All of Apple's executive team here sitting in the front rows. Right now Apple CEO Tim Cook is mingling with Al Gore.
@Trebor: A lot of pressure! Hopefully the WiFi and liveblog gods will be on my side today.
Ah, and for those who don't know, Al Gore is on the board of Apple.
It will be about a half an hour before this event really kicks off, by the way.
Somehow I forgot a new MacBook Air or MacBook in the poll. I need to wake up!
Okay, back to Apple. Things have calmed down in the front. All the executives have taken their seats.
Some other tech-celebs here: Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak.
Not surprising, Tim Cook is not out in the audience anymore.
For those wondering. I am liveblogging on my laptop, but the WiFi in here is very spotty. I've got AT&T and Verizon MiFis ready, but even those signals are weak in here. Blame the nerds!
"Our presentation will begin shortly."
I also have a backup laptop in case this goes longer than 2 hours!
And now we've got a big applause!
Lights are coming down as applause starts.
And some wireless problems. Tim Cook is up.
WWDC sold out in 71 seconds.
Cook is updating on the success of Apple Stores, as he usually does.
407 stores around the world.
Cook is talking through the Berlin store, which is in a theater. Looks pretty.
Video running now of the store.
App Store celebrates its 5th birthday next month.
"We have now paid developers $10 billion dollars."
"That's 3x more than all other platforms combined," says Cook.
Anki is a company that is launching at WWDC today. They are showing a product called Anki Drive. It is an AI and robotic company.
Small little toy cars and racing each other and they are controlling it with an app.
"We are using iOS devices not just as remote controls but as immersive real life experiences," says Anki man. I missed his name.
Anki is coming to Apple stores this fall.