This year’s Apple Keynote that’s being delivered by none other than Apple’s main front man, Steve Jobs is underway. Here you’ll find the latest updates on what’s being announced, although you probably already know that if you’ve been following tech2. We’ll be updating this article live so stay tuned to this space as our tech2 correspondent Siddhartha Banerjee brings you live updates on what’s going on at the Moscone centre in San Francisco, California.
Standing ovation for Steve
Steve is leaving. Keynote over.
Launching iTunes Match $24.99 yearly with all the benefits of iTunes on cloud. Songs that you have in your iTunes library that iTunes can't match because you've ripped them, iTunes will match it with 256 kpbs AAC DRM version.
The famous quote: “One more thing”
5 gb of free storage on iCloud. Launching developer beta today. iTunes on cloud launching today for everyone
iTunes moving to iCloud for multiple device use. Buy music on one device, use it on all
Photo stream on iCloud. Photos can be synced across devices and the last 1000 photos will be stored on servers for 30 days. In the meantime, users should download them to their devices.
iCloud now stores APIs. Developers rejoice
The final three apps on iCloud: the first of which is Documents on cloud
Steve is explaining how iCloud works. He says, “It just works”. He's talking about back-up on iCloud. Content will be backed up wirelessly to the cloud once a day.
iCloud stores all the content in the cloud and pushes it to all the devices. The apps from Mobile Me, Mail, Contacts and Calendar, will be rewritten from ground up for iCloud. MobileMe will cease to exist and iCloud will be free.
Steve is back for iCloud. “Keeping these devices in sync is driving us crazy” says Steve, “iCloud is not a hard drive in the Cloud”.
iOS 5 will ship to all of our customers this fall with support for iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2, plus the third and fourth generation of iPod touch.
Some of the new updates will include wireless syncing of devices with iTunes, wireless mirroring between devices and HD/Smart TVs via AirPlay, new dev tools,etc.
Aside from these 1 highlighted features there about 200+ more on their way with iOS updates.
Can be used from both your iPhone and your own iPad since it’s supported by both same conversations can be carried out on both devices without losing a beat
The iMessage service supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and works over Wi-Fi and 3G.
The iMessage service is quite similar to BBM or WhatsApp universal messenger as it also shows deliver receipts and tying indication, read receipts as well as Push services.
iMessage will allow users to send images, videos, contact details across to other iOS users (not device centric) besides just text.
You’ve heard of BBM, well here’s iMessage, Apple’s version of BlackBerry’s popular messaging service.
Games can now be bought right from the Game Centre app.
Game Centre will now also be able to suggest games for you and friends as well.
Moving on is the update to Apple’s Game Centre, their gaming hub. Scot takes on Microsoft with a line to the effect of Apple having 50 mil Game Centre users in nine months while Xbox Live has been around for much longer and has 30 mil users.
OTA updates, a boon to the wireless lovers in the community. Also no need to hook up your devive to iTunes for activation it’s all on board.
iOS 5 also brings a new on-screen keyboard that splits up into to parts for those using iPads and prefer using their thumbs.
The Dictionary feature can actually be used across iOS 5 – select a word, press and hold in pop-up menu select define to pull up word’s meaning.
The new mail set up also includes Indentation control
It's time to rid ourselves of the wire
Time for no. 7 in the list of iOS features – email with better search options, rich-text formatting, flagging, dragging messages, dragging address and a built in dictionary.
The camera settings also include grid lines now, pinch to zoom in app and image editing built-in
Those using a passcode to unlock their handsets can still use the camera but won’t have access to the images as a failsafe. The volume up button can now be used as a shutter release as well.
A camera button has now been added to the lock screen of the device for quick access to the app.
It’s time now for the camera updates and things are looking interesting.
The Reminders app also can be synced with corresponding devices and features a built in calculator and simple reminder, scheduling options.
No. 5 on the iOS list of updates is Reminders with the option to geotag notes
Safari Reader essentially collects all the text on a page your viewing and make it easier to read.
Safari will now come with tabbed browsing much like the desktop version.
iOS update no. 4 is with the Safari Browser with the addition of the Safari Reader tab and reda it later option to save pages’ links.
Twitter will also be integrated into your contacts list for those listed there that are on twitter.
New twitter integration will allow sending images to account from the camera or gallery via Tweet option.
iOS 5 feature no. 3 is Twitter integration with apps etc. with single log in usable across the bar.
The app is integrated with the homescreen and all your paid subscriptions show up in neat rows similar to papers/magazines at a newsstand, hence the name
Scott now shows off Newstand for magazine and online paper subscriptions
Little X marks the spot to remove notification from this space.
Notifications also appear on lock screen now with slide option to access them.
Small animation will show up and disappear to indicate notifications are present, but won’t disturb your current task.
Google’s little droid must be snickering in the corner with the Notification Centre layout.
Enter Notification Centre that gathers all your notifications in one place, accessible by swiping down from the top.
No. 1 on the iOS list is making notifications a lot simpler that those “annoying pop-ups”.
It's time now for iOS5, what we've been waiting for. Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple Inc will be showing off the upadte that's got 15oo APIs..
Lion 4 GB is size, Lion will cost $29.99. Lion Available for all in JULY
No more optical disk for LION, Available ONLY on Mac App Store
10.3 am, PST
3000 new API's for Dev
10.34 am, PST
Top 10 features of Lion
Msgs on Mail look like msg on iPad
Last demo Mail
Phil talking about searching on Mail
No 10 Mail
N.o. 9 Air Drop
Phil is back
Showing merging multiple versions
Lion Versions (history) demo
Lion Auto Save Demo
Another Demo. Craig back on stage for the demo
Extension of Auto save
No. 8 Versions
Background saving on background with Lion
No. 7 Auto Save
No 6. Resume
Mac App Store that's No 4
Mac App Store No.1 App buying software
Demo Mission Control
Full Screen photo booth demo
Demo by Craig Federighi
No. 3 Mission Control
Showing eg. iCal on full screen
No. 2 Full Screen apps
Full screen apps
Multi touch gestures That's no. 1
10 to cover
250 New features
Showing on screen Mac OS X LION
Mac has outgrown industry every 5 yaers
Over 120 sessions
Steve is on the stage
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09.52 am, PST
Almost everyone's wearing WWDC jacket with No. 11 on the back
What a line!
Ladies and gentlemen get ready, it's almost time