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"Everybody have a great week. It's great to be together." Tim Cook. That's a wrap.
It's called "Can't Feel My Face." As noted by Dave, it's The Weeknd.
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Not my genre, per se, but I'm digging this tune.
Apple wrapping it up with a song debut performance from "The Weeknd"
Tim Cook is wrapping up. #AppleMusic may really be something.
Cameo of an ancient "Think Different" T-Shirt in a third world country in #AppleMusic #Beats1 commercial.
We are seeing an #AppleMusic #Beats1 commercial. It's great. Really good.
#AppleMusic coming to Android!!!!
"#AppleMusic is all the ways you love music in one place." Eddy Cue.
Apple Music comes June 30 for $9.99 or $14.99 for families. First 3 months free.
Apple might have something with #AppleMusic.
Lots of playback controls, and Beats 1 is modeled after traditional music radio stations. #AppleMusic.
Artist page in #AppleMusic have artwork added by Apple.
Eddy Cue is showing off the music player in #AppleMusic.
Eddy Cue wished Phil Schiller a happy birthday.
Drake is talking about #AppleMusic's Connect feature that allows artists and fans to connect. #degrassitng
Drake is here.
Eddy is bringing Zane Lowe on stage to talk about #AppleMusic's 24/7 global radio station. #WWDC
Jimmy Iovine is handing the stage to Eddy Cue. #AppleMusic #WWDC
"Revolutionary music service. 24/7 global radio." #AppleMusic #WWDC
Jimmy Iovine: "Algorithms alone can't do that emotional task." #AppleMusic
"Connecting fans with artists" is great, but really we need to connect fans with OTHER FANS (that you don't already know.)
Jimmy Iovine is nervous on stage. It's endearing, for what that's worth. #wwdc
"All the ways you love music. All in one great place." #AppleMusic
Previous quote by Trent Reznor.
"There needs to be a place where music [is] treated less like digital bits, more like [,,,] art [...], with a sense of respect & discovery"
He's making the case that today there is no one ecosystem for streaming music, following artists, watching videos. #wwdc #applemusic
Jimmy Iovine is delivering his version of how Apple changed music industry with iTunes Store. He's a character.
Music or Apple Music. Bringing Jimmy Iovine on stage.
Jimmy Iovine to talk Apple Music
Tim is playing a video about the history of recorded music played by devices powered by electricity.
Tim Cook: "We love music" #onemorething
watchOS 2 available to developers today, public release in fall.
Kevin Lynch has become a good presenter. #WWDC
Users can create watch faces from their own photos, including simple cropping controls. #watchOS2
Developers will have access to the Taptic Engine. #watchOS2
Developers will have native access to HomeKit. #watchOS2
Just referred to on-stage as "watchOS 2"
Developers will be able to play video and have native access to HealthKit data. #watchOS2
Developers will be able to access the microphone and play to the speaker in #watchOS2.
My guess is that native watchOS apps (doing their logic locally) will get us *down* to that 18 hour battery life we've heard about.
The watchOS discussion has a lot of meat, but is going fast. Maybe we DO have time for something else today.
Siri will be able to start a workout. #watchOS2
Nightstand View gives you landscape interface when its on its side and charging. #watchOS2
Rotate the crown in #watchOS2, and it will scroll through the hours and show you different data related to that time.
Reply to emails on Watch
New side alarm clock bedside table mode.
One watch face will pull from your pictures every time you look. Time lapse photography from Apple available, too. #watchOS
For those who don't grok the significance: Native Watch apps will negate the need to wait for data from iPhone, likely making Watch respond much faster.
Slide spelled it watchOS. #AppleWatch
watchOS up next.
Text from video: "The average person has 119 apps."
An observation: no one in the room other than the front row can see the names at the bottom of the screen. Odd placement this year.
Playing a video about developers and the App Store.
100 Billion app downloads from Apple App Store. $30B paid to developers.
Tim Cook back on stage.
Developer preview of #iOS9 available today.
Swift is going Open Source so that it can be "everywhere." Developers are going nuts.
iOS 9 (but not all features) supported by all iOS 8-compatible devices.
Apple announces Swift 2 for developers.
Swift goes Open Source.
CarPlay will (in future cars) connect to your iPhone wirelessly.
ReplayKit allows users to record their gameplay as a video so they can share it. That's very cool.
Menstruation was listed as a trackable data point in brief HealthKit screenshot.
Reduced the amount of free space needed to update to #iOS9 in over-the-air update down to 1.3GB.
iOS 9's kits!
Apple is claiming an additional hour of battery life with #iOS9. A low-power mode can extend it up to another three hours.
Split view will only work on iPad Air 2. Picture-in-picture on iPad.
The new iOS 9 two-finger cursor adjustments will finally make it feel like I'm not wearing mittens anymore. Nice.
iOS 9 new split screen multi-app view. Adjustable width splits, too.
Full screen app views in new task switcher in #iOS9 for iPad.
Put two fingers down on the iPad keyboard and it will become a trackpad. #iOS9
Multitasking coming to iOS 9
Customizable shortcuts bar.
No ads shown in the Apple News Format demo for News app. #iOS9
News will, as suspected, focus on maintaining users' privacy.
Susan Prescott: "I read ESPN for the articles."
Apple is rolling out an "Apple News Format" for the news app for developers to us. #iOS9
Vice President Susan Prescott is showing us News app.
Susan Prescott showing News's Flipboard-like interface.
New app: News. Facebook's in the sights.
Applel appears to have dug deep for Transit directions in big metropolitan areas. #iOS9
Listen-up, keynote attendees: Next time we hit the 11:50 mark and our Apple Watches ask us to stand, let's do it.
iOS 9's new Transit maps app.
Notes will have drawing tools in #iOS9.
Craig is back on stage showing Notes in #iOS9.
Apple Pay renamed to Wallet in iOS 9.
Loyalty cards coming to Apple Pay soon.
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Great to see more diversity in Silicon Valley executive ranks, especially on an Apple keynote stage.
Apple Pay coming to UK in fall.
New Apple Pay-capable Square reader pre-orders start today.
That the predictive stuff stays on your device...killer. Good stuff. #iOS9
Jennifer Bailey talking Apple Pay.
#iOS9 will also give you travel updates based on traffic.
Siri is able to do searches of your photos based on keywords. #iOS9
iOS 9 privacy. The predictive stuff stays on your device. Not shared with Apple.
Eddy Cue karaoke photo.
When Craig walked into his gym and plugged in his headphones, #iOS9 brought up energetic music for him automatically.
#iOS9 offers Craig a meditation app first thing in the morning because it learned he likes to meditate. Narrowing the gap with Google Now.
Apple is adding an API for search for developers. This will allow search to be able to work with apps. Good stuff. #iOS9
#iOS9 will have context-aware suggestions by swiping to the left from the Home Screen.
iOS 9 has API for search, deep-linked into apps.
Apple is attempting to reduce the gap in iOS and Google Now. #iOS9
Craig said Apple is bringing "Proactivity" to #iOS9.
iOS 9 scours email for possible phone number matches for incoming calls.
Craig said Siri has reduced misunderstood words down to 5%, an industry leading number.
Apple wants to add intelligence to the user experience. Yes!! #iOS9
Federighi while speaking about iOS 9: "taking the iPad to the next level." #interesting
Moving to iOS.
Metal is available to developers starting today. #osxelcapitan
iOS 8 adoption vs. Android 5
Craig said Blizzzard, Autodesk, Aspyr, and many others are bringing their games to Metal. #osxelcapitan
The game was called Fortnight, and it looks amazing. Also looks fun.
El Capitan public beta coming in July.
Epic Games exec on stage showing off a game that harnesses Metal in #osxelcapitan.
Adobe has committed to supporting Metal in its Creative Cloud apps because of the performance improvements in the technology.
Craig claimed much higher performance in Metal—50% rendering speeds and 40% less CPU compared to OpenGL.
Craig says there across the board speed improvements in #osxelcapitan
You can create a new desktop by dragging a window to the top of the screen. #osxelcapitan
New UI features in Mail look great.
Full screen side-by-side. Nice!
Spotlight will have intelligent filtering. For instance, "Slides from Bryan about El Capitan." #osxelcapitan
Oh, sweet! There will an audio indicator in Safari's URL bar so you can mute hidden music or find which tab it's in! #osxelcapitan
Demo emaisl from Schiller to Federighi included, "Which Game of Thrones character are you?"
New left-right swiping gestures in Mail.
Interesting little feature: the cursor leaps out when you shake it so you can immediately see it.
Craig Federighi claimed that Yosemite has the fastest adoption rate of any PC operating system in history, at 55%.
OS X El Capitan
Tim: "I'm going to dispense with my normal updates other than to tell you everything is going great." Crowd loved it.
Yosemite adoption rate.
Dave called it: "Watch OS," not "Apple Watch OS."
watchOS will being native apps to the Apple Watch.
Tim Cook says Apple will pay 100th Moss Homerun Ball Ransom
Tim is talking up the 350 scholarship winners, the youngest of which is a 12 year old young lady.
Tim is energetic, confident, poised.
Tim Cook's on stage.
Tim Cook on Stage.
It's very well done.
Intro video featuring Bill Hader preparing for a keynote.
Watching a video about "WWDC Rehearsal" (from yesterday afternoon).
Watching a video about "WWDC Rehearsal" (from yesterday afternoon).
Apple has the funk fully engaged.
Lights down. Party time.
We're being serenaded with Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" on the PA.
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Our view for the morning's festivities.
Those empty seats won't be empty for long. #WWDC15
I am IN the epicenter of change. #WWDC15
The media corral is filling up.
The front of the attendee line has moved up and in.
It's all happening here.
The corridor of satellite trucks as we approach
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Ahh, to be first in line. Brian, from Denver, arrived and staked his spot at noon.
The signs are up, the people gathering.
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