Apple TV is powered by tvOS, and tvOS is just one of the software platforms that we are here to talk about today. So, let’s get going.
I’m excited to share with you this morning how we are going to make tvOS even more entertaining and more personal. We completely redesigned the Home screen, making Apple TV come to life from the moment that you turn it on with full screen previews of the best TV shows and newly released movies.
Apple TV is designed to be used for the whole family, but we wanted to make it even more personal. Today, the Up Next list has a mix of shows for everyone in the home, but when you sit down to watch TV, you want to see the shows that you love. So, we are introducing multiuser support for tvOS.
Now, everyone in the home gets their own Up Next list plus personalized recommendations for new shows and movies to enjoy. Now, and it’s easy to switch between family members using the all new Control Center. It works just like you would expect it to.
TvOS also delivers Apple Music with over 50 million songs and curated music video play lists. And now, with multiuser support, everyone in the home gets their own personalized music experience. You are going to be able to see lyrics to your favorite songs in sync with the music. This is really cool. This is the best music experience on television.
Now, Apple Arcade is also going to look amazing on the AppleTV 4K this fall. Playing great games like Ocean Horn 2, of course, is even better with great game controllers so we are extending support to two of the best and most popular game controllers available. Xbox 1S. Yes. And PlayStation DualShock 4. Yeah.
I think there is a few PlayStation fans out there.
Finally, let’s talk about our beautiful screensavers. We have already captured some of the most stunning locations around the globe and even some from outer space through our collaboration with the International Space Station.
This year, we are going under the sea. Oh, it’s awesome. We’ve partnered with BBC Natural History unit to shoot beautiful 4K HDR footage, taking you to places that few people have ever experienced before.
So, that’s the new tvOS. More personal and more entertaining than ever.
Now, let’s talk about Apple Watch. Yeah.
Apple Watch is the number one watch in the world. It keeps you connected to the people and information you care about just by raising your wrist. It tracks your workouts and motivates you to stay active throughout the day.
And with new breakthrough features like fall detection, heart notifications and ACG, the Apple Watch has truly become an intelligent guardian for your health.
For so many of us, the Apple Watch has become an essential part of our daily life. Today, we are going to take another leap forward with the watchOS to bring new experiences to Apple Watch while enhancing the ones that you already love.
To tell you all about it, I would like to invite Kevin Lynch to the stage. Kevin?
Kevin Lynch – VP Technology
Thank you, Tim. Good morning. So excited to be here.
We’re thrilled at how Watch is making such a difference in so many people’s lives. This is driving us to make Watch even more powerful and more personal for you.
Let’s start with Watch faces. Now, these are something you interact with most every day and we have more Watch faces this year since the very first Apple Watch.
From simply beautiful to richly detailed, let’s take a look at a few of these.
First, we have the gradient face which is smoothly animating with the time. Then we have this large Numerals face showing the current hour in multiple languages and the very modern digital face showing you a great look in multiple colors and then the California dial, classic design for a Watch face.
Now, many of these faces you can add more information to, such as adding rich complications here right on the California dial.
And then we have the solar face. This visualizes the sun’s 24-hour path around the dial and you can see it changing during the day or as you rotate the Digital Crown. These are just beautiful.
Now, across all of the Watch faces, we are introducing taptic chimes. And when enabled, on the hour, you will feel a silent taptic on your wrist and if sound is on, you will hear an audible chime like this.
Yes, that’s a bird song. It’s actually a robin captured at Apple Park — I mean, it was recorded in Apple Park. The robins are okay.
Now, let’s talk about Apps. Now, these are designed for quick interactions on Watch. First, we are bringing more Apple apps to Watch. The new Audiobooks app to let you listen to Apple Books and Voice Memos so you can easily record your thoughts. And calculator. And check this out; it also includes the ability to do tip calculations, including the ability to split the bill with friends.
Now, we are also giving developers great new tools and APIs to build great apps for Apple Watch. And we are now making it possible to create apps that run independently on the Watch, no longer requiring a companion iPhone app.
And now you can get extended time to access sensor data and complete sessions like physical therapy with Kya or brushing your teeth with Colgate or meditating with Calm.