It’s Monday, June 13th and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off with the company’s opening keynote and press event at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.
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OS X macOS 10.12, watchOS 3, and updates to tvOS for the new Apple TV are just a few of the expected announcements alongside some highlights from Siri and Apple Music. We’ll be bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage as usual with live updates and analysis, and you’ll also find handy links to all of our other WWDC coverage in the News Hub below.
Check back for updates as the event unfolds.
News Hub |
- How Siri works in iOS 10 for third-party apps: Rich integration with six kinds of application
- Here are the iOS & Mac apps that won this year’s Apple Design Awards
- Apple will no longer require Apple TV developers to support the Siri Remote
- Hands-on: watchOS 3 Apple Watch tidbits
- Hands-on: The all-new Music app in iOS 10 [Gallery]
- Apple removes Game Center app from homescreen with iOS 10 beta 1
- Apple File System (APFS) announced for 2017, scales ‘from Apple Watch to Mac Pro’
- Hands-on: iOS 10 iPhone and iPad tidbits
- Apple releases full WWDC 2016 keynote video, preview pages for new software
- Hands-on: Apple’s new Remote app for Apple TV and iOS [Gallery]
- Here are the iOS 10 features and developer tools Apple didn’t detail on stage
- Apple today updates its press pages with more social ‘Apple Newsroom’
- Apple releases Xcode 8 for iOS 10, macOS Sierra and more
- iOS 10 coming this fall, developer beta today and public beta in July
- Apple announces Swift Playgrounds for iPad
- Apple announces all-new Music app with lyrics support coming with iOS 10
- In iOS 10, Photos adds Map view, automatic face recognition and object recognition
- Apple announces Siri will integrate with third-party apps in iOS 10
- Apple unveils iOS 10 at WWDC 2016, refreshed design, Siri SDK, much more
- Stock iOS apps on App Store hint at the ability to uninstall default iOS 10 apps
- Apple announces macOS Sierra will ship in the fall, developer beta today, public beta in July
- macOS Sierra brings Siri to the desktop for the first time
- Metal detectors installed at WWDC as Tim Cook acknowledges Orlando tragedy
- Apple promoting WWDC 2016 with themed Snapchat geofilters
Live Blog |
–Keynote over. We’ll continue our coverage in the News Hub above and at 9to5Mac.com.
–Apple now showing video highlighting extraordinary app developers and apps.
—Swift Playgrounds gets developer preview today, beta in July and App Store release in Fall. Free to all.
–Apple now demoing the new Swift Playgrounds app. The app has a custom iOS coding keyboard.
–New iPad app called “Swift Playgrounds” teaches people to learn how to code using Apple’s Swift language.
–iOS 10 developer preview today. Public beta in July. Release this fall.
–Apple now talking end-to-end encryption and privacy.
–Split View in Safari in iPad coming in iOS 10
–Live Photos editing
–Notes collaboration features coming in iOS 10.
–The new Messages content will be viewable on Macs and Apple Watch.
–Messages gets developer support. New App drawer in Messages allow third-party integrations for things like stickers and payments. Square money transfers shown, but no mention of Apple Pay support.
–Apple demoing new Messages features including bubble effects and inline audio and video.
–new handwriting and digital touch integration for Messages.
—Messages get new interactive “bubble effects” with animations of message bubbles. Invisible ink effect.
–Camera and photo UI improvements, 3x bigger emoji and emoji predictions/suggestions
–Messages gets rich links to show inline video and photo previews
–Next up, Messages improvements
–VOIP apps can now integrate into the lock screen and contacts
–Voicemail transcriptions available in iOS 10 in beta
–iPad and Apple Watch get new Home controls too
-HomeKit accessories support new rich notifications from lockscreen in iOS 10
–HomeKit now built-in to Control Center
–View and manage Scenes and Rooms
–Home app gives you central location to control all accessories
–Standalone Home app on iPhone home screen
–Now talking HomeKit improvements.
–Breaking news notificaitons
–Subscriptions now available in News app
–New featured stories picked by editors
–Redesigned News app coming in iOS 10
–60 million monthly active News readers
–2000 publications in News app
–Now onto News app
–new Apple Music experience coming to all Apple devices (Mac, Apple TV, iOS).
–Connect feature now hidden under “For You”.
—Lyrics integration when swiping down on a song.
–For You tab in new Apple Music has a “Discovery Mix”, “Recently Played”, and daily curated playlists.
–Apple Music demo.
–All new Apple Music design (as expected)
–Now over 15 million paid Apple Music subscribers
–Next up, Apple Music…
–Uber integration allows users to request a car and pay with Apple Pay within Maps app.
–Maps are coming to developers with Extensions. Can be used to implement, for example, reservations or ride services from third-party apps within Maps.
–New Maps is coming to CarPlay too.
–Redesigned navigation UI with traffic on route and dynamic view features
–Improved search for Maps
–Slide up from bottom gives you Proactive suggestions
–All-new design for Maps
–Next up Eddy Cue is back to talk Map improvements for iOS 10
–Apple showing auto-video creation features and sharing via Memories feature in the new Photos app.
–Apple demoing new Photos app with improved memories feature
–Photos now using advanced AI to surface “Memories” that are contextually relevant to you
–Places lets you view photos in Map view and new advanced computer vision brings face recognition to iOS 10
–Now talking photo improvements
–QuickType now supports multilingual typing
–Apple says Siri will have more intelligent responses and scheduling. Taps into contact information and info from previous messages on your device
–QuickType improvements for intelligent suggestions.
–CarPlay gets messaging and VOIP calls with Siri via third-party apps.
–VOIP calling with Siri
–Messaging, payments, photo search, workouts, ride booking with Siri
–Demoing third-party apps within Siri
–new developer tools for Siri.
–Siri improvements in iOS 10.
–slide to left from lock screen to see app widgets.
–slide to right from lock screen for camera.
–New look for control center. Swipe to left for music controls.
–redesigned Notification Centre with “Clear all” using 3D Touch.
–3D Touch from lock screen to expand rich notifications.
–Raise to wake lets you see what’s on lock screen without button press.
–redesigned lock screen, new rich notifications, quick interaction with apps, and expanded 3D Touch
–now iOS 10.
–Developers get Sierra today. Public beta in July.
–Apple Pay is coming to Switzerland, France, and Hong Kong next.
–Apple Pay on Mac/web with iPhone authentication.
–Siri for Mac has a dock icon. Can pin results to Notification Center.
–As expected, Siri makes its Mac debut.
—All Mac apps system wide including third-party apps will get tab view support like Finder and Safari.
–Apple Pay coming to the web.
–Optimized storage feature automatically stores old files in the cloud to to free up space.
–iCloud documents and Desktop access across Macs in Sierra and accessible on iPhone in iOS 10.
–10 billion documents in iCloud Drive
–Universal clipboard across iOS and macOS
–Macs getting auto-unlock via Apple Watch.
–OS X officially becomes macOS.
–now Craig Federighi for OS X.
–Support for four game controllers, multiplayer sessions, and more.
–new Dark Mode for Apple TV.
–Apple TV getting single sign-on to remove sign-ins for each app (coming to iOS too).
–Siri can now search YouTube.
–Siri gets movie search by topic
–New version of the Apple TV remote app with all of the features of the Siri remote including game controller features with accelerometer and gyroscope.
–Fox Sports Go coming to Apple Tv.
–Sling coming to Apple TV today
–over 6000 native apps
–over 1300 video channels on Apple TV.
–Eddy Cue on stage to talk Apple TV and tvOS.
–Developers can download today, users this fall.
—in watchOS 3, developers get SpriteKit, SceneKit, Crown and Touch event support, embedded audio and video, Game Center
—new Breathe app for Apple Watch with relaxation and breathing exercises.
–new setting for wheelchair users. Time to stand settings become “time to roll”, two wheelchair specific workouts, and optimized activity rings for wheelchair pushes.
–Improvements for wheelchair users.
–And you can now communicate with those friends and family with messages within the Activity app.
–Activity sharing allows users to share activity ring progress with friends and family.
–Jay Blahnik takes the stage to talk fitness.
—watchOS 3 has an new emergency “SOS” button with a press and hold of side button.
–the new Scribble handwriting input feature supports Chinese characters.
–Apple demoing new watchOS 3 features.
–easier watch face switching with swiping.
–a new Activity watch face that shows Activity ring progress.
–watchOS 3 adds “scribble” mode to write using your input from your finger.
–Messages are faster with changes to the UI and better reply options.
–control center added to the watch face with a swipe from bottom like iOS
–apps have a new “Dock” that make any app accessible like a glance.
–about 7x faster app experience for watchOS 3
— Favorite apps stay in memory, apps get background updates, refreshed information
–Talking speed improvements for watchOS 3.
–Starting with watchOS, Kevin Lynch taking the stage.
–Cook says announcements today will focus on four platforms: iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
–$50 billion paid to developers
–130 billion app downloads
–2 million apps on the App Store
–5000 WWDC attendees this year from over 74 countries, 70% first time, 350 scholarships
–13 million registered developers, 2 million added in last year
—27th WWDC conference
–Cook talking about Orlando tragedy and asking crowd to take moment of silence to honor victims.
–Here we go. Tim Cook takes the stage.
–A hint at the next OS X name?
–Apple’s stream is live with music courtesy of Beats 1. Under 10 minutes now until the event starts.
–Sir Jony Ive is in attendance.
–Less than 30 minutes until the keynote starts. Stay tuned.
–Just over 1 hour to go until the keynote starts. Check back for live updates.
–View of lines from inside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where this morning’s press event will be held (via @philiped)
–1.5 hours until the keynote begins. Stay tuned.
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