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Cook is being passionate again about why people work at and with Apple. Empowering people to do great things. Making a difference.
...and Tim Cook is back.
Tim Cook's back on stage recapping.
That's to developers, folks.
iOS 6 beta today.
iOS 6 APIs
iOS 6 changes
Added "Lost Mode" to Find My iPhone. You can send a phone number directly to that phone and someone can call that number to find you.
Apple is working on "Made for iPhone Hearing aids."
You can tap on "Overview" while getting directions and it shows you route overview. Good stuff.
Turn by turn
Now a turn-by-turn demo.
Flyover is rendered in real-time, change the camera angle, zoom around, have fun with it. All filmed from planes and helicopters.
Now a Flyover demo. This is awesome, folks. Worth watching the keynote video later for.
Maps go 3D and you can spin around. Satellite view, too.
Flyover on iPhone.
Now a demo of Maps
Turn by turn navigation.
"Flyover" with maps.
Turn-by-Turn navigation shows in lock screen, too.
Maps with Yelp
Anonymous, real-time, crowd sourced data from all iOS users to keep traffic data up-to-date (in addition to other sources)
Also building a traffic service (or was that "building IN?")
iOS 6 maps.
iOS 6: new mapping technology that Apple has built from the ground-up themselves.
Next up: Maps
Forstall's example: give students a test, lock Safari out for the answers. ;)
Single app mode can be used for lots of different things, locking the home button to keep from getting to the home screen.
Guided Access allows you to disable certain controls inside an app and also lock the device into a single app mode.
Next: Guided Access.
This, folks, is what technology is meant to do for us. Making life easier.
Cards are live. If you have a gate change, the pass gets updated automagically in the app.
Get to Starbucks, up comes your Starbucks card.
Geofence'd reminder-type thing: get to the movies, and up comes your movie ticket to Fandango right on the lock screen. NICE.
Problem to solve: Fumbling around at boarding gate, etc., to find the pass.
Boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets. Things that get scanned on your iPhone's screen.
New app: "Passbook"
Now Mail. Starting with "VIP" people. You can get Notification Center notifications from VIPs.
Shared Photo Streams
Now, Photo Stream -- in iOS 6 we (finally!) get "Shared Photo Streams"
iPhone gets full screen support in landscape mode in Safari in iOS 6.
Also "Smart app banners" -- when you visit a website that also has an app, banner tap takes them to the store to download, OR direct to app.
Upload Photos in Safari direct to your favorite websites.
Phone replies while ringing
Next up: Safari.
Same with iMessage -- Mac and iPad will get iMessages sent to your phone number, too.
iPad and Mac now can answer FaceTime calls to your phone number.
Next up: FaceTime. One catch: it only works over WiFi. iOS 6 enables FaceTime over cellular. Finally!
Also a "Repeated Calls" setting -- if someone calls you back within 3 minutes, the 2nd call will come through if this is enabled.
DND allows you to choose to receive phone calls only from a "select" group that you create or your favorites.
Next up: Do Not Disturb
iOS 6 has a camera-like swipe-up when calls are coming in for a quick iMessage/SMS reply, or a reminder
Next up: Phone app enhancements.
Facebook also synced with your contact list. This is a good thing, right?
Facebook integrated into App Store. You can "Like" apps, music, TV shows, movies and see what your friends like, too.
Siri will work with Facebook (and Twitter?) in iOS 6
Twitter in Notification Center iOS 6, as well.
Fully-integrated. App Store, Safari, Movies from iTunes Store, Game Center, Notifications, more.
...and here comes Facebook integration.
The New iPad (3rd gen) gets Siri in iOS 6!
Adding languages, including Spanish, French, German, Koeran, Mandarin, Cantonese
Interactive Siri demo
Ahh... and now Forstall talking about it. Showing a BMW dashboard and Siri is activated by the "voice" button on the wheel.
"Eyes Free" showing up on a feature list of Siri.
Forstall to Siri: "Play Temple Run" -- and the game launches. Excellent for launching games safely while driving. ;)
Forstall: "What movies are playing at the Metreon" -- and up comes a list that's interactive. Very cool. Trailers right inside Siri interface.
Siri then linked straight with (3rd-party) OpenTable app to make a reservation.
Forstall: "Find a great place for dinner." Siri returned with a list of restaurants, sorted by rating, showing type, price, location.
"Who is taller, Lebron or Kobe" -- and Siri found the data and answered the question. Nice improvement.
Lots of questions about baseball, answers coming directly inside Siri as opposed to being offloaded to Google search.
Forstall "What was the score of the last Giant's game?" More contextual stuff.
First updates to discuss: Siri
Officially announcing iOS 6.
Game Center: 130 million accounts, 5 billion scores submitted per week!
10 billion tweets from iOS 5, Twitter saw 3x growth in iOS users. 47% of all Twitter photos come from iOS 5.
140 million iMessage users, 150 billion messages sent.
Now getting a rundown of the great highlights of iOS 5. Apple is sending 7 billion push notifications/day.
365 Million iOS devices sold. And 80% of capable devices are running iOS 5.
Up comes Scott Forstall to talk about iOS
WWDC Developers get access to "near final" developer preview of Mountain Lion today.
Single purchase of $19.99 upgrades ALL personal Macs from Snow Leopard or Lion.
Mountain Lion shipping in July. Price: $19.99
New Features for China. Enhanced input methods, adding Sharing support for Chinese-supported/approved websites.
Craig Federighi's Game Center handle is a fitting "Hair Force One"
...and now the aforementioned being demoed.
AirPlay mirroring and Game Center being mentioned now, too.
Power Nap automatically updates Mail, Photo Stream, backs up to Time Machine, etc.
"Power Nap" keeps your Mac up-to-date while it sleeps.
"Notifications also support Internet services like Twitter, including DMs and @replies."
Notification center lives on the side of full screen apps. Smooth.
Facebook is definitely in Mountain Lion's "Share" menu inside Safari.
Safari now has live tab view. Cool, not sure how useful, but very cool. ;)
Showing Safari tabs shared across devices. Whatever tabs are open on one device can be accessed from all your other devices, via iCloud.
"You can talk into your Facebook web page if you want."
"Next up: Dictation. We're bringing dictation to the Mac."
Notification Center, of course, is similar to what we've seen from Growl.
Now showing Mountain Lion's Notification Center.
Showing a live demo where he's editing a Pages document on his phone, document open on Mac changed before our eyes. Good stuff.
The screen on stage has the dock at stage level. Makes it tough for the crowd to see. This is unlike the past when side screens helped out.
Showing new Reminders app in Mountain Lion.
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MacBook Pro with Retina Display specs
125 Million registered iCloud users.
Mountain Lion ... optimized for trackpads and mice. 200 new features. Today we're talking about 8 of them. Starting with iCloud.
OS X Lion used by 40% of users (9 months in).
Now to talk about OS X
Seems there is no 17" machine (at least not mentioned).
New MacBook Pro with Retina Display starts shipping today.
Fans were designed to be asymmetrical so that they don't "whine" at a uniform frequency, making it *seem* quieter. Very smart!
Now a video starting with Jony Ive talking about the new MacBook Pro
3-stream 802.11n, dual mics (to help, presumably, with background noise).
Thunderbolt->FireWire and Thunderbolt->Gigabit Ethernet adapters available.
MacBook Pro ports
Ports include, SD Card, HDMI, USB2/3, MacSafe 2 (new), Two Thunderbolt Ports
A lot of battery in there!
Up to 7 hours of battery life, 30 days of standby
Up to 768GB of internal Flash Storage (what'll THAT cost? ;)
Quad Core i7, up to 16GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M with Keler graphics.
Schiller: "Isn't the bottom of our computer prettier than anyone else's"?
3rd parties working on Retina Display, too, including AutoDesk and Diablo 3.
Just think: 1080p video fits into a corner of the screen. ;)
Schiller: "Final Cut Pro X is being updated for [retina display], as well"
Aperture updated for Retina Display, too!
Talking about an update to Mail, iMovie, iPhoto all having retina display capabilities. Hinting at new software shipping?
Retina display MacBook Pro
2880x1800 pixels! 220 pixels per inch. That's 5,184,000 pixels.
Thin as a the thickest part of a MacBook Air.
New MacBook Pro. 0.71 inches thin.
Schiller promises that specs are coming... ;)
New MacBook Pro is *really* thin.
New MacBook Pro... future-built architecture, new display, embracing the new technologies...
New MacBook Air?
...something new for the MacBook Air
Summary: new Airs and new Pros faster memory, storage, processors, and more. And the Airs are $100 cheaper than their predecessors.
New MacBook Pro's shipping today, as well!
New MacBook Pro
New Airs start shipping today.
Prices for 11" and 13" air are $100 cheaper than before.
11" MacBook Air
FaceTime HD, 720p camera.
30 billion downloads from the App Store
USB 3 and USB 2 in same port.
225,000 apps made for iPad
Up to 512MB RAM and... USB 3
Just catching up on some photos
Up to 512MB of RAM
New MacBook Air. Ivy Bridge core, 2.0GHz dual-core i7, turbo up to 3.2GHz, up to 8GB 1600MHz memory.
Schiller and the notebooks...
Starting with the MacBook Air
Phil Schiller's on stage.
Today: Changes to notebook lineup, and updates to OS X and iOS 6
Tim Cook is back on stage, thanking the developers. "The Teams at Apple have been hard at work for yiou."
A pensive moment from Tim Cook.
This, folks, is a LONG video.
Now talking about the Toca Boca apps being used to help kids with learning disabilities.
Now showing AirBnB for booking travel and "meeting new friends."
3D4Medical is the app being shown
Showing iPads teaching children about the human body.
Now a video to show the stories of some customer experiences. First is a blind man walking trails thanks to a GPS app.
Cook: "Our goal has always been to do the best we can do, and to make a difference in other people's lives."
Apps can be sold in 155 countries.
Customers have downloaded 30 Billion apps. Over $5 Billion paid to developers.
650,000 apps in the App Store.
Tim Cook has clearly honed his speaking skills. Very well-paced, very confident, very clear. Great to see.
We now have over 400 Million Store accounts.
Cook: "We closed Apple for the week" (referring, in jest, to all of the engineers that are here at WWDC).
"Attendees from over 60 countries, representing the vast majority of the world."
Cook: "WWDC is the longest running developer conference we are aware of."
Tim Cook's on stage
Now Siri is serenading us, and wishing us "a great WWDC" ;)
"I'm excited about the new Samsung... not the phone, the refrigerator."
Siri's telling developer jokes. "Looks like Instagram finally accepted Facebook's friend request"
Lights down, announcement and welcome message from ... Siri!
12 More minutes to go... or so. The attendees are still filling in.
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We're seated, and...
In go the camera crews!
Despite the crowds inside, there's still people wrapped around the outside!
There's the shrouds we've all been looking for.
The view from the top (floor)
...and it's official...
2nd floor banners
The question now is: what ELSE will today bring?
The press await.
Up the escalator they go!
And the attendees begin streaming inside (to wait more)
Travels were successful and we're ready for the morning's festivities. This is shaping up to be great, folks. Don't miss it!
Watch this space for live coverage of Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, June 11th. We'll start posting early Monday morning. See You Then!
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