Macworld San Francisco 2008

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Macworld San Francisco (MWSF) 2008 took place from January 14 to 18, 2008 in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The opening keynote, delivered by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, took place on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM PST.

Keynote summary

  • Leopard sold 5 million copies in the first 3 months
  • Time Capsule, an Airport Extreme base station with an included hard drive, was announced
  • iPhone had 4 million sales in the 200 days it was on sale, and 19.5% market share in the US smartphone market
  • New iPhone features: Maps with locations, webclips, home screen customization with up to 9 home screens, the ability to send SMS to multiple people and chapter options and language capability in iPod mode
  • New iPod touch applications: Mail, Stocks, Notes, Weather and Maps. A $20 upgrade for existing users
  • 4 billion songs had been sold on iTunes, including 20 million songs on Christmas day alone. 125 million TV shows and 7 million movies had been sold.
  • iTunes Movie Rentals on the iTunes Store
  • New Apple TV capabilities (no computer required, movie rental capabilities), and a price drop to $229 USD
  • Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos went on stage to discuss movie rentals
  • Introduction of the MacBook Air

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