Emily Penn, Oceans Advocate is talking about Pangaea sailing exploration vehicle and what apps she uses to navigate, etc. Note, it's not Google Maps she's using to navigate on the ocean.
Some young guy just said the best app of all time has to be Tinder. Lots of laughs for that one.
Candy Crush shoutout. #2013 reference
CJ Stewart, a coach, is now talking on video about how an app lets him film baseball swings and slow it down to see what's going right and what's not
Another similarity between this event and the Surface Pro 3 launch in NYC a few weeks ago -- everyone in the audience has a MacBook.
Tim Cook is standing in the shadows on the edge of the stage.
Now we're seeing Patrick Kane, a student with an artificial hand
"I'm a big fan of being different," Kane says on the video.
Now people are talking about how awesome developers are.
Video wraps up and Tim Cook takes the stage to loud cheers.
Cook: We're here today and all week to celebrate the developer community and all of the amazing apps they've created. I hope that video did a great job of capturing just how deeply we feel about our developer community.
Cook: This is a milestone year for this conference. It's the 25th anniversary of this conference. Started in 1990 with 1300 developers.
Tim Cook has definitely developed better stage presence since he started doing these a couple of years ago.
Cook: Now WWDC is a huge conference for Apple. We have over 1000 of our best and brightest engineers here today.
Cook: 2/3 (70% actually) of the attendees today are here at the developers conference for the very first time. Attendees from 69 countries.
Cook gives a shoutout to the student scholarship winners. Youngest developer in the audience is 13 (When I was thirteen, I was still reading Babysitters Club. haha)
Cook: 9 million developers, up 47% from last year. Most added in a single year.
I recall there was some trouble when a WWDC scholarship winner was too young, so they lowered the min age to addend to 13.
Cook: Gathered to talk about 2 powerful platforms. OS X and iOS. you're going to see some great features from both. some great updates. Most importantly you'll see how they've been engineered to work seamlessly together.
Cook: You're also going to see the mother of all releases for developers. It's so huge we've dedicated an entire section of the presentation just for this.
To give credit -- Scott Stein has been talking about the need to make iOs and OS X more similar/compatible for years.
Cook: Let's get started with OS X and the Mac. We're shipping the best Macs in our history.
Cook: While industry declined 5%, Macs grew 12%. Swelled our installed base of Macs to over 80M, which is a record for us. We're very proud of this.
Biggest installed base for Macs ever -- why is that? 1. Few muct-buy Windows PCs (but there are a few)...