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  • Zink - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I still don't know who is on text... Reply
  • Zink - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Oh I've got it, Josh is on text. Looks like you need a Macbook Air, I hope they mention a next gen Macbook Air. Reply
  • colonelclaw - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Don't get your hopes up - isn't this conference normally all about the software? (the clue is in the title!) Reply
  • kron123456789 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    LoL they made Metal and new programming language just for continue installing 1GB RAM in their devices))) Reply
  • Dman23 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    This looks like it's going to be a GREAT release. Can't wait! Reply
  • Aikouka - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I would be rather interested to see what an Apple infotainment system would look like. However, I think one of the most important aspects is definitely the human interface. How do we control it? I've found that controlling the head unit tends to be painful, tedious and all-around cumbersome. For example, if I want to scroll through a large list, I need something more like a mouse wheel that I can scroll quickly. While I'm scrolling quickly, all I want to see on the screen is the first letter of the current entry (e.g. 'M' for "Music"). We also need to get rid of this ancient poke-to-move navigation system. I have MyFord Touch in my car, but I almost never use the navigation, because it's too difficult to use quickly compared to my phone. Part of that is the speed (it takes some time to even come up) and having to poke to move around. So, when I'm just looking for a quicker route to get somewhere, I'd rather pull over and get out my phone. Reply
  • colonelclaw - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Those are good points. Whether we like it or not, Apple has become the technology world's design bureaux. A better car interface is what we all need right now. Almost every one I've ever tried, from my mum's humble Hyundai, my friend's Prius, to my brother's massive Jaguar (he's rich, I'm not!) has an utterly crap interface. Reply
  • VengenceIsMine - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    97% satisfaction rating?? Come on, that's obviously a slanted stat in some way, nothing in the computer industry ever gets anywhere near that kind of consensus. It's too much like a Russian sham 'election', douchebag dictator gets 97% of the vote...... Reply
  • repoman27 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    It's derived from studies such as those performed by ChangeWave Research which poll several hundred customers and ask them whether they would rate their overall satisfaction with their device as "Very Satisfied", "Somewhat Satisfied", "Somewhat Unsatisfied" or "Very Unsatisfied". When you total the first two groups for participants with devices running iOS 7, apparently you arrive at 97%.

    Customers vote with their dollars, and the results of the ballot are the respective market shares. This is more like asking people after they just voted how satisfied they are with the way they cast their vote.
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  • Deelron - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    One quibble, the result of the ballot is most definitely not market share, many times cost is a much, much greater factor in market share then satisfaction (and sometimes it's a major factor in both). I'd suspect most consumers would be more satisfied with a luxury automobile if it cost the same as a moped. Reply
  • jwcalla - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    OS X updates seem to take a lot of cues from some of the stuff I see on Linux (and not all of it good). Reply
  • squirrelboy - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    my thoughts exactly.
    http://i.imgur.com/4QouiL0.png
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  • Antronman - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Yet again, I am left wondering why big corporations use macs. I am left wondering what the difference between Yosemite and (insert your choice of OSX here) is. How the hell is Apple becoming so popular? Reply
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Really? Is it that hard? Just look at how little Microsoft has managed to accomplish in Windows in the past two years and compare it what Apple showed today. I think it's obvious to even the most casual user - the folks in Redmond are behind and they are going to stay there. Reply
  • Deelron - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    It's also less and less relevant what actual computer you use since most users accomplish the same tasks, plus most of Apples inroads into enterprise have come via the mobile market anyway. Reply
  • SniperWulf - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Is it just me or does a lot of these "new" services sound like playing catch up? Reply
  • ArthurG - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    @tim cook: "Nearly half of our customers in China in the past six months switched from Android to iPhone" --> yeah that's why apple market share is now less than 5% in China, with some local players like Xiaomi selling much more than then... Tim must live in a parallel world... Reply
  • repoman27 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    It's a disingenuous statistic, because Apple only finalized a deal with China Mobile in January of this year, i.e. in the past 6 months. Essentially everyone who had a smartphone with China Mobile was an Android user, and any of them that bought an iPhone now that they're available is a switcher.

    However, you're way off with your market share numbers. Apple currently holds about 80% market share in China for smartphones costing $500 or more, which is all Apple cares about. Even still, that's 21.6% of the total Chinese smartphone market. Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/17/a...

    Tim is quite savvy, but he did present the numbers in a slightly misleading fashion.
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  • Deelron - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Aye and those go to the heart of what Apples model is, sell a lot in the high-margin market and retain enough market share (particularly with people who have/choose to use discretionary income within the ecosystem) to remain relevant, and to actually turn a profit on the devices they make. Reply
  • coburn_c - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    What a stunning ripoff of Windows 8. Reply
  • CBone - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    "Yesterday's Windows, Windows Phone, and Android features... TODAY!"

    *crowd loses it*
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  • Guspaz - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    So what you're telling me is that my iPhone can now run Crysis...? :P Reply
  • johntmosher - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    The reality distortion field still works. You guys seem to be letting some whoppers get past your usual sense of BS Reply
  • johntmosher - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I understand how it can be though - I went to a Microsoft Windows 8.1 IT Boot Camp and found myself hypnotized enough to swallow a few distortions Reply
  • Spoony - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I thought they were really light on the commentary this time. Basically just transcribed with photos. I usually come here to see insightful opinions on the events unfolding. There was essentially none of that today.

    Apple did a lot of really great stuff today, that's undeniable. As stewards of the platform it was important they made these moves. iOS has been lagging behind Android (and even Windows Phone) in many areas recently. It still is in some, even with today's updates. However, it is certainly a push in the right direction.

    I was less pleased with the OS X updates. I thought they grew out of transparency? Also the all-white retina-searing interfaces are getting annoying. I want charcoal or something. The Dark Mode for OS X is a gesture to this I guess? I wonder if it also affects generic window types.
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  • xdrol - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    "Also can use GPU for compute"

    Is it OpenGL compute shaders or OpenCL?
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  • Torashin - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Why still no OS X Siri? I also hate the new iOS style dock. The table is way nicer. I'm happy with the rest though. I wonder what will happen regarding Mantle vs Metal on OS X... and which came first. Reply
  • jwcalla - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I think you guys went a bit overboard with the photos... lol.

    Not happy to see yet another graphics API. Things are getting out of hand and it's obvious that other players are going to be forced to follow suit with their own special brand of API. ugh. I really need to switch careers from software to marketing.
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  • CalaverasGrande - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link


    I was holding out hope that a new 4k/Retina display would be debuted.
    Oh well, I guess I am gettign that LG display.
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  • Sushisamurai - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    so, with a low level API for graphics, how does that translate to the latest iOS devices and the ability to run last generation's console games? That'd be pretty sick if they could. I'd presume in a few more years apple's ARM processor's might exceed today's current gen consoles... I'm not sure, but i'd like an opinion article on what the significance of the Metal API is.

    iOS 8 and the continuity with your PC/ipad seems pretty intense - with the changes to iMessage on iOS8, that's essentially the death of whatsapp for me. I'm a little surprised Siri wasn't emphasized nor changed significantly -> context based threads would have been nice. What's most interesting is the new API's available for iOS - does android have similar API's in regards to app development?
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  • jwcalla - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I think this "APIs" concept is basically their version of the Android Intent system. Reply
  • Morawka - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    wow Home automation was totally over sold in the media. Healthbook was totally oversold. Very little said about OS8 at all. They did a lot of backend stuff that's great for developers, but i'm sorry, the notification center rebuild, and being able to take calls on my ipad, are not ground breaking nor innovating.

    overall i'm greatly disappointed by the lack of customer experience features, and lack of any sort of hardware launch or refresh.
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  • Deelron - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    It's a developers conference, media speculation be damned. Reply
  • HunterKlynn - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    As they said at the start of the live blog, Broadwell isn't available so there won't be new MacBooks and it's not the time of the year for iPhone/iPad announcements. Silly to be disappointed about a lack of hardware refresh.

    I think app extensions will be the big customer experience change.
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  • MartinT - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Thrid party keyboard - does that finally spell the end of always-capped letters on IOS?

    If so, wohoo!
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  • djc208 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Big corporations hate these fast update cycles though. All of this stuff has to get vetted by their IT people and then vetted for security issues, and then verified against all thier existing applications and hardware, any problems with any of these steps have to be patched by them or the third-party software provider, or replaced. Do you think Coke wants some supervisor accidentially syncing and sharing the secret formula across his iCloud because he swiped the wrong way?

    Microsoft may lack the polish but the problems big companies have with Windows 8 has less to do with performance and more to do with compatability and learning curve. Making Windows 8 work moore like Windows 7/XP is more about preventing the business users from leaving. Remember, the 95% solution isn't usually the fastest or faciest, it's the most flexable and reliable.
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  • Kevin G - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    The thing is that MS is adopting an equally fast ( or even faster) OS upgrade cycle. Windows 8 to 8.1 to 8.1 Update 1 has not been merciful to IT departs and corporate software engineers. Reply
  • Morawka - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Those are service packs. not different OS's Reply
  • MarcSP - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    Oh, yes, they are only different if we change the name! Real improvements be damned... :-] Reply
  • Byte - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Thanks for finally posting the live block the "correct" way, oldest to newest. When i clicked on this i immediately scrolled to the bottom to start from the beginning, when finally i realized, you fixed it! Reply
  • SunRan - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I have a macbook n a ipad. And i must say that apple is greatly lacking on innovation. Most of the features they introduced are just copy n paste from google. Flat design was also google idea. I really love my macbook n i think ipad is so limited in use. But good to see that they copied the stuff from google drive and opened up a bit. Apple should not misuse its dominant position otherwise it will fall down very hard. I miss steve jobs. Reply
  • Marucins - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    fApplntastic! Reply
  • CalaverasGrande - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    extremely disappointed in the lack of hardware refresh.
    I understand that Intels next tick/tock is not for a bit yet.
    However that has hardly ever stopped Apple from releasing new hardware with an old CPU or GPU. Or inthe case of the orignal MacBook Air, with a chip that wasn't out yet.
    I was also really hoping for a new keyboard, mouse and monitor that harmonizes with the 2013 Mac Pro and the other Space Gray devices.
    I'm also puzzled as to why Apple has not entered the NAS market.
    Qnap, Synology and Drobo have been doing pretty good.
    But I would love to see a more mature approach to the NAS platform.
    I know they have the various Airport and Time capsule devices. But none of these offers significant storage past what time machine backups for a couple Macs will use.
    Nor do they offer apps.
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  • dugbug - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - link

    this is a developer conference Reply

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