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CNET's Apple WWDC 2013 live blog

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  • Danny_McNeillie 6/10/2013 4:25:11 PM
    Schiller does a great job announcing stuff, but, he's no Steve Jobs..
  • WotV 6/10/2013 4:25:42 PM
    Anybody think Apple will ever play nice and have an open OS so that media is compatible with other OS?
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 4:26:11 PM
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:18:21 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Going over some victory laps on the iMac, and MacBook, including outpacing annual growth rate of Mac vs. PC. Mac up 100 percent 100 in the last 5 years, vs. PC's 18 percent. "We care much more that the Mac is number one in customer sat(isfaction) and quality," Cook says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:19:36 PM
    Cook brings up Mountain Lion. 28M copies sold since it launched, making it the best selling release yet, Cook says. 35% on Mountain Lion. Cook tosses that up against Windows 8 briefly.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:19:50 PM
    "We're not standing still," Cook says. "Today we want to talk to you about what we're doing with OS X"
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:20:05 PM
    And to do that is Craig Federighi, the chief of iOS and OS X.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:20:38 PM
    Federighi says as we come up to the 10th OS X, we've got a real issue. "This is the first OS update delayed due to a dwindiling supply of cats."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:20:46 PM
    Maybe we can take this Lion thing.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:20:51 PM
    OS X Sea Lion? He jokes.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:21:06 PM
    That's not the real name by the way. "That could be a bit of a dead name..."
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:21:18 PM
    Sea Lion would have been a great idea...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:21:23 PM
    We want to set names for the next 10 years. IT's those places that inspire us here in California, in the place where OS X was designed.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:21:47 PM
    First California release where some of the biggest waves are --
    OS X Mavericks.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:22:10 PM
    Mavericks is a release with deep tech, Federighi says. Big battery life, lots of apps, and features that will appeal to Power users.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:22:18 PM
    Starting with Finder -- but we spotted iBooks on the dock as well.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:22:48 PM
    Finder now has tabs. You still have multiple windows, but now you can have them open up in tabs. Each one can have its own location.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:23:25 PM
    Also new: Tags -- now you can add tags when saving a file. These tags show up in finder's sidebar. Some of this has already been in OS X, but now it's baked in more. You can use these in searches, Federighi offers.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:30:43 PM
    People want great battery life, Federighi says. So now there are things like "App Nap" which directs power to certain apps and not others. Now "Timer Coalescing." Things are about to get technical folks...
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:30:53 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/10/2013 5:31:23 PM
    Bottom line: hope this means better battery performance.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:31:31 PM
    Federighi going over how various tasks can slog down a CPU and murder your battery. New system brings down CPU activity by 72 percent, Federighi offers. Now "compressed memory."
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:32:23 PM
    But, will be be able to say what percentage of any potential battery life improvements come from "app nap" and what comes from, say...Haswell CPUs?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:32:28 PM
    Federighi explains that you have active and inactive memory, and it's a constant juggle. The new system can compress inactive memory to free up space for open memory. This makes things like opening docs, or reopening an application speed up.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:32:46 PM
    Next: Safari.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:33:14 PM
    Safari gets a single clap. To be fair, not intended as an applause line.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:33:22 PM
    New home page with "top sites" that includes bookmarks, reading list and "shared links"
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:33:44 PM
    With reading list, you can now just keep scrolling and at the end of an article it hops to the next.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:34:16 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:34:22 PM
    New alphabet soup of Safari improvement specs: Nitro Tiered JIT, Nitro Fast Start, Process per Tab, shared memory rescue cache, Power Saver, Background tab optimization
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:34:50 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:35:05 PM
    All this means faster Javascript and better memory usage. "More tabs and do more on your system," Federighi offers. Now runs under less CPU energy too. So here we go for a demo of all that.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:35:14 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:35:47 PM
    Federighi fires up Mail app, which has about 1,000 messages in the inbox. He says it's nice and buttery, "glassy smooth," "Super fast"
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:35:52 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:36:29 PM
    So we open up a link from there and now we're in Safari, which has improved scrolling, Federighi says. This is right next to a power meter to show what the CPU's doing while he's got a page opened.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:36:58 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:37:24 PM
    New App Nap feature keeps an eye on what else is going on in your system. So Federighi shows what happens when you have Safari open then bring up iTunes. All the while, the CPU meter keeps from spiking.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:37:25 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:50:24 PM
    And that's it for OS X Mavericks, it seems. There's a preview of it for developers today.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:50:38 PM
    For everyone else, we'll get it this fall, says Federighi.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:50:52 PM
    Ok, Mac hardware time.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:50:53 PM
    Apple's Phil Schiller takes to the stage now to tell us about the Mac, which probably means new hardware.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:50:56 PM
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