Well, well, well, it's once again WWDC time! Yeah, yeah, we know it's mostly a developers' event, and this is why we won't be following and/or covering all the sessions and presentations that will be held during the next few days. What we're totally covering, though, is the keynote, which is going to kickstart the whole event and introduce us to some of the new projects that Apple is working on for 2014.What should we expect to see from Apple? While we can't say anything for sure, we do suspect we could see a a number of exciting things, including iOS 8, the rumored Healthbook app, and the Apple iWatch smartwatch, of which there have been some wild speculations, but never a solid piece of evidence thus far. Of course, getting to see some serious piece of new hardware, like the next-gen iPhones or iPads is pretty much out of the question, as the introductions of those are expected to happen a bit later, around the September-October time frame.Stay tuned to our liveblog of the WWDC … [Read more...] about Apple to announce iOS 8 and (possibly) the iWatch, join us for a liveblog of the WWDC keynote!
As TiPb anticipated, Apple today announced that the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Keynote will be given by their Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing and other executives. In other words: You. Get. Schiller. If Aaron Sorkin wrote the cliffhanger leading up to this year's WWDC keynote, that's the dialog a still-on-leave Steve Jobs would have just spit at the heavens from deep within the empty Times Square Apple Flagship "cathedral". Phil Schiller did an affable job of keynoting Apple's final Macworld appearance back in January, but with everyone and their rumor blogs pretty much convinced we'll see the next-generation iPhone again take center stage, will expectations be impossibly high? How badly do we want to see Phil Schiller pull something from his jean pocket? The other iPhone-related executives, we guess, would include Scott Forstall for iPhone software, perhaps alongside Greg Joswiak from marketing. No doubt Bertrand Serlet, no stranger to WWDC, will be … [Read more...] about Official: WWDC Keynote is Schiller Time
There's always something unexpected to be expected during any of Apple's WWDC keynotes, but the upcoming one happening in under two weeks may really surprise some die hard loyalists out there. According to Global Equities Research analyst, Trip Chowdhry, Microsoft's presence will be made known during the event where the next generation iPhone is set to be unveiled. It's being reported that there is going to be a 7 minute window that's blocked off for a presentation by Microsoft for Visual Studio 2010 which is their suite of development tools. Not just anyone will be manning the presentation for the Apple dominated event, but none other than Steve Ballmer is reported to be present during that presentation. Chowdhry goes on to contend that the new version of Visual Studio would enable developers to create native apps for the Mac OS, iPad, and iPhone. So it'll be interesting to see what Steve Ballmer will bring to the occasion, but if it's not going to be him, there would be a likely … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Steve Ballmer expected to make an appearance during the WWDC keynote?
So you didn't make it to San Francisco to attend WWDC. Maybe your dog ate your plane ticket, or your boss wouldn't give you the time off, or you had your bowling league, book club, yoga lesson, speed dating night or tickets to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Don Cheadle in the title role. Whatever your excuse was, you missed seeing all of the keynote speech. But we are extremely happy to report that Apple has released the speech on video in its entirety. This includes the hilarious "backstage rehearsal" skit starring SNL's Bill Hader and House's Charlyne Yi that we showed you earlier this month.Besides the WWDC keynote, Apple has posted four new "Shot on iPhone 6" videos to its World Gallery. The 15-second clips are posted to show how iPhone users can count on their rear camera to produce professional quality video. Some of the features displayed include the 240 fps slow-motion setting, and the ability of the iPhone camera to shoot viewable videos even under low-light … [Read more...] about New Apple videos include WWDC Keynote and four more ‘Shot by iPhone 6’ clips
Apple has had a long history of making backhand digs at Android, and showing plenty of numbers and statistics (of varying degrees of honesty) that show how Apple is the leader in the mobile ecosystem. The numbers have had to change with the rise of Android, but Apple had tended to still not mention Android by name, until today. At the WWDC keynote, Apple started with an attack on Android and didn't let up throughout the rest of the event.One quick note on this review of the WWDC keynote: we're not going to bother mentioning the amount of hyperbole in the announcement. At this point, we feel like faulting Apple for being hyperbolic with an announcement is like faulting the sun for being hot and bright. It's just the way it is, best to just take it as fact and move on. As we already mentioned, if you remove the hyperbole, iOS 7 is still a solid looking update. If you look through the history of Apple keynotes over the past few years, there has been an amusing trend in how the … [Read more...] about 2013 WWDC keynote review: Apple gets mean (and desperate?)