iFans Meta-Liveblog Coverage of WWDC 2013 Keynote

Apple_WWDC_2013_logo_610x368It might have felt like an eternity, but the first Apple event in nearly eight months kicks off today in the form of WWDC 2013. iFans is pleased to provide meta liveblog coverage of the entire WWDC opening keynote at 10:00 AM Pacific (see other time zones here).

Apple has confirmed that it will discuss the future of its iOS and OS X platforms, and we could see a number of other surprises, including some new hardware announcements, in store. Be sure to join the conversation and follow along with our liveblog — no need to refresh — just ahead.

Otherwise, Apple will be live streaming the event on video. Just head over  to the Apple Events site for the video feed.

Tune In Live WWDC

12.15:

Keep an eye on the front page for further WWDC coverage, with an emphasis on the iOS 7 software update. Thanks for tuning in, everyone. A hat tip to Stephen and Jonathan for a successful live blog.

-Joe Rossignol

12.05:

Thanks everyone for tuning in!

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iFans, Joe Rossignol, Stephen Hall, and Jonathan Kizer

-Stephen Hall

12.02:

Alright, well that’s going to wrap it up for me on here. Be sure to join us in the forums and on the frontpage to continue the discussion as more news rolls out this weekend!

 

-Jonathan Kizer

12.01:

And that’s it!

-Jonathan Kizer

12.01:

-Jonathan Kizer

12.00:

Cook’s whole message here seems simple: Apple can and will continue to move forward and innovate, even without Jobs.

-Jonathan Kizer

12.00:

“I’d like to close this morning with a reminder. That our goal at Apple is to make amazing products that our customers love. Really great products that enrich peoples’ lives. The words you saw at the beginning of the show are more than just words to us. They are the values we live by. They drive us. You’ve seen them reflected in our products over the years … And you’ll continue to see them reflected in the products we do over the future.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.59:

Maybe most importantly is the 1500 new APIs, though. That’s what will keep iOS moving forward at a fast rate

-Jonathan Kizer

11.58:

It seems like there really are a lot of useful features included in this release that they didn’t have time to discuss

-Jonathan Kizer

11.57:

iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, 5th generation iPod touch

-Jonathan Kizer

11.56:

“This is a major release for our developers as well. Over 1500 APIs.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.56:

That last feature is Activation Lock, interesting and definitely useful. not really a bombshell though, but hey: thieves beware

-Jonathan Kizer

11.55:

“If a thief tries to turn off find my iPhone or wipe the device, they will not be able to reactivate it.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.55:

FaceTime audio will kill the carriers.

-Stephen Hall

11.55:

“There’s one feature I want to talk about in more detail.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.55:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.54:

Looks like iTunes Radio will also be available on the Mac and PC via an update

-Jonathan Kizer

11.54:

You now have a reason to buy iTunes Match. No ads for subscribers.

-Stephen Hall

11.54:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.54:

“This will be the first streaming service that has Led Zeppelin. So that’s exciting.” So there’s that — which is admittedly pretty cool

-Jonathan Kizer

11.53:

It’s nice. I’m not sure if it will kill Spotify or Rdio for anyone, but Pandora can’t be feeling too confident about its iOS prospects at the moment.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.52:

You can share songs via social networks (a novel idea!), and can buy them from iTunes.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.52:

It’s Pandora with an iTunes buy button. I like this.

-Stephen Hall

11.51:

Pandora competitor, or killer. Well-integrated in to the stock music.app, looks slick and easy-to-use.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.51:

The new “Cover Flow” is far better.

-Stephen Hall

11.50:

“Today we’re introducing an amazing new way to discover music: iTunes Radio.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.50:

-Stephen Hall

11.50:

Automatic App Store updates. iTunes Radio.

-Stephen Hall

11.50:

Auto-updating apps, new App Store design, and we’re on to music!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.49:

-Stephen Hall

11.49:

Cue on App Store: “Find the most popular apps near your current location.”

-Stephen Hall

11.48:

The manufacturers participating. Interesting, quite a few.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.47:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.47:

“We’ve integrated web search results from Bing into Siri.”

what.

-Stephen Hall

11.47:

Siri in the car part. Remember, Eddy Cue is on the Ferrari board of directors. :P

-Jonathan Kizer

11.46:

French, German, and other languages coming.

-Stephen Hall

11.46:

Oh man, Siri is far more integrated. You can give commands like “increase my brightness” and it will turn up the screen’s brightness, etc. Plenty of examples, potentially incredibly useful

-Jonathan Kizer

11.45:

“Siri has a new voice. And a male voice. And they sound really, really real.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.45:

No more purple Siri microphone!

 

-Stephen Hall

11.45:

Siri has also received a makeover (shocker!):

-Jonathan Kizer

11.45:

Time to talk about Siri!

-Stephen Hall

11.45:

Eddy Cue, Apple’s internet guy, is on stage to talk integration in iOS 7

-Jonathan Kizer

11.44:

Video now an option when using iCloud Photo Sharing (rebrand time!)

-Jonathan Kizer

11.43:

Powerful new features in the photos app.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.41:

New camera app includes filters, ability to sort photos and videos in to “moments.” Definitely useful

-Jonathan Kizer

11.41:

Camera in iOS 7:

Interesting.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.40:

Live photo filters.

-Stephen Hall

11.40:

Airdrop only supported on latest devices. That’s actually something to do with their respective WiFi chips

-Jonathan Kizer

11.39:

“You just tap to share [contacts]. You don’t need to wander around, bumping your phone.”

-Stephen Hall

11.38:

AirDrop for iOS

-Jonathan Kizer

11.38:

Apps don’t reload, it seems. very seamless multitasking — as it should be

-Jonathan Kizer

11.38:

-Stephen Hall

11.35:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.35:

Combined search field! Finally!

-Stephen Hall

11.35:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.34:

Tons of new Safari features.

-Stephen Hall

11.34:

Now talking about Safari. New search features

-Jonathan Kizer

11.34:

Alright, so the cards look to be a straight rip-off of what webOS did. But, that’s a very, very good thing. iOS just became better at multitasking than, well… everything.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.33:

-Stephen Hall

11.33:

iOS gives more power to the most-used apps, less for those that aren’t used as much.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.33:

-Stephen Hall

11.32:

Complete overhaul of multitasking. Full multitasking across ALL apps.

-Stephen Hall

11.32:

(Screenshot shows AirDrop as a toggle as well… hmmm…)

-Jonathan Kizer

11.31:

All of your system controls can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the device.

-Stephen Hall

11.31:

Control Center, power toggles, etc.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.31:

10 features.

-Stephen Hall

11.30:

Notification center on the lockscreen.

-Stephen Hall

11.30:

Those damn notification center X’s won’t go away.

-Stephen Hall

11.29:

-Stephen Hall

11.29:

Alright, it’s pretty official. The training wheels came off. This is a very different OS, but (at least from what I’ve seen) different in a good way

-Jonathan Kizer

11.27:

The new iOS weather app *is* the Yahoo weather app.

-Stephen Hall

11.26:

The leaks were not wrong. Now, let’s see what the leaks completely missed. Features, anybody?

-Jonathan Kizer

11.26:

Game Center: “We just completely ran out of green felt!”

-Stephen Hall

11.25:

No app is the same; it’s been a complete redesign

-Jonathan Kizer

11.25:

Every single app has been redesigned.

-Stephen Hall

11.25:

Live home screens.

-Stephen Hall

11.24:

The new Camera.app icon doesn’t sit will with me.

-Stephen Hall

11.24:

yes! Federighi is back!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.24:

Craig’s back to demo iOS 7.

-Stephen Hall

11.24:

Evidence of some sort of 3D homescreen, where tilting the device subtly changes the icons’ position on the screen.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.23:

-Stephen Hall

11.23:

This is huge. This is a risk. This is a massive risk. This is Apple at its height

-Jonathan Kizer

11.23:

-Stephen Hall

11.23:

-Stephen Hall

11.23:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.22:

MULTITASKING CARDS

-Jonathan Kizer

11.22:

Filters.

-Stephen Hall

11.22:

-Stephen Hall

11.21:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.21:

-Stephen Hall

11.20:

The Safari icon mock-up was true! Hahahahahaha

-Stephen Hall

11.20:

This is… awesome.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.19:

It’s been a long time coming.

-Stephen Hall

11.19:

Ive: ”I think there is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity.”

-Stephen Hall

11.19:

Jony Ive is talking in this awesome video.

-Stephen Hall

11.18:

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

-Jonathan Kizer

11.18:

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

-Stephen Hall

11.18:

iOS 7 video time!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.18:

“That’s why we get so excited when we start working on a new version.” -Tim Cook

-Stephen Hall

11.18:

-Jonathan Kizer

11.14:

The iPad is KILLING IT in mobile web market share.

-Stephen Hall

11.14:

Gently, lovingly slamming Android usage statistics

-Jonathan Kizer

11.13:

#1 in customer usage

-Jonathan Kizer

11.13:

-Stephen Hall

11.13:

Time for iOS.

-Stephen Hall

11.12:

iOS now!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.12:

Developer beta available today, full release later this year

-Jonathan Kizer

11.12:

FYI: The apps are already live on iCloud.com.

-Stephen Hall

11.12:

“Safari, IE, and Chrome supported”

No FireFox?

-Jonathan Kizer

11.12:

Demoing it in Windows 8 on Chrome, works same as Safari version

-Jonathan Kizer

11.11:

-Stephen Hall

11.11:

Looks more intuitive than what Google offers

-Jonathan Kizer

11.10:

It’s a nice service! Plus, Keynote on the web. Don’t forget that Keynote literally destroys PowerPoint in basically every way possible. That’s a powerful application on the web.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.09:

If this is free, you don’t need Microsoft word anymore. You can literally just drag a .doc into iCloud and edit it.

-Stephen Hall

11.09:

Edits MS Office documents just fine, like its desktop counterparts.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.08:

It looks nice and useful. Not really groundbreaking, but I don’t suppose that it has to be. Now, free with iCloud account, or paid? that’s what I’m interested in.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.08:

If this is free… bye bye Google Docs.

-Stephen Hall

11.07:

Think a competitor to Google Docs or Office 365. Good to see them embracing a way to edit iWork docs on platforms that aren’t created by Apple.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.07:

Note that Apple launched something like this a few years ago, but ultimately canned it.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.06:

iWork is in the cloud now. Mac, PC, via browser of course

-Jonathan Kizer

11.06:

Apple is bringing iWork to iCloud.

-Stephen Hall

11.06:

“Later this year, we’re going to have awesome new releases of both our Mac and our iOS suites. But today, I want to introduce the newest member of our iWork family.”

 

-Jonathan Kizer

11.06:

Time to talk about iWork and its iCloud integration!

-Stephen Hall

11.05:

iWork as it currently stands is from 2009. It needs. An. Update.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.05:

iWork. Oh please. Update. Please.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.04:

300 million iCloud accounts.

-Stephen Hall

11.03:

-Stephen Hall

11.03:

Coming “later this year.” Assembled in the USA. Time is back now.

-Stephen Hall

11.03:

Tim Cook is back to talk iCloud

-Jonathan Kizer

11.03:

Assembled in USA, coming later this year. It’s pretty dang cool.

-Jonathan Kizer

11.02:

I want one.

 

-Jonathan Kizer

11.02:

1/8 of the volume.

-Stephen Hall

11.02:

Oh my gosh it’s TINY.

-Stephen Hall

11.02:

4 USB 3 ports, 6 Thunderbolt ports

-Jonathan Kizer

11.02:

“It’s 1/8th the volume of the old Mac Pro.”

-Jonathan Kizer

11.02:

-Stephen Hall

11.01:

Supports 4K displays. Up to 3.

-Stephen Hall

11.01:

4K resolution supported, not a huge shock there with all of that power. Will we see a 4K Cinema Display?

-Jonathan Kizer

11.01:

FirePro graphics

-Jonathan Kizer

11.00:

Dual AMD graphics!

-Jonathan Kizer

11.00:

Thunderbolt 2 included, twice the I/O as Thunderbolt OG

-Jonathan Kizer

11.00:

“It’s 10 times faster than any hard drive you could put in a Mac Pro before.”

The SSD they’re going to use is fast

-Jonathan Kizer

10.59:

-Stephen Hall

10.59:

ECC memory, 1,866MHz DDR3 memory. 60GBps performance.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.58:

12-core Intel Xeon processor, 256-bit processor.

 

-Jonathan Kizer

10.58:

“Can’t innovate anymore my ass.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.58:

“Can’t innovate anymore my ass.”

-Stephen Hall

10.57:

A video is rolling, presumably to unveil the machine

-Jonathan Kizer

10.57:

Low bass flooding the room

-Jonathan Kizer

10.57:

-Stephen Hall

10.57:

This hype is insane. Man.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.56:

-Stephen Hall

10.56:

“The future of a pro desktop”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.56:

“We didn’t just want to make the same version of the desktop idea that everyone has.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.56:

“We didn’t just want to make the same version of the desktop idea that everyone has.”

-Stephen Hall

10.56:

“We’re going to do something different. We don’t normally do this. We’d like to give you a sneak peak of something we’re working on.”

-Stephen Hall

10.55:

13-inch coming in at 99

-Stephen Hall

10.55:

Mac Pro!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.55:

All shipping today, also proud of EPA certifications. Very environmentally friendly, or so says all of the certifications they are flashing on screen.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.54:

Time capsules updated for 802.11ac support, 2 or 3 tb drive options

-Jonathan Kizer

10.54:

Available today!

-Stephen Hall

10.54:

On to the Airport, they’re adding 802.11ac WiFI!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.53:

Of course, we’ll have to wait for tests and such. Still, definitely an improvement. I’m interested to see how big of an effect Mavericks has on battery life for existing models, though. My 2012 Air easily gets 6 hours of usage

-Jonathan Kizer

10.53:

All day battery life is what we’ve needed in laptops for years.

-Stephen Hall

10.53:

11 inch with 9 hours of battery life, 13″ with 12. Impressive!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.52:

Faster graphics, etc. Based on Haswell, no surprise there

-Jonathan Kizer

10.52:

-Stephen Hall

10.52:

MacBook Air updated with “all-day battery life”. That seems really possible, given Haswell plus changes in Mavericks.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.51:

Phil Schiller is on the stage.

-Stephen Hall

10.51:

-Stephen Hall

10.51:

Federighi wrapped up, Mavericks available this fall.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.51:

“Good morning everyone. I’d like to talk to you about the MacBook Air.”

-Stephen Hall

10.51:

Mavericks coming in the fall.

-Stephen Hall

10.50:

Let’s be clear, though. It isn’t flat to Windows 8 levels. It still has *some* shadowing, etc. But that’s a good thing: it conveys information to the user.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.49:

Somewhere, Forstall is blowing his nose with hundred-dollar bills after Federighi just unveiled these non-skeumorphic calendar and iBooks apps.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.48:

-Jonathan Kizer

10.48:

Bye bye skeuomorphism in iBooks!

-Stephen Hall

10.48:

iBooks: flat. No shading, no pages. Looks nice

-Jonathan Kizer

10.47:

In regard to the new Calendars design.

-Stephen Hall

10.47:

Federighi is making (admittedly great) jokes about the old leather-stitched calendar.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.47:

“Even without the stitiching, the window still sticks! It doesn’t fall off the screen.” -Craig.

Crowd laughs hard.

-Stephen Hall

10.46:

Craig’s really trying to push how nice Apple maps are now.

-Stephen Hall

10.46:

-Stephen Hall

10.45:

Federighi also noted that the Maps team has been working hard to make improvements. So, there’s that, for all of you cynics out there.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.45:

Time for a demo of all of these new Mac apps. Maps, Calendars, iBooks.

-Stephen Hall

10.45:

Demo time!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.44:

iBooks coming to Mac.

-Stephen Hall

10.44:

Send your directions in Maps for OS X straight to your iPhone. Pops up on the lock screen.

-Stephen Hall

10.44:

Send directions directly to your phone from the OS X maps app. Useful, definitely very, very useful.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.43:

Ah, called it. Maps for OS X.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.43:

Maps for OS X. Exactly what I expected!

-Stephen Hall

10.43:

New calendar has integration with what appears to be Apple Maps…

-Jonathan Kizer

10.42:

Update apps automatically in the background with Mavericks. More to come with iOS 7?

-Stephen Hall

10.42:

Skeumorphic leather calendar has been redesigned.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.42:

Sign up to get your iOS push notifications on your Mac!

-Stephen Hall

10.42:

You can reply directly to messages, answer FaceTime calls. Basically, actionable notifications. May make Notification Center on the Mac useful!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.41:

-Stephen Hall

10.41:

Replying right inside notifications! Sign of what’s to come later with iOS 7?

-Stephen Hall

10.41:

Notification improvements next! Man, OS X saw some love this past year.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.41:

It’s basically Autofill done right.

-Stephen Hall

10.41:

Also credit card info, but not the security code. Good implementation!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.40:

WiFi passwords also included. Pretty cool, really, especially if you use Mac with (presumably) iOS

-Jonathan Kizer

10.40:

iCloud keychain wants to solve the problem of passwords and usernames. It’s all encrypted.

-Stephen Hall

10.40:

-Stephen Hall

10.39:

iCloud will now sync login information with “iCloud keychain.” All synced in an encrypted way, of course

-Jonathan Kizer

10.39:

Also, important: these features aren’t just things being brought over from iOS. This is pretty awesome stuff going on. Some of these changes seem reminiscent of Snow Leopard, which definitely focused on power users

-Jonathan Kizer

10.38:

OS X now intelligently pushes more power to apps being actively used. Interesting, I can’t wait to see how it pans out on my already-excellent MacBook Air.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.37:

Safari stops using CPU if its content isn’t on the screen. That’s awesome.

-Stephen Hall

10.36:

Accelerated scrolling: “Just epic.”

-Stephen Hall

10.35:

Battery consumption is definitely a recurring theme here today. Safari is easier on the CPU than Chrome, Firefox, etc, according to these benchmarks

-Jonathan Kizer

10.35:

A little competition never hurt anybody. Long needed.

-Stephen Hall

10.35:

-Stephen Hall

10.34:

Process per tab! Chrome, meet Safari.

-Stephen Hall

10.34:

Top Sites landing page in Safari looks like Chrome. Sidebar with favorites and stuff.

-Stephen Hall

10.34:

Federighi has gotten great at presenting. We’re on to Safari now. “1.5bn devices powered by Safari’s engine” He’s talking webkit here

-Jonathan Kizer

10.33:

Time to talk about Safari. Let’s beat out Chrome?

-Stephen Hall

10.33:

-Stephen Hall

10.32:

So Craig is taking a very advanced concept and explaining it to a room of people that may not understand it. And he’s convincing them of something they don’t know anything about.

-Stephen Hall

10.32:

It will “reduce CPU utilization for these scenarios up to 72 percent. It’s pretty awesome.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.30:

-Stephen Hall

10.30:

I’m so glad that I’m a to-be Mac buyer.

-Stephen Hall

10.30:

Mavericks has more:
“Now I’d like to talk about some advanced tech in Mavericks.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.29:

One thing Apple does well? They don’t beg for applause with silence. They announce awesome stuff, and the applause comes naturally.

-Stephen Hall

10.28:

Tags are going to awesome. Takes a concept that’s all over the web and brings it to the desktop. Tag stuff. Find stuff. Awesome.

-Stephen Hall

10.28:

Tags are… well-implemented, but are they exactly revolutionary? No. Tabs are nice, and the multiple display support is admittedly fairly great, but Mavericks (hopefully) has more.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.28:

Maybe Maps for Mac? Makes sense.

-Stephen Hall

10.27:

What might that icon be?

-Jonathan Kizer

10.26:

Alright, well Apple just knocked this multiple display out of the park. It’s demo time now!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.26:

Craig is doing a demo of all the things he just mentioned.

-Stephen Hall

10.25:

Multiple displays! Finally! Crowd goes crazy for that one

-Jonathan Kizer

10.25:

This is the first time multiple monitor support has been done well. Ever.

-Stephen Hall

10.24:

Multiple display support for OS X Mavericks!

-Stephen Hall

10.24:

The most important lines of WWDC in regard to OS X: “great new features for out power users

-Jonathan Kizer

10.24:

Also full screen.

-Stephen Hall

10.23:

Federighi is a great presenter. Hopefully he’ll come back and talk iOS 7 when it’s time.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.23:

Tags for documents in Finder!

-Stephen Hall

10.23:

Alright, Finder is getting some love. Finder Tabs!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.23:

-Stephen Hall

10.22:

“Starting with Finder Tabs.”

-Stephen Hall

10.22:

But it is Mavericks. OS X 10.9 Mavericks. California themed releases

-Jonathan Kizer

10.22:

“For our first CA themed release, we went just to our backyard. OS X Mavericks.”

-Stephen Hall

10.22:

-Stephen Hall

10.21:

It is not Sea Lion. That was a joke.

-Stephen Hall

10.21:

Just kidding.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:

OS X 10.9 is Sea Lion!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:

-Stephen Hall

10.21:

-Jonathan Kizer

10.21:

-Stephen Hall

10.20:

“We’d like to talk to you about what we’re doing with OS X.”

-Stephen Hall

10.20:

Craig Federighi is up! We’re about to hear about 10.9!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.20:

He said  ”Mountain Lion is our latest release of OS 10.” Seemed to emphasize the “OS 10″ part. Hmm.

-Stephen Hall

10.20:

“We’re making the best Macs we’ve ever made, but we’re not standing still.”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.19:

-Stephen Hall

10.19:

Apple “cares more about being number one in quality”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.19:

Growth rate for Mac is 15%, compared to 3% for PCs

-Jonathan Kizer

10.19:

Time for some talk about Mac!

 

“The MacBook has continued to define the future of the notebook, and is the number one notebook in the US.”

-Stephen Hall

10.18:

Anki drive app available today, in Apple Stores and online this fall.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.17:

That was awesome. The other three cars were told to block the red car, and they did (apparently nothing was choreographed beforehand). The red car was then allowed to use its virtual weapons to destroy the other cars, which it did. That was… interesting, and awesome.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.17:

Tim is back. “I think these guys are going to be incredibly successful.”

-Stephen Hall

10.17:

“Anki drive” app available today.

-Stephen Hall

10.17:

Wow, that demo went well, though. Car managed to not only block other cars, but “shoot” and destroy other cars as well.

Definitely not a typical WWDC demo. But very, very, cool and impressive.

-Stephen Hall

10.16:

So the software is run on iOS, and communicated back to the cars. This is actually pretty cool, now that it’s working well

-Jonathan Kizer

10.15:

The cars are running some pretty advanced software to sense their position on the track. However, demo just failed. Hard.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.15:

No luck with these on-stage demos. Awkward silence.

-Stephen Hall

10.14:

-Stephen Hall

10.14:

This is some really cool tech. Self-driving toy cars.

-Stephen Hall

10.13:

-Stephen Hall

10.13:

Boris Sofman, Co-Founder of “anki,” comes out to tell us about artificial intelligence and robotics on iOS.

-Stephen Hall

10.13:

It’s safe to say that Apple still has a major lead in apps over the other platforms. But that isn’t news, really; it’s everything else that Apple is falling behind in. Come on, Tim: show us iOS 7!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.12:

Stats, stats, stats, stats.

-Stephen Hall

10.11:

-Jonathan Kizer

10.11:

“We’re proud to announce.. that’s we’ve paid developer 10 billion dollars. That’s 3 times more than all other platforms combined.” -Cook

-Stephen Hall

10.11:

billion paid to developers this past year, more than other three platforms combined

-Jonathan Kizer

10.11:

575 million accounts with credit cards. More than any other store on the internet.

-Stephen Hall

10.11:

-Jonathan Kizer

10.10:

“375,000 apps for the iPad in the App Store”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.10:

900k apps available. Almost to a million!

-Stephen Hall

10.10:

900,000 apps in the App Store. That’s insane.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.09:

-Stephen Hall

10.09:

50 billion apps downloaded

-Jonathan Kizer

10.09:

Tim’s back.

-Stephen Hall

10.08:

Rolling video of opening of the Berlin Apple store.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.08:

-Stephen Hall

10.07:

-Stephen Hall

10.07:

407 stores in 14 countries. New store in Berlin that we all know about.

-Stephen Hall

10.07:

Apple retail updates, this is definitely the statistics we all expected

-Jonathan Kizer

10.06:

1 Million people per day visit Apple retail stores.

-Stephen Hall

10.06:

6 million registered developers

-Jonathan Kizer

10.06:

1.5 million developers came to Apple in the last year.

-Stephen Hall

10.06:

WWDC sold out in just over a minute, schedule set up to allow developers to communicate with “over 1000″ Apple engineers

-Jonathan Kizer

10.05:

64% of developers here for first time

-Jonathan Kizer

10.04:

Major applause. Quick note, the “live” stream seems to lag by about a minute.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.04:

The video is emotional, but obviously aimed at developers and creators. Frankly, it’s awesome. Is that sappy of me? Maybe. But it’s cool.

-Jonathan Kizer

10.03:

Really artsy video about design.

-Stephen Hall

10.03:

Video playing, definitely “flat”

-Jonathan Kizer

10.02:

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/ Live broadcast is a go!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.02:

Lights down

-Jonathan Kizer

10.01:

Here we go!

 

-Stephen Hall

10.00:

Announcement to silence all electronics!

-Jonathan Kizer

10.00:

-Stephen Hall

09.58:

Something to keep in mind, if demoes fail!

-Jonathan Kizer

09.56:

Alright, let’s get started! Three minutes!

-Jonathan Kizer

09.56:

5 minutes!

-Stephen Hall

09.49:

Okay, this Fleksy thing is awesome.

-Jonathan Kizer

09.45:

Don’t want to spoil anything, but it looks like Apple may be opening up the iOS keyboard to third parties today. Maybe a tweak store is in the works? http://ios.fleksy.com/

Screenshot

-Stephen Hall

09.43:

Jony Ive, chatting near the stage.

-Jonathan Kizer

09.40:

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09.34:

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09.34:

Awesome Vine from inside the Presidio! https://vine.co/v/bluaTYm6v1Y

-Stephen Hall

09.32:

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09.30:

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09.27:

About 30 minutes until we get all of the sales statistics we could ever want! :D

-Jonathan Kizer

09.27:

One of the first Vines at WWDC. First Vine of an Apple conference, ever. https://vine.co/v/bLl3T727Elb

-Stephen Hall

09.25:

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09.24:

Tim Cook, out and about:

-Jonathan Kizer

09.21:

-Stephen Hall

09.20:

Microsoft’s XBOX event starts in 10 minutes, but who cares?

-Stephen Hall

09.19:

Google Glass being sported by The Next Web

-Stephen Hall

09.18:

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09.16:

-Stephen Hall

09.15:

Get a Google Glass look at the Presidio

-Stephen Hall

09.14:

45 measly minutes before the first Apple event in 8 months! 2 hours of fun lie ahead!

-Stephen Hall

09.13:

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09.11:

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09.10:

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09.06:

This Turntable room is pretty awesome. Come hang out before the Keynote begins! http://turntable.fm/ifans_music

-Jonathan Kizer

09.05:

It’s a little bit crude, but hey. Comedy.

-Jonathan Kizer

09.01:

1 hour to go.

-Joe Rossignol

08.33:

T-minus 90 minutes! Come jam with us in our turntable room! http://turntable.fm/ifans_music

-Stephen Hall

08.31:

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08.26:

Head over to the iFans Turntable.fm room and jam with us while we await the WWDC keynote!

http://turntable.fm/ifans_music

-Stephen Hall

08.21:

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08.09:

Woz doesn’t always travel, but when he does, it’s in style.

-Jonathan Kizer

08.08:

Oops, wrong keynote.

-Stephen Hall

08.07:

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08.02:

-Jonathan Kizer

07.58:

2 hours folks.

-Stephen Hall

07.54:

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07.50:

What would you guys think of an Apple TV software platform?

-Stephen Hall

07.49:

It’s hard to believe, but this is the sixth WWDC keynote that iFans has covered. I’m extremely glad to have been here all along the way, and I would like to thank our older members in particular for continuing to make our community so great. Today should provide more exciting moments from Apple, and we’re glad you’re here with us for the festivities.

-Joe Rossignol

07.48:

Wozniak spotted at WWDC (Instagram link)

-Stephen Hall

07.44:

It’s going to be a very interesting day on Twitter. Who predicts a fail whale?

-Stephen Hall

07.39:

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07.35:

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07.35:

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07.33:

While I’m definitely excited for a new GUI for iOS, I’m more excited about the smaller changes that will determine whether or not the OS feels as “fresh” as Android. This thread discusses that.

-Jonathan Kizer

07.27:

-Stephen Hall

07.21:

If you want even more commentary after the event is over, hit me up on Twitter: @Steqheu

And Jonathan can be found at @_jkk_

And Joe can be found at @rossignoltweets

And iFans can be found at @touchfans

-Stephen Hall

07.15:

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07.15:

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07.14:

Don’t forget that E3 also takes place today, with both Sony and Microsoft holding major events to discuss their next-generation consoles.

Would be interesting if Apple, say, opened up the Apple TV for third-party development, no? ;)

-Jonathan Kizer

07.14:

The line of developers and press waiting to get inside Moscone Center is absurdly long. The ones that are inside already, such as bloggers Rene Ritchie and Mark Gurman, are on top of their game.

-Joe Rossignol

07.13:

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07.09:

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07.08:

-Joe Rossignol

07.07:

Thanks to everyone that is following our liveblog. Stay tuned for front page news coverage as WWDC unfolds. People are indeed being let inside Moscone.

-Joe Rossignol

07.07:

We’re about to get a wave of Twitter photos from inside Moscone!

-Stephen Hall

07.06:

Just a little under 3 hours to go everyone!

-Stephen Hall

07.02:

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07.02:

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07.02:

And it appears that the Apple store is now down!

-Stephen Hall

07.01:

(Just gotta have Quicktime!)

-Stephen Hall

07.00:

I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure the web livestream is going to work for everyone. I remember last September that they said the same thing but it ended up working perfectly fine on Chrome on my PC.

-Stephen Hall

06.59:

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06.56:

Since we’ve got a few hours before the Keynote, indulge yourself in the audio “predictions” of John Gruber, the man behind Daring Fireball.

-Jonathan Kizer

06.56:

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06.54:

“The primary problem Apple faced with the iPhone in 2007 was building familiarity with a new way of using computers. That problem has now been solved. It is time to solve new problems.

The training wheels can now come off. That’s what I think Apple’s going to do tomorrow.”

-John Gruber

-Stephen Hall

06.52:

Definitely panic.

-Stephen Hall

06.51:

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06.50:

Alright, everything seems to be working! Now, remember that Apple will be providing a livestream for this event, however not everyone will be able to use it. It appears that only users with OS X, iOS, or an Apple TV will be able to watch it via Apple’s livestream. Also, remember the times!

 

And now back to the awesome photos!

-Jonathan Kizer

06.49:

Jonathan Kizer, everybody!

-Stephen Hall

06.49:

Full size of that panorama

-Stephen Hall

06.48:

Image from Felix

via @stevestreza

-Stephen Hall

06.47:

Mic check 1,2,3

-Jonathan Kizer

06.40:

That last image was via Cocoanetics

-Stephen Hall

06.39:

Front of the line

-Stephen Hall

06.38:

via Rene Ritchie

-Stephen Hall

06.36:

Testing, testing, 123

-Stephen Hall

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