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Apple WWDC 2012 keynote: meta-liveblog

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Apple WWDC 2012 keynote: meta-liveblog

Welcome to our meta-liveblog following Apple's WWDC 2012 opening keynote. Want to get the news from the event as quickly as possible? Well, you've come to the right place!


Unfortunately, we couldn't attend this year's WWDC, so what we'll basically do is to follow attending media's liveblogs and bring you the news right here, since Apple isn't live-streaming the keynote.


Anyways, we're all here for the new mobile announcements that'll probably be about iOS 6, so stay tuned, as the event will be starting shortly, at:


10 AM Pacific | 12 PM Central | 1 PM Eastern | 7 PM Central European Time



Live event tracker

13:56Thanks for being with us!
13:56And that's a wrap guys, but stay tuned to PhoneArena, because the best of our iOS 6 coverage is yet to be posted! This is Ray, signing off.
13:54And that's it for now - these were the major additions to iOS. Tim Cook is back on stage now to wrap it up.
13:53Here's a list of supported devices. The iPhone 3GS will rock on! Talk about good support.
13:53iOS 6 beta is available today, and the finished version will be out in the Fall. Obviously along with the new iPhone...
13:52Another notable feature - in-app content purchase! :) Hear that, developers?
13:51Apparently, the App Store, iBookstore and the other Stores will also get a facelift.
13:50Apple has been preparing 3D models of the cities.
13:50Hmm, apparently, everything in Flyover is rendered in 3D! It's not just images.
13:49Here's a cool feature: Flyover. It looks like Street View, but in the air... or something like that.
13:46Works from the lockscreen too.
13:46'Quick route' will be recommending you faster routes based on traffic info.
13:45
13:45Built-in turn-by-turn navigation!
13:44It'll show you known accidents on the road. The info for these is crowd-sourced and anonymous.
13:43
13:43
13:43A new Maps app is coming with iOS 6, as expected. It's integrated with Yelp, as well as a new traffic service by Apple.
13:41A new feature, guided access, allows us to select areas of an app that we want to make inaccessible for some users (read: small kids).
13:39Stuff like boarding passes organized by the app will also update live. For example, your Gate number will automatically update when needed.
13:38This app basically organizes all of your passes, like this:
13:37Here's a new app: Passbook.
13:35Now here's a good one - you can now easily attach a photo or video right from the compose window. Finally!
13:35Apple is also adding a VIP mail inbox in iOS 6.
13:33
13:33PhotoStream in iOS 6 will let you share your photos with friends of your choosing.
13:32... and full-screen support in landscape. Lol, about time.
13:31Next up: Safari improvements! Those include iCloud tabs (tab sync), offline reading list...
13:30FaceTime over cellular connectivity has finally been enabled! Yay! No need to jailbreak any longer.
13:29
13:28... or light up the screen.
13:28A new feature - "Do not disturb" - available from the Settings, makes the phone keep receiving messages and such, but won't make a sound...
13:27
13:27The Phone app is getting a facelift. It will let you send quick responses to callers that you can't answer now.
13:25"We've integrated it with the App Store. You can like apps, and see what your friends like. Same with movies, TV, and music."
13:25There will be quick-post buttons for Twitter and Facebook inside Notification Center.
13:24Deep Facebook integration will be part of iOS6, just like Twitter. You'll be able to share from even the darkest corners of the OS.
13:22Next up comes... Facebook - here we go.
13:21And here are the new languages Siri can speak:
13:21
13:21Wow, Apple's also working with car manufacturers so that they can add a Siri button, letting you easily trigger the voice recognition. Cool.
13:20Plus, you can now also launch apps with Siri.
13:18Additionally, due to integration with Rotten Tomatoes, you can now ask Siri about what movies are being played right now, play trailers, etc
13:17With iOS 6 and Siri, you'll be able to easily make reservations, thanks to OpenTable.
13:16It now seems that Siri in iOS 6 will be a huge sports fan. It'll tell you anything you want to know about scores, player performances, etc.
13:14Wow, Siri is going to be part of iOS 6! (Don't get your hopes too high, as we don't know what the supported devices will be.)
13:13"iOS 6 is a fantastic release. It has more than 200 new features, starting with Siri."
13:13
13:13He's going through the different aspects of iOS 5, which have apparently turned out to be incredible successes.
13:11He compares iOS' users update adoption rate with that of Android. Obviously it doesn't look good for Android.



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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:46 4

1. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


got my popcorn

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:50 5

3. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


got my apple salad ready..

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:50 1

2. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


im all hears

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:56 3

4. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I really hope there would be bluetooth transfer for iOS...

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:57 1

5. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


You are very funny.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:02 7

6. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


wow if your not interested why even look at a apple article man i mean dame. i dont even have an iphone i have a windows phone but i still like to keep up and see what the others offer.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:07 2

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


iHope its a new open source OS

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:14 2

9. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


I think ios didnt change people lives it just helped them and me

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:22 6

10. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


Mac sucks

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:23 4

11. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


If you have nothing good to say, you may just don't say it :)

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:27 6

12. e.wvu (unregistered)


You know, I thought the Mac sucked as well at first. Then I bought a Mac last week and now I wished I'd purchased it a lot sooner than I did. It's a lot better than Windows, IMO.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:14 2

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It's a lot better than Windows, IMO."

Because you bought it?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:19 1

61. e.wvu (unregistered)


The OS is more user-friendly, plus most of my classes uses Mac software so it will be a lot better for me to get most of my assignments done w/o having to go to the library all the time, even w/o having to wait until a Mac is a/v.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 13:33

63. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ok, I see. :)

+1 for you.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:40 2

13. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Geeze, the new macbook pro is a pure bread beast. All out horse power on that bad boy.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:41 1

14. biophone (Posts: 1969; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


wow just but a macbook pro last year wish I would have waited!!!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:42 4

15. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


that macbook is a beast! i hate that they are so expensive tho... arrghh! lol

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:10 1

17. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Lol so siri can make jokes now haha Steve jobs is controlling Siri from beyond the grave :P

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:11 1

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Live stream ?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:13 1

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


There's no live stream. Apple doesn't allow it.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:16 3

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Apple doesn't allow it."

As many other thing. Sad. :(

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:18 1

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Here to troll as usual?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:19 1

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


But it is true. :(

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:12 2

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They're talking about ios 6 now!!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:39

59. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzilefB5Ig1qi68z9.png

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:19

26. biophone (Posts: 1969; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Love the siri updates

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:22 1

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They were decent. Launching apps is the best one to me.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:25 2

28. biophone (Posts: 1969; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I like sports and i can see me saying siri make me reservations at a whatever.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:28 1

31. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Wow, isn't it bad enough that iOS is already walls and walls of app icons, now you're going to use Siri just to launch an app that takes about 5 seconds to flick to and tap?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:29 1

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hater but I knew you'd be here glued to the screen

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