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Apple WWDC 2017 live blog

The Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple outlines new features for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. And we may even see some new hardware, too.

  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:04:06 PM
    If Apple wants iPad to be a viable computer and Mac alternative, it needs to start becoming one even more starting today.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 5:04:16 PM
    The MacBook Pro got a big update Fall 2016, adding the Touch Bar and an updated design, but other than that, the last big "new" Mac move was the 12-inch MacBook, intro'd in Spring 2015, and refreshed in early 2016.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:04:29 PM
    And yeah, iPad needs ... something. Apple’s iPad lineup, once the company’s hottest product line, has been in a free fall for the past couple of years.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:04:30 PM
    That being said, I use 9.7 Pro daily as a commuting computer and quick-access thing. Just missing a few critical tools.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:04:42 PM
    The company in May said it sold 8.9 million iPads in its fiscal second quarter, down from 10.3 million a year earlier. The quarter marked the 13th-straight decline in Apple's tablet unit sales.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:04:56 PM
    People are holding onto these things much longer than phones.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:05:02 PM
    (One thing I barely ever use is Pencil, but I can't draw anything more than cartoon dinosaurs)
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:05:26 PM
    I did three things on Lynn La's WWDC San Jose guide. Winchester Mystery House was awesome. Can WWDC compete?
  • Ry Crist 6/5/2017 5:05:40 PM
    Add the potential Siri speaker to Apple's list of overdue upgrades. When the Echo debuted in 2014, Apple was pushing Siri, HomeKit, and Apple Music -- would have been a *great* time to introduce an Echo of its own.
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 5:05:46 PM
    I'm a big fan of that 12-inch MacBook, even though it just has an Intel Core m processor and a single USB-C port (and a very shallow keyboard). It's so light and responsive (at least when doing everyday stuff...) that it's one of my fave pick-up-and-go laptops.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:05:57 PM
    There will be a random cheer every once in awhile, and I keep thinking Tim Cook is walking on stage.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:06:05 PM
    But we're still hearing blaring Beats 1 music (I assume).
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:06:59 PM
    Lights down!
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:07:06 PM
    There's a section of developers in front of us, and now the lights are dimming, more are standing up.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:07:11 PM
    I hope they realize this isn't a concert. haha
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:07:16 PM
    And here we go
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:07:21 PM
    Starting with a video
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:07:38 PM
    At an "Apple data center" in Cupertino
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:07:58 PM
    Opening scene feels borderline Silicon Valley
  • Sarah Tew 6/5/2017 5:08:07 PM
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:08:24 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:08:42 PM
    Weird sketch shows all apps disappearing ... is this a hint?
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:08:50 PM
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:09:06 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:09:13 PM
    Lesson of video: no apps, the world ends
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:09:17 PM
    This video is pretty great
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:09:17 PM
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:09:38 PM
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:09:56 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:09:59 PM
    The tag line was "keep making apps. The world depends on you."
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:01 PM
    Great. Really funny
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:10:07 PM
    Wow, a "Face Swap" surgery center. And post apocalyptic fair of app re-enactments.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:07 PM
    And here's Tim Cook
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:20 PM
    Apple's CEO
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:10:22 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:10:32 PM
    That was a preview of life in the future, btw
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:38 PM
    "Welcome to WWDC. It's great to be back in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley and right down the street from Apple and our new campus."
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:45 PM
    It's been 15 years since having WWDC in San Jose, says Cook.
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:10:50 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:10:57 PM
    "This is going to be the best and biggest WWDC ever."
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 5:10:58 PM
    Great intro video about an app-apocalypse. But it kinda makes the case for web-based apps and tools over standalone apps, amirite?
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 5:11:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 5:12:36 PM
    There's a 10-year-old coder here. He started coding when he was 6 and he already has 5 apps in the App Store, says Cook.
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 5:12:39 PM
    This coding kid. Why is my son a slacker
  • Sarah Tew 6/5/2017 5:12:40 PM
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