WWDC 214 - First Thoughts
Just some quick first reactions:
Swift – new modern programming language. Looks pretty sweet, looking forward too some more under the hood information and deep dives. Really unexpected!
iCloud Drive – Was not expecting an open file system. Synced with Macs is a happy bonus. Effortless backup too.
Expected but nice:
HomeKit – very excited about this, i have been contemplating a Phillips hue purchase for a while and this may just push me over the edge. Hoping API is open so other devices can be integrated.
Photos – iCloud camera roll is now up to 5gb for free, with extra storage sold as a monthly extra. iCloud already offered 5gb, but It now looks a reasonable cost to upgrade capacity.
No hardware announcement – Mac Mini is very long in the tooth was hoping for something. No mention of ARM powered Macs.
No Apple TV App Store – it really needs one.
No OS 11 it’s been almost 15 years since OSX first debuted. When will OS 11 come along, what changes will it bring?