Steve Jobs’ Keynote Leaked: 16 GB iPhone, Japan launch, stealing 30% of devs profits with new SDK?


According to this leaked rough draft of Steve Jobs’ keynote to take place at MacWorld in less than 24 hours the 16 GB will launch for $500, Japan will get the iPhone with NTT DoCoMo and the SDK for the iPhone platform will be shown off. Two categories of programs can be available for users: applications and widgets. Applications can be priced from $0 to $7 with widgets being $0 to $3. Developers will have to submit their source code to Apple, who then has to validate it, before it gets added to a repository in iTunes. Apple gives developers 70% of the profits.

If I was a developer I would be horrified by the fact that I would be submitting my code to a company who can easily just steal my idea and integrate into a firmware update, but at the same time I love how applications and widgets are integrated into the iTunes experience. The hardest thing all the smartphone platforms have going for them right now is the discovery of third party applications. Taking the Linux approach and creating a single repository of all available applications is absolutely brilliant and I hope to see Nokia doing it for S60, Sony Ericsson and Motorola doing it for UIQ, Google doing it for Android and Microsoft doing it for Windows Mobile.

Other things we can expect is the integration of iChat in the 1.3 firmware, although no one in Europe uses AIM or Jabber. The 1.3 firmware is expected to be released in early February, just in time for the Mobile World Congress.

Just in case the Apple PR Nazi’s ask Pocket Lint to take down their content I’ve mirrored it, after the jump.

UPDATE: I don’t want to treat this as fact so I’m adding a question mark at the end of the title, we will find out in less than 24 hours if any of this nonsense is true.

We’re used to seeing the online tech world go crazy with rumours and speculation in the days before Macworld, but this year a new element has been introduced to the mix.

Steve Jobs’ keynote speech, that he is due to make on stage at the Moscone Centre in San Francicso on Tuesday 15th January, has apparently been leaked via Wikipedia.

With highlights including a 16GB iPhone, details of the SDK for the device, a 13-inch 0.8-inch thick redesigned MacBook and direct YouTube for Apple TV, it would not be a dull keynote if it’s all true.

In its entirety, if the sources are to be believed, here is what Monsieur Jobs is to cover during tomorrow’s time on stage:

MacWorld January 2008 Keynote

Rough Outline; draft 5

Greetings! Welcome to Moscone Center

Quick Overview: iPod/iTunes
– iPod has been extremely profitable for us this holiday season

– Sales figures, market share

– Our new models are doing better than ever

– 3 iPod games released last month accidentally (supposed to be for today)

– Another new game today: Chess

– iTunes doing extremely well (sales figures/market share)

– Today: 30 indie labels releasing their entire catalogs in iTunes Plus

– Many more to follow in the next few months


– Best iPod ever

– Sales figures, market share

– Sales beyond our wildest dreams

– Much more than the 1% market share we asked for in January

– Starting today: 8GB $399, 16GB $499

– Four times the memory as original iPhone for the same price

– iPhone is coming to Japan in March with NTT DoCoMo
– SDK is unveiled!

iPhone/iPod Touch SDK

– Apps and Widgets

– Using Cocoa with Objective-C

– Developers submit programs as source code, not executable

– Specify iPhone or both iPhone/Touch (certain features iPhone only)

– Set your own price: Apps $0-$6.99, Widgets $0-$2.99

– Users buy/download in iTunes Wi-Fi Store / iTunes Store (Mac/PC)

– Automatic updating wirelessly or docked

– Demonstration of exporting from XCode 3 to iTunes Store

– Submits source code to Apple for validation (make sure that people aren’t abusing the system, prevent malware and viruses)

– If using microphone or GSM, iPhone only; otherwise, available for both iPhone and iPod Touch

– Apps can be free or up to $6.99; Widgets free or up to $2.99

– Developers recieve 70% of revenue for their products

– Licensed under Apple Mobile Software License
– Can download wirelessly from iTunes Wi-Fi Store or docked to computer from iTunes Store

– Demonstration of wirelessly downloading (and running) the app submitted earlier

– Apps and widgets can be rearranged on front screen; front screen scrolls to show all apps/widgets

– Resubmit updated versions of apps; when added to store, iPhone/Touch will ask you to update it next time you use it (or next time you dock the iPhone/Touch)

– Developers can get their hands on a beta version of the SDK tomorrow on ADC and start developing; final version due early February

– iTunes 7.6 and iPhone/iPod Touch Software update 1.3 allowing for Apps mid-February

Example apps/widgets


– iChat (coming with 1.3 update) (AIM, Jabber/Google Talk)

— Quick demonstration

– RSS Feed Reader (coming with 1.3 update) (read feeds online or off)

– One of our partners made something cool: (scrobble tracks played on iPhone/touch wirelessly without syncing w/ computer)


– Dictionary (coming with 1.3 update) (quickly look up words, translate, use wikipedia)

— Quick demonstration

– Yellow/White Book (coming with 1.3 update) (search for contacts, add them to your address book directly from the app, will sync back with address book on your Mac/PC)
– Sports Ticker (coming with 1.3 update) (choose your sports and teams, get updates on their progress)

– Another partner: Twitter (update your Twitter on the fly, see your friends tweets)

– Try these out on the show floor today


– Sales are getting better and better every day

– Hardware sales figures/market share

– Leopard released October; doing spectacularly

– Sales figures/market share

– Selling extremely well; estimated to overtake Tiger in terms of marketshare by June if you only count the new Macs that come with it preinstalled; even quicker if you include boxed copies

– 10.5.2 out today – many bug fixes, also addressing a lot of issues and complaints users had such as list view with stacks and certain HIG non-compliance issues

New MacBooks!

– What would MacWorld be without a new Mac? (sorry about last year)

– Completely redesigned MacBook

– Completely aluminum body like MacBook Pro

– 13″ screen at 1440×900
– Two colors: Black and Silver

– Looks gorgeous at 0.8″ thin

– A major feat of engineering – patents abound

– DVD drive pops open on side when eject button is pressed

– New on all notebooks and iMac: iSight HD (720p)

– New backlit keyboard based on recent Apple Keyboard revisions (keys slightly lighter than that of laptop casing, colorwise)

– New matching MagSafe cable (Aluminum ends, cord color matches that of keyboard)

– New matching Apple Remote (slightly smaller with larger overall buttons)

– Intel GMA X3100 graphics

– 3 models

– Completely phasing out the combo drive on all product lines today

– BTO models can upgrade all the way to 2.6GHz/4GB Memory/320GB hard drive

– 4.5 hours of battery life

– Starting at $1199

Product Refreshes

– Refreshing Mac Pro and Mac mini today
– Mac Pro now with Penryn!

– Base model 2×2.8GHz dual-core/1GB/NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB/250GB(1x250GB)/1x16x double-layer SuperDrive

– Upgradeable to 2×3.2GHz quad-core/16GB/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB/4TB(4x1TB)/2x16x double-layer SuperDrives

– Starting at $2,499

– Mac mini gets slight speed bumps and double-layer SuperDrive in all models

– Base model 2.0GHz IC2D/1GB/100GB

– BTO Upgradeable to 2.4GHz IC2D/4GB/320GB

– Starting at $599

One More Thing

– Been brewing for a while

– YouTube’s been in Apple TV and iPhone/iPod touch: now it’s in iTunes

– Download YouTube videos straight to iTunes or from iPhone/iPod Touch for later offline viewing (sync back to computer)

– Coming in iTunes 7.6 and iPhone/iPod Touch 1.3 updates

  • Evan

    I can confirm that this leaked keynote is fake. I can’t believe a website would trust content ‘leaked’ to Wikipedia, the site where billions of people are free to edit anything they want. Anyone remember the leaked photo of the iPhone right before Macworld? 😉

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  • Dwayne

    If this story is Fake, then why have they been updating the online store for the last couple days.

  • Someonewithaname

    Yeah, wow. Glad that leak was accurate!!!!

    I love when people start leaking info, then treat it like a friggin bible, then are let down, and let down hard. When are you people ever going to learn?

    Sure it’s fun to speculate, but never “beleive” it til you actually see the company in reference release it.

  • fahad

    I want to buy two of iphone 16 gb what is the fastest way to connect devices

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