By Cody Lee on Jun 9, 2013
In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, tomorrow is a huge day for Apple. Not only is it the first day of WWDC, but the Cupertino company will also be giving a keynote speech in which it’s expected to make a number of announcements.
As presumed, there won’t be a live video stream of tomorrow’s media event. And a clip of the keynote won’t likely be available until hours after it’s over. But never fear, iDB will be here all day providing you with coverage and commentary… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 9, 2013
During this week’s episode of The Talk Show podcast, well known Apple dot connector and author of the popular blog Daring Fireball John Gruber offered up a few tidbits he’s heard about what Apple may unveil at its WWDC keynote tomorrow.
While he notes that he has heard very little about what Apple has in store for this year, Gruber says that he has heard from somebody who is familiar with the company’s plans that “all of the leaks are wrong” in regards to iOS 7… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 8, 2013
Now just a few days away from WWDC, excitement among Apple fans is at its climax. From predictions to speculations to wish lists, we’re all trying to chime in on what Apple might unveil on Monday, and more specifically, what iOS 7 will hold for us.
There are a few details that appear to be set in stone. Namely, iOS is believed to have been flattened by design guru Jony Ive and his collaborators. Besides the visual make over, we’re certain that iOS 7 will also bring new feature to the table, and if history gives us any hindsight, Apple’s new mobile operating system might draw some inspiration from the jailbreak community once again.
In this post, I will detail a few features from various jailbreak tweaks that Apple
should could implement in iOS 7… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Jun 7, 2013
If you follow the jailbreak community closely or happen to be an avid iDB reader, you are sure (pun intended) to have heard of Surenix. He is quite the well-renowned graphic artist, having worked on recently popular tweaks, such as Atom and MiniPlayer, and developing the Evasi0n logo for the Evad3rs jailbreak team.
Earlier today, we were able to see photographs of the newly hung banners at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the upcoming WWDC conference. The graphics are simplistic and flat, which correlates nicely with rumors that iOS 7 will change after the crowning of Jony Ive as the new SVP responsible for both software and hardware enhancements.
After these banners were highlighted through the blogosphere, Surenix picked up the design and has released iOS device wallpapers for everyone to enjoy… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 7, 2013
Apple yesterday started dressing up the Moscone West building ahead of Monday’s keynote. The banners depicting flat icons hint at the iOS 7 redesign while revealing the conference slogan: “Where a whole new world is developing”.
Numerous photographs of both the interior and exterior have arrived since and today we capture a glimpse of what looks like the official iOS 7 logo.
Unlike past graphics-heavy iOS logos, the newly revealed signage outside San Francisco’s Moscone West depicts an elegant and very thin “7″ against the white background. As you could imagine, it oozes minimalism and stylishness, which are said to be key themes behind the major iOS 7 overhaul.
Yes, 7 could mean anything and yes, we’re pretty sure Apple meant iOS 7… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 7, 2013
Earlier this week, Apple released an iOS app for its upcoming WWDC. The app will help attendees stay on top of the latest news and events going on at the conference, and allow registered developers to watch daily session videos.
Those that have downloaded the app will be happy to hear that Apple has updated it for the second time this week. This time around, it has received a number of improvements, including several bug fixes for video playback… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2013
With less than a week until the highly anticipated June 10 keynote at Apple’s summer conference for developers, first banners are now going up at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Judging by the looks of it, WWDC 2013 will focus on a major iOS redesign that Tim Cook officially confirmed last week during his D11 segment. As more of these photos surface in the next hours, we’ll be adding them to this post throughout the day… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 3, 2013
This weekend was chock-full of iRadio news, with multiple reports claiming that Apple reached a deal with the Warner Music Group on Sunday in an effort to wrap up negotiations involving its Pandora-like music service in time for WWDC next week.
And that trend continues today with a new scoop from Bloomberg regarding the service. The outlet is reporting this afternoon that Apple is revamping how it sells mobile ads to better cater to businesses that apparently can’t wait to advertise on iRadio… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 3, 2013
Citing sources “familiar with the negotiations,” a new report is out claiming that Apple has finally reached a deal with Warner Music over iRadio licensing terms. Warner was one of the three remaining label holdouts on Apple’s upcoming Pandora-like music service.
Rumors about the service have been flying about for months. It was expected to launch earlier this year, but Tim Cook and company have been having trouble reaching deals with the top four record labels. And now they are reportedly aiming for a WWDC launch… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 29, 2013
There has been some commotion in the past 24 hours concerning a comment Tim Cook made during his D:11 talk last evening. Specifically, when asked to talk about Apple’s next big thing, tight-lipped Cook wouldn’t budge and instead reminded the audience that Apple’s June 10 keynote at the upcoming WWDC 2013 will be a launchpad for the next versions of iOS and OS X operating systems
“What I can say is that we have our developer conference in less than two weeks,” he said. “We’re going to be rolling out the future of iOS and OS X and we’re all super excited to do that.” Some commenters were quick to interpret Cook’s comment as a sign that WWDC after all might see a new iOS device launch. Not so fast, warns the prominent and very reliable blogger Jim Darlymple, known for his deep Apple connections… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 23, 2013
With Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference now just a few weeks away, it’s hard not to get at least a little excited. After all, the Cupertino company is expected to show off new versions of OS X and iOS during its WWDC keynote.
And it looks like we’ll be seeing that keynote on Monday, June 10. In an unsurprising move this morning, Apple has confirmed that it will be making all of its big announcements on the first day of WWDC at the Moscone Center in San Francisco… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2013
With a little over a month until Apple’s summer conference for developers, web site owners are now beginning to see a noticeable spike in traffic from devices that run iOS 7 beta code. Analysis of traffic logs and IP addresses reveals some of that traffic originating from Apple’s Cupertino campus, which is usually a tell-tale sign that Apple is seeding the work-in-progress code internally to select engineers.
However, the mobile site conversion firm Onswipe over the past week or so started seeing iOS 7 traffic spikes across a bunch of web sites that incorporate its solutions… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 29, 2013
Following an unprecedented interest surrounding Apple’s upcoming developers conference this summer, with tickets selling out in under two minutes, the company is trying to make it easier for the folks who won’t be able to make it to WWDC this June 10-14. This past weekend, Apple via its portal for developers announced that Tech Talks are coming this Fall to a number of cities… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 26, 2013
Getting a ticket into WWDC is increasingly becoming akin to winning a lottery. And with tickets to this year’s conference selling out in under two minutes, and only five thousand of $1,599 seats available, Apple’s annual pilgrimage for developers is quickly becoming too crowded a place. Enter #AltWWDC, a free and open five-day alternative to Apple’s summer event.
Basically the conference that happens outside the conference, #AltWWDC takes place June 10-14, 2013 at the San Francisco State University’s Downtown Campus at 845 Market Street, only a block from the Moscone building… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 25, 2013
Well, that sure didn’t take long. In under two minutes after Apple put up WWDC 2013 tickets on sale at 10am PDT, the WWDC web site greeted developers looking to buy their seat with the Sold Out message. By comparison, tickets for WWDC 2012 sold out in under two hours.
WWDC 2011 and 2010 respectively sold out in ten hours and eight days (one month and two months for 2009 and 2008 WWDCs, respectively).
And tickets for Google I/O 2013, which takes place June 27-29 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, sold out in under twenty minutes. Google I/O 2009 sold out in 90 days and tickets for Google I/O 2011 took 59 minutes to sell out… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 25, 2013
Apple yesterday announced its annual developer conference, WWDC 2013, takes place at Moscone West in San Francisco from Monday, June 10 until Friday, June 14. With tickets for the last year’s WWDC selling out in less than two hours, Apple this time around won’t screw West Coast-based developers as tickets for the event go on sale today at 10am PDT via the WWDC web site.
If you’re a poor student who can’t afford WWDC tickets running at $1,599 each, you may be eligible for Apple’s WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship where they are offering 150 free WWDC tickets to student developers with proven creativity and coding skills… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 24, 2013
Having posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings yesterday, Apple this morning officially announced that its annual developers conference will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco from Monday, June 10 until Friday, June 14. I know what you must be wondering: will the five-day conference serve as a launchpad for a next major revision to Apple’s iOS and OS X operating systems, right?
According to Apple’s marketing honcho Phil Schiller, that’s in fact in the cards. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps,” he was quoted as saying in a press release… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2012
Apple today finally posted its WWDC keynote talk to YouTube. The presentation saw CEO Tim Cook and other executives take the wraps off of iOS 6, unveil MacBook Pro with Retina display and more.
A lot of people prefer YouTube over any other video delivery system. So, if streaming the keynote through Apple’s website isn’t exactly your cup of tea and you’re not comfortable downloading the entire presentation as a high-definition iTunes podcast, enjoy this YouTube clip on whichever device you happen to use.
Me? I like my Apple keynote on my Apple TV… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 14, 2012
Looking back at it, there was no shortage of announcements during Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday. An all-new MacBook model, major updates to its desktop and mobile operating systems, and a new Maps app — not bad for an afternoon.
But amongst all of the oohs and ahhs of the new products and updates, there was one particular announcement that sort of flew under the radar. According to Apple, it now has more than 400 million active credit card-linked iTunes accounts… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2012
Forget the announcements regarding the new Retina display MacBook Pro, OSX Mountain Lion and other non-mobile related products. According to Twitter, iOS 6 was the hottest topic of Apple’s WWDC keynote.
Simply Measured, a social media research firm, analyzed more than 150,000 tweets on Monday with the #WWDC hashtag. And it found that out of all of Apple’s big announcements, iOS 6 was the most popular… Read More