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 5:49:08 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:49:25 PM
    That means iOS 13 may only work on iPhone 6S and up, folks.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:49:41 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:49:45 PM
    Portrait Lighting update: can move virtual lights
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:49:55 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:50:27 PM
    New photo tools look very, very useful. And love the new "light" portrait mode.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:50:30 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:50:38 PM
    Next: Portrait lighting changing. You can change the intensity of the light, allowing you to adjust your portrait in a lot of ways.
     
    Also, more robust editing -- including vignette, vibrance, auto enhance and noise reduction.
     
    And all this works with video, too.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:50:49 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:50:54 PM
    Video is getting advanced picture editing - can rotate video! Whoa. Filters and effects.
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:50:56 PM
    Now, for the first time, you can rotate a video (applause). You can also apply filters, tint, exposure, etc.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:51:03 PM
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:51:12 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:51:27 PM
    Rotating video in iOS 13 may be the second best thing announced today
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:51:31 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:51:41 PM
    Federighi says the biggest change is going to be in the way we view photos. Using Machine Learnings to remove duplicates when you're browsing, and it'll create a "diary" of your life.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:51:58 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:52:13 PM
    Hmmm... instead of mountain climbing, diving, hiking, etc. my year after year photo history would be: CES, E3, WWDC, etc.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:52:49 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:52:50 PM
    Now Justin Titi on stage. Demoing the photos.
     
    "Often my best shots get lost in this sea of images," he says. Days button can now show photos by day, "every day looks great." And videos automatically play too.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:53:06 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:53:14 PM
    Photos now lays out individual days with autoplaying video clips. We are ever closer to a memory browser
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:53:24 PM
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  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:54:23 PM
    Does Photos scan my years and just compress my routines into one ever repeating set of commutes?
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:54:27 PM
    Wait, when did we all start calling this "dub dub?" Is that a real thing?
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:54:31 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:54:33 PM
    If you zoom out to years, it'll show photos based on what's going on today. So if you're at WWDC each year, then it'll only show WWDC images. And if it's someone's birthday, then you get photos of your kids each year.
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:55:17 PM
    "When you experience it with your own photos, it's a very meaningful experience," Federighi says.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:55:26 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:56:03 PM
    Federighi says while we experience iOS through touch, we experience it in other ways too. Through AirPods, HomePods and CarPlay. And it's all through Siri. So now talking about that.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:56:04 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:56:07 PM
    Siri time: AirPod, HomePod, Siri, CarPlay.
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:56:47 PM
    AirPods - can read messages instantly? And you can respond? Weird...
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:57:12 PM
    New feature: Audio sharing. "We've all had a time when we want to share a movie or a song with a friend. Now you can, with just a tap."
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:57:33 PM
    AirPods now share audio with a tap. You need AirPods for this feature?
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:57:55 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:57:58 PM
    With HomePod -- bringing handoff to HomePod. So if you're listening to music on way home, then walk through door, bring your phone close to the HomePod and it switches.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:58:16 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/3/2019 5:58:23 PM
    Handing off audio to local devices like HomePod is interesting. I want that to happen better between AirPods and phone/iPad/Mac.
  • dan.ackerman 6/3/2019 5:58:25 PM
    Live radio is pretty great -- I use it via Amazon Echo all the time for news and public radio, etc.
  • James Martin 6/3/2019 5:58:36 PM
  • Ian Sherr 6/3/2019 5:58:37 PM
    Siri also supports 100,000 radio stations from around the world.
     
    And, now the HomePod can learn to recognize who in your family is talking and personalize the response too.
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