Apple Goes Green, QuickTime Gets Timecode

Apple seams to keep momentum with minor updates and announcements here and there. While almost nothing has actually been released this year the second half looks to be rather promising. With the iPhone in June and Leopard in October, we can only imagine what products might be coming.

The promise of a greener Apple was made today. Steve Jobs, in response to environmental criticisms, cited several steps Apple is taking to improve and become more “green”. One is the addition of LED backlights in the LCD displays, a step that is already used in the iPod.

And while pro users patiently await Final Cut Studio 2, QuickTime has something new to offer, Timecode. QuickTime 7.1.6 delivers numerous bug fixes, addresses a critical security issue with QuickTime for Java and includes support for:

  • Final Cut Studio 2
  • Timecode and closed captioning display in QuickTime Player

While we are sure to see more small updates and announcements trickle out over the next few months, it is unlikely that we will see anything larger than the iPhone and Leopard yet this year.