iOS 8 won’t spill your unique device identifier to any router that asks

iPhones and iPads running the newest version of iOS, currently in beta, will provide a randomized MAC address to access points it has not connected to yet. Somewhat like giving away a fake phone number, this tweak will not only protect user privacy, it also means marketers need to embrace iBeacon to collect iPhone location data.

Live blog: Apple WWDC 2014

Mac and iOS developers migrate annually to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference to see what’s in store for the coming year. We’ll have a running live-blog during the Monday morning keynote at 10am PT so you too can get a glimpse of Apple’s future plans.

Live blog: Apple WWDC 2014

Mac and iOS developers migrate annually to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference to see what’s in store for the coming year. We’ll have a running live-blog during the Monday morning keynote at 10am PT so you too can get a glimpse of Apple’s future plans.

Apple, iOS 7 and WWDC: 7 articles for you to read

Anytime Apple announces a new piece of hardware or changes its software, we get a lot of people weighing in on those developments. The news of iOS 7 wasn’t any different. There are hundreds of posts out there, but here are seven I like.

Live blog: Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote

WWDC, as you may know, is Apple’s annual conference for iOS and Mac OS X developers. Om Malik and I are bringing you up-to-the-minute updates of what transpires at the keynote on Monday.

Quarterly Wrap-up

Connected consumer second-quarter 2012: analysis and outlook

Tablets featured prominently in the connected consumer space during the second quarter of 2012, both as a product category in their own right and as a component of broader platform strategies by the major OS providers. The period also saw important moves by Facebook to broaden its monetization strategy and an investigation by federal antitrust authorities into pay-TV licensing practices and their impact on the emerging online-video business.

Diving into iOS 6: The subtle design changes

Apple’s announced iOS 6 update is set to bring a lot of changes to its mobile platform, and after using it for a day, I’ve found plenty of new features Apple didn’t mention in the keynote: mostly design changes, and even a subtle dig at Google.

Did you miss the cheapest new Apple product this week?

Amid the “oohs” and “aahs” for new Mac hardware and upcoming iOS 6 features that Apple announced this week, perhaps the least expensive new item out of Cupertino was missed. It’s no less important, however, for iPad owners. Take a look at Apple’s new Smart Case.

When are we going to see what Apple is doing with Chomp?

In the version of iOS 6 set to arrive this fall, Apple has redesigned its App Store app. Apple bought discovery service Chomp in February for a reported $50 million, but it’s not clear yet how much improved search and discovery is in the new app.

How Facebook integration with iOS/OS X works

Are you worried about privacy on your iPhone and iPad, because of new Facebook integration into iOS 6.0 and Mountain Lion OS X? Your can avoid the single sign-on all together, but Apple says you don’t have to because of the precautions they have taken.

The 4 most delightful things in iOS 6

There were dozens of new iOS 6 features announced at WWDC, but for me the most interesting things are the little, sometimes-overlooked updates that have the biggest impact. Here are four things Apple is doing in iOS 6 that I’m most excited about.

Apple silently updates AirPort Express

Coming in stealthily under the din of our WWDC coverage, Apple today has updated its AirPort Express wireless router. It’s redesigned to look more like an Apple TV now, now has AirPlay, and lets you use 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands at the same time.

What you need to know about iOS 6

On stage Monday at its WWDC developer event, Apple introduced iOS 6, the next platform upgrade for its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Here’s a look at some of the 200 new features for iOS device owners in the next iteration of Apple’s mobile platform.

New Mac hardware line adds Retina Display MacBook Pro

At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple(s aapl) took the wraps off of new hardware in the form a total revamp across its entire line. The hardware upgrade includes the sought after Retina Display, not as an option but as part of a next-generation thin laptop.

Our WWDC 2012 live coverage is here

At 10 a.m. PT today, Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco and we’ll be providing live updated coverage from the floor right here on this page. Join us!

6 things I want to see in iOS 6

WWDC starts Monday morning, with the likely preview of iOS 6 planned for the keynote. Here’s a list of the things I want to see out of the latest mobile operating system from Apple: improved notifications, better inter-app communication, updated Siri, AirDrop and more.

How much will you pay for a Mac Retina Display option?

Based on an app in the Mac App Store gaining “Retina graphics” support, it appears that Apple will introduce higher-resolution Mac hardware next week. But the costly displays are unlikely to be in base models. How much would you pay for a Retina Display option?

Apple could unveil Baidu for iPhone search at WWDC

It was rumored before and now it looks like it’s happening: Apple is going to offer China’s leading search engine, Baidu, as an option on iPhones sold in China. On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the deal was done, and that Apple could announce it at WWDC in San Francisco next week.

Google Maps searching for directions ahead of WWDC

Google isn’t doing itself any favors if it was trying to deflect attention away from a potential change in Apple’s mobile mapping strategy. Ahead of reports that Apple will dump Google Maps on the iPhone next week, the company introduced some minor upgrades and dodged questions.

Apple’s WWDC keynote confirmed for June 11, 10 a.m.

With its biggest developer event just weeks away, Apple is nailing down a few final details, including unveiling the official schedule. It was posted Tuesday morning for registered attendees on Apple’s developer website. There’s also an app they can download.

Apple’s June 11-15 WWDC is Sold Out

Apple will host its annual June 11 through June 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, the company announced today. The five-day conference will give developers a peek into the future of iOS and OS X. The tickets for the event are going to cost about $1,599.

iOS and Mac developer conferences to check out in 2012

CES and Macworld are hogging the event spotlight right now, but what about events for developers? Last year’s WWDC sold out quick, and this year’s probably will too, so you may want to plan on alternate conference and training opportunities in 2012. Here’s a list.

What to do with your MobileMe-hosted site post-iCloud

Apple failed to update iWeb in its latest iLife refresh, and at last week’s keynote at WWDC, there was no mention of hosting support in iCloud. Here are some alternative strategies for those who were using Apple as their web hosting solution.

Is Apple tapping Amazon and Microsoft to boost iCloud?

Apple appears to be getting a little help from its frenemies in getting iCloud off the ground. A series of screenshots posted at InfiniteApple indicates that iCloud may be utilizing Amazon’s cloud storage system AWS and Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to help run iMessage.

2011 Apple Design Award winners announced

One of the many traditions of Apple’s WWDC (s aapl) is the presentation of Apple Design Awards (ADA) for “excellence in iOS and Mac OS X app design and development.” This year, the winners include some familiar names, as well as some you probably won’t recognize.

WWDC 2011: Our Full Coverage

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference just wrapped up, having confirmed some surprises and not-so surprises. As expected, the company unve…

App developers learn to cope when Apple encroaches

Apple’s release of iOS 5 and iCloud include a number of features that touch on existing third-party services from cloud storage and note-taking apps to reading programs, camera apps and group messaging services. Discover what top developers from Instagram, Boxcar and tap tap tap think.

Apple tries to tighten its grip on media with Newsstand

Apple’s latest move to try and convince more media companies to play in its sandbox is Newsstand, a digital storefront just for newspapers and magazines that the company announced at WWDC. But will it help convince more publishers to play by Apple’s rules?

Movie & TV streams still missing from Apple’s iCloud

iCloud can sync your personal music library between all your devices without long-winded uploading sessions to Apple’s servers, but it won’t be able to do the same thing for movies. Hollywood studio content was notably absent from other parts of Apple’s WWDC keynote as well.

10 new features in OS X Lion

Today, at WWDC, after Steve Jobs took the stage to highlight some new features in OS X Lion, Phil Schiller and others walked the audience through 10 important new changes to the OS.

Mac App Store is a big success

At the WWDC Keynote on Monday, Phil Schiller went through a few facts about the success of the App Store. In the six months it has been open, the Mac App Store has become the No. 1 channel for purchasing Mac software, surpassing big retail stores.

The WWDC 2011 keynote liveblog

Apple’s WWDC keynote address, to be presented by Steve Jobs and other Apple executives, kicks off at 10 AM PDT. We’ll be liveblogging the presentation for you right here, so you can stay on top of Apple’s exciting new software announcements as they unfold.

Your guide to the 2011 Apple WWDC keynote

It’s Monday, and that means it’s the day of Apple’s keynote address at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT, and we’ll have live coverage of the event, but here’s our best guess of what you can expect to go down.

Report: MacBook Air Update Coming in June or July

Apple is looking to start production of new MacBook Airs in late May, in preparation for a product launch in June or July, according to Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes. The new Air would feature Intel Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports, according to reports.

Apple Execs Tell Analyst the Company Is Software-Driven

Apple executives told Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty that Apple “generally views product cycles as software driven.” Huberty met with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, SVP of Retail Ron Johnson and VP of Internet Services Eddy Cue Wednesday to discuss the company’s future outlook.

Will Apple Grow WWDC in the Wake of Sell-Outs?

Why didn’t Apple’s event organizers see a 2011 WWDC sell-out coming and expand as necessary? When looking to expand an event such as WWDC, there are a number of factors that Apple has to consider before taking that step, and the risk outweighs the reward.

WWDC 2011 Sells Out in Less Than One Day

Tickets for Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference are already gone. Apple just updated its site, replacing the ticket link with a “Sold Out” sign. The event took less than a day to sell out this year, whereas WWDC 2010 took eight days to sell out entirely.

Will We Really See a Hardware-Free WWDC?

Multiple sources are claiming Apple (s aapl) won’t introduce new hardware at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). Typically, Apple at least unveils a new iPhone at the annual event, and has done so since 2007. Might this year mark the first deviation from that schedule?

Apple’s Instruments for Developers

When 5,000 developers gathered in San Francisco for the WWDC to discuss how to build apps for the customers that Apple loves so much, the company provided training, as well as several new tools called instruments, to help developers build the best possible applications.

WWDC 2010 Videos Now Available on ADC

Just prior to WWDC, registered attendees to the conference were treated to a surprise of gaining access to all of the WWDC 2009 conference videos. Now, in a similar move, Apple has made the WWDC 2010 Conference Videos available for free to the Apple Developer Community.

WWDC: Everything You Need to Know About iPhone 4

Apple has finally unveiled iPhone 4 at the company’s WWDC event in San Francisco, complete with iMovie, video chatting and multitasking. And the Retina Display tech means text is noticeably crisper while pictures are far more detailed than on the previous version.

AT&T Advances iPhone Upgrade Eligibility

On the day of the next generation iPhone launch, AT&T, out of the goodness of its corporate heart (or possibly from fear of a mass exodus to Verizon should Big Red get the iPhone), has moved up the eligibility date for some customers.

Photo Gallery: WWDC Line Forms 12 Hours Before Event

Apple events tend to bring out the giddy-kid-on-Christmas-eve feeling in many of us, and the lines that start at these events reflect that. Here in San Francisco, the WWDC line started no earlier than 6:30PM last night…over 15 hours before the event starts.

How Jobs Should Open His Keynote

The popular music will die down, Jobs will enter, and he’ll start with a few stats about how Apple is doing. But Jobs has an opportunity to open his keynote with one of the best lines he could ever deliver.

Photo Gallery: Apple Prepares Moscone for WWDC 2010

I stopped by after work on Friday to snap a few photos of Moscone West receiving the finishing touches of the giant three story tall Apple logo and snap photos of banners hanging inside the conference center. Unfortunately, there were no exposed banners of unannounced products.

WWDC 2010 Keynote Live Coverage

TheAppleBlog will be at the WWDC 2010 keynote providing live coverage! We’ll be providing text and photo updates both before and during the event to see if any our predictions came true.

WWDC 2010 Predictions

The theme for WWDC is all about the iPhone. When Steve takes the stage, we can expect to hear a lot about the next release of iPhone OS and the next generation hardware. But what else can we expect to hear about during the keynote?

WWDC 2010 Announced: June 7-11

The “center of the app universe” will be at Moscone West in San Francisco this year, as WWDC10 kicks off on June 7 and runs through the 11th.

Apple Design Award 2009 Winners

Apple (s aapl) announced the winners of the 2009 Apple Design Awards last night at a special ceremony hosted by John Geleynse,…

Apple Releases Safari 4

Apple today stripped the beta tag from, and released, Safari 4 into the wild. Safari 4, which has been in beta since February, offers a host of features and enhancements to Apple’s self-proclaimed “World’s Fastest Browser.”

Outside WWDC 2009

WWDC 2009 starts early in San Francisco, as in the day before. First in line this year is Clay, who arrived at…

Save .Mac Bookmarks!

While there’s an awful lot to like about MobileMe (tight iPhone integration, web apps that look like they’re going to be awesome—this…

@ WWDC: 3G iPhone Fact Or Fiction

In the months leading up to this day, speculation on what features would be included in the next generation iPhone have ranged from the thic…

3G iPhone: No Follow-On Revenue From Carriers

Amidst all the hoopla of today’s iPhone launch, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has made an interesting filing with the SEC, which suggests the business…

@ WWDC: 3G iPhone Available July 11 For $199

Here’s the big news: the 8-Gig 3G iPhone will be $199 around the world. It launches in 22 countries on July 11. The 16-Gig will be $299.


@ WWDC: Apple’s Keynote Begins

Steve Jobs enters the stage wearing his standard uniform of jeans and a mock black turtleneck. He thanks everyone for coming — all 5,200 at…

WWDC ’08 Rumor Roundup

Since we all know that Steve Jobs is Mr. Secretive, everything that is “announced” before his keynote is pure speculation. Of course,…

Leopard Lots of Show, Little Go?

So the argument goes that we saw a lot of eye candy from the Keynote yesterday, but there was a lack of…

Why So Hard on the Keynote?

The past few Apple events have resulted in many people griping openly about the Keynote Speeches. I’m not sure at what point…

3 Apps I’m Most Excited About at WWDC

So obviously Leopard is on everyone’s mind with The Keynote just hours away. I know I’ve been waiting to see more of…