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WWDC’16 Liveblog: Join us for Apple’s Keynote Event tonight at 10:30 P.M IST

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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.


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Gaurav Singhal June 14, 201612:47 am

Thank you for being a part of this live blog, it’s been great having you as an audience

catch further updates on our twitter account : @techportalntw
Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:36 am

This is Anmol, signing off from the liveblog! Hope you have a great day! Adios! 😀

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:35 am

Thanks for being awesome people! It’s been wonderful to bring the latest announcements to you!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:35 am

Hang Tight and check back for more updates very soon!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:34 am
Please leave any queries or comments you have about the liveblog or today’s releases!
We’ll be publishing all the updates, with fresh photos, and videos on our website pretty soon!
Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:33 am

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

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:32 am

The audience applauds, Tim Cook signs off and the Keynote ends.

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:31 am

The round of thanks has begun

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:31 am

Tim Cook says that ‘Coding should be a required language in all schools’

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:30 am
The Keynote seems to be wrapping up, as Tim Cook swifts through the best features of all the OS platforms discussed today!
Gaurav Singhal June 14, 201612:30 am

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:30 am

You can see developers crying in the audience after seeing the developer appreciation video

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:27 am

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!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:26 am

It will now be available to all kids around the world for free

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:25 am

We’re discussing about Apple’s programming language Swift, which now has a new sister part called ‘Swift Playgrounds’

Gaurav Singhal June 14, 201612:25 am

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:24 am

Sorry, we experienced a network outage for a couple minutes, but we’re now back on track!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:23 am

Tim Cook took the stage to discuss the much wow that is iOS 10 and the whole Apple OS ecosystem

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:18 am

An iOS 10 Demo video!! Much Wow!! Who wants it right now? If you do, comment your favorite feature down below!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:13 am

Differential privacy will now adapt based on a particular user!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:12 am

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

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:11 am

The iOS 10 ecosystem is now open to developers!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:10 am

The iMessage update has been talked about, but what about the launch of iMessages on Android??

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:09 am

It now supports third-party apps, and you can choose any one of’em, like JibJab GIF’s and more

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:09 am

You can also add third-party cards into iMessage apps.

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:08 am

Apple Music is also integrated into Messages! Cool!!! 😀

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:08 am

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

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:07 am

We’re now looking at a demo of the messages app, and damn, it has bagged a big update!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:06 am

In addition to handwriting input, you can send digital sketches or full-screen effects to ur message buddy

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:05 am

You can also send handwritten notes as a picture in the messages space

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:04 am

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.

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:04 am

The bubble effects/animations for the messages have been updated

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:03 am

Messages will now have in-built emoji recognition: you can highlight a word to replace it with a corresponding emoji

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:02 am

Post a YouTube link and see the preview right there!

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:02 am

The think we’ve been asking for is finally here: Rich Links

Anmol Sachdeva June 14, 201612:00 am

10. And the last feature for iOS is Messages

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you can now use this API to integrate third-party apps like Slack or WhatsApp right into the calling experience.

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:59 pm

And the biggest feature of all is VOIP API, which seems actually useful

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:58 pm

Third-party apps, like TrueCaller will now be able to show information on the CallerID of the person! Wow, so 2012-esque, hun TrueCaller?

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:57 pm

This sounds like an exciting feature!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:57 pm

Voicemail transcriptions(beta) is the first feature addition, it writes down your voicemails

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:56 pm

9. Next we jump to the most important app on the phone: The Calling/Phone App

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:55 pm

you can also create geographical fences to trigger actions, like switch off lights or open the garage door

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:55 pm

The app now allows you to set ‘Scenes’ which are different settings for your home based on your mood

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:54 pm

all your homekit-enabled IOT stuff is under one roof, thanks to ‘Home’

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:53 pm

HomeKit is getting own aggregator app called ‘Home’ to make automation easier

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:52 pm

8. HomeKit

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:52 pm

Eddy is now stepping off stage to handover the mike to Craig, who’ll be taking about HomeKit

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:52 pm

subscriptions and breaking news notifications are also coming to the news application

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:51 pm

Scrolling display screens for different topics on the application, like Trending, Sports, Tech and more

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:49 pm

Eddy now announces that the Apple News app is now getting a redesign

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:48 pm

Eddy is now talking about the 60 million monthly users using Apple News

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:48 pm

7. Apple News

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:47 pm

The demo also sheds light on already known features like Beats1 radio, curated playlists and more, but they’re a lot more simpler now

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:45 pm

Plus, it also has a new lyrics feature built-in

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:45 pm

Apple Music now shows your library on the front screen, separating the music on your device and streaming

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:44 pm

It now has over 15 million subscribers, plus its time for a demo again!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:43 pm

The app has been redesigned from the ground up

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:42 pm

6. Next up is Apple Music

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:41 pm

Dynamic View auto adjust the zoom on the map and also shows you gas filling stations nearby

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:41 pm

“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

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:41 pm

5. Maps

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:36 pm

We have Eddy back on stage to continue the presentation

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:36 pm

The features will be available on all Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:35 pm

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

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:32 pm

another demo, this time of Photos!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:31 pm

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!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:31 pm

Worried about your security, well don’t! It’s being done internally on the device, not in the cloud!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:30 pm

you can now se your photos pinned on a map, and its also adding computer vision capabilities to the photos

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:30 pm

4. Photos update!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:30 pm

Multilingual support comes to the quicktype keyboard

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:29 pm

The boasting has begun! Siri does this,quicktype does that! Its impressive though!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:28 pm

This is similar to Google’s Assistant suggestion, its making a move into AI as well

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:28 pm

Deep-learning and LSTM being used in keyboard for quick suggestions and responses

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:27 pm

3. Updated keyboard

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:27 pm

Siri works seamlessly in Apple Car OS as well

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:27 pm

It can help you book rides, search photos, help in workouts, and even complete payments

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:26 pm

third-party apps, like WeChat can now easily by integrated into Siri

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:26 pm

2. Siri SDK confirmed by Craig, its now open to developers

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:25 pm

You now have interactive 3D touch responses as well

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:25 pm
The 3D touch feature are now upgraded and does more than you can think
Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:24 pm

The Action Center now has two screens, one for controls and the other dedicated to music

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:24 pm

The Action Center has also been redesigned, looks a bit material design-ish

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:23 pm

3D added to the notification menu as well, just hold a little longer and clear all notifications

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:23 pm

Reply from the launch screen, and get animated and interactive notification on tap

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:21 pm
Redesigned LockScreen with raise to wake and richer notifications
Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:21 pm

A demo of the first new feature – new UI experience

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:21 pm

Craig says its the biggest iOS release ever with 10 new features!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:20 pm

Next – iOS 10

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201611:20 pm

Mac – Hello Siri !!

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201611:20 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:19 pm

We’re testing more queries on Siri, like search for latest movies and buy tickets online

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:17 pm

And as always, if Siri doesn’t have an answer to something it will search the Web right then and there!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:16 pm

you can also pin Siri results on your notification panel..this is awesome!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:16 pm

You can now ask Siri sophisticated queries about your file directories

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:15 pm

Picture in Picture is another feature, plus another rumor has been proven true – Siri is now on MacOS!!!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:14 pm

Tabs are the new change added to Mac! No developer action required, tabs support inherently added to OS

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:13 pm

Switzerland, HongKong to get Apple Pay next

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:13 pm

You will now have a pay with Apple Pay button on websites

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:12 pm

Apple Pay is now coming to your Mac – the Web, an extension of the iPhone Pay feature

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:11 pm

One optimized, the storage could easily go from 20 GB free space to 150 GB is just a click of a button

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:11 pm

this is the update to the iCloud ecosystem for the Mac

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:11 pm

your desktop is now available on all devices, and it now also automatically optimize your storage

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:09 pm

Isn’t it awesome!!??

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:09 pm

Second continuity feature is Universal Clipboard – cut something on your phone and paste it on the Mac docs

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:09 pm

You can now unlock your Mac using your Apple Watch

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:08 pm

Continuity is the first feature. Recognizes devices around you and helps you connect to them securely, using peer to peer encryption

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201611:07 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:07 pm

Latest OS is named MacOS Sierra

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:06 pm

The OS X is being talked about now and Craig reveals that rumors are indeed true – OS X is now MacOS

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:05 pm

The tvOS preview is live now! The users get it in Fall

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:05 pm
ReplayKit – live broadcast your videos
PhotoKit – helps you search and access your photos on the fly
HomeKit – control your home devcies
Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201611:05 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:04 pm

And the rumors were true – the tvOS has a dark mode (so the iOS is also expected to support the same)

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:03 pm

Just sign in once and get access to all your networks

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:03 pm

This is coming to iOS as well

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:03 pm

Single sign-up is the latest addition to the tvOS

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:03 pm

You can alos live tune-in to any sports channel using tvOS, and you can ask Siri to do the same

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:02 pm

You can now ask Siri to directly search a video on YouTube

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:02 pm
Better YouTube integration
Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:01 pm

650k movies and tv channels now on tvOS

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:01 pm

Siri is also bagging a new update! You can now search movies by categories, like ‘find high school movies from the 80’s’

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:00 pm

The Siri remote was an advanced voice controlled remote, but now you are getting it on your iPhone

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201611:00 pm

Great updates to talk about

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:59 pm
Eddy says that developers have readily accepted the tvOS
It now has 1300 video channels!
Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:58 pm

Eddy has taken the stage and Kevin bids adieu

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:58 pm

And we move onto the next platform – tvOS

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:57 pm

The Preview Update is available today! And the WatchOs is coming this fall

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:57 pm

But the WatchOS now includes Apple Pay support, spritekit and screenkit support

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:56 pm

You already know that you can build native apps for the watch

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201610:56 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:56 pm

WatchOS 3 is also a huge step forward for developers

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:55 pm

This will be another great way to get you fit and live a healthy life

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:55 pm

This helps you calm down and take deep breaths! You can set a timer for your session on the app

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:54 pm

A new health is now added to the Watch – Breathe

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:54 pm

because the dynamics of step-count or roll-count is different for those users

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:53 pm

The WatchOS now also has an option for wheelchair users…

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201610:53 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:53 pm

you can also share your pulsing heartbeat with your friends

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:52 pm
This will help you keep motivated and workout more
Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:51 pm

you can now share your activity with family and friends

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:49 pm

One of the primary reasons people use watch today is – Fitness!!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:49 pm

It now had SOS and your Medical ID, which will forward a message to your emergency contacts

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:48 pm

Kevin is now back on stage and talking about the watches safety features!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:44 pm

Switching watchfaces is now just a swipe away!
We’re now seeing a live preview of the WatchOS!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:43 pm

Two new watches added to the WatchOS – Mickey now has her partner ‘Minny’ and the fitness freaks now have the ‘Activity’ watchface

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:42 pm

You can now respond to messages instantly – speak to it, or just scribble(handwriting support)!

Gaurav Singhal June 13, 201610:42 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:42 pm

The action center has also been added to the watchOS…just swipe up from the bottom like the iPhone

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:41 pm

You can now press the button on the side to open ‘Dock’ which now holds your favorite apps

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:40 pm

It is now 7x faster, but it feels a millions time faster

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:40 pm

Background updates of app data

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:39 pm

WatchOS has improved on memory and app-launch speed

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:39 pm

First up is WatchOS
Kevin has taken the stage to talk about the same.

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:39 pm

He’s naming all the platforms we’ll be talking about tonight

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:38 pm

Cook says Developers are an important part of the journey

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:37 pm

1. MacOS
2. iPhone
3. iPad
4. Apple Watch
5. Apple TV??

Didn’t Cook say four?

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:36 pm

We’ll talk 4 Apple platforms tonight!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:36 pm

Over 2,000,000 million app downloads, and its the best business opportunities for app developers

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:35 pm

We’re talking about the App Store!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:35 pm

over 100 engineering sessions and over 100 hands-on sessions tonight

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:34 pm

The youngest attendee at the conference is aged 9

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:34 pm

This is the 27th WWDC conference, with over 5000 attendees and many more watching the live webcast

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:32 pm

He’s talking about the horendous Orlando incident that happened yesterday! Please maintain a minute of silence!

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:31 pm

Tim Cook has taken the stage! And the live blog has begun

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:29 pm

The music is funky and wants to make you bop! 🙂

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:27 pm

We’re just moments away from the beginning of the live webcast…

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:18 pm

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:17 pm

This is Anmol and today I’ll be taking you through the announcements of WWDC’16

Anmol Sachdeva June 13, 201610:12 pm

Good evening everybody, welcome to the WWDC’16 liveblog!


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