Saturday, February 24, 2024

Some musings on the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote

Most of the announcements have me excited, but …..

Apple announced, as expected, a plethora of new features for macOS, iPadOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. I’m excited about most of the announcements. But here are some of my random thoughts:

° The changes in iPadOS’ multitasking makes me think that it might finally serve as a laptop alternative. My ideal set-up: my 24-inch iMac as my main computer, and an iPad Pro for working while traveling.

° Android and PC users can now use FaceTime, a great move by Apple.

° On the other hand, I’m bummed that there’s still no macOS backup-to-iCloud option

° The rumored “homeOS’ was nowhere to be seen. 

° CEO Tim Cook said that last year’s virtual WWDC has more than 25 million viewers. It will be interesting to see how that compares to this year’s numbers.

° Cook also said that Siri is now used on more than 600 million devices.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.