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Live: Apple's WWDC 2013

  • Cook says iPhone users use their phones 50 per cent more than Android users, with masive web traffic compared to other platforms.
    6/10/2013 6:16:11 PM
  • Over 90 per cent of iOS users are on the latest version, way more than Android.
    6/10/2013 6:16:38 PM

  • by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM


    6/10/2013 6:17:56 PM
  • 19.18 - by the way guys, sorry for any confusion here in the messages. We're syncing together from London and from Cupertino so there's been a bit of confusion...
    6/10/2013 6:18:43 PM
  • Cook announces iOS 7
    6/10/2013 6:18:53 PM
  • 19.19  - Here we go, iOS 7 - going into a video. 
    6/10/2013 6:19:14 PM
  • 19.19 - "design is the 'whole thing'"
    6/10/2013 6:19:59 PM
  • Jony Ive is explaining the importance of design and bringing order to complexity.
    6/10/2013 6:20:18 PM
  • 19.20 - Jony Ive talking now, about 'true simplicity'. Helvetica and flat as hell. 
    6/10/2013 6:20:41 PM
  • The new design is stunningly beautiful.
    6/10/2013 6:20:41 PM

  • by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM


    6/10/2013 6:21:22 PM
  • Effects look 3D, as though images move in different planes.
    6/10/2013 6:22:17 PM
  • iPhone creates 'new experience of depth' - layers and 'the parallax'. Very excellent.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM

     
    6/10/2013 6:22:43 PM
  • In many ways a new beginning, as Jony Ive says.
    6/10/2013 6:23:12 PM
  • It's fair to say the room is going wild at this
    6/10/2013 6:23:57 PM

  • by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Overall very impressed by the new look. Standing ovation now for the new iOS. 
    6/10/2013 6:24:01 PM
  • A new font on the lock screen, clean and simpler fonts and icons
    6/10/2013 6:25:49 PM



  • by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM


    6/10/2013 6:26:15 PM
  • "And games center... we just completely ran out of green felt. And wood as well! This has got to be good for the environment."
    6/10/2013 6:26:47 PM
  • So, yep, skeuomorphs of all stripes are out. 
    6/10/2013 6:27:19 PM
  • 19.36 - Safari is updated, unified search field. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM


    6/10/2013 6:36:31 PM
  • 19.38- New tabs look fantastic too. Syncing across all your systems, as many as you like. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM


    6/10/2013 6:38:22 PM
  • Multi-tasking in iOS also looks very smooth. Just double tap to access, swipe around to find what you want. 
    6/10/2013 6:39:27 PM
  • 19.39 - AirDrop now getting the spotlight turned on it. Easy ways to share content with multiple people. Just tap a name, a face, to send content. Can be supported by any app with the 'share stream'. 
    6/10/2013 6:40:48 PM
  • Now multi-tasking is the topic and all apps will be able to multi-task, previously resisted because of battery power.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • But it's not just design, there are lots of features. First Control Center
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • The new tabs look remarkable with 3D effects, swipe movements and way more than eight tabs at a time.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • Now Safari for the iPhone. Smart search and access to favourites..
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • It'll update apps in the background.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal controls.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • Swiping is the way to manipulate the camera, too, with a new Photos app.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • Or you can sort them by year
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • Craig is rushing through new features like multitasking and AirDrop to transfer items you share with friends. And a clear rebuke to Samsung with its NFC transfers "no need to bump your phone".
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • If your photos are a long untidy list of images, this sorts them by location for instance.
    6/10/2013 6:42:10 PM
  • 19.57 The developers get iOS 7 today, the rest of us in the autumn.
    6/10/2013 6:57:04 PM
  • 19.58 Tim Cook is wrapping up now with quick recaps for an extended and very busy keynote.
    6/10/2013 6:58:28 PM
  • 19.58 - Some of the features from the new SDK. 
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM


    6/10/2013 6:58:42 PM
  • 20.00 - That seems it for iOS7 now.
    by James Vincenton Jun 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    6/10/2013 7:01:12 PM
  • 20.00 That's it for WWDC. What did you think of it?
    6/10/2013 7:01:27 PM
  • 20.28 Message boards are buzzing with reaction, and not just to the iOS 7 flat design.
    First, they've finally run out of cats. The latest OS for desktop and laptops is not named after an obscure kind of animal, but is instead called OS X Mavericks, after the big-wave surfing hang-out - the new OS versions will be named after places in California. 
    There's also iTunes Radio - a serious rival to Spotify but with a big social element.
    The Mac Pro looks like nothing else you'll have seen in computing - the most high-tech bin in the world, with impressive stats on computing power.
    The new AirBook has a battery that lasts all day.
    iCloud now has iWork - think a glossy-looking version of Google Docs.
    FaceTime now lets you make audio-only calls as well as video calls.
    Car manufacturers are working to make iOS work with your car (about time too!).
    And Activation Lock should help limit thefts of iPhones and iPads - you can only unlock via iCloud.



    6/10/2013 7:29:07 PM
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