Good morning and welcome to the 2014 WWDC keynote
Registered developers are lined up around the building this morning, while media and guests are on the third floor waiting to enter the auditorium.
Up here there are two big banners still covered up.
And on the second floor, there are two cars from companies participating in Apple's CarPlay program.
Weather was beautiful in San Francisco yesterday, so much so that I was worried to would be too nice to want to be inside today. I managed to burn myself to a crisp in a Dolores Park.
But today is overcast and grey, so a perfect day to be inside.
Apple has a tray of breakfast snacks up, along with sodas and coffee.
Doors are just now going up
You can now see into the auditorium to the stage, illuminated in blue lights
Survived the mad scramble for seats
There are two displays on the presenter's stand, both showing OS X images with a Yosemite background of the El Capitan rock face
Somebody in media brought their Surface.
The netbook tablet, not the camera bathtub kiosk thing
Unfortunately I don't know how to take photos of a distant display in a dark room and get much detail out of it, but the Yosemite background is set against a dramatic yellow/orange sky, a significant departure from the mostly blue background of Mavericks, or the purple/blue sky of Lion/Mtn Lion
While waiting to enter the arena, I spoke with an Air National Guard Colonel who was describing how the military is saving tons of money with iOS devices.
The auditorium is now getting pretty full of developers
Now playing: Counting Stars, OneRepublic
How is Apple going to outdo Samsung's big news that it will be replacing one Linux distro with ANOTHER ONE later this year, in Russia?
Or ASUS releasing another hybrid setup of a Windows PC and an Android phone?
Soon to find out, 20 minutes of more bangin music in the otherwise calm auditorium
Now playing: (This is going to be) the best day of my life, American Authors
The woman next to me keeps taking pictures while I type.
If you can read this, please stop.
Apple asks people not to bring MiFi devices, telling them to use the WiFi they provide, but its feeling pretty taxed with all the users
Recall back in 2010 when Steve Jobs asked everyone to turn off their personal WiFi networks because it was making it hard to demonstrate iPhone 4
There are still tons of personal WiFi options in the scan list
Now playing: Lazaretto, Jack White
Apple has a pretty good playlist
Now playing: Pompeii, Bastille
Now playing: The Wire, Haim
Presentation will begin shortly, asking to silence devices
I'm so glad I have a heating laptop on my singed lap after having fallen asleep in the park yesterday
I don't understand the last minute leaks: what's the point of trying to spoil the surprise?
"This just in: we're crapping on the party so we can say we were not impressed and nothing surprised us!"
Now playing: Sky full of stars, Coldplay
Series of people talking about developers
video showing a series of people using apps
architect painting on an iPad
series of people talking about their favorite apps