Testing out a liveblog plugin for WordPress by liveblogging WWDC.Apple WWDC 2013 by Courtney Engle Robertson
iOS 7 available in beta today, iPad beta in a few weeks, final release this fall, available for iPhone 4, iPad 2 & mini
Thieves can’t unlock without knowing your icloud username pwd
Facetime audio only
Tencent Weibo (Chinese social network integration)
Phone, Facetime, and message blocking
Per App VPN
- built into music app
- no mention of previously existing radio stations syndicated to iTunes Radio in older iTunes
- keeps track of history across devices
- preview and buy in iTunes Radio
iPad is 82% of all tablets on the market
90% of users use latest version of iOS vs 30% on Anroid (most using something released in 2010). Version fragmentation awful for developers
iWork for iCloud – Pages, Numbers, Keynote
- Create documents in a browser on Mac or PC
- Click within the web browser to type, all menu controls are still present.
– Still works well with Office – easily imports files
-300 Million – fastest growing cloud ever
-iTunes in the cloud most popular feature
-Enables Game Center
-Incredible scale – sends mind boggling iMessages and push notifications
-Seamlessly integrate services into OS X & iOS.
Next version of iWork integration via Roger Rosner
Mac Pro sneak peak:
new design, form factor
-”Can’t innovate anymore? My ass!”
- Unified thermal core
-Fastest ECC memory – 60GBPs bandwidth
-PCIe flash 2.5x faster than all other hard drives
-expansion is external
-thunderbolt 2 20Gbps, 6 devices per port, 2x faster, backward compatible
-graphics – dual workstation gpus 4096 stream processors, 528 GBps,
-3rd party displays supports up to 3 different 4k displays
-performance and graphics
Airport Base Stations:
New design, AirPort Extreme 802.11 AC Wifi
2 or 3TB HD
Macbook Air (Phil Schiller):
What is the future of the notebook?
All day battery life, Haswell ETC
Maverick Developer preview due today, final release for public this fall.
Improvements to calendar
alerts based upon real time traffic data, when to leave, etc.
iBooks coming to Mac
-highly interactive in media
-note taking abilities
Mapping integration for app developers to integrate Apple Maps into apps
Improvements to notifications
It’s a bunch of cars racing around on a mat on stage. I’m not sure what this has to do with anything. Real time accident traffic analytics. Remote controls and real world data collection. You can play with these cars using your phones.
Mac 5 year growth is up 100% over pc’s 18% overall growth. #1 in customer satisfaction and quality. 28 million copies of Mountain Lion shipped. 35% of users are using it vs Windows users slow to adopt 8.
Next OS X naming convention: not Sea Lion nor cats (due to dwindling supply). OS X Mavericks includes:
Multiple Displays (full screen sorely lacking from Mt. Lion!), includes dock on each
Airdrop via Air Play – move files around on a network more easily
Drag & Drop to Apple TV – example: Keynote
Less CPU activity per specific apps
Safari improvements – thumbnail view of Safari, sidebar, scroll through reading list, and shared links (from Twitter & LinkedIn follows), power saver, background tab optimization, process per tab, faster load, improved scrolling, optimized for retina displays.
Mail: accelerated scrolling.
New look for Reader
Password management. Credit card #s, wifi logins, always encrypted, synced across your systems, add only your icloud password. Safari will suggest keywords for you and remember them.