At the 24th annual World Wide Developer’s Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook and the Apple Executive Team rolled out some much-needed updates to some major products. (No, no new iPhone, iPad, or iWatch…)
To get our insight, plus that of developer Joshua Pressnell, check out our Google+ Hangout about the WWDC Keynote here:
Here’s basically EVERYTHING you need to know about the WWDC Keynote, starting with iOS 7!
- Completely redesigned interface (See image above!)
- New Lockscreen
- New translucency and Parallax allows you to see layers of info
- Weather app has interactive displays
- Calendar has new minimalist UI
- Multiple page support in Folders
- Notification Center now available on Lock Screen
- FaceTime audio calls
- Notification syncing
- Phone and Message blocking
- Activation lock disables phone if stolen
- iPhone beta available to developers today
- Coming this fall – Beta out to developers today!
- Swipe up from bottom of device to access toggles quickly
- Turn on Airplane Mode, adjust brightness, AirDrop, etc.
- New interface shows app cards
- Multi-tasking for all apps with great battery life
- Puts apps into scheduled background cycles
- Adapts to network conditions
- New full-screen look
- Pull down from top brings up smart search field
- iCloud Keychain support
- Redesigned UI
- New filters
- Accessible from Control Center
New Photos App –
- Collect photos into ‘Moments’ based on location, date, or people.
- Look across photo collection by pinch-to-zooming through Photostream
- Share photos via AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, etc.
- See comments from people you’ve shared the picture with directly in image
- Share images with friends
- System-wide support with apps with share-sheets
- Works on iPhone 5, iPad 4, 5th Gen iPod Touch
- New interface with wave animation
- All new female and male voices (that don’t sound so robotic)
- Can now control more of your device such as adjusting brigthness
- Wikipedia and Bing search results integrated directly into Siri
iOS in the Car
- Get iOS on your car’s dashboard screen
- Get directions, play music, have iMessages dictated to you and more, eyes free.
- Supported by more than 12 car manufacturers in 2014
- Built directly into iOS Music app.
- Featured Stations stream music based on its theme.
- Share stations with friends, or create your own based on favorite artists
- Preview and purchase songs directly in the app.
- Support on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV
- Free for all users
- Completely ad-free for iTunes Match subscribers
- Launches in the U.S.
Here’s a great image gallery of iOS 7 in action! WOW!
OS X Mavericks – Apple’s newest OS update
- OS X names will now be California-themed (for what it’s worth)
- New Finder Tabs
- Tags for files – keep track of files by adding a tag in OS X
- Multiple Displays – much more powerful. Menus and dock appears on both displays.
- OpenGL 4 support
- Time Coalescing – helps improve your CPU efficiency by up to 72%
- 1.5x faster at waking a system from standby
- Accelerated Scrolling optimized for Retina displays
- AppNap – lets you pause apps to prevent battery drain
- Developer preview available today
- Releases Fall 2013 – Beta out to developers today
- New Sidebar with reading list, bookmarks and shared links
- Big performance improvements
- Improved CPU energy uses
- Remembers your website logins, credit card numbers, etc.
- Can suggest to auto-fill your forms for you with private info
- Reply to iMessages, Email, FaceTime calls right from desktop
- Get push notifications from iOS apps on your Mac
- Tells you what you missed on your lock-screen
- Apps update in the background
Maps for OS X
iBooks for Mac
- Access to 1.8 million books in iBookestore
- Read books from your desktop or iOS
- Interactive books just like in iOS
iWork for iCloud
- Create iWork docs from a web browser
- Works on OS X or Windows
- New iWork releases coming to Mac and iOS later this year
Along with new software/firmware, Apple unveiled some great new hardware today!
The NEW MacBook Air – (sporting the tagline: All the power you want. All day long.)
- All-day battery life , thanks to Haswell processor
- 2X GPU execution units with 40% faster graphics
- 11-inch MBA will have 9 hours of battery life
- 13-inch MBA now has 12 hours of battery life
- 45% faster SSD storage
- Faster WiFi 802.11ac card
- 11-inch starts at $999 with 128GB storage
- Ships today (06/10/13)
A much-needed update to the Mac Pro
- New unified thermal-core body
- Intel Xeon with up to 12-core
- Fastest ECC memory
- PCIe Storage that’s 10x faster than any previous Mac Pro drive
- Thunderbolt 2 support. 20GBps throughput
- Dual workstation GPUs
- 4k display support
- 1/8th the size of old Mac Pro
- Made in the USA – this is HUGE!
- Coming later this year
AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule
- New design
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Room for harddrive storage to beam files
Thanks to Cult of Mac for assembling this great list!