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Apple WWDC 2018 live blog

The Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple outlines new features for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod and the rest of its hardware line. Expect news on iOS 12 and much more.

  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:34:55 PM
    And with that, we're done with Apple TV. Tim Cook is now back up
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:35:07 PM
    "Next up is the Mac"
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:35:27 PM
    "The Mac is the first computer that made powerful technology so easy to use and put the customer at the center of the experience. That remains at the core of all Apple products.
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:35:43 PM
    "Today we're excited to take Mac a huge leap forward."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:35:57 PM
    "The next version of MacOS ... is inspired by pro users but designed for everyone."
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:35:57 PM
    "huge leap forward" - interesting, not what I expected to hear
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:36:03 PM
    Craigh Federighi is now back up
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:36:17 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:36:25 PM
    "We want as many Mac users as possible to have access to our software. Six years ago began offering updates for free."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:36:57 PM
    "As you may be aware, our naming of Mac releases is handled by our crack marketing" department.
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:37:02 PM
    Spiritually reaching out to Dan Ackerman, Lori Grunin and Josh Goldman for thoughts here
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:37:11 PM
    El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra were the past releases
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:37:30 PM
    "This year we've made some striking changes to MacOS, and we've left the high country for a place entirely different but no less beautiful."
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:37:31 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:37:38 PM
    MacOS Mojave is the next release
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:37:59 PM
    "Now Mojave is beautiful during the day, but what really captured our imagination was the beauty of the desert at night."
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:38:07 PM
    macOS Mojave...suggests night mode?
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:38:11 PM
    "This inspired one of our new features."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:38:19 PM
    "We call it Dark Mode."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:38:50 PM
    "As you see, Dark Mode is not just about the dock and menu bar. It extends to windows bar, even the content of the windows. It makes photographic content absolutely pop off of the screen."
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:38:55 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:39:02 PM
    "This is great not just for photography but when working on presentations."
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:39:04 PM
    macOS Mojave Dark Mode...perfect for blogging at events like these. I want this on iOS!
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:39:19 PM
    "I think some of us are going to want to run dark mode just because it's so cool. Your emoji look great, your photos look great."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:39:39 PM
    "I think one audience that's going to especially appreciate dark mode are developers."
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:39:51 PM
    Dark Mode for developers just got giant applause
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:40:02 PM
     
     
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:40:16 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:40:18 PM
    "Now we were so inspired by this changing desktop wallpaper that we decided to add a new feature to Mojave. Called dynamic desktop. Desktop subtly changes from morning etc.
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:40:30 PM
    Demo time. First up is Desktop
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:40:37 PM
    Dynamic desktop backgrounds also nice (but why not on iOS?)
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:40:48 PM
    "We have so many files we're working on and we often put them on the desktop. New solution called Desktop Stacks."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:41:14 PM
    "All of the contents of your desktop are automatically arranged into these stacks. They can be arranged by kind, date or even by tag. You just click on them and can see all of the contents on the stack."
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:41:49 PM
    Desktop Stacks in macOS Mojave takes all the crap on the desktop and piles it in categories, which is better than my "stick it all in a new random folder" technique
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:41:52 PM
    "you can also scrub your stacks."
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:42:01 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:42:04 PM
    "We've also brought some great new changes to the Finder."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:42:37 PM
    "It starts with a new view. We all enjoy using icon view, list view, column view, now we've added an all-new view called Gallery view. A big preview up top and thumbnails along the bottom."
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:43:00 PM
    "Now the new sidebar in Mojave really helps because it now supports full metadata. You can see along your photo the camera you took the photo on, etc.
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:43:03 PM
    Gallery View is a new view mode, an evolution of the flippable Cover Flow view mode
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:43:21 PM
    Along the bottom, a new area called Quick Actions. You can rotate a photo right inside the Finder, etc
  • Scott Stein 6/4/2018 6:43:49 PM
    Has more helpful info than Cover Flow had. Seems more usable in everyday situations.
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:43:59 PM
    "What's really great is these actions are also customizable so you can create automated actions and assign them to buttons inside of Finder."
  • Lynn La 6/4/2018 6:44:09 PM
     
  • Shara Tibken 6/4/2018 6:44:18 PM
    For instance, there can be one called Watermark PDF where it will watermark documents whenever you click it
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