You can always watch Apple’s WWDC 2014 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.
And we’re done.
Some nice acknowledgement of the Apple engineers.
But looks like it’s only available for iOS development.
Much faster apparently. Shot of a developer who looks like he actually wet himself.
New programming language.
Supposedly a tenfold increase in graphics capability.
EA’s Frostbite engine used on iOS. But not Mac
New 3D graphics API, “Metal”, for iOS. Why not new graphics for Mac Apple? WHHHYYYYYYYY???
Control devices in your home with your iPhone, using Siri.
Basically means Apps can add their own Safari actions, photo filters, and widgets in the notification screen.
New features for developers will allow Apps to talk to each other, via “extensions”.
Improvements to the App Store: better searching, app bundles, app previews (videos, not demos), “TestFlight” which allows developers to set up public beta tests for free. (Not sure if this will extend to Mac App Store).
Ha, I think wordpress went a bit nuts there. That’s 99 cents per month.
20GB iCloud storage for $CONTENT.99 / month.
Ok that’s weird. Telepathic predictive text on iOS 8.
Digs at Android, announcement of iOS 8.
So no mention of anything games related
Now talking about iOS.
Free to everyone else, this fall, public beta for non-developers.
Available today to developers.
Can accept calls from your Mac (iPhone required, obv.)
SMS’s now show up in Messages on Mac.
Can do ad-hoc networks between devices to make life easy.
“Handoff”: instantly switch documents between iOS and Mac. Quite neat.
Airdrop now works between iOS and Mac.
Tabs can be scrolled. Audience applauds and cheers, because that’s what’s been missing in their lives.
Usual claims that it’s now the fastest browser.
More energy efficient when streaming video.
Private browser windows. Again like Chrome.
New Safari. Copies Google Chrome’s Omnibox.
“Markup”. Annotate images and PDFs from within Mail.
“Mail Drop”. Can securely send attachments up to 5 GB.
Improvements to Mail.app (as always)
Access to everything stored on iCloud, including iOS, and whatever else you want to put on there. Can share between Mac, iOS, Windows.
Apps can provide widgets to appear in notification center.
Very similar look and feel to iOS 7.
changes to spotlight. Looks like Alfred
Rehashed notification center
New typeface and icons. Also a dark mode.
Translucent look. A bit like Windows 7??
“Clarity as well as utility”
About to reveal name. Won’t be Oxnard apparently.
Talking about next version of OS X.
Recapping OS X Mavericks. 40 million copies installed. Presumably because they’ve been shoving it down peoples throats.
80 million Macs.
“You’ll see how things have been engineered to work together”. Uh oh.
9 million registered developers.
Youngest developer in the audience is 13.
Talking about the developer attendee demographics. Exactly the same as last year.
Tim Cook takes the stage.
Video praising developers and “apps”. No sign of any Macs, it’s all iPhones and iPads.
Here we go…
It begins in 10 hours.