Apple WWDC: Steve Jobs Keynote Live

Up to the minute coverage on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

6.37pm - Steve Jobs shows Ratatouilletrailer live in Quick Look

Leopard: first OS to go fully 64-bit

6.39pm - Feature 4: 64-bit- Steve Jobs says Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is the world's first OS to go fully 64-bit. It's backwardly compatible with 32-bit apps. There is only one version of the OS for both file types. Showing a 4GB photo with several filters running. 32-bit version takes 81 seconds to run the filters. 64-bit version takes 28 seconds.

6.45pm - Feature 5: Core Animation- Aha! It joins Mac OS X's other core apps - Core Audio, Core Image and Core Video. Essential and powerful building blocks for Mac applications. Very easy to code and add to applications, says Jobs. Example is Apple TV - showing live movies playing, except the movies are interactive - you can access and manipulate them.

6.49pm - Feature 6: Boot Camp- Apple's emulation software for Microsoft Windows Vista and XP. Jobs says both operating systems run at native speed. Also says he's happy with rival systems like Parallels, says Apple is actually helping them.

Create virtual desktops with Spaces

6.52pm - Feature 7: Spaces- Jobs is rattling through them now. Has he got a plane to catch or something? We've seen Spaces before at last year's WWDC.

It enables you to create multiple virtual desktops - so you could have one with your all video apps open, another for email and word processing, a third for photos and so on. What's great is that you can easily switch between them. You can email a photo you're working on my moving it from one virtual desktop for another.

6.55pm - Feature 8: Dashboard- greatly enhanced. You can create your own widgets by clipping parts of a webpage - the news section on Tech.co.uk, for example (our words, not Steve's!). Again this was shown at WWDC last year. All webclips are updated live. You can customise the webclip widgets you create.

iChat and Time Machine

6.57pm - Feature 9: iChat- now has some of Photo Booth's features - photo effects - added. Uses new low-bandwidth audio codec to deliver better sound quality. iChat has tabbed chats, iChat Theater. Quick Look is integrated, so anything that works there should work here.

6.69pm - Steve Jobs says you can use this to share Keynote presentations. QuickTime movies, etc. with the other people you're chatting too. They can see what you're demoing. Works with Excel, etc too.

7.01pm - Comedy time - Apple VP Phil Schiller is showing off some of those crazy photo effects. He's poking his tongue out of Steve Ballmer's face. Crowd loves it.

7.03pm - Feature 10: Time Machine- again this was shown off at last year's WWDC. It's an automated backup program for Mac OS X Leopard. Windows has had something similar for a while - but it doesn't look like this. One click set-up. Can use external or networked drive.

Can search back in time for documents, etc you may have accidentally deleted and recover them. Can even do a full system restore. You can use Quick Look to look inside backup files to make sure they're the ones you want.

7.07pm - That's the 10 features done. What's next? Developers are getting a preview version today. The basic version will cost $129 (that's £129 by the time it reaches the UK). Having a joke at Microsoft's expense... Premium version $129, Business version $129, Ultimate version $129 - there's just one version!

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will ship in October.

One More Thing...

7.10pm One More Thing - Safari is coming to Windows. "We think big," says Jobs. Apple wants a bigger slice of the browser pie. This isn't surprising given the huge market share gained by Firefox, etc at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer

Jobs says Safari is the most powerful browser in the world... and now it's also the quickest browser on Windows. Demoing Safari in Windows. "This is odd," he says.

7.14pm - Safari vs Internet Explorer 7. Jobs says Safari is twice as fast as IE7 using iBench HTML test.

7.15pm - Jobs says there have been over 500 million downloads of iTunes for Windows. Thinks Apple can replicate that for Safari. Launching public beta today.

Apple iPhone to get third-party apps the easy way

7.17pm - Apple iPhone. Apple wants to open it up to third-party developers, but still keep it secure. Steve Jobs says Apple has found a solution. Because the iPhone uses the full version of Safari, this makes its easy to develop Web 2.0 and AJAX apps.

7.20pm - all third-party apps will run in Safari. Mac developers can go live on 29 June, which is when the iPhone goes on sale.

7.22pm - Scott Forstall, VP for the iPhone is giving us an example: a corporate address book. Programmed using just 600 lines of code. Took one person less than a month to do it.

Uh-oh ! Apple iPhone VP is having problems typing on the Apple iPhone touch-screen keyboard. Third-party apps will look just like native iPhone apps. Steve says third-party programming tool is 'awesome.'

7.27pm - The keynote is over. Steve Jobs has left the stage.