Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off this week in San Jose, Calif., with one of its trademark product keynotes, starting Monday, June 04 at 10:00a.
The company is expected to announce updates to its major software platforms, such as iOS and WatchOS, and reportedly new “Digital Health” tools to promote responsible gadget use.
Below is a summary of the event:
10:00a: (Hilarious, Planet Earth-like) Introduction video
10:05a: Tim Cook takes the stage to grand applause
10:06a: Developers from 77 countries in attendance with more than 20 million Apple developers around the world
10:07a: Next month, the App Store turns 10 years old!
10:07a: The App Store has made more than $100 billion!!
10:009a: Tens of millions of students around the world are now using Swift to develop apps
10:10a: "Today is all about software and we have some very exciting updates!"
10:10a: "Today, we start with iOS"
10:11a: Craig Fedherigi takes the stage
10:11a: iOS 12 will be a free software update (no surprise there)
10:12a: "Half of our customers upgraded to iOS 11 in just 7 weeks"
10:14a: Performance is a strong focus on iOS 12
10:16a: "Let's talk about Augmented Reality"
10:19a: iOS 12 brings WYSIWYG editing for AR
10:20a: ARkit in iOS brings a new measuring tool and other AR tools (USDZ)
10:25a: Demo of new ARkit
10:29a: Over a trillion photos are captures on iPhone each year
10:30a: New searching features in iOS 12 including search suggestions (pro-active search)
10:31a: A new tab called "For You" which includes features photos, effect suggestions, etc.
10:32a: All photo sharing uses iMessage and end-to-end encryption for privacy
10:34a: Improved Siri now includes custom Siri commands (called Shortcuts), proactive reminders, etc.
10:36a: Demo of Siri improvements (note: Shortcuts look awesome!)
10:40a: Apple News is now coming to the Stocks app (also includes after hours trading info)
10:42a: Stocks app is now coming to iPad
10:43a: iBooks will now be called Apple Books
10:44a: CarPlay will now allow 3rd party navigation apps
10:46a: New nite-time mode allow you to disconnect from your iPhone a little easier
10:47a: You can now set a DND duration from Control Center (making it much easier to use)
10:47a: "Instant Tuning" feature allows more control over notifications AND grouped notifications!
10:49a: New screen-time report shows you how (and how often) you are using your iOS device
10:50a: New app limits!
10:512a: GREATLY improved parental controls allows for time management and allowances
10:52a: Improved Messages features include tongue detection (oh dear!!) and new animojis
10:53a: New Memoji feature allows for custom-designed Animoji (yes!!)
10:54a: The new Memoji creation process is "fun"
10:54a: Animoji and Memoji demo
10:59a: "Let's talk about FaceTime"
11:00a: "Today, we are going to introduce group FaceTime" (note: FINALLY!!!)
11:00a: Group FaceTime will allow up to 32 participants!
11:01a: FaceTime is now integrated into iMessage and paticioaptns can join and drop out any time
11:04a: Tim Cook takes the stage again to introduce watchOS 5
11:06a: Kevin Lynch takes the stage
11:07a: Apple Watch has two objectives... staying fit and being connected
11:09a: watchOS 5 includes new competition challenges
11:10a: New Yoga workout type, works primarily from heart rate
11:11a: Automatic workout detection begins a workout if it detects elevated heart rate
11:12a: New walkie-talkie feature offers a new way to communicate quickly
11:15a: 3rd-party watch faces coming!
11:17a: Podcasts are not coming to watchOS 5
11:19a: watchOS 5 demo
11:25a: Tim Cook takes the stage to introduce tvOS
11:25a: Jen takes the stage to discuss tvOS
11:26a: tvOS now delivers Dolby Atmos audio technology
11:29a: Apple TV now offers many more sports options and over 100 video channels
11:31a: Zero sign-on makes watching content from your TV content provider super-simple
11:33a: Aerial footage on tvOS now includes satellite imagery
11:36a: Tim Cook takes the stage to discuss macOS
11:37a: Craig Federighi takes the stage
11:38a: macOS 10.14 will be called "Mojave"
11:39a: macOS Mojave will feature a brand new "Dark Mode" feature
11:41a: New "Dynamic Desktop" adjust automatically throughout the day
11:43a: New "Gallery View" in Finder makes previewing images, documents, presentations, PDFs and more much easier, and also supports/displays full metadata
11:45a: "Quick Look" now integrates markup and you can edit video right in Quick Look
11:48a: "Continuity Camera" allows you to take a photo on your iPhone and immediately use it on your Mac
11:50a: News, Stocks and Voice Memos apps coming to the Mac!
11:52a: Home is also coming to the Mac!
11:53a: Security is a priority for Apple on all platforms (Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc)
11:54a: Safari can now block tracking technology built into websites
11:56a: macOS Mojave introduces an redesigned App Store, including Microsoft Office and others
12:04p: New CreateML tool allows for improved machine learning development
12:06p: "Are you merging iOS and macOS?" "NO!"
12:07p: Some elements from iOS are ported to macOS and some elements from macOS are ported to iOS for a more seamless user experience
12:11p: macOS Mojave will be available to developers today and to all users this Fall
12:17p: "Have a great week!!" - Tim Cook