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If You Want A New Feature In iOS, Just Ask John McCain

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Just a few short weeks before today’s WWDC keynote went down, Tim Cook was grilled by John McCain at the Senate Sub-Committee Hearing to Examine Offshore Profit Shifting and Tax Avoidance by Apple, Inc. Before the hearing was over, Senator McCain let off a joke to Cook that Apple needs to hurry up and add automatic app updates to the App Store:

Sir, there’s only one thing I wanted to ask you today: why do I keep on having to update all the apps on my iPhone? Can’t you guys fix that already?

Turns out that Tim Cook was actually listening, and now iOS 7 is going to get the feature all thanks in part to the efforts of our illustrious senator from Arizona.

McCain even tweeted his thanks to Cook for adding the feature that had most likely been in the works for months before Cook’s Senate appearance, but it’s good to know if we ever need new features added to iOS, just ask John McCain to tell Tim.

Apple Releases New ‘Designed by Apple in California’ Ad [Video]

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Apple has really started to rally around its identity as an American company. During Tim Cook’s recent appearance in Washington he repeatedly stressed the point that Apple is proud to be an American company. Phil Schiller also made sure to note that the new Mac Pro is designed and assembled in America.

At the end of WWDC Apple revealed a new ad, ‘Designed by Apple in California’ which talks about the passion Apple puts into its products. Cook said the ad will start appearing on TV later today.

New iOS 7 Clock App Icon Now Displays The Real Time

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We’re still waiting for Apple’s Developer Portal to come online so we can install the beta of iOS 7, but one of our readers noticed a neat little feature that wasn’t discussed during the keynote – the iOS 7 Clock app icon now updates to show you the real time.

Not sure if third-party apps will get the same abilities, but things are looking really promising in iOS 7. Check out out round-up post for all the details on everything Apple announced today.

 

Thanks: Chris!

Here’s The Keynote Room Where Tim Cook Will Announce iOS 7 [Image]

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WWDC is about to kick off in a little under an hour at the Moscone West in San Francsisco. We’ve seen all the decorum on the outside of the Moscone Center, and the banners in the hallways, but this keynote room is where all the action is going to go down.

Tim Cook and company are set to take the stage in less than an hour. iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will certainly be introduced, along with some new hardware. Press hasn’t been let in yet, but TNW grabbed this shot of the keynote room before it gets crowded.

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What’s Apple Hiding Under This Secret Banner? [Image]

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Apple has already decked out the Moscone center with a ton of banners for WWDC, but like most years, there’s at least one banner that no one has seen yet, hiding in plain sight under a black cloth.

Here’s a shot of this year’s secret banner. What do you guys think it’s for? iRadio? New Mac Pros? We’ll find out as soon as the keynote kicks off in less that two hours.

Update: Matthew Panzarino at TNW spotted another hidden banner above the food line too.

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WSJ: iOS 7 Will Bring A Brand New Look, New Ways To Share & Music Streaming

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Today’s the day, folks! In just a few hours, Apple will kick off WWDC 2013 with a first look at its next-generation iOS 7 operating system. We’re expecting big changes with this update, and according to sources for The Wall Street Journal, those will include a brand new look, new ways to share your photos and videos, and a new music streaming service.

You can also expect to see a glimpse of OS X 10.9 and new notebooks at the event.

Apple Reveals Minimalist iOS 7 Banner At Moscone West

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Apple has been busy decorating Moscone West all week in preparation for WWDC 2013, but until now we haven’t see any iOS 7 banners.

Apple just unveiled one of the iOS 7 banners for WWDC that seems to be a pretty clear indicator that iOS 7 will have a new minimalist design. The banner simply features a huge ‘7’ against a perforated background.

We’ll keep you update with new pictures as more banners are posted up. Make sure to come back Monday morning for Cult of Mac’s liveblog of the WWDC keynote.

Source: MacStories