This is a Yearly Event(the 23rd Event) that has become a staple in Life, And I love it each and every year!!! Ok There is a lot of talk About ‘Map Wars’, New MacBooks, possible Siri on iPad, iTV, & of course iPhone 5 announcement!!!! Hit the Jump and See what Was Actually talked About!!
Blog As It Happens aka Play By Play
WWDC opens up with a stand up routine that seems to be pretty Funny, But let’s get to the Info!!Attendees from over 60 countries and 112 sessions with 125 labs planned for the week.Tim Cook Hits the Stage 1st.
There are now 650,000 apps on the App Store, 225,000 of them are iPad-specifically designed. “This compares to just a few hundred for our competition.”
“I’m very pleased to announce a new milestone for the app store. Customers have now downlated an astounding 30 billion apps!”
Over 5 billion has been paid to developers! “It’s becoming an economy in and of itself.”
32 new countries are coming to the App Store, 155 total!
“For Apple, and I suspect many of you, our goal has always been to do great work, and in doing so, make a difference in other peoples’ lives.”
“Nothing makes us happier than seeing hundreds of thousands of developers around the world using our hardware and our software to create and share their latest and greatest ideas.”
“There are such heartwarming stories out there of what the combination of our incredible devices and your amazing apps have made in peoples lives.”
Video Plays(I will have to wait til it hits youtube, but it’s basically about a Developer/Teachers talking about how great Apple and iOS is. (Duh)
Seems as though Apple is stressing to make sure Developers know to develop on iOS 1st!!
Tim Again; “Today we’re announcing exciting new changes in our notebook lineup…”
He’s also promising updates to OS X and iOS as well.
“Today, we get to talk to you about the MacBook lineup.”
“Let’s start with the MacBook Air…”
Okay, Air gets Ivy Bridge processors, up to 2GHz dual-core i7, up to 8GB of 1600MHz memory and “60% faster graphics.”
Now 512GB of flash storage!
“That’s half a terabyte of flash storage.” Yes, yes it is.
500MBps read speed, upwards of 2x faster than the current model!
USB 3.0 is confirmed!
On the Air, two USB ports, both are USB 3.0. No worries about where you plug it.
720p FaceTime HD camera.
Still talking 1366 x 768 displays on the 11-inch model.
Pricing is $999 and goes up to $1099 if you want the faster chip.
1440 x 900 on the 13-inch. Again, $100 cheaper than the current mode.
“And best of all, starts shipping today.”
“We also have a really nice update to the MacBook Pro. It is the quintessential professional notebook.”
Again, Ivy Bridge chips, up to 2.7GHz quad-core i7′s. Turbo boost to 3.7GHz.
8GB of 1600MHz memory and, again, 60% faster integrated graphics.
The 15-inch does indeed have Kepler GeForce GT 650M, up to 1GB of memory. That, too, is 60% faster than the old 15-inch model’s discrete.
all USB 3.0. 13-inch and 15-inch size
13-inch starts at $1199, up to 1499 if you do the dual-core i7.
15-inch is $1799 and $2199 for the fast model.
Still talking 7-hours of battery life here. Also shipping today!
“So across the board, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro all upgraded today.” And yes, they still have optical drives!!
“So would you like to see the next-generation MacBook Pro?” And there it is! “The next-generation MacBook Pro is the most beautiful computer we’ve ever made… There’s never been a notebook that is this gorgeous.”Not tapered like the Air, but very, very thin. Looks like roughly 2x the height of a USB port.
“It’s thinner than my finger” says Phil. Phil, let it be known, does not have chubby fingers.
Weighs 4.46 poinds. The lightest Pro ever.
“Yes, it is a retina display.”
“To use it is absolutely stunning.” 15.4-inch display with a pixel density of 2880 x 1800. “That four times the number of pixels than the previous generation of MacBook Pro display.” That’s 220 ppi. 5,184,000 pixels.
This is the world’s highest-resolution notebook display!
He’s also tauting higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles, and reduced glare.
All the stock apps have been updated to use this resolution. “Reading your mail is like reading fine print.” “Surfing the web can be like experiencing magazine-like quality.”
Aperture has been updated as well. “If you love working with photos, not only has the UI been updated, but you’re now looking at four times the resolution.”
Final Cut pro updated too. The upper-right corner of the screen is 100% 1080p video. Pixel-perfect with plenty of room for a full timeline and library!
“Now, applications do have to be updated to take advantage of this Retina display.” Those that have not been can be pixel-doubled, but they’ll look a bit bank.
Phil’s listing off some third-parties that are cooking up some updates. Adobe’s working in a new Photoshop. Autodesk has a new AutoCAD on the way, too.
Diablo III, also updated. “You are going to see a gaming experience unlike any you’ve seen before.”
“Inside is just as amazing as that display.”
He’s showing the bottom, saying it’s” prettier than the top of anyone else’s new computer.” We’re seeing the inside, dominated by a massive amount of battery packs. He’s saying there’s “breakthrough work in asymmetric batteries” to make this work.
Up to 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7s. And yes, up to 16GB of RAM! Kepler GT 650M graphics. 768GB of internal flash storage! “That’s three quarters of a terabyte.” Phil again with the math lesson.
“How’s the battery life? We’re really proud that we’re getting up to seven hours of battery life, with up to 30 days of standby time
Okay, on the right we have SD, HDMI and USB 3.0. On the left, MagSafe 2, Thunderbolt, USB 3 and a headphone jack.
MagSafe has now been made even thinner!
He’s showing a Promise RAID drive running over Thunderbolt.
And the Black Magic 5K camera that can connect over Thunderbolt as well, as shown at NAB.
And, there’s a FireWire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapters.
There’s a glass trackpad, backlit keyboard, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime HD, dual microphones with beam forming for a “new generation” of voice apps. And, stereo speakers. “This is going to sound absolutely beautiful.”
Another Vid(that I have to get from youtube, when it lands there).
“It’s the highest resolution display we’ve ever put in a notebook… this display has over five million pixels. That’s three million more than an HDTV.”
“Loading and working with your content is amazingly fast.” We’re getting a rundown of the 2X Thunderbolts, USBs and HDMI ports.
The unibody is now an actual component of the display, not just a case. This reduces the number of layers and integrates the glass right into the frame, making it thinner.
We’re being told the fan will be “nearly imperceptible” to the user. There’s an asymmetric fan that’s said to be radically more quiet.
Craig Federighi is talking about the apps. “Aperture on the new MacBook Pro is a total gamer changer.” “Photographers have never been able to work on their images with this level of precision.” Final Cut Pro can manage up to nine streams of video simultaneously. “No other notebook comes close to this kind of performance.”“The very best computer for today, and for the future.”
$2199 is the starting price with a 2.3GHz quad-core chip, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage.
Green Alert: Energy Star 5.2, Arsenic-free, and all recyclable.
“The new, next-generation MacBook Pro with Retina display. It is the future and, best of all, it is going to start shipping today.”
Craig is now up on stage talking about OS X.
“The Mac has been doing great. We have 66 million Mac users now, triple what we had just five years ago.”
26 million copies of Lion shipped to date. “Our best selling release ever.”
It took 27 months for Windows 7 to get to this level.
Now we’re talking Mountain Lion. “Lion makes it more natural than ever to work with the other new devices in our lives.”
Over 200 new features. We’re going to look at “just eight” today.
iCloud is the first. 125 million iCloud users registered. That’s going to blow up for sure, since Mountain Lion has support built-in.
“All of your content is up to date across all of your devices. And, with Mountain Lion, we introduced three new apps optimized for iCloud.”
He’s talking Messages, Reminders and Notes. Document-based apps coming too, of course, with Documents in the Cloud.
Document libraries are available and updated across all your devices. It’s now in all of their “key” applications, like Pages, Numbers and Keynote plus Preview and TextEdit.
And, yes, there’s an SDK so that devs can jump onboard too!
We’re going to get a demo on one of those MacBook Pros that we spotted earlier.
We’ve just launched the new Reminders app, which of course is iCloud-enabled. Using gestures you can page through reminders and, for the first time, you can get location-based reminders.
“I think the really huge one here is Messages.”“Now, if you’re sitting here using your Mac and your phone buzzes with a new message, you can just respond on your Mac.” “And that’s iMessage.”
Now we’re looking at Documents in the Cloud more closely.A Pages demo, now, making changes on a document from his Phone, but we’re watching the Mac.
The Mac was updated automatically about 5 seconds later. Not bad!
Now notifications. “Sometimes when you’re using a Mac it can have something it needs to tell you.” He said that those notifications can be sometimes… disruptive.Now notifications of course slide in and, with two fingers, you can gesture your way back to the list.Alerts come in but stay there until you dismiss them.
“Next up: dictation. We’re bringing dictation to the Mac.”“You can talk into Facebook if you want, and even third-party applications, like Microsoft Word.”No proper Siri — at least not yet.
You can tweet from Safari now and use other sharing options. It’s built into the OS, which you’d know if you read our detailed preview from a few months back.
“So that’s sharing. Next is the new Safari.”It’s “the fastest on the planet” now. He’s showing a unified search field.It’ll pull in from your browsing history and bookmarks, too. And yes, all that’s synced across all your devices.It’s iCloud Tabs and you’ll see all the pages on all devices!“You just click it and you pick up your browsing right where you left off.”
We’ve just browsed to a National Geographic page, and we’re seeing a “new scrolling” system that is “smooth and lightning fast.” It’s also, we understand, “really awesome.”There’s multi-touch zooming but, if you zoom all the way out you pop into the tab view.You can then swipe between your tabs and, with a pinch, you’re into that tab.
He just shared a page on Twitter with a little comment and, with a whistle, the tweet was sent.(Easier to Share IFWT!!!)Notification Center now to see a response to a message he sent earlier.
Twitter DMs or mentions will pop up as notifications as well, so you can see what your peeps are saying.He just showed off the new voice dictation feature. “Having a great time” and away it went!
Okay, a new feature called Power Nap…“We all love using our Macs, but wouldn’t it be great if when we weren’t using them they were still working for us?”Your mac will now update itself and sync itself when it’s offline. When it’s charging it’ll backup itself!It won’t spin up your fans, “goes easy on your battery” and is compatible with 2nd Gen Airs and the new MacBook Pro. Seemingly not the other MacBooks, though…
Now we’re seeing AirPlay Mirroring. “The easiest way” to get your content up on a display. Pixel-for-pixel 1080p pushed wirelessly to your TV.“We also support sending audio to AirPlay-enabled stereo systems and speakers.”“That’ll be really nice.” Indeed it will. No more leaving your laptop up by the TV with a too-short HDMI cable.
GameCenter is coming to the Mac as well, the same platform as on your mobile device, of course.Multiplayer supported Mac-to-Mac and cross-device as well. Yes, you can play from your Mac against someone on an iPhone or iPad and, yes, any of them can push that over AirPlay.
We’re seeing AirPlay now. He selected an AirPlay icon in the upper-right and, with just a click, the video was pushed to an AppleTV.We’re doing everything over AirPlay and he signed into GameCenter.
Racer OS X;This game was originally intended for the iOS but the devs found that porting was easy enough they’d release it for the Mac as well.We’re getting some multiplayer action now, drag racing it is.
Focusing on some features added for China. “We have some wonderful features we think are going to make it even more popular there.”New input methods, new dictionaries, eight new fonts, support for Baidu and other Chinese social networks.(Must have been apart of the deal, to include China in Announcements -_- )Including Youku and Tudou.“Get your apps ready for China.”(Makes the world Smaller
So Mountain Lion is coming next month. Not shipping with the new laptops!It’ll be just $19.99!(GGGGRRRRRREEEEAAATTTT Price), And One purchase, upgrade all your macs.Aha, if you buy a new Mac today the upgrade will be free.
Okay, time for Scott Forstall to give an update on iOS.Recap iOS 5 1st;
365 million iOS devices sold through March. 80 percent of their customers are on iOS 5.He’s comparing that to Android. 4.0 was released at roughly the same time as iOS 5 and, sadly, seven percent of Android customers have that.
84 of top 100 social apps are pushing notifications. 1.5 trillion push notifications sent already!
140 million iMessage users, 150 billion messages sent and they’re now sending more than a billion messages each day.
Twitter has seen a 3x growth increase in iOS users since then. 10 billion tweets from iOS 5 and 47 percent of all photos on Twitter come from iOS 5.
GameCenter: 130 million accounts, 5 billion scores and 67 of the top 100 games have some level of integration. “All of this results in some very, very satisfied customers.”
More than 75 percent of customers are “very satisfied.” Less than 50 percent for Android.
“Every single year since the original iPhone we come out with a new OS… and this year is no exception.
“I’m very happy to announce iOS 6.”
“It has more than 200 new features, starting with some significant advancements to Siri.”“Siri’s only been out for eight months and already does so much for you.” He’s listing off all the features, and there are a good number.“In these eight months Siri has been studying up.” Let’s see what she can do. Demo time.We’re seeing iOS 6 on an iPhone. Siri has learned “all about sports”
There’s a NEW Maps icon on the screen!He just asked for a Giants score and she gave him the results of the game.“What is Buster Posey’s batting average.” She came back with .290!Siri can list the standings for Baseball games, and she knows Basketball too. “Who is taller, Lebron James or Kobe?” She comes back with “Lebron James appears to be slightly taller.”“When is the San Francisco 49ers first game of the season?” Siri comes back with September 9th, 2012 at 1:15pm. The schedule is just there. “It’s just awesome” says Scott. People seem less than enthused.
Okay, moving on. “Find a great place for dinner.” She came back with a list of restaurants, now with a lot more information. Average price, rating, choose one and you get a full list of information and even Yelp reviews.Apple has formed a partnership with Yelp. Tap and it’ll launch the Yelp app, or tap and you can get to OpenTable to make a reservation.
“So, Siri knows a lot about restaurants now. Next up, Siri has become a bit of a movie buff.”“What movies are playing at the Metreon?”“I found eight movies at the Metreon” with a full listing. He tapped on Avengers and there’s Rotten Tomatoes integration here.With a tap you can even see the trailer.(This is somewhat reminiscent of the integration that Microsoft brought to Windows Phone Mango, seamlessly going from app-to-app. Implementation is quite different, but the concept is the same.)
“Show me movies starring Scarlett Johansson.” She brought back a list, including Avengers and older ones, too.
“Let me show you one more thing Siri has learned, and that is how to launch apps.”“Play Temple Run.” And, bam, the app is launched. “It’s just like that.”
“You can ask for football scores and basketball, both pro and college.” Baseball, soccer, movies, launch apps, dinner reservations…
“And there’s this thing we’re calling Eyes Free.”“Hands-free allows you to keep your hands on the steering wheel while you’re using your phone. We want to integrate Siri even better in the car.”Yes, a button on the steering wheel!We have BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land rvoer, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda integrated with a button right on the steering wheel!All promising support in the next 12 months.
English and French coming for Canada. “Eh,” says Scott. Some happy Quebecois in the room.Spanish, Italian, French, German and Korean coming. Mandarin for Taiwan, Cantonese for Hong Kong, and both Mandarin and Cantonese for mainland China.
“We’re now taking local search, which was US-only in iOS 5, around the world.”
“We’re taking Siri beyond the iPhone 4S and we’re bringing it to the new iPad.”Yes, the NEW iPad, not the old ones.
Okay, moving on to Facebook integration. “We have been working very closely with Facebook to create the best Facebook integration ever in a mobile device.”(Facebook, could live again!!)Just like Twitter, sign in once and those credentials will be shared.You can post pics from Photos, sites from Safari, locations from Maps…You name it, you can clutter up your friends’ feeds with it.You can talk to your phone of course to do it, and it’s a public API, so others can easily integrate with Facebook.
“But we didn’t stop there. We’ve also integrated it with the App Store, so now you can like apps and see which apps your friends like.” Can do that elsewhere in iTunes, too.Contact syncing included as well! All the more reason to give Facebook more of your personally identifiable information.And yes, all that integration for the Mac, too.
Okay, time to talk about the Phone app. “You’ve probably been in a meeting before where you can’t answer it right now, and you wish you could easily text them back a message or be reminded later…”There’s a new control for an incoming call. Slide that up and you can get reminded later or send a message back.There are easy buttons for easy things like “call me later” and you can also have smart reminders.There’s one called “remind me when I leave” and, as soon as you leave your current location you’ll instantly get a message telling you to call them!Another new feature. “Do not disturb.”Any push notifications will be muted and the screen won’t light up. They’ll all be there, but they won’t disturb your beauty rest.
You can also screen your phone calls, ignoring all or just letting in a few people. You can also set it so that if someone calls you multiple times, regardless of who they are, they’ll get through.
Now it’s FaceTime. “FaceTime is the best way to have a video conference with someone, but there is one catch: it only works over WiFi.”FaceTime over cellular!You can provide a phone number and Apple ID, so you can answer that call on your iPad or even your Mac! Same goes for iMessages.
“Next up is Safari. Safari is the best and most popular web browser on the planet.”“We are making it even better.”He’s talking about the iCloud Tabs feature that we saw earlier, so that you can get to your desktop tabs from your phone.Now there’s the Offline Reading List. Add anything to your Reading List and it’ll download and cache it.You can upload photos quickly and easily to sites like Shutterfly and something called Smart App Banners.“A lot of you have built great apps in the App Store, but you also have websites.”The phone can now bring up a notification that an app exists and, tapping the banner shuttles you right to the App Store.
The browser can also push URLs to the app so that users can pick up where they left off.And, if you go landscape, you get fullscreen support.
Now we’re talking Photo Stream.“It is the best way to get all of your photos to all of your devices… and now with iOS 6 we’re adding shared photo streams.”“It’s really simple: just choose the photos you’d like to share, choose the friends with whom you’d like to share them, and that’s it. You’re done.”The friends get a push notification and will see an album. Folks can comment on those photos. These appear in iPhoto or Aperture or can be browsed on Windows and even in Apple TV.
Now, a new feature: VIPsMessages are highlighted on your lock screen, stars appear in the app and there’s a VIP mailbox that their messages go into directly.There’s also an easy way to insert photos or video into the compose window and you can open password protected Office docs on iOs.Finally, pull to refresh messages. That was much more heartily received.
Time for a new app: Passbook. “Passbook is the simplest way to get all of your passes in one place.”We’re looking at United boarding passes, store cards in My Cards and even Fandango tickets.“Passbook takes all of these passes and combines them together in one place, and integrates it right into the OS, and they are beautiful.”That could make frequent flying just a little easier, depending on how many airlines choose to support it.There’s a Starbucks card, Amtrak, Apple Store card…United is onboard, and if you have multiple boarding passes on one trip they’re grouped together. When you delete them there’s a little shredding animation. It is, therefore, totally secure.You can set a location so that if you’re near your favorite Starbucks the card will appear on the lock screen.The United ticket now pushes a notification with a new gate and, tap that you go to your ticket. It is, naturally, updated.(Big Business!!!)
Moving on to Guided Access. “We’re really proud of how the accessibility community has been adopting iOS devices.”“We want to make that experience even better.”He’s talking about autistic children using the iPad. Using Guided Access parents can disable on-screen controls so that the child doesn’t accidentally exit the app.Teachers can use single-app mode to keep students from exiting from a test app. Museums can keep apps locked into their display apps.
Maps time, now!“In iOS 6, we have built an entire new mapping solution from the ground up, and it is beautiful.”“This is a world-wide effort.”“Beautiful, beautiful maps. Now, part of Maps is local search… we have already ingested more than 100 million business listings”Info cards are very well populated, there’s the Yelp integration in there too.“We’re also building a traffic service.” It’s a simple presentation, with red bars showing traffic slowdowns and icons showing construction, accidents, etc.More importantly, that traffic data comes from “anonymous, realtime” information from iOS users. Yes, Apple knows your speeding.“We are also building in turn-by-turn navigation.”It’s official. We’re seeing the 3D presentation. Traffic is monitored in realtime, with the ETA updated dynamically. If you need to be re-routed, that’ll be offered as a pop-up notification.That also works from your lock screen, so you can see the directions even when connected.“And of course we’ve integrated it with Siri, so you can just ask Siri to take you somewhere, and you’re on your way.”You can also ask things like “Where can I get gas?” and it’ll find some along the way!There’s also a 3D flyover view of cities, something so good we have to see a demo of it ourselves.This is very, very similar to what Google announced at its own event last week.Maps are vector-based, again like Google Maps. There’s quick rotating and zooming with gestures. Zoom in far enough and 3D pops up. There’s very, very quick tapping through info cards. It’s incredibly smooth.This is on an iPad, by the way.We’re zooming in, rotating, zooming out again and popping into satellite view. And, finally, flyover.He chose the Transamerica Pyramid here and it appeared in a fully satellite-wrapped 3D view and started to spin around it. Graphics look quite clear here, but then we’re a long way from the screen.We’re hopping down to the Sydney Opera House and doing the same basic thing.You can lower the view and see the whole city in the background. Graphics look quite good. Audience is eating this up. We heard a few “wows” and “Google Maps is screwed” comments.Now we’re seeing some turn-by-turn directions, we’re simulating driving to Coit Tower up on telegraph Hill.We get three options and, who else, it’s Siri giving you the directions.Tap on “overview” and you see the whole route, which you can zoom and pan over.It’s nothing different than Google Maps, but cleaner and, it seems, smoother. How smooth it is on an iPhone remains to be seen. Again, that was all on an iPad. But, knowing Apple, it’ll be slick!!Okay, demo over and Scott is running through a few other features.
There are challenges in Game Center, much like Achievements in Xbox Live.
They’re working on “Made for iPhone” hearing aids even, certified hearing assistance.
New signatures coming for personal vs. work email accounts.
There’s a “Lost Mode” for iOS devices. Send a phone number and it’ll show a notification on the screen. If anyone finds it they’ll tap, it’ll dial that number automatically.
And, all the Chinese-market features are coming to iOS 6 as well. Baidu, Todou, Youku, etc.
Scott is now running through all the new APIs for Pass Kit, Reminders, etc.
There’s in-app purchases as well.
“iOS 6 is a great release for all of our developers, and we’re giving out a beta release to all of our developers today.”(what about Us??)It ships this fall, supports 3GS and greater iPhones, 2nd generation iPads and newer, and the 4th generation iPod touch.(ahhh, Ok)
Recaps;Pro’s(“radical”), Mac’s(“It’s the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”), Mountain lion(“OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of the world’s best desktop operating system.”), Mac OS X(“It’s the best OS X yet.”), iOS 6(“iOS 6 with 200 new features added to the world’s best mobile operating system.”).“Only Apple could make such amazing hardware, software and services. We are so proud of these products because they are perfect examples of what Apple does best. And, ultimately, it’s why people choose to come and work at Apple — and with Apple.”“To do the very best work of their lives. To great great products that empower people to do great things. To make a difference in so many lives around the world. The products we make, combined with the apps you make, can fundamentally change the world.”“Thank you very much for coming and for joining us.”
That’s It….For Now, look through the Pics I took From Engadget(Thank You Tim & Darren).
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