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Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference is now live! CEO Steve Jobs is delivering the keynote and techies all over the world are listening as if he just descended from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of Tech.
I will be updating the key takeaways from the event every 15 minutes or so. Here’s your Cheat Sheet based on live coverage from MacRumors:
- iPad native apps downloaded over 35 million times. That’s 17 apps per iPad already downloaded
- Developer of the iPad app The Elements earned more on first day than 5 years of google ads on periodictable.com
- 5 of the 6 biggest publishers in the US say the share of eBooks on iBook Store is now 22%
- iBooks will now read PDFs
- There are over 225,000 apps currently on App Store with 15,000 more submitted each week
- Example: Ebay (Nasdaq: EBAY) app did $600 million in volume in first year and they expect $1.5-2 billion this year
- New Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) app coming to iPad this summer
- Q1 2010: iPhone has 28% of the US Market Share
- iPhone 4 is introduced: over 100 new features — 9.3mm thick (24% thinner than current iPhone), new retina display technology dramatically increases pixel density to 326 ppi (4x as many in same amount of space), 3.5″ display at 960×640, powered by Apple A4 chip, 40% more talk time = 7 hours talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 300 hours of standby, 32GB of storage, 5 megapixel camera, camera records HD video
- Record, edit, and share HD video right on your phone — iMovie for iPhone
- iPhone OS is now iOS 4 — over 100 new features
- iOS4 has multitasking, folders, retina display integration, enhancements to mail, camera and photo apps, much deeper enterprise integration, and tons of new features
- 100 millionth iOS device will be sold this month
- iBooks will be on iOS4
- iOS4 upgrades for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G (with not all features supported), and iPod touch for free on June 21st.
- Over 150 million accounts with credit cards associated to iTunes, iBooks, and App Store
- Video calls: “Facetime” works iPhone to iPhone anywhere on WiFi
- Price with 2 year AT&T (NYSE: T) contract: $199 for 16GB model, $299 for 32GB model
- On sale June 24th
- iAds keep users in the app when tapped instead of closing the app, loading the browser, and taking you to a random web site
- $60m committed to second half of this year for iAds from advertisers
Keynote is over!