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WWDC 2007: iPhone 3rd party apps to be Safari-based

WWDC 2007: iPhone 3rd party apps to be Safari-based

Confirming that the iPhone will launch at 6pm on June 29th, Apple have given opportunity-hungry developers some news about how they'll be able to code for the covetable handset. Based on the full Safari engine in iPhone you'll be able to write Web 2.0 applications that work just like hard-coded apps on the phone, integrating with cellular services and fully secure, without an SDK necessary.

Being html and AJAX based means instant distribution is possible; all you need are web standards. Testing can be done in Safari on your desktop, then simply transferred to the iPhone.  As an example, Jobs demonstrated several applications running in Safari on an iPhone: a custom corporate address book database which used ldap and took less than one person-month of coding time (and in fact just 600 lines of code), contacts from which could be dialled direct as if from the iPhone contacts. Both the Apple and the custom applications looked identical, and each were able to access other iPhone functionality such as Google Maps.

Expect to see big names such as Salesforce and Google using this system to provide iPhone software shortly after launch!...

WWDC 2007: New Leopard features shown

WWDC 2007: New Leopard features shown

Apple took the opportunity at today's WWDC keynote to demonstrate ten new Leopard features. The highly-anticipated OS upgrade comes after the runaway success of OS X Tiger, with two-thirds of machines running that system. Apparently Leopard will introduce more than 300 new features.

First off, Jobs showed the new Leopard desktop with a narrower dock and it and the menu bar being transparent. Desktop stacks are newly tidied, either fanning out from the dock or popping up in a grid; there's a default stack called "downloads" which sticks in place. Each new document defaults to the front of the stack, and you can put applications there too and use stacks as an app-launcher.

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WWDC 2007: id Games to come to Mac

WWDC 2007: id Games to come to Mac

Not only have Electronic Arts signed up to bring a brace of titles to the Mac, but id Games are also bringing their titles to the Apple stable. The key here is incredibly real textures and graphics - 20gb texture maps and and unlimited ability to manipulate those textures on an object with little to no performance slow-down.

More details as we get them!

Remember, SlashGear is running a Live Webcast of the WWDC 2007 Keynote - check it out!...

SlashGear at WWDC 2007: Mac gaming just got serious

SlashGear at WWDC 2007: Mac gaming just got serious

It looks like Apple are putting to bed any of those "but you can't play games on a Mac" criticisms - thanks to a partnership with Electronic Arts big titles such as Command and Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released for Intel-powered Macs, with a simultaneous release of all four titles in July.

Jobs and EA co-founder Bing Gordon demonstrated the 3D gaming in Harry Potter, with fully immersive environments. Tiger Woods 2008 and Madden 2008 will also launch soon, and you'll be able to create YouTube-style videos of your high-scores.

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Remember, SlashGear is running a Live Webcast of the WWDC 2007 Keynote - check it out!

WWDC 2007 : SlashGear is ready! Are you? – Live Webcast

WWDC 2007 : SlashGear is ready! Are you? – Live Webcast

We are shipping Vincent on priority overnight to WWDC 2007. We packed him very carefully with padded box, and insured him on the airbill. Joke aside, SlashGear will be there to report from the floor of WWDC 2007 and brings you live updates of WWDC 2007 keynote.

Our new SlashGear Live Webcast (live blogging system) will keep you updated as the keynote progress. You will NOT need to reload (refresh) your browser at all once you are on the live webcast page. As soon as our Vincent enters the keynote updates, your browser will instantly display the updated transcripts.

The keynote will starts at 10 a.m PST or 12 p.m CST on Monday June 11th and all transcripts output will display PST timestamp.

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Live coverage of WWDC 2007 keynote on June 11 at SlashGear

Live coverage of WWDC 2007 keynote on June 11 at SlashGear

People have been calling June the month of the iPhone, apparently for good reason. We've already heard that Steve will be opening up the iPhone to 3rd party apps (so maybe that was the end of May, but close enough), we've even heard the official release date. That's June 29th for those that haven't heard. We anticipate even more news at the WWDC on June 11 - June 15. Of course we'll be right there to report all of the action.

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That's right, our own Vincent will be traveling to the show, and just in time for the event we have readied our new Live Webcast system to give you live reports of WWDC keynote. The keynote will starts on Monday, June 11th 2007 at 12:00PM Central time (10:00AM PST).

Also, if you haven't already, check out our sister site MYiPhone which has recently been rebranded as MYiTablet. There you will find all of the latest breaking info on the iPhone and the rumored tablet PC from Apple.

More WWDC anticipation: brushed-metal, reshaped iMac

More WWDC anticipation: brushed-metal, reshaped iMac

With WWDC approaching it's not just the iPhone that has captured all the headlines - the rest of Apple's range is being scrutinised to see what's next for a Santa Rosa upgrade.  The venerable iMac looks to be the likeliest candidate, with rumour suggesting the casing will see a reshaping (losing much of the under-screen bulk) and swapping the white casing for a smart brushed-metal one.

 

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iPhone 3rd Party Apps to be announced at WWDC

iPhone 3rd Party Apps to be announced at WWDC

So we know when it's coming, now it's a matter of finding out what will run on it.  Apple broke a few programmers' hearts when they denied third-party application support on the iPhone, leading many to decide it fell into the "fashion" rather than "smart" categories.  Steve Jobs whipped up a little excitement at D5 last week, however, by saying support would actually come later on this year, and now the NYTimes are corroborating with some insider information:

"A person briefed on Apple's plans said that at its software developer conference this month, Apple intends to announce that it will make it possible for developers of small programs written for the Macintosh to easily convert them to run on the iPhone"

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Moody black iMac to arrive at WWDC?

Moody black iMac to arrive at WWDC?

Lest you forget, the iPhone wasn't the only rumour to be perpetually orbiting Apple.  For a while now desktop Mac fans have felt a little left-out, with no black Intel-powered iMac to entertain them.  Apple in Zoom seems pretty convinced (though it's not made entirely certain why) that during the WWDC convention in San Francisco a new, slimmer iMac will be appearing on stage.

 

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