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1:32 p.m. EDT – New feature: Standby
1:30 p.m. EDT – Diary app
1:30 p.m. EDT – New app for iOS: Journal
1:30 p.m. EDT – (Stream dropped out on my side, this is the first time with Apple Event Stream)
1:29 p.m. EDT – “I just want to type a ducking word”
1:28 p.m. EDT – The latest generation is based on the transformer model (the same underlying technology used in GPT etc.).
1:28 p.m. EDT – Apple continues to evolve its machine learning model for autocorrect
1:28 p.m. EDT – Updated autocorrect feature
1:27 p.m. EDT – You can also use it to quickly set up AirDrop between two devices to transfer content and other activities.
1:26 p.m. EDT – Exchangeable with Apple Watch
1:26 p.m. EDT – Bring two mobile phones close together to exchange contact information
1:26 p.m. EDT – New feature: name drop
1:26 p.m. EDT – New AirDrop feature
1:24 p.m. EDT – Updated some stickers.All emoji available as stickers
1:23 p.m. EDT – or if you have not reached your destination, in which case
1:23 p.m. EDT – Let your contacts know you got home safely
1:22 p.m. EDT – New feature: Check-in
1:22 p.m. EDT – Easy inline reply by swiping chat bubbles
1:22 p.m. EDT – Search filters for more precise searches
1:21 p.m. EDT – Now let’s look at the Messages app
1:21 p.m. EDT – You can now leave a recorded message in Facetime
1:21 p.m. EDT – Transcription is processed on-device for privacy reasons
1:20 p.m. EDT – Live transcription of left/recorded voicemails for better call filtering
1:20 p.m. EDT – NEW FEATURE: LIVE VOICEMAIL
1:20 p.m. EDT – This information is also available from CallKit
1:20 p.m. EDT – Customize images, fonts and colors
1:19 p.m. EDT – Personalized contact poster
1:19 p.m. EDT – phone app is updated
1:19 p.m. EDT – iOS 17 preview
1:18 p.m. EDT – Then we move on to software, starting with iOS (this is a development conference, after all).
1:18 p.m. EDT – The Mac Pro’s lack of memory expandability could be an issue, but let’s see how things go
1:18 p.m. EDT – It’s taken a little longer than the two years Apple previously talked about, but we’re here
1:17 p.m. EDT – You have now completed the transition to Apple Silicon and Arm ISA. Apple no longer has major systems using Intel x86 processors
1:17 p.m. EDT – Mac Pro prices start at $6999.Start accepting orders from today, shipping next week
1:16 p.m. EDT – Tower and rackmount configurations
1:16 p.m. EDT – It’s physically x16 by the looks of it, but it’s probably not all x16 electrically.
1:16 p.m. EDT – 6 PCIe 4.0 expansion slots
1:15 p.m. EDT – 8 Thunderbolt 4 ports
1:15 p.m. EDT – Touts the benefits of M2 Ultra over Afterburner video processing cards used in Intel Mac Pro
1:15 p.m. EDT – Same 192GB memory limit as M2U Mac Studio
1:14 p.m. EDT – 3x faster than older Intel Mac Pro
1:14 p.m. EDT – M2 Ultrabase
1:14 p.m. EDT – And that’s the Apple Silicon Mac Pro
1:14 p.m. EDT – But what about those who need PCIe expansion?
1:13 p.m. EDT – M2 Ultra up to 6 Pro displays
1:13 p.m. EDT – Mac Studio has a “higher bandwidth” HDMI
1:13 p.m. EDT – Apple touts neural network training as one of the use cases for this chip and its 192GB of memory
1:12 p.m. EDT – love! (take a shot)
1:12 p.m. EDT – M2 Ultra supports 192GB of unified RAM, 64GB more than M1 Ultra
1:11 p.m. EDT – 76 GPU cores in total
1:11 p.m. EDT – Similar to M1, M2 uses UltraFusion interface to connect two Max SoCs
1:11 p.m. EDT – And because it’s a studio, we introduced the M2 Ultra SoC
1:10 p.m. EDT – Mac Studio is getting updates with M2 Max SoC
1:09 p.m. EDT – Mac Studio update time
1:09 p.m. EDT – Now let’s talk about the Pro product.An Overview of Recent Pro Laptops
1:09 p.m. EDT – That’s the 15-inch MacBook Air
1:09 p.m. EDT – MBA13 reduced by $100 to $1099
1:09 p.m. EDT – Starting at $1299, start ordering today, available next week
1:08 p.m. EDT – 3.3 lbs
1:08 p.m. EDT – And this is fanless just like the MBA13
1:07 p.m. EDT – 50% longer battery life
1:07 p.m. EDT – Apple claims twice the performance of i7 Core-based laptops
1:07 p.m. EDT – This almost sounds like an extension of MBA 13.
1:07 p.m. EDT – Equipped with M2 chip
1:06 p.m. EDT – 15.3-inch liquid Retina screen, 500 nits brightness, 10-bit color
1:06 p.m. EDT – 2 TB4 ports + MagSafe, so same as 13 inch
1:06 p.m. EDT – “The world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop” with a thickness of 11.5 mm
1:05 p.m. EDT – “Best 15 inch laptop in the world”
1:05 p.m. EDT – Introducing the 15-inch MacBook Air
1:05 p.m. EDT – Released new Mac announcement video
1:05 p.m. EDT – Especially the MacBook Air
1:04 p.m. EDT – Summary of Apple Silicon and its performance/design advantages
1:04 p.m. EDT – and immediately go to Mac to start things
1:03 p.m. EDT – “Introducing some exciting new products”
1:03 p.m. EDT – “Today we’re making some of our biggest announcements yet at WWDC.”
1:02 p.m. EDT – The iOS App Store is 15 years old this year
1:02 p.m. EDT – And here is Tim Cook from the Apple Park garden recording
1:00 p.m. EDT – Let’s go
1:00 p.m. EDT – But for consumers, a new or updated Mac is a big problem on its own.
1:00 p.m. EDT – Reading this year’s information, it doesn’t seem like this year will be as big for Mac hardware as last year. That year he got the M2 SoC, so obviously this is a tough one to follow.
12:57 PM EDT – So, if you’re trying to order an Apple product during the WWDC keynote, you’re out of luck.
12:56 p.m. EDT – As always, the Apple Store is currently closed
12:55 p.m. EDT – WWDC will be held virtually again this year, so expect a two-hour rush through Apple’s ecosystem. WWDC keynotes have covered everything from macOS and iOS to his individual Apple applications and more. On the hardware side of the matter, we’ve seen events like the official launch of Apple’s M2 SoC so far. And as of 2023, the legendary Mac Pro is still missing from the Apple Silicon lineup. All the while, rumors have been raging about the idea of Apple’s augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset. And of course, there is always the possibility of regular product updates.
12:55 p.m. EDT – With Computex rounding the corner and moving into June, it’s time again for Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference. As usual, Apple kicks off his WWDC with a big keynote event. The keynote event is primarily aimed at developers, but it is also used as a venue to announce new products and ecosystem strategies. The keynote kicks off today at 10am PT (5pm UTC) and AnandTech will be providing a live blog coverage of Apple’s event.