You’ve already read Macworld’s live coverage of this morning’s WWDC keynote and read about the new product announcements, such as the new Mac Pro, Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” and Intel-based Xserve. But if you want to watch Steve Jobs’ presentation to attendees yourself, now you can. Apple has posted a QuickTime video of the keynote itself.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs took center stage with Apple vice presidents Phil Schiller, Bertrand Serlet and Scott Forestall to introduce the new products. At the top of Monday’s announcements was the introduction of the Mac Pro, a new desktop replacement for the Power Mac G5 featuring two dual-core Intel Xeon microprocessors. The new system ships today at speeds up to 3GHz with dual optical drive bays and up to 2 terabytes (TB) of internal storage, with a standard configuration priced at $2,499.
A new Xserve is also coming in October, similarly based on a dual Xeon chip architecture, redundant power supply and lights out management technology.
Equally as anticipated as the Mac Pro was the first public glimpse of Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. While Apple plans on keeping the lid on some of the operating system’s new features, Jobs and Forestall did show off ten highlights, including persistent backups (called Time Machine), a new application grouping technology called Spaces, system-wide To Do item management, improved Spotlight support, a graphics technology called Core Animation, and much more.
The video of the keynote address requires QuickTime 7.