10:00 AM PST
The World Wide Developers Conference is just about to begin. For those of you who don’t know what the WWDC is… It is the annual presentation from Apple announcing to the world new products, software and company goals. This is the same stage where Steve Jobs changed the world by presenting the iPhone 1 in January of 2007.
Some have speculated that the 2013 Keynote address from CEO Tim Cook will reveal a new iOS operating system with a “flat look”, an introduction into a new music streaming service & a possible iWatch. Time will tell.
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10:09 AM PST
The opening to the conference as flashy as usual. The fancy graphics featured black and white dots that interacted with some catchy phrases on the screen.
“We can confuse Abundance with Choice”
“Craft around our intentions”
The beginning graphics may have offered some insight into the new iOS 7 design “black, white and flat all over”.
The first big topic of the day was Anki Drive, which is a “robotics and artificial intelligence company” that introduced their video game featuring driverless cars on a map like rug. Does this introduce Apple’s interest in driverless cars?
Waze, a driving app that identifies traffic patterns in users was recently purchased by Google for $1.3 Billion. http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml Waze has been discussed to having groundbreaking potential in the driverless car arena. Keep an eye out for Anki Drive.
OS X Mavericks
For the last 10 software updates, Apple has used the name of big cats, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion etc. As they are running out of Big Cats to name, a presenter cracked a joke naming the OS X “Sea Lion”.
After a quick laugh, the real name of the new software was revealed as Mavericks, based on the state of California, where the company originated and continues to innovate in.
– Smoother & more convenient use of multiple displays was introduce
– App Nap is introduced to free up unused memory when programs are in use
– Safari will introduce a cleaner home page and a side bar that links your twitter feeds to links posted by those you follow
The operating system will be available this Fall.
iPhone has been ranked #1 by JD Power for the last 9 years running.
New Features Available – John Ive
– “Biggest change to iOS since the launch of iPhone”
– Layers with advanced application hierarchy
– Depth & recognition capacity
– “Instantly familiar” with organization
– Swipe up from bottom to release accessibility preferences
– Brightness, flashlight, music player
– Preserves battery life when applications are in use
– Frequent background activity
– Patterns when you open apps and updates to your trends “intelligent scheduling”
– New App navigation (double tap)
– New full screen look
– Smart search field with tap on top of bar
– New tab interface
– iCloud Keychain accessibility
– Reading list with links from social sites
– More than 8 tabs available
– Share documents, files with friends around your device
– Accept or decline share
– “Bump” feature
– Swipe between video or still
– Built in filters
– Photos are separated into moments
– Time & place where images were taken
– Organize by collection, year and places
– Sharing options updates
– New interface
– New voice options – Male & Female available
– Integration with Twitter, Wikipedia & Bing
iOS in the Car
– Car manufacturers including iOS monitors
– Search apps based on age range
– Search popular apps by your location
– Automatic app updates, no more notifications
– iTunes Radio
– keeps track of every song you listen to
– add to wish list
– 1 touch buying
– Free with ads
– FaceTime Audio only – over wifi
– Phone, FaceTime & Message blocking
– Notification sync
– Do not track option on Safari
Final Release this Fall
- Apple iOS 7 To Be Announced At WWDC Today (geeky-gadgets.com)
- Gruber Says That All iOS 7 Leaks Are False (macgasm.net)
- WWDC 2013: For Once, We Haven’t A Clue What Apple Is About To Do (appadvice.com)
- Apple Inc. WWDC Rumors and Expectations Roundup: What the Media is Speculating Ahead of Monday’s Keynote, from iOS, OS X, and iPhone (latinospost.com)