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Many here, including myself, think that WWDC 2014 is shaping up to be fully whelmed.
Absolutely! A lot of people are unable to mange their expectations around here. Those are the people who thinks anything but a 'revolutionary' new iPhone is utterly underwhelming. Given what we have how a new iPhone can be revolutionary is beyond me.
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EXCLUSIVE! AppleInsider has posted photos of black tarps and doesn't know what's behind them.
BREAKING! There is signage beneath the tarps. AppleInsider has no information about these signs.

LOL. I love it!!!
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The new ii. Like a real pair of glasses.

 

Except that its called the iWatch (and folks thought it was going to be a real watch)

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post #44 of 70
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Maybe an Xcode 6 banner?

 

I doubt it. Xcode isn't exactly a new item in need of hiding. 

 

My guesses would be Healthbook, the home platform, perhaps something to do with the Apple TV. The latter I could see being hidden if they are mixing up the hardware in a major way. Like if that mockup of a space grey unit that looks similar the 5S was legit. I didn't like the white one cause that would reflect light in a darkened room, but the space grey with perhaps black glass edges for antennae reception could work. make it more or less the same size as the current but with a lot more space for preloading rentals, TV season passes etc. could be great 

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post #45 of 70
@tallest skii....I read that it's not unusual for them to cover banners!
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I'd love to see some of the nicer iOS 7 design cues migrate their way into OS X. I'm talking hyperlink-style buttons, outlined icons with the same visual weighting as text and generally elegant typography. The iCloud interface for Pages, Numbers and Keynote feel like the perfect blend of iOS 7 and OS X.

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Originally Posted by HeyBartender View Post
@tallest skii....I read that it's not unusual for them to cover banners!

 

Oh, I know. ;)

post #48 of 70
DED secretly hopes the covered banner will congratulate him on his articles and crown him King and Queen of this year's WWDC.

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post #49 of 70
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I'm not understanding what you're getting at. If I go to http://fortune.com/tech/ and click on any story it comes up blank. It sounds like they have a bug.


I had to disable Ghostery to get any content to appear in the /Apple folder.  There's a lengthy recap of Apple TV, posted today.

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The "exclusive" badge above this story is hilarious, for some reason. Don't think I've ever seen such a non-story exclusive. 

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The "exclusive" badge above this story is hilarious, for some reason. Don't think I've ever seen such a non-story exclusive. 

Only here! How else are you gonna get exclusivity?:p

post #52 of 70
I predict they will open the Apple TV dev kit to developers.
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I'm expecting a huge leap forward with iOS 8 tomorrow, with OSX catching up in terms of UI (depth, aesthetics, simplifying, and kinetics). I'm really excited to see what Apple has been working on with Maps (and iBeacons), but more than that I'm looking forward to a mobile payments announcement, and a massive expansion of iCloud with the ability to store items based on tags (An overhaul of the outdated metaphor of storing 'files' in specific locations is long overdue; makes much more sense to be able to access them by their qualities/purpose, rather than location). And of course, iOS for the home along with healthbook will set the stage for a very exciting iWatch announcement in the near future.

   

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post #54 of 70
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Happily, the Apple Insider banner is still around, and the victim is drblank. 😃

 

I seemed to have missed something, but I've noticed a lot of ribbing on drblank off late and I don't see any new posts from him.

 

Did something happen? Is he banned or has he just stopped posting?

post #55 of 70
What is currently missing:

- iOS -> insert address for meetings in calendar (with maps overlay such as in calendar for OSX)
- both OS: insert multiple destinations in maps (or stop over before final destination in maps)
- iOS for iPad: update miniature of web pages when swiping through applications with the currently open ones and not with the last page you visited before accessing miniature (open apple.com then swipe through applications and you'll see what you had previously and not Apple.com, hope I managed to explain it...)
- all OS: topographic view (all maps do have it) and not just flat and or satellite. Show me mountains, elevations etc etc. all apps that need that (trekking etc) rely on open maps or google maps
- open addresses in apple maps and not google maps. If I have an address on a webpage I searched for in Google, then it will open in on google maps in my browser. Why not let me touch and hold and ask "open in apple maps?"
- allow me to speak song titles with Siri in English if the song or the artists name is in English even if my language is set to Italian. I don't want to try to figure out the wrong pronunciation of the title in Italian just because Siri doesn't understand it otherwise
- when navigating in a place of a different language, speak the street names correctly in that language and not some weird translation in, for instance, Italian, of Sherman street name or an English one.
- iOS: access my PDFs from iCloud. Or, in general, give me a darn chance to have PDFs on my iPad without cumbersome steps. And, while at it, sync my PDF folders of iBooks across devices via iCloud (and access PDFs on iCloud.com)
- all OS: delete alerts when I opened them on one device.
- if all devices are close to each other then prompt audio alerts only on the last opened device (iPad, iPhone, Mac). Don't want to hear the "calendar concert" of three devices going "bing bing" all at the same time whenever I receive a message or it is time for my next meeting
-better photo management on iOS. Just one example: if I have the same pic on my streaming, camera roll and an album, then don't show it three times in my "all pictures". Stack them.
- aperture for iOS (cough cough). My iPad Air is almost as powerful as my MacBook Pro when I first installed aperture 3 (which in the meantime has become sooo old). Give us aperture 4 and aperture for iPad (you can use discount coupons on the App Store to cross sell them, you know). And an aperture viewer for iPhone. So you might even sell some more iPads as the iPhone will not be able to perform the same level of editing as the IPad.
- appletv with apps. We are "the rest of the world" and don't see any of the fancy new channels you added in the last couple of years, nor do we see iTunes Radio (unless we have a us account, but then no syncing of music unless we constantly switch accounts). Give us apps and half of it will be solved.
Give us games and we might even skip the next gen consoles for most of the games (rocksmith for me personally)
- all OS: location settings. When I arrive at the office don't only remind me of stuff, but change volume, background image etc etc
- iOS: multiple accounts. I understand you'd like to sell an iPad to each one of us, but we have to put money aside for the "best lineup of the last 25 years" (as well as other minor stuff like doctors, vacations, a new car, shoes, even food sometimes...)


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I know none will happen. But it's fun to think it might.
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Originally Posted by BestKeptSecret View Post
 

 

I seemed to have missed something, but I've noticed a lot of ribbing on drblank off late and I don't see any new posts from him.

 

Did something happen? Is he banned or has he just stopped posting?

 

He kept ragging on the Beats deal, then he kept insisting that the only reason Katie Cotton could have retired is that she was "disgusted" by the Beats Deal- as well as anyone else who has left Apple in the past several months- and when confronted about how ridiculous this assumption was, he stated that his "buddies at Apple" all corroborate his statements, basically lying his ass off. Lying about having sources inside Apple that magically agree with what he's saying, as well as his other racism-laced accusations is what probably got him banned. 

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He kept ragging on the Beats deal, then he kept insisting that the only reason Katie Cotton could have retired is that she was "disgusted" by the Beats Deal- as well as anyone else who has left Apple in the past several months- and when confronted about how ridiculous this assumption was, he stated that his "buddies at Apple" all corroborate his statements, basically lying his ass off. Lying about having sources inside Apple that magically agree with what he's saying, as well as his other racism-laced accusations is what probably got him banned. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

But Apple has NEVER covered its banners before. 1wink.gif

There most incredible cover up ever. They worked from the ground up to make sure it could be the best hidden they could make it. Hahaha....love it.
post #59 of 70
Might we see a new operating system?

A version of iOS optimised for accessories and Apple TV?

I'd like to see something like this, plus the Mac being brought into the iOS umbrella, so that you can write a universal app that is optimised for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
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post #60 of 70
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Might we see a new operating system?

A version of iOS optimised for accessories and Apple TV?

I'd like to see something like this, plus the Mac being brought into the iOS umbrella, so that you can write a universal app that is optimised for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
I think the only thing that's a for sure thing today is some people will hate the OSX redesign and the internet will be full of newly appointed UI design experts telling everyone all the things that are wrong with new design. 1smile.gif
post #61 of 70

There are quite a few industries that are ripe for the Apple touch.

 

Healthcare, Television, Cars, Home automation, Education, Gaming, are the six biggest things that spring to mind. These would allow Apple to become a more significant part of our everyday lives, in a high revenue sort of way. Of these Apple already has significant presence in Gaming, but still has ample room to grow.

 

At this point, Apple needs to go for maximum impact - Apple is now too big to be impacted by even a hugely successful product. Apple needs to go after totally new industries, and go after them in a big, all-in kind of way.

 

I expect that this WWDC will see Apple unveil initiatives in at least 3 if not more of these large scale areas, including dramatically expanded initiatives in existing operations.

 

I believe Apple is now at a point where it is not going to get any big benefit by just releasing a product like iWatch anymore. Even if iWatch sells in record numbers, it will just be a hobby for Apple.

 

The real story is not products - the real story is revolutionizing more industries. Apple will go for stickiness - where they make their products even more important, because of how seamlessly well they work with Apple's offerings in these industries. Today, Apple cannot sell too many smartphones to people who never owned a smartphone. That job has to be done by Android - Apple's game will be to create experiences that are so compelling, that people will want to upgrade to Apple.

 

All of Apple's competitors are busy trying to front-run Apple, trying to launch what they think is Apple's next big product!

post #62 of 70
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Well I certainly hope so, as its otherwise shaping up to be the single most underwhelming WWDC of all time if the rumors thus far are all of it.

I'm not worried, I suspect there will be lots of developer tools available to support new hardware. Yes I expect new hardware of some sort. Possibly an AppleTV on steroids to replace the Mini. Maybe a Mac Pro lite to fill the desktop void left by the departure of the Mini. I wouldn't be surprised to see new I devices too.
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I predict they will open the Apple TV dev kit to developers.

I hope so! Even if they announce the hardware (similar to Mac Pro)- and say it'll be an august release. Well- let's say July because we know they wait until the last possible day. 1biggrin.gif

I don't think they will, but if they announce big outside of the norm- I'd assume this would be it.


Maybe we'll se AC airport expresses. Been waiting for those.

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post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by PopinFRESH View Post
 

Nope, Just like this year a simple banner with just the X as well as a banner with just a 7 for iOS on a white doted background.

 

EDIT: Then they uncovered the OS X banner with the name on it.

 

 

-PopinFRESH

 

This reply obviously "won" this thread.  I will be surprised now if the exclusively hidden banners are anything other than the 2 banners already displayed plus some words to the left and right (such as "OS X Yosemite").

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Originally Posted by malax View Post

This reply obviously "won" this thread.  I will be surprised now if the exclusively hidden banners are anything other than the 2 banners already displayed plus some words to the left and right (such as "OS X Yosemite").

It was a good post because it was backed up with data and he did the work for us. But remember one of the blacked banners last year showed the new UI of iOS 7 so this year at least one of those posters is hiding a new look OS X, not just the same photo as downstairs. As for the rest probably one is just iOS 8, but there may be others. Don't lose hope !
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post #66 of 70
Apple wouldn't have to cover up their banners inside of their building if the invited press and developers would respect their Non Disclosure Agreements and not comment about anything except what Apple chooses to eventually make public in its Keynote, as they did in years gone by.

Later generations of developers and bloggers feel it's okay to post photos, video and comments about things they've all agreed to keep confidential, because they know a handful of blogging sites will publish the information on the Internet anyway and Apple seems to have stopped going after them lately.

Apple's able to avoid the negative backlash of going after developers and bloggers who breach their confidentiality simply by treating them the same as the general public. That's fine for bloggers and wanna-bes (who are no doubt the main leakers), but it's not fine for those who put all their money and credibility on the line for a project only to find Apple releasing a competitive version that Apple couldn't even "hint" about to people who signed Non Disclosure Agreements just three or six months earlier.
post #67 of 70
I fully expect an "EXCLUSIVE" article on what the revealed banners say. Otherwise, why did DED post this article?

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post #68 of 70
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Apple wouldn't have to cover up their banners inside of their building if the invited press and developers would respect their Non Disclosure Agreements and not comment about anything except what Apple chooses to eventually make public in its Keynote, as they did in years gone by.

Later generations of developers and bloggers feel it's okay to post photos, video and comments about things they've all agreed to keep confidential, because they know a handful of blogging sites will publish the information on the Internet anyway and Apple seems to have stopped going after them lately.

Apple's able to avoid the negative backlash of going after developers and bloggers who breach their confidentiality simply by treating them the same as the general public. That's fine for bloggers and wanna-bes (who are no doubt the main leakers), but it's not fine for those who put all their money and credibility on the line for a project only to find Apple releasing a competitive version that Apple couldn't even "hint" about to people who signed Non Disclosure Agreements just three or six months earlier.

 

Well, times have changed. Noone gives a **** about NDAs anymore, especially if they think they can get away with it. Unfortunately, most people have little respect for these things and would prefer to trade that for the attention of leaking something anonymously to blogs who will cover their asses. Either way Apple would be moronic to trust every one of the thousands of WWDC attendees to honor NDAs. 

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So where are the before and after pics?

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So where are the before and after pics?

DED lost interest.
It's not an "exclusive."

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