Coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2009 Keynote Address; iPhone 3G S Announced

Apple's WWDC 2009 Keynote Address

Apple's Keynote address at Worldwide Developer Conference 2009 should be underway shortly. It is being held at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, California.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the keynote. We are closely following the event and will keep updating this post with the details as soon as they are announced.

Updates will be posted from top to bottom (bottom newest) so stay tuned. Please refresh for latest updates.

The Keynote address should be underway shortly. In the meanwhile you can checkout our news and rumor round up on Apple's new iPhone and iPhone OS 3.0.

The event has just started so fasten your seat belts.

Phil Schiller who will be delivering the Keynote has taken the stage.

Apple will be discussing what Apple is working on for the Mac, OS X, and iPhone in today's Keynote. Schiller starts off with Mac.

Schiller has announced all new 15" MacBook Pro and updated 17" MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook.

They have renamed the 13" MacBook as 13" MacBook Pro, so does not mean they will be announcing a netbook and call it MacBook. Interesting!

Schiller has moved on to talking about Mac OS X.

Some highlights of Snow Leapord:

  • Preview is now up to 2X faster
  • Mail is up to 2.3X faster
  • Safari is 7.8X faster at JavaScript than IE8 (Chrome is only 5X faster)
  • Includes QuickTime X with a completely new interface focused on content

Mail, iCal, and Address Book now all support Exchange.

Leopard was $129 and they want all Leopard users to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard will be $29 for those users.

iPhone time folks!!! Scott Forstall is talking about iPhone now.

Talks about 50,000 iPhone apps. 40M iPhones and iPod Touches sold and as we already know more than1 billion iPhone apps downloaded.

Video going on with iPhone App developers telling their stories.

Scott Forstall is back on stage and talking about iPhone OS 3.0.

Talking about Copy and Paste feature and API so that developers can use it in their iPhone app.

Landscape coming to Notes, Mail and Messaging App.

MMS is also coming to iPhone OS 3.0, however it will depend on the carrier. AT&T not until later this summer.

The first big one, you will be able to rent and download movies right on the iPhone.

Tethering is a seamless experience but again depends on the carrier. AT&T was not in the list of 22 supported carriers who will be offering it at launch of iPhone OS 3.0.

Safari on iPhone is now 3 times faster in iPhone OS 3.0.

Safari also brings support for HTTP streaming audio and video. It will automatically determines best quality for your connection.

Introduces Find my iPhone for MobileMe subscribers. Lets you send your phone a message — a special alert sound will play, regardless if your phone is on silent or not. You can also send remote wipe instruction. Pretty cool!

Talks about peer-to-peer connectivity, In-App purchases and ability for accessory developers to develop apps to interact with their accessories through the Dock connector or Bluetooth.

Then about Push notifications which can include pop-up alerts, sounds, and App icon badges. Apple's solution or workaround to run iPhone apps in the background.

iPhone app developers coming on stage to demo their apps which have used features of iPhone OS 3.0.

Gameloft demos their new game Asphalt 5.

Airstrip demoes Critical Care which takes advantage of Push notifications.

ScrollMotion creates ebooks apps for the App Store which makes use of the In-app purchase to download books directly through the iPhone app.

TomTom demos their turn-by-turn GPS application for the iPhone with voice navigation. They will sell an optional accessory that safely attaches an iPhone to a car which also makes use of iPhone 3.0 accessory framework to provide more accurate GPS,
includes speakerphone, plays music from your iPhone on  the car stereo, and even charges it. Awesome!

Ngmoco demos their latest game, Star Defense.

Pasco demos their iPhone app which help teach sciences to students.

Zipcar is demoing their iPhone app. Zipcar is the leading car sharing service and has over 300,000 members across US and UK. Their app makes use of iPhone OS 3.0 MapKit.

Finally, the last demo, Line6 and Planet Waves demo their app to control your guitar and amp from your iPhone.

iPhone OS 3.0 will be free for the original iPhone models, iPhone 3G but $9.99 for iPod Touch users.

iPhone OS 3.0 will be available worldwide on June 17th. For all paid developers, the GM seed is available today.

Schiller is back on stage. He is talking about the success of the iPhone and the App Store.

Here you go folks!!! Apple has announced their third generation iPhone, it will be called iPhone 3GS and S in 3GS stands for speed.

No front facing camera.

No change in external design, it remains the same. All the changes inside.

It will be 2.1x faster to launch Messages, 2.4x to load SimCity, 3.6x faster to
load an Excel attachment, 2.9x faster to load a large website.

It will have a brand new 3MP auto-focus camera which captures video. Great, just like we had heard.

The camera in iPhone 3GS will allow you to take video at 30FPS, VGA with audio, auto-focus, auto-white balance, auto-exposure.

The camera application will allow you to take photos and video and also scrub and edit the video right on the iPhone.

You can share the video right from your iPhone 3GS to YouTube, MobileMe, MMS, and email.

iPhone 3GS also includes a digital compass.

Includes support for Nike+.

You will also be able to instant remote wipe, encrypted iTunes backups to cater to corporates.

Improved battery life. Now up to 9 hours of
internet surfing, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio, 12 hours of 2g
talk-time, 5 hours of 3g talk-time. Its almost 50% better. That's just perfect.

iPhone 3GS 16GB for $199, iPhone 3GS 32GB for $299.

The iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.

The current iPhone 3G 8GB model will be available for $99. Apple hopes to open up the market.

Schiller seems to be winding up.

The keynote has concluded. Thank you folks. We will shortly publish post providing more details of iPhone 3GS and iPhone OS 3.0 with photos.

Please let us know your thoughts about today's announcement in the comment section below.

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  • yankii

    Yes! cant wait for good news!!

  • 3amer

    CAN'T WAIT!!! i hope the iphone OS will be release right after this….

  • You bet!!! We can't wait as well.

  • Laurnzo

    I'm very anxious to hear all the good news from the keynotes today but thought I could share this with all iphone fans. As of yesterday I was running my iPhone 3G on firmwire 2.2. I updated my iTunes to 8.2 on my mac mini $799 model even though dev team claim it will block the iPhone from dfu mode. I used pwnage 2.2.5 to create a custom firmwire and put the phone in DFU which worked just like before. The only difference was that, after pwnage said DFU was successful I noticed iTunes 8 saying it can read my iPhone 3G. I then unplugged it from the USB n plugged it back in. Itunes 8.2 asked for a restore. The restore worked perfect and now my iPhone 3G is working fine. Actually that what I'm typing this from. I'm not going to update iTunes on my aluminium MacBook for now and see what happens with 3.0.

  • iPhoneHacks

    So what do you think about the Keynote address so far?

  • 3amer

    i like wats coming, but are u sure those features are on the iPhone OS 3.0 and not on the new iphone…i meant the 3x faster safari…we r gonna have that on our 3Gs, 2Gs and iPods?

  • So far there is no mention of the new iPhone so it would be for current
    iPhone models.

  • yankii

    im loving everything especially the rent feature thru the iphone.

    But they haven't said anything about release date for 3.0 right? what about the rumors on the new iphone? They have neither denied or said they're true!!!

  • No news on the release date or New iPhone, hopefully they should tell us

  • WOOP WOOP !!!!

    3.0 Might be released today!!!

    Right now, i'm like a retard , humping a doorknob… just waiting for more updates!!! 😀

    This is sick!!!! We need PHOTOS!!! …. AHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Hit refresh, the release date for iPhone OS 3.0 has been announced, June
    17th for your benefit.

    On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 8:42 PM,

  • yankii

    Finally!!! only a week awayy!!!

  • bandrax

    iphone 3GS …. looking forward to see what are the internal changes


    And now, I shall have dreams of 3.0's release….




  • Kraven

    What is GM Seed ?

  • Travis

    The caps lock key is 3/16" away from where your left pinky would rest on the letter "a" on a qwerty keyboard. That's all it takes to not look like a complete ass

  • 3amer

    any1 got any idea wat does "the GM seed is available today" mean….?

  • TJ

    3amer: No idea what the M stands for, but G is general.

    I am SO GETTING THE 3GS!!!!!!

    I'm selling my iPhone 2G right now for $199, good deal considering it's A) already been jailbroken, B) $10 less per month than the 3G, and C) comes with a case and three pairs of good headphones.

    message me at if you're interested…

  • asds

    What a crock of $h1t!!! no front camera!!! Glad to see Apple is listening to their customers as to what things they'd like to see.

  • Amit

    disappointed by iphone 3gs compare to palm pre. I am a huge fan of apple and iphone user for past 2 n half yrs but i m disappointed by this new phone hummmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • TJ

    Dude, calm down, the major changes are happening next year, when the rest of the industry actually forces Apple to innovate. It'll take that long, since the best they can do currently is make minor software modifications to the basic design of the iphone OS

  • What a shit keynote man! iPhone 3GS host's more or less things which all jailbroken iPhone 3G's can already do?

    And where are ''100 new features'' (i smell bullshit in the air)

    I followed the whole thing with gizmondo's live blog. I dont know if i will be buying the iPhone3GS it feels like apple only updated the things which people jailbreak thier iPhone's for! (MMS, VIDEO CAPTURE E.T.C)

    June 17th for everyone who want's iPhone OS 3.0!

  • TJ

    Lemme clarify: the best the REST of the industry can do is copy the iPhone OS and hardware. once they start to up the ante then Apple will release a crazy-awesome hardware upgrade.

  • moh

    Very disappointed. I was hoping for a minor change in it's appearance. Nothing major. Might still get it tho since I waited this long.

  • SK

    Download the 3.0 Software Update.

    Available June 17.

    Cut, Copy & Paste
    Quickly and easily cut, copy, and paste text from application to application. Select entire blocks of web text with a tap. Copy and paste images from the web, too.

    Landscape Keyboard
    Want more room to type? Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.

    Send MMS messages and include video, photos, audio, and contact info.2 Even tap to snap a picture or shoot a video right inside Messages.
    MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer.

    Spotlight Search
    Find what you’re looking for across your iPhone, all from one place. Spotlight searches all of your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.

    Voice Memos
    Capture a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go. Voice Memos works with the built-in iPhone microphone or with the mic on your headset.

    Improved Calendar
    Create meetings via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and subscribe to calendars with new CalDAV support.

    Buy Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks
    Download movies, TV shows, music videos, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.3

    Enhanced Stocks App
    Get more at-a-glance information and view charts in landscape.

    Safari Improvements
    Enjoy faster performance, autofill user names and passwords, and more.

    Internet Tethering
    Share your Internet connection with your laptop with Internet tethering via Bluetooth or USB.4
    4. Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.

    Stereo Bluetooth
    Connect compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones, car kits, or other accessories.

    Automatic Wi-Fi Login
    Log in to a Wi-Fi hotspot and iPhone automatically logs you in when you connect again.

    Sync Notes
    Never leave a note behind. Now you can sync all the notes you write on your iPhone back to your Mac or PC.

    Parental Controls
    Decide what music, videos, and apps your kids can access.

    iTunes Store Account
    Create and log in to one or more iTunes Store accounts directly from your iPhone.5

    YouTube Login
    Log in to your YouTube account to save and sync bookmarks and rate favorites.

    Shake to Shuffle
    Give iPhone a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.

    New Languages
    iPhone supports 30 languages and more than 40 keyboard layouts.

    MobileMe Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe
    Find your iPhone if you lose it and protect your privacy with Remote Wipe.

    Run the Latest Apps
    Run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games and more.

  • agreed….


  • Steven

    I was hoping for 3.0 today ;/

  • iPhone 3GS 16GB for $199, iPhone 3GS 32GB for $299.

    The iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.

    The current iPhone 3G 8GB model will be available for $99. Apple hopes to open up the market.

    What's that mean??? They are opening the market for other carriers?? Like T-Mobile ?? or possibly CDMA ??

  • They hope to widen their target audience by offering a cheaper iPhone.

  • OHHH… ok, I get it now!!

    Any news on whether AT&T will be the only carrier ??? Any "hints" or whatnot??

  • OHHH… ok, I get it now!!

    Any news on whether AT&T will be the only carrier ??? Any "hints" or whatnot??

  • For people living in the UK here's a link to pre-register your interest in the iPhone 3GS –

  • AT&T remains the exclusive carrier for iPhone. There were no announcements
    on that front.

  • saint

    that's a horrible deal. i would sell it for maybe $50. that's 2 year old technology that you want to charge the same price as the brand new product?! insanity.

  • 3amer

    ooooooooooh GM is Gold Master

  • TJ

    it's pretty much a great deal because it's in perfect condition, it's already jailbroken, and it's cheaper for a monthly rate than the new one.

  • iPhoneHacks

    The name of the new iPhone is actually iPhone 3G S and not iPhone 3GS.

  • Rgm

    Does the logo glow

  • Doesnt look like it, there were no comments about it.

  • Brett


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  • iyc

    Iphone 3gs is a big disappointment specially with the smartphone market. I won't be upgrading especially not for the price either. Rather buy a Touch Pro2 or XPERIA X2. Only thing the iphone has going is the App store.

  • raffi

    Did you guys notice that they're not offering the upgrade price for 3g owners?! that's SO LAME! it's 499 for 8gb, 599 for 16 and 699 for 32 gb unless you have an upgrade or are adding a new line!

  • They are, we will let you know the details soon.

  • raffi

    they're giving special pricing? i don't think they are; check this out:

    Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB). Visit for eligibility information. Service may not be available in all areas or at the signal strength, rates, speeds, or bandwidth as demonstrated. Wi-Fi Internet access required for some features; broadband recommended; fees may apply. Some applications, features, and services are not available in all areas. Visit to check AT&T network coverage in your area. iPhone is configured to work only with wireless service provided by AT&T. Warranty information available at When available, transferring your mobile number to a different service provider will terminate your service with your existing provider; termination fees and other charges may apply. Some features may require added fees. Contact your service provider for more details. Use constitutes acceptance of Apple’s software license agreement and third-party terms located in the iPhone box. Unauthorized modification of your iPhone software violates the software license agreement. Inability to use an iPhone due to unauthorized modifications is not covered under your warranty. In CA, MA, and RI, sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of iPhone. Corporate Responsibility Users (CRUs) and new Individual Responsibility Users (IRUs) who wish to purchase or upgrade to iPhone 3G S should contact AT&T directly. iPhone is only for use on AT&T’s network.

  • ZedSefi

    I have checked the new specs page for iPhone 3G S , and unfortunately the most two important information for me are not listed there which are the processor speed and more importantly the RAM size. Can anybody please confirm what they are 'cause otherwise I won't consider upgrading even thou Apple mentioned the performance has been significantly improved but if that is just the processor (without RAM upgrade) then it is not for me.

  • Andrew

    Ok I'm sorry, but AT&T is just a load of shit and I hate them as a carrier. We have to wait until late summer for multimedia texting AND they won't even let us tether? What a load of crap…gah I hope apple switches carriers soon.

  • saint

    still no justification. sorry, I just believe that is a deal for chumps. your phone's condition is good, but it's not brand new. I'm betting jailbreaking can be done on the 3GS, so that's out the window. it may have a cheaper monthly rate, but it's for the EDGE network. the extra $10 a month is completely worth the cost for 3G. pull because it's a first gen the biggest it could have storage wise is 8gbs. over all for the price you want, someone could get a brand new iPhone with 16 gbs of storage, 3G network, and not get a product that is 2 years old.

    honestly nobody buys last year's model or even a two year old model car for this year model's price. plain and simple. to break this down a little more, you wont pay 26,000 for a 2008 mustang that might have more options. you would however pay 26,000 for a 2010 mustang. why? because it's the new product, not the used 2008. the only type of person that will buy into something like that is someone who is completely out of touch with technology, that has no idea that is the old model and they can get the new one for the same price. and if you do find someone like this you have ripped them off. i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i did something like this.

  • Gilberto Arellano

    I totally agree with you.
    Im Hella mad at AT&T and I'm not so impresed by the new iPhone 3gs.
    And I didn't get any credit for predicting the new iPhone 3gs (speed) name last night.!

  • Any info on trading your iphone 3g for the 3g s?