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Everything Apple Announced Today At WWDC [Round-Up]



Apple just finished its WWDC keynote and holy crap, there is a ton of new stuff coming to iOS 7 and OS X. A radical looking Mac Pro was also showed off alongside some MacBook Airs with all-day battery life.

To help save you some time, here’s a list of everything new Apple introduced today at WWDC 2013 that we’ll be updating throughout the day as new info become available.

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



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




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!

Apple Posts Full WWDC 2013 Keynote Online


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It’s only been moments since Apple ended its WWDC keynote, and the entire show is already available for streaming online. You can visit Apple’s website to stream the full 120-minute ordeal in all of its glory. The video file should also be hitting Apple’s podcast feed any moment now.

Apple’s live-streamed the event, but if you weren’t able to watch as it was happening, you can get caught up now. Streaming from Apple doesn’t necessarily work well in all browsers, so your best bet is Safari.

Don’t forget to also check out our mega roundup of everything Apple announced today.

Source: Apple

iOS 7 Coming To Devs Today, Public Release Later This Year [WWDC 2013]


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After unveiling the radically redesigned iOS 7 and some of its marquee features, Apple announced availability info at WWDC. Developers will be able to get their hands on the first beta of iOS 7 later today, and the public release will happen later this year.

Apple typically issues several betas to developers in the months leading up to a new iPhone announcement. Expect that to happen again this year.

iOS 7 will run on the iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2 and up, and the 5th gen iPod touch.

iOS 7 Has Notifications Sync, Call Blocking, And Will Make The iPhone Theft Rate Plummet [WWDC 2013]


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Some iOS 7 features Apple didn’t have time to talk about:

• FaceTime audio – you can now make high-quality audio-only calls over FaceTime.

• Activation lock – If a thief wipes a stolen device, guess what? They can’t reactivate that iPhone without the original Apple ID that was used to remotely wipe it.

• Phone, Message and FaceTime blocking – You can block people who just won’t let go. Fantastic!

• Notification Sync – Your notifications now sync across all devices! Yes!

Apple’s Unveils iTunes Radio, Its Take On Pandora [WWDC 2013]



The rumors were right. Apple has unveiled iTunes Radio (previously dubbed ‘iRadio” by the rumor mill) in the iOS 7 Music app. The service works a lot like Pandora. You can create stations based on artists you like and share what you’re listening to over social networks.

There are featured stations as well as the collection you create based on your own tastes. iTunes Radio is built into iOS 7, the Apple TV, and an upcoming version of iTunes.

The service is free with ads, and if you have an iTunes Match subscription, there are no ads.

In iOS 7, You’ll Never Have To Update Your Apps [WWDC 2013]


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Here’s a major, major new feature for the App Store in iOS 7: your apps will now automatically update themselves to the latest version, no manual updates required.

That’s a feature everyone’s going to love… until they hate it when apps invisibly stop working because something broke between versions, but users didn’t realize it had updated.

The App Store is also getting some new ways of browsing apps: by age, or by apps that are popular in your immediate area. Very cool.

Siri Gets Major Upgrades In iOS 7 [WWDC 2013]


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Siri is also getting an upgrade in iOS 7.

For one thing, there’s a new look to the interface. It’s flatter and cleaner, and now you see a soundwave of your voice as you speak. And the results display much more cleanly.

There’s also a new Siri voice. It sounds more natural, and it comes in both male and female varieties. German and French speakers are also getting more natural voices.

Siri understands more system-level commands, too. Play my last voicemail, increase brightness, turn on my Bluetooth! Siri now understands all of these instructions.

Siri can also answer more questions. Siri now interacts with Twitter, Wikipedia, and it even integrates web search results from Bing! Did they ditch Google?

Siri’s also a big part in iOS’s next feature, called “iOS in the Car.” The idea here is that iOS 7 will interact with in-dash displays. It’s an extension of Siri Hands-Free.