LIVE from the Apple Launch

18.13 the Intel iMac is here - and it's got a dual-core Intel processor and is over twice as fast. Due to space contraints this story continues here

18.13 the Intel iMac is here - and it's got a dual-core Intel processor and is over twice as fast. Due to space contraints this story continues here

18.06 iLife is available now for $79 and comes free on all new macs. iWork has also been updated, with 3D charts, advanced image editing, reflections, masking and more

17.54 The new addition to the iLife suite is a web-building application - the long-rumoured iWeb. You pick a theme, then add movies, music, podcasts, pictures - essentially it brings the whole of iLife together. It works with .Mac. It has a really nice AJAX-powered slideshow, plus built-in blogging and RSS. It's got some slickgraphical features like masking, reflections. And you can drop playlists from iTunes that link to the iTunes Music Store (of course!). That billionth iTunes sale really is getting closer...

17.49 Garageband now has a podcast studio which allows you to create slideshows to go with your podcast and has loads of royalty-free jingles - Steve is demonstrating by creating 'Steve's super-secret Apple rumours'. Which gets a laugh.

17.45 iDVD allows widescreen menus and an easy-to-use 'Magic iDVD' function that automatically creates DVDs. New themes and improved slideshows.

17.40 Next up is iMovie. Changes include is the addition of 'animated themes' , the ability to encode for iPod and create video podcasts direct from iMovie and the ability to have more than one project open at once. Animated themes are cool motion templates that you can add to your movies and photos - opening books with moving video, text with video inside that sorta thing.

17.35 Steve is demoing iPhoto's filters and the ability to create cards and calendars.

17.30 iLife software application suite gets an update. iLife 2006 is "a giant release" - iPhoto is faster, with a new 250,000-photo limit, full-screen editing, one-click filters and photocasting - podcasting for photos. It's like Flikr photostreams, so you can share pictures through .Mac and friends and family can subcribe to them through iPhoto or any RSS reader.

17.23 GMT There will be more iPod news today: now it's all Mac. First up, is a look at Aperture, Apple's professional photo-editing package, and a roundup of dashboard widgets - including new Apple ones: a Google widget, address book, sports widgets, US white pages. You can get these in the new version of Mac OS X 10.4.4, available today.

17.16 New remote control for iPods with built-in FM radio for $49

17.15  iTunes has 83% of the music download market. Closing in on a billion songs sold. 8M videos have been sold since last October.

17.10 14m iPods sold in last quarter 2005

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