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Live: Apple's WWDC 2013

  • Everyone's here. Tim Cook, Al Gore and Jony Ive have been shooting the breeze and looking relaxed and casual at the front of the stage. They've now disappeared. The room is jammed with press, Apple staff and developers, ready for the 6pm kick-off.
    6/10/2013 4:50:55 PM
  • Nobody, least of all Apple, is in any doubt about how important today's announcements are. If, as we're sure, there will be a full reveal of the new iOS software, and it's a radical departure from previous versions, it will dictate the direction Apple is going to take in the years ahead.
    6/10/2013 4:52:06 PM
  • Music builds. Phones switched to silent. An eerily empty stage awaits.
    6/10/2013 5:01:08 PM
  • And we're off.
    6/10/2013 5:02:11 PM
  • Stylish video playing asking how we can make things beautiful, delightful, and joyous.
    6/10/2013 5:03:04 PM
  • The message seems to be staring over.
    6/10/2013 5:03:21 PM
  • Can I say that the greyness of this is new so far? The video is minimalist as anything, with all the usual hypberole of Apple - (eg "there are a thousand no's for every yes") - but with beautiful fluid video, smooth.
    6/10/2013 5:04:32 PM
  • Rapturous applause as Tim Cook takes the stage for the 24th World Wide Developer Conference.
    6/10/2013 5:04:58 PM
  • Cook explains the show sold out in 71 seconds.
    6/10/2013 5:05:28 PM
  • Now it's the usual updates - first Apple Retail stores.
    6/10/2013 5:05:55 PM
  • Tim Cook on stage
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM


    6/10/2013 5:06:06 PM
  • There are 407 Apple Stores, including one in Berlin.
    6/10/2013 5:06:40 PM
  • Now were seeing a video of the opening of the Berlin store.
    6/10/2013 5:08:00 PM
  • The App Store is now up to 900,000 with 375,000 of those optimised for iPad.
    6/10/2013 5:10:14 PM
  • Lots of stuff about the App store - celebratory numbers. Been around for 5 years with 50 billion downloads.
    6/10/2013 5:10:32 PM
  • Apple has paid $10 billion to developers, three times more than other app stores combined
    6/10/2013 5:11:17 PM
  • 'We have more accounts with credit cars than any store on the internet we're aware of'
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM


    6/10/2013 5:11:35 PM
  • Also stressing Apple's worth to developers - paying out 10 billion dollars, with 5 billion in the last year. That's three times more than other platforms (Android etc) combined.
    6/10/2013 5:12:11 PM
  • Tim is introducing Anki which in involved in artificial intelligence and robotics.
    6/10/2013 5:12:28 PM
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    Boris Sofman, CEO of Anki
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:13 PM

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  • Anki demonstrating their cars - self driving, autonomous. Though there's a bit of a hangup at the moment. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    6/10/2013 5:15:16 PM
  • "This is a videogame in the real world." - "taking all the things you love about videogames and programming them onto things you can actually touch". So really really advanced Scalextric - called 'Anki Drive'
    6/10/2013 5:17:54 PM
  • Cook starting to talk about the Mac, going through the different successes - the #1 notebook is the Macbook, etc.
    6/10/2013 5:19:31 PM
  • Cook mainly focusing on how the Mac uptake beats out the PC - with 100% total growth over 5 years compared to the PC's 18%
    6/10/2013 5:19:56 PM

  • Comparing how Windows vs Mac users in terms of updating OS 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM


    6/10/2013 5:21:23 PM
  • 28 million copies of Mountain Lion, the latest operating system, sold.
    6/10/2013 5:22:00 PM
  • The model cars are going down well in the room. When the controller tells the other cars to block the hero vehicle, they move into formation to fill the road.
    6/10/2013 5:22:00 PM
  • MacBook is the number one laptop in the US
    6/10/2013 5:22:00 PM
  • The new operating system is going to be called Sea Lion. Only joking. It's going to be...
    6/10/2013 5:22:00 PM
  • ...Mavericks
    6/10/2013 5:22:00 PM

  • New OS X Mavericks 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM


    6/10/2013 5:23:43 PM
  • Latest addition is tabs in the finder - now a great app to take full screen. Tags are next  - tag everything for better searching, better organization. 
    6/10/2013 5:24:51 PM
  • Taking us through the different things to do in multiple screens - dragging apps across displays, summoning the dock to different displays. And it integrates with an Apple TV - making the TV a "full-power display" as well
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:31 PM

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    6/10/2013 5:31:24 PM
  • Getting a lot of stuff for power users - compressed memory, OpenGL4, and now looking at CPU activity and how it draws on power. 
    6/10/2013 5:32:12 PM
  • Mavericks reduces the transitions between idle CPU time and usage, reducing overall CPU activity by 72%
    6/10/2013 5:32:50 PM
  • Compressed memory now - much better responsiveness for apps and 1.5X better for waking a system from standby.
    6/10/2013 5:33:57 PM
  • Improvements to Safari with a bookmarks sidebar - with access to bookmarks, and a built in reading list (looks like Pocket to me), and a new feature called 'shared links' which collates shared links from Twitter and Linkedin - but no mention of Facebook.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM


    6/10/2013 5:35:26 PM
  • Safari uses less memory than Chrome and Firefox, and less memory use. 
    6/10/2013 5:36:25 PM
  • Scrolling - fast scrolling - just got called "epic", and "super glassy smooth"
    6/10/2013 5:37:15 PM
  • More showing off App nap. Opening up an iTunes window in front of  a Safari window and cpu power goes right down. Only renders whats going on right at the front of your screen.
    6/10/2013 5:38:57 PM

  • iCloud Keychain - saving all your passwords, and credit card details - it even auto suggests passwords. Though not sure how useful that is. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM

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  • by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    New notification center. If you have an app that sends push notifications you can now sign up to have them come over to your Mac then - eg breaking news, or tweets, sports scores, etc. And now apps get updated in the background - open your laptop in the morning and they're all there in the corner.
    6/10/2013 5:43:31 PM
  • "Absolutely no cows were harmed in the making of this" - reveal of the new Calendar comes with a dig at those pesky skeumorphs.
    6/10/2013 5:44:23 PM
  • New maps app  now - turn by turn, info cards, flyovers, etc. Those now sync with iPhones - get directions right in your lock screen. Plus new SDKs for adding maps to apps. Though I'm not sure whether this is dealing with why the maps were so bad in the first case.
    6/10/2013 5:45:41 PM
  • iBooks is apparently make a comeback - reading on laptops, taking notes, and now a demo of interactive textbooks.
    6/10/2013 5:46:04 PM
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