Slideshow: Apple WWDC 2014 keynote highlights

Missed the keynote? Here are the highlights.

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WWDC 2014

During the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday, Apple executives demonstrated the new features of Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

Photos by Serenity Caldwell

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El Capitan

Before the keynote, attendees can see the desktop picture of El Capitan, found in Yosemite National Park. That’s what’s called a spoiler, kids.

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Tim Cook takes center stage

Tim Cook kicked off the keynote with a few interesting statistics.

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Developers! Developers! Developers!

Apple has 9 million app developers, a 47 percent increase over last year.

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User adoption

Mavericks has been installed by 51 percent of users. Fourteen percent of Windows users have upgraded to Windows 8.

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OS X Oxnard?

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi started the OS X presentation by unveiling the name of the OPS upgrade. Is it OS X Oxnard?

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Home of the Quakes

Is the new version of OS X called OS X Rancho Cucamonga?

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As in California State Senator Abner Weed

Is the new OS X called OS X Weed?

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OS X Yosemite

Federighi reveals the name of the new version of OS X, named after a national park of some repute. Find out what to expect in OS X Yosemite.

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Black or white

OS X Yosemite will allow you to switch the menu bar and menus from a white background to a black one.

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New Spotlight bar

The Spotlight search bar now appears in the middle of the screen in OS X Yosemite.

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iCloud Drive

Your iCloud storage is now user-accessible as an icon in a Finder window.

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Image annotations

Apple marketing executive Brian Croll demonstrated the new annotation tools. When you insert an image into an email, you can comments, arrows, speech ballons, and more.

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iPhone calls on your Mac

When you get a call on your iPhone and you’re on your Mac, you can take the call on your computer.

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Rock on, Eddy

Federighi demonstrates some of the new feature in Yosemite Mail by using an unflattering picture of Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue.

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Don't forget about Dre

Federighi demonstrated the new call features by calling Beats Electronics founder (and Apple employee) Dr. Dre.

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Priced right

OS X Yosemite will be free in the fall, but an exact release date was not announced.

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Satisfaction (almost) guaranteed

According to Apple, 97 percent of users are satisifed with iOS 7.

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iOS installed base

Apple says that 89 percent of users are using the latest version of iOS. Only 9 percent of Android users are using the latest version, called KitKat. Learn more about iOS 8's new features.

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Interactive notifications

iOS 8 offers better access to notifications. For example, if you get a notification for a new text message, you can swipe the screen and reply, instead of having to go to the Messages app.

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If you get an notification of an invitation, you can reply to it through the notification.

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At your fingertips

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Jony Ive makeover

Federighi demonstrates the new features in iOS mail by showing a picture of Apple senior vice president Jony Ive with Federighi's hair.

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Messages: New features

Some of the new features in iOS 8 Messages include group messaging and do not disturb.

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Joswiak selfie

Greg Joswiak, vice president of iOS and iPhone marketing, demonstrated the new features in Messages by taking a selfie with an obligatory duck face.

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Enterprise features

iOS 8 will have new features for use in enterprise environments.

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iOS 8's new HealthKit allows for integration with health-based apps. Get more details on HealthKit

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Family Sharing

In iOS 8, Family Sharing will allow you to get notifications on any device when a someone wants to make an iTunes purchase.

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The price of the cloud

Pricing for iCloud: Those first 5GB are free, at least.

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Photo editing

iOS 8's Photos apps offers new editing features.

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Hey, Siri

New features in Siri include the ability to launch Apple’s personal assistant just by saying “Hey, Siri.”

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More new features

iOS 8 will also have vector-based maps, lunar calendar support, and more—at least in China.

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App previews

The iTunes Store will allow developers to include demo videos of their apps.

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Third-party keyboard

Apple announced several new APIs for developers, including the ability to add custom keyboards.

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Touch ID API

Apple released an API for Touch ID so developers can use the security feature for their apps.

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Home sweet HomeKit

HomeKit API can be used by developers so you can use Siri to control devices like thermomstats and lights.

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Heavy Metal

The new Metal API lets game developers get the best graphics performance from the iPad and iPhone.

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The SpriteKit API will be useful for developers of 2D games who want to improvement graphics performance. Apple also released the SceneKit API for 3D casual games.

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Since WWDC is a show for developers, Swift got the best reaction from the keynote audience. Swift is a new new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, and it works with Objective-C.

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