MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s WWDC 2012 keynote address

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address today, June 11th, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT.

WWDC 2012 takes place at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At this year’s five-day conference, developers will learn about the future of iOS and OS X. Developers will be able to explore the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X Mountain Lion and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance, quality and design of their apps. Developers can even bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers, applying development techniques and best-practices to enhance their apps. WWDC will also feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers as well as the popular Apple Design Awards, a showcase of the most outstanding apps from the past year.

MacDailyNews will offer live notes during Tim Cook’s keynote right here on this page, so bookmark it and we’ll see you here just before 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT.

Live notes from Apple CEO Tim Cook’s WWDC 2012 keynote address in reverse chronological order:

• End of keynote presentation.

• Cook: I hope you have a fantastic week, I want to wish you the best week and the best conference ever, thanks for coming to join us.

• Cook reviews: New MacBook pro, OS X 10,8 Mountain Lion, iOS 6 with over 200 new features, “The world’s most advanced mobile OS.”
• Tim Cook retakes stage: “So what do you think?” (Cheers from audience)

• iOS 6 developer preview available for devs today. It will ship this fall.

• iOS 6 will support:
– iPhone 3GS and later
– iPad (2nd and 3rd gen)
– iPod touch (4th gen)

• New APIs for pass Kit, Action Sheet, Transit apps, much more
• For China: Baidu, Sina Weibo, Tudou, Youku, Improved text input, Dictionary
• “We’ve added ‘lost mode’ to ‘Find My iPhone.'”
• iOS 6 features: Redesigned Stores
• Demoing turn-by-turn directions: Siri tells you where to turn. Very bad news for Magellan, etc. apps which we soon be deleting

• satellite view
• 3D maps, rendered in realtime
• Flyover: Impressive 3D models of cities around the world
• Kids can ask, “Are we there yet?” Siri will tell them how long…
• Maps integrated with Siri – ask it where to get gas
• Faster rout available notifications
• Turn-by-turn navigation built right in
• anonymous real-time crowdsourced data for traffic
• traffic view, incident reports
• 100 million business listing in new Maps
• Google, you can start rueing, if you haven’t begun to already
• iOS 6: Entirely new mapping solution built by Apple from the ground up.

• Guided Access: “We want to make the experience for children with autism even better.” You can now select parts of apps to disable. “Single app mode locks the iPad so students can’t look up the answers in Safari.”

• When you delete a pass, it does it via a virtual shredder
• Cards are live, so it’ll update boarding pass with gate change info, for example.
• Geolocate will pull up your card when you’re nearby a store. Up pops your Starbucks card when you get near a Starbucks

• New app: Passbook: “The simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” For boarding passes and tickets. QR code support. Demo of Passbook…

• iOS 6 Mail: Insert photos and video right from the compose window
• iOS 6 features Shared Photo Streams: Choose who gets to see certain photo streams, choose the photos, identify the friends and they get a notification (who needs Facebook? – MDN Ed.)
• Smart app banners. “If someone goes to your site, Safari can put up a banner to let them know about your native app in the App Store.”
• Mobile Safai gets iCloud tabs and an offline reading list (“as soon as you add it to the reading list, we’ll download and cache the story”)

• Apple unifies your phone number and Apple ID in iOS 6: “So if someone calls you on your phone number for Facetime, you can answer it on your iPad or Mac. And we’re doing the same thing with iMessage.”

• iOS 6 delivers FaceTime over cellular
• Do Not Disturb feature: Messages and infer will still come to your phone, it just won’t light up the screen or make a sound
• Ever been in a meeting where you can’t answer your iPhone right then… iOS 6 has a new control for an incoming call, slide it up to reply with a message or be reminded to call back later.

• Facebook integrated into App Store: you can “like” apps and share them, same with music, TV shows, and movies (buh-bye, Ping, you loser._
• Post to Facebook from many of Apple’s apps. Post photos to Facebook from Photos, post location from Maps
• iOS 6: Facebook now integrated like Twitter, built into Notification Center, API available to add to third-party apps

• Siri comes to iPad: “the new iPad.”

• New language support for Siri: Italian, Canadian English, Canadian French, mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, etc.
• Eyes Free: Siri vehicle integration to be in a number of vehicles within the next 12 months: BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, and GM – a button on the steering wheel invokes Siri

• You can now Tweet just by talking to your phone.

• Blessedly, Siri can now launch apps!
• Forstall: “You can ask about directors or actors. Show me movies staring Scarlett Johannson.” (audience laughs)
• Siri has Rotten Tomatoes integrated for movies
• Sir now has OpenTable links for restaurants
• Siri demo: Very impressive. Lots of sports conversation with Siri – no mistakes
• iOS 6: More than 200 new features, starting with Siri which is being upgraded significantly

• Forstall: “I’m happy to announce iOS 6.”

• GameCenter: 5 billion scores per week, 130 million accounts
• On Twitter, 40% of all photos are from iOS 5, 10 billion tweets, 3x growth in iOS users
• 140 million iMessage users, 150 billion messages sent, 1 billion per day currently (carriers just went looking for new shorts)
• Forstall: “Almost all of our users are running iOS 5… now if you compare that to the competition. They released a dairy product, 4.0, about the same time as we released iOS 5. About 7% of their users are running it.”
• Scott Forstall: 365 million iOS devices sold through March 30, 2012
• Moving on to iOS…

• OS X Mountain Lion near-final developer preview released today
• OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion ships next month for US$19.99 from Snow Leopard or Lion. It will upgrade all of your personal Macs.

• Features for China: Safair gets Baidu support, improved Chinese input method
• Slew of new OS X Mountain Lion features: Mail VIP, Launchpad search, Offline reading list, Gatekeeper, Password Autofill in Safari…

• Racer OS X wins, exits stage
• iPad vs. Mac in CSR Racing…
• Race OS X takes stage, Craign initiates game invite from iPad to Mac.
• Game Center: supports turn-based, head-to-head gaming across platforms
• AirPlay Mirroring… fantastic for the classroom and meeting room
• New OS X technology: Power Nap. Keeps your Mac up-to-date while it sleeps, silent, efficient, works with MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro with Retina Dsiplay

• System-wide sharing button works everywhere. Twitter is there, no sign of Facebook…

• New Safari feature: Tabview – zoom way out and you’ll go into Tabview – you see all of your live tabs (scrollable horizontally)
• New Safari has the tastes Javascript: Beats IE 9, Chrome 19, Firefox 13
• New Safari features unified smart search field, iCloud Tabs, syncs your devices bookmarks, history, etc.

• Sharing links, images, video… in Mountain Lion you can share right from the app via a share button on the toolbar. AirDrop, Twitter, Flickr… just like that

• Talk right into Facebook if you want
• Voice dictation built into the system and works everywhere – even Microsoft Word
• Demos: Notification Center, etc.
• Federighi demos drag and drop to iCloud for documents
• Messages: If you’re sitting at your Mac and your phone buzzes, you can respond right there on your Mac

• Developer SDK for Documents in the Cloud, so third-party devs can add support.
• Documents in the Cloud: It’s in Pages, keynote, Numbers, Preview, and TExtEdit
• 3 new apps: Messages, Reminders, and Notes, all with iCloud integration

• Mountain Lion has hundreds of new features
• 125 million iCloud users
• 26 million copies of OS X Lion shipped; 40% of all Mac users now on Lion, much faster adoption than Windows
• Mac installed base now at 60 million users
• Craig Federighi: Announcing OS X Mountain Lion

• Moving on to OS X…

New MacBook Pro starts at $2199, ships today
– 15.4″ Retina display
– 2.3 GHZ quad-core i7
– 8GB Ram
– GeForce GT 650M 1GB
– 256 GB flash storage
– 7 hours battery life
– 0.71″ thin, 4.46 lbs.

• Ive: “It truly takes an obsessive approach to make a product this meticulously engineered.”
• Asymmetrical fan positioning splits the noise over multiple frequencies, so they are perceived as quieter.
• Jony Ive in video: “By not purchasing standard parts, we can create a product that’s more elegant and more efficient.”

• No other company is going to be able to come anywhere near matching this new MacBook Pro notebook.

• Showing video discussing the all-new MacBook Pro…

• New MacBook Pro with Retina display
– Fastest quad-core i7 processors
– Up to 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost
– Up to 16GB memory, 1600 MHz RAM
– Next-gen Kepler graphics (GeForce GT 650M)
– Up to 768GB fast flash storage
– Battery: Up to 7 hours, 30 days in standby
– SD Card, HDMI, USB2/3 on right side
– MagSafe 2, Thunderbolt (2 ports) USB2/3, headphone on left side
– Multitouch trackpad
– Dual mics
– Bluetooth 4.0
– FaceTimd HD camera
– 802.11n Wi-Fi
– Backlit keyboard
– 4.46 lbs.

• Showing slides of the new MacBook pro’s insides. Mucho battery
• Schiller: “Everything inside has been reinvented.”
• “So all throughout, this display is a breakthrough. But inside is just as amazing.”
• New apps have been updates for the display: Example: Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk working on AutoCAD upgrade, Diablo III
• OS X Mail has been updated. As has Safari, iPhoto, iMovie, Aperture, Final Cut Pro
• Schiller: “The OS has been updated for the new display.”

• New Product now: The New MacBook Pro. “The next generation MacBook Pro “The most beautfiul computer we have ever made.”
– 0.71 inches thin
– Under 4.5 lbs. (lightest Pro ever)
– Retina display
– 15.4 inches, 2880×1800, 220 ppi (“World’s highest resolution notebook display.”)
– 4X the number of pixels as before: 5,184,000 pixels

• 15-inch MacBook pro, 1440×900 display, starts at $1799
• 13-inch MacBook Pro, 1280×800 display, starts at $1199

• Updated MacBook Pro
– Ivy Bridge
– Up to 2.7GHz i7
– Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz
– Up to 8GB 1600MHz memory
– Up to 60% faster graphics
– GeForce GT 650 M graphics
– New Kepler architecture
– Up to 1GB video memory
– USB 3.0 (up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0) – Single USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports; one port, either connector

• New MacBook Air models shipping today
• 13-inch MacBook Air, 1440×900 display, started at $1099
• 11-inch MacBook Air, 1366×768 display, starts at $999

• New MacBook Air:
– 3rd-gen Core aka Ivy Bridge
– Up to 2.0 GHz dual Core i7
– Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz
– Up to 8GB 1600MHz memory
– Up to 60% faster graphics
– Up to 512GB flash storage
– USB 3.0 (up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0) – Single USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports; one port, either connector
– 720p camera FaceTime HD camera
• MacBook Air: Everyone’s trying to copy it, but it’s not so easy…

• Phil Schiller on stage to talk Mac notebooks

• Cook: Today we’re announcing new changes in our notebook lineup, and new versions of our OS and iOS.
• Thank you to devs for your work
• Video ends, Cook returns to stage

• Woman uses app to help her daughter speak
• Airbnb app being featured
• In video, anatomy app being used in school in India
• In video, GPS app leads blind man through forest
• Highlight video of great iOS apps in use…
• Cook in blue jeans, black t-shirt, black long-sleeve button-down shirt, open at the neck. Casual.

• App Store open in 120 countries around the world… Apple is adding another 32
• Over $5 billion paid to devs
• 30 billion downloads from App Store
• 225,000 apps made for iPad
• 650,000 apps
• Apple now has over 400million credit card accounts on the app store.
• Cook: We have a great week planned. Over 100 sessions, 100 hands-on labs…
• Cook: We have over 1000 Apple engineers here. We closed Apple for the week.
• This is our 23rd WWDC — it’s older than a lot of you are… Sold out in record time this year: 1 hour, 43 minutes
• Tim Cook takes the stage: “Good morning!”
• Siri: “I am looking forward to the new Samsung… the refridgerator.”
• Siri welcome video: “I was asked to warm up the crowd… If you devs need investors to finance your app, I found 392 VCs near you.”
• Light go down…
• “Ladies and gentlemen, please switch all electronic devices to silent mode.”
• Ten minutes or so until the keynote begins…
• 6:50am PDT: Apple Store currently offline – SJ

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Other sites offering live coverage today include:

• 9to5Mac
ABC News
• Ars Technica
• Engadget
• MacRumors
The Mac Observer
The Next Web
• The Verge
TIME Techland
• Wired
• ZDNet

Related articles:
Apple shows off iOS 6 with all new Maps, Siri features, Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, and more – June 11, 2012
Apple unveils all new MacBook Pro with stunning Retina Display – June 11, 2012
OS X Mountain Lion available in July via Mac App Store for just $19.99 – June 11, 2012
Apple updates MacBook Air and current gen MacBook Pro with latest processors and new graphics – June 11, 2012


  1. If I may, I would like to take a moment to thank Steve Jobs for all the worldwide developer conferences you keynoted in the past. You made me laugh, you made me cry, but most of all you kept me riveted with your magnetic onstage presence. I’ve enjoyed every minute I spent with you and would have loved to have seen more of you but sadly you left us all too soon.

    Thank you for the memories, and the magical products. With love always.

    The left nut.

    1. That was so touching, BLN! I hope Apple gives you that 8″ iPhone you’ve been wanting for so long. I heard in the rumors that you might get your wish too! Apple’s been in the labs and created a 4″ iPhone that, when touched, grows to a fully erect 8″. When you stop touching it, it returns to it’s 4″ “flaccid” state. When this technology comes out in a future iPhone, there will be a long-awaited BLN special edition with a twice as powerful vibration effect.

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