The quick reference guide to Apple's keynotes
WWDC '18
Monday, June 4, 2018
2 hours, 16 minutes
San Jose Convention Center
Livestream & Developers & Press
Tim Cook
Intro Video
Intro Video
Stephen Fry narrates an Attenborough-esque documentary on the developer migration to WWDC each June
Tim Cook
  • Developers attending from 77 countries
  • There are 20 million Apple developers
  • The App Store turns 10 years old next month, and has 500 million weekly visitors
  • Developers have earned $100 billion in the App Store
  • Apple wants more people to learn how to code, and mentions that Swift is easy to use and the fastest growing programming language
  • 350,000 apps have been written in Swift on the App Store
  • Everyone Can Code is available to tens of millions of students around the world
  • At Apple, the customer is at the center of everything they do
  • Declares today is all about software
  • 9:25
    Tim Cook
  • Notes iOS has an annual schedule
  • 9:49
    Craig Federighi
  • iOS 12 will be a free software update
  • Itemizes some of the free updates users have gotten over the years via software update
  • 50% of customers upgrades to iOS 11 in seven weeks, and 81% are running the latest release
  • 6% are running the latest Android version
  • Customer Sat
    Customer Sat
    Customer sitting now at 95%
  • iOS 12 has a heavy focus on better performance, and will be available for all the iOS devices that run iOS 11
  • Itemizes some of the speed gains in iOS 12
  • Explains how CPUs slowly ramp up their clockspeed under load, and how iOS 12 will instantly ramp up and down
  • 15:12
    Craig Federighi
  • Apple has collaborated with Pixar to come up with a new file format for augmented reality called USDZ
  • Third Party Appearance
    Third Party Appearance
    Adobe's Abhay Parasnis
    Create Cloud USDZ support
  • Demoes a new iOS 12 app called Measure that uses ARKit and provides measurements of lines and rectangles, and of other ARKit apps
  • Announces ARKit 2 with many improved face detection and multi-user support
  • Third Party Demo
    Third Party Demo
    Lego's Martin Sanders
    Lego AR
    Craig Federighi
  • A trillion photos are captured by iOS devices each year
  • Photo search gets big improvements in iOS 12, and it makes it easier to share your photos with others
  • 31:37
    Craig Federighi
  • Siri handles 10 billion requests a month
  • Announces a new app called Shortcuts that allows any app to expose intents to Siri, and to build multi-step commands with an editor
  • 35:00
    Kimberly Beverett
  • Kim walks us through a day using Siri Shortcuts
  • 38:47
    Craig Federighi
  • Siri Shortcuts will work with the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod
  • 39:14
    Susan Prescott
  • Outlines some of the existing and new features of News
  • 40:20
    Susan Prescott
  • Now shows sparklines for the daily activity
  • Stocks now integrates Apple News' business stories
  • Stocks comes to iPad in iOS 12
  • 41:46
    Voice Memos
    Susan Prescott
  • Has been redesigned, comes to the iPad, and now has iCloud support
  • 42:14
    Apple Books
    Susan Prescott
  • iBooks has been redesigned and has been renamed Apple Books
  • 43:09
    Susan Prescott
  • CarPlay will support third-party navigation apps in iOS 12
  • 43:50
    Craig Federighi
  • iOS 12 has a suite of features to reduce our use of iOS: Do Not Disturb during bedtime, Notification tuning, Grouped notifications, Screen Time
  • Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    "Rest assured, he stuck the landing on this one."
    Screen Time
    Craig Federighi
  • Screen Time gives you an activity report, app limits, and parental controls with allowances and downtime
  • 50:56
    Craig Federighi
  • Recaps Animoji, and announces a breakthrough: tongue detection
  • Shows off some of the new Animoji and reveals Memoji
  • 53:12
    Kelsey Peterson
  • Does a demo of the new Animoji and creates a Memoji
  • Unveils a new feature in Messages: Effects
  • 57:50
    Craig Federighi
  • Introduces Group FaceTime, supporting up to 32 participants, and integrated in Messages
  • Does a demo of Group FaceTime with many FaceTime developers, including Lauren, Roberto, Christopher, Woody, plus Tim Cook
  • Hair Force One
    Hair Force One
    Woody has an LP of Hair Force One's Infinite Time with Craig on the cover
    Pretty Decent Joke
    Pretty Decent Joke
    Tim Cook: "I can't wait to use it every Sunday night to call the leadership team"
  • Group FaceTime will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and audio-only on the Apple Watch
  • 1:02:57
    Apple Watch
    Tim Cook
  • Apple Watch is #1 in customer satisfaction for every year it's been out, and has grown 60% in 2017
  • Shares a story of a Apple Watch user that saved her husband's life using the emergency features of watchOS
  • 1:05:32
    Kevin Lynch
  • Itemizes some of the new health and fitness features in watchOS 5: ring-closing challenges, yoga, hiking, and outdoor running support, automatic workout detection
  • We Made a Video
    Intro Video
  • Announces Walkie-Talkie, an app that allows you to quickly chat with friends
  • Shows off some of the other new features in watchOS 5, Siri Shortcuts, third-party apps on the Siri watchface, interactive notifications, web content support, and a podcast app
  • 1:17:01
    Julz Arney
  • Does a demo of watchOS 5 features while riding a exercise bike
  • 1:21:27
    Kevin Lynch
  • Recaps the highlights of watchOS 5
  • Announces that students will be able to use their Apple Watch or iPhone as their Student ID
  • For Pride Month, shows off a new band and face, available today
  • 1:23:50
    Tim Cook
  • AppleTV has grown 50% year-over-year since the introduction of the AppleTV 4K
  • 1:24:39
    Jen Folse
  • Shows a Time quote about the new AppleTV 4K, and recaps its features
  • Announces Dolby Atmos support, with already bought movies on iTunes getting upgraded for free
  • Says cable television is on the way out, and Apple is working with Canal+ in France, Salt in Switzerland, and Charter Spectrum in the US for live channel support
  • Replacing last year's single sign-on feature with zero sign-on
  • Working with third-party remote providers Creston, Savant and Control4 to allow AppleTV compatibility, including Siri
  • Aerials will now include a view from the ISS, and has location captions at a tap
  • 1:34:50
    Tim Cook
  • Apple loves the Mac
  • 1:35:31
    Craig Federighi
  • Goes through the past mountain-name-based releases of macOS from the crack marketing team, and announces macOS Mojave
  • Does a demo of macOS Mojave, starting with dark mode
  • macOS Mojave has a dynamic desktop that gradually changes throughout the day
  • Shows off Desktop Stacks, a gallery view in Finder, markup in Quick Look, better screenshot and video-capture support, and Continuity Camera
  • Announces that the News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home apps are coming to the Mac
  • Itemizes some of the new privacy features in macOS Mojave and Safari
  • 1:55:12
    Mac App Store
    Ann My Thai
  • The Mac App Store is getting overhauled akin to how the iOS App Store got revamped last year
  • Mac apps will now have access to the rating and review APIs
  • Microsoft's Office 365, Adobe's Lightroom CC, Panic's Transmit, and Bare Bones' BBEdit will be coming to the Mac App Store
  • 1:59:21
    Craig Federighi
  • There are 1-billion Metal-capable devices
  • Lists off some stats on how powerful eGPUs are
  • Shows off a live render of Unity's Book of the Dead
  • Create ML allows you to train without being a Machine Learning expert
  • The company memrise was able to train in 18 minutes what used to take 24 hours
  • Core ML 2 is 30% faster and has a 75% reduction in model size
  • In big on-screen letters, asks the rhetorical question "Are you merging iOS and macOS" and replies with an enormous "No."
  • Gives a sneak peek at a multi-year project to bring iOS apps to the Mac by porting some features of UIKit
  • Apple is dogfooding this themselves for phase 1, using this technology to bring News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home apps to Mac
  • Developers will get access to it in 2019
  • Recaps the features of macOS Mojave
  • 2:08:39
    Tim Cook
  • Recaps the morning's announcements
  • We Made a Video
    We Made a Video
    What makes a developer, a developer?