Good morning, and welcome to AppleInsider's live coverage of Apple's WWDC Keynote
It suggests that the abstract image widely interpreted to be an Apple TV may have simply been a square, or a Mac mini
This image focuses attention on OS X, iOS and "watch os" as the company's development platforms, which is fitting for WWDC, as opposed to new consumer centric product launches.
The third floor here is full of media, and the doors are just going up to allow people in
WWDC attendees are lined up in lower levels, waiting for the floodgates to open after media and special guests are seated. A few waited outside overnight, and many were lined up prior to 6am!
It'll be another 45 minutes before Tim Cook takes the stage
Mad rush to seats feels like a running of the bulls
There are three iMacs on stage for demos.
If you haven't seen, hopefully you'll be able to watch the event live at apple.com/live
Also see Jony Ive, HR Denise Young-Smith, CFO Luca Maestri - now taking seats
The music is pumping and Cue is smiling. But what does it mean?! #Beats
Lights going down, signaling a cheer
Tim Cook: "Although we may not have any high-flying trapeze acts.." Attendees from over 70 countries, 80 percent here for the first time. "Our most global conference ever."
70 countries, 80% first time attendees, 350 student scholarships. Will be live streaming much of the conf to counter the limited number of attendees
"Our youngest scholarship winner is a 12 year old girl from New York."
"We're live streaming not only the keynote but 30 of the sessions as well."
Cook referenced that baseball list of apple gear on a ransom note (without the gallons of lube part)
"What we're gonna do is, we're gonna pay the ransom. And I have the ball right here. We're giving the ball to Brandon, and we are going to give everything his teammates asked for to them, so everybody is happy. Congratulations."
"Today we're bringing native apps to the watch with a new version of watchOS which gives the developers even more time to create even greater apps for the watch that will change the world."
Craig Federighi up talking about OS X Yosemite. Next name:
"All three of these ecosystems together provide incredible opportunities to the delivers and unbelievable experiences to
OS x el capitan (a mountain in Yosemite)
Craig Federighi: "Adoption rate for Yosemite is just incredible. Over 55% of active Mac users are using our latest update. This is unprecedented in our industry. Yosemite has the fastest adoption rate for any PC operating system ever."
"We had to turn to our crack Apple marketing team." The new name of OS X is OS X El Capitan.
"For El Capitan we focused in two major areas - Experience and Performance." Enhancements to Spotlight, apps, Window management.
Federighi demos El Capitan. When you wake the computer by moving the mouse, the mouse pointer icon grows large to reveal where it is.
New Gestures for mail. Pin sites in Safari reduce web pages into a icon. Audio icon lets you mute web pages and identify which tab is autoplaying
"In Safari I can pin sites. Pinned sites have a lot of special properties. If I close a window, and open a new one, my pinned sites are all right there."
Spotlight adds natural language parsing, for smart queries in finder, mail
Spotlight enhancements. "I can search for the SF Giants, looks like the game is on Friday, I can search on weather Friday, and there's the weather. I can resize the search results and move it around."
Searches like "emails I ignored from Phil" and "documents I worked on last June" are valid searches for Mail and Finder.
Mission control enhanced. Full screen Apps Like Mail let you add tabs of drafts
Split screen, full screen Apps let you drag multiple apps into a full screen environment
"We've done something totally new to El Capitan. It's the ability to work on two windows side by side. I can pick two windows and they work side by side. [Safari and Notes shown] I can resize them. I can drag links from Safari right into the notes tab and I get a graphical link and images in Notes. "
Performance : 1.4x faster launch, preview PDFs 4x faster
Core graphics and Animation moving to Metal for faster performance.
Adobe seeing 8x improvement in After Effects. 10x improvement in games. epic here to talk about it
"Last year we introduced Metal for iOS to accelerate games. This year, we're bringing Metal to the Mac. We're doing more than that, because we're taking the graphic stacks and moving them from OpenGL and moving them to Metal to render 50% faster with 40% greater efficiency. Metal combines the compute power of OpenCL and graphics power of OpenGL in a higher performance API that does both."