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Apple October 16 iPad event

Apple is hosting an event to show off its newest devices and computer operating system.

  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:09:27 PM
    Cook: We've had great reception from the tech community. Also health and fitness and people who know a lot about fashion and style, even more than I do.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:09:31 PM
    Lots of laughs for that quip
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:09:43 PM
    Cook: This month, the Apple Watch is on the cover of Vogue China. We are really proud of this
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:09:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:10:02 PM
    Cook: As we showed you last month, we have been working with selective third party developers on Apple Watch. Like BMW, American Airlines, Starwood
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:10:25 PM
    Cook: I'm pleased to tell you today we have developed WatchKit where many other developers can join this party. We're rolling out WatchKit next month
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:10:45 PM
    Cook: We can't wait to see what amazing experiences they come up with. Apple Watch will be shipping early next year, and every day I look forward to that day.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:10:47 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:10:49 PM
    And this is why we all saw a sneak preview of the Apple Watch long before it would go on sale. Devs need time and tools, a la WatchKit, to build a catalog of apps and experiences.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:11:07 PM
    Cook: That's a quick update around iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. They join an incredible product lineup, one I would call our strongest product lineup ever.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:11:18 PM
    Product lineup shot includes watch, phone, ipad, MacBook Pro, and iMac.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:11:30 PM
    No MAcBook Air, no Mac Mini, no Mac Pro, etc.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:11:36 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:11:40 PM
    Cook: Each of these products are not only the individually best in their category but they've been designed to work seamlessly together. That's made possible by iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Today we've got some terrific updates on them.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:11:55 PM
    We now have Craig Federighi up.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:12:13 PM
    He's senior vice president of software engineering overseeing both iOS and Mac OS X.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:12:19 PM
    Federighi is seen as a rising star at Apple, and he oversees both iOS and Mac OS X software. He took on the role in late 2012 after Cook fired iOS head Scott Forstall following Apple’s Maps fiasco. Federighi dominated WWDC this year, spending more time on stage than everyone else, combined. He always wears a bright blue shoe and once jokingly referred to himself -- in a nod to his silver hair -- as “Hair Force One.”
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:12:40 PM
    Federighi: In just under 4 weeks, 48% of iOS users are on iOS 8
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:12:41 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:13:17 PM
    Federighi: The situation with other mobile platforms is somewhat different. When you look at Android, vast majority running operating system that's more than 2 years old. After 313 days, KitKat is only on 25% of Android devices
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:13:20 PM
    Interestingly, if you look at people not updating to iOS 8, they have had the same problem on
    legacy devices that I did.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:13:50 PM
    Federighi: iOS 8 is a major feature release with something for all of our customers. New QuickType keyboard. Family sharing that makes it easy to share calendars, to dos, photos and even purchases.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:13:52 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:13:56 PM
    Which is, when iOS 8 was released, my first several attempts to download it over about three days all failed or timed out, after which one may forget about it, at least for a while.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:14:00 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:14:07 PM
    Federighi: What really sets iOS apart is the incredible technologies it puts in the hands of our developers. Let's take a look. Start with Extensions.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:14:29 PM
    Federighi: Now with iOS 8 when you swipe down from the top of your phone, you access not just the system's built-in widgets but these third party widgets as well
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:14:39 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:14:43 PM
    Federighi:Just a single tap from anywhere in the system, you can post to Evernote.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:15:02 PM
    Federighi: We've added support to third party actions. And access to your documents. Not just in iCloud but Dropbox, Box and any other box you happen to put your files.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:15:08 PM
    Federighi: We also have support for third-party keyboards.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:15:11 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:15:18 PM
    OS 8 marks the second major release of Apple’s mobile operating system under the guidance of head designer Jony Ive and new software head Craig Federighi.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:15:24 PM
    Easier access to cloud files points to Apple realizing we're moving to cloud-based world perhaps more quickly than many expected. (I know I have.)
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:15:42 PM
    Federighi: Next up HealthKit
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:15:43 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:16:04 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:16:06 PM
    Federighi: Then you have apps like ShareCares, ask MDs.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:16:13 PM
    It didn't take long for some iOS users to start reporting problems. Conversations on Apple's support forums and other online source pointed to Wi-Fi connectivity glitches, the usual battery drain issue and slow performance in Safari, among other problems. A bug in the operating system also prevented developers from launching HealthKit apps in the App Store.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:16:19 PM
    The iOS 8.0.1 update, released Sept. 24 and then swiftly recalled, aimed to fix issues that have plagued Apple's mobile OS since it hit the market Sept. 17.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:16:21 PM
    And, for third-party keyboards -- the ability to use Swype was the main reason I switched back to an iPhone this year, after a couple of years on Android. Although, Swype still feels buggy and less accurate on iOS.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:16:25 PM
    But many users immediately reported problems after downloading the update, including their iPhones no longer connecting to a cellular network. iPhone owners also reported issues with Touch ID after downloading the update, with some noting that the feature -- which allows people to unlock their phones using their fingerprints -- was no longer working.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:16:37 PM
    Federighi is still giving a list of apps taking advantage of new iOS 8 features
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:16:39 PM
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