The Apple WWDC event has just started, and we’re covering the event here – keep refreshing this page to keep abreast of all the lastest announcements…
Closing statement from Tim Cook –
"I’d like to close this morning with a reminder. That our goal at Apple is to make amazing products that our customers love. Really great products that enrich peoples’ lives. The words you saw at the beginning of the show are more than just words to us. They are the values we live by. They drive us. You’ve seen them reflected in our products over the years … And you’ll continue to see them reflected in the products we do over the future."
iOS 7 final release this fall/Autumn
"Now, with Activation Lock. If a thief tries to turn off Find My iPhone or if they wipe the device entirely, they will not be able to re-activate it."
"The music app is the best way to listen to your music, but today we’re introducing an amazing way to discover new music. We’re calling it, iTunes Radio." – no subscription plan
"The App Store updates your apps automatically."
"What if you could get iOS on the screen that is built into your car, so that you could make phone calls, play music … right on the screen of your car, or eyes-free using Siri."
"So let’s talk about Siri." New voice and male too – there’s also French and German and more languages to follow – You can say "play my last voicemail" or "turn on Bluetooth" or "increase my brightness." "Siri is also a big part of our next feature. iOS in the car."
You can share video, too, via iCloud Photo Sharing. Others can post into your photo stream as well.
the new camera interface, including integrated filters and swiping between the photo and video controls.
iOs 7 Supported on iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini and 5th generation iPod touch – that’s all.
Tabs are all vertically stacked and flow in and out. "You’re no longer limited to just 8."
Now we’re going to talk about Safari. There’s a "smart" search field, which will bring up your favorites when you tap it. Tabs are stacked vertically now. And, yes, it has iCloud keychain integration.
Multitasking for all apps in iOS 7 – The OS will monitor your usage habits and run apps automatically so that they’re ready to go when you launch them. So, keeping your news feed fresh in Facebook, for example
Mail is so clean
Fab weather app
Game Centre redesigned
oh 3D home screen!
"iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone. It’s packed with amazing new features and a stunning new user interface."
"The team at Apple has been working incredibly hard on the latest version of iOS, and today it’s a great thrill to announce iOS 7."
"It’s also clear that if people are using their devices more, they’re loving them more."
iOS Smartphone usage, 50 percent higher on the iPhone than on other platforms. Mobile web share is 60 percent for iOS vs. 24 percent for Android. "Just like iOS customers buy more of your incredible apps, they also apparently buy a lot of everything else."
iCloud deeply integrating into iWork – now talking iWork
Tim Cook is back and wants to talk iCloud- 300,000,000 iCloud accounts, making it "the fastest growing cloud service ever."
New Mac Pro – really small in size, big in performance – 1/8th the volume
New Mac Pros!!! ‘A machines unlike anything we’ve ever made inside and out’ – omg – it’s amazing 12-core Intel Xeon processor, 256-bit processor. ECC memory, 1,866MHz DDR3 memory. 60GBps performance. Flash storage, PCIe with 1.25GBps. "It’s 10 times faster than any hard drive you could put in a Mac Pro before." Everything is external over Thunderbolt 2, 20Gbps throughput, 6 devices per port and backwards compatible.
New AirPort Base Station – with a hard drive, so it can do Time Capsule, either 2 or 3TB. And, there’s beamforming for enhanced performance to a given device
New line of MacBook Air! brand new MacBook Airs – 11-inch is going from 5 hours of battery life up to 9! The 13-incher goes from 7 hours to 12!
WWDC live – preview of OS X Mavericks available today to developers!
iBooks comes to the Mac!
Maps – You can now send directions to your iPhone from the desktop app instantly, something that people are very excited about. Unlock your phone and you hop right into the nav. And, there’s an SDK so that devs can do the same.
Calendar improvements too – and Maps improvements! ‘the Maps team is making fantastic updates…’
Notifications improvements – you can reply to Twitter message instantly within the notification and delete emails instantly – auto reply to FaceTime call.
iCloud Keychain – Safari wil auto-suggest passwords – very secure, credit cards an be saved – not the security code.
They’re talking about Safari and that it’s 1.44x faster than Chrome and is way faster and uses one third of the energy of Firefox.
Demonstrating now – ‘"Now that I have multiple tabs, it’s a really great way to actually work and copy documents." Just grab files, hover over a tab and you can drop them wherever you like’
OS X Mavericks – new finder tabs – Tags – add tags for a document when you sve it – third – multiple displays – menus across multiple displays
Tim is back up now…WWDC – Tim Cook – 72 million Mac Users now – doubled within five years. The iMac number 1 desktop in the US.
New company called Anki – using iOS devices to bring AI and robitics into our daily lives – CEO demonstrating…videogaming in the real world –
Tim Cook explaining that the App store turns 5 years old next month. 50 billion app downloads
At the moment Tim Cook is discussing latest Apple store openings and showing a video