MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote address

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address today, June 3rd, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT.

The WWDC 2019 keynote address will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California as Apple’s renowned developer community comes together to learn about the future of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

The big event starts today at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT here: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/livestream/. Open it in one browser tab or window and this MacDailyNews page in another to comment on the proceedings in real-time.

MacDailyNews will offer live notes during Apple’s keynote on this page. We’ll see you back here just before 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT.

Live notes from Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote address in reverse chronological order:

• AAPL: $172.42-2.65 (-1.51%) @ 3:18PM EDT

• End of keynote

• Cook: Thank you all for coming and have a great week!
• Cook thanks Apple employees who worked on everything announced today, some of which were years in the making
• Cook: We can’t wait to see what you’re going to dream up and how you’re going to change the world
• Cook: We have a huge week planned for you guys!

• Native framework for building watchOS apps and tvOS apps, too
• SwiftUI gets hearty applause from assembled devs

• AAPL: $171.81, -3.26 (-1.86%) @ 3:13PM EDT

• SwiftUI demo
• Much less code to achieve the same things as before
• All-new UI framework, declarative, Swift code
• SwiftUI
• Swift launched just 5 years ago: Over 450,000 apps on App Store using Swift
• Swift: This is an enormous year for Swift

• So when real people are in the game, it looks silly because they’re staring into their iPhones or iPads (which is, admittedly, like real life today), but imagine this in the future with Apple Glasses instead. Then it will all work so much better.

• Mindcraft Earth demo in real-time on stage
• Mindcraft in the real world, AR “Mindcraft Earth” demo
• ARKit 3 bringing Mindcraft to the next level
• Real-time motion capture
• People Occulsion can now be done in real time
• Reality Composer app (for Mac and also for iOS) dev tool for building AR apps
• Apple RealityKit for devlopers
• Augmented Reality
• Twitter coming back to the Mac with a native app thanks to Catalyst
• Take iOS app in Xcode and check the Mac checkbox – give developers a huge head start to bringing their iOS apps to macOS
• Project Catalyst (née Marzipan) – available to developers today
• macOS Catalina gets Screentime
• Activation Lock comes to Mac – making Macs far less attractive to thieves (works like iPhone and iPad)
• Find My (macOS, iOS) combines Find my iPhone and Find my Friends (can even find offline and sleeping Macs via Bluetooth; end-to-end encrypted)
• Rich dictiation and editing, comprehensive navigation, iOS attention awareness, on-device processing (no audio goes to Apple)
• Demo video of quadriplegic totally controlling his Mac via voice
• Voice Control – control your Mac entirely with your voice (coming to iOS, too)
• Use iPad with Apple Pencil as a graphics tablet with your Mac (moans heard from Wacom HQ)
• Sidecar: Use iPad as your Mac’s second display
• Apple Podcasts uses machine learning to aid in finding content
• Apple TV app for macOS Catalina (supports 4K HDR playback on the capable Macs)
• Apple Music for macOS Catalina
• Syncing devices is now in Finder
• iTunes breaks into three apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, Podcasts
• iTunes: “Can iTunes do even more?” Federighi puts Calendar, Safari and Mail into iTunes as joke
• macOS 10.15 Catalina

• Apple Pro Display XDR starts at $4999, $5999 with Nano-texture (stand costs $999 which, of course, will generate virtual reams of press, as it’s designed to do)
• Version optimized for rack deployment
• Mac Pro starts at $5,999 (available this fall)
• Starts with 8-core Xeon, 32GB RAM

• The world’s best pro display
• Display stand has counterbalanced, rotatable arm for Portrait mode (easily removable for moving to locations)
• Mac Pro can run up to 6 (six) 6K displays
• Thunderbolt 3
• 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
• 1000 nits indefinitely, 1600 nits peak
• Extreme Dynamic Range
• Matte option – the cover glass itself is precisely etched
• Anti-reflective coating
• P3 Wide color, 10-bit
• 32-inch LCD Retina 6K Display
• Apple Pro Display XDR

• The world’s best pro computer
• With Afterburner, 100 million pixels, 3 concurrent 8K Pro Res RAW streams
• 8K Pro Res RAW playing back in realtime with 8K effects, color correction, and more in real time
• Demos run on on Mac Pro, where many composers need to add multiple computers to achieve the same thing
• Mac Pro running Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro demo
• Utility and function define the Mac Pro’s design
• Optional wheels make it easy to move the Mac Pro around your studio
• Aluminum housing
• Mac Pro has a 1.4 kW power supply
• Afterburner card – hardware-accelerated (6 billion pixels per second) – Three streams of 8K ProRes RAW or 12 streams of 4K video
• Each Mac Pro can have two (2) MPX Modules
• MPX Module, x16 PCIe connector for graphics cards, can have two graphics cards, connected via Infinity Fabric Link
• Two 10Gb ethernet ports
• PCI expansion returns to Mac with 8 PCI slots
• 1.5 terabytes of RAM
• Over 300 watts of power, massive heatsink
• Processor: Intel Xeon – up to 28 cores
• Stainless steel handles
• Stainless steel frame – foundation for modularity
• The most powerful Mac Apple has ever created
• Cheese Grater Supreme!!!
• Mac Pro
• Cook: “Now, let’s turn to the Mac. We love the Mac!”
• Cook: “These are just blow-away, huge releases.”
• Tim Cook retakes stage

• AAPL: $173.27-1.80 (-1.03%) @ 2:17PM EDT

• Apple Pencil on iPad OS demo
• iPadOS gets new Apple Pencil toolbox, improved Markup
• Apple Pencil goes down from 20ms to 9ms
• Three-finger grab to copy selected text, three-finger drop, three-finger swipe to left to undo
• You can now grab the scroll indicator to scroll faster
• Custom fonts can be downloaded via App Store
• Safari gets download manager
• Desktop-class browsing for Safari for iPad (desktop sites for iPad, properly sized, with touch controls)

• Zip and unzip
• Thumb-drive and external drive support
• SMB file sharing built-into iPad OS
• iCloud drive gets Folder sharing
• Files: Column view (like on macOS)
• Better composing thru multitasking on iPad thanks to iPadOS
• App Expose now on iPad
• For example, two Notes side-by-side or Pages right next to Notes, etc.
• Split View gets multi-window capability
• Slide Over app switching
• Pin widgets right on Home screen
• Tighter grid of icons
• Introducing iPadOS
• iPad-specific features for iOS 13

• iOS 13 Siri sounds much more fluid and natural
• Neural Text to Speech. Siri voice now generated entirely by software (vs. the old method of using human recordings)
• Shortcuts built into iOS 13 (new “Suggested Automations” suggests templates from what you normally do)
• Siri can now work with third party apps like Waze
• New Calendar app shows whole day
• CarPlay biggest update ever

• HomePod can recognize voices, distinguish between users
• 100,000 radio stations from all around the world comes to HomePod
• Handoff comes to HomePod: Now just bring your iPhone close to your HomePod and it’ll hand off your music to HomePod. When you leave it’ll handoff back to your iPhone
• Audio Sharing: Just tap your device and your audio will go to your friend’s AirPods
• AirPods with iOS 13: Siri can read your incoming messages to you and you can instantly respond (Announce Messages)
• “Years” is dynamic. When you’re at WWDC, for example, it’ll show you each year’s WWDC; when it’s your daughter’s birthday, it’ll show you every birthday
• “Months” organizes your best photos and videos by month
• “Days” removes clutter of similar photos and shows you a clean, formatted layout (the best way to browse your photos)
• New Photos app demo: fast and fluid
• Machine learning removes duplicates and clutter
• Video editing gets the same controls as Photoos (rotate, filters, etc.)
• Photo editing is now more advanced. New editing controls, too.
• Portrait Lighting – new effect “High Key Mono” – now you can virtually position lights on portrait photos
• Memoji stickers – Apple auto-creates sticker pack based on all of your Memoji – usable via Keyboard, too
• Craig: “So I think that given all a great deal to think about”

• AAPL: $172.91-2.16 (-1.23%) @ 1:48PM EDT

• Memoji demo
• iOS 13, you can share your name and photo or Memoji via Messages (many more Memoji options coming in iOS 13)
• HomeKit-enabled routers – walls off all of your devices (first ones coming from Linksys, Eero, Charter Spectrum)
• HomeKit Secure Video: video analyzed in your home on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV – no one can see it, not even Apple (storgae for 10 days of clips in your iCloud account and not counted toward your storage total)
• You control your data – available across all of Apple’s platforms and on the Web
• You can hide you email – Apple will create a unique random address, per app (!), that forwards to your real address
• New Log in: “Sign in with Apple” – the fast easy way to sign in, without all of the privacy-trampling tracking
• Apple will provide reports location tracking you’ve enabled
• Location tracking protections. You can share location with an app just once and require it to ask again next time
• Maps are private and secure. No need to flip a switch to ask Maps to protect your privacy
• Lookaround window (Street View for Apple Maps) – you can smoothly move down the street instead of hopping from point to point as in Google Maps Street View
• Favorites and Collections come to Apple Maps
• Apple has driven/flown 4 million miles of land and aerial data for Apple Maps
• Meg Frost takes stage to demo Maps
• Apple Maps: New maps data for the whole US by end of 2019
• Reminders is smarter – it knows when to remind you
• Reminders completely rewritten from the ground up
• Safari, Mail, and Notes get new features and upgrades
• Time-synced lyrics for Apple Music (in Dark Mode, no less) are cool
• Keyboard supports swipe typing
• System-wide Dark Mode
• “We are bringing Dark Mode to iOS” – Federighi
• Dark Mode for iOS video introduction
• iOS 13 is packed with new features
• Apple launch speed is up to 2X as fast as iOS 12
• Downloads are now 50% smaller, updates now 60% smaller
• Performance focused: Face ID is now 30% faster
• iOS 13 (official name) (Lucky 13 – MDN Ed.)
• Craig Federighi takes stage (big applause)

• Android only as 10% adoption (Cook calls it that OS “from those other guys”
• 85% of iOS customers are on the latest release
• iOS has 97% customer satisfaction; highest in industry

• iOS

• Cook retakes stage

• New summer colors, Pride Edition watch bands by Apple, too
• Latest MLB app allows you to listen into live games on your Apple Watch
• Download directly from Watch
• Apple Watch App Store
• Gradient face can be customized with rich complications
• Infograph Modular face can be now be two tone
• New noise complication
• Apple Watch demo – new Watch faces shown off
• You control your data – privacy is paramount
• Health uses machine learning on your iPhone to deliver information that’s important to you
• Kevin Lynch returns to stage
• Cycle Tracking app for women’s menstrual cycles (Also available in the Health app for iOS)
• Does not record or save any audio
• Hearing health: Apple Watch can protect your hearing – decibel levels via Apple Watch mic for sounds that are too loud (Noise app)
• watchOS 6 – Activity Trends – compares last 90 days vs. past 365 in nine categories (move, exercise, stand, walking pace, etc.)
• Sumbul Desai on stage to talk Apple Watch health
• Install apps directly on your Apple Watch
• App Store for Apple Watch (search using dictation, scribble, or just ask Siri
• Streaming audio API – listen to sports, podcasts, etc live
• Independent apps – no longer require companion iPhone app
• Audiobooks, Voice Memos, Calculator apps for Apple Watch
• Taptic Chimes (tap on wrist, if sound is on hear a chime on the hour)
• New watch faces from Apple
• Apple Watch chief Kevin Lynch takes stage
• An essential part of your life
• An intelligent guardian for your health
• “Apple Watch is the No.1 watch in the world”

• watchOS

• New 4K HDR screensavers go under the sea
• Support for Xbox and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers
• Lyrics play in sync with your music
• Apple Music works much better on Apple TV with multi-user support
• All-new Control Center “works just like you’d expect it to”
• Up Next list for individuals – multi-user support (finally!)
• Completely-redesigned Apple TV Home screen

• tvOS

• Cook promotes Apple TV 4K “Highest picture quality of any streaming device out there”
• Apple TV+ previews “For all Mankind” (Soviets win race to moon and that changes everything – erasing years of incompetency, dithering, and dead end space projects, we hope!)
• Cook reviews Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple TV+
• “Apple makes the best products in the world.”
• “Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!”
• Apple CEO Tim Cook takes stage
• Welcome to WWDC
• Paean to insomnia, frustration, and eventual success for developers
• Video focusing on developers who work late nights
• Audience cheers
• Event begins with introductory video based on WWDC 2019 poster and banner art
• AAPL: $176.00, +0.93 (+0.53%) @ 12:55PM EDT
• AAPL: $175.29, +0.22 (+0.13%) @ 12:25PM EDT
• AAPL: $176.02, +0.95 (+0.54%) @ 12:10PM EDT

48 Comments

  1. This sucks. Looks like a collection of midwest mom’s telling you about technology. The TV App presentation is beyond pathetic for the worlds richest country. Time for Tim to Go.

    1. I’ve been a Mac user since 1988. I have never owned non-Apple hardware and never run Windows. Yet now I am seriously looking at Linux (or even Haiku). Tim Cook made it clear a couple of years ago that his focus is on mobile and he doesn’t understand why anyone would want a laptop or desktop. I am a desktop and laptop user and I could care less about iOS. That means Apple is moving away from me rapidly.

      So I am seriously looking into Linux.

  2. It seems as though they’re using canned applause tracks. It doesn’t seem natural, at all. I’m skipping the live event and I’ll just watch the highlights at a later time. Although the audience is going crazy about everything, I’m sure the critics will tear most of it apart as being boring or copying Android OS. I’m still quite certain most businesses will prefer Microsoft’s idea of one Windows OS that runs on everything instead of Apple’s multiple OSes. We’ll see. Windows will definitely remain the dominant desktop OS and Apple’s MacOS will never put a dent in it.

  3. Note to Tim Cook. Since you don’t personally own Apple. How about not hosting Presidential candidate campaign fund raisers in the future. You screw shareholders.

  4. “Pride Edition watch bands by Apple…Cycle Tracking app for women’s menstrual cycles”

    This is LAME. Not that I am against Apple offering these things, who cares. But when you’re highlighting them on the first day of the once a year event where Apple has traditionally wowed the world with their new inventions, it shows you have NOTHING. Tim Cook was a horrible replacement for Steve Jobs. His main strategy is play it safe and he is obviously not an innovative thinker. They should let Elon Musk take over. He is nuts but it would be better than Tim Cook.

  5. I can use the decibal complication to know when the ambient volume is damaging. I prefer dark text over a light background. Maps is super handsome and non-trackable.

    1. It is scary how just reading the text you gave no need to know its Cook it’s just damn obvious by the repetitive nature of his monologue. If I hear ‘we love the Mac’ one more time, actions speak louder than words matey.

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