WWDC 2007 keynote summary

via the MacRumors feed:Electronic Arts (EA) are returning to the Mac, coming in July are:Command and Conquer 3Battlefield 2142Need For Speed CarbonHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (an immersive 3D Hogwarts environment :)Madden 08 and Tiger Woods 08 are also coming.id games have a game with 20GB of textures (I’m guessing it ships on Blu-Ray :)22 million active OS X users, 67% using Tiger 10.4 (23% Panther, 10% older than that)Now moving beyond Leopard (which ships in October :)21 Months between Tiger and Leopard. 300 new features, of which 10 are:Narrower Dock with new transparent lookStacks! (as have been thought about since System 7 days?)Prominent active window (ooh, are we going back to a document based metaphor, ala Lisa OS or OpenDoc? :)No more brushed metal!Leopard will have a consistent look…Dock icons reflect on windows behind them :)Sidebar lets you search other macs and Server with spotlight, browse shared computers”Back to my Mac” share even when not on same LAN, via .Mac knowing your machines’ IP numbers.#2 Cover flow for

  • the Finder (including browsing remote machines)
  • PDFs (Woohoo!)
  • Keynote
  • Videos (whilst playing? 🙂
  • Excel spreadsheets!

.Mac “Start” tab (borrowed from Windows?) lets you find your other Macs. Click the “Shared” button to search on other Macs.#3 Quick LookPDF viewing without a viewer.Full screen movie preview#4 64 bit#5 Core Animation#6 Boot Camp built-in#7 SpacesAudio is local to the currently viewed space#8 DashboardMovie Times widget for finding times, viewing previews and buying tickets via Fandango.Web clippings as seen at WWDC 2006.Borders and shading can be customisedWidgets are live, you can switch between tabs#9 iChatAs seen at WWDC 2006Photobooth featuresAAC-Low Delay codecTabbed chatsPhoto booth effectsiChat theatrebackdropsPhil!Share iPhoto slideshow in iChatShare video in iChat by dragging it inFlip through Excel spreadsheet!#10 Time MachineBack up automatically, even multiple computers to networked drives (ie attached to an Airport base station)Safari 3 for Windows!iPhone goes live June 29th at 6pm. Develop for it with Web 2.0 + AJAX.iPhone apps are running within SafariSteve demos corporate addressbook with LDAPLink to Google MapsThe End