With Apple’s WWDC keynote kicking off just hours away, the rumors continue to swirl. Stay tuned to this article as we continue to follow the latest developments and rumors as we count down the hours until the big show.
WWDC: How to watch
You can watch the WWDC keynote using the TV app on your Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or Mac, or by visiting the Apple Events page in Safari. Or you can watch the event on YouTube below.
WWDC: live updates
12:58 p.m. ET: damn good Pt. 2 of Audry Nuna and DJ Snake plays
1 p.m. ET: Tim Cook began the keynote with “a big day of announcements about our technologies and platforms.”
1:05 p.m.: Tim talks about Apple’s development initiatives around the world. A “huge week ahead of us”.
1:05 p.m.: Craig Federighi takes us downstairs to talk about iOS 16. New intelligence, sharing, and communication features.
1:06 p.m.: ALL NEW LOCK SCREEN
1:08 p.m.: Choose photos, fonts, colors, widgets
1:10 p.m.: Notifications come from the bottom, live activities will offer “compact and visible updates”
1:12 p.m.: Focus filters allow you to achieve granularity with focus modes
1:13 p.m.: Editing posts!! Messages Undo Send!!
1:15 p.m.: SharePlay in messages
1:15 p.m.: On-device dictation allows you to “seamlessly transition from voice to touch.” The keyboard remains open, allowing you to edit without leaving the dictation interface
1:17 p.m.: Live text comes over video. Pause a video and enter text from any frame.
1:20 p.m.: Wallet: share keys with other users on iOS and (coming soon) on Android
1:21 p.m.: Apple Tap to Pay is coming this month. Apple Pay Later lets you split the cost of everything you buy into four payments with no interest or fees
1:22 p.m.: Apple Pay order tracking coming soon
1:23 p.m.: Maps hop-on hop-off routes, adds extra stops while driving with Siri in CarPlay
1:26 p.m.: Follow teams and leagues in the new Apple News My Sports tab
WWDC: Last Minute Rumors
The Apple Store is down: as usual, Apple has closed its online store in anticipation of today’s keynote. The message is different – instead of “Be right back”, with an Apple logo, there is a WWDC image, with the title “Developing news”. Underneath it says “We are making updates to the Apple Store. Check back after the event, stream on apple.com or on the Apple TV app. Please note that this is the first time since 2017, when Apple removed the Apple Online Store during a WWDC keynote. That year, the HomePod and iMac Pro were revealed but didn’t ship until much later .
Macbook Air: Mark Gurman and Ming Chi Kuo agree that Apple plans to debut a redesigned MacBook Air at WWDC. However, it may not come in the variety of colors we expected. Gurman says rumors of a range of new colors are “probably overblown” and Kuo says the new laptop will come in “three standard color options (Silver, Space Gray, Gold), plus [probably] a new color.
Adding more fuel to the rumour, a listing for a 14-inch MacBook Air with an M2 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage has been discovered at B&H Photo. However, a Tweeter by Shawn C. Steiner, who identifies himself as a senior director of web creative content at B&H, says that B&H has already made product listings that are “rumor-based guesses” (more on that in a bit) , and that could be what is happening here and with the…
13-inch MacBook Pro: Gurman says the 13-inch MacBook Pro schedule was “rejected” due to supply shortages and will likely launch in the fall. 9to5Mac also uncovered a listing at B&H Photo for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor, but again, that’s likely a B&H guess based on rumors.
Mac mini tower: Another B&H Photo listing, this one for a Mac mini tower with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and an M1 Pro processor. A B&H representative says this list was made as a guess for “the last event” and was never removed from the site.
Mac mini M2: Another “guess” listing from B&H Photo that never got taken down, this one is an M2 Mac mini with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Mac Pro: Ian Zelbo, the artist responsible for Front Page Tech’s Apple concept artwork, believes that B&H also announced the imminent release of an Apple Silicon Mac Pro by labeling the current model as “Item Discontinued.” (We haven’t been able to corroborate that, though. All of the Mac Pro models we can see there appear to be available for purchase, with expected delivery ranging from two to eight weeks.)
Zelbo also claims that Apple has set its Mac Pro intro video on YouTube to private mode, which could be another hint for a new Mac Pro.
AR headset: While there was some hope that Apple would offer a preview of its upcoming AR headset, reports now indicate it’s unlikely to make an appearance at the event.
watch OS 9: MyHealthyApple spotted an FDA 501(K) filing that points to a new Apple Watch feature that lets users see a history of their atrial fibrillation readings.