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.

  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:34:31 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:34:35 PM
    Ok, quick poll. I don't know how to do a poll in here, so tweet me or something. Does anyone care about seeing lyrics while you listen to music? This is the second or third time it's been mentioned today. Do. Not. Care.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:34:40 PM
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:35:19 PM
    Safari, Mail and Notes changes. Mail gets rich formatting. Notes gets better folders and galleries. To Do is revamped, almost seems like Shortcuts
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:35:42 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:35:44 PM
    Maps: crowd is silent so far
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:35:49 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:36:13 PM
    Real talk -- "reminders" "to-do lists" "task tracking" etc. is the single biggest pain point for many people -- too many apps that overlap, none really satisfy. Maybe a revamped iOS to-do list is the key.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:36:16 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:36:20 PM
    Federighi now walking us through all the changes in each of the core system apps. Reminders has a quick-type bar, and will try to guess what you're trying to do. To-dos have a top-level reminder. And if you tag a person in a reminder, you'll get a reminder the next time you chat with them.
     
    Maps: "we've outfitted literally hundreds of plans and cars with custom sensors and Lidar and traveled 4 million miles" to remake the map. Plan to roll out across US this year.
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:36:38 PM
    New Maps in Maps will roll out to US by end of 2019. Looks 3D-like, more detailed. (Who uses iOS Maps?)
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:37:04 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:37:13 PM
    Ok, another not-poll. Are you switching from Google Maps to Apple Maps? I'm too invested, very hard to see switching. I just want good public transit directions and estimated times.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:37:25 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:37:29 PM
    The new Maps features look...more 3D, and dare I say AR friendly?
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:37:41 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:37:58 PM
    Now a demo from Meg Frost, who does a demo. Reminds us there's "Significant new detail to the map." Roads and beaches and parks look great, she says.
     
    The launch screen also has favorites more easily accessible so you can quickly tap and go. And you can create collections (a-la Yelp or Google) to organize your travel plans or create a simple list of favorite places.
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:38:47 PM
    “Look around” is Apple’s Street View, coming to Maps app. And smoothly moves down streets to virtually visit. Has labels in the Look Around Mode.
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:38:51 PM
    There's also a new Google Street View competitor, though what it allows you to do is slide down the street instead of clicking the arrows like you do on Google.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:38:57 PM
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:39:14 PM
    Federighi back on stage. Junction view for China, or ability to share ETA with friends and family (thank you!)
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:39:21 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:39:24 PM
    I mean, the "smooth" 3D map is definitely better than the Myst-style one in Google Maps. But how far outside of downtown SF is it going to go?
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:39:34 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:39:41 PM
    Federighi also starts talking about privacy. "We believe privacy is a fundamental human right, and we engineer it into everything we do."
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:39:43 PM
    3D maps are key if Apple is building out to a new AR headset
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  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:40:42 PM
    Federighi says this year, building in more protections  -- allows you to tell an app it can only get your location once, and then has to ask the next time.
     
    And if you want to know how often they're monitoring your location, Apple will tell you. And it's not letting them scan your WiFi and Bluetooth to infer your location either.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:40:44 PM
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:41:11 PM
    Apple cracking down on location accuracy and privacy. (Also seems key for future wearables/headsets?)
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