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What happened at Apple WWDC 2016 ?

Apple WWDC 16 keynote held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco on 13-June-2016. These were the points presented during the keynote presentation start.

Hello WWDC 2016

Tim Cook shared the exciting facts about the WWDC 16 conference

  • 27th world wide conference.
  • 13 million registered developers. 2 million added last year.
  • 5000+ attendees tickets sold out.
  • Participants from 74 countries.
  • 72% are first time attendees.
  • 350 scholarships winners this year.
  • 120 attendees are under 18 age.
  • Youngest attendees is 9 year old girl.
  • App store started 8 years back. There are 2 million apps on apps store, downloaded 130 billion times.
  • 50 billion dollars paid to developers.

New Apple watchOS

New Watch OS 3.0

  • Faster access to favourite apps by keeping it in memory. background updates, refreshed information & instant launch.
  • Side button for favourite app access.
  • Control center by swipe up from bottom.
  • Smart replies to messages and scrible to write and respond.
  • New Fresh watch faces, Mini & activity ring with anolog & chronolog form or numerals.
  • SOS – automatically call for help on cellular or wifi network.
  • Medical ID on Apple watch.
  • Sharing the activity with Friends and Family
  • Wheelchair use, movement, workout
  • Detailed Workout information
  • Breathing app guides on deep breathing and destress based on Yoga practitioners. Deepak Chopra Referred here.
  • New Revised api for Apple Pay, Sprite Kit, Crown & touch events, inline video, game center, Cloud access.
  • Control Home automation
  • FREE upgrade coming this Fall.

new Apple tvOS

New tvOS

  • Future of TV is apps
  • 1300 video channels.
  • 6000 native apps for new Apple TV.
  • in France and may apps coming to Apple TV.
  • New version of Remote app with SIRI and accelerometer & Gyroscope.
  • SIRI now also available within YouTube.
  • SIRI searches through 650000 show.
  • Live TuneIn for running TV channels and Single Sign on.
  • Bright and Dark Mode available for new tvOS.
  • Replay Kit, Live broadcast for gameplay or save the video.
  • Photo Kit All photos & videos
  • Home Kit to control all the devices at home.
  • New tvOS coming free during this Fall.

Apple pay on web with macOS Sierra

New macOS Sierra

  • OS X available from last 15 years will now be macOS.
  • Continuity – Auto Unlock.
  • Auto unlock Mac with Apple watch
  • Universal Clipboard, Copy in one device and paste in another device.
  • iCloud Drive – Currently holds 10 billion documents.
  • Optimized Storage – make room by keeping old files on cloud.
  • Apple pay for Web – final approval happens by authentication from Apple watch and iPhone.
  • Tabs feature also available for many more apps.
  • Picture in Picture for videos.
  • SIRI will be available on Mac. Desktop and Laptops.
  • new iMessages with emojification and bubbles
  • new Music App experience
  • Public Beta in July. Available to all in Fall.

Home Automation in New iOS 10

New revamped Apple iOS 10

1. Experience

  • Redesigned Lock Screen & Home Screen experience.
  • Notification appear by raising the phone.
  • Rich notification with 3D touch
  • Control center by swipe up from bottom.
  • Widgets from the lock screen.
  • add any app widget to notifications.


  • SIRI is now available to developers
  • SIRI context aware with recently used addresses
  • SIRI can start the app and perform tasks inside the app.
  • SIRI can work in CarPlay with other apps like voIP call.

3. Quick Type

  • SIRI intelligence to typing.
    • Intelligent suggestions
    • current location
    • contact information
    • Intelligent Scheduling
    • Calendar Availability
    • Recent Addresses
    • Lookup
    • Multilingual typing
  • Does deep learning from events and actions.

4. Photos

  • Better Photos Organisation based on relevant computation of relations and locations.
  • See photos overlaid on the map.
  • Face Recognition to organize the photos.
  • Memories organised based on date, location, tags and people.
  • Photos Event creation based on trips with Music.

5. Maps

  • All new design for Maps, More proactive. Relevant spots
  • Navigation and guidance
  • Maps new capabilities available to developers.
  • For example book hotel with number of visitors.

6. Music

  • 15 million paid subscribers. All new design for Music Application
  • Library, Playlist, For You, Downloaded Music, Recently Added, Radio
  • Also show the lyrics with Music
  • For You brings discovery Mix, Daily curated playlist.
  • Updates from Artists being following.
  • Browse, Hot Album, New Music, Top Charts

7. News

  • 2000 publications contributing to News app
  • 60 millions readers
  • Top Stories, Trending, Smart Topic based on what is being followed
  • Subscription to Magazines or Newspapers
  • Breaking News Notifications through News app

8. Home Kit

  • Cameras and door locks
  • new Home App to turn on light or control the luminescence
  • I am home, Good Morning, Good Night
  • See who is at door when door bell rings, unlock the door from app.
  • Encrypted messaging and automatic decisions for home automation.
  • Apple watch also has Home controls

9. Phone

  • Voice mail transcription
  • Tencent security caller ID possible spam.
  • VoIP call from lock screen
  • contact cards are revamped
  • Also receive calls from your office number on Apple Phone, Cisco implementation.

10. Messages

  • When you share links it shows artworks or video
  • camera shows the live feed of camera or gallery
  • Emoji is 3x bigger now.  Emoji predictions. Also shows emojifyable predictions in text.
  • Bubble sizes and animation changes.
  • Apart from small & large bubble there is secret
  • handwriting can be sent in messages.
  • Full screen effect.
  • iMessages Available to developers.

SWIFT Programming Learning app

SWIFT Programming Language

  • In less than 2 years 100000 apps use swift.
  • Available as open source
  • New app for iPad, Swift Playground
  • Top has lessons and bottom has challenges
  • Library of playground.
  • Releasing Developer Preview today Shipping in Fall of 2016
  • SWIFT playground app is free


New Apple TV 4th Gen India Unboxing & Review

New Apple TV 4th Generation India

Here is New Apple TV Fourth Generation Unboxing & Review video for the first time. After watching this video you’ll feel enlightened and informative about usage of new Apple TV 4th generation in India.

This video Review is classified into these categories for your convenience.

  • What are the features of Smart TV?
  • How Apple TV 3rd Gen or 4th Gen converts a dumb TV to Smart TV?
  • Whats inside the new Apple TV 4th Generation Box (Unboxing)?
    • Thicker Apple TV
    • USB C port
    • HDMI 1.4 port
    • Ethernet port
    • No Optical audio, but HDMI gives 7.1 audio output
    • New Touch Panel & SIRI Remote also having accelerometer and gyroscope.
    • USB to Lightning cable for charging remote
    • Power Chord
  • Features of Apple TV 3rd Generation explained
    • Consume content from Internet like YouTube, Flickr, Podcast, Internet Radio.
    • Airplay feature to transmit photos, videos, Music and Movies on big TV screen.
    • Connect to iTunes account and play the Music and Movies purchased.
  • Comparison of Apple TV 3rd Generation with 4th Generation
    • Hardware comparison
    • Software comparison
      • New TV OS
      • Unlimited Apps
      • SIRI, Touch and motion interaction
      • Motion sensor Games


  • Demo in action on new Apple TV 4th Generation
  • Features that may not work in India immediately
  • Price of All Apple TV Models with details
    • Apple TV 3rd Generation 69$ (Rs. 5289 SnapDeal)
    • Apple TV 4th Generation
      • 32 GB for 149$ (Rs.16,499 ebay)
      • 64 GB for 200$ (Rs.21,999 ebay)

Q. Should you buy new Apple TV 4th Generation being in India ?

Answer: If you are tied up to Apple Eco-system which means you already have iPhone, iPad, iMac or Mac Book Pro and you buy Music and Movies from Apple iTunes, then it is worth to buy Apple TV fourth Generation now.

If you have old LCD/LED/OLED TV with no Internet connection, it is worth to invest into Apple TV and get online from TV. Play basic motion sensor games.

If you think Apple TV price will fall in few months and then you’ll buy new Apple TV then you’re mistaken. As per the old experience, Apple TV prices may not fall at least for two years.

If you’re looking for India specific features in Apple TV around SIRI, then you can wait for official launch by Apple India.

If you’re using Android Phones or Windows Phone and Windows operating system, you may not enjoy Apple TV much.

New Apple TV 4th Generation India