WWDC 2012 keynote: the summary slides

I love watching Apple make major product announcements. They’re just fun. A big part of the fun is finding little tidbits that are mentioned in passing or breezed over entirely. Apple’s presenters typically end their segments with an overview slide. Those slides often contain the very tidbits I’m talking about: fun and compelling. Here’s a look at what was on the slides during today’s keynote presentation at WWDC 2012.

Here’s the slide that wrapped up the Mountain Lion presentation. On it you’ll find:

  • Encrypted backups
  • Location-based reminders (I like this. “Remind me to [X] when I get to Starbucks.”).
  • Groups column in Contacts
  • Twitter profile pictures in Contacts. Love this, as Contacts looks better when there’s something in the photo field.
  • Password AutoFill in Safari
  • Launchpad search. Interesting
  • Mail VIPs
  • Spanish and German dictionaries
  • Search widgets
  • Go full screen on any monitor. I hope this means you can go full scree on Monitor A without commandeering Monitor B.
  • Share from within Mac App Store
  • Easier AirPrint setup
  • Keyboard shortcut for Duplicate. YES.
  • Form input in Preview
  • Gatekeeper
  • Calendar sidebar. Curious to see what this is.
  • Simplified scanning UI
  • Features for China
  • Do not track in Safari
  • Support for more Braille displays
  • Folders in Notes. Woo!
  • Search annotations in Preview
  • Drag and drop files in screen sharing
  • Offline reading list
  • Apps pushed to all Macs
  • OS X Updates in Mac App Store
  • Backup to multiple drives
  • Swipe between pages in Mac App Store

On the OS X SDK slide:

  • Social single sign-on
  • Virtual Memory performance
  • NSUserNotification
  • Notification Center API
  • Auto-layout improvements
  • SceneKit
  • Image metadata API
  • Sandboxing APIs
  • NSXPCConnection
  • Dictation
  • iCloud Documents API improvements
  • HiDPI APIs
  • Twitter API
  • Page flip windowing system
  • Objective-C literals
  • CGDisplayStream
  • Gesture APIs
  • Graphics power improvements
  • Objective-C array/dictionary access syntax
  • Cloud librari UI
  • Layer backend views
  • MacAppStore in-app purchase content hosting
  • Auto-save improvements
  • GPU accelerated graphics

There were a few gems on the Siri slide, too:

  • Italian Serie A
  • English Premier League
  • Dutch Eredivisie
  • MLS
  • French Ligue 1
  • Spanish La Liga
  • German Bundesliga
  • MLB
  • NCAA Football
  • NFL
  • Get sports scores
  • NBA
  • NCAA Basketball
  • WNBA
  • NHL
  • Eyes Free
  • FaceTime someone
  • Send a text
  • Review your schedule
  • Create a reminder
  • Send mail
  • Ask about movies
  • Make a call
  • Tweet (finally!)
  • Reply to a text
  • Dictate a note
  • Play a movie trailer
  • Play a song
  • Listen to notifications (I hope this means it will read everything in Notification Center)
  • Get a stock price
  • Launch an app (super)
  • Get weather
  • Get movie facts
  • Find a local business
  • Find a theatre
  • Get answers
  • Get showtimes for movies
  • Get restaurant reviews
  • Make dinner reservations
  • Find your friends
  • Set an alarm
Additionally, take a look at the iOS 6 slide:
  • Features for China
  • Game Center challenges. Game Center needs some new features. I had stopped paying attention to it.
  • Faster Safari Javascript
  • Location based reminders for iPad. Super.
  • Game Center friends from Facebook
  • Bluetooth MAP support
  • Kernel ASLR
  • Manual location entry for reminders
  • Custom vibrations for alerts
  • VoiceOver improvements
  • App in Safari search results
  • Personal dictionary in iCloud. Fantastic!
  • Redesigned Stores
  • Per account signatures in Mail. YES. I have wanted this since iOS version 1.0. So happy.
  • IPV6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE
  • HDR improvements. Eager to see this.
  • French, German and Spanish dictionaries
  • Word highlights for speak selection
  • Search all fields in Contacts
  • New iPad Clock app. Nice.
  • Improved keyboard layouts. Eager to see this, too.
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids. Very cool.

Finally, the iOS SDK slide contained the following:

  • Audio and video sampling during playback
  • Pass Kit
  • Rich text on labels, fields and text views
  • VoiceOver gestures
  • Control camera focus and exposure
  • Remote web inspector
  • CSS filters
  • Action Sheet
  • Web Audio API
  • Crossfade with CSS animation
  • Game Center in-app experience
  • Reminders
  • Video stabilization
  • Game groups
  • Bluetooth MAP support
  • Transit apps
  • In-app Bluetooth pairing
  • Face detection API
  • Inner-app audio
  • Frame drop data
  • Map Kit
  • Auto layout
  • State preservation
  • Pull to refresh on Table views
  • In-app purchase hosted content
  • Read and write image metadata
  • Collection views
  • In-app content purchases
  • Multi-route audio

There you have it, the tidbits from Apple’s summary slides. For more, Scott McNulty points out this great list from Apple. See anything good?

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