Join Us for the WWDC Live Keynote

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12:03 PM – Thank you all for following our live blog! Be sure to check back as we discuss some of the new features.

12:03 PM – We are done!

12:02 PM – And of course I’d like to thank all the teams at Apple who worked so hard to make this day happen.

12:02 PM – I’d like to thank all our devs here today and all that are watching us

12:01 PM – 4 great platforms that become even more capable thanks to all of you

12:01 PM – Big new opportunities for developers, Siri APIs, Maps extensions, and iMessage apps

12:00 PM – Recap of what has been announced

11:59 AM – And Tim is back!

11:59 AM – All live bloggers are taking a break to rest our fingers.

11:58 AM – Video is still running.

11:57 AM – A big focus on the whole world being involved in this.

11:56 AM – Video showing off young developers

11:56 AM – To motivate the new generation of developers, we’ve created a video about what inspired current developers to start coding.

11:55 AM – We believe coding should be a required language in all schools – we’re going to make Swift Playgrounds free

11:54 AM – Dev preview today, public beta next month, in the app store when iOS 10 ships in the fall.

11:54 AM – That’s Swift Playground, a new and powerful way for kids to learn to code. Back to you Tim.

11:54 AM – It’s a version of the standard iOS software keyboard with some code-friendly characters added)

11:53 AM – There’s a completely new coding keyboard for iOS and it’s awesome.

11:52 AM – There are programming objectives to complete that control a fun character named Byte.

11:51 AM – I must say this is pretty neat.

11:50 AM – So many great ways to learn coding.

11:50 AM – The app has custom “learn to code” lessons from Apple that are highly visual and interactive.

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11:50 AM – This looks great for kids and beginners alike.

11:49 AM – Demo time

11:48 AM – I’m thrilled to show you Swift Playgrounds.

11:48 AM – There’s never been anything like this – the best way to teach anyone to code.

11:48 AM – Swift Playgrounds will revolutionize the way people learn to code.

11:47 AM – Today we’re introducing a new app for iPad – Swift playgrounds.

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11:47 AM – We want it to be people’s first programming language.

11:46 AM – We wanted everyone to use Swift, so we open-sourced in December. Adoption has been amazing, #1 language option on GitHub.

11:46 AM – Since we released Swift less than two years ago, we’ve seen an amazing response from the developer community.

11:46 AM – Apps written in it are lightning fast

11:46 AM – To help you create the best apps, we created Swift.

11:46 AM – Tim Cook is back

11:45 AM – iOS 10 is fantastic and it’s an enormous release.

11:44 AM – And that is iOS 10, developer preview today, Public Beta July, full release in Fall

11:43 AM – We made a video, I’d love to show you now.

11:43 AM – Other new iOS 10 additions: Faster FaceTime connectivity, Air quality in Maps for China, Bedtime alarm, Mailbox column, Siri for South Africa and Ireland, male and female Siri voices for Russia, Spain, and Italy, CarPlay app reordering, mail filters, and much more.

11:42 AM – We don’t build any user profiles.

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11:41 AM – In every feature we do, we make sure to use end-to-end encryption by default to protect your information.

11:41 AM – And Split View in Safari on iPad

11:40 AM – There’s so much more we don’t have time to talk about – conversation view in Mail, Notes collaboration, Live Photos editing

11:40 AM – This is all available on your iPhone and iPad, and it can all be received on your Mac as well

11:40 AM – Still demo time

11:39 AM – This gives you a sense of the power of iMessage apps in iOS 10.

11:38 AM – iMessage apps are found within an “app drawer” that can be opened by swiping up from the bottom.

11:38 AM – The great thing about stickers is that you can actually peel them off and attach them to other bubbles

11:37 AM – Here’s a demo to show you some possibilities.

11:37 AM – You can pay people, add stickers, and other stuff right inside of Messages

11:36 AM – Talking about some of the features

11:36 AM – And we’re opening up Messages to developers – you can now make iMessage apps.

11:36 AM – Those are highlights for Messages, but there’s so much more you can do when it comes to expressing yourself.

11:35 AM – Craig is back.

11:34 AM – This Demo is taking too long, people are getting impatient.

11:33 AM – Showing rich links and handwriting stuff, it all looks pretty cool, and acknowledges the big jumps that things like Facebook Messenger, Slack, WhatsApp, and others do that Messages doesn’t.

11:32 AM – It looks like a lot of the features have been improved, to make iOS 10 even better.

11:30 AM – Just showing a demo of all the effects, we will take a second to breathe, perhaps in the future we will use the new Apple Watch app for this.

11:30 AM – Demo

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11:29 AM – And we support Digital Touch (like the Apple Watch)

11:29 AM – And now you can do full-screen message effects

11:28 AM – And we support handwritten text

11:28 AM – You should see the demo, it explains it much better.

11:27 AM – Now you have bubble effects, which animate bubbles different based on “how” you want to say something

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11:28 AM – Emoji have all been made 3 times bigger (big applause)

11:27 AM – And we’re providing emoji predictions as you type

11:27 AM – Camera and Photos are better than ever in Messages too.

11:27 AM – Now we have rich links for when links get posted into Messages

11:26 AM – It’s the most frequently used app on the iPhone.

11:25 AM – Next, Messages.

11:25 AM – There’s also a great VOIP API for apps like WhatsApp to integrate better into your phones – on the lock screen, in your favorites, and etc.

11:25 AM – New extensions let you get potential phone listings to identify spam and other unidentified numbers.

11:24 AM – You can get voicemail transcription.

11:23 AM – You know, the “phone” part of iPhone

11:23 AM – Next let us discuss the phone

11:23 AM – Apple Watch gets Home control support as well.

11:22 AM – You can get live feeds from your home cameras and unlock the door right from your home screen.

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11:22 AM – And HomeKit is right in Control Center, just swipe over to the right.

11:22 AM – Say “good morning” to Siri and it can turn on lights, open shades, etc.

11:21 AM – Something called Scenes lets you tap one button to do several different things.

11:21 AM – Launch the Home app, and you get to see your own wallpaper and all of your accessories no matter who they’re made by

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11:20 AM – Cameras, door locks, and other accessories are now supported in HomeKit.

11:20 AM – Before we announced HomeKit the home accessories space was a mess of separate apps and insecure protocols

11:19 AM – HomeKit

11:19 AM – That’s News.

11:19 AM – And you also get breaking news notifications.

11:18 AM – Now introducing subscriptions – you can get National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal and more right in news.

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11:18 AM – All new design – all the stories in For You are broken up into sections to make them easier to follow

11:17 AM – Over 2000 publications in Apple News, and our readers are loving it.

11:17 AM – Last fall we introduced Apple News to bring you the best stories from the best publishers, all personalized for you.

11:17 AM – Next up News

11:17 AM – And that’s Apple Music.

11:16 AM – We can explore Beats One and see what’s live, and we can also see featured shows.

11:16 AM – Let’s go to radio

11:15 AM – The “For You” tab is broken into Discover, Recently Played, and a daily curated playlist. “Connect” is also bundled within this tab now.

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11:14 AM – The rest of For You has awesome music that again is curated for your tastes.

11:14 AM – Showing off different playlists

11:13 AM – There are daily curated playlists.

11:13 AM – The tabs along the bottom: Library, For You, Browse, Radio, Search. No more “Connect” section by default.

11:13 AM – You can see lyrics in Apple Music too.

11:12 AM – New section called “Downloaded Music.”

11:12 AM – The user interface is very bright and simplistic. Lots of white and black.

11:12 AM – You can navigate via playlists, albums, songs, and downloaded music – the latter is where all the music locally stored on your phone goes.

11:11 AM – Lots of people listen to their music from their library – the first tab in the Music app is now the library.

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11:11 AM – Apple Music now has 15 million paid subscribers.

11:11 AM – We’ve redesigned the app from the ground up.

11:11 AM – Apple Music lets you play through millions of songs curated by our team of experts.

11:11 AM – Next is Music

11:10 AM – Because they’re extensions, they’re available to all developers around the world.

11:10 AM – With Map Extensions, you can make a reservation through OpenTable right through Maps.

11:10 AM – And we’re opening Maps up to developers.

11:10 AM – And there are quick controls that will let you see route details, including food and gas.

11:09 AM – In navigation, you get traffic data. It’ll zoom in and out based on whether you’re on local streets or a big straightaway.

11:08 AM – Makes it easier to access controls and details for locations.

11.07 AM – iOS 10 has an all-new Apple Maps design. Easier to access controls. Proactive suggestions.

11:07 AM – For iOS 10, there’s an all-new design.

11:07 AM – Maps

11:06 AM – For #5, 6, and 7, Eddy Cue is back

11:06 AM – Next, the big news in all of our biggest services.

11:06 AM – And you can watch these Memories movies on the Apple TV.

11:05 AM – An “epic” movie might be cut differently than a “happy” movie, for instance.

11:05 AM – The photos and videos are being edited together with music, and you can set the mood with a “mood slider” that re-edits the movie.

11:04 AM – Now the iPhone will do that for you.

11:04 AM – We all take so many photos and movies, but we never go back and assemble them into something we’d want to watch.

11:04 AM – Still in Demo time, I recommend you watch the keynote at a later time to see all the things being demoed.

11:03 AM – Photos are clustered together based on location, people, scenes, and topics. It will recognize all photos related to a trip, for example.

11:03 AM – Demo time

11:02 AM – Now Craig’s talking about photo features – the ability to spot trips that might be important to you, individual people and objects, surfacing people and groups of people, and topics like “on the water” and “at the beach

11:02 AM – Photos is gaining a new “Places” feature. You can see all of your photos organized by location.

11:01 AM – Advanced Computer Vision

11:00 AM -Siri can also offer different suggestions based on what app you’re using.

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10:59 AM – Next up, Quick Type

10:59 AM – Craig just announced a public Siri API

10:58 AM – Current Location

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10:56 AM – Example of third-party Siri command: “Send a WeChat to Nancy telling her that I will be 5 minutes late.”

10:56 AM – Siri on iOS up next. 2 billion requests from customers per week.

10:55 AM – An on-stage demo shows that these Home screen widgets can even play live video. Supported on both iPhone and iPad.

10:54 AM – Notification Center has a brand new appearance. “Clear all notifications” toggle.

10:54 AM – And it’s easier than ever to get to your camera from the lockscreen.

10:53 AM – Raise to Wake wakes your phone up without requiring a button press

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10:52 AM – With the fast TouchID sensors on the 6S, we often just blow past our notifications without seeing them.

10:52 AM – We’ve redesigned the lock screen.

10:51 AM – 10 new features to discuss today.

10:51 AM – iOS

10:50 AM – That is your update for macOS

10:50 AM – Developer preview today! Public Beta in July, Everyone else in the Fall.

10:49 AM – Use Apple Pay to purchase stuff

10:48 AM – And he’s also using stuff like Universal Clipboard and PiP to show off all the other changes to the OS

10:48 AM – (Now he’s using Siri to send a message)

10:48 AM – He is giving us a great demo of Siri for Mac.

10:47 AM – The great thing is you can drag the results directly into your documents

10:47 AM – And you can have Siri search the web for you, too.

10:46 AM – You can pin Siri searches into your Notification Center.

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10:45 AM – Yup, Siri on Mac confirmed.

10:45 AM – SIRI!

10:44 AM – Watch any video in Picture in Picture mode!

10:44 AM – Next, picture-in-picture.

10:44 AM – Like Maps, third-party apps, and etc. Apps can support this out of the box with no modification

10:43 AM – We want to bring tabs to all of your multi-window apps.

10:43 AM – Tabs

10:42 AM – Now when you shop online, you’ll see a Pay With Apple Pay button

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10:42 AM – Now we’re bringing Apple Pay to the web.

10:42 AM – Apple Pay

10:41 AM – With Optimize Storage on one test Mac, it helped us go from 20GB free to 150GB free.

10:41 AM – We’ll let you upload old mail attachments, photos, and etc to make them accessible on demand to save disk space.

10:41 AM – Making the Desktop folder shared between Macs and available on your iPhone, too

10:40 AM – We want to make your documents and your desktop accessible everywhere, so when you’re on one Mac you can get them on your other Macs.

10:40 AM – Moving on to iCloud Drive.

10:40 AM – Copy and paste is fundamental to how we use our Macs, but what if you could copy something from your iPhone and paste it on your Mac?

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10:40 AM – Universal Clipboard

10:39 AM – We made this really secure – time-of-flight networking detects proximity.

10:39 AM – But you have a thing on your wrist that can already tell your Mac who you are.

10:38 AM – Auto unlock – today when you approach your Mac, you open it, type in your password

10:38 AM – Start with Continuity – your devices can all use peer-to-peer protocols to help you move seamlessly between them

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10:37 AM – macOS Sierra

10:36 AM – Each version has its own special name, too.

10:36 AM – The name is now “macOS”

10:36 AM – I’m talking about the name OS X itself.

10:35 AM – And no WWDC OS X presentation would be complete without a naming controversy (laughter)

10:35 AM – To tell you about OS X, Craig Federighi

10:35 AM – Developer Preview today, everyone else in the Fall

10:34 AM – Great new kits, ReplayKit will let you record video, PhotoKit enables access to iCloud photos, HomeKit lets you control smart home devices.

10:34 AM – Downloading apps to your iPhone or iPad will download them to the Apple TV as well.

10:34 AM – Adding a Dark Theme

10:33 AM – Sign in once and the Apple TV will sign in on all devices

10:33 AM – A page in the App Store will show you all the apps you have access to with Single Sign-In.

10:33 AM – Live Tune in!

10:32 AM – Live Channels

10:31 AM – Siri can also search Youtube

10:31 AM – Now if I want to watch movies with my daughter, I can say “find high school comedies from the 80s”

10:31 AM – Siri improvements

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10:30 AM – Apple TV comes with the Siri Remote, but a lot of our customers want an app on their iPhone with the same features, so we’re making a new version of the Remote app that can play games, command the Apple TV with Siri, and enter text with the keyboard.

10:30 AM – Minecraft Story Mode, Sketchparty, and other games are coming

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10:29 AM – Sling coming to Apple TV

10:29 AM – And 6000 native apps.

10:29 AM – Last-gen Apple TV had 80 video channels, now we have 1300.

10:28 AM – TvOS Let us bring out Eddy Cue.

10:27 AM – Preview out today, Fall release for everyone else.

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10:27 AM – Enabling SpriteKit and Sceneit for games, inline video, speaker audio, game center, and CloudKit.

10:27 AM – You can already build watch-native apps, but we’re adding some new APIs too

10:26 AM – WatchOS 3 is a giant step forward for developers.

10:26 AM – Just a few ways to live a better lifestyle.

10:25 AM – You can take 1 to 5 minutes to just do a breathing session.

10:25 AM – You can launch the app from your watch face, your dock, or you can set reminders a la the Stand reminders.

10:25 AM – Will guide you through simple deep breathing exercises to help you deal with everyday stress.

10:24 AM – New app: Breathe

10:24 AM – The time to stand, has been changed to time to roll!

10:23 AM – The Challenge Athletes and Lakeshore foundations helped us conduct the studies we needed.

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10:22 AM – We are talking about Wheelchair users

10:22 AM – Our team has been working hard to enable features that encourage people to use the workout apps.

10:21 AM – Share activity with your friends.


10:20 AM – Activity Sharing

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10:19 AM – It works internationally as well!

10:19 AM – Will also show your emergency ID.

10:19 AM – It will also notify your emergency contacts!

10:19 AM – SoS on the watch will make it easy to call for help – press and hold the side button, and it will count down to let you know it’s ready to call 911.

10:18 AM – And we are back to Kevin

10:17 AM – Scribble works in English and Chinese.

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10:16 AM – Find My Friends allows you to see where all your friends are without having to pull out your phone.

10:15 AM – Switching between watch faces on watchOS 3 will be easier. Simply swipe to switch.

10:15 AM – New apps – Reminders and Find My Friends.

10:14 AM – Apps in dock are live, so you can swipe through them to see all info available.

10:14 AM – Demo time

10:15 AM – Very easy to switch between the watch faces.

10:11 AM – New face called numerals

10:11 AM – People look at their activity rings all the time, there’s a new watchface specifically for that.

10:11 AM – Watch Faces, we add Mini Mouse!

10:11 AM – Just scribble your response and you can reply to messages!

10:11 AM – Scribble

10:11 AM – Messages has been improved!

10:11 AM – Now we’ve got a Control Center you activate by swiping up from the bottom.

10:11 AM – There’s also a dock, where you can put your favorite apps.

10:10 AM – Apps are going to load amazingly fast! Showing off an App on WatchOS 3

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10:09 AM – App should load instantly,

10:09 AM – Kevin Lynch will tell you more

10:09 AM – Let us start with Watch OS

10:08 AM – Now we offer you 4 platforms that power these world-changing experience.

10:08 AM – We love creating great products that change the world. But we can’t do it alone.

10:07 AM – And of course Apple TV!

10:07 AM – The Mac, The iPhone, The iPad, The Apple Watch!

10:06 AM – 4 category platforms!

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10:06 AM – We’re about to pass $50bn paid directly to developers.

10:05 AM – Downloaded 130 billion times

10:05 AM – App Store started 8 years ago, with 500 apps, we now have 2m apps in the App Store.

10:04 AM – Youngest is 9 years old, and a girl!

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10:04 AM – Truly a worldwide conference. Over 74 countries represented here.

10:03 AM – 27th WWDC, 13 million registered developers, 5,000 attendies.

10:03 AM – Welcome to WWDC 2016.

10:02 AM – Everyone rises for a moment of silence.

10:01 AM – Cook offers Apple’s “deepest sympathies” to those affected by the Orlando attacks yesterday.

10:01 AM – Tim Cook takes a moment to discuss the events in Orlando.

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10:00 AM – Tim Cook has taken the stage!

10:00 AM – Ok people it is officially time to get this party started!

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09:57 AM – Everyone is being asked to take their seats, so we can get started!

09:56 AM – What are you most excited to see?

09:50 AM – Get ready, we are just 10 minutes away from the WWDC Keynote, now is the time to get your coffee, run to the toilet, and everything else you need to get out of the way! But be sure to come back at 10 AM.

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We are officially just a few hours away from the 2016 WWDC Apple Keynote, it will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. But like always, we have you covered with a second for second liveblog.

Be sure to check back.

These are the Times around the globe:

07:00AM – Hawaii
10:00AM – Pacific
11:00AM – Mountain
12:00PM – Central
01:00PM – Eastern
06:00PM – London
07:00PM – Paris
09:00PM – Moscow
02:00AM – Tokyo (June 14th)

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