Apple WWDC 2019 live blog | CNET

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.

  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 6:54:55 PM
    Project Catalyst is the new name for iPad-to-Mac app porting.
  • Lynn La 6/3/2019 6:55:11 PM
     
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 6:56:09 PM
    New effort called "Project Catalyst" -- used to create News, stocks, voice memos, home. 
     
    Federighi says over 100 million active Mac users out there. So a lot of audience.
     
    And apps development tools work with the doc, multiple windows, etc.
     
    "One development team, for the first time, can create a single app that spans from the iPhone, to the iPad to the Mac."
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 6:56:22 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 6:57:05 PM
    Twitter is coming back to the Mac too. (Which means even less attention for TweetDeck, sigh)
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  • Lynn La 6/3/2019 6:58:42 PM
     
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 6:59:48 PM
    Here we go: AR
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 7:00:50 PM
    Reality Kit is new AR kit...incorporating 3D and helps render effects. Native Swift API. And Reality Composer is a new AR-creation app.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 7:00:54 PM
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 7:01:48 PM
    ARKit 3 now has People Occlusion, Motion Capture.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 7:01:49 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 7:02:08 PM
    Minecraft demo w ARKit now happening on stage.
  • Lynn La 6/3/2019 7:02:13 PM
     
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 7:02:18 PM
    Apple AR Kit plus Minecraft is really an Apple/Microsoft collab, right?
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 7:02:21 PM
    Now into the weeds: AR tech has a new feature called "RealityKit" -- photorealistic rendering, animation, physics and it works with Apple's Swift programming software.
     
    There's also a "Reality Composer" -- where you can create AR experiences on the Mac, iPad and iPhone.
     
    One big change is something called "People Occlusion" -- which allows people to step in front of an AR item and hide it. Essentially making it work super real.
     
    ARKit also has motion tracking built in -- just point your camera at someone and it can track them.
  • Lynn La 6/3/2019 7:02:24 PM
     
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 7:03:03 PM
    Lydia Winters (Chief Brand Officer), Sax Persson (Creative Director) is doing the first Minecraft Earth demo.
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 7:05:46 PM
    For those not in the know, Minecraft Earth is Microsoft's answer to Pokemon Go. But it's got several world-building features (true to the game's feeling of course).
     
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 7:05:48 PM
    Oh my god, you can enter Minecraft Earth and put yourself in with People Occlusion. This is crazy.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 7:06:05 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 7:06:57 PM
    Federighi: "it's a huge year for AR"
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 7:07:08 PM
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