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WWDC 2009 Keynote LIVE: 3-D Racing, Realtime Medical Data and TomTom Car Kit

realtimeMoving on now to in-app purchases, peer-to-peer support, accessories, and push notifications — things we heard about at Apple’s (AAPL) previous iPhone 3.0 event. Forstall offering the same details and sales pitch. In fact, this portion of the presentation looks like it’s been re-purposed from that event.

Forstall invites Gameloft to the stage to demo its new app for iPhone 3.0. Asphalt 5, a 3-D racing game. With media player access, users can access their iPod music via a “car stereo.” Developer describes Asphalt 5 as a console gaming experience. Doesn’t seem to quite live up to that description, but it’s still impressive.

Onstage now, Airstrip Technologies, a medical app developer. Airstrip Critical Care. Wow. Realtime medical data delivered remotely to iPhone. Measurable, viewable with zoom, searchable.

Next up: TomTom for iPhone. Looks great, but likely difficult to drive and use at the same time. Enter: TomTom Car Kit. Uses iPhone 3.0’s accessory framework to offer a hands-free experience. Also keeps your phone charged.

Check out our WWDC 2009 Full-Coverage special feature for more WWDC news.

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— Gitesh Pandya of comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”