| Cult of Mac

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs spells out a new strategy for Mac OS

By

Why Salesforce chief gave up AppStore.com for Apple
Steve Jobs introduced the world to OS X.
Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

May 11: Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs spells out a new strategy for Mac OS May 11, 1998: As part of his mission to turn Apple around, Steve Jobs spells out the company’s strategy for the Mac operating system going forward.

The company will ship Mac OS 8.5 and the first customer release of an OS called Rhapsody that fall, he says at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. The big news, however, is that Apple is hard at work creating a major new operating system called OS X.

Sign up now for a chance to attend WWDC22 in person

By

Mark your calendars! WWDC 2022 happens online on June 6, 2022.
You might be lucky enough to win an invitation to attend WWDC22 in person, but not if you don't request an invite soon.
Image: Apple

Apple is now accepting requests to attend its next developers conference in person. WWDC22 in June is mostly online, but a fortunate few developers and students will be able to watch the keynote from Apple Park. The company will soon randomly select the lucky group who can attend from all the requests it receives.

The submission window isn’t open for long – don’t procrastinate.

WWDC22 starts June 6, will be ‘online-only’ (with a twist)

By

Mark your calendars! WWDC 2022 happens online on June 6, 2022.
Mark your calendars!
Image: Apple

The 2022 iteration of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will start June 6. Apple promised Tuesday the event will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — which is code for unveiling the next major upgrades for these operating systems.

WWDC22 will be online-only for most people, but a fortunate few developers and students will be able to watch the keynote from Apple Park.

Check out the scrapped Larry David skit filmed for WWDC 2014

By

Larry David
Curb different.
Photo: Apple

Larry David once played a verbose, neurotic app approval officer in a skit for Apple. But curb your enthusiasm (womp womp) … the video never aired. Clearly someone at Apple didn’t think it was pretty, pretty, pr-et-ty good enough to be shown to customers.

However, the video — apparently shot as a possible intro for 2014’s Worldwide Developers Conference — has been leaked online by Sam Henri-Gold of the dearly departed Unofficial Apple Archive, a former repository of Apple videos no longer around. While Henri-Gold only shared a snippet, the whole video was later posted to YouTube. Check it out below.

Apple Music with Spatial Audio can be enjoyed now [Updated]

By

Apple Music Spatial Audio could debut on Monday
Songs that offer a surround sound experience could be right around the corner for Apple Music subscribers.
Photo: Apple

Apple launched the promised new Spatial Audio service for Apple Music on Monday. The feature was announced in May, and the wait is over. Spatial Audio allows songs seemingly come from all around the listener, even from above. If the track has been mixed to support it, of course.

iOS 15 brings welcome enhancements to FaceTime, notifications, more

By

iOS 15 brings welcome enhancements to FaceTime, Notifications, more
Apple took the wraps off iOS 15 on the opening day of its WWDC conference.
Screenshot: Apple

iOS 15 just made the jump from rumor to reality. Apple is bringing major new features to FaceTime, Messages, notifications, and more. Many of the applications that come bundled with iPhone are getting updates, like Apple Maps and Weather.

However, some features people had been hoping for didn’t make the cut, like interactive widgets.

iPadOS 15 will revamp iPad’s clunky multitasking system

By

iPadOS 15 will revamp app multitasking system
The current iPadOS multitasking system is useful but limited. Improvements are expected in iPadOS 15.
Photo: Apple

The iPad software upgrade expected to be unveiled Monday will improve the way users work with multiple on-screen applications, according to a last-minute report from a reliable source. iPadOS 15 also will include widget improvements and other changes.

iPadOS 15 to MacBooks: Everything we’re looking forward to at WWDC 2021

By

What to expect at WWDC 2021: iOS 15, macOS 12, new MacBook models, and more.
Get ready for updates to five operating systems. And maybe a pair of new MacBooks.
Photo: Apple/Cult of Mac

June 7 will be the single most important day of 2021 for Apple. It’s the start of the annual Worldwide Developers Conference where the company will ceremoniously unveil fresh operating system updates for iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and more.

Big changes are anticipated for iPadOS 15, and some nice enhancements are also predicted for iOS 15. The improvements in macOS 12, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 are likely to be more modest.

But the show won’t stop there. While WWDC is supposed to be about software, there’s a good chance we will see new MacBooks announced Monday as well.

How to watch Apple’s big WWDC 2021 keynote [Updated]

By

How to watch WWDC 2021
Don't miss a thing from WWDC 2021.
Image: Apple/Cult of Mac

One of Apple’s biggest events is right around the corner. This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote promises to deliver our first look at the company’s next-generation software updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac and more on June 7.

Just like past WWDC keynotes, this year’s will be streaming online, so you’ll be able to watch it in its entirety as it all unfolds. Here’s how.

Update: Now that the WWDC 2021 keynote is a wrap, you can watch the archived version on YouTube below.