San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is here (as spotted by James)
(which are what I, sadly, listen to 90% of the time)
Notable: no music by Billy Joel, They Might Be Giants, or John Williams.
And Jimmy Iovine is the legendary record producer who cofounded Beats. He joined Apple after the acquisition and is viewed as key to Apple’s negotiations with record labels. On May 28, 2014, the day Apple announced its $3 billion acquisition of Beats, Iovine, speaking at the Recode conference, joked, “I’m at Apple now. I can’t say anything.” He didn’t play a role at September’s iPhone launch, but he was there -- along with friends such as singer Gwen Stefani.
Playing: "101" by Walla. (make your own WWDC playlist!)
Crossing fingers for Dr. Dre!
Dr. Dre, as a reminder, is the Beats cofounder and rapper who joined Apple after the Beats acquisition. He got into trouble before the deal was closed for posting a video in which he says: “First billionaire in hip-hop, right here on the mother-f$#@!& west coast.” The video was pulled down.
We could see Eddy Cue come up for the music streaming service, though. I'm kind of hoping Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine also play a role. They joined Apple through the Beats acquisition.
@Sanu - Craig will definitely be here. I already saw him this morning. He's going to be running this show, most likely. I think he was on stage 98% of the time at last year's WWDC.
Definitely no iPhone 7 today! I also think the next one is iPhone 6S. :-)
Hahaha. Scott. You crack me up. And I'm right there with you. There's no leaving our seats now.
I've had some water. Have I used the bathroom recently? No. I'll enter Deep Middle Seat Flight Mode.
So, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners, you'll finally be able to update!
Playing: "Renegades" by X Ambassadors
@Netherscourge That's what we're hearing. iOS 9 will supposedly be slimmed down to work on older devices
I just got a home, and smart home tech sends me into mild states of panic.
Most people have a hard time understanding smart homes (am I crazy?). Helping explain HomeKit, what it does, what it will do, and laying it all out again will be a huge help.
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@Zach - Apple could always surprise us, for sure. But there's not really much hardware they could show today
Sooooooo many Apple Watches here
Now playing: "Don't Wanna Fight," Alabama Shakes
We’re also not expecting any new iPhones, iPads or Macs. Apple just introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September, new iPads in October and new Macs late last year and earlier this year. Don’t hold your breath for a bigger, so-called “iPad Pro” today, and there’s not going to be an Apple Car despite all the recent chatter about the company working on its own electric vehicle.