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It’s that time again! This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s own Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil everything they’ve worked so hard to keep secret for the past many months.

We’ll be seeing iOS 7 for the first time — thats pretty much certain. But what else? Will we see a new version of OS X? New MacBooks? Apple’s fabled Pandora competitor, perhaps?

You’ll have to tune in to find out. We’re live at the keynote, and we’ll be bringing you all of the news as it breaks with our up-to-the-second live blog.

The keynote is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PT (12PM Central, 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM London), but we’ll be bringing you photos and commentary from the scene beginning at about 9 AM — so get here early!

WWDC 13 Coverage

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201312:01 pm

And that’s all, folks! Thanks for tuning in!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201312:01 pm

We’ve rolled into a new ad based on Apple’s ‘signature’ — their focus on design ‘impacting lives.’

The ad will start airing on TV tonight.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:59 am

Tim Cook: I’d like to remind everyone that our Goal at Apple is to make really great products, things to improve people’s lives. The words you saw in that video are more than just words; they’re the words we live by. You see them reflected in our products over the years, in the products we showed today, and the products we show in the future.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:59 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:58 am

Tim Cook has retaken the stage to recap everything they’ve announced today: OS X Mavericks, the new Mac Pro, iWork for iCloud, iOS 7, and iTunes Radio

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:57 am

Devices supported by iOS 7: iphone 4 and later, ipad 2 and later, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch 5th gen or later

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:57 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:57 am

Only for iPhone at first, though – iOS 7 for iPad will be coming in a few weeks

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:56 am

iOS 7 will be available to developers beginning today

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:56 am

Some of the new features available to developers: Inter-app audio, UI Dynamics, 60-fps video capture, 3d Map view, AirDrop sharing

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:56 am

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:55 am

“With Activation Lock, if a thief tries to turn off Activation Lock, or even if they’ve wiped the device entirely, they won’t be able to activate it”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:55 am

Some of the other features coming to iOS 7: Facetime and iMessages blocking, Per App VPN, cross-device notification sync, Tencent Weibo sharing support, and something Apple calls “Activation Lock”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:55 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:53 am

Any song played through iTunes radio can be purchased with one click, and will be supported on iOS, Apple TV, and the Mac

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:52 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:52 am

He types in “Led Zeppelin” — it starts playing ‘Whole Lotta Love’. He skips to the next song, ‘Gimme Shelter’ by The Rolling Stones. So yeah, this is very, very much a Pandora competitor.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:51 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:51 am

“But it’s not JUST featured stations. You can create your own [based on artists, genre, or song]”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:51 am

He taps ‘Summer Songs’, and “One More Night” by Maroon 5 starts playing. From there, you’re able to share that station with your friends, or create a new station based around that artist.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:50 am

“The first thing you notice, we’ve got a set of ‘featured stations’ that show the music that is trending on Twitter right now, or, in this case, the music you’ll hear this week at WWDC. But right now, I feel like listening to Summer Songs”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:50 am

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:50 am

“Today, though, we’re introducing a whole new feature for the Music App: iTunes Radio”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:50 am

The Music app has been completely overhauled to match the new interface

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:49 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:48 am

The “Update All” button in the app store? Gone! The App Store will now update your apps automatically.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:48 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:47 am

iOS can now push a special new interface to your car’s touchscreen.

Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy, Kia, Hyundai, and many others will be integrating this new functionality

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:47 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:47 am

“95% of the cars being sold today have integrated iPhone playback control. But what if you could get iOS right on the screen of your car?”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:46 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:46 am

Next up: iOS in the car

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:46 am

New things you can do with Siri:
– Play last voicemail
– Toggle settings
– Access wikipedia data through Siri without launching into the browser

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:45 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:45 am

The new voice is considerably more… human. It supports both male and female voices, in english, french, and german. Good night, robo-siri:(

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:45 am

“First, We’ve got an all new voice of Siri.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:45 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:45 am

First up: Siri

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:44 am

Eddie Cue has taken the stage to talk about integration

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:44 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:43 am

Photo streams can now be shared and managed by multiple people, allowing, for example, for multiple family members to add photos to the same photo stream

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:43 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:43 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:42 am

When you’re zoomed out so far that the photos are tiny (like in the Year view, shown below), you can tap and “scrub” across your photos to bring each one up in a magnified view.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:42 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:42 am

You can scroll back to zoom out from a moment, and expand its range. You can zoom from a view showing all of the photos taken at a location, to all of the photos taken on that day, all the way out to all of the photos taken in a certain year

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:41 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:41 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:41 am

Photos in iOS 7 are now automatically organized into “Moments”, which break up the endlessly-scrolling list that you’re probably used to. “Moments” are determined by day, or location.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:40 am

iOS 7’s new Camera now has filters built in

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:40 am

On to the camera: You now swipe the screen to jump from mode to mode (stills, photos, panoramic),

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:39 am

AirDrop is built into the “Share” sheet, the same method you’d previously use to send something to Mail or another app.

“Your nearby friends just show up here. Tap them, and your content is shared There’s no need to walk around the room, you know, bumping phones” [A jab at Android’s use of NFC]

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:38 am

Also coming to iOS 7: AirDrop, Apple’s super-simple solution for sharing pics from device to device wirelessly

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:38 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:38 am

Onto multitasking: You double tap the home button, and you’ll see a view with the icons of each running app at the bottom, and a preview of each app above it”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:37 am

There’s a crazy new tab interface. Once you’ve tapped the tabs button in the lower right, it zooms out to show all of your tabs in a 3D, scrolling interface. Tabs can be dragged and rearranged, or swiped away (Android/webOS card style)

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:37 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:36 am

Built into the unified search bar is a screen that shows your bookmarks, your reading list, and a “Shared” list that pulls the most popular stuff from your social networks.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:35 am

As he taps the “Unified Search Bar’, a translucent pane with all of his favorite sites overlays the content area.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:34 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:34 am

Next up: new Safari. It defaults to a fullscreen look. If you tap on the top bar, you get an input box that is both your URL input and a search bar.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:33 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:33 am

App developers can also send “push triggers”, which tell a background app that it’s time to update.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:32 am

It’ll also take advantage of “Opportunistic Updates”, like when you’ve got your device unlocked or when you have particularly strong WiFi/Cell signal

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:32 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:32 am

“So how does it work? Imagine you have an app that you use for.. I don’t know, social networking. You’re checking it all day. iOS 7 notices, and gives it more background cycles.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:31 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:31 am

“On iOS 4, we added support for select applications to do multitasking. Now, in iOS 7.. we now have multitasking FOR ALL APPS”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:31 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:31 am

When you swipe up from the bottom of the device, you now have one-click access to airplane mode, wifi/bluetooth toggles, volume, music playback, and a flashlight (Sorry, all ten million flashlight apps!)

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:30 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:30 am

“We’ve got 10 features we want to look at today. First up: control center”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:30 am

“That’s just a quick look at iOS 7. It’s a complete redesign of iOS. Installing iOS 7 is like getting a completely new interface — but one you already know how to use”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:30 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:29 am

The new notification center has a “Today” view, an “All” view, and a “Missed” view. The today view shows your calendars, your stocks, the weather, and a small preview of tomorrow at the bottom.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:29 am

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:28 am

Folders on the home screen can now have multiple pages

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:28 am

The new Calendar is all based around pinching to zoom from screen to screen; you can pinch out to go from a day view to a week view, and from a week view to a month view.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:26 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:26 am

The new weather app looks a looooot like new Yahoo’s Weather App. I wouldn’t be surprised if it IS Yahoo’s app, given that Yahoo had provided all of the data for the original Weather App

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:26 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:25 am

As rumored, every app has been overhauled for the new flat design theory.

“Look at Game Center! We ran out of green felt.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:25 am

The lockscreen has been entirely overhauled; the slider bar is gone. Instead, it’s now a fullscreen image with a “Slide Up To Unlock” prompt. It’s a bit like Windows Phone 8’s, at first glance.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:25 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:24 am

Craig has retaken the stage to do a more indepth look at iOS 7

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:23 am

Tim Cook comes back on stage; he gets a standing ovation. The room goes quiet. Someone yells, “I LOVE YOU”. He laughs. “Uh.. Thank you!”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:23 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:22 am

Almost every UI element they showed that would once block content — like video controls — is now translucent

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:22 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:22 am

“With what we’ve been able to achieve together, we see iOS 7 as defining a new direction, and in many ways, as defining a new beginning”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:22 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:22 am

New app switcher! App previews are shown on screen as you slide smoothly from app to app

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:21 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:21 am

Hah, the UI now responds to gyroscopic movement; as you turn the phone, the angle and lighting of the entire UI adjusts.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:21 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:20 am

The keyboard is now translucent, showing the content behind it.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:20 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:20 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:20 am

A slide up drawer brings up setting toggles, a volume slider

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:19 am

There’s a new lockscreen — you slide up to unlock. Everything is, much, much flatter in design.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:19 am

The video pans across Apple’s many products, with Ive talking over it: “We’ve always thought of a design as the way something looks. But it’s the whole thing; the way something works on so many levels. Ultimately, of course, design defines so much of our experience”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:18 am

Here comes the new design!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:18 am

“iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone. It’s packed with amazing new features, and amazing new interface.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:18 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:17 am

“Today, it’s a great pleasure to announce iOS 7″

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:17 am

He rails on Android for allowing its users to get stuck on old operating systems;

“The most popular OS in the world is iOS. The second? A version of Android that was released in 2010.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:16 am

“Over 93% of users are on the latest version of iOS. This is a stark difference from the world of Android”, as a slide showing Android’s OS install base takes the screen.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:16 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:15 am

Customer Satisfaction on iOS, according to a recent J.D Power study, is at 97%. 73% of users considers themselves “Very satisfied”, says Cook.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:15 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:14 am

iOS users also buy more. On Black Friday, iOS/iPhone users bought more on their devices than users of all other Android devices combined.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:14 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:13 am

He recaps a recent Experian study, showing that iPhone users use their phones 50% more than Android users.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:13 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:13 am

“Thats extraordinary, and we’re proud of it — but it’s not what drives us. We want to make the best products, that people love more than anyone else’s”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:13 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:12 am

“We have now sold over 600M iOS devices. It’s incredible.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:12 am

Next up: iOS!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:12 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:12 am

iCloud for iWorks will be available in a developer preview today, expanding to all users “later this year”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:11 am

Yep, sure enough — it’s Keynote, in the browser, running on Windows. Jokes aside, both IE and Chrome are supported.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:11 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:11 am

“Alright, so there’s an internet explorer window here… aaaand lets go ahead and close that and open Chrome” [crowd laughs]

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:11 am

“So, i bet you’re wondering: how does this work on Windows? Lets see”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:11 am

He’s demonstrating Keynote now. Across all three Apps, things are super responsive and work much like you’d expect a native app to work.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:09 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:09 am

Yowza! We’re an hour and ten minutes into the keynote, and nary a word about iOS 7 yet. This is gonna be a long one!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:09 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:08 am

From the icons on screen, it looks like iWorks for iCloud supports at least Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:08 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:08 am

He’s now demonstrating Pages in the browser. He adjusts the fonts, tweaks some formatting.. but then drag-and-drops and image from his desktop, right into the in-browser document. The text all reformats itself around the image on-the-fly, as native Pages would. Snazzy!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:07 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:06 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:06 am

It’s iWork in the browser, allowing you to create/edit documents in your browser

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:06 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:06 am

But today, I want to introduce a new member of our family: iWork for iCloud

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:05 am

“Later this year, we’ll have awesome new releases of both our Mac and iOS [iWork] suites”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:05 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:05 am

“Today, we want to share with you how we’re deeply integrating iCloud into iWork”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:04 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:04 am

7.4 trillion push notifications have been sent through Apple’s servers so far.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:04 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:04 am

Game Center now has 240,000,000 users. Surprise!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:04 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:03 am

“We’ve now passed 300M icloud accounts, making iCloud the fastest growing cloud service ever. By comparison, it took Facebook 5 years to reach this point.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:03 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:03 am

Tim: “Next, I want to talk about iCloud”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:03 am

“And that’s… the Mac Pro. Back to you, Tim!”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:02 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:02 am

Phil Schiller: The Mac Pro will be designed and built in the USA

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:02 am

Plus, one extra snazzy trick: when you turn it, the ports on the back light up to help you plug things in.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:02 am

He shows the back: It’s got gigabit ethernet, 4 usb ports, 6 thunderbolt ports

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:02 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:01 am

He shows it side by side with the old Mac Pro; the old Mac Pro dwarfs it. The new one is less than 1/8 the volume of the original.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:01 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:00 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:00 am

The new workstation-grade GPUs are up to 2.5x faster than the last generation, with 384-bit memory buses, 528 GBps total bandwidth, and support 4K displays

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:00 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201311:00 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201311:00 am

“It’s got the all new Thunderbolt 2, which is up to 2x faster than Thunderbolt 1. It can support 6 devices per port, and is completely backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1″

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:59 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:59 am

“The new Mac Pro has DOUBLE the CPU performance of the last. It has the fastest RAM we’ve ever used, double the performance of the last generation. Internal storage is all flash — not just any Flash, but PCIe based Flash. It’s got 1.25 GBps reads, and 1.0 GBps writers”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:59 am

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:58 am

Phil Schiller: Can’t innovate any more? My ass!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:57 am

The new Mac Pro is shown; it’s super glossy, and cylindrical

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:57 am

Rock music! Loud noises! Really really close up product shots!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:56 am

[we cut to a video, with deafening bass]

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:56 am

“This product is so cool.. I’m, well, going to go a bit over the top and give it a grand introduction unlike anything we’ve done before.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:56 am

“Our most advanced users just want to get their hands on the most powerful, most expandable computer we make.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:55 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:55 am

A new slide rolls in: Mac Pro.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:55 am

“We don’t usually do this, but we’d like to give you a sneak peek of something we’re working on. Just because you’re 6000 of my closest friends”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:55 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:54 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:54 am

The 11inch Macbook Air starts at 999, with the 13 inch starting at 1099

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:53 am

“Of course, you’d need something to talk with that. We’re happy to announce a new series of Airport base stations. We’ve got a new Airport Extreme, as well as a new Airport Time Capsule.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:53 am

“We’ve also improved the wifi, adding 802.11ac. The new WiFi chip can now run as much as 3x faster as 802.11n.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:53 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:53 am

“If you like movies, you can watch almost the entire trilogy of Lord Of The Rings.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:52 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:52 am

“But the biggest benefit is battery life. The 11 inch will go from 5 hours of battery life up to 9 hours of battery life. The 13-inch goes from 7 hours… to 12 hours.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:52 am

The new Macbook Air is based on a new Intel 4th Gen chip, Haswell. It has more energy-efficient CPUs, 40% faster graphics performance, and twice the “GPU execution units”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:52 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:51 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:51 am

Phil: I’d like to talk to you about the Macbook Air. In the age of the iPad, what is the future of the notebook? We’ve updated with an entirely new line of Macbook Airs. This new line delivers something we’ve always wanted in this line: all day battery life.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:50 am

Phil Schiller has taken the stage to talk about the Mac

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:50 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:50 am

It’ll be released for the general public this fall

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:50 am

OS X Mavericks preview will be available for developers today.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:50 am

He’s moved on to demonstrating iBook textbooks on the mac. If you’ve used these college textbooks on the mac, much of the functionality is here; you can drop notes into the text (they show up in the sidebar), and interact with all sorts of things (a microscopic view of a leaf and its cells, for example) provided by the publisher.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:49 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:49 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:48 am

Calendar can now account for getting from location to location (if you provide the addresses), and will adjust your calendar accordingly based on if you plan to walk, or drive. It can also automatically alert you (on both your Mac and iPhone) when it determines that you’ll need to leave one scheduled event to make it to the next.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:48 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:47 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:47 am

He pops back into calendar.

“Look! Even without all that stitching, everything just stays in place! Engineering!” (another jab at Skeuomorphism)

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:46 am

He gets directions from the Eiffel Tower to the city center, taps a button, and instantly sends the route to his iPhone.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:46 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:45 am

“I can add this location to my bookmarks, and it’s synced across all of my devices.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:45 am

Steve moves into demonstrating Maps for OS X. He zooms down to the Eiffel Tower, then drops into a 3D mode. He rotates around the Eiffel Tower.

“Look, you can even see right through the Eiffel Tower. The data here is just beautiful

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:44 am

“You’ll have access to the full library; all 1.8 million books on the iBook store. It supports iBooks Textbooks, and it’s a wonderful place to take notes”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:43 am

“Finally, we’re bringing iBooks to the Mac.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:43 am

“We’re also providing a developer SDK, so you can bring mapping functionality into your apps as well.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:43 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:43 am

With new Maps for OS X, You can set up a route on your mac, then send it directly to your iPhone.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:43 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:43 am

Next: OS X is getting a Maps app.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:43 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:42 am

Skeuomorphism, gone!

“Absolutely no cows were harmed in the making of this calendar”, jabbing at the old calendar’s funny leather motif

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:42 am

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Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:42 am

Next up: a new calendar

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:42 am

The OS X App Store will now automatically update apps for you in the background.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:41 am

You can also choose to subscribe to alerts on your iOS device on your Mac

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:41 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:41 am

You can now react to notifications right within the notification. With an iMessage notification, for example, you can reply in line. With emails, you can choose to delete or reply.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:41 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:41 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:40 am

“Next, some improvements to notifications.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:40 am

Your passwords can now be synced to your iCloud account, with 256-bit AES encryption. When you’re signing up to a page, Safari can suggest a password — once it makes one, it’s automatically synced across all of your iCloud devices.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:40 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:39 am

The screen cuts to a monitor with a bunch of post-its. “These… solutions are not recommended”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:39 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:39 am

Next up on the OS X feature list: iCloud Keychain.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:39 am

We’re now looking at Top Sites, the new Safari homepage. When you first click in, it shows your book marks; bring out the slide out drawer on the left, and you can quickly peruse through your “reading list”, much like an RSS reader. As he scrolls to the bottom of one article, it automatically pulls in the next one on your reading list.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:37 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:37 am

He drops into a demo of famo.us, which is a pretty intense CSS 3D demo. A power meter on the right shows its CPU usage; it’s about half way. He hides the window behind iTunes — the meter plummets.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:37 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:36 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:36 am

Steve is now demonstrating OS X Maverick’s new accelerated scrolling; he scrolls through Mail. “Look at that, 60 frames per second, it’s beautiful.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:35 am

New Safari now uses far less memory, and less energy.

“When you compare [Safari’s energy usage] to Firefox, it’s actually kind of sad.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:35 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:34 am

Next up, we’re moving onto Safari. “In the new Safari, we’ve got a brand new top site, where all of your bookmarks are stored.”

But they’ve also introduced a “reading list” feature to the home page, which looks like a snazzy reader. You can quickly jump from story to story “Without touching the mouse”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:34 am

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Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:32 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:32 am

“Next, lets talk about your memory. Nothing affects your Mac like its ability to use free memory. In the past, we’d have to write inactive memory to disk — a very slow process. Now, we can just compress inactive memory in place, freeing up all of that space instantly. As a result, we’re able to do things like improve the wake time by up to 1.5x”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:32 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:31 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:31 am

“When you look at battery life on your computer, the real battery killer is CPU Load. When you look under the hood at CPU usage, it’s not a smooth line — it’s high use, low use, and back. All of that back and forth actually uses a lot of power. In Mavericks, we smooth out this usage; in doing so, we decrease these spikes by up to 70%”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:30 am

“Now, I’d like to talk about some of the advanced technology in Mavericks. In Mavericks, we’ve introduced a whole host of features that address and improve [battery life]”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:30 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:29 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:29 am

TV’s connected to Apple TV can be used as an additional display, wirelessly, with all of the multi-display functionality demo’d so far

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:29 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:28 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:28 am

He’s moving into demonstrating the multiple display functionality; each screen has its own dock, its own menu bar, and apps can be fullscreened independently. Finally! This is how multi-display should have been done.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:27 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:26 am

“And if I want to create a new tag, on-the-fly? Just type it in. It creates it, it’s automatically on categorized in Finder, you can give it a label color, of course, and you’re done.”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:26 am

Steve creates a document, and saves it into a random folder, with the “Important” tag. He drops into the “Important” tag section of his finder window — and boop, there it is.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:26 am

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:25 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:25 am

Greg: Oh my god, OS X’s windowing system just got a million times more usable.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:24 am

You can also now pan your Spaces independently on each screen.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:24 am

Your menu bar goes across multiple displays, your dock operates across multiple displays, you can full screen on one and leave the other open.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:23 am

Next up: Multiple displays. The crowd cheers again. “Hah! We’re not giving you guys all free multiple displays, calm down”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:23 am

So you can tag all your Work-related files with “Work”, and it’ll show up in a “Work” tag that lives on the left side of the finder window

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:23 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:23 am

Also new to OS X: Files can now be tagged

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:23 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:22 am

Finder windows, the windowing system OS X uses for folder navigation, now uses tabs. Windows can be drag and dropped on top of each other.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:22 am

The crowd cheers for Finder Tabs.

“Heh. Sounds like you guys know how this is going to work”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:22 am

“OS X Mavericks has great new apps, and enhancements that we think will really appeal to our power users. First up: Finder Tabs”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:22 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:21 am

Next OS X will be called OS X Mavericks

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:21 am

“Okay, maybe not. That could be a bit of a dead end. So for the name, we wanted to think of the next 10 years. So we thought of something that inspires us: Here. California.”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:21 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:21 am

“Today, we’d like to present: OS X… Sea.. lion?”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:20 am

“We don’t want to be the first development team to be delayed by the lack of big cats”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:20 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:20 am

“We’ve had 9 releases of OS X now. Every one of them is named after a big cat. At release number ten… we… have a problem”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:20 am

Cook: “With that, I’d like to talk about what we’re doing with OS X”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:19 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:19 am

Cook: We sold over 27 million copies of Mountain Lion. 38% of our users are already on it.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:19 am

Cook: “But for us, it’s never been about making the most. We want to be number one in customer satisfaction”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:18 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:18 am

Cook: “If you look at 5 year growth, the Mac is at an amazing 100%. The PC is at a paltry 18%”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:18 am

Cook: Lets talk about the mac. The mac user base is now incredibly strong, at 72 million. We launched a new iMac last year, and it’s already the #1 PC in the world. We launched a new Macbook, and it’s the #1 notebook.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:18 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:17 am

Tim Cook retakes the stage. “I’d like to show more demos of more apps, but we simply don’t have time. But I want to thank all of you for being here, and making such incredible apps”

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:17 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:17 am

Holy crap, that was cool. It was like the electric, on-rails race track toys of the 80s mashed up with a racing video game. What a total trip.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:16 am

“Collision mode, enabled!”

One of the cars’ logic is set to be malicious, and it immediately crashes everyone else off the road.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 201310:16 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:15 am

The assistant takes over one of the cars, and adjusts the logic of the other cars to try to attempt to block his path

Chris Velazco June 10, 201310:15 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:15 am

They place a new car down on the mat; after a few quick bumps into each other, they’re racing around.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:14 am

Wuh oh – demo troubles.

Chris Velazco June 10, 201310:14 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:14 am

The cars are communicating with each other through the iPad; automatically steering, braking, and racing around each other in the real world

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:13 am

Boris’ assistant places a mat on the ground, and places two remote control cars onto the mat. They immediately begin driving themselves around a raceway printed on the mat

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:12 am

Boris Sofman, Co-Founder of Anki has taken the stage.

“With the help of iOS, we’re bring robotics and artificial intelligence out of the labs and into people’s lives. We’re so excited to give you a peek at our first product: Ankidrive”

John Biggs June 10, 201310:12 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:12 am

Tim Cook: “I’d like to introduce you to Anki. They’re launching on iOS for the first time today, with a goal of bringing artificial intelligence and robotics into our daily lives”

Chris Velazco June 10, 201310:11 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:11 am

Tim Cook is quoting Ron Conway: “The app store and iOs ecosystem give budding developers with great ideas the best chance for success”

John Biggs June 10, 201310:11 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:11 am

Cook: $5 Billion of that was in the last year alone. In context, that’s 3X than all other platforms COMBINED.

John Biggs June 10, 201310:10 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:10 am

Cook: We are incredibly proud to announce that we have now paid developers $10 Billion dollars

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:10 am

Cook: We have 375,000 apps that have been built *just* for the ipad, and 575 Million accounts linked to the app store. We have more accounts with credit cards than any store on the internet, as far as we know

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:09 am

Cook: Users have now downloaded 50 Billion apps from the App Store

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:09 am

“We also have some pretty great digital stores. I know that this part is incredibly important for some of you back home. We’ve had the App Store for 5 years, now. Nothing like the App Store existed before. “

John Biggs June 10, 201310:08 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:08 am

The video zooms around through the Berlin store, showing crowds cheering outside and the first Berliners to leave with iPhone in hand

John Biggs June 10, 201310:08 am

John Biggs June 10, 201310:07 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:07 am

“We had our signature crowd at the opening.. and we were so excited about this opening, we made a video.” [Tim rolls into the video of the Berlin store opening]

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:06 am

“We now have 407 stores around the world. We just recently opened this store in Berlin; it’s in a 100 year old building, originally one of the first theaters in Berlin”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:06 am

“Our stores are filled with our colleagues; our stores are filled with those who are passionate about bettering peoples lives. Tens of thousands of school kids pick the local Apple store for their school fieldtrips”

John Biggs June 10, 201310:06 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:05 am

“I’d like to get started this morning with a few updates, beginning with Apple retail”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:05 am

“We have over 6 MILLION developers working with Apple, with over a million of those in the last year”

John Biggs June 10, 201310:05 am

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:04 am

Cook, recapping WWDC successes:
– This is their 24th WWDC
– Developers from 66 countries
– 60%+ of attenders are first timers

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:04 am

“I’m really glad you liked [that video]; those words mean a great deal to us. You’ll see that reflected throughout the show today”

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:03 am

Tim Cook has taken the stage!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:03 am

The video is focusing on perfection; if something isn’t perfect, Apple “starts over”.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:02 am

We’re starting with a video: Everyone is busy making everything; how can anyone perfect anything?

Greg Kumparak June 10, 201310:01 am

And the lights are down!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:46 am

The connectivity situation here is pretty crazy. 4 of the 5 laptops in my view have big ol’ “Server not found” errors showing.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:40 am

Apple’s executive team and their myriad guests are starting to take their seats, so it looks like the show will be startin’ soon

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:38 am

20 more minutes!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20139:24 am

Path’s Dave Morin also here, chatting with Cook and Gore.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20139:22 am

Cook and Al Gore having a tete-a-tete.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20139:21 am

Tim Cook enjoying himself, mingling pre-show.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20139:18 am

Phil Schiller’s handsome mug

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:18 am

Uh oh — 45 minutes to go before the show starts, and WiFi is already getting spotty. Fingers crossed that the network doesn’t tank, folks!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:10 am

And we’re seated! Best seats in the house — Darrell and I threw some elbows to get up here. We’re as close to the stage as media can get, right beside the executive team

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:08 am

People are quite literally sprinting for seats. The ushers are shouting “No running!”, to no avail.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20139:08 am

Apple executive team photo. Who’s your MVP?

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20139:08 am

Doors up!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20138:53 am

One more hour!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:49 am

Press holding area reaching peak density now. We should be going in in around 10 mins.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:36 am

The press crowd grows as we wait to go in. See that big sliding door on the right? Once those open (in about 20 minutes, we’re told), it’s going to be madness.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:30 am

Greg with his liveblog face on

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:24 am

Mystery banner! This one, along with another at the opposite end of the hallway, are still covered up.

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:19 am

All badged up!

Darrell Etherington June 10, 20138:17 am

Segway Woz! Now with less blur!

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:53 am

As is tradition at this point leading up to a keynote, the Apple Store has gone down. They’ve ditched the cute lil’ post-it note they usually use. Lady Skeuomorphism, she is dead!:

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:51 am

Greg: With that said, we’ve got about 2 hours before the keynote begins.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:50 am

Greg: That line, over to the right? It wraps all the way around the building… which takes up an entire San Francisco block. It’s already crazy here.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:49 am

The scene outside:

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:48 am

Woz just (literally) rolled up

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:47 am

Check out the jackets that WWDC attendees get. They’re eeeeeverywheeeere! It’s like a really unintimidating gang.

Greg Kumparak June 10, 20137:46 am

Greg: We’re here! We’ve got a few hours of waiting in line ahead of us and we’re still waiting for our badges, but we’re here!

Greg Kumparak June 9, 201310:53 pm

Hey there! You’re early!

That’s okay, feel free to hang out. The keynote is scheduled to begin at 10 AM Pacific, but we’ll have photos and updates from the scene as soon as things start to get interesting.