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Apple Event October 2011 – What’s up?

No other event is so desperately awaited than Apple’s Keynote October 2011
that will start right now. Then, Apple will show the upcoming gadgets to the
masses and will introduce you to the new iOS 5 that will also be released with
the new devices and also made available to the older devices.

So what’s behind this cryptic image that
projects a lineup of four icons? The date
icon points out Tuesday, October 4th, namely
today.

The clock states the time when the event
starts in Cupertino, CA – USA – 10 a.m.
(7 p.m. here in Europe!)

The Street icon shows the position of Apple’s
headquarters

The phone icon is yet speculated about. No
one knows for sure, what it means. One phone?

So let’s see what Apple’s Keynote 2011 on October 4th will bring out. – This blog will be updated frequently so check back regularly.

10:02 a.m. – Tim Cook enters the room and the lights dim. “I love Apple” – That’s the words that officially open the Keynote!

10:04 a.m. – To the beginning of the event, Tim Cook remembers the desire to develop timeless and innovative products.

10:05 a.m. – An introduction video to Apple’s new stores in Asia.

10:07 a.m. – Apple OSX Lion – The second topic today.

10:09 a.m. – OSX Lion has started successfully and is claiming more and more shares on the global PC market.

10:12 a.m. – The mobile player section, to be exact, the iPods have been sold more than 300 million times! A remarkable number!

10:14 a.m. – iTunes has sold over 16 Billion songs! Astounding. No other music portal is THAT successful!

10:15 a.m. – ALso the iPhone has a tremendous growth rate on the phone market. 125% is the number to it!

10:17 a.m. – The iPhone makes 5% of ALL smartphones on the global market. A big share goes to the high customer satisfaction!

10:19 a.m. – The next topic – the iPad!

10:21 a.m. – A big success for the iPad: More that 1000 universities in the USA are using the iPad and even in cockpits of larger airlines it has a place!

10:22 a.m. – Incredible: over 80 percent of all U.S. hospitals are using or piloting the iPad.

10:23 a.m. – 74 percent of ALL sold tablets are iPads!

10:25 a.m. – AppStore, the second great success: 18 billion apps sold, 1 billion per month! 3 billion dollars paid out to developers!

10:26 a.m. – A new app for the masses: Cards – You write a greeting card on your phone, Apple prints it and delivers it!

10:28 a.m. – A new messaging system will be available to the iOS users using WiFi

10:28 a.m. – Also a new reminder app will arrive. Additionally the good integration to social networks, in this case, Twitter is specially pointed out! The Reminder app uses GPS to remind you when you near a place (nothing new as there’s such app already available but now it’s for free!

10:31 a.m. – Nice to see the new Newsstand App that will update it’s content in the background.

10:32 a.m. – The new camera function now allows you to take pics right from the Lock Screen. Double tap the home button and you’re ready to shoot!

10:35 a.m. – The Game center is a big success – 67 million accounts created and it will offer new functions such as “Trophies and a photo-personalized profile!

10:36 a.m. – Mail is going to improve also: RichText-Formatting allows more style to the mails you’re writing and receiving!

10:37 a.m. – Wireless set up and iOS updates via WiFi – Great improement here! No more iTunes necessary to get your phone going!

10:38 a.m. – October 12th. the day where the iOS update will release!

10:39 a.m. – iCloud – It will store all your files and make them available to ALL your Apple devices!

10:41 a.m. – iCloud will backup all your apps and data every single day. Photos will be shot and spread to all your devices. Even Books can be reloaded to every other of your Apple devices.

10:42 a.m. – Finally available on all your iOS devices: The “Find my i<Device>” – Good move! Now you always can locate your device if you’re missing it!

10:44 a.m. – The “Find my Friends” App allows you to locate all your friends on Maps when they opt-in to broadcast their location!

10:47 a.m. – iTunes Match – The pendant to Shazam & Soundhound but enhanced: Upload and stream your songs to all devices using iCloud. Song it can’t detect can be uploaded to the cloud and identified! – This service will be available upon October 12th in the USA and free for all iOS5 and Loin users. 5GB free storage also!

10:50 a.m. – The iPod nano also receives some redesign. The icons are no longer arranged by four but rather can be swiped thru. Easy as that. But the old 4-icon style remains for old-school users.

10:51 a.m. – They also reduce prices as of now for the iPod nano!

10:52 a.m. – 129US$ 8GB, 149 US$ 16GB – the iPod nano gets affordable much more. 16 new clocs and a specially designed bracelet for the iPod nano converts it to a clock also. With nice design!

10:54 a.m. – The iPod touch will also drop in prices: 199, 299 and 399 US$ for the 16,32 and 64GB type – as of October, 12th!

10:55 a.m. – The iPhone 4S is now introduced: Same design as the classic iPhone 4 but with the a5 processor!

10:57 a.m. – The new a5 processor will produce 7 times faster graphics than the iPhone 4!

10:59 a.m. – A live game demo on the iPhone 4S shows the impressive graphics power!

11:00 a.m. – The new A5 processor: Dual-core graphics, dual-core power, 7 times faster graphics, twice the application power!

11:02 a.m. – New antenna design for better signal quality and an intelligent switching algoritm that assigns the different jobs to the different antennas!

11:03 a.m. – 8MP camera – Better resolution, better pix!

11:04 a.m. – The battery life also expanded: 8hr 3G talk time, 6hr Web browsing time, 14hr 2G talk time, 10hr video playback, 40hr music playback, 9hr WiFi browsing!

11:06 a.m. – No more slow web: twice the download speed!

11:08 a.m. – Faster camera steadiness: 1.1 seconds to first picture, 0.5s for the following ones!

11:11 a.m. – A REAL eye candy: FullHD vodeo recording! YESSS!!! A feature long-awaited! And with image stabilizer and Noise reduction! Impressive!

11:15 a.m. – AirPlay Mirroring – Enjoy your media on the big TV screen! Wired and wireless!

11:17 a.m. – Siri is now introduced! The intelligent voice controlled assistant that tries to answer all your questions! A live demo is just stunning!

11:19 a.m. – Astounding: using yelp it shows restaurants of your requested location, sets the alarm clock and shows stock markets!Even routes can be planned! Impressive stuff!

11:21 a.m. – Even appointments can be made and spoken into a shortmessage!

11:22 a.m. – Why not also make reminders via voice?

11:23 a.m. – Siri also can be used for Wiki research! An example is giveb with Neill Armstrong!

11:26 a.m. – Using WolframAlpha, Siri can answer questions on currency exchange rates, physical occurrences and even calculate days to a special event. Great stuff!

11:27 a.m. – This concludes the demonstration on Siri, a humble personal assistant when asked who he/she is!

11:28 a.m. – Siri also assists you when typing mails and messages! So impressive that it will work out of the box. Languages supported: DE, FR, UK, US english! More to come! However Siri will work only on built-in apps!

11:30 a.m. – The iPhone 4S will also be available in white!

11:32 a.m. – The camera is a small masterpice of its own! within the sleek body 4 lenses have space! Resulting in better Pix!

11:35 a.m. – Black and white versions 16GB: 199 US$, 32GB for 299 US$, 64GB for 399 US$ – Verizon, Sprint and AT&T will release it!

11:38 a.m. – October 14th, Release in Germany, UK and Americas

11:40 a.m. – October 28th, Release in 70 other countries!

11:41 a.m. – So that was the keynote – 100 minutes of thrilling news but no iPhone 5 yet!

Seems that the disappointment has hit the Apple stock hard as the shares are dropping 12 dollars per share equal to 3.3% by now!


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