WWDC 2016 keynote: As it happened

Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is about to begin in some time. Apple's sent out a cryptic invite (as always) and from most of the chatter and speculations online, it is safe to assume that the focus this time around will be squarely on software updates

Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is about to begin in some time. Apple's sent out a cryptic invite (as always) and from most of the chatter and speculations online, it is safe to assume that the focus this time around will be squarely on software updates.

We did a roundup of what you can expect at the WWDC 2016 tonight. You can watch the WWDC live in multiple ways which we have elaboreated in the story. For those of you who are not able to follow it via any of the means stated, worry not. We will be updating this blog as the WWDC happens, so that you are up to date with the latest announcements.

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    And that is all from this 'jam-packed' Apple WWDC 2016 keynote!

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    "watchOS, tvOS, macOS, iOS: Four great platforms that become even more capable by working with you," says Cook.

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    Looks like its a wrap! Tim Cook back on stage after that AV

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    Swift Playgrounds app will be available for free

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    Swift Playgrounds: Developer Preview, Public Beta in July and Shipping in Fall. 

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    Swift Playgrounds also lets you learn Advanced coding as well 

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    Swift Playgrounds: Lets you learn to code, using simple tutorials

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    "Swift Playgrounds will let you learn how to code. This makes it instantly accessible to millions across the world. We feel its the best way to teach people how to code" says Cook

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    New app for iPad - Swift Playgrounds!

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    Tim Cook is back on stage. Talking about Swift. More than 100,000 apps using Swift code. Swift is no. 1 language project on GitHub

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    Developer Preview for iOS 10 today; Public Beta: July; Free Upgrade for all users: This Fall

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    Great Features AND great privacy. says Fredrighi

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    Differential privacy - Uses crowd sourced learning while keeping user information private. 

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    End to End Encryption in native apps. On-device intelligence. No user profiling. Differential privacy

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    Live Photos Editing, Split view in Safari on iPad, Notes collaboration

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    10 major features in iOS 10

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    Messages is open for Developers as well

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    You can react to individual messages in a group chat

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    Bubble effect lefts you choose between 5 effects

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    Handwriting recognition, digital touch, you can send a message which takes up the whole screen as well with Full screen effects

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    Animations on texts, photos to convey emotions, is a cool feature

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    Emojifying feature will let you highlight words which can be replaced with emojis. Just tapping the highlighted word, replaces it with images

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    You can take images from camera right from within Messages and sliding right with take you gallery

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    10. Messages: Most frequently used app on iOS. Rich links enabled in iOS 10. Video can play inline. 

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    VoIP API which lets you see the caller on the lock screen for calling apps such as WhatsApp

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    Extension APIs, where third parties can let you know about third party phone spam calls

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    9. Phone: You can get voice mail transcription of your incoming calls

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    Home COntrol support on iPhone, iPad and now on the Watch as well

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    You can also give Siri voice commands. Home controls built right into your Control centre. You can also get video feed from your door camera on your lock screen when someone rings a bell

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    New app called Home, which will be there on your home page. It gives you a simple UI to adjust your HomeKit connected devices

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    8. HomeKit: Garage Doors, Thermostats, ACs, Cameras, Door locks: Every major maker of home accessories have anounced partnerships with HomeKit. Even home builders are onboard. 

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    Breaking news notifications will be delivered to your lock screen

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    Apple News to get Subscriptions for magazines and newspapers

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    Top Stories, trending, All topics you follow, New topics

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    7. News: Apple has over 2000 publications in Apple News. 60 million monthly active users. News also gets an all new design

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    Radio is live in 100 countries. You can see upcoming shows, and features shows. Listen on demand. Listen to non-stop  music by going to Stations. 

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    For You has a Discovery Mix to let you discover new music. there are also daily curated playlists. 

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    Lyrics will be pulled in to the song data

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    Apple Music shows a simplified user interface. Library will be upfront - Downloaded music will also get a separate section

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    6. Music: 15mn paid subscribers. Apple music redesigned from the ground up

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    Apple Maps is open to developers. Make reservations using apps such as Open Table. Zomato gets a mention as well

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    Maps available on CarPlay as well. 

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    5. Maps: All new design for Maps. Proactive maps. Slide up from bottom to see suggestions. Gives you restaurant recommendations. More information on navigation - traffic on route

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    5, 6, 7 will be demoed by Eddie Cue. 

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    You get the option to change the mood in the slideshows to give you another Slideshow from the same trip

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    iPhone can automatically do slideshows of photos - which is pretty much most Android phones such as Sony, Samsung, HTC have been doing for years now. 'Isn't that great?' asks Fredrighi. No, frankly it isn't

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    Apple Photo update is taking features already seen on a lot of Android devices. But it adds a feature of relating albums based on people and location. 

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    Cluster photos based on locations, scenes, people. Spot Trips (Auto Awesome on Google Photos), Highlight reels (there in Google Photos), Pull it together into an intuitive user experience - basically what Google Photos has been doing for a while now

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    Facial recognition in 2016?! C'mon Google Photos had that since 2013-14

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    4. Photos: See your photos on a map. Advanced computer vision - facial recognition to the iPhone. Locally on the device. 

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