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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 5:16:48 PM
    Apple ended up pulling iOS 8.0.1 about an hour after it first became available. The company later published instructions for users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 before Apple scrapped the update. The steps help users downgrade their devices to iOS 8 as Apple worked on a fix for the software. The company released iOS 8.0.2 on Sept. 25.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:17:06 PM
    Federighi: Next is Swift, an entirely new programming language we introduced to take apps to the next level.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:17:28 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:17:28 PM
    Federighi: We've seen a flood of applications written in Swift in the app store already. Our enterprise partner IBM has completely embraced Swift for their applications
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:17:41 PM
    Federighi: IBM called it "incredible interactive and intuitive"
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:17:44 PM
    Here's a question about apps. Are we still living in a "hot new app of the week" world? I can't recall the last time there was a must-download app everyone jumped on right away. Secret might have been the last one I can think of.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:18:02 PM
    Federighi: There will be many new Swift users minted every day because universities have incorporated it into their curriculum.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:18:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:18:17 PM
    Federighi: iOS 8.1. When we put a major new OS in the hands of hundreds of millions of users, we do get a little feedback
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:18:19 PM
    Companies, especially content companies, have gotten much better at creating browser-based mobile experiences, so stand-alone apps may not as necessary as they once were.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:18:21 PM
    Lots of chuckles to that
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:18:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:18:47 PM
    Federighi: iOS 8.1. Bring back the beloved camera roll. Added support for Apple Pay. And the public bet of iCloud photo library so everyone can have every photo they take on all of their devices.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:18:52 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:19:25 PM
    Federighi: This isn't just your photos, it's also your videos as well. It's available in public beta with iOS 8.1 and it uses your iCloud storage. First 5GB are free.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:19:29 PM
    Photo management continues to be a vexing issue for many casual/mainstream users, from my casual conversations with non-techies.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:19:31 PM
    But then you have to pay for more storage.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:19:50 PM
    Federighi: OS X and Yosemite. It was just this June when we publicly unveiled Yosemite to the world. Over a million people signed up for the public beta
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:19:55 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:20:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:20:03 PM
    Federighi: We're all in love with the gorgeous new design of OS X Yosemite
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:20:23 PM
    Big visual changes in Yosemite, but nothing like the left-field look of Windows 8 that was so hard for people to get used to.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:20:31 PM
    Federighi: Spotlight has been absolutely supercharged. Not only search locally on Mac but also taps into the Internet
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:20:44 PM
    Federighi:All of the apps built into Yosemite have been completely revitalized with this UI.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:20:47 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:20:50 PM
    After years of giving OS X cat-related names (Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion), Apple last year shifted to California-themed titles for future versions of the operating system.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:20:54 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:20:56 PM
    The first in that new line was 2013’s OS X 10.9, aka Mavericks, which was named after the world-famous surfing competition held near Half Moon Bay, Calif. Mavericks featured improved battery life, many new applications, better power management, tabs in Finder, and the ability to add tags to file names so they're more searchable.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:21:01 PM
    Apple unveiled the latest version of its computer software, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:21:08 PM
    The operating system has a new look, a refined toolbar, new notification-center features, and a dark mode. In addition, Yosemite will now synchronize with Apple's iOS mobile operating system through AirDrop file-sharing, iMessage messaging, and the ability to make and take phone calls.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:21:20 PM
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is key to Apple's efforts to grow in the computing market. Apple now generates less than 15 percent of its total revenue from Macs, but the devices help the company build its ecosystem. And Apple at times has posted strong Mac sales in periods when the rest of the PC market has struggled.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:21:21 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:21:27 PM
    Apple in July reported Mac unit sales rose 18 percent to 4.4 million in the quarter ended June 28. CEO Tim Cook said the Mac boosted Apple's overall financial results, and the company saw strong sales in some regions weak for other PC makers. The US, for instance, was a "very, very" strong market for the Mac in the quarter, he said.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:21:35 PM
    To build customer loyalty and make sure users are accessing the most recent software, Apple last year made Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks free for download. Yosemite also is free for users. Apple released a public beta version of its newest OS X software in late July.
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:21:45 PM
    Organizing tabs in Safari from a "birds eye" view is helpful -- I know people who keep way too many tabs open at once.
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:22:10 PM
    Federighi: Safari is 6X faster than other browsers for JavaScript. When it comes to battery life, browsing in Safari gives you two hours longer battery life than other browsers. With Netflix streaming, three more hours of browsing
  • Carrie Mihalcik 10/16/2014 5:22:13 PM
    Apple's WatchKit to launch in November
  • dan.ackerman 10/16/2014 5:22:18 PM
    Interesting play for pushing Safari as more power efficient for laptop battery life.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:22:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:22:28 PM
    Federighi: You can mark up your drawings, pictures, make changes in documents
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:22:40 PM
    Federighi: Mail also has mail drop. Can send huge attachments, up to 5GB
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:22:57 PM
    Federighi: Messages has a new design for Yosemite as well. Easy location sharing, really convenient access
  • Shara Tibken 10/16/2014 5:23:02 PM
    Federighi: iTunes has been updated as well.
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:23:07 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/16/2014 5:23:12 PM
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