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Live: Apple's WWDC 2013

  • Going through maps now, with 'info cards' - reviews for restaurants, photos, etc. Allows you to sync the good stuff with your phone, etc.
    6/10/2013 5:47:40 PM
  • The new Calendar does look fantastic - specially integration with iPhones. As in, set an event, right click and get the notification for it sent right to your phone, 5, 10 , or how ever many minutes you want.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    6/10/2013 5:50:41 PM
  • Currently going through the new iBooks, though it's not the most exciting. Smooth navigation, good study cards, but just note-taking at the end of the day. Integration between devices is good though. More creation of the ultimate apple ecoystem - bookmarks, travel routes, what page you were last reading on a book. 
    6/10/2013 5:51:50 PM
  • And now, some actual hardware now. Handing over to Phil Schiller talking about the MacBook Air
    6/10/2013 5:52:42 PM
  • 'What is the future of the notebook?' - the Air apparently. Entirely new line coming out, with a claim of all-day battery life. 
    6/10/2013 5:53:08 PM
  • As we predicted it's coming in on the new Intel Haswell chips
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    6/10/2013 5:54:22 PM
  • MacBook Air based entirely on flash. Also a new Wi-Fi - 802.11ac.
    6/10/2013 5:54:57 PM
  • New AirPort Extreme - with 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well, simultaneous dual band, beamforming antenna array, and 2TB or 3TB models.
    6/10/2013 5:55:46 PM
  • New MacBook air price points, shipping today!
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    6/10/2013 5:56:49 PM
  • New Mac Pro - 'we didn't just wanna make another version, same old'
    6/10/2013 5:58:18 PM
  • The Mac Pro is a .......... cylinder!? It looks like a warhead! Or the best bin ever. 
    6/10/2013 6:00:09 PM
  • *the most expensive bin ever.
    6/10/2013 6:00:39 PM
  • Here's what we've got so far - Dual AMD FirePro graphics. Double the CPU of the last generation. Up to three displays of 4k. New generation flash, 1.25gbps per second reads - 10 times faster than any other hard drive in a computer ever.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    6/10/2013 6:02:22 PM
  • Thunderbolt 2 - 6 ports.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    6/10/2013 6:03:12 PM
  • Old generation vs new. This things is tiny, and beautiful. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    6/10/2013 6:04:55 PM
  • "The future of pro desktop" - coming later this year. Designed and assembled in the USA. 
    6/10/2013 6:05:28 PM
  • iWork for iCloud is the new big thing. Not sure how this will work out - Google Docs is currently my cloud of choice for documents and spreadsheets...
    6/10/2013 6:07:40 PM
  • As has been noted elsewhere, this has been tried before....and it didn't work. But then again, the new Mac Pro looks like the old Power Mac G4 Cube (but obviously, rounding corners, but not cutting them).
    6/10/2013 6:08:42 PM
  • Now just going through iWork. Nice feature about dragging in images off the desktop and putting them straight into documents. 
    6/10/2013 6:11:21 PM
  • First time I've seen Windows in a Mac event. Using the same stuff in IE and Chrome. 
    6/10/2013 6:12:36 PM
  • Cloud access to anywhere basically. Sign up for Apple iCloud - supports on Safari, IE, Chrome, and that gets you iWork on all your devices. Edit on your PC just as you would on your Mac.
    6/10/2013 6:13:26 PM
  • That is a great feature...
    6/10/2013 6:13:37 PM
  • Now onto iOS - 600 million sold, powering 'the best devices'. All the good stuff - plus plumping up iPad figures. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    6/10/2013 6:15:40 PM
  • We're now into a demo of how you can have tabs in your finder, essentially a simple way of offering improved navigation.
    6/10/2013 6:16:05 PM
  • New features include Tagging to you can tag documents and find them through the sidebar. Craig Federighi is rushing through new features like multiple displays so you can do more if you have more than one monitor.
    6/10/2013 6:16:05 PM
  • Tagging means you can locate different documents and files by linking them with a tag.
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • It also means that the Search capabilities on the Mac, already excellent, are now improved. Multiple displays is a feature that won't appeal to most people but if you use two screens this is a slick, clever and attractive way to use them.
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • Now we're onto advanced tech for improved performance and battery life. There's a lot of jargon here.
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • Compressed memory is designed to save time and make responsiveness
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • sorry, to make the system faster and more responsive.
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • Now, Craig is talking about Safari, the Mac browser and trumpeting its innovations
    6/10/2013 6:16:06 PM
  • The design is cleaner, more straight lines.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • Safari uses much less power than rivals such as Chrome and Firefox, Apple claims.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • A technology called app nap that cleverly manages power usage looks impressive.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • Next up is iCloud Keychain which is a password management system. It saves passwords and logins in an encrypted form and save them to all your Macs.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • As you'd expect it looks slick and impressive.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • Notifications, already a highly useful part of the Mac operating system, are going to be hugely more versatile.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • When your Mac is sleeping it will now update software.
    6/10/2013 6:16:07 PM
  • And we're finally on to the new designs promised by Jony Ive and the team. The calendar is elegant and beautifully done - no fake leather edges or torn paper effect.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • And Maps is now available for the Mac, with Flyover, the gorgeous 3D renders seen on the iPhone. Get directions and send them straight to the iPhone. This is cool.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • Now iBooks will be available for the Mac, too.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • Back to demo of Maps. Very slick and elegant with the Flyover effects gleaming.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • The calendar adds remarkable functionality. Type in a lunch appointment and it'll suggest nearby restaurants and show you the weather there.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • The iBooks feature looks good but has lost the elegant page turning animation, or at least it's not being shown.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
  • A whirlwind tour through the new Mavericks OS is coming to an end. Developers will see it today, it'll be on sale in the autumn.
    6/10/2013 6:16:08 PM
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