called Nova.


12:36 – There are 607 titles on PSP, 3680 on DS, and 21,178 on iPhone OS


12:32 – iPod Touch now does genius mixes as well.

12:23 – You can even share iPhone apps between 5 home computers. (btw, you can already do this by having two iPhone/iPod touches on the same iTunes account.)

12:13 – Improved Syncing, App Management, Albums will come with videos, lyrics, etc, Store Redesign, Drag and drop sharing music between 5 home computers.



12:10 – Over 30,000 ringtones can be bought right from the iPhone, at $1.29 a pop

12:05 – 3.1 is a free download, beginning today.




WWDC 2009 Live Blog

Apple iPhone SchoolHere’s where we will be writing about all the new info coming in from WWDC 2009 where we are very sure the new iPhone will be revealed. You will need to refresh the page to see new info. I will put the newest info at the top so you don’t have to scroll down.

2:05 – Sounds like it’s over, no front facing camera, no tablet, no new iPod Touch

2:00 – 16GB iPhone 3GS is $199, 32GB iPhone $299, Current iPhone 3G is $99, iPhone 3GS is available June 19th!

1:58 – More battery life: The 3G got 6 on Wi-Fi, 7 on Video, 24 on Audio, 10 on 2G talk and 5 on 3G talk. 3gS gests 9 on Wi-Fi, 10 on video, 30 on audio, 12 on 2g talk and 5 on 3g talk.

1:57 – Nike Plus

1:55 – digital compass:

1:54 – Voice Control, voice dial, hold home button to get this screen:

1:51 – It also capture Video! 30 frames per second, share with youtube, mms, email, mobile me. Trim video with tap of finger.

1:49 – 3MP camera, auto focus, tap to focus, Auto Macro (10cm)

1:48 – So far we know it’s FASTER!

1:47 – New iPhone 3GS

1:45 – Apple just called other devices, “Crappy devices” Here’s why:

1:42 – iPhone 3.0 firmware will be free for iPhones, $9.99 for iPod Touches. All on June 17th NEXT WEDNESDAY!

1:38 – Demo of Guitar App, control effects from iPhone, tune

1:36 – Demo of Car Rental App, finds car, unlocks it from the iPhone.

1:33 – Lots of signs showing that the firmware won’t be out today…

1:32 – Demo of a kids science experiment results showing up live on the iPhone.

1:29 – Now we know why Star Defense delayed launch. It is launched today.

1:27 – TomTom accessory (window mount)

1:23 – They are showing TOMTOM!

1:23 – Text books on the iPhone :)

1:21 – Book publisher showing in app purchases for books.

1:18 – Doctors can see realtime data from patients.

1:14 – Developers are demoing apps that use the new 3.0 firmware.

1:13 – Push Notifications with badges, custom sounds and text alerts.

1:12 – Turn by turn can be built into apps. Like TomTom.

1:11 – iPhone can connect to accessories over bluetooth

1:10 – talking about new features we already know like peer to peer connectivity over bluetooth for games and file sharing

1:08 – remote wipe, easy restore

1:07 – Mobile Me users only – locates iPhone on a map, makes it make noise, even on silent, send message to iPhone.

1:06 – Talking about a new “find my iphone feature”

1:05 – New languages, greek, hebrew, thai, arabic

1:03 – Video streaming adapts to web connection

1:03 – Safari is 3 times faster

1:02 – AT&T not supporting Tethering until later this year.

1:01 – Tethering, share internet with you laptop USB or Bluetooth

1:00 – finegrade parental controls over specific apps & movies.

1:00 – Rent and purchase movies from your iPhone, tv shows, audio books, iTunes U.

12:59 – Talking about Spotlight, search for your iPhone

12:58 – MMS will not be out for AT&T until later this summer!! Boo!!!

12:57 – MMS, already know this too…

12:56 – They are talking about new 3.0 firmware like copy and paste. We already know this though.

12:49 – 40,000,000 iPhone OS Devices sold

12:49 – More than 50,000 apps in the App Store

12:48 – iPhone is next!

12:47 – Snow Leopard update is $29.

12:30 – Lots of features of Snow Leopard. We’ll wait till there is more iPhone info…

12:25 – Safari for OS X has Crash Resistance

12:25 – Safari 4 is faster, claimed to be 7.8x faster than IE8.

12:23 – You can spell Chinese on you trackpad

12:22 – After you install Snow Leopard, you recover 6GB of space on your hard drive.

12:20 – Apple’s Finder has been rewritten

12:19 – They are making fun of Windows :)

12:16 – Macbook Air updates – price drop,

12:13 – 13 inch gets Pro features, firewire, starts at $1199, available today

12:12 – 17inch drops to $2499 with 7 hour battery life, 13 inch gets update too, 7 hour battery

12:06 – New version of 15″ MacBook Pro, 5 year battery, 7 hours runtime, SD slot, up to 8GB Memory, 3.06 GHz, 500GB or 256GB SSD, start at $1699

11:59 – One Minute

11:51 – Apple store is down.


11:10 – We are now livestreaming from my desk… Yeah, I know, I’m not there. But now you can feel like part of the team :) It will be in the upper right corner of the website or you can go to It will be muted until the event begins.

10:56 – More photos of the lines. This one from Engadget. Check out the sign. 64-bit. Is the 2nd Gen iPhone already 64-bit? Or will the 3rd Gen be 64 bit? Anyone?

10:50 – Pictures inside from @stroughtonsmith
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3G iPhone Live Blog

Today is going to be crazy and we’re going to do everything we can to keep up. This post will stay at the top of our site most of the day. It will include a audio live stream from the conference (as long as it is available); links to all kinds of real info, and live chat.

I will be updating our News Page with info so keep checking back.

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