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2-Minute MacWorld SF

Filed in: Apple, tech, Tue, Jan 7 2003 19:59 PT

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A quick look at MacWorld San Francisco:

New Browser
Safari, free, open source, available now as public beta. Based on KHTML browser engine. (Remember this is not the first time Apple made a browser…)
Airport Extreme
  • Based on 802.11g
  • 54Mb/s wireless
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11b
  • Base stations auto-bridge for seamless connections
  • USB print server
  • $199 Base station
17-inch PowerBooks
  • 1GHz G4 w/1MB L3 cache
  • 512MB DDR memory
  • 60GB hard drive
  • 1440×900, GeForce 4 440 Go video chipset w/64MB
  • FireWire 800 (new) + FireWire 400 and 2 USB inputs, DVI/VGA and S-Video outputs
  • Bluetooth built in
  • Airport Extreme 54Mb wireless
  • 6.8lbs, 1″ thick
  • Fiber-optic keyboard backlighting and ambient-light-sensitive brightness control
  • $3299 w/free QuickBooks Pro, ships February
12-inch PowerBooks
  • 867MHz G4 w/1MB L3 cache
  • 512MB DDR memory
  • 60GB hard drive
  • 1024×768, GeForce 4 420 Go video chipset w/32MB
  • FireWire 800 (new) + FireWire 400 and 2 USB inputs, DVI/VGA and S-Video outputs
  • Bluetooth built in
  • 4.6lbs, 1.2″ thick (smallest PB ever)
  • Airport Extreme ready ($99 card)
  • $1799 w/free QuickBooks, $1999 with SuperDrive, ships late January
Keynote
$99 presentation software used by Steve since his 2002 MacWorld keynotes

  • Uses all of OS X’s component tools (Quartz Extreme, Aqua, OpenGL, QuickTime)
  • Exports PowerPoint, PDF, QuickTime (and imports PowerPoint for editing)
  • Imports various formats, including QuickTime, Flash, PDF, and MP3
  • Antialiasing, transitions, theme-based design
iLife
iTunes 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie3, iDVD 3 integrated together, including DVD chaptering, music import, archiving photos to CD/DVD. Sold in a box for $49, all but iDVD will be free to download soon.
Final Cut Express
$299 for a slightly-reduced version of the $999 Final Cut Pro
3rd Party Software
Burton jacket
$499 Snowboarding jacket with iPod controls on the sleeve

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