Well it's just over 12 hours since the WWDC keynote and I still haven't seen the video. If last years release schedule is anything to go by it may take another day or so or so before a decent resolution version is available. Why oh why don't they seed a HD version using BT? I'll need to reserve judgement until I've seen the video but I got a good feel on the Leopard sneak preview from the Apple site. Some initial thoughts: Mac Pro: Sweet! So in effect, all Mac Pros are now Quad processors! Two thumbs up for the front i/o expansion and the extra HD capacity. I like the option of having a standard configuration then lot's of BTO. Pretty much as expected. I did notice no mention of Front Row IR and Apple remote included with the new MacPro. This has gotta mean that the new Cinema Displays will have the IR sensor and Apple remote and FrontRow as an installable package. xServe: Great! Suprised they didn't rebrand it xMac - bit to similar to iMac I suppose. The keynote skipped quite a bit on the new OSX server which was covered in a press release soon after. Leopard: Little bit dissapointed with the sneak peak. Most of the options discussed (with the exception of the 64 bit stuff) smacks of an evolution of Tiger and not some really cutting edge innovation - OK, Time Machine looks pretty cool! Email Templates - I think I nodded off at that point. For the first time, Apple have kept back some of the key features of the new release. I remember the Tiger preview and nothing was kept secret for that. As it was the developers conference I expected the presentation to be more heavyweight and not pander to the somewhat frivolous nature of some of the updates. And how could he not have "One more Thing" ! So on the whole a slightly disappointing keynote, a sign of which being that I 'm not that disappointed I wasn't there. Things omitted (that might be in the secret list)
- Finder improvements
- Resolution Independant Displays
- Changes to the UI
- No statement on virtualisation although BootCamp covered
- No statement on the Next Gen Frontrow - I suppose this is heavily linked in with the new iPod under development so understandable.
- Bitorrent Support