Macworld San Francisco 2008 Concludes

Macworld San Francisco 2008 has come to a close. The 5 day conference and expo started on Monday, January 14th and ran until Friday January 18th. MacRumors.com was there for our traditional keynote coverage as well as extended floor coverage.

Our latest expo stories

NeatReceipts - a personal receipt scanner solution originally on Windows only.
Intuit - complete Quicken rewrite, and demo of Turbo Tax
H&R Block - demos 2008 TaxCut
Poll: Did you buy a MacBook Air?

Live Keynote Coverage

Keynote coverage on Tuesday, January 15th went remarkably well, though there were some issues behind the scenes. In particular, live keynote SMS updates were not sent due to technical problems at Twitter and Spoiler free emails were inadvertently delayed a number of hours. Despite these problems, we successfully updated our MacRumorsLive site which garnered universally positive reviews: JoshBancroft.com, ForWheelers.net, Sauria.com, ImRoot.com, MathewIngram.com, MacNoob, and Scobelizer.com:

For watching a live keynote, my son and I agree, Mac Rumors Live was -- by far -- the best place to watch the keynote. You didnt need to refresh the page. Everything just came to you live.


Due to the overwhelming traffic, we are still processing log files to generate proper stats. We did, however, serve a record 535,000 unique visitors during the 90 minute keynote.

An archive of the keynote transcript is now available. Macworld 2009 takes place from January 5th-9th, 2009.