Geekbench results posted this weekend appear to show an upcoming MacBook Pro featuring the latest 6-core Intel processor and 32GB of RAM, a major upgrade over the current 4-core models limited to 16GB of RAM. This suggests that a 6-core MacBook Pro could make its debut this week at WWDC.
An Animoji ad originally posted to Apple’s Korean YouTube channel last month was just posted on its main channel today in the hours before the company’s WWDC keynote. The ad features three Animoji characters singing along to Citizen Kane by the Korean group HYUKOH. The timing of the video’s re-posting suggests that the Animoji feature may see updates during today’s keynote, both in terms of capabilities and device compatibility. The song is kind of catchy, too.
A new rumor is out just ahead of next weeks Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation: ARKit is going to add the ability to let two people see the same virtual scene at the same time.
Developers, if you’re going to be in San Jose during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this year The Mac Observer wants to hear from you. We’re conducting interviews throughout the week and want to include you.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they expect to see at Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, plus what they wish Apple would announce.
Not everyone is lucky enough to get to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in person next week, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Apple updated its Apple Events app on Apple TV Wednesday morning so it’s ready to go for next Monday’s (June 4th) keynote presentation. The Mac Observer will be there covering the event live, and now you can watch from the comfort of your livingroom. The Apple Events app updates automatically, so you don’t need to do anything to make it happen.
Designed for teams up to four WWDC attendees in conjunction with the Challenge app, developers who complete the challenge will earn an unspecified reward on Friday, June 8th.
Ever send mail to the wrong address accidentally? Ever want to ask your Mac its serial number? Notifications ever get in your way? All those questions are answered in the just the first segment of the show. Listen for more about syncing your Photos without iCloud Photo Library, managing your calendars, and much more! Press play and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!
Technical journalists don’t have access to Apple’s roadmaps, but they do have pretty good ideas about what might help us all with Apple’s new hardware and software.
WWDC isn’t the only conference going on in June. There will be alternative WWDC conferences going on, such as the popular AltConf.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about expectations for hardware announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, plus they debate if it’s time for Apple Music to come to more platforms.
Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event is scheduled for 10 AM pacific time on Monday, June 4th. Here’s how to watch the keynote live even if you aren’t there.
So far, Siri has revealed she will be getting a new voice, and she hinted at what may be a new HomePod. Perhaps most importantly, on one test, she told me she was getting smarter. [Updated with additional info.]
The group says it will start by asking Apple for developer-friendly changes to the App Store. Its goal is 20,000 members by early June (i.e. WWDC), and has 182 members so far (16 of whom joined while I was working on this article).
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is just a couple weeks away, and that means the James Dempsey and the Breakpoints concert to raise funds for App Camp for Girls is about to happen. The concert coincides with WWDC every year and is the biggest fund raising event for the coding camp. It’s loads of fun so get your tickets right away before they’re sold out.
Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about WWDC’s upcoming iOS and macOS developer betas and how you can prepare for them, plus Kelly tells us about the James Dempsey and the Breakpoints fundraiser concert for App Camp for Girls.
Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In his fourth encore appearance on Background Mode, Michael and I chat about expectations for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to be held June 4-8, 2018. We delved into potential improvements to HomePod, the state-of-the-art of Siri, the competition with Amazon’s Alexa, possible changes to iOS and watchOS, the state of the Mac, the much anticipated Mac Pro, what we’d like from macOS 10.14, Apple’s recent issue with premature product announcements, and the MacBook evolution (and its keyboard). We also discussed Apple’s discontinuation of AirPort products, and why that’s something Apple may or may not need to be involved with anymore.
Don’t count on seeing Apple’s rumored unified app platform at Worldwide Developer Conference this year. That’s likely happening in 2019, and macOS will go 64-bit only at the same time.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Jan Koum leaving Facebook means for WhatsApp, plus they look at when we can expect Apple’s unified Apple app development platform.