Apple Keynote Live

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Apple’s 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us again, and we will be tracking all of the new software announcements from the keynote. Apple has a lot of operating system plates spinning and has done a decent job keeping a lot of things under wraps.

But there are some obvious questions that could be answered in the online-only event. Apple’s Arm-based M1 Macs have exceeded most people’s expectations for performance and battery life — but the future of macOS still seems fuzzy with so many different kinds of supported apps.

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All of that could be forgiven if Apple makes one of its rare WWDC hardware announcements with new MacBook Pro models. iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS are also all likely to get some attention — and we may even see tvOS get renamed to HomeOS in a nod to the HomePod and Apple’s smart home ambitions.

  1. The iPad is expected to get a revamped home screen and maybe another revision to its windowing system.

  2. All that, some surprises, and what’s sure to be a lot of swooping drone transitions about Apple Park are in store.

    But the biggest question of all is whether Apple will directly address the growing developer discontent around its App Store policies.

  3. It’s a long shot, but that’s why we live blog: tune in to watch along with us! With its powerful tools and dazzling effects, Keynote makes it easy to create stunning and memorable presentations, and comes included with most Apple devices.

    Use Apple Pencil on your iPad to create diagrams or illustrations that bring your slides to life. And with real‑time collaboration, your team can work together, whether they’re on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or a PC.

Present over video conference.Like a pro.

  1. Keynote sets the stage for an impressive presentation.

  2. A simple, intuitive interface puts important tools front and center, so everyone on your team can easily add beautiful charts, edit photos, and incorporate cinematic effects.

    • And Rehearse Mode lets you practice on the go, with the current or next slide, notes, and clock — all in one view.

    • Choose from over 30 eye‑catching themes that instantly give your presentation a professional look.

    • Or create your own slide designs, background images, and page‑by‑page customization. Add drama to your presentation with more than 30 cinematic transitions and effects.

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Make your words pop by adding textures, color gradients, and even photos — with just a tap. And animate objects along a path using Apple Pencil or your finger on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. See a few examples of Keynote animations.

  2. Choose from over 700 Apple-designed shapes, galleries, math equations, and charts.

  3. Take a photo or scan a document with your iPhone, and Continuity Camera can send it straight to Keynote on your Mac.

  4. Embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo, then play them right in your presentations, without the need to download or open the video in a media player.*.

Present over video conference. Like a pro.

  1. Play a slideshow in its own window so you can access other apps while you present.

  2. You can view your presenter notes, upcoming slides, and navigation in a separate window as well.

  3. With outline view for iPhone and iPad, quickly jot down your thoughts, restructure ideas, and move concepts from slide to slide.

  4. Then switch to slide view and start designing.

    • With Scribble for iPadOS and Apple Pencil, your handwritten words will automatically be converted to typed text.

    • Take notes, edit a presentation, or annotate text quickly.


With Keynote, presenting remotely can be just as seamless as presenting in person.

  • Say goodbye to saying “Next slide, please” — now multiple people can present together, even remotely, with each person taking control of their section of the deck.

    Add a live video feed of yourself to any slide for a picture-in-picture experience.

  • Or when presenting on your Mac, include a live feed of your iPhone or iPad screen to walk through your apps. You can even play a slideshow in its own window, so you can simultaneously access your notes and other apps.

  • You don’t work in one place on just one device. The same goes for Keynote. Work seamlessly across all your Apple devices. The slides you create using a Mac or iPad will look the same on an iPhone or web browser — and vice versa.

  • You can also work on presentations stored on iCloud or Box using a PC. Work together in the same presentation, from across town or across the world. You can see your team’s edits as they make them — and they can watch as you make yours, too.

When presenting as a team, you can also take turns controlling a single deck from anywhere. Add color, illustrations, and handwritten comments for more beautiful presentations with Apple Pencil on your iPad.
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