WWDC 2014 Keynote – Live Blog

On June 2, 2014

11:58 AM – And that’s all folks!

11:58 AM – “Enjoy the week! Thank you very much!”

11:58 AM – Tim is thanking Apple employees back in Cupertino and all over the world.

11:58 AM – Tim asking Apple employees to stand up for a round of applause.

11:57 AM – We do this so we can create a seamless experience for our users that is unparalleled in the industry. This is something only Apple can do.”

11:57 AM – “You’ve seen a few people on stage this morning, but there’s thousands of people who made today possible.”

11:57 AM – And how developers can create better apps, faster and easier, than ever before.

11:56 AM – Talking about devices working together in Harmony.

11:56 AM – Summing up what has been covered today.

11:55 AM – “An incredible set of features and an incredible release.”

11:55 AM – Tim Cook is back.

11:55 AM – Coming to everyone else in the fall.

11:55 AM – iOS 8 beta available TODAY.

11:54 AM – Craig is summing up all the features they went over today.

11:54 AM – A Swift language guide is available now in iBooks.

11:53 AM – And Craig is back.

11:53 AM – I think most developers among our readers will LOVE this!

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11:51 AM – Basically with Swift very little code is required for great results.

11:50 AM – Showing us a quick 2D game written in Swift.

11:49 AM – Code is run as you type it, result displayed in sidebar on the right.

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11:48 AM – Demo now.


11:47 AM – We won’t get into the details, because, honestly, I’m not sure what Craig’s talking about right now.

11:47 AM – Crowd is very excited for new features.

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11:46 AM – Swift.

11:46 AM – New programming language.

11:46 AM – Central to Xcode is Objective-C

11:45 AM – Last version was downloaded 14m times.

11:45 AM – XCODE!

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11:44 AM – SpriteKit

11:43 AM – Zen Garden will be available as a free tech demo as soon as iOS 8 is available

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11:42 AM – Metal freed up so much resources each fish in a Koi pond can have its own AI

11:42 AM – Koi Pond being shown off.

11:42 AM – All sorts of visual effects being shown, water effects, etc.

11:41 AM – Wow these images look STUNNING!

11:41 AM – Tim Sweeny from Epic is coming on stage.

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11:40 AM – Demo from EA, Frostbite, Crytek and Epic Games.

11:40 AM – Metal is new 3D reduces Games overhead in 3D. Up to 10x performance

11:40 AM – a much faster firmware layer that gives devs better access to iDevice hardware.


11:39 AM – Metal reduces that overhead.

11:39 AM – Metal

11:39 AM – 1PB assets, 10TB database, 5TB/day asset transfer

11:38 AM – Free with limits

11:37 AM – CloudKit takes over all the cloud stuff, adds client side programming model.

11:37 AM – CloudKit


11:37 AM – Apple’s been working with “the leaders” in home automation, to come up with a wireless protocol that lets you pair securely, control individual devices, group devices and control your personal internet of things via Siri, too.

11:36 AM – Secure pairing, control individual devices, AND group them in to scenes.


11:36 AM – HomeKit!

11:35 AM – Third party apps can use TouchID as well.

11:35 AM – Passcode usage before TouchID was less than half, 83% via Touch ID on iPhone 5s.

11:34 AM – Touch ID


11:34 AM – You can also install system-wide third party keyboards.


11:33 AM – Ebay notification widget allows you to bid without opening the app

11:32 AM – Demo of all the new features of notifications and extensions!

11:31 AM – Still Demo time!

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11:29 AM – Demo Time.

11:29 AM – Bing could offer translation inside of Safari.

11:29 AM – Extensibility will allow services from other apps.

11:28 AM – Apps can reach out and talk to extensions, apps can project UI.

11:28 AM – Apple’s built 4,000 new APIs for devs to hook into iOS.

11:27 AM – Craig is back


11:26 AM – TestFlight is a new beta service baked into iOS 8, so beta testing apps will be much easier for developers.

11:26 AM – Devs can invite users to beta test their app.


11:25 AM – Crowd goes wild!

11:25 AM – At a discounted price with just one tap.

11:25 AM – Users can buy multiple apps.

11:24 AM – App Bundles!


11:23 AM – 300m people visit the App Store every week.

11:23 AM – 1.2m apps available.

11:23 AM – To talk about developer updates here is Tim Cook

11:23 AM – That’s a look at the CONSUMER part of iOS 8.

11:22 AM – 22 new languages are coming.

11:22 AM – Siri


11:20 AM – First 5GB free, 20GB for 99c a month, 200gb for $3.99 a month.

11:20 AM – All coming with new Photos solution.

11:20 AM – The desktop app has the same lighting and color adjustment tools as on iOS.

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11:19 AM – Looks a lot like photos from iOS, but on the Mac.

11:19 AM – Sneak peek!

11:19 AM – Working on a new photo solution for the Mac shipping early next year.

11:18 AM – Changes are reflected live on multiple devices pretty quickly.

11:18 AM – Edits immediately get sent to the cloud.

11:17 AM – iOS is automatically making all these different changes based on detailed image analysis for exposure, shadows, etc.


11:16 AM – Demo of Photos App.

11:16 AM – Following the Spotlight theme, you can search photos in al sorts of ways.

11:16 AM – Photos and iCloud, every photo you take is on all your devices.

11:15 AM – Photos Next.


11:15 AM – Adult account gets a notification that their kid tried to buy something.

11:14 AM – Kids get prompted to ask adults for permission before buying something.

11:14 AM – Can share media, apps, and all the purchases of your family.

11:14 AM – Automatically can share photos, calendars, reminders, etc and auto-configure Find My friends, find devices, etc.

11:13 AM – Share media with family, find family easier.

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11:12 AM – Family Sharing up next.

11:12 AM – HealthKit works with third-party apps, and gives you granular control over your information and how it’s used by HealthKit. Apple’s working with Nike to get fitness info and the Mayo Clinic, so that doctors get real-time information and communication with patients.

11:11 AM – Mayo Clinic thinks this will revolutionize how the health industry works.


11:11 AM – Corresponding app, “Health” monitors all your fitness metrics.

11:10 AM – HealthKit


11:10 AM – Here it comes : Health!

11:10 AM – 3rd party documents providers, OneDrive, Box, “More…”


11:09 AM – Device Enrollment Program allows you to get a new iPhone/iPad and have it auto configure for your enterprise.

11:08 AM – 98% of Fortune 500 uses iOS.

11:08 AM – Enterprise up next

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11:07 AM – Edits are saved to original location.

11:06 AM – iCloud Drive is up next.

11:06 AM – Craig is back on stage.

11:06 AM – Raising your iPhone to your ear plays an audio message.


11:05 AM – Self destruct mode, unless you tap to keep them so they don’t take up loads of space.

11:04 AM – Super easy to use.

11:04 AM – Taking a selfie on stage, sending it to the group.

11:03 AM – All attachments show up in one place, can view all the photos instead of scrolling forever.


11:02 AM – Quick Demo of Messages

11:01 AM – Tap to talk, records an audio clip and sends it to everyone in the thread.

11:01 AM – Share location with others.

11:01 AM – Messages, do not disturb on a per thread level.

11:00 AM – Continuity is next, briefly going over what was shown on the Mac side of things.

11:00 AM – Multiple language models, not just English.

10:59 AM – It learns how you type.

10:59 AM – Context sensitive, if someone asks if you want to go to dinner or a movie you get buttons like “dinner” “a movie”

10:59 AM – QuickType is predictive typing suggestions.

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10:58 AM – Keyboard enhancement: QuickType.

10:57 AM – Spotlight working much more fluid.

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10:56 AM – Still showing different features of iOS 8

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10:55 AM – Double tap home button, see a group of recent people, you can call, iMessage, Facetime them, etc.

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10:54 AM – Gets tagged on Facebook, can swipe down and like.

10:53 AM – Now demoing the new features.


10:52 AM – You can pull down and reply to a iMessage without needing to leave the app you’re using.


10:51 AM – Builds on design of iOS 7.

10:51 AM – Back comes Craig to talk about iOS 8.

10:51 AM – Great end-user features, and incredible developer features.

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10:50 AM – Announcing iOS 8 today.

10:49 AM – Android dominates mobile malware!


10:49 AM – 1/3 of Android users are running a version from four years ago.

10:48 AM – People love iOS because updates are available to as many customers as possible.

10:48 AM – 97% overall satisfaction for iOS 7

10:47 AM – Many users switched from Android and then sought a better experience and a better life and decided to check out iPhone and iOS.”

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10:47 AM – 130m totally new customers in the last year on iOS devices.

10:46 AM – iOS is next, Sold over 800m iOS devices.

10:46 AM – Back to Tim Cook

10:45 AM – Public Beta Program! receive Access to Beta versions throughout the Summer

10:45 AM – Yosemite will be FREE.

10:44 AM – Everyone else will get it in the Fall.

10:44 AM – Available to developers TODAY.

10:44 AM – Summing up the new features

10:44 AM – “And that’s Continuity.”


10:43 AM – Craig welcomes Dr. Dre to Apple, crowd goes nuts.

10:43 AM – Calling Dr. Dre

10:42 AM – call directly from Safari

10:42 AM – Phone call from MOM!

10:41 AM – Demo time. He’s emailing embarrassing photos of Eddy Cue to his friends.

10:41 AM – Demo of Continuity.


10:39 AM – If your phone is nearby, Mac will show caller ID and you can use your Mac as a speakerphone. You will never miss a call.

10:39 AM – Phone calls can now be accepted on the Mac

10:38 AM – Mac sees your phone, prompts you to connect to it if you need to to get online.

10:38 AM – Nearby devices know what you are working on thanks to Proximity awareness.

10:38 AM – Your iPad will prompt you to continue working on your iPad

10:37 AM – Air Drop works between Mac and iOS

10:37 AM – Looking to make the transitions between these devices seamless.

10:37 AM – Next up is Continuity

10:36 AM – Safari demo is done.

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10:34 AM – You can markup mails directly in the mail app.

10:34 AM – Safari remembers who you most recently sent messages to.

10:33 AM – The new share button in Safari allows you to click a button and send a link/image/etc.

10:33 AM – You can now scroll through tabs regardless of how many you have open, tabs has been made much more convenient.


10:32 AM – Spotlight suggestions for searches show snippets from Wikipedia and more.

10:32 AM – Everything has been simplified in Safari, it is really nice.

10:31 AM – Now showing a quick demo of Safari.


10:30 AM – Using the new HTML 5 video, you can get up to 2 hours longer streaming Netflix.

10:30 AM – Also made privacy settings better.


10:29 AM – The Safari toolbar is missing!

10:29 AM – Looking at Safari next.

10:28 AM – Markup lets you doodle on your mails.

10:27 AM – Attachments can be up to 5GB in size.

10:27 AM – Attachments can be sent encrypted via iCloud, it’s seamless on a Mac otherwise they get a link.

10:27 AM – Mail Drop


10:26 AM – Works on Windows too.

10:26 AM – All of your iCloud drive files are available in folders from Finder now. Fully searchable and taggable.

10:25 AM – Synched across all your Macs seamlessly, also available in iOS.

10:25 AM – Crowd likes this a lot

10:24 AM – iCloud Drive is next.

10:24 AM – Still running a demo of the new OS X Yosemite

10:23 AM – Craig is cracking jokes.


10:22 AM – Spotlight pops up in the middle of the screen

10:22 AM – Spotlight demo

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10:20 AM – look at the new messages app.

10:20 AM – Demo of new Calendar

10:20 AM – Quick demo of Yosemite


10:18 AM – Sidebar apps like Messages get a new look too, with sidebars consistent across Reminders and other apps with similar UI elements.


10:16 AM – Translucent materials so your windows take on the personality of your desktop

10:16 AM – The team has done some remarkable work.


10:14 AM – Now showing a video of the design changes of Yosemite.

10:13 AM – OS X Yosemite

10:13 AM – Throwing loads of funny names out there, OS X Weed!

10:13 AM – Talking about naming OS X

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10:12 AM – here comes Craig to talk about the Mac.

10:11 AM – Windows 8 at 14%.

10:10 AM – Since release in October, 40m copies of Mavericks have been installed.

10:10 AM – Despite industry decline of 5%, Macs grew by 12%.

10:09 AM – Let us start with OS X.

10:09 AM – OS X and iOS.

10:08 AM – 9 Million registered developers

10:08 AM – The youngest developer in the audience is 13.

10:08 AM – Tim is talking statistics from WWDC.


10:07 AM – From all of Apple thank you very much.

10:07 AM – Mentioning all of the lives that have been enriched by apps and developers, thanking all developers for doing this.

10:06 AM – Good Morning, Good Morning and Welcome.

10:06 AM – Here comes Tim Cook

10:05 AM – Video showing an app controlled robotic arm.

10:04 AM – Baseball coach telling us about focusing on dreaming.

10:04 AM – Video is still running.


10:02 AM – The video shows people discussing their favorite apps, and apps they just cannot live without.

10:01 AM – A video is showing what a developer is.

10:00 AM – Lights are dimming as we are ready to get started.

9:58 AM – The camera is panning over the crowd.

9:54 AM – They are officially asking people to take their seats and turn all mobile devices to silent.

9:53 AM – Music is still playing on the stage.

9:50 AM – For those following the live stream it has started on Apple.com

9:40 AM – The crowd is starting to take their seats.

9:39 AM – It is interesting to see that the Apple Online Store is still up and running.

9:38 AM – As you can see in the image it appears as if the next OS X 10.10 will feature a much flatter look.

9:35 AM – Photo of on-stage Macs running OS X 10.10 via @LanceUlanoff


9:35 AM – We are about 25 minutes from the start of the Keynote.

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