Monday, June 10, 2013

Apple WWDC 2013 liveblog! part 2

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TIM STEVENS 9:02 PM
Signing off from San Francisco, have great days!
  • RYAN BLOCKNamaste.
TIM STEVENS 9:02 PM
Thanks so much for joining us. How did we do? Let us know! I'm @Tim_Stevens on Twitter. We're also @darrenmurph@ryan@tnkgrl, and @bheater.
RYAN BLOCK 9:01 PM
Wait, so Apple is running brand-building campaigns now? If that isn't defensive, I don't know what is.
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
But, we're going to try to chase down one of those new Airs and see what other kind of trouble we can get into.
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
Lights are up! No new MacBook Pros!
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
"Have a great conference, enjoy the week. Thank you."
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
This ad will be showing up on TV starting tonight.
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TIM STEVENS 9:00 PM
"We spend a lot of time on a few great things until every idea we touch enhances each life it touches." Again, it's the sentiment from the beginning.
RYAN BLOCK 9:00 PM
I gotta say, Tim sounds remarkably defensive about Apple's ability to continue innovating.
TIM STEVENS 9:00 PM
"This is it, this is what matters. The experience of a product."
TIM STEVENS 8:59 PM
New commercial that talks about these values playing now.
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TIM STEVENS 8:59 PM
"I'd like to close this morning with a reminder. That our goal at Apple is to make amazing products that our customers love. Really great products that enrich peoples' lives. The words you saw at the beginning of the show are more than just words to us. They are the values we live by. They drive us. You've seen them reflected in our products over the years ... And you'll continue to see them reflected in the products we do over the future."
  • TIM STEVENSPhew.
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TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
Tim just thanked everyone at Apple for their support, and expressed his pride.
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RYAN BLOCK 8:58 PM
Back in a few everybody, gotta go download the iOS 7 beta. We're done right? No?
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TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
...one more thing...?
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
"We are incredibly proud of all of these products." He's winding down, no new Pros?
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
And iTunes Radio, of course.
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
"It's the biggest change to iOS since the introduction if iPhone." That's the tagline, folks.
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
... iWork for iCloud, iOS 7...
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
He's running down the list of things. OS X Mavericks, the new MacBook Airs, a new Mac Pro...
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
Tim is back. "What a morning, we've seen some incredible products."
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TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
"That is iOS 7, I hope you like it."
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and the 5th gen iPod touch.
  • RYAN BLOCKCalled it.
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TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
iPad betas "in the coming weeks" and a final release "this fall" of course.
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
It's in beta today on the iPhone! For developers...
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
This includes Directions API, barcode scanning, P2P connectivity.
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TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
Wow, 1,500 new APIs. Developers just emitted a combination of excitement and dread at having to learn them all.
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TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
You'll need to sign in to the phone again to re-activate it! "We think this will be a really powerful theft deterrent."
RYAN BLOCK 8:55 PM
FaceTime and Message blocking! Robocallers and ex-girlfriends beware.
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TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
"Now, with Activation Lock. If a thief tries to turn off Find My iPhone or if they wipe the device entirely, they will not be able to re-activate it."
TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
Now we're going to talk about Activation Lock.
TIM STEVENS 8:54 PM
We're hearing about a few other features, including FaceTime Audio, so video-free calls. There's notification-sync across devices, per-app VPN, there's Tencent Weibo integration and, you can block people in Message for those who "just won't let go."
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TIM STEVENS 8:54 PM
"Of course, we're bringing it all to iPad as well."
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Craig is back up, now.
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TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Wow, so no subscription plan!
  • TIM STEVENSAlso, presumably, no offline play?
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Starts in the US, other countries coming "over time."
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TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Free, with ads, "and if you're an iTunes Match subscriber it's completely ad-free."
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
It works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and it works in iTunes on the Mac and AppleTV.
TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
And, if you look in the history, you can see all the songs you've ever listened to and, yes, buy them.
  • TIM STEVENSNo subscription deal?
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TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
If you tap on the star, you can say to play more songs like this, say never play it again or add it to a wishlist.
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TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
We're going to rock out to a new station: Led Zeppelin. Mr. Cue, it seems, has a whole lotta love.
  • RYAN BLOCKWait, wasn't Zep not previously available in iTunes?
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TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
Eddy had a Shakira station, no lie.
RYAN BLOCK 8:51 PM
They did a songs from WWDC 2013 station? You guys.
TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
You can skip to the next song (Bruno Mars) and, if you like, you can make your own stations.
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TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
Tap on a station and, go figure, it plays! We're listening to Maroon 5. Will they be making another appearance?
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
There are featured stations on the top that you can swipe through, including a station of the music used at WWDC.
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TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
It's built right in the Music app, and we're going to jump right in a demo.
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
Here it is!
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
Go landscape and you see all your albums in a grid view. Tap on one to zoom in and play. "The music app is the best way to listen to your music, but today we're introducing an amazing way to discover new music. We're calling it, iTunes Radio."
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TIM STEVENS 8:49 PM
You can look at movies and TV shows too.
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TIM STEVENS 9:02 PM
Signing off from San Francisco, have great days!
  • RYAN BLOCKNamaste.
TIM STEVENS 9:02 PM
Thanks so much for joining us. How did we do? Let us know! I'm @Tim_Stevens on Twitter. We're also @darrenmurph@ryan@tnkgrl, and @bheater.
RYAN BLOCK 9:01 PM
Wait, so Apple is running brand-building campaigns now? If that isn't defensive, I don't know what is.
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
But, we're going to try to chase down one of those new Airs and see what other kind of trouble we can get into.
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
Lights are up! No new MacBook Pros!
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
"Have a great conference, enjoy the week. Thank you."
TIM STEVENS 9:01 PM
This ad will be showing up on TV starting tonight.
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TIM STEVENS 9:00 PM
"We spend a lot of time on a few great things until every idea we touch enhances each life it touches." Again, it's the sentiment from the beginning.
RYAN BLOCK 9:00 PM
I gotta say, Tim sounds remarkably defensive about Apple's ability to continue innovating.
TIM STEVENS 9:00 PM
"This is it, this is what matters. The experience of a product."
TIM STEVENS 8:59 PM
New commercial that talks about these values playing now.
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TIM STEVENS 8:59 PM
"I'd like to close this morning with a reminder. That our goal at Apple is to make amazing products that our customers love. Really great products that enrich peoples' lives. The words you saw at the beginning of the show are more than just words to us. They are the values we live by. They drive us. You've seen them reflected in our products over the years ... And you'll continue to see them reflected in the products we do over the future."
  • TIM STEVENSPhew.
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TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
Tim just thanked everyone at Apple for their support, and expressed his pride.
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RYAN BLOCK 8:58 PM
Back in a few everybody, gotta go download the iOS 7 beta. We're done right? No?
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TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
...one more thing...?
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
"We are incredibly proud of all of these products." He's winding down, no new Pros?
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
And iTunes Radio, of course.
TIM STEVENS 8:58 PM
"It's the biggest change to iOS since the introduction if iPhone." That's the tagline, folks.
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
... iWork for iCloud, iOS 7...
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
He's running down the list of things. OS X Mavericks, the new MacBook Airs, a new Mac Pro...
TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
Tim is back. "What a morning, we've seen some incredible products."
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TIM STEVENS 8:57 PM
"That is iOS 7, I hope you like it."
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and the 5th gen iPod touch.
  • RYAN BLOCKCalled it.
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TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
iPad betas "in the coming weeks" and a final release "this fall" of course.
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
It's in beta today on the iPhone! For developers...
TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
This includes Directions API, barcode scanning, P2P connectivity.
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TIM STEVENS 8:56 PM
Wow, 1,500 new APIs. Developers just emitted a combination of excitement and dread at having to learn them all.
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TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
You'll need to sign in to the phone again to re-activate it! "We think this will be a really powerful theft deterrent."
RYAN BLOCK 8:55 PM
FaceTime and Message blocking! Robocallers and ex-girlfriends beware.
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TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
"Now, with Activation Lock. If a thief tries to turn off Find My iPhone or if they wipe the device entirely, they will not be able to re-activate it."
TIM STEVENS 8:55 PM
Now we're going to talk about Activation Lock.
TIM STEVENS 8:54 PM
We're hearing about a few other features, including FaceTime Audio, so video-free calls. There's notification-sync across devices, per-app VPN, there's Tencent Weibo integration and, you can block people in Message for those who "just won't let go."
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TIM STEVENS 8:54 PM
"Of course, we're bringing it all to iPad as well."
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Craig is back up, now.
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TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Wow, so no subscription plan!
  • TIM STEVENSAlso, presumably, no offline play?
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Starts in the US, other countries coming "over time."
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TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
Free, with ads, "and if you're an iTunes Match subscriber it's completely ad-free."
TIM STEVENS 8:53 PM
It works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and it works in iTunes on the Mac and AppleTV.
TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
And, if you look in the history, you can see all the songs you've ever listened to and, yes, buy them.
  • TIM STEVENSNo subscription deal?
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TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
If you tap on the star, you can say to play more songs like this, say never play it again or add it to a wishlist.
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TIM STEVENS 8:52 PM
We're going to rock out to a new station: Led Zeppelin. Mr. Cue, it seems, has a whole lotta love.
  • RYAN BLOCKWait, wasn't Zep not previously available in iTunes?
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TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
Eddy had a Shakira station, no lie.
RYAN BLOCK 8:51 PM
They did a songs from WWDC 2013 station? You guys.
TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
You can skip to the next song (Bruno Mars) and, if you like, you can make your own stations.
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TIM STEVENS 8:51 PM
Tap on a station and, go figure, it plays! We're listening to Maroon 5. Will they be making another appearance?
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
There are featured stations on the top that you can swipe through, including a station of the music used at WWDC.
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TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
It's built right in the Music app, and we're going to jump right in a demo.
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
Here it is!
TIM STEVENS 8:50 PM
Go landscape and you see all your albums in a grid view. Tap on one to zoom in and play. "The music app is the best way to listen to your music, but today we're introducing an amazing way to discover new music. We're calling it, iTunes Radio."
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TIM STEVENS 8:49 PM
You can look at movies and TV shows too.
We're now looking at the new music player. Tap an artist and you see all of their songs from your library, whether local or in the cloud.
 
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TIM STEVENS 8:48 PM
"The App Store updates your apps automatically." Huge cheers! Let's hope that nobody pushes out a bogus update.
  • TIM STEVENSCould this finally be the dawn of delta updates?
  • RYAN BLOCKFinally.
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There's a new App Store too, and you can look at apps that are popular near where you're at. So, if you're at a public event, the app for that event will bubble up to the top.
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"What if you could get iOS on the screen that is built into your car, so that you could make phone calls, play music ... right on the screen of your car, or eyes-free using Siri."
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A grid of 16 manufacturers is going to be supporting this in 2014 including, yes, Ferrari.
  • RYAN BLOCKNo Tesla? Womp.
TIM STEVENS 8:47 PM
You call people by voice, get directions, play music, and get messages read to you before dictating a response, all eyes-free.
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"Siri is also a big part of our next feature. iOS in the car." Yes, of course Eddy "Ferrari Board Member" Cue would get to talk about this part.
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TIM STEVENS 8:46 PM
Twitter is now integrated, and WIkipedia and Bing too. Yes, Bing.
  • TIM STEVENSResponse of the crowd: "Hmm?"
  • RYAN BLOCKSaywhat.
TIM STEVENS 8:45 PM
You can say "play my last voicemail" or "turn on Bluetooth" or "increase my brightness." if you like
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There is also French and German and they'll be adding "other languages over time."
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TIM STEVENS 8:45 PM
Ooh, she has a sound wave on the bottom now. And a new voice! And yes, you can choose male now too if you like.
TIM STEVENS 8:44 PM
"So let's talk about Siri."
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Eddy Cue is now coming up on stage to talk about services integration!
TIM STEVENS 8:44 PM
If you go into landscape, you get a full-screen interface for scrolling through all the photos in a Stream.
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You can share video, too, via iCloud Photo Sharing. Time for a rebrand?
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Others can post into your photo stream as well, now.
TIM STEVENS 8:43 PM
We're seeing AirDrop again, sharing photos on iCloud into Photo Streams.
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TIM STEVENS 8:42 PM
You can also hold your finger on any of the collections in these moments and scrub your finger side to side to find the right one. Then, you can edit it.
TIM STEVENS 8:42 PM
You can also hold your finger in to any of the collections in these moments and scrub your finger side to side to find the right one. Then, you can edit it.
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If you pinch, moments go to a higher level, aggregating moments in to bigger chunks.
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RYAN BLOCK 8:41 PM
Boy, I cannot wait to see some of the locations erroneously associated with users' photo sets. Setting up a single serving Tumblr now.
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TIM STEVENS 8:41 PM
It categorizes photos based on location and time.
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He's showing an endless stream of photos. "It doesn't have to be this way." Photos in iOS 7 will organize them into "moments."
  • TIM STEVENSIf you were along for our Google I/O liveblog, you might be getting deja vu right now...
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TIM STEVENS 8:39 PM
Here's the new camera interface, including integrated filters and swiping between the photo and video controls.
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Supported on iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini and 5th generation iPod touch. But, sadly, nothing older.
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We're looking at sharing photos, which you can do by tapping on photos of friends. "No need to wander around the room bumping your phones." Yes, another Samsung jab.
  • RYAN BLOCKGood one, Craig. (Ahem.)



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"So of course there's much, much, much more in iOS 7, including AirDrop." Yes, you weren't imagining things.
RYAN BLOCK 8:38 PM
I love how Apple's Safari demos always make me want to start using Safari. And yet I always wind up back in Chrome...
TIM STEVENS 8:37 PM
And, now, multi-tasking. Double-tap the home button and you can drag between running apps. Each one is represented by the current view with its icon hovering below.
TIM STEVENS 8:37 PM
You can do it from within an app, too.
TIM STEVENS 8:37 PM
We're going to look at Control Center. Again, just swipe up from the bottom bezel and you get all the controls.
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Tabs are all vertically stacked and flow in and out. "You're no longer limited to just 8." Big claps for that.
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And, like on Mavericks, you can scroll between your Reading List entries in one big line.

TIM STEVENS 8:35 PM
As you type in the search box, it's making suggestions quickly, both in you bookmarks, history and searches of course.
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Swipe from the left bezel and you'll go back.
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As you scroll down, the controls on the top recede, much like Chrome on Android these days.
TIM STEVENS 8:34 PM
Safari demo time!
TIM STEVENS 8:34 PM
Now we're going to talk about Safari. There's a "smart" search field, which will bring up your favorites when you tap it. Tabs are stacked vertically now. And, yes, it has iCloud Keychain integration.

RYAN BLOCK 8:33 PM
Palm webOS cards: the iOSening.
TIM STEVENS 8:33 PM
Double-click and you get to the pane view of multiple applications. It looks a lot like cards on webOS, minus the bezel gestures.
TIM STEVENS 8:33 PM
It will also adjust to network conditions to save battery life, suck down app updates at once to try and save battery life too. And, it will manage notifications better, too.

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The OS will monitor your usage habits and run apps automatically so that they're ready to go when you launch them. So, keeping your news feed fresh in Facebook, for example
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Multitasking is next. "Now, in iOS 7, I'm pleased to announce we're going to have multitasking for all apps." The future is here, folks.
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RYAN BLOCK 8:31 PM
So, who else thinks this release isn't going to back past the iPhone 4S? Maybe the 4, but I'm guessing 3GS users will be left in the cold on this one.
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So, who else thinks this release isn't going to back past the iPhone 4S? Maybe the 4, but I'm guessing 3GS users will be left in the cold on this one.

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We're going to talk about 10 features, first being Control Center.
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TIM STEVENS 8:30 PM
Sidenote: they just turned the AC back on, which should bring the temperature down below 120 degrees.
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There's a "Today" view of notifications that shows your calendar, stocks and other updates, which you can get to from the lock screen.
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You can also swipe on an individual message to delete, ala Gmail and others.
TIM STEVENS 8:28 PM
Now Mail. "The type is just so clean." Photos show up edge-to-edge and, of course, you can swipe from the left bezel to see messages.
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Multiple pages in a folder now!
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In Messages, you can swipe from the left bezel and look at a list of messages.
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We're looking at the keyboard now, and you can see the content barely below.
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TIM STEVENS 8:27 PM
Exit out of an app and it shrinks away. In Calendar you can swipe from day to day. Landscape gives you the full week.
RYAN BLOCK 8:27 PM
Design is back.
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You can pinch on the screen to see all your locations in one simple view.
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TIM STEVENS 8:26 PM
We're looking at Weather. You can tap and swipe through locations. With each one, you get beautiful representations, including thunder and lightning, and even snow in the North Pole.
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Okay, Criag just unlocked with his super-secret pass code of 1-2-3-4.
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Demo time!
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"The clocks look great, and even apps like Stocks and Compass have this look of precision, this sense of purpose."
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"And Game Center: we just completely ran out of green felt!"
TIM STEVENS 8:25 PM
Game Center, too, is completely redesigned.
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"It's great for apps you use every day, like Messages." Everything looks flat and clean. "Your friends never looked better."TIM STEVENS 8:24 PM
As you move the device, it tracks your motion and uses parallax to let you see behind the icons. "It carries over the entire system, this liveliness."
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The lock screen is simple, flat. Swipe upward to unlock.

TIM STEVENS 8:24 PM
"I'm absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to show you iOS 7."
TIM STEVENS 8:23 PM
Craig is going to come back up and show off iOS 7.

RYAN BLOCK 8:23 PM
Tim: "You are absolutely going to love iOS 7."
Someone from the crowd shouts: "I love you!"
Tim: "Thank you."

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TIM STEVENS 8:23 PM
"This major effort is only possible because of the incredible collaboration between Jony and his amazing design team and Craig and his amazing engineering team."
TIM STEVENS 8:23 PM
Tim is genuinely happy, you can tell. Big smile on his face that he can't contain. "You are going to absolutely love iOS 7."
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TIM STEVENS 8:22 PM
Big, big round of applause for that.

RYAN BLOCK 8:22 PM
Shouting from the audience as Cook strides back up on stage grinning ear to ear.
TIM STEVENS 8:22 PM
Phew, that was something. Now Tim is back to talk in ernest.
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"To create it, we brought together a broad range of expertise."
TIM STEVENS 8:22 PM
"We wanted to take an experience that people know very well and add to it."
TIM STEVENS 8:21 PM
True multi-tasking! It looks like you can now swipe between apps.

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"Even the simple act of changing your wallpaper has a very noticeable effect on how your iphone looks and feels across the entire system."
TIM STEVENS 8:21 PM
Wow, we just saw something of a 3D home screen. Tilt the phone and you see behind the icons.
RYAN BLOCK 8:21 PM
Huge applause for what's being shown in the video, and this time it's not being seeded from the Apple section.
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TIM STEVENS 8:21 PM
Big applause for this. iOS finally looks like the OS that Apple would make.
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Translucency is a common thing and looks amazing. You can very faintly see through the keyboard, for example.TIM STEVENS 8:20 PM
Typography is redone, all the icons are redesigned, a new palette of colors...
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Wow, there's a beautiful, frosted glass-like overlay for popups.
RYAN BLOCK 8:19 PM
Hot.
TIM STEVENS 8:19 PM
Oooh, new slide to unlock screen. "iOS 7 is a clear representation of these goals."
TIM STEVENS 8:19 PM
"I think there is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency... True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absence of clutter and ornamentation. It's about bringing order to complexity."
TIM STEVENS 8:18 PM
"Ultimately, of course, design defines so much of our experience. "
TIM STEVENS 8:18 PM
It's Jony Ive. "We have always thought of design as being so much more than the way something looks. It's the whole thing, the way something works on so many different levels."TIM STEVENS 8:18 PM
...are you hungry yet? I kind of am, actually. Breakfast seems ages ago.
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TIM STEVENS 8:18 PM
It's time for a video to whet our appetite...
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TIM STEVENS 8:18 PM
"iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone. It's packed with amazing new features and a stunning new user interface."
TIM STEVENS 8:17 PM
And there it is, the skinny 7 logo!
TIM STEVENS 8:17 PM
"The team at Apple has been working incredibly hard on the latest version of iOS, and today it's a great thrill to announce iOS 7."
TIM STEVENS 8:17 PM
"This is why we get so excited when we're working on a new version of iOS, because we know that we can positively effect new developers and hundreds of millions of users. And that is exactly what we've been up to."
RYAN BLOCK 8:17 PM
Uh oh, Tim's busting out the funny numbers. iOS 6 is the most popular mobile OS -- if you're only comparing it to Jelly Bean.
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"This version fragmentation is terrible for developers, as many of you know. In fact, if you do the math, you would find that iOS 6 is the world's most popular operating system."
TIM STEVENS 8:16 PM
"More than a third of Android users are using an operating system that was released in 2010! And if you look at the customers of each operating system, which are using the latest version, it's not even close."IMAGE UPLOADED 8:16 PM
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TIM STEVENS 8:16 PM
93 percent of iOS users are on iOS 6. "That's in stark contrast to the world of Android." Mocking laughter in the room.
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97 percent satisfaction for iOS devices, and 73 percent of those were "very satisfied." That compares to 53 percent of Windows Phone and 49 percent for Android.
  • TIM STEVENSSorry BlackBerry, you're at 32 percent.
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TIM STEVENS 8:14 PM
JD Power has given nine consecutive awards to celebrate that.
TIM STEVENS 8:14 PM
"It's also clear that if people are using their devices more, they're loving them more."
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iPad and iPhone both featured higher in online shopping than Android on Black Friday last year.TIM STEVENS 8:14 PM
"Just like iOS customers buy more of your incredible apps, they also apparently buy a lot of everything else."
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TIM STEVENS 8:13 PM
On the iPad, its 82 percent to 18 percent for "other."
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TIM STEVENS 8:13 PM
Smartphone usage, 50 percent higher on the iPhone than on other platforms. Mobile web share is 60 percent for iOS vs. 24 percent for Android.
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RYAN BLOCK 8:13 PM
Last WWDC Apple had sold ~365 million iOS devices. That is some pretty ridiculous growth over the last year.
TIM STEVENS 8:13 PM
"We want to make the best products that people use more and love more than anyone elses, and I'm really happy to tell you that people are using our devices more than others."
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TIM STEVENS 8:12 PM
600 million iOS devices sold. "An incredible number."
TIM STEVENS 8:12 PM
"iOS is the world's most advanced mobile operating system. It powers the world's best mobile devices."
TIM STEVENS 8:12 PM
"Next we'd like to turn our attention to iOS."
TIM STEVENS 8:12 PM
And that's that, Tim is back.
TIM STEVENS 8:12 PM
It's available today as a developer beta. "We'll expand that beta to include all users of iCloud later this year."
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TIM STEVENS 8:11 PM
"Like all websites, we run best in Safari." Supported in IE and Chrome, too.
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TIM STEVENS 8:11 PM
"Alright, that is iWork for iCloud."
RYAN BLOCK 8:11 PM
On Windows: "I've got IE and Chrome here. I'm going to open up Chrome." Burn.
TIM STEVENS 8:11 PM
We're trying it in Chrome here. Performance appears to be the same from what little we can see.
TIM STEVENS 8:10 PM
"Alright, I'm sure everyone wants to know, how does this work on Windows?" They're running Windows on a Mac! you can even view the presentation through the browser too, complete with 3D animations.
TIM STEVENS 8:10 PM
"This is all happening in a browser, it's pretty incredible," Roger keeps reminding us.
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We're adding a new slide... "The History of Pigments." And, again, you can drag an image around, get the alignment guides, change the mask. Quite impressive, again just like the desktop.
TIM STEVENS 8:09 PM
Time for Keynote now. Opening a presentation called "The Store of Pigments."
TIM STEVENS 8:09 PM
"A real spreadsheet. Again, this is all happening in a web browser." Tentative applause.

We're looking at some spreadhseets now and editing a formula. It's quite powerful, just like on the desktop.
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TIM STEVENS 8:08 PM
"We know we live in a world full of Microsoft Office documents," and yes, we're looking at one now. You can just drag it into iWork for iCloud and it's uploaded instantly. Editing in Pages for iCloud works just fine.
TIM STEVENS 8:07 PM
We're changing the image styles and, yes, you can still drag and drop images from your desktop. Text still reflows, just like on the desktop.
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It's fully editable, of course, and he's re-styling it in real-time. WYSIWYG is on the web, folks.
TIM STEVENS 8:07 PM
"Great fonts, graphics, images, page layouts..." yup, it looks like a document.
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Creating a document allows access to templates, but we're going to open an existing one.
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TIM STEVENS 8:06 PM
We're bringing up Safari and bringing up the Pages web app.
RYAN BLOCK 8:06 PM
iWork for iCloud: otherwise known as iWork in the browser that Apple launched a few years ago, but then canned. Well, it's back.
TIM STEVENS 8:06 PM
Demo time!
TIM STEVENS 8:06 PM
It's iWork for iCloud! Yes, it works on a Mac or a PC -- via browser, of course.
TIM STEVENS 8:06 PM
"Later this year, we're going to have awesome new releases of both our Mac and our iOS suites. But today, I want to introduce the newest member of our iWork family."
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He said it was "born on the Mac" and it's on iOS too. Windows version...?
TIM STEVENS 8:05 PM
"We think it's the best way to create beautiful documents, spreadsheets and presentations."
TIM STEVENS 8:05 PM
Roger Rosner is up on stage now to talk iWork.
TIM STEVENS 8:05 PM
"Today, we want to show you how we're deeply integrating iCloud into the next generation of iWork."
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TIM STEVENS 8:04 PM
"iCloud also has incredible scale." 800 billion iMessages, 7.4 trillion push notifications.
  • RYAN BLOCKThat's it?
TIM STEVENS 8:04 PM
240,000,000 million users in Game Center. And, yes, it's the old, skeu'd icon we're seeing now.
  • TIM STEVENSMind you, the iCloud icon is flat...
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300,000,000 iCloud accounts, making it "the fastest growing cloud service ever." It took Facebook 5 years to reach that many accounts.

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