WWDC 2018 Overview Updated July 9, 2018

WWDC 2018

June 4th - 8th, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

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March 2018 - July 2018

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled for June 4th – 8th, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Registration for WWDC 2018 opened Tuesday, March 13th and runs through March 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

For details on what to expect this year, check out our software roundup including iOS 12 as well as are hardware roundup including potential new iPads. Rumors this year include a renewed focus on bug fixes and performance improvements at the cost of scaling back major new features until next year as well as a potential new solution for adapting apps between iOS and macOS.

For developers attending WWDC or following along at home or work, Apple offers its official WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, and 9to5Mac’s Gui Rambo developers an unofficial WWDC app for Mac.

WWDC 2018 Stories July 9, 2018

Apple makes searchable WWDC 2018 session video transcripts available

As it does every year, Apple has today made its WWDC 2018 video transcripts available. This means interested developers can now quickly search through content from WWDC sessions, as opposed to having to watch each video…

WWDC 2018 Stories June 11, 2018

“What did you think of the keynote?” was the default greeting last week in San Jose. This year’s WWDC was the second to return to the McEnery Center, and the first I had the opportunity to be in town for. I’ve spent the last few days collecting my thoughts on the week’s events, and more than any new software feature, what stood out to me was the welcoming and enthusiastic Apple community around WWDC.

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 9, 2018

Safari 12 on macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 includes a host of changes, such as intelligent tracking prevention improvements, automatic strong passwords, security code autofill, extension changes, and more. During a session at WWDC entitled “What’s new in Safari and WebKit,” Apple dove deeper into these improvements…

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 8, 2018

As WWDC 2018 is coming to a close Apple has shared a playlist of some of the more popular songs used during the week. Developers are also sharing a special pin they were able to earn for participating in a “Close Your Rings” challenge.

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 7, 2018

At WWDC on Monday, Apple officially announced that CarPlay is gaining support for third-party mapping applications such as Waze and Google Maps. Apple offered additional details about this feature, as well improvements to existing CarPlay apps, during a WWDC session this week…

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 6, 2018

WWDC 2018 included a special workout session for developers this year: WWDC Run with Nike Run Club. Developers attending Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference got the chance to go on an early morning run around San Jose together — equipped with iPhone or Apple Watch using the Nike Run Club app.

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Each year at WWDC, Apple puts on a celebratory Bash event for developers. The event every year features a live music performance and this year is no different. Apple announced today that this year’s musical guest is popular band Panic! At The Disco…

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 5, 2018

iOS 12 has now been out in the wild for a little over 24 hours, and we’ve been digging through the highly-anticipated beta to find new features. In this hands-on video walkthrough, we showcase 100 new iOS 12 features and changes. expand full story

Siri Shortcuts is Apple’s answer to a more robust personal assistant across their product line. A near visual clone to its predecessor Workflow, the new Shortcuts app brings deeper automation to iOS devices. Developers will be able to create “donations“, specific actions within their apps, that can then be controlled by Siri. By chaining these donations together, users will be able to personalize Siri requests to fit their personal use cases.

During the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple demoed just how much Shortcuts is able to accomplish. Kim Beverett from the Siri Shortcuts team created a custom shortcut that allowed her to: send someone a message on her ETA, navigate to her home, set her HomeKit thermostat to 70 degrees, turn on her fan, and then play her favorite NPR station.

Although Siri Shortcuts isn’t officially out yet, even on the iOS 12 developer beta, we can surface a lot of this functionality with the currently available Workflow app. Let’s dive in.

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During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week, the company has a podcast studio setup for the second year for both press and developers to use for recording on-site. This year, the studio was decked out in a 3D version of Apple’s WWDC graphics made out of what felt like a styrofoam-like material.

I got a tour of the studio today along with our resident podcaster and 9to5Mac Happy Hour and Daily host Zac Hall, and sat in to record today’s episode of our Daily podcast.

Head below for a look at the WWDC podcast studio…

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During a talk given at Layers, a design and technology conference held across the street from WWDC 2018, a former Apple developer relations manager shared with the audience some secrets to promotion and success in the App Store.

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Relive Apple’s full WWDC 2018 keynote, now on YouTube [Video]

Apple revealed a ton of new software yesterday including iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS 10.14 Mojave.

As expected, yesterday’s WWDC keynote was all about software. The much-predicted focus on software stability and reliability appeared to be broadly correct – Apple kicking off things by talking about both performance increases, including those on older devices – there were also a number of new features.

Below we’ve summarised the main new iOS 12 features announced, and are asking you to pick your top three …

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WWDC 2018 Stories June 4, 2018

The opening day of WWDC 2018 has officially come to a close. It was a day chock full of announcements for Apple’s various operating systems, and we’re still learning more as we continue to dig through each of them.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed on an Apple event day, so read on as we roundup all of today’s news…

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At WWDC today, Apple officially announced the winners of the Apple Design Award for 2018. The company gives the award to applications that it feels best represent the capabilities and goals of its various platforms.

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A lot of viewers were surprised today to learn that many popular apps are going to be returning to the Mac App Store. Over the past few months, it has seemed like app after app has decided to forge ahead with direct to customer sales (see past 9to5mac coverage).

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WWDC 2018 keynote video now available to watch

Apple has made today’s WWDC keynote event available to watch on its website. If you weren’t able to keep up with all the news, follow along after the break for a recap of everything that was announced, link to the video, and more.

Following this morning’s WWDC keynote, Apple has quickly updated their Design Resources page, adding new elements introduced in iOS 12.

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Alongside the introduction of ARKit 2.0 this morning, Adobe has introduced what they call Project Aero, a new augmented reality authoring tool for designers and developers.

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After announcing watchOS 5 today, Apple has shared the hardware requirements for the latest operating system for its wearables.

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WWDC’s ‘The Developer Migration’ and ‘Source Code’ videos now live on YouTube

Apple’s WWDC keynote just ended, announcing with some exciting new features on all of its major platforms. With the keynote, Apple released two videos that resonate with developers. These videos are now available on YouTube.

Apple today announced its plan to bring UIKit to the Mac. This is a multi-year project. Apple is testing the new cross-platform frameworks with its own stock apps in macOS Mojave. It will be available to third-party developers in 2019.

Apple is extending the iOS interface frameworks to work well on the Mac windowing system. It specifically said that it will not be merging iOS and macOS.

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Apple detailed a brand new Mac App Store today during its WWDC keynote with a brand new UI, new APIs, and major apps coming soon.

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At its WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple has officially unveiled macOS 10.14 Mojave. The update will be available later this year to Mac users and includes new features, interface tweaks, and more. Head below for all of the details…

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