The OK event starts in 10 minutes we have just been told. I will quickly fill my drink can (Apple brand). Rehydrate people!
Here we are. Apple takes Covid precautions very seriously, so we all wear masks (made by Apple), even outside.
We are inside… or outside. maybe a little of both. #WWDC22 pic.twitter.com/4n7EPU2xkuJune 6, 2022
The space in front of the main screen fills up quickly. We have beautiful places, but this sun is INTENSE. My poor British complexion is suffering. Classic Brit, get out there and see Apple and moan about the weather.
We take our seats, and I’m here with Lance, our American editor!
Due to current Covid restrictions, this year’s WWDC event is rather different. It’s in person, but the actual keynote will be streamed live on large outdoor screens for attendees, hence why we’re all in the sunshine.
I just overheard someone seemingly official saying we’re about to start soon. Exciting! I really hope I don’t melt in this heat, though.
I received beautiful badges for attending! It’s zonte.
Apple Park is a very impressive complex in Cupertino, one of Steve Job’s final visions for the company. There are beautiful open spaces, inside trees and some of the biggest windows I have ever seen.
It is very impressive.
Thanks Gareth! I’m Matt Hanson, here to hopefully cover all the exciting Mac, macOS, and MacBook announcements, and as Gareth said, I’m currently sitting in the VERY hot sun at Apple Park, the stunning headquarters from Apple in California. I put on plenty of sunscreen in case anyone (especially my mom) reads this and gets worried.
Well, I’m done for now – I’m about to hand you the esteemed Matt Hanson, our Computing and Ents editor, who is currently sweltering in the Cupertino sun.
Thank you all, it’s been great!
OK everyone, we’re less than an hour away from the big event. The TechRadar team is here and starting to think about taking place… are you ready?
Honestly, I don’t understand. Why isn’t there already a Weather app on the iPad?
If the Weather app with its awesome rain animations comes to iPad and macOS today, I’ll be happy. #WWDC22June 6, 2022
While we’re on Twitter, here’s one from Lance Ulanoff, who will be taking over this blog live later today from deep within Cupertino itself.
Five years ago, Apple took a small chunk out of WWDC17 to showcase the HomePod. This device didn’t last but spawned the much more popular HomePod mini. Now is it time for the HomePod in between? #WWDC22 https://t.co/OxhZxsfKvFJune 6, 2022
To be one of the first to look and break the thing was amazing.
TIM COOK HORN! 🚨🚨🚨
He’s definitely awake, everyone. Chances are he will make it to the conference on time. #journalism
Developers unite! It’s gonna be a great day! #WWDC22 pic.twitter.com/OZvER1gIiNJune 6, 2022
If you’re one of ‘those’ people who want their iPad to look more like a laptop, then I’ve got good news for you: it’s likely we’ll see it become even more macOS-like this year.
This means, primarily, that you’ll be able to move and resize apps the same way Windows does, giving you more control over the real estate on your device.
This is an interesting decision from Apple. Although yes, making the iPad more Mac-like is a good thing (especially since more models have the high-end M1 chipset insidewhich makes them similar in power) on the smallest ipad mini screen, for example, this type of mobility could be a nightmare with less screen real estate to fumble with.
If that happens today, I suspect Apple will modify it for different screen sizes… let’s wait and see, but it could make your iPad Pro more laptop-like than ever.
I’ve been to this Apple event gig for many years now, and there’s almost something heartwarming about the Apple Store happening before a big event.
What this tells us is that, again, there will be an announcement that will affect the products on sale today – Apple doesn’t want you buying anything the same day only to find that it has was upgraded within 24 hours.
It doesn’t really tell us this a lot – I’m pretty sure there won’t be any new iPhone 14 to this event, but you can’t buy an iPhone 13 today – but it’s still interesting that Apple probably lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales to push its event.
I’m a semi-fan of the Apple Watch – I think it’s one of the best all-around smartwatches out there, but for something that’s been around for so many years, a pro version is sorely lacking.
It’s rumored that we might see this at the next Apple event in September, which would be mega – and hopefully watch OS 9 comes with some more great fitness ideas today.
Although I am, of course, super fit and wonderful and all, I admit there are better fitness experts – we have one to tell us the five things they wanted to see from watchOS 9so go see if you agree.
Let’s keep the Bad News Bear chat coming, shall we: it looks like we will be see new MacBook Air models today, but they won’t come in many new whimsical colors to get the creative juices flowing.
The widely held idea of the new MacBook Air coming in a range of “multiple colors” is probably overblown. Currently, it is available in space gray, silver, and gold. I wouldn’t expect more of these colors (although the new gold looks more like champagne) plus my favorite iMac color. pic.twitter.com/vYl56FOikgJune 3, 2022
While I understand Apple wants to maintain the look and feel of its premium MacBook line, there’s a trick missing here.
There are a lot of colors from the Mac, so a wider color palette wouldn’t be a departure for Apple.
The Air is definitely one of the most appealing laptops for creatives who don’t need a lot of power but want to express themselves with a laptop that can slip into a bag (or an envelope, for that matter). those who remember the very first unveiling of the MacBook Air…)
I guess we should eliminate the Big Bad News first: the augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset that Apple is (almost certainly) developing will not appear today (opens in a new tab).
Indeed, according to the NY Times, battery life issues are preventing it from being ready for market, and Apple is looking to get it right.
We’re still going to see a lot about augmented reality during today’s keynote, because Apple love – but we won’t see the hardware that will finally make sense of this ongoing enthusiasm for an augmented world.v
Good morning! Gareth Beavis here, bringing you all the key news and information as we prepare for the big WWDC keynote.
The day has finally arrived and an in-person Apple event is taking place. We missed making the trip to Cupertino to see all the big changes Tim Cook is unveiling in person – and we’ll be there in full force.
A recent Apple Developer Center open house suggested refreshes will be available – good to know.
For people coming to today’s Developer Center Open House at #WWDC22, coffee and donuts from Caffè Macs 😋 pic.twitter.com/n9QJGMG3YNJune 5, 2022
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