Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote on June 4th, 2018

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[3:16 PM] Bryan: OK, that's a wrap! We're moving on to the State of the Union next.
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[3:16 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is offering a soliloquy in appreciation of developers.
[3:14 PM] Bryan: Outro video is focused on talking to developer family members. It's a nice feel-good piece.
[3:11 PM] Bryan: All OS updates available this fall. Tim Cook says developer betas will be available later today.
[3:10 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is back on stage recapping what's been covered.
[3:10 PM] Jeff: Apple’s iOS apps on the Mac strategy is what I expected: You can essentially code once & compile individual apps for both platforms.
[3:10 PM] Bryan: Apple said it's testing iOS/macOS porting tools in multiple phases, starting with the Phase 1, bringing some of Apple's own apps (Stocks, Voice Memos, Apple News) from iOS to macOS. Devs can use them next year.
[3:08 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi is giving us a "sneak peek" at a "multiyear project" that will make it easier to port apps from iOS to macOS.
[3:06 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi said Apple will NOT merge macOS and iOS.
[3:05 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi talking about how Metal allows graphics to scale from iPhone to Mac.
[3:04 PM] Bryan: Apple announced Create ML, a new tool for creating your own machine learning tools that use Metal to harness your GPU right on your Mac.
[3:02 PM] Dave: Nice to see @UIPopTart and @Verso make an appearance in the #WWDC18 live stream!
[3:02 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi is also talking up eGPUs, or external GPUs.
[3:01 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi is talking about Metal on Mac.
[3:00 PM] Bryan: Microsoft is bringing Office 365 to Mac App Store. BBEdit, Transmit, and others, too.
[2:59 PM] Bryan: The Mac App Store is getting some much-needed love.
[2:57 PM] Bryan: Apple just raised a giant Cupertino-sized middle finger to surveillance capitalism, Facebook, and Google.
[2:57 PM] Dave: Nice to see Safari adding these Fingerprinting and Commenting System protections. That team works hard to find these things that third parties are doing to track us... and squash them.
[2:56 PM] Jeff: I love what Apple is doing to protect privacy in Safari with macOS Mojave & iOS 12.
[2:56 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi said macOS Mojave will make it much harder for third parties to "fingerprint" you by identifying your Mac. This is great!
[2:55 PM] Bryan: Apple is stepping up its war on ad tracking. "This year we are shutting this down," Craig Federighi said about some tracking.
[2:53 PM] Bryan: Apple is beefing up File Vault protections on the Mac. Safari is also getting a bump.
[2:52 PM] Dave: News, Stocks, Voice Memos, Home... it could be said that these are iOS apps running on the Mac, aren’t they?
[2:51 PM] Jeff: Home on the Mac. Finally!
[2:51 PM] Bryan: Apple News is finally coming to Mac (as leaked last week)! Stocks and Voice Memos coming, too, as mentioned earlier.
[2:50 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave will add Continuity Camera that allows you to take pics from your iPhone to have them instantly added to your Mac document. You can use it to scan a doc, too.
[2:50 PM] Jeff: Your iPhone as a scanner for your Mac. Awesome Continuity feature.
[2:48 PM] Jeff: Apple just Sherlocked Skitch on the Mac. Excuse me. Apple Measured Skitch.
[2:46 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave will allow you top use Markup directly within Quick Look.
[2:45 PM] Jeff: Custom actions in the Finder sidebar is so cool. Bonus: really useful.
[2:44 PM] Jeff: So basically Photos is embedded in Finder window sidebars.
[2:44 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave adding "Gallery" view with a sidebar for metadata. Includes Quick Actions for manipulating those files.
[2:43 PM] Jeff: Stacks on the macOS Desktop looks crazy useful.
[2:42 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave will add "Desktop Stacks" that automatically organize your desktop files into types. You can then expand a stack to see all the individual files. That's great!
[2:42 PM] Dave: OH @ altConf when Desktop Stacks was announced: “I’m gonna use the sh*t out of that!”
[2:41 PM] Jeff: Dark Mode may look cool, but it’s more than eye candy. It makes it easier to see accurate color.
[2:41 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi showed Xcode in Dark Mode and the devs in the room cheered enthusiastically.
[2:40 PM] Dave: Nice Rush “Chronicles” sighting on Federighti’s Dark Mode iTunes.
[2:40 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave will feature Dark Mode.
[2:39 PM] Bryan: macOS Mojave!
[2:39 PM] Dave: Nice segue from nighttime desert to Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, Craig. Well done.
[2:38 PM] Jeff: MacOS West Hollywood?
[2:38 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi back on stage and talking about the next macOS naming scheme.
[2:37 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook on the Mac.
[2:37 PM] Dave: “Chock full of new features, inspired by pro users but designed for everyone.” Tim Cook talking about macOS.
[2:36 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is moving us on to Mac. "We love the Mac," he said, despite all evidence to the contrary.
[2:36 PM] Dave: Nearly an hour on iOS. 20 minutes on watchOS. 10 minutes on tvOS. Now ... “We love the Mac.”
[2:35 PM] Dave: I hope you all get to watch this new Earth view in tvOS on a big screen, too.
[2:35 PM] Jeff: The Earth view screen savers on Apple TV are amazing.
[2:34 PM] Bryan: Apple TV's aerial screensaver shots will have location data added. Apple is also adding a new one called "Earth."
[2:32 PM] Dave: Number of Xfinity subscribers who can use the new Zero Sign On in the new tvOS? Zero.
[2:32 PM] Jeff: Zero Sign-on sounds great. Too bad Xfinity isn’t on board.
[2:32 PM] Bryan: Apple is going to address sign-on hassles with Apple TV. Apple TV will auto-detect your cable package and autho-authenticate you for all supported channels/apps.
[2:31 PM] Jeff: Charter Spectrum on Apple TV is HUGE. Now APple TV can be the cable box for millions of people.
[2:31 PM] Bryan: Charter Spectrum will allow Apple TV as their settop box in U.S. later this year.
[2:29 PM] Dave: Big thanks to our WWDC2018 Coverage Sponsors: Jamf Now, Smile, iMazing, eero, and Carbon Copy Cloner!
[2:28 PM] Bryan: Dolby Atmos support will be retroactively added to your iTunes movie library for supported titles. That's great!
[2:28 PM] Bryan: Apple TV 4K will support Dolby Atmos. You'll need a Dolby Atmos soundbar, but it's a software upgrade!
[2:26 PM] Bryan: Moving on to tvOS and Apple TV.
[2:26 PM] Dave: “All about software” has proven true thus far. Nearly an hour on iOS 12, 20+ minutes on watchOS 5, and tvOS starting now. How long will macOS get?
[2:25 PM] Bryan: Apple Watch Student ID launch universities.
[2:24 PM] Bryan: Kevin Lynch announced a Pride Edition Apple Watch strap, including a Pride Edition Apple Watch Face.
[2:24 PM] Dave: Third party apps can now play background audio on watchOS 5. This should make podcast app developers quite happy.
[2:24 PM] Jeff: Student ID cards on Apple Watch. What a smart idea.
[2:24 PM] Bryan: Student IDs can be added to Wallet in watchOS 5 and iOS 12. Will start with a handful of universities.
[2:21 PM] Bryan: Jewels is on an exercise bike, having cranked up the resistance, and she's both using her Apple Watch and talking. Personally, I had a hard time just getting out of bed today.
[2:18 PM] Bryan: Apple has Jewels on stage to demonstrate watchOS 5. She's demonstrating from an exercise bike on stage. She's fit. :D
[2:17 PM] Bryan: Apple Podcasts app is coming to watchOS 5.
[2:16 PM] Bryan: watchOS will support WebKit for viewing web content on Apple Watch.
[2:16 PM] Jeff: I’m curious to see how talking to Siri on Apple Watch without saying “Hey Siri” is going to work in the real world.
[2:16 PM] Bryan: Siri won't require "Hey Siri" to trigger when you raise your wrist.
[2:15 PM] Bryan: watchOS 5 will support Siri Shortcuts., Siri Watch Face will include new modes. Third party apps can be included with Watch Faces.
[2:14 PM] Jeff: I know people who are going to love Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch.
[2:13 PM] Bryan: watchOS 5 will have a Walkit Talkie mode for short voice messages! That's way too cool!
[2:11 PM] Jeff: The new pace data and cadence for runners in Apple Watch is overdue. This makes Apple Watch much more useful for runners.
[2:11 PM] Bryan: watchOS 5 will include automatic workout detection.
[2:10 PM] Bryan: Apple adding Hiking Activity for better hiking tracking.
[2:09 PM] Bryan: watchOS 5 will allow users to challenge their friends in Activity competitions. That's great!
[2:07 PM] Bryan: Apple announced watchOS 5. Kevin Lynch is on stage to talk about it.
[2:04 PM] Dave: Will it take until May, 2019 for us to see all these great new features in iOS 12? <ducks>
[2:04 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is moving us on to watchOS and Apple Watch.
[2:04 PM] Bryan: iOS 12 looks great! Can't wait. Craig is handing the stage back to Tim Cook.
[2:03 PM] Bryan: Group FaceTime automatically expands the speaker's square. You can also choose to expand any particular square. You can even impose your Memoji onto a live Group FaceTiime.
[2:03 PM] Dave: This Group FaceTime demo is happening with people on fixed screens. I feel like at least some of them might be on desktops... though the Animoji portion of the demo may refute that.
[2:01 PM] Bryan: If an iMessage group chat already has a FaceTime call going, you can join in and drop out as you want.
[2:01 PM] Jeff: You know someone is going to do the Brady Bunch theme with Group FaceTime.
[2:00 PM] Bryan: Apple will add Group FaceTime with up to 32 people in iOS 12.
[1:59 PM] Jeff: Group FaceTime! Finally! Up to 32 people in a call!
[1:59 PM] Bryan: You can place your Memoji (or Animoji) over a live video/picture in iMessage. It looks great!
[1:57 PM] Bryan: In iOS, once you create your Memoji, it will live in your Drawer with your other iMessage tools.
[1:56 PM] Bryan: Memoji in iOS 12 includes lots of customizations for creating your own Animoji. This is a 3D version of Bitmoji, one of my favorite social networking tools.
[1:54 PM] Jeff: Don’t bag on Memoji. People are going to LOVE this.
[1:54 PM] Bryan: New Animojis, including T-Rex, Tiger, Koala Bear, and Ghost. iOS 12 will also include Memoji, an Animoji of you!!
[1:53 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi moving on to iMessage and Animoji. iOS 12 will include a breakthrough technology called "tongue detection." 😂
[1:52 PM] Dave: Tongue Detection. Apple’s doing the important work.
[1:52 PM] Bryan: App Limits are part of Apple's new controls that allow parents to give their kids app allowances controlling time spent on their devices. That's great!
[1:51 PM] Dave: These new insights in Screen Time are awesome... and also makes me glad that Apple is as security-obsessed as they are. This is not data I’d want accidentally shared with the world.
[1:50 PM] Bryan: Apple seems keen on helping us use our iPhones less. I greatly admire this, and the tools Apple is introducing seem very useful.
[1:50 PM] Jeff: The new Insight app looks really nice. I love the idea of getting detailed information about exactly we use our iPhones.
[1:48 PM] Bryan: Apple will allow "instant tuning" from the Lock Screen that allows you to control and limit Notifications. iOS 12 will have Group Notifications.
[1:48 PM] Jeff: I really like what iOS 12 does with Notifications management.
[1:47 PM] Bryan: iOS 12 will have a Do Not Disturb mode that limits Notifications on your Lock Screen.
[1:46 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi said Apple has been thinking hard about the problem of being distracted by our iPhones. iOS 12 will include features designed to limit distraction/addiction.
[1:46 PM] Jeff: Craig is working really hard to not say “Addiction” when talking about how much time people spend on their iPhones.
[1:45 PM] Bryan: CarPlay will support third party Map apps in iOS 12.
[1:45 PM] Dave: Now with CarPlay (finally) supporting third-party navigational apps like Waze, will we see that same integration in the new version of watchOS?
[1:45 PM] Bryan: Apple will bring Stocks app and Voice Memos to iPad in iOS 12. Voice Memos will be revamped.
[1:44 PM] Dave: Awesome. Because searching for “iBooks” was too easy, now we have a new name that’s far more generic: Apple Books.
[1:43 PM] Jeff: It only took 12 IOS versions to get Stocks on the iPad. So maybe a calculator in iOS 13?
[1:42 PM] Bryan: Susan Prescott is on stage. Apple announced integration of Apple News with the Stocks app.
[1:42 PM] Dave: Nice to see Apple News integrated into Stocks. Smart.
[1:41 PM] Bryan: I didn't catch her last name, but Kim is one of the best presenters Apple has ever put on stage. Siri Suggestions is looking terrific.
[1:38 PM] Dave: Shortcuts is the new Workflow.
[1:38 PM] Dave: “Calfenatted” is going to be the new “Covfefe” (the benefits of seeing the closed captions on the Apple stream)
[1:37 PM] Bryan: Siri Suggestions are definitely looking smarter and more useful. This is Bryan Approved™!
[1:37 PM] Jeff: I really like how Siri shortcuts anticipates what you need in searches.
[1:36 PM] Bryan: iOS 12 will allow you to make your own Shortcuts with Siri. We're about to get a demo.
[1:35 PM] Dave: Nice to see Siri Suggestions get smarter... but it would be great to be able to train it directly and manipulate the things it learns, making it even smarter.
[1:35 PM] Bryan: In iOS 12, you can assign a phrase to an action to trigger Siri—feature is called "Shortcuts.". Seems a little like Alexa "Skills."
[1:34 PM] Jeff: I’ve been saying Siri needs Alexa-style Skills. And now Craig is showing Siri Shortcuts. This is excellent and will make Siri so much more useful.
[1:33 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi is moving on to Siri! Yes...come on awesomeness!
[1:33 PM] Bryan: Sharing a photo through iMessage will allow people to share their own related photos back. That's interesting.
[1:30 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi is back on stage and talking about Search in iOS 12. Search will be more proactive with useful suggestions.
[1:29 PM] Bryan: Shared Experiences with ARKit 2 in iOS 12, with LEGO.
[1:28 PM] Dave: With shared experiences in ARKit 2, is it fair to think that ARKit 15 will bring us Ready Player One functionality? Or will that be released sooner in ARKit 10?
[1:27 PM] Jeff: The Sims needs to be all over ARKit 2.
[1:27 PM] Bryan: ARKit 2 is looking great and reminding me of how much better it will be when we have some kind of glasses/goggles we can use.
[1:26 PM] Jeff: LEGO Assembly Square with ARKit 2! Be still my heart!
[1:25 PM] Bryan: Martin Sanders of LEGO is on stage talking about working with ARKit 2.
[1:24 PM] Dave: Big thanks to our WWDC2018 Coverage Sponsors: Jamf Now, Smile, iMazing, eero, and Carbon Copy Cloner!
[1:24 PM] Bryan: Apple just announced ARKit 2.
[1:24 PM] Jeff: LEGO is going to love ARKit 2.
[1:23 PM] Bryan: Craig demonstrated Apple's new AR file format—.usdz—being used to view a 3D file in an Apple News doc. It was very cool.
[1:21 PM] Bryan: Apple announces "Measure" app that can measure things in the real world though the camera. And I mean measuring 3D objects. This is insanely cool.
[1:20 PM] Dave: Since no one recognizes the “Sherlocked” reference anymore, can we just say “Measured” instead?
[1:20 PM] Jeff: Apple just Sherlocked every measurement app on the iPhone.
[1:20 PM] Bryan: Abhay Parasnis said Adobe will be part of Apple's State of the Union presentation to giv a sneak peak at its AR tools.
[1:18 PM] Jeff: Apple and Pixar teaming up to make the USDZ format for AR content is big. Getting Adobe onboard is huge. That pretty much makes USDZ a defector format.
[1:18 PM] Bryan: Adobe exec—Abhay Parasnis—on stage announcing support for Apple's AR on Creative Cloud.
[1:17 PM] Bryan: Apple worked with Pixar to create a new file formate for augmented reality (AR).
[1:16 PM] Jeff: Craig pronounces “silicon” as silikin. And now you can’t ever unhear it.
[1:15 PM] Dave: I like where Apple’s starting with iOS 12. Yes, they’re pressured to release a new version of iOS each year, but this year they’re clearly using this as an opportunity to better tweak iOS 11, just under a new name.
[1:14 PM] Bryan: iOS 12 will work on all devices covered by iOS 11. Craig Federighi said that performance was the focus of iOS 12.
[1:14 PM] Jeff: Wow! I didn’t expect iOS 12 to support all the same devices as iOS 11.
[1:14 PM] Bryan: Craig Federighi dings Android's slow rate of updates in its user base.
[1:13 PM] Jeff: Poor Android. Craig just slammed the painfully low update rate for new Android OS versions.
[1:13 PM] Bryan: iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS all being updated.
[1:11 PM] Jeff: Tim: “Today is all about software.” So I bet some people are freaking out thinking that means no hardware announcements today.
[1:11 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook said today's WWDC is "all about software." Said all four operating systems would get updates (as expected).
[1:09 PM] Dave: “We want more people to learn the power of code” — With Swift Playgrounds I feel like Apple is doing their level best to remove hurdles between bootup and coding, kinda like we had with the buil-in BASIC interpreter on Apple ][
[1:08 PM] Bryan: Tim said there are 500 million visitors to the App Store every week. Soon, Apple said App Store payments to developers will top US$100 billion.
[1:07 PM] Jeff: Wow. Over 500 million weekly visitors at Apple’s App Store.
[1:07 PM] Bryan: Tim's on stage. Said record 7,700 devs at WWDC. With 20 million registered developers around the world. That's just astounding if you think of where Apple was 15 years ago.
[1:06 PM] Jeff: The David Attenborough style mini documentary about developers was so absolutely perfect.
[1:05 PM] Dave: Nice cameos from @dalrymple @CHOCKENBERRY and @_HairForceOne in the intro video
[1:05 PM] Bryan: This may be the greatest Apple video ever—certainly since 1984. I admit my decades-long man-crush on Sir David Attenborough is influencing that opinion...
[1:03 PM] Bryan: And Jim Dalrymple had a cameo. Nice touch!
[1:03 PM] Bryan: He's documenting the migratory habits of the cave-dwelling species known as "developers." 😂
[1:02 PM] Bryan: New Apple video to start things off, narrated by the amazing (and one of my idols), David Attenborough.
[12:59 PM] Dave: Seated, waiting, and ready to rock!
[11:40 AM] Dave: Orange is the color this year, with developers checking in!
[2:40 PM] Dave: Join us on Monday for our live WWDC Keynote coverage, sponsored by Jamf Now, Smile, iMazing, eero, and Carbon Copy Cloner!
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