Today is Apple’s big day in the spotlight. The company will announce new details about iOS 7 and Mac OS X. We will finally see Jony Ive’s new vision of iOS. This is significant, because he may not have been a fan of some of the design ideas in iOS before. Now he’s in charge of how it looks. Hit the jump for a liveblog of the event.
The iPad Air is pretty thin. It’s looking great. Either way, that’s the end of the presentation. No new iPods this time. And, no, there is no new Apple TV. (Not that we expected that one)
Things seem to be getting ready to wrap up. Tim Cook is summing things up. Let’s hope he drops a ‘One More Thing’
The new iPad mini comes later in November. The iPad mini goes down to 9 for last years model, and the new mini is now 9. By the way, doesn’t look like the iPad Air is ready for cellular yet.
The iPad mini is getting a Retina display. This had to happen. Good.
The iPad Air looks great and very light.
Now it’s mini time.
Looks like no Touch ID based on the videos.
7.5mm thin. Wow.
The iPad Air maintains the current iPad pricing. The iPad 2 sticks around for 9.
The iPad Air ships November 1.
Also has the M7 coprocessor for motion.
It has an A7 chip.
It weighs 1 pound. Wow. That’s the lightest iPad (lightest full-sized tablet) ever.
20 percent thinner. It’s seriously very thin looking.
Phil is back to talk about the next-gen iPads.
Time for another video. This one showing off how people are using the iPad for all sorts of applications: business, photos, work, etc.
Right now it’s mostly just talk about the success of the iPad.
Tim Cook mentions that someone once said the iPad would never replace netbooks. He adds, “Who remembers netbooks?”
170 millionth iPad sold this month.
It’s iPad time.
“even collaborate with others stuck on a PC.” All iWork is free with the purchase of any new Mac or iOS device. Today.
You can now collaborate with others in Pages. It’s all in real-time at the same time.
A great Pages demo at the expense of Eddy Cue.
Eddy says that the current presentation is actually running on the new version of Keynote.
Pages has a context-sensitive side panel. Depending on what you select, it will change to give you options for your selection.
iWork stuff. We can open things over iCloud and even open your document on a PC (through the browser).
All the iLife stuff is free with a new Mac or iOS device. They are all available today.
GarageBand now has some in-app purchases.
We are seeing GarageBand. It’s apparently the most-used DAW out there. Likely because it’s free with every Mac. They are adding session drummers to GarageBand. That’s a Logic X feature.
iMovie Theater lets you see all you’ve created in iMovie. Works over iCloud.
iMovie for Mac is also updated.
iMovie is redesigned for iOS 7. Looks cleaner. It will be interesting to see how it looks when in use.
iPhoto Photobooks coming to iPad. You can have these made for you just like on Mac. Very cool.
Eddy Cue is up. He’s going to tell us about software.
It’s a very pretty computer. Seriously. I would love to make music on one.
Video showing how the new Mac Pro is put together.
It’s as quiet as a Mac Mini. It’s designed by Apple, of course. Also, assembled in the US.
Mac Pro starts at 99. Much more than most of us can pay for a computer, but it’s ideal for professional-type work. It launches December.
Final Cut Pro X has been updated for the Mac Pro. Allows for real-time editing of 4K movies.
A bunch of lucky folks got to use the new Mac Pro.
This thing is a beast. It supports up to three 4K displays.
Mac Pro time.
The New 15 inch MacBook Pro is now going to be 99.
13-inch MacBook Pro now starts at 99. Ships today.
Phil Schiller just renamed Batman.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is lighter. Thinner, too.
It’s available today.
Mavricks is FREE!
The new Safari is looking great.
Haha. He received a message from his wife about his untucked shirt. Replied, “Phil is my fashion guru.”
Right now it’s just a live demo of OS X. Craig is showing off some iBooks and working on a mock report on Pages.
Maps and iBooks are also coming to the Mac.
Notifications now allow for you to respond within the notification. (For instance in Messages. No need to launch Messages to reply to an iMessage)
Mavericks is also smarter about how it handles graphics, says Craig.
He’s talking about battery and memory usage improvements with OS X Mavericks. “Allows us to fix 6GB of data in just 4GB of RAM.”
First is OS X talk with Craig Federighi. We will just call him Craig from here on out.
Now some talk about Macs. Nothing really major or specific. Cook is just talking about overall success with its computers and Mac OS.
Now some talk about iOS 7. In a nutshell, people like it. Over 200 million devices running iOS 7 within first 5 days. 64 percent of iOS devices running system 7. It was actually the most successful software launch ever.
The music for that one was One Republic – Life in Color.
Cook is talking about the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5C. He’s mentioning some of the positive reviews, too. Mentions a review by Walk Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.
Sold 9 million over launch weekend “biggest iPhone launch ever.”
Tim Cook is on stage.
By the way, the music is Katy Perry’s Last Survivor.
Right now it’s just a nice little line art video presentation like we saw at the beginning of the last event.
Looks like it’s starting.
So far we just have some music playing. Is This How You Feel by Katy Perry and Wait for ME by Kings of Leon
Just a quick test. Seems things are working. The conference should start in a little less than an hour.
Well, that’s it. Thanks for sitting in. Time to go update the site.
Elvis Costello taking the stage.
Music break time. Says Cook. “We do really love music.”
Now some ads for the new phones.
Launches Sept. 20.
Same for the iPhone 5C. Pre-orders sept. 13. Launch Sept. 20. It will launch in China day one.
Preorders start this Friday, Sept. 13.
iPhone 4S is now free with a contract.
Apple is making cases for these, too.
16GB is 9. 32GB is 9 and 64GB is 9. in other words, pricing is all the same.
Fingerprint is secure “It’s never available to other software, never uploaded to Apple’s servers or backed up to the cloud.”
It can handle multiple fingerprints. Not a physical button, but a touch.
Nice. This is a welcomed feature. You can touch to authenticate apps, etc.
“The most common way is to set up a passcode” for protection, says Schillr. Now we ahve Touch ID.
“third feature is all about security”
28-mp panorama iPhone adjust exposure as you pan.
It will be nice to see the sample photos once Apple puts them on the site.
HD video at 720p at 120fps.
120fps slow-mo confirmed.
it creates many photos, so it will analyze them all and show you the one it thinks is the best.
Combines photos for proper light levels.
New burst mode. 10 frames per second. picks sharpest photo of multiple pics.
Auto image stabilization
Dual -led flash 1) cool white 2) warm amber, and it will combine to get the right balance “over 1,000 variations”
Camera app sets white balance, exposure, creates dynamic local tone map, autoficus matrix metering with 15 zones automatically. It picks the sharpest of mutiple photos.
Pixels are 1.5 microns. “Bigger pixels = better picture.”
New five-element Apple-desigend lens. f2.2 aperture.
Now we’re learning about the M7. Motion coprocessor.
– continiously measures motion data, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, enables a new generation of fitness and health apps.
– new coremotion API
– identifies user movement.
– optimizations based on contextual awareness.
Infinity Blade III coming “alongside the new iPhone 5S.”
Donald Mustard of ChAIR entertainment on stage talking Infinity Blade.
“Over twice as fast” as the iPhone 5.
This has an A7 chip. 64 bit. “World’s first and only smartphone with a 64-bit chip.”
Dual-led flash is real.
Now iPhone 5S. “Perhaps the most foward thinking phone anyone has ever made.” says Schiller.
“It’s quite remarkable when something feels familiar and yet is new at the same time. That’s the iPhone 5C.”says Jony Ive in the promo video.
for 16GB and 9 for 32GB. with contract.
New FaceTime HD camera on the front. 1.9u pixels and backside illumination.
made of hard-coated polycarbonate.
4-inch Retina display. Integrated touch. Full sRGB standard. Widescreen video. A6 processor like tat of the iPhone 5. Slightly larger battery. “console-level graphics.”
Apple has also made soft silicone rubber cases with cutouts so that you can see the original color underneath.
Time for a video showing off the iPhone 5C
It’s basically an iPhone 5 in a new shell.
Phil Schiller talks iPhone 5C
“With not one, but two new designs”
“This year, we’re going to replace the iPhone 5”
iPhone 5 has seen the most successful first year of any iPhone.
The apps are available for download when you set up a new iOS device.
iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) iMovie and iPhoto are now free with any new iOS device.
Now some talk about creativity apps: iMovie, iPhoto.
Just a quick look at the iWork apps for iOS.
“Best-selling mobile productivity apps.”
Tim Cook is back. Talking iWork.
iOS 7 launches September 18.
“There are over 200 [new] features.”
iTunes Radio. This is Apple’s Pandora-like service. It lets you stream music and make purchases if you like the currently-playing song.
Haha. Nice reminder onscreen during the conference: Pick up shampoo and conditioner today at 9:30 AM.
Okay. Cool. Now tell us about the iPhone!
Siri now searches Tweets and Wikipedia.
You can access search in iOS by simply pulling down anywhere on the home screen.
Now some of the features of iOS 7. Nothing we haven’t seen if you haven’t been checking out the builds.
“Virtually overnight, hundreds of millions of people will download iOS 7.”
Time for Craig Federighi to talk up Apple’s mobile OS.
“iOS 7 will quickly become the world’s most popular operating system,” says Cook.
Now talk about iOS 7.
Just a promo video for iTunes festival. Stages being set up, etc.
Time for a video showing off iTunes Festival.
iTunes Festival streams live to over 100 countries, says Cook.
He’s going into iTunes Festival. It’s in its 7th year. “thirty nights of live music events in London.” I haven’t kept up with that, but Apple TV keeps reminding me to check it out.
Tim Cook is on stage.
It’s almost time. Hopefully we see some cool stuff today.
Testing. Testing. Are you ready?
And we’re done. There you have it, folks. See? No new iPad.
Tim Cook is wrapping things up.
The SDK will allow for physics to UI in apps. Kinda cool. iPhone iOS 7 betas today. iOS 7 iPad betas “in coming weeks.”
Activation Lock: if someone tries to wipe iphone or turn off iPhone they won’t be able to activate it. They need your iCloud info. HAHA suckers.
Lots of new iOS 7 users. Some stuff for Chinese users, too.
iTunes radio is free with ads, or iTunes match users get it with no ads. Built into iOS, Apple TV, and Mac.
iTunes radio good for those who like streams. You can buy the music from the app.
The new Music app looks cool. There is also a radio. You can check out streams of songs.
App Store updates your apps automatically! YES! This used to be such a pain. Seriously.
Lots of eyes-free functions. Read iMessages, and more.
iOS in the Car. Siri is a big part, says Cue.
Bing, Wikipedia are part of SIRI services
You can tell Siri to do other things: increase brightness, etc. Check twitter, Wikipedia integration, Bing results.
Siri has a new voice. Not a fan. 🙁 I’ll miss my old Siri.
New Siri look. Has a soundwave at the bottom.
Eddy Cue is up. He’s going to talk about Siri.
New Share tab makes sharing photos easier, too.
These collections work intelligently to organize into trips. For instance, if you go visit Orlando, Florida. It will organize by locations. All of those Orlando pictures will then be in one area as well. All photos taken at or around home will also be in one collection, and so on.
iOS 7 will help with photo organization. Photos organized by “moments” for instance, if you visit the beach, it will organize those photos together. If you go to a wedding, it will organize those according to their location, etc.
iOS 7 has a new camera. Swipe between cameras. photo, camera, panoramic, square. Filters are included.
Sharing through AirDrop is very simple, “No need to run around bumping your phone …”
AirDrop is also coming to iOS 7.
Control Center is available no matter where you are. For instance, you can swipe it up from Safari if you need to quickly do something. Even from the lock screen.
AirDrop is part of iOS7
The tabs look completely revamped. You can see them all in one screen on your iPhone.
Safari Mobile: fullscreen, pulldown to get a “smart search” field. One-tap access to all of your favorites. Parental controls. iCloud keychain integration (same as Mavericks)
iOS 7 notices app usage patterns to update as you need them. For instance, if you check Facebook often, it updates often. If you check CNN only in the morning, it does things in the morning.
Multitasking for all apps. Apple says it will retain battery life.
Control Center: swipe up from bottom of device and get those controls you need quickly and easily (airplane mode, flashlight, etc)
10 new features coming to iOS 7.
In Messages, swipe from the Left end of the display. You can check your messages. Multiple pages in folders.
Looks like Apple looked at some weather apps that did things right, and incorporated those.
GameCenter looks very new “GameCenter, we just completely ran out of green felt…and wood as well.”
When you move your iPhone, it tracks your motion, and this allows you to view behind your icons.
“You’re going to absolutely love iOS 7” Tim Cook.
As for iOS itself, it definitely looks like it may take some getting used to the new look.
Multitask pane is very new. It now shows the apps running. That’s a plus.
Translucency through some UI items. It looks very, different so far. Whoa, the iPhone has a layered look now. App icons seemingly “float” over the background.
The icons are very, very redesigned. May take some getting used to.
The fonts are very different. The look is completely different. Screenshots up soon.
New slider to unlock screen. Things look very different.
Here’s Jony Ive.
Time for a video.
“The biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone.”
iOS 7 officially announced.
Installed Base. More iOS 6 (93%) users iOS 5 (6%) users. Meanwhile, Cook says, that many users of Android are still on much older systems. Long story short, iOS users are doing software updates more than Android users.
iOS satisfaction is 97%, says Cook.
Smartphone usage: iPhone users use their devices 50% more than Android users. Webshare is much higher, 2.5% more. iPad is over 4x more in webshare over other tablets.
600 Million iOS devices sold.
Keynote stuff. Sorry, more difficulties. Gotta love internet connection problems!
Now some iWork talk.
iCloud. looks like a new icon.
Mac Pro coming later this year. Manufactured in the US.
Supports 4K displays. Up to 3.
First Mac to come with dual workstation CPUs.
A bunch of specs. It’s fast. Internal storage is based on PCIe flash. 1.25GBps reads 1.0GBps writes. I want to make music on this!
Woz is looking at Mac Pro
“Can’t innovate anymore–my a$$” Schiller.
Whoa. The Mac Pro is a cylinder?
Let’s see what it looks like.
Mac Pro is being updated!
“Sneak peak of something we’re working on.”
The MacBook Air now starts with 128GB storage. Ships today.
Beamforming antenna array. Whatever that is.
New Airport Extreme base station. Does 802.11AC.
The MacBook Air has an update. “All-day battery life.”
Let’s see what he means by that.
Has the Haswell processors. “incredible power savings.”
“Smarter low-power states.”
11-inch MacBook Air will now have 9 hours of battery life. Up from 5.
13-goes from 7 to 12-hours. Good thing about Apple’s notebooks is that they are usually accurate with battery life claims.
“Where is the future of the notebook?”
Phil Schiller is up. Going to talk about MacBook Air.
Developer preview for OS X Mavericks is today. It’s coming to the rest of us this fall. Later than We’d expected.
After you take notes and highlights, you can use them as study cards.
Man, I wish we had textbooks like this when i was a kid.
The new iBooks for Mac should be a hit with college students that have a MacBook and need to take notes.
Another knock at the old Calendar look.
The 3D map view looks nice. Maybe we’re being shown a nicer part, but they don’t look like melted versions of the real-world locations.
Maps! Maps is now on Mac. Let’s see. You can send maps to your iOS device. Find something on your Mac, send it over to your iPhone. Easy. Maps added to SDK, so developers can add those functions to their apps.
iBooks is also coming to Mac.
Calendar now includes locations, travel time and weather.
Calendar loses the leather. “Absolutely no virtual cows were hurt during the making of this calendar app”
You can update apps in the background as well. Nice. I hate doing that stuff.
Push notifications will also go through to OS X.
Reply right inside a notification. You can respond and carry out other basic functions direct through the notification.
Safari memorizes your CC number. You will have to know your security code, however.
Safari can auto-suggest a password for you. It then syncs it across all your systems.
iCloud keychains. Works across trusted devices.
You can scroll straight through the articles in your reading list. You don’t have to click over to new pages and sites on your Reading List.
One-click bookmarks. Easy. Adds it to the Reading List.
App Nap: “we keep track of what’s going on and what things you actually see” this helps manage power. That looks cool. We saw a very busy Safari window with intensive graphics consuming some CPUI. When it was put in the background, the CPU usage dropped considerably. Very cool.
Safari is looking fast. “Smooth scrolling.” Looks like it from here. Still, pretty cool to see.
JS benchmark, Safari is said to be faster than Chrome and Firefox. Also, less memory usage than other browsers, says Apple. We shall see. It should be interesting to see how it goes.
Safari lets you scroll through your articles continiously. See shared links. That’s kind of cool. you can see links shared by your friends on social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn.
Now let’s hear about Safari.
Responsiveness under load. Waking the system is about 1.5x faster, according to Apple’s tests. We shall see.
Acceslerated Scrolling, App Nap, Timer Coalescing named as some new features. Interesting. Doesn’t mean much to us right now. 😀
It’s cool that fullscreen doesn’t affect both screens as it did before if you have a dual display setup.
Tags will enhance searching. Good. I tend to use Spotlight more than I do finder windows.
Windows can be merged, they all hop into tabs. Pretty cool, but I am actually more interested in the tagging.
Also new is Multiple Displays. This will let you use dock and menus on both displays. Panning spaces now happens on each display (no more grey second display.) Sounds cool. Here’s a demo.
OS X now includes Tagging. You can now tag files: Sports, Home, Finance, etc.
OS X Mavericks has Finder Tabs.
“maybe we can take this Lion thing in a different direction.”
“OS X Sea Lion” joke. Actually, OS X is now … OS X Mavericks. No more kitties?
Time to talk about OS X.
Sorry, folks. Some technical difficulties there.
Apple Retail. 1 million daily visitors.
WWDC passes sold out in 71 seconds, for those wanting an exact number. (I believe previously it was stated as “under 2 minutes”)
“Welcome to Worldwide Developers Conference– you’re going to have a great week.” Says Cook.
64% attendees are here for the first time.
Here’s Tim Cook.
Just a highlight video with some cool graphics.
Ladies and gentlemen, it begins.
Things are about to begin? Who’s ready to see iOS 7 and what the next big cat will be?
let’s play a game: spot the android device in use by WWDC audience member
famous guests are abound
Daft Punk new album is playing in the background!
Looks like things are about to kick off.
Testing. Testing. We will see you in a few hours.
And that’s it.
Looks like Tim Cook is wrapping it up. He’s recapping the conference and Apple’s year of announcements/releases.
iPad mini TV ad.
16GB. Wifi starts at 9. Actually about 20 bucks cheaper than I expected.
They are keeping the iPad 2.
Pre-orders start Friday Oct. 26. Shipments start Nov. 2 for wifi and two weeks later for cellular.
The iPad mini with its little SmartCover is actually kind of cute.
Mini is getting its own SmartCovers.
Here’s the Ive video for the iPad mini.
The iPad mini has a dual-core A5 chip.
FaceTime HD camera.
5MP iSight camera.
10-hours of battery life.
iPad mini is 35 percent larger than other mini tablets.
7.9-inch diagonal. Same pixel count as iPad 2. 1024×768. “All software for iPad works on iPad mini”
iPad 3 is the fastest-selling iPad of all time. Fastest selling tablet in the world.
Lots of new stuff coming from iBooks author. It’s available today. Free, of course.
iBooks Author is getting an update.
iBooks text books now in over 2500 classrooms in the US.
Lots of iPad talk. Let’s see that iPad mini, Tim.
Two weeks ago Apple sold their 100 millionth iPad.
Tim is back. Talking about iPad. iPad mini coming?
Apple Fusion Drive.
128GB of flash.
1 or 3 TB HDD>
Faster read and write. Fused into single volume. So it’s like one of those hybrid drives.
Not everything was leaked, eh?
iMac edge is 5 mm thin.
Let’s see how the iMac changes.
Mac mini is up.
Schiller, “You knew there’d be something called mini in this presentation, didn’t you.”
MacBook Pro Retina ad incoming.
4.096 million pixels. “World’s 2nd highest resolution notebook display,” says Phil. The first is their larger Pro.
He mentioned the Retina, then talks about how the 13-inch is their best-selling computer. There it is. I hope I can afford it.
Phil Schiller is talking now. He’s on the MacBook Pro Retina. This may be where they announce the 13-inch. Yup.
Mac outgrowing PC market for last 6 years straight. Mac being rated number 1 computer in the US. Desktop and notebook categories.
New version of iBooks available today.
Share quotes and sections of books on Facebook and Twitter. Support for over 40 languages.
iBooks 3 (Not named yet, but we’re guessing it’s 3) announced. Continuous scrolling.
Now talk of iBooks. 1.5 million books available.
70 million photos shared.
125 million documents have been saved on the cloud in the last year, says Cook.
iMessage “is the best way to send anyone a message on a Mac, or iPod touch, or iPhone or iPad.” Sometimes it doesn’t work for me, Tim.
300 billion messages sent in iMessage. 28k per second, “maybe even more right now.”
200 million devices running iOS 6. People clap. “Fastest upgrade rate in history.”
“Seeing this kind of customer response, reminds us of why we like to do it.”
Cook is also talking about the iPod line: nano, touch, etc.
They have already sold over 3 million iPod units (that’s the new line of iPods).
Time for another one of those Apple videos. Just a bunch of Apple retail stores. Lots of people waiting in line and lots of iPhones being set up in stores. The employees are totally high-fiving people on their way out. It’s always interesting buying something from an Apple Store. They congratulate you and stuff on your way out. Happened with my friend’s MacBook Air.
Great pic of Cook.
He’s talking about the iPhone 5. Apple sold more than 5 million the first weekend. “Most iPhones ever sold in the opening weekend.” Fastest-selling phone in history.
Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Cook.
Testing. Testing. 🙂
that’s it, folks. Now some Foo Fighters.
That is just about it for today. Tim Cook is starting to close it up with the Foo Fighters.
Looks like it’s almost wrap-up time. Tim Cook is back, and he’s recapping.
2GB shuffle: . No change.
16GB nano 9.
4th-gen iPod touch will still be avialable. 16GB for 9.
5th-gen touch 32GB for 9. 64GB for 9
They will be included with the new iPhone and iPod touch, as well as on their own.
they have three ports. They say it’s to maximize airflow for sound quality.
The speaker port now points into your ear canal. Apple scanned hundreds of ears, accoridng to Ive on the video. The were looking for common features or traits.
Now a video.
Yup. They look just like the pictures.
Here are the EarPods.
600 million earbuds shipped. that’s over 1.2 billion speakers.
ooh, the new earbuds.
Now they are talking speakers. Hmm..
They didn’t mention pricing?
The shuffle is also getting some color updates.
somes in Aluminum, black, white, blue, yellow and red.
Siri on the iPod touch.
(Engadget) It lets you attach a wrist strap. More useful for carrying the device around when snapping photos, if anything. Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n. 802.11n 2.4gz and 5ghz up to 150 mbps 720p video, face detection, airplay mirroring.
8 hours of video. It takes panoramic shots as well. There is abutton on the back called the iPod touch Loop. We heard a bit about this earlier, but no one knew what it was.
5MP, backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens. sapphire crystal lens cover.
The camera has been updated.
40 hours of music playback.
It will be available this holiday season.
I think I want to check this game out.
They are showing off a game called Clumsy Ninja. Looks kind of cute, actually.
7x faster graphics than the last-gen touch.
A5 processor in the iPod touch.
6.1 mm thick. Looks nice from the side, actually. Has the larger screen. 88 grams. Aluminum back.
175,000 game and entertainment apps. GameCenter has 150 million players.
Now the iPod touch.
30 hours of music playback. No app support.
Fm tuner, allows for pausing and rewinding. Widescreen video. 2.5-inch screen. Bluetooth!
Comes in aluminum, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red.
It has a larger display. (Engadget)
Ir’a 38 percent thinner. Multi-touch screen. It almost looks like a very small iPod touch. It has a home button.
Nano talk. Let’s see what it looks like now.
Greg Jowsick talking iPod.
350 million iPods sold.
The new iTunes will be available in October.
Here’s Eddy Cue again.
This is nice for movies. You can continue a movie you own thanks to the iCloud integration. For instance, if it’s on your Mac and you watch 30 minutes of a film, you can continue it later on another device (so long as you have a connection, and the movie is on your device)
Miniplayer has been updated. It has a search, and shows album art. Tiny, tiny album art.
“Coming next” button and “Play Next” button add two features we’ve wanted for a while. The ability to queue up songs on the fly.
Playlist options are being updated. For instance, clicking and dragging on a song brings up all your current playlists. This is so that you can easily add it to one of them if you’d like.
Good news is that you can still view iTunes in the regular format, which just lists the songs.
Looks like it may take a bit of getting used to…
The new iTunes looks like a grid layout.
Looks like its gonna be 1.5 hr event.
Cue says teh new iTunes is “dramatically simpler”
The iTunes store is getting a makeover on mobile devices. You can preview songs while browsing. These updates are part of iOS 6.
435 million iTunes accounts. iTunes is available in 63 countries
28 million songs on iTunes. 20 billin songs purchased since it’s launch 9 years ago.
Eddy Cue up to talk iTunes.
“exciting changes with both iPod and iTunes”
Available in 100 countries on 240 carriers, this is huge rollout.
Time to talk about Music, says Cook. Here comes the iPod and iTunes stuff.
US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, JApan, Hong Kong and Singapore with 20 more countries next month.
iOS 6 is coming on Sept. 19th.
Pre-orders begin on Friday the 14th. Ships Sept. 21.
As expected, the iPhone 5 will run you 9 for the 16GB. The 32 will set you back 9. 64GB will cost you 9. The iPhone 4S is now . iPhone 4 is free with a contract. Expected.
Thanks god, new iPhone will not have glass back
Phil is back and the video is over.
Mostly just recap and talk of the design process in the Jony Ive video. Those should be up on Apple’s website soon enough.
Some serious component packing inside iPhone 5
The battery is huge. Good news there. That’s how they keep it going for so long.
It’s a good deal thinner than the iPhone 4S when compared side-by-side
Looks like they are going to show a video. There’s Jony Ive SVP of design at Apple on the big screen.
They have aluminum backplates. White is raw, the black iPhone is black anodized.
iPhone 5 will come in black and white.
Welcome back, Mr. Schiller. Scott is off.
Send an SMS or iMessage if you can’t take a call. FaceTime over cellular, but no carriers named.
You can make dinner reservations, which jump into the Open Table app, etc.
You can ask about “good movies in theaters” and Siri responds, “that’s a subjective question” and brings up some Rotten Tomatoes ratings.
Siri can give you sports scores; she can recommend movies, and more.
Shared Photostreams. You can subscribe to someone else’s Photostream.
If you’re at the airport, your ticket will show up at the lockscreen. So convenient.
“Now i’d like to show you Passbook. Here I have a movie ticket, a boarding pass, a card from Starbucks.”
Basically, this is where you can store virtual boarding passes and tickets. Like having a wallet.
Being iOS 6 beta for a past few months this iOS6 update is borring
In Mail, people can be marked as VIP. This will send their emails to a separate inbox.
Safari now looks more like the desktop version with a full-screen view. You can use iCloud tabs to see what tabs are open on your other linked devices.
3D maps. Satellite imagery is wrapped around 3D models of the city.
Finally. Real navigation.
Maps now has a search engine with local points of interest. Yelp data is used for info on locations (restaurants, hotels, etc.)
He’s showing off iOS 6 on the iPhone 5.
Scott Forstall now on stage.
On to iOS 6.
Accessory makers are already working on new accessories.
There will be accessories for the older docks.
all-digital. 8-pins. Adaptive interface. Reversable. 80 percent smaller.
Latest rumor on new connector name was correct again.
Lightning is the name of the new connector.
Now onto the dock connector.
Front, bottom and back. This is for voice recognition and noise cancellation, says shiller. Speaker has a 5-magnet transducer. Should make for better audio.
three microphones confirmed.
1080p HD video capture, improved video stabilization, face detection, take photos while recording (that’s kind of neat). Front facing camera is now 720p backside illuminated. Also has face detection. FaceTime HD calls.
Should be good, even if you don’t have the steadiest of hands.
Panorama picture on new iPhone can be as large as 28 megapixels, I am definitely gonna get 64GB model
A panoramic image is 28mp. Dang.
The iPhone 5 now takes panoramic shots.
Sounds like the iPhone 5 will take nice photos. Let’s hope Apple updates the site with those untoched, uncompressed photos for viewing later.
schiller says photo capture is 40 percent faster.
Next-gen ISP, Spetial noise reduction, smart filter, better low-light performance (always a plus), faster photo capture (nice!)
Now about the iPhone.
Battery life is better than the iPhone 4S. 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing. 10 hours of wifi. 8MP camera. 3264×2448. Backside illumination, hybrid IR filter. Five-element lens. f/2.5 aperture. Dynamic Low light mode, precision lens alignment, sapphire crystal.
Real Racing 3 is looking pretty sweet. Nice graphics and.
I like to hear more about phone durability since its all glass again
Rob is showing off Real Racing 3.
Sorry, that’s Rob. Typo.
Rub Murray of EA Studios is up.
Looks like this thing will blow past the iPhone 4S.
22 percent smaller processor. Means its more energy efficient.
A6 chip in the iPhone 5. 2x faster CPU. 2x faster graphics.
802.11a/b/g/n. Dual-channel, up to 150Mbps.
“So ultrafast doesn’t stop at LTE”
USA: Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will support LTE.
LTE Speed compared (image credit The Verge)
Dynamic antenna. Can automatically switch antenna connections like the 4S did.
Apple at it again with new buzz terminology like Ultrafast Wireless = HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE.
HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE
44 percent more color saturation. Integrated touch. “Ultrafast Wireless” Looks like we are going to talk 4G
Widescreen video. Nice for movies, eh?
Apps that aren’t yet optimized will be centered with black bars on the top and bottom of the device (or sides, depending on how you’re holding it)
Five rows of apps. All software has been updated. 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s made to fit well in the hand, says Schiller.
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Apps will have to be updated to take advantage of the new bigger screen
So far all the leaked information and rumors are right on the money
Yup. 4-inch screen confirmed.
Thinnest. Lightest yet. 112grams 20 percent lighter. 7.6mm thick. (18 percent thinner)
Schiller is talking iPhone. Going thru previous generations of the handset.
SVP of worldwide marketing is on stage, Phil Schiller.
“Now today wer’e taking it to the next level. Making a huge leap.”
“Exciting news about the iPhone” says Cook.
90 percent of those apps are downloaded every month. That’s a lot of downloads. High rate of use, too. Also, the average person usees over 100 apps.
400 million iOS devices sold thru June.
Common Tim, time to jump into iPhone 5
250,000 are for the iPad.
700,000 iOS apps available.
“Almost all of the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPad, and they’re investing in custom apps” that’s 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
Tablet web traffic share for the iPad? 91 percent. Other tablets are at 9 percent.
Tim Cook is happy. He is talking about rival tablets, and says that the iPad has a 62 percent marketshare over other tablets (38 percent)
Tim Cooks is talking about iPad. I am married to my iPad, the most used device in my house.
Now it’s iPad talk. He’s going over iPad 3 reviews and saying that 17 million iPads were sold in the April-June quarter.
The Mac has been outpacing the PC for 6 years, says Cook. 15% year over year growth. While PC grew 2%.
Apple’s notebooks now rank #1 in US market share, with 27 percent of the market for laptops.
Tim is talking about the Mac. 7 million people upgraded to Mountain Lion. It’s the fastest-selling version of OS X yet, he says.
12 countries. 13 coming on Friday (a store in Sweden). 83 million visitors in the last quarter (April-June).
Tim cooks says Apple has 380 retail stores.
Lots of happy people in the highlight video.
Image credit The Verge
Cook is talking about Apple retail stores and showing off a video. Lots of happy Apple Store shoppers.
Here’s the Apple CEO on stage (Engadget):
He’s welcoming everybody and giving us the usual round of Apple updates.
image credit ArsTechnica
Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Cook.
It seems like it’s definitely going to be called the iPhone 5. Link
While we wait:
Dan Lyons is using car analogy for iPhone and saying that it turned from BMW into Toyota, at the same time he forgets that old used iPhone still commands “BMW prices”
Get caught up on iPhone rumors here.
Things are just about ready to kick off. Should be a fun bunch of announcements.
Byte has a video of the streets outside the Yerba Buena Center.
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If you are wondering todays event will focus on iPhone 5 and eco-system (iOS6, iTunes 11). We are not expecting any other announcements like: Apple TV, iPad Mini.
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developers can get their hands on the iOS 6 beta starting today. Good news for them. Maybe they will reveal some stuff.
Coming this fall, as expected
Tim Cook is back. Wow, it will work with the iPHone 3GS?
The 3D maps feature looks sweet. All maps are also vector-based, so this makes them nice and smooth for zooming in and out.
Nice stuff from this Maps app. Turn by turn is great. Siri integration rocks. Siri gives the directions. We all love her voice.
Looks like 3D maps in a feature called Flyover.
via Gizmodo – Apple’s done all the cartography themselves. “This is a world-wide effort.” Showing off Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, your house.
Also, Maps are integrated with Yelp and a traffic service to help you spot potential traffic problems. Turn by Turn Naviagation finally makes it to iOS.
Now they are talking about the new Maps app.
Passbook. Looks like a place for your movie tickets, airline tickets, etc. Location based. Has location features, so when you are near the area where you need your ticket, it pops up on your lock screen automatically.
Pull to refresh messages in email app. Nice.
Smart App Banners, Photo Stream for iOS 6 now has shared photo streams. This was talked about a while back by the WSJ.
More Safari talk. Looks like some updates to Safari Mobile.
FaceTime now works over cellular. Nice addition. This has been something we’ve wanted for a long time.
There is a feature that lets you reply to calls with Messages. There is also a “Do Not Bother” feature, that doesn’t send you any notifications or texts until it’s turned off. This means you will be notified of calls, etc later. You can also specify people you don’t mind hearing from.
Facebook events and birthdays will show up on your Calendar as well, thanks to the integration.
Sign into your Facebook account through your device, and you quickly have integration across your apps.
Facebook is now built into iOS 6.
Siri can launch apps now, too.
Siri is going to be integrated into cars.
Siri also does more with restaurant finding and all that great stuff.
iOS 6 is getting some major Siri enhancements. There are 200 new features coming to iOS 6. You can ask her the score of a game, and she will tell you.=
Talking about iOS 5 install base, and how many folks use their mobile OS.
Now it’s time for some iOS news.
Wow 20 bucks for Mountain Lion. Upgrades are free to those who buy today.
Doesn’t look like they announced a release date.
OOOH! Search in Launchpad. This is good. Offline reading list for Safari.
GameCenter coming to OS X.
AirPlay Mirroring in OS X. No third-party applications needed.
PowerNap is a new feature in OS X that lets your computer work for you when you’re not there. Sounds like background updates and backups.
Twitter is going to be built directly into sharing. This means you can share all of those with your friends via twitter, quickly and easily. This includes Photobooth stuff, webpage links, and anything else with that share button.
This is cool: the new Safari. It’s supposed to be fast. But the cool thing is the iCloud Tabs. This shows whatever pages you have open on other devices. Nice!
It also adds the Share toolbar. This is similar to the sharing in iOS. You use the arrow button to share just like you do on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Seems that the new notifications look like Growl. Dictation is also coming to the Mac.
They are showing off Reminders, Notes and Messages. Preview can show PDFs that are stored in iCloud. Notification Center, which is much like what’s on iOS. Banners and alerts for OS X.
Mountain Lion has some new apps: Messags, Reminders and Notes. These were mentioned back when it was quietly announced earlier this year. Documents are all synced through iCloud.
Now they are talking Mountain Lion. Let’s see what’s new…
It starts at 99.
via MacWorld – “They spaced the fan blades asymmetrically so that the fan noise is not a uniform sound, but more dispersed.” Now that’s thoughtful engineering”
The display is built into the unibody lid. There is no separate glass cover, says MacWorld.
Everyone is saying it’s going to be expensive. It’s hard not to agree—sounds like a beast.
Jony Ive talking about the new MacBook Pro. He’s awesome. Just saying.
The keyboard is Backlit. 802.11n wifi. Bluetooth 4.0. FaceTime HD dual microphones.
MagSafe 2 connector on this one. It’s thinner.
Quad-core i5 and i7 inside. up to 768GB flash storage. GeForce GT 650M graphics. 7-hour battery life. Damn.
here is an image from GDGT. It’s thin. Schiller says the battery is bigger than his hand. Why does he keep comparing the laptop components to his body parts?
iMovie, Safari, iPhoto and Aperture are all updated for the new display. It will ship with Lion. So maybe it will come a bit later.
It’s 220 ppi.
sorry, that’s the 15-inch
wow – 2880 x 1880
It’s .71 inches thick. 25 percent thinner than the current model. Weighs less than 4.5 pounds and has a Retina display.
They’re showing it off. Phil Schiller says it’s thinner than his finger. I’ve never seen his finger, so I have no idea what it looks like yet.
Looks like the new MacBook Pro is going to be thinner and lighter.
via Gizmodo – -Correction: 15-inch pricing runs 00 and 00 for different spec models.
MacBook Pro – USB 3.0. No Thunderbolt port. GeForce GT 650M graphics. The laptop will be available in 13- and 15-inch. 00 and 00.
Prices will remain the same. Starts at 9. No Retina screen. Sorry.
This baby starts shipping today. Nice!
720p camera. FaceTime HD.
Up to 512 flash storage. USB 3.0. No mention of Thunderbolt. O well, not as if I have anything that runs on that, anyway. Still may be a bummer for some. Though those folks would likely opt for a Pro.
There you go. Ivy Brige MacBook Air. 2.0GHz dual-core i7. Up to 8GB memory 1600MHz memory. 60 percent faster. OMG I want! (I love my 2010 Air)
Apple is placing much focus on how their apps help people and change lives.
Cook is back on stage. Let’s see what he has to say. 😀
Nothing but a highlight video so far–just showing off some of the many apps available on the App Store.
Now a video showing people using iOS devices and Apps.
30 billion apps have been downloaded. More than 5 billion paid out to developers. 32 new countries are getting the App Store. That’s a total of 155 countries.
650k apps on the app store. 225k of those are made specifically for the iPad. Cook says the competition has “a few hundred”
“this is the store with the largest number of accounts with credit cards anywhere on the internet that we’re aware of.”
“The size and momentum are just phenomenal. We now have over 400 million accounts on the App Store.
Attendies from over 60 counties, sold out in 1 hour and 43 minutes. 112 sessions, 125 labs. Now some App Store updates.
“This is our 23rd WWDC. Yes, it’s older than many of you are.” – Tim Cook
Tim Cook is now on stage.
Siri is welcoming everyone to WWDC. Telling some jokes.
Looks like they’re about to kick things off.
Less than five minutes until the keynote.
We’re sure to hear some iOS 6 stuff, maybe a Mountain Lion release date and hopefully Apple will announce some cool new stuff in the way of hardware. We’re totally curious of what that rumored Retina MacBook Pro will look like.
Things should kick off in about 10 minutes or so.
It’s said that the CEOs of Intel and Yelp are also at the event.
Looks like everyone is sitting down for the presentation.
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Apple is updating their online store: http://ismashphone.com/2012/06/apple-updating-apple-store.html
As for iOS 6 and what we can expect from that: http://ismashphone.com/2012/06/what-can-we-expect-from-ios-6.html
Hello, hello. The keynote should be starting in about half an hour.
Here is a link that may help you get caught up: http://ismashphone.com/2012/06/pre-wwdc-2012-news-roundup.html
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