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[NEWS] iPod Touch/iPhone SDK information leaked from Macworld 2008 Keynote!

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 14, 2008

Here’s a bit of a leak from this years Macworld (2008) Keynote!

Steve Jobs iPod Touch

MacWorld January 2008 Keynote

Rough Outline; draft 5

Greetings! Welcome to Moscone Center

Quick Overview: iPod/iTunes
– iPod has been extremely profitable for us this holiday season
– Sales figures, market share
– Our new models are doing better than ever
– 3 iPod games released last month accidentally (supposed to be for today)
– Another new game today: Chess
– iTunes doing extremely well (sales figures/market share)
– Today: 30 indie labels releasing their entire catalogs in iTunes Plus
– Many more to follow in the next few months

– Best iPod ever
– Sales figures, market share
– Sales beyond our wildest dreams
– Much more than the 1% market share we asked for in January
– Starting today: 8GB $399, 16GB $499
– Four times the memory as original iPhone for the same price
– iPhone is coming to Japan in March with NTT DoCoMo
– SDK is unveiled!

iPhone/iPod Touch SDK
– Apps and Widgets
– Using Cocoa with Objective-C
– Developers submit programs as source code, not executable
– Specify iPhone or both iPhone/Touch (certain features iPhone only)
– Set your own price: Apps $0-$6.99, Widgets $0-$2.99
– Users buy/download in iTunes Wi-Fi Store / iTunes Store (Mac/PC)
– Automatic updating wirelessly or docked

– Demonstration of exporting from XCode 3 to iTunes Store
– Submits source code to Apple for validation (make sure that people aren’t abusing the system, prevent malware and viruses)
– If using microphone or GSM, iPhone only; otherwise, available for both iPhone and iPod Touch
– Apps can be free or up to $6.99; Widgets free or up to $2.99
– Developers recieve 70% of revenue for their products
– Licensed under Apple Mobile Software License
– Can download wirelessly from iTunes Wi-Fi Store or docked to computer from iTunes Store
– Demonstration of wirelessly downloading (and running) the app submitted earlier
– Apps and widgets can be rearranged on front screen; front screen scrolls to show all apps/widgets
– Resubmit updated versions of apps; when added to store, iPhone/Touch will ask you to update it next time you use it (or next time you dock the iPhone/Touch)
– Developers can get their hands on a beta version of the SDK tomorrow on ADC and start developing; final version due early February
– iTunes 7.6 and iPhone/iPod Touch Software update 1.3 allowing for Apps mid-February

Example apps/widgets
– iChat (coming with 1.3 update) (AIM, Jabber/Google Talk)
— Quick demonstration
– RSS Feed Reader (coming with 1.3 update) (read feeds online or off)
– One of our partners made something cool: (scrobble tracks played on iPhone/touch wirelessly without syncing w/ computer)
– Dictionary (coming with 1.3 update) (quickly look up words, translate, use wikipedia)
— Quick demonstration
– Yellow/White Book (coming with 1.3 update) (search for contacts, add them to your address book directly from the app, will sync back with address book on your Mac/PC)
– Sports Ticker (coming with 1.3 update) (choose your sports and teams, get updates on their progress)
– Another partner: Twitter (update your Twitter on the fly, see your friends tweets)

– Try these out on the show floor today

One More Thing
– Been brewing for a while
– YouTube’s been in Apple TV and iPhone/iPod touch: now it’s in iTunes
– Download YouTube videos straight to iTunes or from iPhone/iPod Touch for later offline viewing (sync back to computer)
– Coming in iTunes 7.6 and iPhone/iPod Touch 1.3 updates

Thanks for coming, and enjoy the expo!


Please understand that the information provided above has not been confirmed true by Apple Inc.

– Jody Mitoma


2 Responses to “[NEWS] iPod Touch/iPhone SDK information leaked from Macworld 2008 Keynote!”

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