You can always watch Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote live, but why do that when you can just read our coverage of all Mac gaming relevant information here, live as it happens, with some wry, observational humour thrown in for good measure.
Ok so somehow I missed all the important stuff!
Well the feed completely crashed. So I’ll have to scour the web for anything I might have missed.
True multitasking on iOS 7. Just like on OS 10.1 (maybe).
Control Center lets you change various things easily. Would make a great feature on OS X.
Games Center completely redesigned visually, but not functionally by the look of it. Don’t expect any improvements to the Mac version then.
“Your friends never looked so attractive”
The game center icon has changed dramatically.
(I’m aware we don’t cover iOS on this site, so I’ll keep this to a minimum).
Demo of iOS 7 “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.
The moment when a developer professed his love to Tim Cook.
“Defining an important new direction”.
“Completely new, instantly familiar.”
Very cool pseudo-3D effect (like a lenticular) when you move the screen.
Wonder how much of this look will make its way to OS X.
Looks really nice though. Johnny Ive gets a payrise this year.
A logo gets some serious applause.
“73% very satisfied”
“97% iOS satisfaction”. Weird statistic.
iPhone users spend more money.
“iPhone users use their phone more than Android users”. Which is a weird statistic to counter Android’s current popularity, but whatever.
600 million iOS devices sold.
iCloud beta available to developers.
We want hardware!
He’s actually demoing Windows (8). I wonder what Steve Jobs would make of this.
Oh god I’m watching a presentation about someone making a presentation, and people are clapping. “It’s all in a web browser!” But so is this video! This is like the Twilight Zone.
the iWork website is actually down at the moment. So anyone who was hoping to use it to host a meeting at this moment in time is pretty screwed. Kind of like if Steam went offline for a bit during E3.
Spreadsheets and charts. Probably not what you were looking forward to seeing on a gaming website.
I honestly couldn’t care less about this. But people in the audience are cheering and whooping with joy, so what do I know.
Yep according to Macrumors, web-based iWork
I think this a new web-based “Pages”. I have no idea.
For all this talk about everything being really smooth and responsive, the live stream is dropping and skipping an awful lot.
Interesting thing about the new UI is that things like dropdown boxes seem to be hidden until you mouse over them.
Calendar: again with the “super smooth scrolling”.
You can send Maps from your Mac to your iPhone. No word on whether you can send them to an Android.
Maps is in 3D (probably not everywhere).
iBooks for Mac.
New Maps App. Same flat look. Developer SDK. Lots of nifty features.
New Calendar (I’m told it looks “like Lotus Notes, but modern”. Skeuomorphisms are gone.
Automatic update of Apps.
Notifications on login screen.
Push notifications on Mac, without Safari.
There are actions you can take directly from the notifications. I think Apple just beat Growl.
New notification features. Also note the flat look again.
Passwords aren’t enough! Give Apple all your credit card and bank details too!
Nice icon though.
Give all your passwords to Apple!
What about the hardware?
Scrolling again. “Awesome”. Not my quote.
Power usage varies depending upon what’s visible on screen, rather than what’s running.
Of course, they all say that.
Focus on battery life in Mavericks.
Wow the video feed is really struggling.
Apple TV can be used as a display.
I dunno. It’s a very weird feature to feel excited about. Don’t think we’ll hear about anything interesting in OS X now.
Multiple display looks good though. But then I have multiple displays. Not many people do.
But you can use HDMI as a display.
Demo of Finder tabs and tagging.
Multiple displays. Gets a big cheer.
Note the flatter logo.
“California themed naming”
Will be called OS X Mavericks.
OS X now.
“Run out of cats”
28 million Mountain Lion users
Now the Mac!
72 million Macs.
“Growth is greater than the PC” (Windows).
Yep. Now the audience is cheering themselves.
Ok that’s over. People are cheering. People at these things cheer at anything.
“With the iPhone or iPod touch”
“A video game in the real world”. Hmf.
I think whatever point was being made got lost in an embarrassing technical hiccup.
He looks really excited.
Introducing a company called “anki”.
Something to do with AI.
App Store stats:
- 5 years old
- 50 billion downloads
- 900k Apps
- 93% of apps are downloaded each month
- 375k iPad apps
- 575 million user accounts
- billion paid out to developers (half in the last year). I suppose that means Apple has earned billion.
I dunno. I think this is a weird part of Apple culture I don’t get.
Video about new Apple store #yawn
Some guff about stores and geniuses. Aww look at them.
6 million developers. I think that means every Mac user is now a developer.
Mr. Cook is up on stage.
Lovely video about design
If they stick to tradition, it will be sales figures for the first 20 minutes or so. The most interesting announcement will be in 40 minutes time.
Live feed is only working in Safari. Because that’s the only web browser, am I right?
As many sites have noted, we really don’t know what to expect this time. Apple hasn’t done a Keynote for around 8 months, and scarce few details have leaked out. What rumours have surfaced all seem to contradict each other.
We’ve made our own predictions, of course, which you can read about here.
- iConsole – Extremely unlikely
- Mac Pro 6,1 – Very likely
- iGamepad – Likely
- Convergence of iOS and Mac OS – Very unlikely
- Announcement of new games/better game support – Unlikely
- Announcement of new/better graphics support – Likely
But who knows?
Tim Cook, that’s who.
Kick-off starts in just under 2 hours.