Quick recap of Macworld 2006 keynote


Macworld 2006 kicked off today with the traditional Steve Jobs Keynote speech. Here are the highlights:

  • 32 million iPods sold in the last year with 14 million in the last quarter alone
  • 850 songs and 8 million videos sold on ITMS
  • Record $5.7 billion USD in revenue for the quarter that ended in December
  • New accessory that acts as remote and FM radio tuner for fifth generation iPods ($49 USD)
  • Update to Mac OS X Tiger: Version 10.4.4 with new widgets
  • iLife ’06 with photocasting and updates to iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand
  • New iLife application: iWeb to easily publish Web sites
  • iWork ’06 ($79 USD)
  • iMac with Intel processor. Same design but much improved performance from Intel Core Duo
  • Applications like Final Cut and Aperture to be universal in March
  • Office for Mac around for another 5 years
  • “One more thing:” MacBook Pro with Intel duo Core, a 15.4-inch screen and a built-in iSight Web camera replaces Powerbook

Now, how do I convince my wife that I need a new Macbook Pro?