Apple’s opening keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 is being live streamed here.
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Not long to go for WWDC 2013 to kick off and we expect to see a whole range of announcements from the Cupertino company. Much of the buzz in the build-up to the event has been around iOS 7 and the redesigned UI for the iPhone, iPad and, possibly, iPod touch. But there’s a lot more in store. To get a better idea of what else you can see at WWDC, check out our roundup of expected announcements.
WWDC 2013 is here!
We could also see a surprise or two, as Apple has been known to do the “One more thing” routine, but we don’t expect too much in terms of hardware. Join us for the live coverage of WWDC at 10:30pm IST.
10:20pm – Less than 10 minutes to go for the scheduled start of WWDC 2013's keynote address, where CEO Tim Cook is expected to talk about the next-gen iOS experience among other new software and services. We hope to see some new hardware too.
10:30pm – Under way
And Tim Cook is out on stage after a short video inaugurating the keynote address. “We are going to have an incredible week,” he says.
10:36pm – App success
Cook talking about the success of the App Store, which turns five next month. “We are incredibly proud this morning to announce we have now paid developers $10 billion.” Woah! That'sa a lot of money for the devs! 5 billion of the payouts came last year alone.
10:41pm – iOS and robots
Cook invites Boris Sofman from Anki to talk about how iOS and robotics can mix. Anki is going to show us Anki drive…oops… the demo failed badly there.
10:45pm – Anki drive
Anki finally get their demo going and the Anki drive is a real-world racing game, where toy cars use AI to outrace each other on a track. Not only that, cars use weapons to damage each other. Users can play against friends, or take on the AI. And it's available today.
10:48pm – Mac time
Cook back on stage and he's going to talk about Macs. “For us it's never been about making the most. We care more that the Mac is number one in customer satisfaction and quality.” Mountain Lion is the best selling release ever with 28 million copies sold.
10:51pm – Mavericks!
Craig Federighi is now on stage to introduce the new OS X version. “We want a name for the next 10 years. It's the places that inspire us here in California. Where OS X is designed.” OS X Mavericks is the first California-themed release from Apple.
OS X Mavericks
10:51pm – Tags and tabs
Mavericks brings a tabbed interface in Finder and tags for files and folders. Tag pages update in realtime and drag-and-drop into tag folders automatically tags files.
10:56pm – Power matters
In Mavericks, Apple has aligned the work of the computer's power transitions and thus reduced CPU activity up to 72%. All this stuff is for the power users. Compressed memory allows rapid compression of the free memory, which increases response time, Apple says.
Features in the new Safari
10:58pm – Safari time
The new Safari has a sidebar bookmarks bar, which also houses the Reading lists and your Twitter and LinkedIn feeds. Federighi says it outperforms both Chrome and Firefox
iBooks on Mavericks
11:03pm – Tweets from your browser
The Twitter integration in Safari means it almost functions like a client. No need to open the web interface.
11:05pm – Keychain
Safari will also get Chrome Sync-like iCloud Keychain feature, which will store your passwords in the cloud and will auto-suggest passwords. It can also remember credit cards.
The new iCloud Keychain password keeper
11:07pm – New notification
Apple has revamped the notification centre too. Now you can reply right through the box to emails, FaceTime chats,and iMessages.
11:09pm – No skeumorphism
Federighi is now showing the new Calendar app. No faux-leather textures anymore. New Calendar app looks really nice and very Apple. Maps is also on OS X, right on the desktop. “We're providing an SDK to add mapping functions to your apps.” Users can push directions from their iPhone to their Mac seamlessly.
11:20pm – On Air
Phil Schiller is now on stage to talk about Macbook Air. Two new versions to be unveiled today. “The MacBook Air is based on Haswell ULT. It's a great processor for battery,” says Schiller and has up to 40 % faster graphics. The 11-inch Air has a supposed battery life of 9 hours, while the 13-inch will get 12 hours. Both come with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. 11-inch starts at $999. 13-inch at $1,099. Both start shipping today.
New Macbook Air range
11:27pm – Mac Pro incoming!
Apple just teased the Mac Pro, a positively tiny desktop PC that's got a lot going for it. “This is the future of the Pro desktop. It is coming later this year. It is designed in California, and assembled here in the US.” It's got four USB 3.0 ports, 6 Thunderbolt ports and dual AMD GPUs. What's more, it's 1/8th the volume of the older model. This one is really exciting.
11:35pm – iWork for iCloud
Apple has announced web-based iWork, their answer to Google Docs. Pages, Numbers and Keynote work in real time in the browser.You can drag and drop Office documents to edit them on iWork for iCloud. “We support Safari, IE, and Chrome,” says Apple, after showing off a bunch of possible scenarios for iWork on the browser.
iWork for iCloud
11:40pm – iOS time!
Tim Cook is back to discuss some iOS. “iPhone users use their phones 50% more than Android users,” he says. Sounds legit!
The new sets of icons and colours
11:43pm – New colours
And we have our first official glimpse of the new OS. Everything about it looks different! Apple has gone with Helvetica as the font. All icons have been redesigned and there's a new palette of colours. The lock screen has also been changed and the slider now goes from bottom to up.
11:50pm – Multitasking and more
There's something totally new about iOS and we, for one, are liking it. It's got a 3D interface, so when you tilt the phone the perspective of the UI element changes. Multi-tasking is WebOS style cards. Swipe up from the bottom and you will find toggles for the most-used settings. The new Notification Center is available on the lockscreen now. In addition, there's a new gesture for users. A swipe from the left edge of the device, moves you back within an app.
The new keyboard and messaging app
11:59pm -Safari for iOS
iOS 7 gets intelligent update scheduling for apps, so the apps that are used most often will pull in updates most often. Safari has a new tab interface and is completely redesigned with one-click access to favourites. In the tabs overview, each tab has its own preview, and you're no longer limited to just eight tabs!
12:04am – A moment for Moments
New Gallery app automatically arranges pictures according to the time and location. each bunch is called a Moment. You can view the gallery zoomed out to see all the pictures you took in a year. It's a very mosaic-ey way of seeing pictures. Once again, a lot of slick animations.
12:11am – Time for Siri
Siri has also seen a revamp in design. Firstly, Siri has a new voice and a male voice too. And it also got new international voices. Users can adjust settings such as brightness via Siri. Users can also search through Twitter and Wikipedia using Siri.
iOS in action inside a car
12:16am – iOS in your car
Apple just showed off how iOS can be used in your car's entertainment system's screen. Loads of car makers will be introducing this functionality in 2014 including the likes of Ferrari, Honda and Mercedes.
iTunes Radio has Led Zeppelin's catalogue of songs
12:18am – New tunes
Apple has extensively redesigned the music app and it's got a much less glossy look to it. Built right into the music app is iTunes Radio. It has featured stations and users can share stations or start new songs based on their favourite stations. Led Zeppelin fans, this is the first streaming service to have music from your favourite band. iTunes Radio is free with ads and completely free for iTunes Match subscribers.
12:30am – Wrap
And Tim Cook wraps things up at the keynote address, but not before we get to see the new Apple TV spots. Nothing you won't be seeing regularly on TV anyway. Watch out for out in-depth coverage of all the major announcements from today.
Publish date: June 10, 2013 10:41 pm| Modified date: January 7, 2014 11:53 am
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