WWDC 2013: What You Need To Know

It was a big morning for Apple, what with the launch of WWDC and all its goodies. So what’s new in the world of Apple and what do you need to know? Let’s find out.

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General Highlights

  • Over 6m registered developers
  • 407 stores in 14 countries
  • App Store is 5 years old next month
  • 50b apps downloaded
  • 900,000 apps — 93% downloaded each month
  • 375,000 iPad apps
  • 575m iTunes accounts — more than any store on the Internet (that they’re aware of)
  • $10b paid to developers — $5b in the past year
  • ANKI AI demo was amazing, showed off unique AI

iOS 7

  • 600m iOS devices sold
  • iPhone users use the iPhone 50% more than Android users
  • 60% of mobile web share
  • iPads are 82% of total tablet web market share
  • iPad and iPhone users had more Black Friday mobile shopping traffic
  • No. 1 in customer satisfaction
    • 9 times for the iPhone by J.D. Power
    • 97% overall iOS satisfaction
  • 93% of iOS users are on iOS 6
    • iOS 5 is 6%
  • Demo Video
    • Biggest change since the intro of the iPhone
    • All new design
    • Seems transparent, very flat
    • All icons redesigned
    • New color palette
    • Functional layers and translucency
      • Responds to movement
      • Creates depth
    • Design receeds for content
      • Change wallpaper and it changes the look and feel system wide
    • Multitasking improved
  • Wallpapers
    • Parallax scrolling
  • Messages
    • Flattened out substantially
    • Bubbles on white background
    • Transparency on keyboard
  • Overall design
    • No more green felt in Game Center
    • No more wood in Newsstand
    • Lots of thin Helvetica Neue
    • Animated designs in weather
    • Pinch overview in Weather
  • Calendar
    • Swipe from day to day
    • Clean, flat design
    • Looks similar to Helvetical
  • Folders
    • Multiple screens inside folders
  • Mail
    • Messages with edge-to-edge photos
    • Slide to trash or more
      • Like Mailbox
  • Notification Center
    • Today view
      • See birthdays, weather, etc.
    • Available on lock screen
  • Control Center
    • New feature
    • Quick availability for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airport mode, etc.
    • AirDrop in there too
    • Do Not Disturb, brightness, flashlight, etc.
  • Multitasking
    • For all apps now
    • Improved battery life
    • Notices pattern of usage and gives it background activity
      • Background cycles for when you use the app the most
      • Intelligent scheduling
      • Opportunistic updates
      • Adapts to network conditions
      • Push triggers
        • Push notifications trigger apps to wake up and update
    • Swipe between running apps
  • Safari
    • Full-screen look
    • Smart search field at the top
      • 1-tap access to favorites
    • New tabs interface
      • No longer limited to 8
      • iCloud tabs in there as well
    • Navigation improved
    • Can swipe back to go around browser history
    • Continuous scrolling for Reading List
  • AirDrop
    • Share sheets
      • All friends around you can share files
      • Share pics with multiple people
      • No phone bumping
    • System wide
    • Peer-to-peer Wi-Fi
  • Camera
    • 4 cameras in one
    • Swipe from photo, square, video and panorama
    • Live photo filters
  • Photos
    • Can structure and organize your photos based on moments
      • Knows where you took the shots and when
    • Collections
      • Organizes multiple moments into groups
    • Years
      • Your entire photo collection
      • Scrub through individual photos even in year view
    • Edit right in the Photos app
    • iCloud photo sharing
      • Select what Photo Streams you want to share to
      • Shared family Photo Streams
      • Video shares as well
  • Siri
    • New interface
      • Soundwave at the bottom
      • Clean results
    • New voices
      • Male or female
      • Multiple languages
    • More options
      • Turn on Bluetooth
      • Play last voicemail
      • Can answer more questions
    • Twitter integrated
    • Wikipedia
    • Bing web search results
    • Also Photos
  • iOS in the Car
    • Integrates iOS into the screen in your car
    • Eyes free with Siri
    • Many 2014 models of cars have them included
  • App Store
    • Cleaner design, redesigned
    • Can search based on location
    • Updates apps automatically
  • Music
    • Artist images in the library
    • All songs, purchased and on the device
    • TV shows and Movies too
    • Turn sideways to see albums
  • iTunes Radio introduced
    • Discover new music
    • Built into Music app
    • Featured Stations
    • Can share playlists or share songs with friends
    • Create new stations if you like
    • Can purchase songs within the app
    • Built into AppleTV, Mac and iOS 7
    • Ad-free for iTunes Match subscriber, otherwise, ads
    • Starts in the U.S.
  • Other features
    • Audio only FaceTime
    • Notification Sync
    • Phone, FaceTime and Message blocking
  • Find My iPhone
    • Activation lock
      • Even if they wipe the device, can’t reactivate without iCloud username and password
  • 1,500 new APIs
  • Beta to developers today
  • Releases this Fall
    • iPhone 4 and later
    • iPad 2 and later
    • iPad mini
    • iPod touch (5th gen)

iCloud

  • 300m users
  • 300m users of iTunes in the Cloud
  • 240m users of Game Center
  • 800b iMessages sent
  • 7.4t push notifications sent

iWork

  • New releases for iOS 7 and Mac
  • Public beta later this year
  • iWork for iCloud
    • Create docs in a browser on a Mac or a PC
      • Think Google Docs but by Apple
    • Can do all the same stuff you do on the iPad, iPhone or desktop version
    • Can drag and drop images into browser window
    • Edits Microsoft Word docs
    • Numbers, Pages and Keynote
      • All works like it would on the desktop

OS X

  • 28m copies of Mountain Lion sold
  • 35% of Mac users are using Mountain Lion
  • California theme for new OS releases
  • 10.9 is OS X Mavericks
    • Available in the Fall
  • Finder has tabbed views
    • Can merge all windows into one tabbed view
    • Each tab can have different view settings
  • Tagged files
    • Goes across all platforms
    • Multiple tags for each file
  • Multiple Displays
    • Works well so you can go full screen on one, other is still independent
    • AppleTV works with multiple displays as well
  • Better battery and performance management
  • Timer Coalescing
    • Reduces CPU utilization up to 72%
    • Saves battery life
  • Compressed Memory
    • Compresses inactive memory to give more memory to active apps
    • 1.4x responsiveness improvements
    • 1.5x improvement for waking from standby
  • App Nap
    • Apps hidden from view don’t use power
  • Safari
    • New sidebar with bookmarks
    • Shared links
      • What people are sharing on LinkedIn and Twitter
    • Speed and memory improvements
      • Uses less memory
      • Substantial JavaScript improvements
    • 1-click bookmarking
    • Continuous scrolling through Reading List
  • iCloud Keychain
    • Remembers credit card numbers, wi-fi networks, passwords
    • Encrypted info
    • Can auto suggest passwords
    • Syncs across all platforms
  • Notifications
    • Reply within notifications
    • Delete within notifications
    • Push notifications for your Mac as well for various apps
    • All notifications show on lock screen when you wake it up
    • Updates apps in the background
  • Calendar
    • Gone is the leather
    • Weather and maps integrated as well
    • Can suggest nearby places and projected weather
    • Travel time from last location and adds it to the calendar
  • Maps
    • New to OS X
    • Send maps to the iPhone
    • Bookmark locations and it syncs across all devices
  • iBooks comes to the Mac
    • All iBooks books on your Mac
    • iBook store included
    • No page flip
    • Night mode
    • iBooks textbooks supported
    • Can take notes as well
      • Turn the notes into study cards

Mac

  • MacBook is No. 1 notebook in the U.S.
  • iMac is No. 1 desktop in the U.S.
  • No. 1 in customer satisfaction
  • MacBook Air
    • Extended battery life
      • 9 hours for 11-inch and 12 hours for 13-inch
    • Haswell ULT processor
      • 40% faster graphics
    • 45% faster flash
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking
      • Up to 3X faster at the same distance
    • 11-inch
      • $999 with 128GB
      • Ships today
    • 13-inch
      • $1099 with 128GB
      • Ships today
  • New Airport Extreme
    • 4-inches square, 6-inches tall
    • AirPort Time Capsule
      • 2TB or 3TB drive
    • All do 802.11ac
  • Mac Pro Sneak Peak
    • New form factor
      • Vertical canister shape
      • All black
    • Unified thermal core
      • All components are built around it
    • Intel Xeon chip, up to 12-core configs
      • Double previous generation
    • ECC memory
      • 1855MHz DDR3
      • Double performance of previous gen
    • Flash memory
      • 2.5X faster flash
      • 1.25 GBps reads, 1.0 GBps writes
      • External storage available
    • Thunderbolt 2
      • 20Gbps throughout
      • 6 devices per port
      • Backward compatible
    • Standard with dual workstation GPUs
      • AMD FirePro graphics
      • 2.5X faster than previous generation
      • Supports 4K displays
        • Up to 3
    • Substantially smaller than previous Mac Pro
      • 1/8 the size
      • Handle on the top
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Lights up for the IO
    • Comes later this year
    • Assembled in the USA


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