Apple’s annual developer extravaganza — WWDC’16 — kicks off tonight at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and we’re here to bring to you all the updates announced at the conference.
So what do you expect Cupertino to announce tonight?
Let’s talk about iOS 10, shall we? Apple will surely announce an update to its premier OS – the iOS and bump it into two-digits by introducing some new features. There hasn’t been much buzz about update #10, but we’re sure of a bulky update to the personal assistant Siri, its companion home appliance and the launch of a Siri SDK for developers along with it.
It is also expected to release a rebranded version of OS X and rename it to — MacOS — fall in line with its other OS platforms. The company will also unveil the latest iterations of its WatchOS and tvOS in front of the developer community.
The WWDC’16 isn’t the ground for hardware updates, so the appearance of iPhone 7 is out of question. But, Apple is expected to revive the Macbook Pro lineup and introduce a thin, sleek and high-end laptop computer, that will feature a secondary OLED display above the keyboard and TouchID fingerprint sensor.
What more do you expect? 5K Apple TV’s? Well, you will have to find out!
We, Anmol Sachdeva and Gaurav Singhal will update you with a running commentary straight from the live webcast, so that you don’t miss an announcement. So, be sure to join us in this LiveBlog @ 10:15 P.M IST(10:00 a.m PST/ 01:00 p.m EST) without fail.
Thank you for being a part of this live blog, it’s been great having you as an audience
This is Anmol, signing off from the liveblog! Hope you have a great day! Adios! 😀
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What a ride it has been!! Some major updates announced to the beloved iOS, the christening of MacOS and some much required update for the watchOS and tvOS
The audience applauds, Tim Cook signs off and the Keynote ends.
The round of thanks has begun
Tim Cook says that ‘Coding should be a required language in all schools’
You can see developers crying in the audience after seeing the developer appreciation video
Another demo video, that shows the creativity and innovation of developers who just have the passion to sit down and work towards making something better!
It will now be available to all kids around the world for free
We’re discussing about Apple’s programming language Swift, which now has a new sister part called ‘Swift Playgrounds’
Sorry, we experienced a network outage for a couple minutes, but we’re now back on track!
Tim Cook took the stage to discuss the much wow that is iOS 10 and the whole Apple OS ecosystem
An iOS 10 Demo video!! Much Wow!! Who wants it right now? If you do, comment your favorite feature down below!
Differential privacy will now adapt based on a particular user!
Privacy is Apple’s priority, end-to-end encryption is on by default and when AI is being used to find results — its being done on device
The iOS 10 ecosystem is now open to developers!
The iMessage update has been talked about, but what about the launch of iMessages on Android??
It now supports third-party apps, and you can choose any one of’em, like JibJab GIF’s and more
You can also add third-party cards into iMessage apps.
Apple Music is also integrated into Messages! Cool!!! 😀
You can now react to photos by pressing and holding on them and you’ll be greeted with options like Haha, like, unlike and more
We’re now looking at a demo of the messages app, and damn, it has bagged a big update!
In addition to handwriting input, you can send digital sketches or full-screen effects to ur message buddy
You can also send handwritten notes as a picture in the messages space
You can now send messages that don’t necessarily show immediately, though a feature Apple calls “invisible ink” — instead, they show as a bunch of garbled pixels until you swipe across.
The bubble effects/animations for the messages have been updated
Messages will now have in-built emoji recognition: you can highlight a word to replace it with a corresponding emoji
Post a YouTube link and see the preview right there!
The think we’ve been asking for is finally here: Rich Links
10. And the last feature for iOS is Messages
you can now use this API to integrate third-party apps like Slack or WhatsApp right into the calling experience.
And the biggest feature of all is VOIP API, which seems actually useful
Third-party apps, like TrueCaller will now be able to show information on the CallerID of the person! Wow, so 2012-esque, hun TrueCaller?
This sounds like an exciting feature!
Voicemail transcriptions(beta) is the first feature addition, it writes down your voicemails
9. Next we jump to the most important app on the phone: The Calling/Phone App
you can also create geographical fences to trigger actions, like switch off lights or open the garage door
The app now allows you to set ‘Scenes’ which are different settings for your home based on your mood
all your homekit-enabled IOT stuff is under one roof, thanks to ‘Home’
HomeKit is getting own aggregator app called ‘Home’ to make automation easier
Eddy is now stepping off stage to handover the mike to Craig, who’ll be taking about HomeKit
subscriptions and breaking news notifications are also coming to the news application
Scrolling display screens for different topics on the application, like Trending, Sports, Tech and more
Eddy now announces that the Apple News app is now getting a redesign
Eddy is now talking about the 60 million monthly users using Apple News
7. Apple News
The demo also sheds light on already known features like Beats1 radio, curated playlists and more, but they’re a lot more simpler now
Plus, it also has a new lyrics feature built-in
Apple Music now shows your library on the front screen, separating the music on your device and streaming
It now has over 15 million subscribers, plus its time for a demo again!
The app has been redesigned from the ground up
6. Next up is Apple Music
Dynamic View auto adjust the zoom on the map and also shows you gas filling stations nearby
“Proactive” will offer up suggestions on where it thinks you’re going, pulling stuff from your calendar or where you normally go around this time of day
We have Eddy back on stage to continue the presentation
The features will be available on all Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac
The app makes a memory timeline based on your location, and then you can also share the movie after editing it on the basis of your mood and setting
another demo, this time of Photos!
Apple is using advanced AI to bring you memories, just like Facebook shows you what you did on a particular day on your news feed!
Worried about your security, well don’t! It’s being done internally on the device, not in the cloud!
you can now se your photos pinned on a map, and its also adding computer vision capabilities to the photos
4. Photos update!
Multilingual support comes to the quicktype keyboard
The boasting has begun! Siri does this,quicktype does that! Its impressive though!
This is similar to Google’s Assistant suggestion, its making a move into AI as well
Deep-learning and LSTM being used in keyboard for quick suggestions and responses
3. Updated keyboard
Siri works seamlessly in Apple Car OS as well
It can help you book rides, search photos, help in workouts, and even complete payments
third-party apps, like WeChat can now easily by integrated into Siri
2. Siri SDK confirmed by Craig, its now open to developers
You now have interactive 3D touch responses as well
The Action Center now has two screens, one for controls and the other dedicated to music
The Action Center has also been redesigned, looks a bit material design-ish
3D added to the notification menu as well, just hold a little longer and clear all notifications
Reply from the launch screen, and get animated and interactive notification on tap
A demo of the first new feature – new UI experience
Craig says its the biggest iOS release ever with 10 new features!
Next – iOS 10
Mac – Hello Siri !!
We’re testing more queries on Siri, like search for latest movies and buy tickets online
And as always, if Siri doesn’t have an answer to something it will search the Web right then and there!
you can also pin Siri results on your notification panel..this is awesome!
You can now ask Siri sophisticated queries about your file directories
Picture in Picture is another feature, plus another rumor has been proven true – Siri is now on MacOS!!!
Tabs are the new change added to Mac! No developer action required, tabs support inherently added to OS
Switzerland, HongKong to get Apple Pay next
You will now have a pay with Apple Pay button on websites
Apple Pay is now coming to your Mac – the Web, an extension of the iPhone Pay feature
One optimized, the storage could easily go from 20 GB free space to 150 GB is just a click of a button
this is the update to the iCloud ecosystem for the Mac
your desktop is now available on all devices, and it now also automatically optimize your storage
Isn’t it awesome!!??
Second continuity feature is Universal Clipboard – cut something on your phone and paste it on the Mac docs
You can now unlock your Mac using your Apple Watch
Continuity is the first feature. Recognizes devices around you and helps you connect to them securely, using peer to peer encryption
Latest OS is named MacOS Sierra
The OS X is being talked about now and Craig reveals that rumors are indeed true – OS X is now MacOS
The tvOS preview is live now! The users get it in Fall
And the rumors were true – the tvOS has a dark mode (so the iOS is also expected to support the same)
Just sign in once and get access to all your networks
This is coming to iOS as well
Single sign-up is the latest addition to the tvOS
You can alos live tune-in to any sports channel using tvOS, and you can ask Siri to do the same
You can now ask Siri to directly search a video on YouTube
650k movies and tv channels now on tvOS
Siri is also bagging a new update! You can now search movies by categories, like ‘find high school movies from the 80’s’
The Siri remote was an advanced voice controlled remote, but now you are getting it on your iPhone
Great updates to talk about
Eddy has taken the stage and Kevin bids adieu
And we move onto the next platform – tvOS
The Preview Update is available today! And the WatchOs is coming this fall
But the WatchOS now includes Apple Pay support, spritekit and screenkit support
You already know that you can build native apps for the watch
WatchOS 3 is also a huge step forward for developers
This will be another great way to get you fit and live a healthy life
This helps you calm down and take deep breaths! You can set a timer for your session on the app
A new health is now added to the Watch – Breathe
because the dynamics of step-count or roll-count is different for those users
The WatchOS now also has an option for wheelchair users…
you can also share your pulsing heartbeat with your friends
you can now share your activity with family and friends
One of the primary reasons people use watch today is – Fitness!!
It now had SOS and your Medical ID, which will forward a message to your emergency contacts
Kevin is now back on stage and talking about the watches safety features!
Switching watchfaces is now just a swipe away!
We’re now seeing a live preview of the WatchOS!
Two new watches added to the WatchOS – Mickey now has her partner ‘Minny’ and the fitness freaks now have the ‘Activity’ watchface
You can now respond to messages instantly – speak to it, or just scribble(handwriting support)!
The action center has also been added to the watchOS…just swipe up from the bottom like the iPhone
You can now press the button on the side to open ‘Dock’ which now holds your favorite apps
It is now 7x faster, but it feels a millions time faster
Background updates of app data
WatchOS has improved on memory and app-launch speed
First up is WatchOS
Kevin has taken the stage to talk about the same.
He’s naming all the platforms we’ll be talking about tonight
Cook says Developers are an important part of the journey
4. Apple Watch
5. Apple TV??
Didn’t Cook say four?
We’ll talk 4 Apple platforms tonight!
Over 2,000,000 million app downloads, and its the best business opportunities for app developers
We’re talking about the App Store!
over 100 engineering sessions and over 100 hands-on sessions tonight
The youngest attendee at the conference is aged 9
This is the 27th WWDC conference, with over 5000 attendees and many more watching the live webcast
He’s talking about the horendous Orlando incident that happened yesterday! Please maintain a minute of silence!
Tim Cook has taken the stage! And the live blog has begun
The music is funky and wants to make you bop! 🙂
We’re just moments away from the beginning of the live webcast…
This is Anmol and today I’ll be taking you through the announcements of WWDC’16
Good evening everybody, welcome to the WWDC’16 liveblog!