Yesterday's WWDC Keynote is available for watching on Apple's website and also on AppleTV. It's about 2 hours long but can be watched in chapters.
Apple announced: The new 15‑inch MacBook Air with M2, Mac Studio with M2 Max and M2 Ultra, and Mac Pro with M2 Ultra. And previews of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and watchOS 10. Oh, and `One More Thing': Apple Vision Pro.
Apple also released a video summary of the Keynote announcements in 2 mins:
Apple's WWDC 2023 Highlights page from their Newsroom.
Macrumors also made a summary video (12 mins):
Apple Vision Pro
The big announcement (roughly the last 45 minutes of the Keynote) was Apple Vision Pro and the introduction to the `era of spatial computing'. It's well worth watching the last 45 minutes of Apple's Keynote presentation (above) before reading news summaries & commentary from third parties.
Apple's brief intro (9 mins), chapterized, released after the Keynote:
Apple Vision Pro, on Apple's webpage.
Joanna Stern gives her very first impressions of the Apple Vision Pro from the display area after the Keynote:
Loved the meditation opening and closing.— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) June 6, 2023
“Apple Vision Pro is a new kind of computer hat seamlessly blends the real world and the digital world” pic.twitter.com/PWIBRiseAS— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) June 5, 2023
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted yesterday:
I would guess that the Zeiss prescription lenses for the Vision Pro will be at least $300-600 a pair, unless Apple is eating part of the cost given the already high price of the headset itself.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 6, 2023
Marques Brownlee got try the new Apple Vision Pro and gives his impressions:
Seriously impressive hardware 👏 pic.twitter.com/hmvnBDSLj4— Jordi Bruin (@jordibruin) June 6, 2023
Apple has introduced Apple Vision Pro to developers with the expectation that they will innovate and create new ways to use it.
Developer Paul Hudson tweeted after the demos and display tests yesterday:
So, I tried Vision Pro, and no matter how good you think it is… it's better. Just astonishing immersion backed by mind-boggling audio fidelity, and the UI has been polished and polished until it's almost invisible. Zero friction; I was a confident user in minutes. #WWDC23— Paul Hudson (@twostraws) June 6, 2023
Nathan Gitter, human interface designer at Apple, tweeted:
Always been a dream of mine to present at Apple's WWDC... and that dream is now a reality! Here it is: Principles of spatial design— Nathan Gitter (@nathangitter) June 6, 2023
Learn how to design spatially for Apple Vision Pro and visionOS #WWDC23
full video: https://t.co/XmvMi9MG5V pic.twitter.com/Pf5fVpFOIm
See the whole video here: Principles of spatial design, to get a sense of how Apple is guiding developers and eventually what we are likely to see coming in 2024.
Linda Dong, Designer at Apple also tweeted:
So you wanna learn how to design for Apple Vision Pro? 👀— Linda Dong 🍄 (@lindadong) June 6, 2023
We just dropped 3 must-watch #WWDC23 videos that go over it all
Principles of spatial designhttps://t.co/Z6IFqBRr0j
Design for spatial interfaceshttps://t.co/0JkklnGZlF
Design for spatial inputhttps://t.co/nmrVm73xcP pic.twitter.com/rLnz2fmsQE
and, of course:
The new Macbook Air with a 15-inch Liquid Retina display, with M2 chip, and up to 18 hours of battery life. Plus six speakers with Spatial Audio technology, a 1080p camera:
Apple's iOS 17 preview.
There are many updates to iOS 17 and we will surely find out many more over the coming weeks.
Macrumors has put together iOS 17 Overview
Apple introduced StandBy Mode Turns a Charging iPhone Into a Home Hub in iOS 17.
You Can Log Your Moods and Emotions in iOS 17.
Apple Promises to Dramatically Improve iPhone's Autocorrect in iOS 17.
Apple announced a new app: Journal with iOS 17. The developer of Day One says his app is being `Sherlocked.' (He is probably right.)
iOS 17 Photos App Recognizes Your Pets, reports Macrumors.
With iOS 17, Apple lets you share AirTags with friends and family.
The WSJ's Joanna Stern had been giving Apple a hard time last year, about it being `2022 and we still cannot get multiple timers set.` So in his presentation during the Keynote yesterday, Craig Federighi said something about amazing times we live in, and introduced multiple timers. Joanna Stern tweeted:
I have just had it confirmed by Apple:— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) June 5, 2023
iOS 17 WILL ALLOW FOR SETTING MULTIPLE TIMERS
We have done it everyone. Thank you for taking this journey with me.
What a time to be alive... pic.twitter.com/0OHA6sPNsm— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) June 5, 2023
Apple's iPadOS 17 preview.
iPadOS 17 drops support for these iPads.
tvOS 17 will let you use your iPhone to find your lost Siri remote.
Apple's tvOS 17 preview.
S/W and Smart Home updates
Shane Whatley offers a nice video summary:
AirPods s/w update
Apple also announced AirPods software updates with newly refined audio features.
New privacy & security features
Apple announced the latest privacy and security innovations, `including major updates to Safari Private Browsing, Communication Safety, and Lockdown Mode, as well as app privacy improvements. Additionally, Apple introduced new features designed with privacy and security at their core, including Check In, NameDrop, and Live Voicemail. These new efforts are the latest manifestation of Apple’s deeply held belief that privacy is a fundamental human right and that good privacy is built on a foundation of strong security.''
Apple announced that the App store celebrates 15 years and App Store developers generated $1.1 trillion last year (2022). `More than 90 percent of billings and sales accrued solely to developers, without any commission paid to Apple New study underscores the strength and resilience of the App Store ecosystem — with billings and sales facilitated by the App Store growing 29 percent year over year.`
June is Pride month
Apple Fitness+ celebrates Pride with a new Artist Spotlight featuring Madonna.
Apple released the Apple Watch Pride Edition with new watch bands and watch faces, plus an iPhone Wallpaper. The new watch face's dials change colors to match the color they are pointing to.
other iOS and Apple news
This Apple ad was released about 6 months ago but it's worth watching if you haven't seen it.
This is a genius ad by Apple. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/cNsA0MoOml— Mün The Shinobi (@MunTheShinobi) December 6, 2022
Apple announced the winners of the 2023 Design Awards.
2023 winners and finalists. The Apple Design Awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design.
Congratulations to the 2023 Apple Design Awards winners! Your best-in-class apps and games inspire and delight users from around the world. #WWDC23— App Store (@AppStore) June 6, 2023
Check out the winners: https://t.co/FRBCsAv94C pic.twitter.com/ensdsfbJnY
Luke Beard, CEO of Any Distance, one of the apps that won a Design Award yesterday tweeted:
Crying. pic.twitter.com/bqFu7cuNkV— Luke Beard (@LukesBeard) June 6, 2023
The WaPo recommends 23 podcasts and audiobooks to save for a long travel day.
tips & tricks
If you want to try out an app that offers a trial period but then automatically turns to a subscription and you don't want to forget and get charged automatically, fear not. Just subscribe, to initiate the trial, and then immediately cancel the subscription. This will still give you the free trial period but will apply the cancellation before the automated subscription payment kicks in.
gadgets & accessories
Parrot Pro: The Ultimate On-the-Go Smartphone Teleprompter, on Kickstarter. Smart idea.
Taylor Carrigan, Human Interface Designer at Apple, tweeted:
watchOS 10 is the most significant update for Apple Watch since its introduction. In “Meet watchOS 10”, I share an in-depth look at how we designed the new user interface and how you can use the same design principles to make great apps of your own. https://t.co/f8CPVlDc4B pic.twitter.com/oUSi92OBRF— Taylor Carrigan (@taylorcarrigan) June 6, 2023
privacy & security
Apple released a video on privacy and security of health data in the Health app:
next iPUG meeting
Our next iPUG meeting is on Tuesday, July 11. (The 1st Tuesday is July 4th. Happy Independence Day!)