They keep quoting glowing praise from reviews on the slides. You gotta wonder if that affects these reviewers when they write...hoping to be one of the Chosen...
Fed: Major universities are teaching Apple's programming language, Swift.
Fed: Let's turn our attention now to iOS 8.1. We did get "a little bit of feedback."
Fed: We are bringing back the camera roll!
Fed: And in 8.1, any edits you make to photos are "instantly" reflected on your other devices. Videos too.
This is available in 8.1, now in public beta.
5GB free storage, you can pay for extra
Fed: And now Yosemite. 1M+ users in the public beta.
OK, so iOS 8.1 is full of great stuff. WHEN, Craig? WHEN?
Fed: We're in love with the new clean design.
Apple offered a public beta of OS X Yosemite. Over a million people pounding on it. Let's hope it's bug-free, then!
Fed: New Safari is elegant, etc. New tab view...
And Spotlight now gives you Google search suggestions.
Fed: Says Safari is 6 times faster than other browsers, and much better battery life too. 3 more hours in netflix streaming.
Apple says that Safari can play Netflix streaming 3 hours longer than other browsers. Did Netflix pay Apple for THAT special access, too?
Fed: And in Mail, you can mark up drawings, sign docs, and send up to 5GB attachments (through iCloud)
Fed: iMessage updated, new features... iTunes updated.... iWork updated... he's blazing through old news.
So when do we get it??
23 minutes in, and no announcements yet. They did offer a delicious free breakfast, though.
Fed: iCloud Drive (the dropbox competitor). Access to app folders for all your mac apps, and your iOS devices. Access across all your devices. "If you're working under extreme duress, even a Windows PC."
During the free journalist breakfast, they had little cups full of fresh berries. Just berries. And do you know? There was not ONE SINGLE mushy berry in there. That's so Apple, isn't it?
Fed: What makes iOS 8 and Yosemite special is the way they work together. At the center of it is iCloud. Also, now devices communicate in proximity, using WiFi and Bluetooth. You can airdrop between Macs and phones. Airplay to Apple TV even without WiFI.
I have to say, that thing about using the Mac as a speakerphone is the bomb. I've been using it. Super handy.
Fed: And with Continuity, your devices work together. Handoff, SMSs, make and receive calls, etc. Use your Mac as a speaker phone, "It's really magical."
And now for the demo (while we wait for SOME NEWS PLEASE)
Now, instead of talking about announcements Apple has already made earlier this year, they're doing a DEMO of features they've already shown earlier this year.
Fed is showing some funny bits about security for the demo. He's starting on the iPhone, but now he's moving over to his iPad. There's an icon on the iPad. Swipe up, and he he moves right into the Keynote he was working on on the phone.
Now he's showing a text message. A rumor: "Apple Spaceship an actual spaceship."
"They nailed it," he says.
30 minutes in, and so far the only thing we didn't know already was about the fresh berry cups.
Now Fed is moving to his iMac, taking pictures from iphone and seeing them on the iMac.
Now he's calling Stephen Colbert, new head of Apple security.
He's dialing Stephen Colbert from his Mac! THAT'S a pretty good demo. (Colbert: "I'm sorry, I don't recognize that name")