Apple’s WWDC 2015 starts in just a couple minutes at 1:00pm Eastern Time, but stay tuned for all the live updates and coverage right here.
Apple is widely anticipated to announce an update to the iOS, OS X, and WATCH software — iOS 9, and OS X 10.11 — in addition to taking the wraps off the company’s new streaming music service and other surprise announcements.
You can also watch Apple’s event live here: WWDC 2015 is about to start! Here’s how watch live on any iOS, Mac, Win or Android device
In addition to our coverage below, here are links to Apple’s biggest announcements of the day:
Thanks for following everyone, and keep checking BGR.com for more iOS 9, OS X, WatchOS 2 and Apple Music news and details.
And it’s live music time, which pretty much means WWDC is over.
Even if you don’t subscribe to Apple Music, Beats 1 will still be available free of charge.
Additionally, for $14.99 uses can sign up to 6 family members to Apple Music, each one getting their own personalized Apple Music experience.
Apple Music for Android is coming this fall.
Apple Music: $9.99 per month after a three-month trial period. The service launches on June 30 with iOS 8.4 and new iTunes versions for Windows and Mac.
Yes, there’s Siri support too, and you’ll be able to give it some highly specific commands: “play the song from Selma,” being one example.
On @connect, you’ll be able to find music from new artists.
And you get to watch tens of thousands of music videos in HD.
Apple Music will recommend you music you’d like to listen to based on your preferences.
Can’t wait to try Apple Music.
Beats 1 is Apple’s new take on iTunes Radio. Includes “music, interviews, guest hosts, news and culture.”
Apple Music: “connecting fans with artists.”
Apple Music: revolutionary music service. 24/7 global radio.
(And apologies to readers following us for our unexpected server issues.)
Apple Music is Apple’s WWDC 2015 “one more thing” moment.
And we might be back up.
Dual split apps on iOS can be either 50/50 or 70/30
Apple may have been late to the multitasking game, but their implementation, not surprisingly, looks incredibly slick
Craig F. channeling Steve Jobs with his “gorgeous” usage
Multitasking on the iPad is coming
ESPN? Phenomenal sports reporting? Honky please.
Here’s our full post on iOS 9: https://bgr.com/2015/06/08/apple-ios-9-wwdc-2015-announcement/
Before you ask, yes, you’ll be able to add BGR to your News app.
Not sure how much I’ll actually use the News app.
NO APP IS SAFE! https://twitter.com/adamlashinsky/status/607969097616257024
Transit directions on Apple Maps to support 30 US cities and 300 in China
Apple will actually take into account the time you walk underground to get you better estimates.
Public transit support finally available in Maps.
Apple is also bringing some enhancements to Notes in iOS 9. Among other things, Notes will make it easier to make checklists, to put photos directly into your notes, and to draw sketches with your hands right inside your notes. Using ShareSheet you can also add links right into your notes with just one tap for the first time.
And Passbook becomes Wallet — well, we already saw that on the home screen.
Loyalty and rewards cards coming to Apple Pay as well.
Apple Pay launching in U.K. next month: 250,000 locations and support for London’s public transportation system.
Apple Pay will be available in 1 million locations by July.
Square launches a new Apple Pay-friendly reader.
Apple Pay is next.
Apple has brought Siri forward in a big way to make it a legitimate competitor to Google Now, although Apple emphasizes that all of this data analysis is done on device and is not shared with third parties.
Here comes the privacy shots at certain competitors.
Apple once again touting how privacy minded it is
Apple has also added a native API for search so that you can cull data from your favorite apps. So if you do a search for recipes for potatoes, for instance, it will give you links offered by apps such as Yumly to offer you suggests.
Siri and Search in iOS 9 are more intertwined than ever
Overall Siri is much more context aware than it’s been before. So for instance, if Siri detects that you’re at your local gym and you plug in your headphones, it can automatically bring up music you like to exercise to.
Siri is growing up fast.. new features look incredible
Proactive Siri action: https://boygeniusreport.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/wwdc-2015-22.png?w=624
Craig F is playing some Young MC…
Craig F is about to demo iOS 9.. the default lockscreen looks amazing
Siri can now scour information hidden within apps
Apple giving developers an API for search
GO SIRI. GO!
This is cool.. Siri will provide suggestions as to who is calling when a mysterious number comes calling
Siri learns your daily habits.. it can start playing your audiobook right when you get into your car
iOS 9 is GORG.
Siri’s new UI is psychedelic
Siri: Over 1 billion requests per week
Final version of OS X 10.11 launches this fall.
Craig F boasts: 83% of active iPhone users running the most recent iOS..
El Capitan (lol again on the name) is coming today to developers. Beta testing stats in July.
A little pre-E3 action at WWDC.
Fortnite beta for Mac starts this fall, while the Unreal engine for Mac is available right now.
Broom or guitar. Tough choice right there. I’ll get the guitar.
TIL that hacking at a tree with an axe twice will cause it to explode and will give you all its wood. See also: Cars.
Looks like gaming on Mac is getting better than ever.
Metal to the Mac
Craig says app performance has increased tremendously in new OS X.. Opening a pdf in Preview is 4x as fast.. improved app switching and app opening
Split-view is something I’ve been improvising on Mac for a while with third-party apps, so can’t wait to not use them anymore.
You’ve got to love Craig’s “innovation” jokes.
Email is getting better too. Bad news for Eddy.
For everything you need to know about OS X El Capitan, visit this post
Same. I need pinned tabs with icons. Very happy
I might finally switch to working in Safari now.
So Safari is catching up to Chrome when it comes to audio coming from a mysterious browser tab
Can’t wait for the “Are you running El Capitan yet?” questions
Worst name ever. Not calling it that.
Here we go with the OS X Weed joke…
El Capitan please
OS X Yosemite has the fastest adoption rate out of any desktop OS. Ever.
No numbers this year — everything’s going great
Craig F. taking the stage… cue the laugh track
And Apple is paying that ransom note.
Awesome — Apple is streaming 30 developer sessions in addition to the WWDC keynote this year
Livestreaming 30 sessions of the conference.. nerds rejoice
Here we go..
Tim Cook isn’t wearing a gold Apple Watch.. bummer
Abed singing autotune. Bad. Ass.
The guy from the thing, and the other guys from those other things are somehow in an Apple keynote preview thing. Weird in a good way.
I think Jonathan just shed a single tear…