Apple WWDC 2015 Keynote Liveblog

Today was Apple's 26th World Wide Developer's Conference. Like previous years, Apple uses this as a platform to launch new products and services, refreshing existing lines and establishing new grounds going into their next year. Below you will find my liveblog of the two and a half hour long keynote that took place today.


  1. Apple should fix the dumpster fire that's Siri before trying to take on Google Now. Remember Apple Maps? No? Exactly  http://twitter.com/MobileSyrup/status/605067521805418498 
  2. Despite Apple nearing a $1 trillion market cap in the next few years, Apple's core software services (mail, calendar) really suck. #WWDC15
  3. #WWDC15 is Apple's 26th. 80% of attendees are coming for the first time. http://t.co/XZjm8bDAat
    #WWDC15 is Apple's 26th. 80% of attendees are coming for the first time. pic.twitter.com/XZjm8bDAat
  4. iOS, OS X, and now, watchOS. watchOS looks like webOS every time. #WWDC15 http://t.co/gc60Z2CcFG
    iOS, OS X, and now, watchOS. watchOS looks like webOS every time. #WWDC15 pic.twitter.com/gc60Z2CcFG
  5. OS X El Capitan. I really feel the need to say that with a weird mixture of both French & Spanish accents. #WWDC15 http://t.co/bs8NLlEntq
    OS X El Capitan. I really feel the need to say that with a weird mixture of both French & Spanish accents. #WWDC15 pic.twitter.com/bs8NLlEntq
  6. It's not an Apple keynote unless they try and shit all over Android. #WWDC15 http://t.co/TupctzU7gv
    It's not an Apple keynote unless they try and shit all over Android. #WWDC15 pic.twitter.com/TupctzU7gv
  7. "Siri is 40% faster at responding." And yet, still 100% not useful as Google Now. #WWDC15
  8. iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan are basically Apple's Android M. Small, but meaningful updates. #WWDC15
  9. Apple just announced Google Now at #WWDC15. Sorry, Proactive. God, what an atrocious, meaningless name. #WWDC15
  10. Apple's entire pitch for iOS is, "it's basically Android from two years ago, but we promise we don't do shady stuff with your data." #WWDC15
  11. Passbook is now Wallet, and Newsstand is now News. Also, now Apple Pay in Canada with iOS9 #WWDC15
  12. Is Apple really still trying to push Apple Maps? To anyone using that "service," please know how sorry I am for you. #WWDC15
  13. Okay, the iPad updates are kind of rad. Keyboard trackpad, better app switching, side-by-side apps. The iPad is now more Mac-like. #WWDC15
  14. When you think about it, we're maybe two versions away from iOS, Android, & Windows being different skins on the same thing #WWDC15
  15. Apple just open-sourced it's year old programming language, Swift. It now also supports Linux. #WWDC15
  16. iOS 9 upgrade a 1.3GB file, down from the massive 5GB iOS 8 update. Dev & Public betas available in July. #WWDC15
  17. The App Store is seven years old now, and passed 1 billion downloads. #WWDC15
  18. To date, Apple has paid $30 billion to developers. In context, they make that same amount every six weeks. #WWDC15
  19. Complications & Proactive. Apple just really knows how to name things, don't they? #WWDC15
  20. Oh good, with Time Travel, the Apple Watch now has even more input methods, as if it weren't already complicated enough. #WWDC15
  21. Apple is trying to hard to bring every iOS feature to the Apple Watch, which just shows that they don't get it. #WWDC15
  22. Google got it 100% right with Android Wear. Notifications, search, quick replies, and directions. That's all you need on a watch. #WWDC15
  23. The Apple Watch supports FaceTime audio. So...a normal phone call routed through your watch? #WWDC15 http://t.co/vkXzLhxK6K
    The Apple Watch supports FaceTime audio. So...a normal phone call routed through your watch? #WWDC15 pic.twitter.com/vkXzLhxK6K
  24. Does Apple really think that watching Vines on a tiny 1-inch screen is a good idea/use-case for the Watch? #WWDC15
  25. Momentum and excitement at WWDC waned noticeably when talk switched to the Apple Watch. It's still so rudimentary and nascent.
  26. Iovine wants to consolidate streaming music and video. I disagree. Music & video are vastly different experiences. #WWDC15
  27. That's why I wasn't keen on Spotify offering podcasts. I want different apps for different experiences. #WWDC15
  28. So wait, Apple Music is replacing iTunes, Beats Audio, and the Music app on your iPhone? Or is that ANOTHER app you can't remove? #WWDC15
  29. Apple Music also serves as a 24/7 global radio station. Great, another feature that no one will ever use. #WWDC15
  30. Apple Music is $9.99/month, $14.99/month for up to 6 family members. #WWDC15
  31. Apple Music Connect is iTunes Ping 2: Electric Boogaloo. #WWDC15
  32. People are literally applauding being able to move a song from one position in a playlist to another
  33. In a very un-Appple like move, Apple Music is coming to Android. #WWDC15.
  34. So, to sum it up: BeatsOne is 24/7 Internet radio. Artist Connect is social thingy for connecting w artists. Apple Music is streaming music.
  35. Okay, being able to share a song directly from Apple Music to Twitter, instead of a YouTube link, is pretty baller. #WWDC15
  36. Am I the only one that felt like #WWDC15 was even more underwhelming than #IO15?