WWDC 2013: Apple Live Blog

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  • Apple’s online stores are down worldwide;
  • Press let in to the auditorium;
  • Not sure what to expect really.  iOS7, new OSX, iRadio, new Macs, iToaster, Flying Car …
  • Just over half an hour to go.
  • New iMacs in June or July? – analyst
  • iPhone 6 won’t be seen ’til next year – analyst
  • You can stream the keynote live with a Mac running Safari or an iOS device.  But why would you?
  • Oh, please God, don’t let them start with an abysmal Siri intro like last year.
  • Yahoo! CEOs at the Keynote.  Rumours that Flickr will be integrated into iOS7.
  • Al Gore’s there, too, but that’s only for the free handouts, probably.  Same as Woz.
  • The music’s started.  It’s quite horrible.  Fifteen minutes more of this torture …
  • Thousands of folks crammed into the auditorium
  • Third party software keyboards in iOS7?
  • Laurene Powell Jobs is in attendance.

  • Song playing is ‘Submarines’ by The Lumineers.
  • They’re now playing ‘Unbelievers’ by Vampire Weekend.
  • Two minute warning …
  • Music’s stopped.  Here we go!
  • Tim’s doing updates: 1m daily visits to Apple stores; 407 stores in 14 countries; another boring video of a store opening in Berlin …
  • App Store is 5 years old next month; 50B apps downloaded now; 900,000 iOS apps; 375,000 apps for iPad; 575M Store Accounts;
  • Anki showing off their AI and robitic developments
  • Remote-controlled cars on a mat, controlled by iOS device
  • Tim’s thanking all the devs for their incredible apps.
  • Mac install base – 72 million
  • 28M copies of Mountain Lion shipped – best selling release
  • Craig Federighi (whatever his name is) is up talking OSX
  • OS 10.9 will be called OS X MAVERICKS (what the actual …)
  • Finder tabs in 10.9
  • Tagging to the Mac – give a file a tag when you save it – tag them wherever they are, even in the Cloud
  • Multiple Displays in 10.9 – menus across multiple displays, dock too
  • Pan Spaces on independent displays
  • Craig is demoing the above stuff
  • Advanced Tech in Mavericks – loads of new stuff – app nap, compressed memory, OpenGL 4
  • Craig is talking about battery life
  • 72% less CPU activity in Mavericks
  • Safari – better in Mavericks – sidebar, browse from bookmarks, continual scroll in reading list, shared links from Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Craig demoing new Safari
  • App Nap is great – drops CPU power to windows not at the front of the screen.  Nice
  • Safari Top Sites updated
  • Bookmarks and folders on a sidebar
  • iCloud Keychain – help you to remember your website logins, credit card numbers, wifi networks, account information etc.
  • Notifications – reply within the notification without opening the app
  • Apps update in the back ground so you don’t have to do it yourself
  • Calendar – Facebook events in calendar; location, travel time and weather within calendar
  • Maps – Maps App in OSX
  • Send Map from Mac to iPhone direct from within app
  • iBooks coming to the Mac
  • Full access of 1.8M Books in iBook Store – iOS library available on your Mac
  • Craig demoing Maps on Mac
  • Craig demoing Calendar
  • OS Mavericks – Dev Preview Today – Final Release This Autumn
  • Phil Schiller’s up
  • MacBook Air – entirely new line – now with all-day battery life
  • 4th Gen Core – Haswell ULT – 40% faster graphics – smarter low power states
  • 11″ – 9 hours battery life – 13″ – 12 hours battery life
  • 10 hours iTunes movie playback – 45% faster flash – 802.11ac wifi networking
  • 3x performance on Wifi.
  • New Airport Base Stations – 4″ square – new Airport Extreme & Time Capsule – all 802.11ac – simultaneous dual band
  • 128GB $999 – 11″ – new MacBook Airs start shipping today
  • Ooh, a sneak peak – NEW MAC PRO!!!
  • My God, it’s a gloss black cylinder!!
  • Wozniak isn’t clapping.
  • Intel Xeon – 12 cores, PCIE3, 1866 DDR3, PCIe Flash Storage, external expansion, Thunderbolt 2, 20Gbps
  • Dual Workstation GPUs, three 4k displays running off onboard GPUs
  • Half the size of previous Mac Pro
  • Mac Pro later this year.  Assembled in the USA.
  • Tim’s Back
  • iCloud – 300M iCloud accounts;
  • iWork with iCloud integration – iWork for iCloud
  • New versions of iWork for Mac and iOS coming later this year
  • What did they say this guy’s name was – Roger Rozzer?
  • MS Word documents can be edited in Pages for iCloud
  • Works on Chrome browser in Windows too, and IE
  • Public beta available today
  • Tim’s back – iOS
  • 600M iOS devices sold;
  • iOS has 60% mobile webshare
  • 97% overall iOS satisfaction
  • 93% Installed Base of iOS6
  • iOS7 – amazing new features and new interface
  • Video playing
  • Wow.  It looks totally different
  • Typeface and icons all changed – new palette of colours
  • Translucency
  • Weather app looks gorgeous
  • OH MY GOD!  Almost 3D-type wallpapers – based on movement
  • WOW!
  • They’re all up, cheering
  • Craig’s back with iOS7
  • This’ll be good.
  • Animated lock screen
  • Animated wallpapers
  • You can see behind the icons to look at the wallpaper
  • “Your friends never looked more attractive!”
  • Demoing weather app – nice
  • Pinch weather to get overview
  • Calendar – swipe from day to day, landscape see whole week at a glance
  • Messages – nice scrolling
  • Swipe from left of display to go back
  • Mail app looks lovely – gesture from left side of screen, slide message across to trash
  • Notification centre available from lock screen
  • iOS7 – 10 new features
  • Control Centre – basic controls available from anywhere
  • Multitasking for all apps in iOS7
  • iOS7 looks at your most frequently used apps and does opportunistic updates; updates to network conditions; intelligent scheduling
  • Double click and swipe between your open applications on screen
  • Safari – Full screen look, smart search field by tapping at top, one tap access to favourites, new interface for tabs, parental controls, iCloud keychain integration
  • Navigate back and forth with browser history by swiping back and forth pages
  • This Craig Funghi bloke (?) has more charisma than Forstall.
  • AirDrop in iOS7 – share stuff with people around you – can send stuff to multiple people
  • Camera – 4 camera in one – swipe from video to still to pano to square cropped cameras – live photo filters built in
  • New Photos app – photos organised into ‘moments’
  • Tap and scrub and find pictures you’re looking for within a ‘moment’
  • Sharing pictures to AirDrop, Facebook, Twitter, iCloud
  • Shared Photo Streams
  • Videos supported in iCloud photo sharing
  • Eddie Cue’s up
  • Siri – new interface – soundwave across the bottom as you speak
  • New voice for Siri – more natural
  • Siri getting smarter – can control more of your device – increase brightness – turn on bluetooth etc
  • Can answer a lot more questions – Twitter integration, Wikipedia integration, Bing search inside Siri
  • iOS in the Car – complete in-car integration with iOS and Siri – lots of car companies integrating it into their cars in 2014
  • App Store – search based on age range; Apps near me (apps based on location)
  • App Store now updates your apps automatically!!
  • Music app – looks better
  • iTunes Radio – built into music app
  • Demoing
  • See songs that are trending on Twitter (oh Jesus)
  • Create your own stations
  • Eddy’s playing some Zeppelin!!
  • iTunes Radio built into Apple TV and iTunes on the Mac and PC
  • Starts in the US.  No idea about the rest of us
  • Phone, Facetime and Message blocking – “for people who won’t just let go!”
  • Activation Lock – if a thief tries to turn off ‘find my iPhone’ or even wipes it, it will be useless because they don’t know your iCloud login details
  • 1500 new APIs in the SDK
  • WOOOOOO!  Beta today!   GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!
  • iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later and more.
  • Tim summing up
  • Our goal at Apple is to make great products that customers love.
  • That’s it.

More to come later.  Off to get my BETA!!!!!

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