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AppleInsider will be providing live coverage of Apple's keynote presentation from the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

Up-to-the-second coverage will be available when the event begins at this link at live.appleinsider.com. There is no need to reload the page, as ScribbleLive will automatically update throughout the event.

The main focus of this year's event is expected to be iOS 6, which Apple revealed last week will be unveiled at this year's conference in San Francisco. The next major update to Apple's mobile operating system will be available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

One of the biggest features of iOS 6 is expected to be a new Maps application built in to the software. The updated mapping solution is believed to replace data from Google with Apple's own software and data developed in-house.

Apple is also expected to provide updates to iCloud, its cloud-based service that launched late last year. Recent leaks have suggested that Apple plans to add Notes and Reminders as well as banner notifications to its iCloud website.

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On the hardware front, Apple is also prepared to introduce a number of new Macs powered by Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors. AppleInsider last week revealed a leaked list of part numbers that suggest the company will revamp nearly its entire Mac lineup.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will introduce a new MacBook series that it intends to replace the MacBook Pro brand by 2013. The new MacBook is expected to be thinner and lighter than the MacBook Pro, but will offer the same performance, without a built-in optical drive.

Recent rumors have also suggested that Apple will update its all-in-one iMac desktop, along with the high-end Mac Pro, with newer and faster hardware in the near future, likely at this week's WWDC.

This year's conference is also noteworthy because it is the first to be held since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs late last year. At the 2011 WWDC keynote, Jobs helped to introduce iOS 5, OS X 10.7 Lion, and iCloud.
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It's that time again, would love you to have been here Steve!  All the best to Tim and team Apple and our fantastic developers.

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Is AppleInsider actually at WWDC blogging from the keynote, or are they just reading other live blogs and posting summaries of what they read?
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The Store is down.

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The Store is down.

That should goose the stock when trading opens in a couple minutes.

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Awesome. Here we go. In a few short hours we get to:

 

  • debunk all of the silly rumours and analyst claptrap
  • Listen to everyone whine and complain about how whatever Apple talks about and shows off is "not good enough" and "lame" and "where is the (insert silly feature here) @#$^*^*$!!!".

 

Bring it on.

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Oh boy, I can hardly wait for 20 minutes of text updates about facebook integration!  "And you can share pictures too!" 

 

I appreciate that you guys go to the effort to do this and all, but Apple loves to drag out the most inconsequential features sometimes.

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Reposting for posterity:

 

Do you have any idea of the amount of entitled whining we're going to have to deal with on the forums come Monday when Apple doesn't release a brand new model of every computer they sell, plus retina displays for all of them, plus a new AirPort family in 802.11ac, plus a Thunderbolt SuperDrive, plus iOS 6 with their own Maps and spoken, automatically updating turn-by-turn, plus Facebook integration, plus a new design for the OS, plus Siri for the iPad, plus an Apple TV development suite for regular developers (because they don't deserve it at all; it should go to content creators only), plus a brand new, never before seen app called "Organize" or some such, plus an iDisk replacement, plus a Gallery replacement, plus Mountain Lion "fixing" everything that was broken in Lion, plus Siri on OS X, plus voice dictation for writing documents, plus Maps for OS X, plus Aperture 4, plus iWork '12, plus iLife '12, PLUS… 

 

We don't need to pile "sixth iPhone" or "Apple HDTV" on top of that. lol.gif

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The Mac Pro specs on 9to5mac are so strange, and yet they're standing by them. They seem more like xMac specs than workstation specs.

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Wow. 2012 and we can't get live steaming? No, we have to wait a week as Apple is to cheap to build enough servers or to paranoid to let you Download it so others can host it, Nope again, we have to wait and sit at least a week before the QuickTime hog allows us to actually see it!!!!!

Do they really think by keeping in Apples websit that we are going to browse the store? Great even more bandwidth used. I ussed to get to get excited back in the day, pre iPhone barking dogs, baby strollers and more than 90% of the customer base was in the entertainment biz and you could watch it in a few hours.


Its a shame really how apple pays little attn to Pro users.
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Oh boy, I can hardly wait for 20 minutes of text updates about facebook integration!  "And you can share pictures too!" 

 

I appreciate that you guys go to the effort to do this and all, but Apple loves to drag out the most inconsequential features sometimes.

 

I get this feeling whenever Scott Forstall comes up to talk iOS too, their presentation here feels like it's never going to end and often not much we haven't heard about before.

 

I hope there is good coverage of new Macs and Mountain Lion, then a little iOS.

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Wow. 2012 and we can't get live steaming? No, we have to wait a week as Apple is to cheap to build enough servers or to paranoid to let you Download it so others can host it, Nope again, we have to wait and sit at least a week before the QuickTime hog allows us to actually see it!!!!!

What are you talking about? The keynote is usually up within 12 hours. It's only the other WWDC sessions that take several weeks to appear.

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I hope there is good coverage of new Macs and Mountain Lion, then a little iOS.

 

Apple Computer Inc. —> Apple Inc.

 

Yeah right.

 

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Wow. 2012 and we can't get live steaming? No, we have to wait a week… 
 

Four hours.

 

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Do they really think by keeping in Apples websit that we are going to browse the store?

 

Yes. Because absolutely no one else but us knows or cares about what's going on. We're the minority.

 

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Its a shame really how apple pays little attn to Pro users.

 

I fail to see how demanding a live video stream makes you a "pro user" in any way. lol.gif

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I just noticed the Apple Store is offline.

 

Anxiously awaiting the new MacBooks.

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There's only 2 things I want from this keynote: a new iMac, and Xcode 4.4 release. The rest is just for entertainment value.

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There's only 2 things I want from this keynote: a new iMac, and Xcode 4.4 release. The rest is just for entertainment value.

 

Doesn't look like you're getting an iMac. At least, if you buy 9to5Mac's released specs.

 

But good on you for having a realistic outlook!

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Doesn't look like you're getting an iMac. At least, if you buy 9to5Mac's released specs.

 

But good on you for having a realistic outlook!

I haven't given up on the iMac yet. Still hoping for Ivy Bridge with Radeon 7970M or 7950M.

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Is it rare for Apple to announce hardware at the WWDC? I haven't seen many of these. Isn't the purpose of the WWDC to focus on getting their developers to create more things for Apple products and teach them about the latest software?

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There's only 2 things I want from this keynote: a new iMac, and Xcode 4.4 release. The rest is just for entertainment value.

Yes, that's about right, although, unlike you, I'd be happy with a revised iMac with the BTO option at least untlising 8G RAM and 2T HDD or Flash/HDD hybrid.

 

However, judging by other apple rumour sites, we now have new revised and highly expensive SSD-only Macbook's - Apple's progress is very expensive indeed and it seems its prices are now aimed at the One Percenters rather than the hard pressed consumer in Europe and the USA.

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My predictions for iOS 6:

 

- New Maps interface, fully integrated with Siri. Will include features like multi-waypoint routing (shortest route), crowd sourced traffic, 3D enabled, turn by turn directions, etc. Core Location API upgraded to include full support for all Maps functionality, so that this can be easily integrated in 3rd Party Apps.

 

- Siri moves out of Beta, supported on all iOS platforms - including iPad and Apple TV. API support to integrate Siri with third party applications. Apple announces tie-ups to integrate 2-3 major services - travel bookings, stock trading, etc., to be fully integrated into Siri. Apple announces Siri extensions architecture - similar to functionality in Mac OS Dashboard. More languages supported, and more features in more geographies. Siri to offer context aware and intelligent translation into any supported language (as opposed to dumb word by word/phrase by phrase translation done currently by tools like Google Translate). Siri migrates to the new Core Location API, using the new Maps data.

 

- NFC Support, including micro payments billed to your Apple ID. Buy bus/metro tickets, stuff from vending machines, etc., just by swiping your phone. Biometric safety mechanisms, with ability to remotely set/remove spending limits. Apple offers consolidated billing, to optimize credit card fees. With this move, Apple entrenches itself as the world's largest Micro payments processor, and sets the stage for an eventual move into the Finance space.

 

- Apple TV migrated to mainstream iOS platform - with full support for Apps, including Third Party Apps.

 

- AirPlay upgraded to support all OS functionality - not just media and specific apps coded to support AirPlay.

 

- Apple announces significant integration with Facebook, at the OS level. Share, literally from any App. Facebook becomes Apple's new App Discovery mechanism, integrated with the recent Facebook Apps announcement. Apple retires Ping, and embraces Facebook as its social solution. Special "tick" gestures to "Like" any app, page, etc, and post instantly on Facebook. Full integration of Contacts with Facebook - so if one of your Contacts changes their contact information in Facebook, it will reflect instantly in your iOS Contacts as well.

 

- Major changes around iAd - should likely be integrated at the OS level itself - so that apps need not package iAd libraries with each app. Signicant changes to improve privacy of users, UUID becomes obsolete and unusable in iOS6. Apple gets serious about iAd, announces measures to enhance popularity of iAd amongst developers. Possibly even announce "Listing fees" for free apps that use ad networks other than iAd. If developer makes money from the App through ads, why should Apple bear the cost of hosting the App, the bandwidth, etc, when it is not making any cut on the Ad revenue?

 

- Extension of current Spotlight functionality to include Web Search as well, through multiple Search Engines - with all ads filtered out. Can only be used with Search Engines that agree to cut out ads - possibly pushing Google to make a very tough choice! Microsoft Bing happily will comply with this restriction. Will be the best way for Apple to put a knife into Google's Advertising revenue.

 

- Apple takes a few more potshots at Google's Advertising revenue. Safari 6 to have option to "Default" to Reader, whenever Reader gets enabled on a page. So user might never see the extraneous content on the page.

 

In all, iOS6 will have several features that will end up hurting Google significantly over time. Google will regret the day it decided to pursue Android, and spoil its great relationship with Apple. Almost 80% of Google's mobile revenues are generated via iOS - and Apple's measures in iOS6 will impact Google massively on those revenues. The last 4 features - Facebook (Google's enemy is Apple's friend), iAd (Mobile App advertising revenues), Spotlight, (Web Search Revenues), Reader (Web Display Ad Revenues) will hit Google where it hurts the most.


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Is it rare for Apple to announce hardware at the WWDC?

 

Look at the last six years and it's rare for them to not.

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Let me be the first to post...  "Steve would have never done it this way..."       and  "Tim Cook is sure no Steve Jobs"

 

Just like every Apple announcement there will be some rumors that were true or close to true, some that were way off mark, and then some stuff that Apple will announce that no one thought of.

 

Mostly there will be comments from a lot of clueless idiots who will whine about why Apple did not release the product that exactly meets their dream specs.

 

And then there will be some clowns who will claim  "this is exactly what I predicted"  even though they only vaguely repeated some rumors they had heard.

 

To sum up - at the end of the day there will be a lot of posts by Apple fan bois and Apple haters that will make you want to beat those posters to death with a baseball bat.

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Well I got my Xcode update (2 actually) but not a new iMac. Sigh, more waiting.

 

I get the feeling Apple is herding us all towards MBP with external monitor.

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