In case you’ve missed it, WWDC was this week. Below are just a few highlights from this year’s event.
iOS 8 – Apple unveiled iOS 8 on Monday during their keynote, and let me tell you, I haven’t been this excited for a mobile operating system since, well, ever. Quick Reply, Handoff, and Continuity are just a small list of features I’m looking forward to when it ships this fall.
OS X Yosemite – Just when you thought Apple forgot about desktop users, they announced the next version of OS X, 10.10 “Yosemite”. Too many features to list here, but definitely worth exploring.
Swift – One of the best-kept secrets from Apple in years is this little gem. A brand-new programming language that aims to make app development a lot easier and a lot more pleasant to use for both iOS and OS X. In fact, developers can see results from their app in real-time with the Interactive Playground. There’s even an iBook guide for this app so you can get started today and be ready when Apple ships iOS 8 and Yosemite this fall.
Link of the Week
The Other Side – Twitter pal Linus Edwards is experimenting with a fresh way to display blog posts. Very simple, clean, and elegant.
Random Tech Tidbit
June 6, 2005 – Steve Jobs announced at WWDC that Apple would be switching from PPC to Intel. There was a lot of outcry at that time from Apple fans, but in all honesty, PPC was keeping Apple on a short leash.
June 6, 2011 – Steve Jobs’ last keynote speech at WWDC. iCloud, iTunes Match, iOS 5, and OS X “Lion” were announced.
(via Day in Tech History)