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 You don't need to poke around in the code to learn that Apple is introducing this for iOS in the near future.  Check out the UI sessions from WWDC 2014 and there are lots and lots of lessons about how to deal with the fact that you'll have no idea about the size of your application.  For example there is a new method called willTransitionToSize: for view controllers.  And there are plenty of demos where the app is shown changing size from iPad size to narrower than iPhone...
I predict that Google will get into the wrist-wearable market with a free device that does nothing but collect data about your location and biometrics so that they improve the ads you exposed to online.  Ok, perhaps it will also tell time.  Or you can upgrade to a non-free version that will have a screen to actually show you ads.
Interesting that the logo showed "50" instead of the Roman numeral L. Maybe Superbowl L would just blow too many minds, so they are dropping the pretentious X's, V's, and I's. Update: ah, no "L" for Superbowl 50, but it will be LI for 51. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/nfl-super-bowl-50-roman-numerals-l
 If they do this, I have no doubt they would include an adaptor (and probably charge $19 or even $29 for the thing).
Allowing the lightning connector to serve as a headphone jack is a neat trick for a tiny device that may not have room for 2 connectors.  It doesn't necessarily follow that larger devices like phones and tablets and laptops that do have room would dump the standard phone jack.   Apple sometimes takes bold leaps that other companies would dream of.  They often turn out to be excellent moves (such as dropping floppy disks, dropping optical drives, and changing to the...
I hope this has a $2 million boost to Apple employee morale, because I can't think of any other justification for spending corporate dollars for this.
What do we know about Instant Hotspot?  It sounds like "you can use your iPhone as your internet connection for you Mac or MacBook with no fuss-no muss (and no tethering plan!)."  Is that too good to be true (even though we probably all expected that that would be possible when the iPhone first arrived).
 First, how are you doing that?  I don't understand how you have "a special Apple ID that is not connected to any credit card and which family members can use for buying through AppStore" without all the devices associated with that ID. Second, you realize that that is well outside the terms and conditions you agreed to, right?  The new family thing Apple is offering is a good reasonable step in the right direction, but still won't support that.
 Exactly.  Our shared Pages is filling up with my kids' school work and my work-work.  Yes, one can "make it work" today by turning off all the new features of the last few iOS versions, but this Family thing will fix that. As to why it's tied to one credit card and whether that's reasonable, it's to prevent blatent piracy and is a reasonable compromise between supporting users and supporting developers/content providers.  Sucks if you have more than 4 kids, but they had...
Finally. I thought this was one of the highlights of the keynote, but I hadn't seen anyone mention it yet. This will be great for families like mine that have been sharing a single account for years across a number of devices. Now I can afford to give everyone their own personal Apple account without having buy multiple copies of apps and music. We were all get rather sick of random apps that other family members purchased showing up on our phones and iPads.
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