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The things Apple didn't tell you at WWDC 2015Sometimes it's about the things Apple leaves out... We wrap up WWDC, break down Apple Music and tell you the best announcement from iOS 9. Plus, Lebron James buys Apple Watches for the Cavs.
[MUSIC] What's happening? Brian Tong here, and welcome to the applebyte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. Now the big announcements from WWDC are all here. It was just like we expected. All software and no Apple TV, it made for one of the most lackluster keynotes we've seen in a while. But as always, there's always plenty of news that shakes out afterwards. Now the most significant announcements out of the bunch to me came from iOS 9 There is an improved Siri tha connects your data and gives better context, a deeper spotlight search, and app improvements like maps adding transit options. The news app is really like a clipboard style app for IOS and notes gets beefed up as well. There's other improvements, but the two biggest things, IOS nine brings multitasking and different ways to use split screen for apps, or picture in picture for video. It's really gonna take the iPad line to the next level, and yes, it will be doing Microsoft Surface like things but, now on Apple hardware in Apple's own way. Now I've been talking up the iPad Pro for a while. And all the software enhancements here are setting things up quite nicely, if you're an iPad user. Now the other big thing that will affect everyone, battery life. IOS 9 will squeeze out an additional hour of battery life. And a brand new low power mode will extend battery life for three hours. Low power mode will save power by limited network activity Emails won't be fetched automatically. Background downloads and app refreshing will be stopped and will also use sensors to stop the screen from turning on when it's laying face down. Now here's a look at what's coming future hardware Found from code inside the iOS 9 beta. Developer [UNKNOWN] has discovered support for the front-facing Facetime camera to get 1080p video, while capturing 240 frames per second at 720p, as well as a front facing camera flash. All firsts on an Apple Product, and likely coming to the next iPhone. Now, next up, watch OS [UNKNOWN]. The biggest thing here is that Apple is finally opening up the SDK for native apps from third party developers to live on the Apple watch. Other side improvements like different custom watch faces, support for Facetime and audio calls through the watch, or even watching video on it's teeny tiny screen aren't game changers but Improvement. And let's not kid ourselves with Nightstand Mode, are you really going to fiddle around with the Apple Watch and even try to press its itsy-bitsy buttons at six in the morning, if you're going to use it as an alarm? Come on. You won't. Now this update is all about the app and killing those load times. But we'll see if apps on the Apple Watch can be as significant as apps were for the iPhone. And really, that's what the big A is hoping for. All right. Apple kept it low-key, but what OS2 will also Bring an activation lock to the Apple Watch. That prevents someone from reactivating a lost or stolen Apple Watch without a previously linked Apple ID. The big thing here is that you'll have to turn on that feature in the Apple Watch App. All right, the Mac OS X 10.11 gets the name El Capitan And refinements across the board for Safari, and the [UNKNOWN] notes app. Spotlight also gets the same contextual awareness in natural language improvements. And metal for Mac brings a 50 percent improvement in rendering graphics. With 40 percent less CPU required. You'll also get useful features like split view for using two apps Or calling out your cursor with a wiggle so you can find it more easily. But nothing big here in Mac OS X, just subtle improvements like we expected. And, finally, Apple Music. Apple's all in one app and music streaming service will cost $9.99 a month or $14.99 a month for a family plan that can be shared between six people. It will bring a 24 hour live radio station hosted by DJ's from around the world, that are calling it Beats One. And it's also touting itself as a platform for high profile artist's, as well as Indie artist's to share content behind the scenes for fans to engage with. Now, think of it as a music streaming service that will try to be the next MySpace or Band Camp that's all built into one place With the Apple muscle behind it. Highlights of the announcement included an appearance by rapper Drake who's notoriously a front runner when it comes to NBA teams. Like look, I'm sure he's a huge Apple fan that's had that Apple jacket for years. For example I bought this vintage Apple employees jacket using a tool known in the rap world as the Internet. [LAUGH] It's gonna be huge this year. Nevermind. But, I still love his music. And the low light of the keynote. Eddy Cue dancing. [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] Definitely If I'm in my cubicle I'm going. Let's not see that again. Confirmed reports also say Apple music will stream at 256 kilobits per second, the same as iTunes Match, but lower than the 320 kilobits per second from Spotify. Apple still has no free add supported model like Spotify, but will try to lure customers in With a three month free trial and Apple music also will stream the entire iTunes music store catalog. These are really two different things. The Beatles are one of those bands that you won't find on their streaming service, but you know who's still on board with Apple? Taylor Swift [MUSIC]. [MUSIC] Not that I even know who Taylor Swift is but if you do, and I know there are plenty of you who do, and if there's artists that you can only get on Apple music then Maybe might jump over to the service. And a sidenote, for iPod fans and a sad sign of things to come, Apple has removed the iPod from the top navigation bar of apple.com, and you can now find them at the very bottom if you scroll way, way down in the music section. Tear. All right. Overall, the Chino looks good, not great and sometimes extremely boring, but it laid the groundwork for new hardware coming this year. On to our feedback of the week, and if you missed it, we brought my Apple watch review as a separate video last week, so check it out. Here's what some of you said. Jf Darcy comments most honest review of the crapple watch. And, Khu NoPie says That's sweet you send your heartbeats to your boo, Brian. Does he send his heartbeat back? And, speaking of the Apple Watch. You know I have this ongoing bet with you Cleveland Cavs loving Apple biters. Well, LeBron James is famously known for being a Samsung spokesman, but do you know what he gifted his entire team right before the NBA finals? That's right, Apple Watches. Now, yours might have been on preorder for over two months and you still haven't received it. The same rules don't apply to LBJ So at least, King James and I have two things in common. We both got Apple Watches, and we are both great basketball legends. And with game four around the corner, don't worry, Warrior fans. This series ain't Dellavedover. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong. Thanks for watching, we'll catch you all next time for another byte Of the Apple.