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Apple's 'We still have a lot to cover' Event Live Blog on October 22nd, 2013

[6:47 PM] Dave: Mac Pro shell ... not in a shell.
[6:47 PM] Dave: Mac Pro guts #2
[6:46 PM] Dave: Mac Pro guts #1
[6:46 PM] Dave: New Mac Pros
[6:40 PM] Dave: New MacBook Pros
[6:40 PM] Dave: New MacBook Pro table
[6:40 PM] Dave: iPad mini space grey back
[6:39 PM] Dave: iPad Air in hand!
[6:38 PM] Dave: iPad hands-on table
[6:23 PM] Dave: It's over. Thanks for watching!
[6:21 PM] Dave: and now a "cool new ad" about the iPad Air.
[6:21 PM] Dave: Tim Cook is back on stage recapping.
[6:19 PM] Dave: iPad mini (original, non-retina) stays in the lineup with a lower price.
[6:18 PM] Dave: Like the Air, the Mini has silver/white and space grey/black color options. Available in November.
[6:17 PM] Dave: Like the iPad Air, iPad Mini also has MIMO. This is good stuff, folks.
[6:17 PM] Dave: iPad Mini now also has A7 CPU.
[6:16 PM] Dave: Retina iPad Mini. Same pixels as iPad Air.
[6:15 PM] Dave: Next: iPad mini
[6:12 PM] Dave: iPad Air features MIMO for double WiFi performance.
[6:12 PM] Dave: iPad Air ships Nov 1st staring at $499
[6:11 PM] Dave: Features of new iPad Air
[6:10 PM] Dave: iPad Air CPU is 8x faster than original iPad.
[6:09 PM] Bryan: iPad Air looks great.
[6:09 PM] Dave: iPad Air has A7
[6:08 PM] Dave: "When you hold it you'll have a dramatically different experience."
[6:07 PM] Dave: iPad Air has a thinner bezel. Also thinner in general, too.
[6:07 PM] Dave: iPad Air
[6:06 PM] Dave: New generation iPad
[6:05 PM] Dave: Here comes Schiller to tell us the rest
[6:05 PM] Dave: "We've been busy working on the next generation of iPad"
[6:03 PM] Bryan: The pacing for the event has turned into a delivering-with-gravity kind of feel.
[6:03 PM] Dave: Cook has been giving us the run down of why the iPad is great, and how much of a cultural impact it has. And now, a video about that.
[6:01 PM] Dave: "When you make a great product with a great experience, this is how you know it."
[6:00 PM] Dave: iPad doubters were not shy.
[5:59 PM] Dave: 170 MM iPads sold.
[5:58 PM] Dave: Next up: iPad
[5:57 PM] Dave: Not making iWork free for *everyone* does limit their ability to lure Google Drive users away, though.
[5:56 PM] Dave: iWork free with new devices, all today.
[5:56 PM] Dave: You can even collaborate with your poor friend who's stuck on a PC.
[5:55 PM] Dave: Demo of collaborative editing in Pages.
[5:54 PM] Dave: Today Apple adds collaboration to iWork for iCloud. Nice
[5:54 PM] Dave: Not sure this is getting better. :)
[5:53 PM] Dave: Pages demo using Eddy cue as the whipping boy. Poor Eddy. :)
[5:52 PM] Dave: Keynote adds new transitions and more.
[5:51 PM] Dave: Eddy is not "off book" for this presentation. He's very focused on his note screen in front of the stage.
[5:49 PM] Dave: This means they took the iPad version of Pages and brought it to the Mac.
[5:49 PM] Dave: Now onto iWork. First: FULL FILE COMPATIBILITY.
[5:49 PM] Dave: iLife updates free with new devices and available today.
[5:49 PM] Bryan: "Just try out a different drummer." That's gotta hurt a little, eh Dave? ;)
[5:48 PM] Dave: Perhaps this "Drummer" thing will open up a new in-app purchase revenue stream for me. ;)
[5:47 PM] Dave: Not sure about this new "Drummer" feature ... :)
[5:46 PM] Bryan: "A 64-bite device." I'm guessing we're going to get a 64-bit iPad...
[5:45 PM] Dave: GarageBand now goes to 16 tracks. If you have a 64-bit device, goes to 32 tracks.
[5:44 PM] Dave: New iMovie will handle iPhone 5s Slo-Mo video.
[5:44 PM] Dave: Eddy is *racing* through the new iLife for both iOS and Mac. They've got more "real" stuff the show us and want to get back to that.
[5:43 PM] Dave: Now Photo Books creation coming to iPad.
[5:42 PM] Dave: Eddy Cue on stage to talk iLife. Also, shirt untucked, cuffs rolled.
[5:41 PM] Bryan: That seems like a lot of people making this Mac Pro. I wonder how many Apple will sell?
[5:41 PM] Dave: Big applause after Mac Pro video (which ended with the "Assembled in USA" line)
[5:39 PM] Dave: Mac Pro, made in USA
[5:38 PM] Dave: Mac Pro is no louder than a Mac Mini
[5:38 PM] Bryan: That's a great starting point for the new Mac Pro.
[5:37 PM] Dave: Mac Pro starts at $2,999, available in December.
[5:37 PM] Dave: Mac Pro in the recording studio
[5:35 PM] Dave: Packed for expansion.
[5:34 PM] Dave: I've seen both Tim Cook and Phil Schiller stumble just a little bit today. Is it the "Don't Get Caught" they're seeing on the back-side of my water bottle? ;)
[5:33 PM] Dave: Dual-Workstation Mac Pro GPUs
[5:33 PM] Bryan: I am drooling over the Mac Pro.
[5:32 PM] Dave: Mac Pro Xeon processor
[5:31 PM] Bryan: $1,999 starting price for the 15" MacBook Pro is amazing. Apple will continue to rule the "computers that earn a profit" category.
[5:31 PM] Dave: Next up: Mac Pro. All bets on pricing are now closed, folks. :)
[5:31 PM] Dave: And that's our news about MacBook today. :)
[5:30 PM] Dave: 15" MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM at $1,999. Ships today.
[5:29 PM] Dave: Now, 15" MacBook Pro. 5th gen chip, Iris Pro Graphics or GeForce GT 750M (for discrete graphics and Bitcoin miners ;)
[5:29 PM] Bryan: Apple's advantages in controlling Mac hardware and software is an insurmountable advantage.
[5:29 PM] Dave: 13" MacBook Pro starts at $1299, ships today
[5:28 PM] Bryan: 9 hours of battery life on the MacBook Pro? Come on, that's crazy!
[5:27 PM] Dave: Lots if battery life in the new 13" MBPro
[5:27 PM] Bryan: New MacBook Pro looks amazing.
[5:27 PM] Dave: MBP 4th gen Haswell chip
[5:26 PM] Dave: Starting with the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now lighter. 3.46 pounds
[5:26 PM] Dave: Schiller's on stage to turn our attention to MacBook Pro
[5:25 PM] Dave: All these Mac models are Mavericks-capable
[5:25 PM] Bryan: Wow, Mavericks free...that is an interesting development.
[5:25 PM] Dave: Mavericks is free ... today!
[5:24 PM] Dave: "We're doing 'Free' in not a small way." Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion ... all single step, FREE
[5:23 PM] Dave: Mavericks is free!
[5:23 PM] Dave: "Revolutionize pricing"
[5:23 PM] Dave: Demo of 3D features in Mavericks' Maps app
[5:22 PM] Dave: "For those of us working on Mavericks, we want to see it in as many users' hands as possible."
[5:21 PM] Bryan: Craig is pretty good at the self-effacing humor. Loved seeing him use "Hair Force Two" in public.
[5:20 PM] Dave: No, we won't post a pic of Craig Federighi's AmEx number. But if you MUST have it you can watch the video. But don't. Please. ;)
[5:19 PM] Dave: Federighi's untucked shirt is causing some concern. :) (also, nice demo of replying in Notifications!)
[5:18 PM] Dave: Federighi demoing Pages
[5:17 PM] Dave: Federighi demoing iBooks for Mac
[5:17 PM] Bryan: Craig is going quite fast through all the new features in Mavericks. This suggests there is a lot to pack into this event.
[5:16 PM] Dave: "The best way to experience and preview Mavericks is with a demo." These are fun, but I do miss the Schiller/Jobs bake-offs, don't you? ;)
[5:15 PM] Dave: Talking about enhanced notifications, Finder tags, and more. Nothing really new from WWDC, but conveyed for consumers not developers.
[5:14 PM] Dave: Mavericks manages graphics memory much better
[5:14 PM] Dave: Federighi is reviewing the high-level benefits of the under-the-hood changes in Mavericks
[5:13 PM] Dave: Compressed memory in Mavericks
[5:13 PM] Dave: "Install Mavericks on 13" MacBook Air and instantly get an hour longer battery life."
[5:12 PM] Dave: "Mavericks is built to get more out of your CPU, more out of your memory, more out of your GPU." - Federighi
[5:12 PM] Dave: Craig Federighi takes the stage
[5:11 PM] Dave: "We have been really hard at work on the Mac and we have some things to show you this morning." - Tim Cook
[5:11 PM] Bryan: Tim has stumbled a couple of times.
[5:11 PM] Dave: Our competition is different ... And confused
[5:10 PM] Dave: $13 Billion dollars paid to developers
[5:10 PM] Dave: 60 Billion App Store downloads
[5:09 PM] Bryan: Would have liked to see a total number with that percentage.
[5:09 PM] Dave: 20MM iTunes Radio listeners
[5:08 PM] Dave: 64% have already adopted iOS 7
[5:07 PM] Dave: "When we see customer response like this, it makes all the hard word we do worthwhile." - Tim Cook's reaction to the video.
[5:05 PM] Dave: iPhone launch video
[5:04 PM] Dave: And now... a video about the iPhone 5c/5s launch
[5:04 PM] Dave: Biggest iPhone launch ever
[5:04 PM] Bryan: Tim has an earnestness about him that I find endearing and compelling.
[5:04 PM] Dave: Before we "dive right in" Tim Cook says he wants to give us some updates. First, new iPhone reports. Recapping the 5c and 5s, including quoting some reviews.
[5:03 PM] Dave: Tim says that commercial means a lot to him: expresses Apple's values.
[5:03 PM] Dave: Tim Cook on stage
[5:02 PM] Dave: Starting with the "thousand no's for every yes" commercial
[4:58 PM] Dave: Please silence your devices.
[4:57 PM] Dave: Packed to the rafters!
[4:47 PM] Dave: We're in and ready.
[4:23 PM] Dave: The media is corralled.
[4:22 PM] Dave: The satellite trucks are in position
[2:58 AM] Dave: Light show at the Yerba Buena
[2:55 AM] Dave: The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is all lit up
[6:49 PM] Dave: We'll be bringing you coverage at the event on Tuesday, and likely bringing you pics starting Monday night. Stay tuned, we'll see you here!
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