Monday, June 2, 2014

Apple's WWDC 2014 liveblog! Done



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Aaaaand, that's it!
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Tim's just asked everyone here who had a part in making today's keynote possible to stand up. Round of applause for them.
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"Apple engineers platforms, devices and services together. We do this so we can create a seamless experience for our users that is unparalleled in the industry. This is something only Apple can do."
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He's recapping how great all the new software and services work in harmony. "Together they provide a continuous and integrated experience."
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Tim Cook's back on stage: "It's been a fun morning." Sure has, Tim.
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And that's it for Swift. More good news: the iOS 8 developer preview is available today, and comes to the rest of us in the fall.
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In case you were wondering, the game has a blimp capturing balloons being fired at it from a pair of cannons -- SceneKit can also render the game in 3D.
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After adding some images from SpriteKit and adding in some other commands, we're watching the game run in the preview window. That was quick.
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Xcode is the name of the tool being used on stage, by the way, and it's being used to build a simple, 2D game.
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Swift is running the code and producing the results in real time (so you can see if your code's broken immediately... I think)
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Time for a taste of Swift. Yes, folks, we're about to watch a guy write some code on stage.
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Judging by the crowd's reaction, however, it seems that Swift will make developer's lives better, and consequently, that means you and I get better apps. EXCELSIOR.
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We won't get into the granular details, because, quite frankly, I'm not sure what Craig's talking about right now.
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And now, Apple's announcing Swift, a new programming language. It's superfast, faster than both Python and Objective C. It provides a whole list of updates and tools that have our dev-focused crowd hooting and hollering.
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Basically, SceneKit brings a 3D engine and a few other enhancements to game designers.
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Craig's back, and he's talking about SpriteKit enhancement and SceneKit for casual game designers.
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You can get the Zen garden demo app on the App Store for free, if you want to see what we just saw.
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We're seeing over 5,000 fluttering cherry blossom petals, a pool of koi fish and 3,500 butterflies moving around independently at various points. Truly amazing that all of these animations are running on a mobile device.
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Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games is now on stage to further preach the benefits of Metal. He's showing off how using Metal can render incredibly detailed graphics in real time.
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We're seeing a demo of Plants vs. Zombies now, and it's running the console engine (Frostbite) on an iPad. Craig's saying that Metal will give devs a 10x increase in performance.
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Craig's moved onto game development... talking about Metal, a much faster firmware layer that gives devs better access to iDevice hardware.
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Next up: CloudKit, a toolset that makes the cloud-based bits of app development easier.
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Looking forward to hearing who those "leaders" are.
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Apple's been working with "the leaders" in home automation, to come up with a wireless protocol that lets you pair securely, control individual devices, group devices and control your personal internet of things via Siri, too.
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On to HomeKit, Apple's oft rumored entry into home automation.
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As you'd expect, third parties can now use TouchID, but don't get access to your personal security info.
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Talking TouchID now. As a result of the feature, over 85% of users now have a passcode implementation (as opposed to less than 50% previously)
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FINALLY. Users can now install third-party keyboards, should Apple's new predictive set of keys not do it for you.
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Additionally, a Pinterest extension allows Craig to share a website photo with a couple taps, too.
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It did that translating in just a couple seconds, by the way.
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Now we're seeing an extension for Safari -- Bing translation does inline translation of a Japanese website.
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As for the widget capability, devs can now build widgets for the notification center (not for your home screen, sorry folks)
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Craig's telling us how apps are currently sandboxed to keep user information secure. iOS 8 is also allowing third parties to build widgets and extensions for other apps. Craig's demoing this using the photo app, which now can use third-party filters to adjust your photo.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 2:27 PM
Apple's built 4,000 new APIs for devs to hook into iOS.
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Craig's coming back up to regale us with the greatness of a new software development kit (SDK).
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(Previously, TestFlight was a standalone app.)
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TestFlight is a new beta service baked into iOS 8, so beta testing apps will be much easier for developers.
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With iOS 8, users will have an Explore tab, Trending Searches, continuous scroll for search results, related searches, an Editors' choice logo and app bundles. All so that folks can find and buy the apps they're looking for.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 2:23 PM
Tim's back on stage, and it looks like we're going to be talking much more about developer tools.
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Now we're moving on to new Siri features. "Hey Siri" starts her up; Shazam is now built in; you can make App Store purchases; and she now does streaming voice recognition.
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Wrap-up on the photos. The first 5GB of iCloud storage for those shots is free, 20GB for a buck a month and 200GB is available for $4.
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The desktop app has the same lighting and color adjustment tools as on iOS.
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Now we're gonna get a sneak peek of the new photo app for Mac. It won't be available until later this year, but he's showing how smoothly you can scroll through your photos and zoom in and out on individual pictures. It's buttery smooth, truly.
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He's showing us the editing tools. First up is a light adjustment, which changes brightness, contrast and other granular leveling options all at once. You can change those settings individually, but the app will do them all in concert to make the picture look as good as it can. Seeing it here in person, it appears to work pretty damn well.
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The editing tools are also improved. Now you can auto-straighten and color correct, among other features.
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iPhoto's also improved. It syncs all your photos across all your devices, provides smart suggestions when you search for photos and it gives you full access to all of your images in iCloud on any device.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 2:14 PM
Now, we're talking about the new Familyshare feature, that allows families (of up to 6 members) to share calendars, media purchases and more. It also gives parents' an approval notification on their device when a child tries to make a purchase.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 2:11 PM
Apple's also working with other health care providers to integrate with HealthKit as well.
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HealthKit works with third-party apps, and gives you granular control over your information and how it's used by HealthKit. Apple's working with Nike to get fitness info and the Mayo Clinic, so that doctors get real-time information and communication with patients.
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Craig's talking about how all the current health and fitness devices are siloed. No longer with Healthkit.
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Back to the good stuff... we're talking Health now.
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iOS 8 gets expanded password protection, support for 3rd party cloud service providers (like box or OneDrive), better email handling and more for business folks.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 2:07 PM
Apparently 98% of the Fortune 500 use iOS, in no small part due to all of the apps available for the platform.
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Aaaand, now we're talking.... the enterprise?
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Time to talk iCloud Drive. Drive allows you to work with a single version of a document on all of your devices (including Windows machines!).
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Oooh, turns out you can respond to voice messages by simply raising the phone to your ear, recording the message, then lowering the handset again -- no taps or swipes needed.
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Also, to keep those messages from chewing up your memory, they self destruct after listening (you can choose to keep them)
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Now, we're getting to see the audio and picture sharing capability. SELFIE TIME.
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Demo time, once again. He's showing off the details button. Which displays all of the people on the message thread, a map of the members' locations, the option to share your location, add folks to the thread, and the ability to turn on a Do not Disturb feature (which shuts off reminders for this thread).
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iMessage also now has a tap to talk feature to send voice and video messages directly through the app.
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Group messaging's also getting improved: You can name the thread, add and remove people from the thread (including yourself) and share your location on a thread.
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MICHAEL GORMAN 1:59 PM
No matter if you are in iMessage, email, whatever, it makes suggestions based upon how you usually speak with that particular person (so professional for work; more, ahem, colorful for personal messages). Also, the learning is stored locally on your device.
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Quicktype is the new addition, and it is an improved recommendation engine. It's context-sensitive.
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NEW KEYBOARD ALERT. Finally, iOS is getting a new software keyboard.
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On to Spotlight on iOS. It makes suggestions, shows points of interest, directions, news, apps from the App Store, songs on device or iTunes, movies being shown at nearby theaters and movies available for purchase/streaming, too.
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Craig's walking us through Mail on iOS, which allows you to tag and dismiss emails via swiping through them in the left hand rail message list.
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Now he's showing off the home button double-tap view that shows your favorite contacts. The contacts are circular and look like Facebook's chat heads.
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Craig's demoing the new interactive notifications, which work with third party apps, by the way.
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Now, a double tap onscreen lets you see your contacts, and the same birds eye view of tabs, and left rail for bookmarks and your reading list on the new desktop version is coming to Safari on iOS, too.
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Naturally, the new version builds upon iOS 7. First up are interactive notifications, so when you get one that pops up at the top of your screen, you can pull it down to deal with it or respond to it.
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iOS 8 is continuing that momentum, and Craig's coming back on to talk about the new features it brings.
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"We couldn't be happier with the momentum of iOS."
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"That means that Android customers aren't getting the latest features... or the security updates they need." And 99% of mobile malware is on Android.
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89% of iOS users are running the latest version. Android's got a paltry 9% adoption rate for KitKat.
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Tim's taking shots at Android now. Saying that lots of its new customers are switching from Android to iOS 7. Why? According to Cook, iOS has a 97% overall customer satisfaction rating.
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iOS devices are legion. Tim's telling us that Apple's sold 100 million iPod touches, 200 million iPads and over 500 million iPhones
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Now, Tim Cook's back, and he's talking about iOS.
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Additionally, Apple's opening up Yosemite to some non-devs this summer through a beta program.
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All these new features are available to developers today, with everyone else getting Yosemite FOR FREE in the fall.

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That's all from Dre. Cool points, obtained.
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Early riser.
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Dre wants to know what time he should show up for work. To beat Tim Cook to the office, you gotta get there at 4:30AM!
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Of course it is.
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"How you doin', this is Dre."
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You knew they had to fit Dre in here.
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The hand-off feature is really working well during this demo. Craig's just dissed his mom (by ignoring her call) on his Mac. However, to prove it works, he's dialing Dr. Dre to welcome him to the Apple family.
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Demo time. He's emailing embarrassing photos of Eddy Cue to his friends. NO CAMERAS AT KARAOKE NIGHT, Y'ALL.
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And, if a phone number shows up on a webpage, you can highlight and dial it directly from your Mac.
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Next up, you can now receive and make calls from your Mac or your iPhone. (A notification pops up onscreen to ask if you'd like to answer.)
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Additionally, if your Mac is currently without WiFi, it'll sense when your iPhone is around and will provide your iPhone as an option in your list of networks -- tethering is now super easy. Very slick.
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Hand-off is the next new feature. It allows for different devices to be aware of what the others are doing. The example Craig gives is an email being composed on your iPhone, and the dock on your Mac will populate an icon prompting you to finish things up on your laptop.
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First up: AirDrop, which now works between iOS and Mac.
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Next up: Continuity. I've a hunch this'll be about flow between OS X and iOS.
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Pretty nifty feature.
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Now he's showing off some new image handling features in mail. Basically, you can now add in markup (like Skitch or Jing), and zoom into specific parts of images before you email them.
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He's showing off the new Spotlight search in the address bar, and scrolling side to side through your tabs. Additionally, you can get a birds eye view of all your tabs in one shot as well (Safari groups the tabs by domain, and stacks 'em up like cards)
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Now we're getting a demo of Safari.
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Craig's now telling us how Safari is standards compliant, and it doesn't require plugins to play video. That's a big deal because it can (allegedly) get you up to 2 more hours of battery life when watching video. It also has the fastest JavaScript compiler of any major browser (read: Chrome)
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It's a much cleaner, simpler look.
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Now, we're on to Safari. The favorites bar is not visible by default, because you get your favorites popping up as soon as you click on the address bar. It also delivers RSS feeds in your Safari sidebar, and it's gotten one click social sharing with a single button in the righthand corner.
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Mail Drop is a new feature that'll allow you to email attachments up to 5GB in size. How? It automagically separates the file from the email, shoves it into iCloud and forwards a link to the file along with the email. Mac users will get the file without clicking; other clients can get to it through the link.
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Now, we're talking about Mail. Reliable syncing, fast message fetching and the new Yosemite look are all a part of the new version.
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Next up: iCloud Drive. All of your iCloud drive files are available in folders from Finder now. Those files are auto-synced across devices and are fully searchable and taggable.
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Spotlight is really getting closer to Google now. Craig just showed us how it can do conversions for distance (feet to meters), and it can give you food recommendations and movie times, depending on what you're looking for.
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Craig's jumping around here... now he's talking about Spotlight again. Showing us how a person search gives you their contact info and any other documents or other appointments you have scheduled with them.
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Back to the notification center. Weather, world clock, stocks and reminder widgets are all available (along with several others like ESPN Sportscenter and calculator).
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Calendar now gets a new day view, along with a right side bar that gives you the details of your appointments.
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Spotlight is going to be taking center stage, too. Literally, a big search bar shows up in the middle of your screen now, with results popping up beneath it as you search.
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Notification Center is getting a refresh as well. You get a today view that shows your full day ahead along with a notifications pane. Tabs let you switch between them.
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We're looking at left rail navigation for multiple applications (Facetime, iMessage, etc.) to give it a uniform interface.
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Yosemite now comes with a dark mode, so you can have dark gray toolbars instead of the white translucent framing of prior versions.
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Among the new icons: a refreshed trashcan... looks like frosted glass now instead of metal mesh.

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The focus of OS X design is clarity and usability. The window title bar is now translucent, so you can see doc scroll beneath it, and the finder window changes its color temperature to match your wallpaper.
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Video over. GIVE US DETAILS, CRAIG.
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Yosemite comes with a new design. OS X began with a bold aqua design, which has been refined over the years. Now we've got a video showing off some reworked typography and iconography.
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Ultimately, they arrived at OS X Yosemite. Good choice, Craig.
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Craig's telling us how Apple's marketing team searched for the next version name for OS X. Among the discarded ideas: Oxnard, Rancho Cucamunga, and Weed (all real places in California, btw.)
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But enough about the past, now Craig Federighi is coming up to tell us about the future of OS X.
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Time to take shots at Windows 8 adoption -- only 14% of users have made the jump, according to Cook.
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Over 40 million copies of OS X 10.9 Mavericks have been installed, which is over 50% of Mac users. That's the fastest adoption in history.
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We're starting with Mac and OS X. "We're shipping the best Macs in history." The PC industry is shrinking (by 5%), but Mac adoption is growing.
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Tim's telling us that this year is all about OS X and iOS, and that they'll be better integrated than ever.
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More WWDC factoids. Youngest dev in the audience: 13. 9 million registered devs, almost a 50% increase over last year.
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Now he's regaling us with WWDC's history, how it began in 1990, and it's grown incredibly since then. Now over 1,000 Apple engineers are here, and 2/3 of the attendees are here for the first time (me included!)
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"Good morning. Welcome to San Francisco." he says. We're here to celebrate the dev community.
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Commercial over. And we've got a Tim Cook sighting!
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Now we've got an amputee who has a very sophisticated hand prosthetic -- and an iOS app lets him adjust how his hand works.
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Now we've got a baseball coach telling us how the iPad has allowed him to break down his players' swings and teach them how to crush a baseball (off a tee, but still).
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In summary: We're watching an extended commercial for Airbnb, Words with Friends, Tinder, etc.
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The video's moved on to testimonials about how much folks love various apps.
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Somewhat anticlimactic. Was hoping for fireworks shooting from the stage around Tim Cook as he walked out. Missed opportunity, Apple.
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And we're starting things off with a video of people on the street explaining what a developer is.
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Lights are dimming.... LET THE MADNESS BEGIN.
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Five minutes till the show begins...
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T-minus ten minutes if things run according to schedule. GET PUMPED, PEOPLE.
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I mean, any Apple event is a good day... but best day of my life? Not without 5 new iPhones, Mr. Cook.
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We've got "Best day of my Life" by American Author's blaring right now. Seems a bit presumptuous, no?
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Healthbook, home automation, iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 seems like plenty to me. Here's hoping Brad's lunatic notion of 5 new iPhones is real. WE NEED MORE IPHONES, PEOPLE.
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Big crowd here today... as you'd expect. The excitement in the room is palpable. Lots of folks wondering what we'll see. Word on the street is that Cupertino won't be showing off any new hardware today. What do y'all think?
  • BRAD MOLEN5 new iphones, Michael.
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Got thoughts on what Tim Cook will be giving us this morning? Hit me up @Numeson or Brad @phonewisdom on Twitter.
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Aaaaaand we're here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Who's we? I'm Michael Gorman, and I'll be tickling the keys at this here keynote, while Brad Molen is handling the photography this morning.

Ready or not, here it comes: The annual WWDC keynote. This is the holy grail for Apple faithful, as CEO Tim Cook and his team of executives show off most of the company's new firmware and -- in many cases -- a few pieces of hardware as well. As usual, we're liveblogging the event, which means we're looking at roughly two hours of Apple news. So if that's your thing, or if you're simply just curious to see what Tim Cook's going to say, stay locked in right here as we fill you in on every detail!

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