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CNET's WWDC 2012 live blog

CNET brings you live news from Apple's 2012 annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event starts at 10 a.m. PT. Join us early for full coverage.

  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:38:47 PM
    A barricade pole fell over right at the entrance, sending several eager attendees stumbling. No outright falls, but close.
  • charles.cooper 6/11/2012 4:39:15 PM
    Scanning the pages this morning and you'd be excused for missing Microsoft's TechEd confab which started in Orlando. Time was when TechEd mattered. It still does, to be fair, but the buzz is now all about the goings-on at the Moscone Center this week. Unless Steve Ballmer decides to strip down to his skivvies and do a hyperactive rendition of the 'Macarena.'
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:39:24 PM
    We also saw someone hurdle a row of seats. Risk vs. rewards is pretty low there.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:40:01 PM
    And after that, Josh and I literally saw people running towards seats. Seems to plenty of room, though. Just saying.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:40:20 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:40:35 PM
    Interesting setup here this morning, by the way. Instead of the usual blue curtains in the back, it's just flat black.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:40:35 PM
    I'd say the crowd is better dressed than your typical E3 press conference, but just as eager...
  • Roger Cheng 6/11/2012 4:41:56 PM
    Okay, with the Josh and Dan on the live blog, that'll be my cue to log off and get ready on my end.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:42:00 PM

    Filled in fast.

  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:43:16 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:44:52 PM
    Josh just jogged off to do a live call-in interview. Good luck with all the loud music blaring.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:45:07 PM
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:47:59 PM

    I was just told "Grab a seat, we're going to start soon."

  • Nicholas Zahn 6/11/2012 4:50:57 PM
    Gosh Josh, stop being a trouble maker and get off the phone.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:51:06 PM
    More music, lots of Apple guys in orange shirts standing guard.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:51:28 PM
    I mistook one of them for a prison inmate.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:51:30 PM
    Security here feels much heavier than when I was at Apple campus for the last MacBook Air event in 2010.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:52:09 PM
    @dan.ackerman Did you have to go through the body scanner on the way into the bathroom too? That was awkward.
  • CurtisB 6/11/2012 4:55:25 PM
    @JoshLowensohn: I wasn't aware that Apple was making the new full body "iScanners" for airports now... :-)
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:55:51 PM
    I chose the patdown... make them suffer, too.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:56:15 PM
    Warning -- switch devices to "silent" mode, says the booming PA system.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:56:29 PM
    And it got reeeeealllll quiet. Then the Coldplay came on....
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:56:56 PM
    You know you're at an Apple event, when there's Coldplay.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:57:42 PM
    People asking about the runtime of this thing: Not sure, but it's probably going to be about 1 hr 45 mins. I'd grab a snack.
  • skulbuny 6/11/2012 4:58:36 PM
    What Coldplay song? I'm going to guess Charlie Brown or Paradise.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 4:58:59 PM
    @skulbuny It's Paradise off their latest album. Thanks Shazam.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 4:59:12 PM
    @skulbunny I feel like I hear these songs all the time, but I don't know what any of them are called.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 4:59:39 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:00:23 PM
    Lights dimming. Here we go folks.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:00:40 PM
    And it's video time.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 5:00:52 PM

    Lights going down!

  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:00:53 PM
    We're seeing Siri, saying, "Hello, welcome to WWDC. I'm Siri, your virtual assistant. Today I was asked to warm up the crowd."
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 5:01:03 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:01:23 PM
    Tells a joke, and is intermixing Siri features into the standup. "How many devs. does it take to change a lightbulb. None, that's a hardware problem."
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 5:01:25 PM
    She's telling jokes, and hitting a virtual drum rim shots.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 5:01:39 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:01:52 PM
    Hey any of you guys been working with Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 5:02:12 PM
    "I found $2 Sake bombs at a place close to you."
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 5:02:18 PM
    I've always thought I needed a personal rimshot app, so people know when I'm telling a joke...
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 5:02:26 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:23:11 PM
    So, you enter your FB info once, and you can post from websites and apps easily.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:23:32 PM
    Similar to how Twitter works. Facebook can also get updated via voice/Siri.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:23:34 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:24:04 PM
    But wait, there's more. It's also integrated with the App Store. So now you can "like" apps and see apps your friends have liked. Also works with TV shows and movies.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:24:12 PM
    I wonder how many privacy issues will pop up from people posting everything iOS->FB without realizing they may have.
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