WWDC 2018 live blog: Apple unveils its frameworks for the future

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WWDC 2018 bug Cult of Mac The first major Apple keynote of 2018 is just hours away, and it’s going to be a doozy. Apple is expected to give us our first look at iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, plus new software for Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple Music. Some new hardware might also be in the cards as well, but we’ll have to wait until Tim Cook takes the stage to find out.

The WWDC 2018 keynote is set to kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific and we’ll be at the event and live-blogging all the festivities. Come on in and enjoy the fun with us!

WWDC 2018 live blog

June 4, 2018 12:35 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

And that’s a wrap on your totally hardware-free WWDC 2018. Here’s all the big stuff Apple rolled out during the software-focused keynote:

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June 4, 2018 12:17 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

I guess they uttered the word “HomePod,” but there was literally no mention of AirPower, was there? You’re right, Buster – Tim is totally having a laugh at hardware lovers.

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June 4, 2018 12:16 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Nothing but a heartwarming video about hardworking developers.

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June 4, 2018 12:16 pm PDT Buster Hein

Tim Cook walks off stage LOL’ing so hard at everyone that was expecting new hardware.

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June 4, 2018 12:14 pm PDT Ed Hardy

I don’t think we’re going to get a… one more thing like Steve Jobs loved so much. The sneak peek of the “merging” of iOS and macOS will have to do instead.

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June 4, 2018 12:10 pm PDT Buster Hein

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June 4, 2018 12:09 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

No, Apple isn’t combining iOS and macOS. However, Craig is now going to offer a sneak peek at a coming technology. How will Mac tap into the massive universe of iOS apps? Currently, porting an app is hard, he says. So Apple is going to start testing running its own iOS apps on Mac — you know, like Apple News and Stocks (mentioned early). This capability will be coming to devs next year so they can start bringing their own third-party iOS apps to Mac.

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June 4, 2018 12:05 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

A new tool called Create ML lets coders easily add machine learning to their apps, even if they’re not experts. The computation training time for adding this AI boost has been drastically cut as well — 30 percent faster on-device computation. This undoubtedly means better apps for everyone, coming soon to an Apple device near you.

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June 4, 2018 12:04 pm PDT Graham Bower

That’s obviously why Julz decided to do her watchOS workout *during* the demo, Lewis

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June 4, 2018 12:01 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

Two hours and counting. This keynote is a freaking blockbuster. My Apple Watch won’t stop nagging me to get up off my butt.

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June 4, 2018 12:00 pm PDT Ed Hardy

But will the big Mac software developers use the App Store when they don’t have to?

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June 4, 2018 12:00 pm PDT Lewis Wallace

The Mac App Store product pages will look more like the iOS App Store. Ratings get more love thanks to a ratings and reviews API. That means more feedback from users.

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June 4, 2018 11:58 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Loved the applause and whoops from the devs in the audience when they finally said they’re giving the Mac App Store some love.

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June 4, 2018 11:58 am PDT Buster Hein

Thank god. The Mac App store has been completely rebuilt. Maybe you’ll actually want to use it now. It’s been horrible for forever.

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June 4, 2018 11:58 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Safari in Mojave and iOS 12 will make tracking you online much more difficult in other ways, as well. Safari will give data miners only stripped-down info like system configurations, installed fonts, etc., so your basic Mac setup will look like loads of other basic Mac setups. So long, personally identifiable data!

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June 4, 2018 11:56 am PDT Graham Bower

Apple are the *best* when it comes to respecting user privacy. The new Safari sounds awesome.

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June 4, 2018 11:55 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Like and share buttons that empower ads to track you around the web are about to get a big smackdown in Safari. “This year, we are shutting that down,” Federighi says. Sorry, Facebook.

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June 4, 2018 11:52 am PDT Buster Hein

macOS is getting all the iOS apps. Home has been added too. You can control all your HomeKit devices from it just like the iOS app.

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June 4, 2018 11:52 am PDT Lewis Wallace

OMG Home is coming to the Mac as well. Anybody with HomeKit devices has been wanting this for a long time.

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June 4, 2018 11:50 am PDT Buster Hein

Apple News is coming to Mac. It has all the stories you expect from the iOS app. It looks slick and has a sidebar that lets you drill into topics.

Stocks and Voice Memos have also been added to the Mac.

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June 4, 2018 11:50 am PDT Buster Hein

Continuity Camera looks super useful. It lets you select an area on a document where you want to add a picture. Then you can choose to take a picture and it automatically opens your iPhone camera and transfers it to your Mac instantly.

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June 4, 2018 11:49 am PDT Lewis Wallace

macOS Mojave is really going to make working with screenshots a lot easier. Not a “gee whiz” set of features but probably one everybody will use every day.

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June 4, 2018 11:47 am PDT Graham Bower

Safari tabs in Mojave have icons! Finally

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June 4, 2018 11:44 am PDT Ed Hardy

Mojave will auto arrange a cluttered desktop into Stacks. Sounds great, but I wonder if I’ll agree about what Stacks items should be put into.

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June 4, 2018 11:42 am PDT Ed Hardy

I want Dynamic Desktop for iPad!

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June 4, 2018 11:41 am PDT Buster Hein

Mojave has a new feature called Dynamic Desktop. When you’re using it your desktop background pictures changes throughout the day.

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June 4, 2018 11:40 am PDT Ed Hardy

And the new name is:

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June 4, 2018 11:40 am PDT Graham Bower

Dark mode looks awesome!

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June 4, 2018 11:40 am PDT Buster Hein

It looks so good. Why did it take Apple so long to do this?!

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June 4, 2018 11:39 am PDT Buster Hein

HERE’S DARK MODE!!!

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June 4, 2018 11:38 am PDT Lewis Wallace

And now for a brief history of Mac operating system California names. After a “four-year mountain-bound bender,” Craig Federighi says, it’s time for “some striking changes. And we’ve left the high country for a place entirely different, but no less beautiful.”

macOS Mojave!

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June 4, 2018 11:37 am PDT Ed Hardy

Lewis, I was wondering if they’d say anything about its $1B TV plans today too. I guess that will be its own event.

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June 4, 2018 11:37 am PDT Lewis Wallace

And here comes the macOS stuff.

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June 4, 2018 11:36 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Me too.

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June 4, 2018 11:36 am PDT Ed Hardy

I’m suspicious whether Comcast “We don’t play nice with nobody” Xfinity will support Zero Sign-on.

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June 4, 2018 11:36 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Is it true that Apple didn’t even mention its $1 billion push into original content for Apple TV?

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June 4, 2018 11:34 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I honestly can’t believe they didn’t offer the ability to figure out where those amazing Apple TV aerial screensavers were from previously. And I can’t wait to see the Earth one, coming soon.

Our planet — from space! That should fix you up, Graham.

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June 4, 2018 11:34 am PDT Graham Bower

New Apple TV screensavers! Thank goodness – I was getting really bored with Dubai and the Hollywood Hills

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June 4, 2018 11:32 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Zero Sign-on for Apple TV? Yes, please. “No credentials needed, it just works!” Charter Spectrum will be first cable provider to offer, with more coming in time. If this works, it will eliminate the single most annoying thing about Apple TV.

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June 4, 2018 11:27 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Dolby Atmos is finally arriving for tvOS, giving you amazing sound to go with the stunning 4K visuals.

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June 4, 2018 11:26 am PDT Luke Dormehl

tvOS time, now. And iTunes apparently offers the world’s largest collection of 4K movies.

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June 4, 2018 11:25 am PDT Graham Bower

No third party apps were demoed on the watchOS segment – or did I miss something? Just notifications

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June 4, 2018 11:24 am PDT Graham Bower

New Pride band #want

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June 4, 2018 11:22 am PDT Lewis Wallace

This bicycling demo is wacky, Graham! Reminds of something from the 1950s or a TV telethon. Still, I’m impressed by her ability to talk while pedaling.

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June 4, 2018 11:22 am PDT Ed Hardy

It’s really clear that the Apple Watch is heavily used as a fitness monitor. The demo has been all about exercise.

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June 4, 2018 11:21 am PDT Graham Bower

This demo of Apple Watch on an exercise bike shows what a distraction it can be when you’re supposed to be working out.

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June 4, 2018 11:21 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Maybe I’m just really unfit, but I feel bad for anyone having to present on stage while also cycling on a stationary bike. That seems unusually cruel!

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June 4, 2018 11:15 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Third-party apps on the Watch face. That should be pretty useful, whether you’re logging meals or tracking runs.

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June 4, 2018 11:11 am PDT Graham Bower

Auto workout detection in the Apple Watch looks very much like my wishlist. Just sayin’

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June 4, 2018 11:10 am PDT Graham Bower

Cadence and target pace alerts for runners is cool

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June 4, 2018 11:08 am PDT Ed Hardy

Apple Watch really saves lives.

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June 4, 2018 11:05 am PDT Luke Dormehl

We’re hearing about how the Apple Watch has saved lives. That’s a real thing, and it’s pretty astounding!

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June 4, 2018 11:05 am PDT Ed Hardy

Group FaceTime with Memojis:

That’s Tim Cook, BTW.

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June 4, 2018 11:04 am PDT Buster Hein

I might start answering my sister’s FaceTime calls if I can hide my face behind an Animoji now.

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June 4, 2018 11:03 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I guess having Memojis, Animojis, filters and stickers in Group FaceTime will make all those virtual meetings a lot more … interesting.

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June 4, 2018 11:02 am PDT Ed Hardy

Group FaceTime:

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June 4, 2018 11:02 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Wow, big tiles show off key people involved in a Group FaceTime, with a “Roster” at the bottom of the app showing everyone participating. The thumbnails blow up to showcase whoever is talking at any given moment.

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June 4, 2018 10:59 am PDT Buster Hein

FaceTime is finally getting group FaceTime. You can now FaceTime with up to 32 participants at the same time! It’s being integrated with Messages too so you can start a big group call straight from a text message conversation. Looks super useful, people can jump in and out of the call at will.

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June 4, 2018 10:57 am PDT Ed Hardy

I gotta admit, Tongue Detection is fun:

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June 4, 2018 10:56 am PDT Lewis Wallace

“So many hairstyles” to choose from in Memoji … and also you can fine-tune the amount of freckles. #gingerwin

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June 4, 2018 10:55 am PDT Buster Hein

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June 4, 2018 10:55 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I don’t think ghosts have tongues.

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June 4, 2018 10:54 am PDT Ed Hardy

Prepare for comparisons to Samsung’s equivalent of Memoji.

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June 4, 2018 10:53 am PDT Buster Hein

There’s Memoji too! You can create your own personalized Animoji to look like you or whatever you want. It’s like bitmoji, only Animoji.

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June 4, 2018 10:53 am PDT Graham Bower

Memoji? Did Apple just copy Samsung?

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June 4, 2018 10:53 am PDT Buster Hein

Ghost, koala, tiger and T-Rex animoji are being added.

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June 4, 2018 10:53 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Oh god, Miley Cyrus is gonna go crazy for tongue detection. Prepare yourselves.

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June 4, 2018 10:52 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I bet everybody’s first weekly Screen Time summary will be a bit of a shocker, though, Graham. Will be interesting to see exactly how much time you spent in each one across iPad and iPhone.

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June 4, 2018 10:52 am PDT Buster Hein

Animoji is getting tongue detection!

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June 4, 2018 10:52 am PDT Graham Bower

Kids around the world are dreading App Limits for Minecraft

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June 4, 2018 10:51 am PDT Luke Dormehl

New screen time control feature could be a game-changer for parents who worry about their kid using their phones too much.

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June 4, 2018 10:51 am PDT Lewis Wallace

The Screen Time icon looks kind of like an insulated wine glass. (That glass is half-full BTW.)

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June 4, 2018 10:51 am PDT Graham Bower

App Limits makes sense for parents, but I don’t get adults treating themselves as kids

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June 4, 2018 10:50 am PDT Ed Hardy

The new ScreenTime app:

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June 4, 2018 10:50 am PDT Buster Hein

You can now set app limits so you get a notification that your time is almost up. Once you’ve reached your limit the app tells you to move on. Limits sync across your iPhone and iPad. For parents, a new feature lets you set time limits on each app or for a category of apps.

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June 4, 2018 10:50 am PDT Lewis Wallace

“Screen Time empowers you with both insight and control over how you spend your time,” Craig says. Each week, you’ll get a weekly summary of just how much time you spent with your iPhone, what you did and when, etc. How much time you spent in apps, which apps sent you the most notifications, and more.

App Limits will let you clamp down on apps that hammer you too hard.

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June 4, 2018 10:48 am PDT Ed Hardy

Yea, Grouped Notifications!

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June 4, 2018 10:48 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Plus, Instant Tuning will let you tweak notifications directly from your iPhone or iPad lock screen.

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June 4, 2018 10:48 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Grouped notifications are coming to iOS. That’s going to be very handy!

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June 4, 2018 10:47 am PDT Buster Hein

You can also set DND mode to turn off automatically at certain times

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June 4, 2018 10:47 am PDT Lewis Wallace

A new Do Not Disturb during Bedtime feature will hide your notifications if you happen to wake up and check that evil device in the middle of the night.

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June 4, 2018 10:45 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Here comes the big “we’re going to protect you from your iPhone” spiel.

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June 4, 2018 10:45 am PDT Lewis Wallace

In iOS 12, CarPlay will support third-party navigation apps. That’s a win for Waze lovers.

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June 4, 2018 10:44 am PDT Ed Hardy

The redesigned Stocks for iPhone:

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June 4, 2018 10:44 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Bye-bye, iBooks. Hello, Apple Books.

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June 4, 2018 10:43 am PDT Ed Hardy

Stocks app is coming to iPad.

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June 4, 2018 10:42 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Siri Shortcuts look pretty slick. Set ’em up to kick off a series of standard events/scenes. For instance, you might set up one called “Heading home” to turn on your AC, give you driving directions and load your favorite streaming radio station. Hope they work as seamlessly as advertised. (Also, you can run them from your HomePod or Apple Watch.)

And you’re absolutely right, Ed — the fact that Shortcuts are baked into Siri will make this feature much more likely to be used. If it works.

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June 4, 2018 10:41 am PDT Ed Hardy

You might use Shortcuts more when it’s on your phone in your pocket.

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June 4, 2018 10:41 am PDT Buster Hein

Apple News is getting a new sidebar to make it easier to navigate and dig into categories you’re interested in. Oh! and Apple redesigned its Stocks app, if you’re into investing and stuff.

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June 4, 2018 10:40 am PDT Buster Hein

Yeah, it’s similar to that and Workflow for iOS if you ever used that app.

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June 4, 2018 10:40 am PDT Graham Bower

Siri Shortcuts reminds me of Automator for Mac, and I never used that once. Did anyone?

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June 4, 2018 10:36 am PDT Lewis Wallace

“Siri is more than just a voice,” Craig says. Now Siri is going to start offering up a ton more suggestions. For instance, it might remind you to turn on Do Not Disturb when you get to the movie theater. Or pester you to order your favorite coffee drink when you step into your local cafe.

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June 4, 2018 10:35 am PDT Buster Hein

Next up Siri: Apple is opening up Siri with shortcuts that pull in specific tasks from apps that have access to the home screen. There’s a new Shortcuts app too! It looks like Apple is finally integrating Workflow stuff into iOS 12

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June 4, 2018 10:33 am PDT Ed Hardy

I like that all the AI in Photos used to recognize people and places is done on the device.

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June 4, 2018 10:33 am PDT Lewis Wallace

It’s all done with on-device machine learning and end-to-end encryption, though. Will be quite a feat if Apple can pull it off and achieve parity with Google’s app.

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June 4, 2018 10:32 am PDT Buster Hein

iOS 12 adds a new For You tab to Photos. It brings up photos you took on this day in past years. Effect suggestions are also offered to help make your shots look better. It looks a lot like Google Photos tbh.

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June 4, 2018 10:30 am PDT Buster Hein

iPhone captures 1 trillion photos per year! This year Apple is making the Photos app better with improved search. Search suggestions will surface pictures that it thinks you might be interested. You can search for places, people, or categories.

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June 4, 2018 10:29 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I will never get tired of watching grown men play with video games live, onstage, with gigantic grins on their faces.

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June 4, 2018 10:28 am PDT Ed Hardy

One of those LEGO sets is real, the other is AR. Which is which?

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June 4, 2018 10:27 am PDT Buster Hein

LEGO is demoing its new ARKit app and it looks so dope. Kind of like a mix of Minecraft and AR games. The app can detect your LEGO set and then lets you add stuff to it digitally. You can play with 4 friends in the same space.

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June 4, 2018 10:24 am PDT Buster Hein

ARKit 2 brings shared experiences for AR. You and your friends can now experience the same environment in real time.

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June 4, 2018 10:24 am PDT Ed Hardy

Shopping for a guitar with AR.

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June 4, 2018 10:23 am PDT Lewis Wallace

In case you’re wondering, here’s Pixar’s USDZ file format spec sheet. “USD provides multiple features that could make it a compelling choice for 3D content delivery,” the document says.

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June 4, 2018 10:21 am PDT Buster Hein

It’s like having a tape measure and other tools with you at all times. Hopefully it’s more accurate than some of the other ARKit that already do this.

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June 4, 2018 10:20 am PDT Buster Hein

iOS 12 brings a big ARKit update. There’s a new app called Measure that makes it really easy to measure anything pretty much using the iPhone’s camera sensors.

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June 4, 2018 10:19 am PDT Ed Hardy

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June 4, 2018 10:16 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Craig is smart to talk up the silicon inside Apple devices. Apple’s A series chips give iOS devices a gigantic leg up on the competition.

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June 4, 2018 10:16 am PDT Graham Bower

This focus on older devices is a response to the bad press from battery throttling

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June 4, 2018 10:15 am PDT Buster Hein

iOS 12’s biggest changes are under the hood. Not very exciting, but if it means my iPhone X crashes less I’m stoked.

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June 4, 2018 10:14 am PDT Ed Hardy

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June 4, 2018 10:14 am PDT Luke Dormehl

iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11. This will be the largest device base ever.

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June 4, 2018 10:14 am PDT Buster Hein

iOS 12 is going to double down on performance. Top to bottom improvements to make it more responsive.

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June 4, 2018 10:12 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Spoiler alert: The next version of iOS will be called “iOS 12.” Thanks, Craig.

And there’s the de rigueur Android dis: 81 percent of iOS users run the latest version, while Android sits at a pathetic 6 percent.

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June 4, 2018 10:11 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Craig Federighi is here to talk iOS 12.

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June 4, 2018 10:10 am PDT Buster Hein

“Today is all about software” says Tim. Sorry, hardware lovers.

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June 4, 2018 10:09 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Tim Cook is talking up the importance of coding and plugging Everyone Can Code. It’s now available to tens of millions of students, he says.

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June 4, 2018 10:08 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Tim reminds us that the App Store turns 10 next month. With 500 million visitors per week, it’s the world’s largest software marketplace. (Hence the big money.)

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June 4, 2018 10:08 am PDT Buster Hein

Tim Cook busting out a Dr. Evil sized check for developers for $100,000,000,0000. Had to double check I put enough zeros in that.

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June 4, 2018 10:08 am PDT Luke Dormehl

This week, the money app developers have made will top $100 billion. That’s… a whole lot.

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June 4, 2018 10:06 am PDT Luke Dormehl

20 million Apple developers around the world apparently. 6,000 folks in the hall to watch it live (including our own Leander Kahney.)

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June 4, 2018 10:06 am PDT Luke Dormehl

And here’s Tim Cook. “Good morning, good morning! Welcome to WWDC 2018. It’s great to be back in San Jose.”

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June 4, 2018 10:05 am PDT Buster Hein

yeah hands down the best apple video in a long time. The Hair Force One cameo was brilliant

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June 4, 2018 10:05 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Best WWDC opening for ages.

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June 4, 2018 10:04 am PDT Lewis Wallace

It’s actually funny!

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June 4, 2018 10:03 am PDT Lewis Wallace

You’d think this was a Linux convention, what with the penguin-themed faux documentary.

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June 4, 2018 10:02 am PDT Luke Dormehl

And here we go. With a sonorously voiced Brit who isn’t Jony Ive! It’s someone doing an impression of David Attenborough, spoofing Planet Earth. Good stuff.

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June 4, 2018 10:01 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Leander isn’t the only one with Wi-Fi and/or cellular problems today.

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June 4, 2018 10:00 am PDT Luke Dormehl

Just one minute to go. Exciting times!

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June 4, 2018 9:49 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Wow that’s a lot of Apple nerds packed into one space!

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June 4, 2018 9:48 am PDT Ed Hardy

I’m expecting additional uses for the facial scanners currently only in the iPhone X. Unconfirmed reports indicate all of the 2018 iPhone models will have these scanners, New animoji are just the start.

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June 4, 2018 9:43 am PDT Buster Hein

Apple’s wall of apps is so big and beautiful it’d make Trump jelly.

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June 4, 2018 9:42 am PDT Ed Hardy

I agree, Buster. Although this is sometimes forgotten, this really is Apple’s developer conference, Time was, Apple didn’t announce any hardware here. Still, it has modified this rule enough that some people look for new phones and tablets. And HomePods.

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June 4, 2018 9:42 am PDT Buster Hein

Tim Cook is too cool to dab

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June 4, 2018 9:40 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Stop insulting squirrels!

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June 4, 2018 9:40 am PDT Buster Hein

Remember the WWDC keynote is geared towards developers, not normal Apple users. Hardware rarely makes an appearance at the event.

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June 4, 2018 9:38 am PDT Ed Hardy

Apple has been beefing up its Siri team, so I’m confident good things are happening. Apple is likely to make some promises about Siri today because this voice-activated digital assistant has received so much bad press. I personally have called it “dumb as a squirrel” on any number of occasions.

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June 4, 2018 9:38 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Everybody wants that iPhone SE upgrade, Buster. Everybody. And they also want AirPower. Like, right now. Apple should hand them out to all attendees (along with the wireless charging cases for AirPods).

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June 4, 2018 9:37 am PDT Buster Hein

Also, I predict Apple is just going to pretend that it never announced AirPower in the first place.

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June 4, 2018 9:37 am PDT Buster Hein

Prediction: No iPhone SE 2 – makes no sense to reveal it at WWDC. And NO iPads Pro. Although it’d make sense to reveal those today. I really hope they do. I need a new LTE iPad

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June 4, 2018 9:35 am PDT Lewis Wallace

There’s got to be new HomePod and Siri stuff, even though we just got AirPlay 2 last week with iOS 11.4. They’ve got to give Siri more powers on HomePod if they want to compete with other smart speakers. (And I hope we don’t need to wait another year for the new features they talk up today to actually, you know, roll out.)

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June 4, 2018 9:34 am PDT Ed Hardy

A replacement for the iPhone SE has been in plenty of rumors, and the current model has been out 2 years. It’s a possibility for today, but hardly a lock.

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June 4, 2018 9:32 am PDT Ed Hardy

I’m torn about whether there’ll be any new iPad Pro models. I’m really expecting to see tablets with Face ID, but the iPad Pro line was refreshed a year ago, and Apple has moved to an 18 month schedule for replacing its tablets. So it seems a bit too soon.

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June 4, 2018 9:31 am PDT Lewis Wallace

We already know about a few things likely coming today: A new web player for Apple Music, an augmented reality boost for multiplayer gaming with ARKit 2.0 and possibly powerful new MacBook Pros. And of course new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS are practically a given.

What else will Apple showcase today?

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June 4, 2018 9:31 am PDT Ed Hardy

While we’re waiting for the keynote to start, I’ll throw out some predictions about what we’ll see.

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June 4, 2018 9:25 am PDT Leander Kahney

It’s a big cavernous room here for this morning’s keynote. There’s a giant screen up front and two big ‘side’ screens on either side for all the people on the fringes. Someone said the room is accommodates 6,000. The room is filing up fast. There’s a real buzz. Folks are very excited.

Of course, we’re having tech troubles: WiFi is already crapped out, and so is the local cell network. Working hard here to figure it out!

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June 4, 2018 9:04 am PDT Lewis Wallace

“Big lines,” Leander says. “About 6,000 people lined up already.”

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June 4, 2018 9:02 am PDT Lewis Wallace

We have confirmation: Leander is on the ground. He’s in the gigantic press scrum waiting to get inside. He says the guys from Spark are really jazzed.

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June 4, 2018 8:51 am PDT Lewis Wallace

At last year’s WWDC, we got some awesome hardware — 10.5-inch iPad Pro, HomePod and iMac Pro — plus all the usual software updates. In case you want to kill a couple minutes while waiting for the live stream to start, check out these WWDC 2017 “sketchnotes,” which are basically a comic book recap of the big event.

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June 4, 2018 8:46 am PDT Lewis Wallace

I don’t see Leander in that line but …

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June 4, 2018 8:43 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Sick burn …

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June 4, 2018 8:15 am PDT Lewis Wallace

Leander is on his way to San Jose for the big event. If you’re going to watch along with us, you should probably print out your WWDC 2018 keynote bingo card right now.

Oh, and here’s a handy explainer on how to stream Apple’s keynote — some things have changed this year.

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