Managed to grab a seat near the front of the theatre! Hoards of journalists crowded around stage snapping photos of.....an empty stage
Vampire Weekend blaring over the loudspeakers as the journos and attendees settle into their seats. We've been told the keynote should last about 2 hours
Tim Cook is now walking around, chatting with attendees. Many are asking to get their photo with him
We're being asked to take our seats now. Keynote begins in 20 minutes
Wifi in the theatre a bit questionable this morning. Let's see if it holds out!
Announcer comes on telling up the presentation about to begin. Music all of a sudden gets much louder!
Lights dimming! Crowd cheers
Cook talking about how popular Apple stores are. Many new stores opening. Showing off new store in Berlin
Running a video now about the Berlin Apple
store opening and the crowds that gathered
Cook moves on to App Store. 900,000 apps in store. 50 billion apps now downloaded so far. The App Store will celebrate it's 5th birthday next month
Apple has paid out 10 billion dollars to developers for their Apps. 5 billion within last year
3 times more than all other platforms combined
Developer from Anki steps on stage to show off Anki Drive. Tiny cars driving around on race track on stage. iOS devices act not only as remote controls, but the brains behind these vehicles. Virtual weapons force other vehicles off road. "a video game in the real world"
"we are bringing video games to life on the floor of your living room" - Boris from Anki
Cook back on stage to discuss the Mac. Install base now at 72 million "by far outpacing the PC"
Mountain Lion has now sold 28 million copies
Apple jokes about the name of the next OS release - running out of names. Too many cats!
Apple strays from cat names. Next OS called OS X Mavericks
Some features of Mavericks so far... Finder tabs, tagging, multiple displays. Huge applause from crowd when multiple displays announced!
Mavericks name inspired by the huge waves off the California shore
After all, Apple products are designed in California
Demo time. Finder Tabs, and tags being shown on stage
Tags feature looks quite handy.You can tag anything in finder at they get lumped together under their specified tags
Multiple displays feature will also work with Apple TV
Now for the power users. Features such as app nap (monitors which apps need to be running), compressed memory (increases responsiveness under heavy load), and timer coalescing
The responsiveness of the updated Safari being demoed on stage. Being called "epic"
So funny to hear the "Oh's and Ah's" from the crowd. They sound like the aliens from Toy Story!
iCloud keychain - helps you remember passwords, website logins, credit card numbers and wi-fi networks. Info is always encrypted
Improvements being made to Notifications.When you wake up your Mac form sleep, all notifications wil automatically show up, it will also autoupdate your apps for you!
Calendar also getting a bit of a new look
Apple also bringing iBooks to the Mac. 1.8 million books available on iBooks now
We're now getting a demo of Maps, sending directions from your Mac to your iPhone
Calendar demo now on stage. If you type in "lunch" it will suggest where you should go. Pick a place and it will tell you travel time to your destination all from within Calendar