Written by: Adam Christianson
Astute listener Ope just emailed me to point out that we may have seen a glimpse of one of 10.5s new features long before WWDC today. Take a look at the last Apple iTunes “1,000 Songs” commercial for the iPod Nano+iTunes and then head over to Apple Core Animation page in the Leopard preview area of their site. The similarities are amazing. Looks like Steve liked the technology so much he had them make a commercial out of it.
Update: We’ll now that I have actually seen the keynote I know that this demo was recreated based on the TV comercial. The original commercial was animated and pre-rendered. The Core Animation demo was all generated in real-time. Awesome.