Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote video now streaming as OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 betas seeded

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in General Discussion edited June 2014
Following one of the most jam packed WWDC keynotes in recent memory, Apple has made the two-hour long presentation available on its website and issued developer preview versions of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.



As expected, Apple debuted its latest OS X version, dubbed "Yosemite," the newest iteration of iOS 8 and a few surprises during this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. A streaming version of the presentation is now available through the company's events website.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite further merges the design language set forth in iOS 7 into Apple's desktop operating system, with a substantially flat user interface, copious use of transparencies and simple, yet colorful, iconography. Multiple new additions to the OS include a more powerful Spotlight, "dark mode" and an enhanced Notification Center.

Perhaps most exciting is a new function called Continuity, which enables iOS devices to share data and other information seamlessly.

Cross-platform utilityiCloud Drive which promises to incorporate Box-like document storage and editing, is also new for 2014.

As for iOS 8, Apple piled on a slew of new features like the QuickType keyboard, expanded spotlight searches, additional Siri features and a more intuitive Notification Center. Also for iOS, Apple introduced a HealthKit and the corresponding Health app to aggregate activity and health-related data in a single repository.

HomeKit made its debut to connect the Internet of Things via Apple's mobile devices, while Touch ID was opened up to third party developers.

Finally, Apple introduced a completely new coding language in Swift, which can be integrated with existing coding languages with minimal effort.

Developers can download preview beta versions of both OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 via Apple's Developer Portal now.

With a runtime of two hours and ten minutes, the 2014 WWDC keynote is crammed full of new features coming to OS X and iOS later this year.
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  • Reply 1 of 40
    eckerguseckergus Posts: 96member
    WWDC! What an earth moving keynote! New OS X with new UI and new features (awesome!), new iOS 8 with HealthKit, new features and UI improvements (amazing!), HomeKit (incredible!), even more integration between OS X and iOS (insane!), brad new Xcode programming language for writing code (earth moving and game changing!!! -mark my words). What a keynote! Apple is leading the world for developing great software! There is no place for developers like Apple.

    I can't wait now for the fall to see what Apple will release to complement and implement all the unbelievable software integration and development they have been able to achieve! This fall's product announcement is going to be the climax and the consummation of Eddy Cue's words:

    "Later this year, we've got the best product pipeline that I've seen in my 25 years at Apple."

    I can truly say, without equivocation, no company can achieve what Apple achieves the way that Apple achieves it. Not even close.
  • Reply 2 of 40
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,543member

    Anyone doubt Tim Cook now? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  • Reply 3 of 40
    smarkysmarky Posts: 75member
    iOS is extremely underwhelming from an end user perspective but the new OS X looks awesome, glad it's finally getting some love!
  • Reply 4 of 40
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    smarky wrote: »
    iOS is extremely underwhelming from an end user perspective but the new OS X looks awesome, glad it's finally getting some love!
    What?!?
  • Reply 5 of 40
    cfuglecfugle Posts: 34member
    I am not sure how this crowd feels about the overall feel of the show, but I for one, loved the charm, the humour and shared presence of many personalities (old and new alike) that drive this modern progressive company forward.

    It is about time they threw out some digs against Android (in reality Google) for the mismanagement of their OS, the inability to delivery easy upgrades to average users (fact check this one-it's easy to do) and to enforce the security and protection of their client-base will always be a priority as the old adage goes " a happy customer is a returning customer" there is no better customer than one that comes back to buy again!

    This was a software driven, future grabbing day for Apple and I applaud them for shining brighter than Chrome's lack of clarity (OS/Hardware/Browser/TV dongle ?), Android partner's complete lack of innovation at the software level to simply make a better product. I personally own 2 Samsung products (an excellent 5 years HD TV that does not let me down, and an amazing washing machine that not only cleans better than the German machines but does so more efficiently. If Samsung ran their other divisions as well as their washing machine/TV divisions, maybe their cell phones would not suck as much....
  • Reply 6 of 40
    cfuglecfugle Posts: 34member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post





    What?!?

    What again?

  • Reply 7 of 40
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by Smarky View Post

    iOS is extremely underwhelming from an end user perspective

  • Reply 8 of 40
    vorstvorst Posts: 10member
    What an incredible Keynote. If somebody says it is underwelming, doesn't know anything about development and what it means for the future. Even the OSX 10.10 and iOS8 features they introduced are spot on useful. Now they even introduce beta versions in the summer for the public to use. I never have been so excited about the new stuff to try them out, even before the official release.
  • Reply 9 of 40
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,029member
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    Originally Posted by Smarky View Post



    iOS is extremely underwhelming from an end user perspective but the new OS X looks awesome, glad it's finally getting some love!

     

    Oh, give me a fucking break. Apple knocked it out of the part with iOS, and sheer amount of new backend technologies they're introducing to the platform - which will make every aspect better- is staggering. Can't wait to watch the keynote again in 1080P. 

  • Reply 10 of 40
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Smarky View Post



    iOS is extremely underwhelming from an end user perspective but the new OS X looks awesome, glad it's finally getting some love!

     

    Dude, what are you smoking? Did you only catch the last 40 minutes of the keynote or something? Maybe you need to go back and watch it again. 

  • Reply 11 of 40
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member

    Here are my thoughts about the keynote.

     

    Even though there was not one new single piece of hardware announced, I thought that it was a pretty good keynote. This WWDC was obviously all about the software, and both OS X and iOS are getting tons of new, great features. It is certainly not an understatement to say that this keynote was jam packed with new software features.

     

    The only minor criticism I have is when they called Dr. Dre. The rapper was grumpy and sounded like he'd rather be doing something else. He should lighten up a bit and be more cheerful. He sounded about as enthusiastic as somebody attending a funeral would be.

     

    Don't worry about any new hardware, that'll be coming soon. Apple is certainly on top of things, when it comes to the software.

  • Reply 12 of 40

    Looking at all those developers faces tonight at the WWDC made me think.....My God, aren't they young !  Or am I just getting older. 

  • Reply 13 of 40
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member
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    Originally Posted by Banyan Bruce View Post

     

    Looking at all those developers faces tonight at the WWDC made me think.....My God, aren't they young !  Or am I just getting older. 


    There were a bunch of kids there, because they had won some sort of scholarship or something.

  • Reply 14 of 40
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    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

     

    Oh, give me a fucking break. Apple knocked it out of the part with iOS, and sheer amount of new backend technologies they're introducing to the platform - which will make every aspect better- is staggering. Can't wait to watch the keynote again in 1080P. 




    I thought his user name was "Snarky" for a minute. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 15 of 40

    Whew !  You've made a "not so young man" feel a whole lot better....although I bet they can still code in their sleep. 

  • Reply 16 of 40
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    Originally Posted by Banyan Bruce View Post

     

    Whew !  You've made a "not so young man" feel a whole lot better....although a bet they can still code in their sleep. 




    I can install iOS on my iDevices all by myself and I'm only 58! :D

  • Reply 17 of 40
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Banyan Bruce View Post

     

    Whew !  You've made a "not so young man" feel a whole lot better....although a bet they can still code in their sleep. 


     

    I'm sure that they could. I remember somebody saying that the youngest developer there was 13.:)

  • Reply 18 of 40

    I still am a little surprised there was zero new hardware, at all. Not even a silent Intel update for the MBP or MBA? Or minor revision to Apple TV? Nothing?

     

    Will be a busy fall I guess...

  • Reply 19 of 40
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by thataveragejoe View Post

    Not even a silent Intel update for the MBP or MBA?

     

    The former has no chips and the latter was updated four weeks ago.

     

    HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS, as I haven’t seem them elsewhere.

     

    That’s just great. My old media server iMac, stuck on Lion, while the model immediately after it got Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and now Yosemite. :p

  • Reply 20 of 40
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,543member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thataveragejoe View Post

     

    I still am a little surprised there was zero new hardware, at all. Not even a silent Intel update for the MBP or MBA? Or minor revision to Apple TV? Nothing?

     

    Will be a busy fall I guess...


     

    Not much to update to...

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