WWDC 2009

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Apple's 2009 Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) took place from June 8 to 12, 2009, in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The opening keynote took place at 10:00 AM PDT on June 8. The conference was sold out for the second consecutive year, with 5,200 attendees.

Keynote summary

  • The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro were updated and the unibody MacBook was updated and renamed to MacBook Pro.
  • New features of Snow Leopard was shown:
    • Exposé built into the Dock, launched by clicking and holding an application icon
    • Faster applications, OS installation and less disk space used by the OS
    • Snow Leopard specific features for Safari 4: Sandboxed plugins for crash resistance, faster JavaScript and faster QuickTime. Safari 4 was taken out of beta.
    • New interface for QuickTime player as part of QuickTime X
    • Exchange support in Mail, iCal and Address Book
  • Snow Leopard to be released for Intel Macs in September 2009. Pricing is $29 for Leopard users, or $49 for a family pack.
  • iPhone OS 3.0 features were demonstrated:
    • iTunes U support
    • Tethering for some carriers
    • Safari improvements including HTML 5 support
    • Better language support
    • "Find my iPhone" feature available to MobileMe subscribers, showing the phone's location on a Google map, with features to have it play a special alert sound and to wipe its data
  • A number of iPhone application demos: Asphalt 5, Airstrip, ScrollMotion, TomTom, Star Defense, Pasco, Zipcar and Line6/Planet Waves
  • The iPhone 3GS was announced

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