Hey so we’ll be posting all day about the WWDC 2011 Keynote Hosted by STEVE JOBS himself =D
9:59- Music Is playing “I Feel Good” By Games Brown
10:01- STEVE TAKES THE STAGE!!!
10:02- Steve starting off with some figures. 5,200 WWDC attendees. SOld out within 2 hours
10:04 am- Steve says “if hardware is the brain… the software is the soul”
10:04- Steve starts taking about Mac OS X Lion
10:06- There are now over 50 million Mac Users. Phil Schiller takes the stage.
10:06- The Mac has outgrown the industry every quarter for the past five years.
10:07- Schiller “Everyone wants to copy the MacBook Air”
10:07- Screen shot of the old Mac OS to show progress. Over 250 new features in Lion. Only going to talk about 10 Key features
10:08 New multi touch gestures. Apple has learned alot from iOS. Pinch to zoom, swipe throw photos. New features such as scroll bars, two finger drags and they disappear when not in use
10:10- top right corner has a button to view applications in full screen. swipe left or right to return to the desktop
10:10- Showing example of full screen in safari. Very much similar to the iPad
10:11- New feature called Mission control, which Schiller says will be the most useful. One gesture gives you a birds eye view of everything in your system. he calls it the sequel to Expose’
10:13- Next up.. Full screen Apps.
10:13- on iPhoto there is an arrow that allows you to expand the entire app. To exit click in the upper right corner to switch out
10:14- Three fingers to swipe on the TrackPad and your in Mission Control. On Top there is a panel for your Full screen apps, Your Dashboard and the desktop.
10:15- Next is the Mac App Store. A great place to discover new apps and purchase them with one click. The Mac App Store has become the #1 place to buy software replacing, Best Buy
10:18- LaunchPad in Lion. Make a pinch motion on the TrackPad to launch LaunchPad (say that 5 times fast). Looks like the iPad spring Board
10:19- Resume. When you quit an application and re-open it, it picks up where you last left off
10:21- Auto-Save. Lion is going to automatically save a document you are currently working on. IF you don’t like the changes you made you can always click ‘revert to last opened’
10:23- Autosave saves your work in ‘Versions’. You can browse all your versions and see all the different saves in a back up from Time Machine
10:29- another new feature. AirDrop. Perfect for sharing documents. IF you and your friends both have your computers on you, you can share pics, or documents over a wi-fi connection. Just drop a document into another persons account.
10:30- Last feature. Mail. Mail has undergone a completely new revamp. It looks similar to the one on the iPad. There is a ‘Conversation’ view. If you have a conversation going, the threads get difficult to follow. this allows you to see everything all at once.
10:36- In the past Mac OS X updates were on a disc. Not any more. It will be available only in the Mac App Store. Find it in the Mac App Store and it starts downloading right there.
10:36. You can buy Lion in the Mac App Store for $30
10:39- Apple Scott Forstall is taking the Stage to talk about iOS
10:40- In 14 months apple has sold over 25 million iPads. 15 billion songs downloaded through iTunes. 130 million eBooks sold
10:41. There is also the App store. Currently 90,000 Apps for the iPad. Over 15 Billion apps have been downloaded.
10:42- Apple has paid out over 2.5 Billion dollars to developers
10:43- Moving on to iOS 5. ”This is incredible for our developers and Customers” Over 200 new features =D
10:44- Feature number 1- Notifactions. Push notifications are popular
10:45- Currently when you get a notification it interrupts whatever you were doing. Notification Center will improve that by placing all your notifications in one spot. Just swipe down to see a list of them.
10:46- Notification Center has your missed calls, email, push updates from apps. An animation shows up at the top that displays that you have a message. Dismiss the notification system by swiping up
10:47- NewsStand. Many newspapers have signed up with Apple and with NewsStand you can purchase a newspaper or magazine and it will be saved in one cozy place to view later
10:51- Apple is talking about Twitter. 1 Billion tweets are sent per week. Apple is making it easier by having a single sign-on built into the iOS
10:52- Twitter is built into Photos/camera app so you can take a picture and post it directly to twitter
10:53- Next is safari. iOS has 64% of mobile usage. Android has 27%. IN safari there is now an option to email a story to a contact.
10:55- reading list in Safari. Pretty much an easy way to save a story and then read it later
10:56 Next feature is Tab Browsing. Full Tab Browsing in iOS. Its similar to that of Safari for the Desktop. There is a reader button to make the browser look cleaner
10:58- Reminders and to-do lists are coming to iOS. iOS will remind you to do things, as well as store any lists that you make
10:59. Scott says that the iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr. The Camera app will be updated. It makes it easier to take pictures by having a little icon when you wake the phone up.
11:00- You can take a picture with the volume buttons now
11:03- Mail has also been upgraded in iOS. You can drag contacts and flag messages. You can search for messages and the iPad has a new swipe gesture to swipe between messages.
11:05- Built in dictionary in the Mail app. Click on a word to see the meaning. New keyboard for people who type with their thumbs. Drag the keyboard and it splits into 2 keyboards for the thumbs.
11:08- Next Feature. ”PC-FREE”
11:09- When you take your phone out of the box. You’ll see a welcome screen. No more connect to iTunes, software updates are done over the air now. Update the iOS right on the phone.
11:10- GameCenter is getting some Attention too. In Nine months Has gotten over 50 million users as compared to XBox’s 30 million over a few years.
11:11- Now you can get recommended friends in Game Center. There is also a recommendation tool for finding new games in the App Store
11:12- next is iMessage. It’s an upgraded form of SMS. New messaging service between all iOS device users.
11:13- iMessage does Text, photos, videos etc. You can see when a message has been delivered or read. You can also start a conversation on your iPad and continue it on your iPhone.
11:14- Showing Demo of iMessage. Pretty cool. Sends over Wi-Fi and 3G
11:16- Scott is going over AirPlay mirroring. you can mirror your iPad 2 to the television wirelessly. Wi-fi Sync to iTunes. Now you can get your iOS device to find itunes adn sutomatically back it up.
11:18- There are new multitasking coming to iOS as well. Developers will get iOS 5 Today
11:19 – Now we’re moving on to iCloud. Steve Job takes the stage ” we have been working on this for some time now.
11:20- Steve says that 10 years ago Apple saw the PC becoming a Digital Hub for all your content.”
11:22- “We’ve got a solution for that. If the iPhone takes a picture it get s stored in the cloud.”
11:23- “some people think that the cloud is just a hard disk in the sky, but it’s much more”
11:24-iCloud is completely integrated with your apps. Everything happens automatically and there’s nothing new to learn. “It just works,” Jobs says. “You might ask, why should we believe them, they’re the ones that brought us MobileMe.” Crowd laughs. “We learned a lot.”
11:25- The three apps in MobileMe were calendar, contacts and Mail. Apple has thrown them away and rearchitected them to be iCloud apps and put them on all their devices. A new contact on iPhone is automatically stored to the cloud and pushed down to other devices so they’re all in sync.
11:26- iCloud has calendar sharing to share your events with other customers. Calendar event gets pushed to the cloud and automatically pushed to Steve’s wife’s iPhone, for example.
11:28- MobileMe is no longer available. New messges are pushed to your devices.
11:29 -“But we didn’t stop there,” Jobs says. There are three more apps brought into the iCloud universe. The App Store: all purchase history is shown on all your devices, even if the apps’ not there. There’s a download from the cloud button, and if you want that app on your other device, you push that button and it’s automatically there, at no extra charge.
11:30-Next, iBooks in iCloud. Purchase history of your books on your device, if you want the book on your other iOS device, you push the download from the cloud button and get it there, too. Bookmarks are synced between devices,too.
11:31- Wireless backups have been added to the cloud. Once daily an iOS device’s content gets backed up to the cloud. If you lose your device and get a new one, you can just automatically restore from backup wirelessly.
11:31 -Automatic daily backups to iCloud over Wi-Fi: purchased music, apps, books, camera roll, device settings, app data all get pushed to the cloud. “But we couldn’t stop there,” Jobs says. There are three more apps part of iCloud.
11:33-The first one: Documents in the cloud. If you create a Pages document, it automatically stores it in the cloud and pushes it to all your devices that have Pages. That’s in Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Roger Rosner, VP of iWork, is giving a demo.
11:34-Rosner loads the Keynote presentation app on iPad. If you created a presentation on your iPad and want to show it to someone but don’t have your iPad, you can just fire up Keynote on your iPhone and show it to him there. Keynote sees all your presentations you’ve been working on in the cloud and downloads them.
11:36 Steve returns on stage. “Documents in the cloud real give our iOS storage story”
11:37- iCloud works across all your iOS devices as well as Mac. Take a photo with your iPhone and it will be on your iPad too.
11:38- In addition any photos on your mac will be sent to your iOS devices
11:40- On a Windows PC the Photos app will sync with a Pictures folder. And Photos will sync with Apple TV, too, so you can see the photos right on your Apple TV. One problem we face is that photos are large and consume a lot of memory, so Apple is going to store the last 1,000 photos on devices to free up space. Any photos you want to keep permanently can get moved to an album and they stay forever. On the server photos will be stored for 30 days.
11:42- Demo of photos in the cloud
11:44- Steve is back “Isn’t that awesome “. iCloud stores your Photos for 30 days, devices store 1000 photos. and All MAcs and PC’s store all photos
11:45- Last is iTunes. For songs that you have already purchased there is a way to download them again to any of your devices without any charge
11:46 -“This is the first time we’ve seen this in the music industry. No charge for [dowloading to] multiple devices,” Steve is demoing the music right now
11:48- Apple is showing off the iTunes Store App where you can purchase music and it automatically sends it to all your devices.
11:50- Steve is wrapping up iCloud. You can share with up to 10 devices
11:52- Getting iCloud is easy. Simply update your iOS to iOS 5 adn turn on the option for iCloud.
11:53- iCloud beta is available for developers today. iTunes in the cloud portion will run for users in iOS 4.3 beta and iCloud ships with iOS 5 in the fall.
11:55- ‘There’s just one more thing..” Itunes Match. There are songs you ripped yourself. There’s iTunes Match. Matches up your library with iTunes store. They’re scanning and matching your library so they don’t need to upload that large part of the memory. Matched songs upgraded to 256kb AAC DRM-free. iTunes Match costs $25 per year.
11:58- Steve Mentions that this is their third Data Center in North Carolina. It’s expensive and full of people and Apple is eager and waiting to give it to their customers.
12:00 That’s it. AWESOME WWDC KEYNOTE!!! Can’ =t wait for Lion and iOS 5 and iCloud.
What did you guys think =D