Hundreds of iOS developers have been working with Apple in secret Cupertino-based sessions on apps for the Apple Watch, and now we’ve learned that this list includes game developers. According to two sources, multiple “mass market, casual” game developers have been in the running to show off light games on stage during Monday’s “Spring Forward” event in San Francisco. While Apple could end up not showcasing games next week, we’re still told that they are championing the idea of light weight gaming on the Apple Watch. As one source said, “the iOS gaming ecosystem will be well represented on the Apple Watch despite [the simplicity] of the Software Development Kit (SDK)…
Even though Apple will begin integrating iOS and OS X in new, mutually beneficial ways with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple currently plans to stagger the releases of the two operating systems, according to people briefed on the plans. iOS 8 will launch in September alongside the iPhone 6, and OS X Yosemite will launch approximately a month later, in October, according to the sources…
Apple has begun airing a new TV ad to promote the iPhone 5s that focuses on uses by parents within both “Smart Homes” and in everyday family life. The ad, aptly named “Parenthood,” shows how the iPhone can be used to record home video, find a lost dog, monitor the children, and turn off the lights in the living room. The ad comes ahead of HomeKit Smart Home appliance integration with iOS 8 this fall. Sources have also indicated that Apple is developing its own line of connected hardware for the home. Apple’s previous iPhone ad, part of the same “more powerful than you think series” demonstrated various uses for the iPhone in the health and fitness space. You can watch the latest ad below:
Apple has posted the video about OS X Yosemite’s new design from the WWDC keynote. The video gives a look at the system’s new inherent translucency, cleaner layout, redesigned icons, and new buttons. You can watch it below:
Re/code’s John Paczkowski is reporting that Apple is set to announce its new wearable product in October, according to sources familiar with Apple’s plans. The site says that the watch will take full advantage of HealthKit and Health, Apple’s fitness and health management app introduced in iOS 8.
While the Wall Street line is that the smartphone market is saturated and iPhone and iPad growth is done, Tim Cook clearly thinks otherwise. Business Insider highlighted Cook’s comment on the migration Apple is seeing from Android phones.
“Over 130 million customers who bought an iOS device in the past 12 months were buying their first Apple device,” said Cook before introducing iOS 8, the new software for the iPhone and iPad. “Many of these customers were switchers from Android. They had bought an Android phone — by mistake. Then had sought a better experience … And a better life. And decided to check out iPhone and iOS.”
He added, “Nearly half of our customers in China in the past six months switch from Android to iPhone. This is incredible.”
Comparing to Python as well with massing performance difference
Federighi comparing Swift speed to Objective-C
“The language is called Swift and it totally rules.”
New Programming language: Swift
New programming language… called Swift
Federighi discussing Objective-C language
Xcode: Federighi says Xcode’s latest version was downloaded 14 million times
SceneKit: new 3D scene render with integrated physics engine
SpriteKit enhancements announced
Federighi discussing SpriteKit and casual gaming on iOS
Zen Garden, game demoed showing Metal, will be available in the App Store for free alongside iOS 8
Epic Games founder and company demoing graphics using Metal 3D APIs
Metal is new 3D reduces Games overhead in 3D. Up to 10x performance
3rd party keyboards
Bing Translate also built in iOS menu item
3rd Party Widgets that can go in notifications
Extensibility will allow services from other apps.
App Previews Videos
Editors choice category
Tim: Making App Store even better:
Hey Siri > OK, Google?
Photos for Mac SHIPPING EARLY NEXT YEAR
smart editing controls for light and color. Auto straightening cropping
Search Location, Time, Albums,
Share media and Apps with Family. So get all of your wife’s media. Up to 6 family members who share same credit card.
HealthKit not HealthBook
Enterprise 98% of Fortune 500 companies.
iCloud Drive on iOS
Hair Force One jokes. Don’t get old.
These new features look easy enough for just about anyone to use.
you can pick up calls on your iPad thru “Continuity”
Quicktype=predictive typing suggestions
Keyboard and Quicktype
still using google search
Spotlight – you can now search for Apps on App store, points of interest from Wikipedia entries. Songs, movies
Spotlight on iOS
Using quick functionalities in Mail. Will be slightly harder to not use it now.
Flicking away Phil Schiller’s Notifications.
you can now reply to notifications with a pull down.
pull down notifications
Craig’s back to talk about iOS 8….
89% of install base was running the latest OS.
…for iOS 7.
97% Satisfaction rating from Changewave
nearly half of China customers switched from Android to Apple. (China Mobile might have helped a bit here)
some math…800M! iOS devices
iPod Touch 100M
Recap….and available today. Everyone else will get it in the Fall….free
That wasn’t uncomfortable
Demoing Phone calls. I think a big deal
Phone calls on Mac via iPhone. This is a big deal if you use a Mac
Messages will relay SMSes to/from Mac
Swipe up on your iPad and work goes to your Mac
Airdrop works between iOS and the Mac
Transitions should be natural/seamless
“Continuity” – using the right device for the moment.
Demoing Recent Recipients. Wonder how configurable this is. Can I have 10? 20?
Also showing some editing in mail
Safari: Looks nice!
Mail Drop. Allows big attachments thru cloud rather than having to do manually. Up to 5GB in size. RIP Yousendit
Mail in Yosemite
search Wikipedia and news? From Spotlight. Oh, I wonder who Apple will think is News? Surely not Google
Giving live demo of Yosemite now.
NEw Notification center – Today view
New Dark Mode
New Typography. Looks like OS 8 a little bit.
new UI feels more “Airy”
“Continuity” is about refining OSX
OS X Yosemite
Here Comes Craig Fed
50% of install base is on Mavericks
Macs 80 million. While PC industry is shrinking, Macs are growing. 40 Million copies of Mavericks. Most ever.
started with 1 lab. Now “lots”
“Thanks Devs” 25th aniversary – 25 years old – started in 1990
“I can’t live without
Grindr I mean Tinder”
we’re watching a commercial here. Hopefully some humans coming shortly…
New Commercial starts…
Music Stops (Coldplay obv
Iovine in the house, Dre notsomuch
Spotted at WWDC: Angela Ahrendts and Jimmy Iovine, but not Dr. Dre
Philip Elmer-DeWitt (@philiped) June 02, 2014
Very few women in line here at #WWDC14 but nice to spot Apple’s Angela Ahrendts walking through the crowd.
Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) June 02, 2014
Apple Store still up….what does it all mean? Head South to the comments to discuss.
Someone forgot to take the AppleStore down…unless Apple got some new 1990’s technology that doesn’t require the store to go down for updates—
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) June 02, 2014
Apple’s official Live stream of the WWDC keynote (in another window obv.). Starts in 1:45Don’t forget
The latest news from Moscone:
there are cars situated inside Moscone West. This likely indicates that some significant CarPlay announcements are in-store for today. Also, some OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 APIs for developers are already appearing on some open source WebKit files.We are just under two hours away from the kickoff WWDC keynote, and here’s the latest news:
We’re approximately two hours away from Apple’s major WWDC 2014 keynote address, and we’ll be providing live blogging and analysis of the event as it proceeds. We’re expecting Apple to discuss updates to iOS and OS X 10.10, with the former seeing enhancements across the system and the latter receiving a complete redesign to bring the software in line with the iOS 7 design aesthetic. You can catch our full analysis and live updates from the conference below:
Just a couple of weeks after releasing OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to users, Apple has seeded the first beta of the upcoming OS X 10.9.4 to developers. We first reported that Apple was nearing a release of OS X 10.9.4 in beta to developers. It’s unclear what changes are in store with the new system, but hopefully it fixes the many headaches that Mac Pro users have been facing since 10.9.3’s release earlier this month. No word on when 10.9.4 will go public, but it is interesting that this Mavericks release will be in beta in tandem with OS X 10.10‘s beta release next week at WWDC. Thanks, D!
It’s the 21st Century: weren’t we all supposed to be living in automated homes by now? Where we walk in the door after a long day to have our home playing some soothing music, informing us that it’s run us a bath and that dinner will be ready in 45 minutes? Where a robot has done the cleaning, changed the flowers, accepted a parcel that arrived while we were at work and fed the cat?
That dream seems to be a long time coming. I’m a reasonably techy guy who loves the idea of home automation, yet even I only have three examples in my home (which I’ll mention along the way). Most mass-market consumers haven’t even noticed that the products exist, and the few who have tend to view it all as too complicated or fiddly.
If anyone can change that perception, it’s Apple. Which is why the Financial Times report yesterday that Apple is working on a new approach to home automation that may be unveiled at WWDC next week caught my attention … Read more
Apple usually quotes 24 hours for delivery of standard-configuration iMacs, but is currently showing 3-5 business days across the range. Increased shipping times are sometimes an indication of lower or sporadic stocks, which tend to precede the launch of new models. With WWDC just one week away, that would be a logical time to announce them … Read more
Besides a slew of events focused squarely on the technical side of developing and designing applications for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, Apple, this year, will be holding a pair of interesting events over the course of the first week of June at WWDC.
On Wednesday June 4th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM Pacific Time, an event called Women in Technology Get Together will take place. This important event will discuss “the increased participation of women in technology,” the schedule in the updated WWDC app reads. Apple is making a point to further involve women in the conference this year, even announcing that the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will provide scholarships for women to attend WWDC:
This morning, Apple revealed the schedule for next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference. To start things off, an Apple keynote will be held from 10AM to 12PM on Monday, June 2nd at Moscone West. Apple typically holds keynote addresses to kick off WWDC, but this schedule serves as the first direct confirmation from Apple. The event will likely be led by Apple CEO Tim Cook with assistance from Senior VPs Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue, who have some new software and services announcements, respectively…