As per usual, a lot of content got published in the hours following this year’s WWDC. Here’s a roundup of what I found particularly interesting:
- Dan Moren’s bullet point breakdown of everything new. He’s gone through Apple’s website and press releases and found plenty of things that didn’t even get a mention in the keynote. If you only read one of these, it should probably be this one.
I watched the keynote, read through Moren’s notes, Dieter Bohn’s post on The Verge and the Music page on Apple’s site. Despite what Bohn says 1, I’m still not entirely sure what Music wants to be though. This is what I’m most disappointed about, I had such high hopes. Overall then, I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Drang’s piece. More specifically, this portion:
But while the advantages of a multifunction device are obvious, the advantages of a multifunction app aren’t. The App Store’s success is largely based on tightly focused apps, not sprawling suites.
Federico Viticci’s complete overview of iOS 9 isn’t required reading if you watched the event, I did really like this remark in it however: > The iPad was at an inflection point – still failing to convince some tech circles of the benefits of a tablet – and the changes coming with iOS 9 are a reassuring sign of Apple’s commitment to the uniqueness of the device.
Also from the pre-release Mac Developer Library, a redesigned web inspector is coming to Safari 9. I’m waiting to be convinced on this — that looks like an awful lot of chrome at the top of the window.
“[W]hat I did see was a mostly functional and mostly straightforward music streaming app.” ↩