“Back to the Mac” Video Hits the Web

Apple released a video of its “Back to the Mac” media event late on Wednesday. The company hosted the event earlier in the day to highlight iLife ‘11, FaceTime for the Mac, Mac OS X 10.7 and new MacBook Air models.

The 90 minute video offers a first look at the new versions of iLife’s iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand applications for the Mac, and shows off the public beta of FaceTime for the Mac. iLife ‘11 and the FaceTime for the Mac public beta are available now.

Steve Jobs at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event

The event also gave us an overview of some of the new features in Mac OS X 10.7, or Lion. Many of the highlighted features come from the iPad, such as multitouch gestures, Launchpad, and the new Mac App Store. Lion will be available in Summer 2011.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs used the event to show off the highly anticipated new MacBook Air. The new ultra-light laptop is available with a 13.3- or 11.6-inch display, and uses solid state storage instead of an internal hard drive. The new MacBook Air is available now.

The event video is available in QuickTime format at the Apple Web site.