Official Apple WWDC Keynote Discussion Thread (LIVE) June 2nd, 2014

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    State of the Union​
    25th year of the WWDC conference​
    PC industry declined by 5% Macs gained 12%​
    Mac install base now 80 million​
    40 million copies of Mavericks installed in hardware. Fastest adoption ever of any PC operating system.​
    Over 800 million iOS devices sold​
    iPod touch has passed 100 million units​
    iPad has passed 200 million units​
    iPhone has passed a half a billion units​
    App Store has 1.2 Million Apps Available​
    300,000,000 people visit the App Store every week​
    75 Billion Apps Downloaded through App Store​


    OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    New release with a new interface and big enhancements to apps​
    Has similar motif to iOS 7. Lots of translucent materials​
    Consistent and clear type.​
    Optional "dark" mode" ​
    Notification Center has a "Today" view with "at a glance" look at calendar, weather and more. Widgets can be added as well.​
    Spotlight turns into a launcher just like ALFRED application. Also pulls search results from Internet.​
    ICLOUD DRIVE: Synchronizes files and folders across all devices (just like Dropbox)​
    Mail has been enhanced. Maildrop sends large attachments can be sent through secured cloud up to 5GB​
    Mail Markup lets you draw right on your attachments​
    Safari has been stripped down include a single bar across top of browser. New tab view stacks sites you are browsing. Private viewing option added as well. A "share" menu lets you see RSS and recent people you have messaged.​
    Scrolling tabs in tab view​
    Image Editing within Safari for sharing images directly from browser to mail.​
    AirDrop: Now works between iOS and the Mac​
    Handoff: All your devices are aware of each other. Will pick up wherever you left off on other device.​
    Instant Hotspot: Hotspot your iPhone from your Mac​
    iMessage messages now show up on all your devices, relaying those messages from one device to another.​
    Mac now accepts phone calls, with caller ID, and acts as a speakerphone. You can even decline iPhone calls from your Mac.​
    Anyone can be a beta user during the Summer leading up to the fall release​
    PRICE: FREE
    iOS 8
    Builds on the design of iOS 7​
    Interactive Notifications: Reply directly from a notification without leaving app​
    New mail features allow you flag messages and marking mail for later read​
    New quick access to contacts from task switcher​
    Add events to calendar from within mail via dropdown contextual menu​
    Swipe email drafts down to get to other items within email app​
    Yosemite Spotlight features have been ported over to iOS 8​
    QuickType Keyboard: As you type, you get suggestions for the next word you might want to type. Much like SwiftKey. Has multiple language models.​
    Yosemite continuity features ported over​
    iMessages has GROUP MESSAGING where you can add & remove capability as well as DO NOT DISTURB ​
    Tap To Talk: Let's you quickly record audio or video messages to send to recipients​
    Healthkit: A single place where applications can contribute to a composite profile of your health. Third party apps will plug into Healthkit​
    FamilySharing: Easy way to share what's important. Share photos, calendars, reminder lists and find other devices, You can even share iTunes purchases with up to 6 family members who share the same credit card.​
    Photos: Every photo you take is available on all devices via iCloud​
    Smart Editing controls for light, color and cropping​
    Has access to third party keyboards​
    iOS 8 apps can talk to each other​
    You can buy apps in bundles on iOS 8​
    Apple will bring third-party widgets to iOS 8​
    iCloud Storage Prices:​
    First 5GB Free​
    20GB for $.99 month​
    200GB for $3.99 month​
    Tiers available up to 1TB​
    Siri activates by saying "Hey, Siri"​
    Siri has Shazam song recognition​
    Identify songs and purchase songs directly from iTunes using Siri​
    Streaming voice recognition​
    HomeKit: Home Automation Certificate from Apple. Turns the iPhone into a remote for your smart home​
    CloudKit: Lets you access your iCloud storage​
    Metal: Focused on gaming, dramatically reduces OpenGL overhead​
     
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    Buckled in and watching via Apple TV, here we go!
     
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    Broadcast is about 40 seconds behind live event
     
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    Love this Spotlight feature. Looks like ALFRED app is in trouble.
     
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    Doesn't look like we'll see Siri in Yosemite :(
     
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    I use Chrome and Gmail so nothing great for me so far..
     
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    All I can say is WOW to all these great Safari features. I may never use
    Chrome browser again.
     
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    Damn...may have to go back to iPhone to enjoy all these handoff features
    and calling from my Mac.
     
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    Swype isn't even on iOS and it just got Sherlocked!
     
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    YES family sharing! My most wanted feature!
     
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    Boom app extensibility, number 2. Let's get the trifecta please and double iTunes Match numbers, maybe in the fall..l
     
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    Little ticked off that I am going to have to give up my beloved Android
    (Note 3) for a new iPhone this fall.

    Hopefully the rumors of a larger screen are true. I am positive they are.

    The handoff and continuity features -- including making phone calls from
    my desktop -- are so enticing that I'm going to need an OS phone device.
     
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    Swype just got new life!
     
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    Is there going to be time for hardware announcements?!!
     
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    No hardware.Swift looks cool!
     
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    Great stuff, but a total disappointment for those of us hoping for hardware announcements.
     
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    OS 10 Weed. Funny.
     
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    Rancho Cucamonga baby!
     
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    That was bananas! Absolutely huge! Huge iCloud and photo stream upgrade. Family app sharing. Intriguing unifications of mobile and desktop. Nice stuff. But iOS. WTF! Extensions. Metal. Swift. Hey Siri. iCloud kit. TouchID. Those cut to the heart of competition and promise hugely requested features and amazing unanticipated new apps to come. On top of that, Apple threw a hug vat of spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks. Healthbook. Home automation. Will they work? Does anyone care? We're going to find out!On the rumor mill front: they got it wrong on multitasking. Bet it comes next year. And they were oblivious to Swift. Which is a BFD.I'm a hack, a dabbler, a programmer wannabe. And I want to try out Swift and Xcode. It looks as awesome as NeXT and Toolkit were when I did that as a student programmer.
     
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    I'm personally excited about:KeyboardsHey SiriUnified photos! Squee!Family sharing of photosPaying Apple $0.99 per month to store my photos ;)
     

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