WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple’s Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

 

Apple WWDC Developer Conference is THE media event of the spring for Apple fanboys and girls everywhere. It is usually the place we get our first look at the next versions of iOS and OS X but, more than that, it is the event that reveals Apple’s overall direction for their products. At times there are also some hardware announcements.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

And, while this is more geared to developers, the fact that the Apple Store online is currently down indicates that there will be some new hardware revealed. We have been careful not to speculate and quote rumors but serious news sources are now making it clear that we will be seeing iOS 7, a new streaming music service and more when the Keynote address begins at 10am PST.

The event is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, but Apple is streaming live to Apple TVs and through their website. We’ll share everything as it comes in. Be sure to check the comments, and add your own thoughts.

Stay tuned.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

 

Ready to go.

Telling everyone to turn off sound on devices…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Began with a bit of video pointing to the fact that more doesn’t mean better or good. But, rather, they want to shoot for focus, simplicity, and enhancement.

Nice jab at the competitors.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

WWDC sold out in just over 70 seconds.
Sessions will be posted online so Developers can follow and learn remotely.

He is jumping into the Apple Store update. Over a million people visit Apple Retail a day.

407 stores in 14 countries.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future
New store in Berlin is in an old theater they restored. The theater is still intact and will be used.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future  They made a video of the opening and are running it now.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

App Store is 5 years old next month.
50 Billion apps now downloaded in less than 5 years.
900,000 apps. 93% of them are downloaded each month.
375,000 designed for iPad.
GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

More accounts with credit cards than any store in the internet.

They have paid developers $10Billion.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

That is three times all the other platforms combined.
GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New company being launched right now.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

anki drive…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Cars drive on the track with artificial intelligence.

Oops… needed to do a restart.

iOS devices are not just the controls but the brains of the “intelligence”.

They then told three of the four cars to block the other and they did so… on their own.

Told the car to shoot the others and… it did.

‘A video game in the real world”.

We are bringing video games to life on your living room floor.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Mac:Annual growth rate is 15% vs PC 3%

72 million install base. double what it was 5 years ago.

Mountain Lion announced last year. 28 million copies have shipped.

OS X Update…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

“We do not want to be the first company delayed due to a dwindling supply of cats…”

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Need new names for the next ten years.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

OS X Mavericks.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Finder Tabs: can bring Finder Windows together and let you have different views in a simple place.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Tags: Now you can save a document and add tags to it, and the tags will appear in the Finder list.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Multiple Displays: You can access the dock on all screens, be fullscreen in all displays, you can pan windows on all displays and access the menu bar as well.

AirPlay window will act as a full second display.

OPINE: All of these are nice but they are all refinements that make me think… “About time!!”

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Mission Control with Multiple Displays.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Apple TV just got more powerful!

Battery Life:

Compressed Memory
App Nap “sleeps” apps
Timer Coalescing

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Reduces CPU utilization up to 72%

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Compressed Memory

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Safari brings a new design with a sidebar.
Shared Links- All the links shared by people you follow on Twitter and linked in

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Under the hood…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Tech comparison…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Real world…

So in OS X Mavericks Safari has some new features and new technology under the hood but will still be familiar to anyone using it.

Demo shows it to be smoother and more responsive than ever.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Secure your information in iCloud and it will be synced across devices.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

This is yet another way Apple is locking people into using their platforms and only theirs.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Notifications has also been improved; you can now reply within Notifications on Chat, Email and FaceTime.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

iOS push notifications come to your Mac too.

Apps updated in the background.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Facebook Events in your Calendar.
Location, Travel time and weather aware.

Maps

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New Maps apps.

You can send directions from your Mac right to your iOS device.

SDK lets developers add Mapping functionality to apps.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

iBooks coming to the Mac!

(OPINE: My Tutorial iBook will be more useful to my students now!! Woot!)

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Great for research…

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

And for notes.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Emphasizing the further integration with iOS.

Preview available today.
Shipping this fall.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

MacBook air.

“Ultimate everyday notebook.”

New line of MacBook airs.
All day battery life.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

As expected they run Haswell processors.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Old battery life.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New battery life.

13″ gets up to 12 hours of battery life.

802.11 AC WiFi.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New AirPort Base Stations.

Include BeamForming.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Less expensive than ever.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ASS!!!”- thank you Phil.

Double the CPU performance of previous product.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

First Mac that comes with Dual workstation GPUs…
GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Supports multiple 4K displays.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

It is tiny compared to the previous Mac Pro.

Coming later this year.

Designed AND Assembled in the USA.

iCloud

“How we are deeply integrating iCloud into the next version of iWork”

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New iWork coming later this year but they are also releasing iWork for iCloud. It lets you use iWork in the browser.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Let’s you do your work in the browser anywhere and anytime.

You can even drag and drop images from your desktop to Pages in the cloud.

It will automatically convert Microsoft Word documents.

Impressive that Pages, Numbers and Keynote seem to be full copies of the software in the browser with no lag.

Beta developer version available today.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

iOS

Sold over 600 million devices.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

iOS devices see far far more use than other device platforms.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Leads in customer satisfaction by a large margin.

“We provide amazing software updates and make them available to as many users as possible.
Over 90% of iOS users are using iOS 6.0 or up.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

More than 1/3 of Android users are using an operating system that was released in 2010.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

We know a new iOS will affect millions and millions.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

“The biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone.”

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New colors, transparency, depth and clarity.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New Home Screen.

As you move the device in your hand it tracks your motion and lets you “see behind the app iCons”.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

GameCenter… we completely ran out of green felt…
And wood.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

So far it is all about appearance.

Gesture from the left side of the display. Lets you navigate one handed.

Multiple pages of folders. (NICE)

The one-handed gesture also works in mail.

Notification Center- Includes a new Today View.

Notification Center is available from the Lock Screen as well.

“Installing iOS 7 is like getting an entirely new phone but it is getting a new phones that is familiar.”

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Control Center lets you get to settings from any ware by swiping up.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Will now have multitasking for all apps but will maintain battery life.

It isn’t full-time background multitasking but it intelligently updates for you.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Push notifications trigger background activity.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future
Safari

Fullscreen but one tap gets you a search field.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Some very nice features.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

New Tabs look and no more 8 tab limit.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Control Center lets you have more control more easily than ever. It is controlled with a swipe up from anywhere on the device.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Access multitasking with a double tap.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

AirDrop

Lets you share with friends right near you.

“No need to wander around the room bumping your phone…” DIGGGG.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

To access different camera functions you now just swipe.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future  And a new Photo App gives more structure and ease of use. Images are now organized into “Moments”.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

AirDrop photo sharing.

Shared PhotoStreams let everyone on the stream add images. (This will be handy for Judie, Mike, Carly and me.)

You can now share video via iCloud photo sharing.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Siri

Siri has a new female voice and you can now choose a male voice.

“Siri’s getting a lot smarter.”

“Turn on Bluetooth.”
“Play my last voicemail.”

Integrated Twitter, Bing web searches and more.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Tapping into the screen on your car nag system.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

You can use the screen or you can use Siri to be eyes-free.

Lots of car manufacturers will introduce it in 2014.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

The App Store will now update your apps automatically.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

You can see all your content with ease in the new Music app.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Built right into the music app.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

Includes Featured Stations.

You can also create your own stations.

It keeps track of all the songs you listen to.

So iTunes Radio is all about encouraging you to buy music. It is built in, and it is free. Also on iTunes on Mac and PC and Apple TV. Free with ads. Free with no ads if you use iTunes Match.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

FaceTime Audio will be voice only.

GearDiary WWDC 2013 Opens the Door to Apple's Future

iPhone Activation Lock will make it impossible for someone who steals your phone to EVER use it.

iOS 7 is in Beta today for developers.
Final release in the fall.

iPhone 4 and later!!


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.