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Mac (10:05 AM)​

15” Macbook Air​

  • M2
  • Has magsafe port.
  • 11.5 mm thick
  • 3.3 lbs
  • 2 thunderbolt ports
  • headphone jack
  • 4 colors
  • 15.3’ screen with 5mm bezels
  • 500 nits
  • 1080p camera
  • 3 mic array
  • 6 speakers
  • 18 hour battery life
  • 24GB mem/2TB storage max
  • $1299 starting/$1199 education
  • available next week

Mac Studio​

  • M2 Max (up to 25% faster than M1 Max, 50% faster rendering)
  • M2 Ultra (2 M2 Max die). 24 cores. 76 core GPU. 32 core neural engine. 192 GB unified memory max.
  • ”higher bandwidth HDMI” (240Hz, 8k)

Mac Pro​

  • M2 Ultra
  • Similar case to Intel Mac Pro
  • Performance of 7 afterburner cards
  • 8 thunderbolt ports (6 back, 2 top)
  • PCI expansion - 6 slots Gen IV
  • Audio, video I/o, networking and storage
  • Tower and rackmount
  • $6999 starting price

IOS 17 (10:19 AM)​

Phone App​

  • Personalized contact posters (when you call someone, you can decide what pops up on their screen)
  • Also shows up in contact cards
  • Works like customizing your lock screen
  • voicemail when deciding to answer call when busy
  • leave messages when facetime not answered

Messages app​

  • Search filters
  • ”catch up“ button jumps to first unread message
  • swipe to reply on any bubble
  • voice messages trasncribed
  • inline locations tracking
  • checkin (let’s people know if you don’t arrive where you are going)
  • iMessage apps now hidden behind “+” button.
  • Stickers now all combined into new interface
  • lift subject from photos - can now be used as stickers
  • Live Photos can be turned into animated stickers
  • sticker effects
  • add stickers from tap-back menu
  • can access stickers anywhere you can access emoji or markup

Airdrop​

  • “NameDrop” - bring phones close together to exchange contact information. Works with Apple Watch too.
  • Bring phones close together to share photos. Works even if you leave airdrop range.
  • Kick off SharePlay by bringing phones close together.

Intelligent Input​

  • Autocorrect - new language model. Sentence level autocorrections improved. Tap corrected word allows you to quickly revert to what you typed.
  • Predictive text - predictions now in-line (hit space to accept).
  • Dictation - new speech recognition model.

Journal App​

  • provides suggestions about what to write about
  • Suggestions api

StandBy​

  • Glanceable information from a distance - nightstand mode for phone.
  • Personalize - different clock styles
  • Widgets (clock, calendar, home controls, etc.) - smart stacks, like on Home Screen.
  • Supports live activities
  • Adapts to low light (turns red)

Misc.​

  • ”siri” instead of “hey siri”
  • Stack multiple siri commands
  • offline maps
  • pets albums in phonts
  • find my item sharing

IPadOS 17 (10:36)​

Widgets/Lock Screen​

  • Interactive widgets
  • Lock Screen can be personalized like iphone
  • Widgets can go on side of Lock Screen.
  • live activities on Lock Screen
  • multiple timers!

Health​

  • Now on ipad
  • healthkit now available

PDF​

  • Find fields in pdf
  • saved signatures
  • special support in Notes.app
  • share annotations in real time

Misc.​

  • stagemanager - more size/position granularity
  • Freeform - new drawing tools, shape recognition, follow-along (Track as they move)
  • use external camera on monitor

MacOS Sonoma (10:44 AM)​

Screensavers​

  • Like Apple TV

Widgets​

  • Widgets now available on desktop.
  • Fade into background when app is active.
  • Change tinting based on background.
  • widget gallery
  • Using “continuity,” can access iPhone widgets on mac. No need to install on mac.
  • widgets are now interactive

Gaming​

  • Game mode - prioritizes game over background apps, reducing input latency
  • Game porting toolkit
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Video Conferencing​

  • Presenter overlay - includes you on top of the content you are sharing, in a moveable bubble or in front (like a news anchor)
  • reactions video effects (adds augmented reality stuff like balloons and fireworks). Works with any videoconferencing app.

Safari​

  • Private browsing locks browser window when not used
  • block trackers from loading
  • removes url trackers
  • share passwords and passkeys securely (“family passwords”) - end to end encrypted
  • “Profiles” - separate browsing based on topics (extensions, tab groups, favorites, etc.)
  • web apps - “add to dock.” Create web app for any website.

Audio and Home (10:58 AM)​

Airpods​

  • Adaptive audio - combines listening modes into one. Dynamically blends transparency and active noise cancellation based on surroundings.
  • airpods pro - just start speaking and “conversational awareness” will automatically reduce volume and focus on speech
  • improving automatic switching mode (between devices)

Airplay​

  • Learns airplay preferences - automatically suggests devices to airplay to
  • ask siri to start an airplay session on homepad
  • ”AirPlay in Hotels” - pair by scanning QR code on hotel TV’s.

Carplay​

  • Shareplay from any passenger’s iphone To control audio

TVOS 17​

  • Control center redesigned
  • use iphone to find siri remote

WatchOS 10 (11:06)​

  • Turn Digital Crown from watch face to see Smart Stack of widgets.
  • redesigned apps
    • dynamic background colors in world clock
    • Tappable corner icons in activity app
    • Rotate crown in activity app to show other information
  • palette watch face
  • snoopy/Woodstock animated face
  • cycling - support for speed, cadence, power sensors.
  • Cycling - workouts show up automatically as live activity on iphone.
  • Hiking - compass and maps updates. Compass automatically generates two waypoints: last place you had cellular reception, and where you can make an emergency call. Elevation view using altimeter data.
  • Hiking - topographic maps
  • Trail information
  • New Workout APIs.
  • Health:
    • mental health - log in “mindfulness app”
    • vision health
      • keep track of time outside in daylight using ambient light sensor
      • screen distance - measures if device is too close

”One more thing…”​

Vision Pro​

  • ”you look through, and not at”
  • use eyes, hands and voice to control
  • use apps anywhere, any size you want
  • ”Spatial computing”
  • Fully 3D interface
  • home view appears in front of you
  • Apps centered around you
  • ”environments” - extend and transform your space
  • tap fingers together to select, flick to scroll
  • people can see your eyes when someone is nearby (“EyeSight”)
  • Shows people if you are immersed in apps
  • virtual keyboard
  • works with bluetooth accessories like keyboards and trackpads
  • bring mac into vision pro just by looking at it. Creates 4k virtual display.
  • Tethered to battery
  • shows photos in 3d (not clear if they have to be taken with the vision pro)
  • capture spatial photos and videos
  • transform any space into spatial cinema
  • watch 3D movies
  • Disney: Disney+ app, Disney environments, etc.
  • Zeiss magnetic prescription lenses
  • Micro-OLED apple silicon backplane 7.5 micron pixels (23 million pixels).
  • Custom 3-element lens
  • new spatial audio system. Your brain thinks sounds are coming from audience. Matches sound to room, using audio ray tracing.
  • LIDAR, eye tracking
  • Apple Silicon - M2 chip plus R1 chip
  • R1 chip - handles real-time sensor processing (12 cameras, 5 sensors, 6 microphones). 12ms lag.
  • Enroll your face using front sensors, and it creates a model of you to use in facetime. You appear 3D if other people are wearing vision pros.
  • Uses VisionOS. Contains real-time subsystem.
  • Working with Unity
  • compatible with iOS/iPad apps
  • Dedicated app store
 
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June 5th apparently is the date.

 

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Apple Keynote

June 5, 10 a.m. PDT

The biggest and most exciting WWDC23 to date launches with a first look at exciting updates coming to Apple platforms later this year. The keynote address will be available via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube, with on-demand playback available after the conclusion of the stream.

Platforms State of the Union

June 5, 1:30 p.m. PDT

Developers will learn how they can take their apps to the next level with a deeper dive into the new tools, technologies, and advances across Apple platforms. Platforms State of the Union will stream via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website.

Apple Design Awards

June 5, 6:30 p.m. PDT

The Apple Design Awards recognize and celebrate the art, craft, creativity, and technical expertise of Apple’s developer community. This year’s Apple Design Award winners will be unveiled via the Apple Developer app and website.
 

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Probably alone in this but I am really only interested in macOS. The lack of rumours is either great in terms of maintaining suspense, or terrible in terms of there being nothing to leak!
 

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Probably alone in this but I am really only interested in macOS.
You're not alone. The only Apple products I own are Macs. Otherwise, I would pay Apple no mind. I only care about new Mac announcements and macOS. Assuming Gurman is correct, then macOS Alcatraz will be a maintenance release, and the 15-inch MacBook Air is the only Mac hardware release.

The lack of rumours is either great in terms of maintaining suspense, or terrible in terms of there being nothing to leak!
I realize that I may be putting a damper on the festivities, that's not my intention, I hope everyone here enjoys WWDC. I truly do. That being said, this may be the first time since I switched to Mac going back 18 years that I won't be watching. I think the gimmick goggles will take up all of the press attention, a product category which I personally have no interest in.
 

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You're not alone. The only Apple products I own are Macs. Otherwise, I would pay Apple no mind. I only care about new Mac announcements and macOS. Assuming Gurman is correct, then macOS Alcatraz will be a maintenance release, and the 15-inch MacBook Air is the only Mac hardware release.


I realize that I may be putting a damper on the festivities, that's not my intention, I hope everyone here enjoys WWDC. I truly do. That being said, this may be the first time since I switched to Mac going back 18 years that I won't be watching. I think the gimmick goggles will take up all of the press attention, a product category which I personally have no interest in.
I’m sure I’ll watch the state of the union, and hopefully there will be some interesting sessions during the week.

My own personal interests would include any new Metal features, and anything on Apfs.
 

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My own personal interests would include any new Metal features, and anything on Apfs.
I'm also curious about any advances with Metal, ray tracing, new Mac game announcements, security enhancements, and other interesting features for macOS Death Valley. I just don't need to watch the dog and pony show to find out. If I thought there was a major Mac reveal, then I'd be all-in, I'm just not expecting that. Any interesting Mac news will be highlighted by Mac-focused websites and channels, where it won't be overshadowed by the fancy new headgear.
 

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I think most of the time spent on Mac at the WWDC keynote will be announcing more iOS-like behaviors and features, and tie-ins to the goggles.

Personally, I’m looking forward to using the goggles to give my mac a giant virtual monitor :)
 

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Personally, I’m looking forward to using the goggles to give my mac a giant virtual monitor :)
Have your daughter take a video of you while using it and share it with us. My nephew got the Meta VR headset from Santa for Christmas. When he's got it on his head it's amusing, because he looks like an idiot, randomly grasping at things that aren't there while twirling in circles.
 

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Macworld has an article entitled "With another boring update on the way, does Apple care about macOS anymore?". What this dunderhead doesn't realize is that this is exactly what Mac users have been asking for. We want another Snow Leopard release to fix the bugs. Stop adding features that don't significantly improve the core experience. macOS is a mature product, it should behave like one.

A "boring" iteration of macOS is bad for bloggers, rumor merchants, and hokum peddlers. It's good for users, macOS could use a breather, which is what I hope Apple provides. "No New Features" is the headline I'd most like to see.
 

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Macworld has an article entitled "With another boring update on the way, does Apple care about macOS anymore?". What this dunderhead doesn't realize is that this is exactly what Mac users have been asking for. We want another Snow Leopard release to fix the bugs. Stop adding features that don't significantly improve the core experience. macOS is a mature product, it should behave like one.

A "boring" iteration of macOS is bad for bloggers, rumor merchants, and hokum peddlers. It's good for users, macOS could use a breather, which is what I hope Apple provides. "No New Features" is the headline I'd most like to see.
Macworld has had some of the worst, most regressive, anti-mac posts lately. I'm not sure what's happened, but sometimes I wonder if LTT have taken it over!

I do agree with you that many people would love a stability focused release of macOS, but one thing the article misses, as do many bloggers, YouTubers, is the fact that most features end up on all platforms. There really aren't big iOS, iPad, macOS releases (unless there are big UI changes). Apple creates features with the goal from the outset of rolling them to all platforms.
 

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I just don't need to watch the dog and pony show to find out.
Around about '03, I was nosing around the eastern satellites looking for wildfeeds when I happened upon one of an Apple event of some sort. I switched my tube TV to wide aspect to make it look right and watched Steve spin out his RDF in real time. It was novel, but I doubt I would do that sort of thing again (all the C- and K-band wildfeeds are digital now, so the ten-foot dish just creates a shady patch in the back yard). I usually do some other thing that morning and read the full details after.
 

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Macworld has had some of the worst, most regressive, anti-mac posts lately. I'm not sure what's happened, but sometimes I wonder if LTT have taken it over!

Just spitballing here (it's 4am and probably not thinking clearly)... I haven't seriously checked out MW in a long time, but perhaps they're trying to snag some of the perpetually unhappy and sad readers from MR?
 

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So Mark Gurman posted this

Which has led people to speculate that we could be getting more than just the 15" Air at WWDC. Possibly an M2 Studio and Mac Pro? Who knows! It would be great for Apple to show the merest of attention to the desktop line. Some additional hope comes from this tweet posted just over a month ago


If true then it could be a very packed WWDC indeed!
 

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Just spitballing here (it's 4am and probably not thinking clearly)... I haven't seriously checked out MW in a long time, but perhaps they're trying to snag some of the perpetually unhappy and sad readers from MR?
Could be! I wouldn't be surprised at anything at the moment. I seem to recall there was a shakeup at Macworld and I'm guessing many of the writers are people who write for multiple outlets and are primarily pc users.
 

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I'm super excited to see what they've done in the VR world. I even took time off work so I can watch live. I have no plans to get one of their headsets at this point. But as someone who hops into VR nearly every day, I'm excited to see how they shake up the market.
 
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So Mark Gurman posted this

Which has led people to speculate that we could be getting more than just the 15" Air at WWDC. Possibly an M2 Studio and Mac Pro? Who knows! It would be great for Apple to show the merest of attention to the desktop line. Some additional hope comes from this tweet posted just over a month ago


If true then it could be a very packed WWDC indeed!
Interesting.
 

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Indeed. Gurman’s main ploy is to predict all possible outcomes at differing times. Concerning the Mac Pro, he has predicted that it both would and wouldn’t have replaceable ram etc. constant contradictions.

I would welcome a consistent annual upgrade of desktops, so an M2 Ultra based studio would be great.
 

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I'm pumped and really looking forward to Apple's entry into AR. There're so many potential applications out there that are ripe for snagging by Apple with a well designed product and suite of apps. I think they'll do well bringing the tech to both commercial and personal markets.
 
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