Tim Cook is onstage. He's wearing a black untucked button-down shirt. Shocker.
Cook: "These phones are the best phones we have ever created."
Cook: Fastest selling iPhones in history. Most first month orders ever.
In 30 days, Apple has more millions of iPhone 6 models than any previous model. That's a lot of Gorilla Glass!
Cook: By the end of this week, we'll be in 32 countries. And launching in China "just a few hours from now." Running on all three major China networks on the fastest spectrums.
Cook: iPhone 6 was "biggest iPhone launch ever."
He keeps saying it's the "biggest iPhone launch." HOW big? How 'bout some nombres, hombre?
Cook: Apple Pay. It's built into iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It's easy, secure, and private. "We think it is going to be profound."
They're about to announce that Apple Pay is going live. It's beautifully implemented--I just wish more stores accepted it!
Cook: We have all the nation's top banks supporting us. And in the last month we have signed another 500 banks. Rolling out this year.
Cook: Even more retailers coming online this year too. And it works online, you can buy products and services in the app.
Cook: Apple Pay rolls out MONDAY
You can also use Apple Pay to buy stuff online with your phone, using only your fingerprint. Goes live MONDAY. (IF you have an iPhone 6.)
Cook: "The journey begins and we can't wait."
Cook: Apple Watch now. "The most personal device we have ever created." And "We've had great reception from the fitness community."
"The Apple watch was designed by people who know a lot about fashion and style. Even more than I do." Tim Cook wisecrack!
Next month, Apple will unveil WatchKit, for little tiny software programmers to write little tiny apps.
Cook: Announcing "WatchKit" for developers to make their own apps. It rolls out next month. So developers can do "fantastic work, before we start shipping." Which is early next year.
Cook: We have updates on iOS 8 and Yosemite.
Craig Federighi on stage with news.
Craig Federighi onstage, wearing the same shirt HE always wears. What is that thing about wearing the same outfit at every Apple event?
Fed: In just under 4 weeks, nearly half of iOS customers are on iOS 8. 90% of customers are using an OS that shipping just this year (he's referring to iOS 7 too, I believe.)
Fed: Vs KitKat: After 313 days, only 25% people using it
So far, there's a lot of recapping of stuff we already know. There WILL be something new today, right?
Fed: iOS 8 is a major feature release. New keyboards, Family sharing, etc.
"But what really sets it apart are the incredible technologies it puts in the hands of developers."
Fed: For example, all the great 3rd-party widgets, sharing extensions, access to cloud documents, 3rd-party keyboards. (Including a Klingon keyboard... we have to test that.)
Fed: And Healthkit. Strava, Lifesum, Sharecares... examples of apps that work with Healthkit
Fed: And now developers have access to TouchID too (I wish more devs would use that)
Fed: And Metal, the new graphics/games tools for developers.
Fed: And Swift, the new programming language for iOS.
There's a lot of developer stuff here...