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Apple WWDC 2019 live blog

The Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple outlines the new software features for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod and the rest of its hardware. Expect news on iOS 13 and much more.

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    Shows playing a song in Logic with 1,000 instruments, which he says is 4x the amount as in the past.
     
    Then he shows three streams of 8K raw video being played together -- something he says we've never seen before. I'll trust that the YouTube community's going to be excited about that.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 6:33:52 PM
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    I mean 1,000 tracks in ProTools is pretty awesome. Scott and I were just talking about how audio DSP stuff, like compressors, etc. are so power-hungry.
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    Last note here. If you want the 1,000 audio track, multiple 8K video streams, etc version of the new Mac Pro, it's probably gonna be very, very expensive. Lori Grunin guesses $40K for the highest-end configs.
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    Now we're learning about the new Apple Display. Apple says it wanted to "offer every feature designers have been asking for." It's a 6k retina display and it has "reference modes" built in, which Apple says is a big deal.
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    XDR. Extreme Dynamic Range. Better than HDR, they say.
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 6:39:16 PM
    We're getting some truly nerdy display detail here about how HDR is done in the new display. All I really understand is that Apple is super pumped about it, and it's so much better than HDR that it's called "extreme dynamic range" or XDR. So it's called the Pro Display XDR.
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 6:39:59 PM
    Is this new display design (and hinge), a peek at what the next iMac will look like?
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    Because a more adjustable screen is big on the iMac wish list.
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    And you can put together up to 6 displays to get 120 million pixels, which I would love to see made, but I'm also curious if you can even actually keep attention across that many?
     
    The stand is also something of a standout, Apple says. It can easily be in portrait and landscape mode. And it works with VESA mounts.
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    Apple's saying this is "The World's Best Pro Display."
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  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 6:42:05 PM
    Price time... $5,999 for the base version, avail in the fall. But honestly, the rackmount version seems even more interesting.
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    Dang...crowd not happy with the Pro Display stand upsell.
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    The new Mac Pro starts at $5999 -- which Apple says is up to $3k cheaper than a similar competitor from HP
     
    The display is $4999, but the stand is $999 -- which got a bit of a shocker from the room. Pro=Not cheap.
     
     
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 6:43:54 PM
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    Now Federighi back on stage to talk about MacOS. Out of the deserts of Mojave and to MacOS Catalina.
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