CNET's Apple WWDC 2013 live blog | CNET

CNET's Apple WWDC 2013 live blog

Join CNET for live coverage of Apple's keynote from its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:51:09 PM
    MacBook Air is first up -- but will it get a higher-res screen?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:51:32 PM
    Let's start off with the MacBook Air. "What is the future of the notebook?" Schiller says of the MacBook Air. New line being updated today. These have the most important feature: all-day battery life.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:51:42 PM
    Promises "all-day" battery life. Haswell, of course.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:52:07 PM
    In our initial tests on Haswell windows laptops, we've gotten excellent battery life.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:52:09 PM
    New machine runs on 4th gen Intel "Haswell" chips. Up to 40% faster graphics, and also has better power management.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:52:17 PM
    Can wake up in 1 second, and run on standby for 30 days.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:52:35 PM

    Schiller promises "all-day" batter life in MacBook Air.

  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:52:44 PM
    11-inch goes from 5 hours to 9 hours. The 13-inch goes from 7 hours up to 12 hours.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:53:01 PM
    You can now watch almost the entire trilogy of lord of the rings, Schiller says.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:53:16 PM
    Also now rocking 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is 3x faster than N.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:53:18 PM
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:53:38 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:53:57 PM
    So now we need new routers: New Airport base stations. New designs. First up AirPort Extreme, which has an all new form factor. From across the room it looks like a paper towel roll.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:54:14 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:54:21 PM
    11-inch 128GB - $999, 256 - $1199
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:54:27 PM
    These new models start shipping today
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:54:49 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:54:59 PM
    These devices meet up with Energy Star 5.2, EPEAT Gold, and a bunch of other environmental specs.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:55:22 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:55:27 PM
    We're getting a "sneak peek" of something Apple's working on.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:55:37 PM
    And it's the Mac Pro, which gets a big applause.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:55:49 PM
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:56:12 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:56:16 PM
    Our most advanced users want to get their hands on the fastest and most expandable, Schiller says. "Like with the MacBook Air, our engineering team has thought about the technology today and what would be possible with a new Mac desktop."
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:56:24 PM
    Sounds like something that won't come out immediately.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:56:25 PM
    This is "the future of the pro desktop," Schiller says.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:56:33 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:56:56 PM
    And we're rolling a video of this thing. With lots of rumbling.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:57:23 PM
    this is like the PS4 teaser video.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:57:49 PM
    Slow pans over this product. Looks like it big cylinder.
  • dan.ackerman 6/10/2013 5:57:52 PM
    Nice, looks like a big cylinder.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:58:02 PM
    "Can't innovate anymore my ass," Schiller quips.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:58:09 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:58:18 PM
    We've got a breakout of the inside of the machine, which is getting tons and tons of applause.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Processor, GPU, storage, all build around a new thermal core. Inside is Intel Xeon chips. Can fit up to 12 cores in there. This is 2x the performance. Also using ECC RAM.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:59:07 PM
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 5:59:12 PM
  • Carrie Mihalcik 6/10/2013 5:59:28 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 5:59:34 PM
    Double the performance vs. existing model, Schiller says. It's also using PCIe flash storage. It's 2.5x faster than current NAND flash, and 10x the speed of any notebook hard drive.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 6:00:17 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 6:00:24 PM
    Also sports Thunderbolt 2, which has 20GBps throughput and is backwards compatible. This is the first machine with dual AMD FirePro graphics. 2.5x gfx performance as previous generation.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 6:00:36 PM
    Supports 4K displays out of the box.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 6:00:47 PM
    Up to three 4K displays on this thing.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/10/2013 6:01:08 PM
    Apple's working on a new version of Final Cut X just to handle all this, Schiller says.
  • James Martin 6/10/2013 6:01:11 PM
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