Last minute leaks suggest Apple will discuss CarPlay, WebKit at WWDC keynote

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in General Discussion edited June 2014
With just hours to go before Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, two of the company's talking points may have been revealed after new Apple code appeared in the open-source WebKit project and cars were spotted on display in the Moscone Center.




A number of vehicles -- one of which is Ferrari's FF -- have been spotted stationed in various locations around the conference floor. That likely points to a focus on CarPlay, Apple's new iPhone-powered "infotainment" solution.

CarPlay was officially announced by Apple at the Geneva Motor Show in April as a rebranding of the "iOS in the Car" functionality unveiled by the company at the 2013 WWDC. The new vehicle infotainment system will display iPhone maps and play music from a vehicle's dashboard, and even features an advanced, contextually aware artificial intelligence system aims to assist users while they drive.

In addition to aftermarket units, CarPlay support will be built in to new select 2014 vehicles from Volvo, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Hyundai, and Ferrari. Future partners include Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Kia, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.




Additionally, a number of classes that seem to point to an impending overhaul of the WebView functionality in iOS and OS X were added to WebKit's GitHub repository Monday morning. The changes were checked in by Apple WebKit developer Geoffrey Garen, and were first highlighted on Twitter by developer Conrad Kramer.

A portion of the new WebKit code added early Monday
A portion of the new WebKit code added early Monday


WebKit is an Apple-supported open source project that forms the basis of the Safari web browser. The new classes appear to reference OS X 10.10 and iOS 8.0, which Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC, though there is little additional information about what changes may be in store.

Some have speculated that Apple may bring WebGL to the next version of mobile Safari, allowing developers to build more immersive web-based applications, including games. The company might also broaden iOS support for WebKit's Nitro JavaScript framework.



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  • Reply 1 of 24
    There it is in source code: version 10.10.
  • Reply 2 of 24
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    That will surely save WWDC 2014 from being the most boring WWDC ever!

    /sarcasm
  • Reply 3 of 24
    cash907cash907 Posts: 893member
    And maybe smart watches too? Probably not since they'd most likely launch something like that with the next iPhone in the fall, but it's still nice to dream eh? Love my Pebble Steel, but something that was smaller and better integrated with my iPhone like the Gear line does with Android phones would be awesome. You don't realize how handy it is getting text and other info on your wrist without having to pull your phone out during meetings or social settings until you've lived with that ability for a bit. Would love to see what Apple could do with that functionality.
  • Reply 4 of 24
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    There it is in source code: version 10.10.

    The BGR has some blurry photos of the 10.10 screen shots. It appears to be flat, translucent, etc. The icons are still traditional although the dock is no longer 3D.

  • Reply 5 of 24
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member

    Apple puts a Ferrari in Moscone West.

    People assume it’s about CarPlay integration.

    Tim Cook announces the Apple Jonathan, Apple’s own car, built in conjunction with Tesla.

    Tires that don’t use air, so they can’t go flat.

    Electric, of course, but with Apple battery tech so it can go 600 miles on a charge.

    Recharges to 80% in an hour.

    Completely integrated with iOS devices.

    And your house.

    Introducing the Apple Pippin: modifications to your home to control all appliances from anywhere.

  • Reply 6 of 24
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Apple puts a Ferrari in Moscone West.

    People assume it’s about CarPlay integration.

    Tim Cook announces the Apple Jonathan, Apple’s own car, built in conjunction with Tesla.

    Tires that don’t use air, so they can’t go flat.

    Electric, of course, but with Apple battery tech so it can go 600 miles on a charge.

    Recharges to 80% in an hour.

    Completely integrated with iOS devices.

    And your house.

    Introducing the Apple Pippin: modifications to your home to control all appliances from anywhere.


    Wasn't the Pippin their failed video game console 20 years ago?

  • Reply 7 of 24
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    mstone wrote: »
    The BGR has some blurry photos of the 10.10 screen shots. It appears to be flat, translucent, etc. The icons are still traditional although the dock is no longer 3D.
    I'm hearing those screen shots are fake. I tend to believe it because Mark Gurman says he had these leaked images a couple months ago yet he never published them on 9to5Mac. I don't think it would be difficult to fake an OSX screen that has an iOS 7 look to it.
  • Reply 8 of 24
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

    This page has officially crippled AI servers.

    You don't have the bandwidth for those large images.

    There are only 350 users online at the moment too.

     

    Reboot in 3,2,1

  • Reply 9 of 24
    harry wildharry wild Posts: 541member
    Boring!
  • Reply 10 of 24
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,112member
    Wasn't the Pippin their failed video game console 20 years ago?

    It's back, baby! ????
  • Reply 11 of 24
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,566member

    Really, in the keynote?  Can't see it.  There is plenty that goes on at WWDC that doesn't get included in the keynote, and I would expect improvements to WebKit and stuff about CarPlay to end up a few rungs down in one of the sessions.

  • Reply 12 of 24

    There's only one colour for a Ferrari:

     

    RED

  • Reply 13 of 24
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    In addition to aftermarket units, CarPlay support will be built in to new select 2014 vehicles from Volvo, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Hyundai, and Ferrari. Future partners include Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Kia, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.

    It would be easier just to write, "Everyone but VW Group and Tesla are supporting CarPlay."

    There it is in source code: version 10.10.

    It's amazing how much time is wasting dealing with the people that can't separate a period used a decimal point and a period used as a separator between alphanumerics.
  • Reply 14 of 24
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Tires that don’t use air, so they can’t go flat.


     

    Typical Apple.  Completely unoriginal and stolen ideas.  Charles Goodyear created the vulcanized rubber tires that didn't use air back in 1844.

  • Reply 15 of 24
    512ke512ke Posts: 774member
    Car play = boring old news
  • Reply 16 of 24
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,195member
    I don't doubt that Apple will mention CarPlay as it is a major initiative. But it will only be a focus in regards to the 'review' side of things. They have the cars there to visually promote the idea that CarPlay isn't just in dowdy Eco-cars etc
  • Reply 17 of 24
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    In addition to aftermarket units, CarPlay support will be built in to new select 2014 vehicles from Volvo, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Hyundai, and Ferrari. Future partners include Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Kia, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.




    It would be easier just to write, "Everyone but VW Group and Tesla are supporting CarPlay."

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    There it is in source code: version 10.10.




    It's amazing how much time is wasting dealing with the people that can't separate a period used a decimal point and a period used as a separator between alphanumerics.

    True about CarPlay.

     

    I agree: it's so annoying dealing with people who seem to think that 10.10 is the same as 10.1 and could therefore cause confusion with Puma because a full stop is exactly the same in appearance as a decimal point... ????

  • Reply 18 of 24
    gustavgustav Posts: 820member
    Uhm%u2026 do you really think they're going to use keynote time on WebKit just because the nightly build now supports 10.10? C'mon people, show some perspective.
  • Reply 19 of 24

    Boring???

     

    What I finally realized is that some of you posters are on AI too much! THAT is boring to me.

     

    You don't seem to realize that Apple is a COMPANY not a personal system to gratify just you. Some of you are not fanboys, you are nothing but complainers. If you read other comments besides your own, you quickly realize not everyone "feels" the same as you.

     

    Get some air, stay off of here for a week or two or nothing will EVER satisfy you. Why do you even come on here? Hoping Tim Cook will read just YOUR comments? What a bunch of babies.

  • Reply 20 of 24
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    gustav wrote: »
    Uhm, do you really think they're going to use keynote time on WebKit just because the nightly build now supports 10.10? C'mon people, show some perspective.

    If there is a new engine that is exceptionally fast they may. I believe they've done such comparisons in the past.
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