Ok, here's my next question -- who still uses an offline mail app on a laptop or desktop? It feels like everyone is on some form of webmail, either personal or professional.
Federighi: Then there's iWork. The most popular productivity suite across Macs. New design for Yosemite
Federighi: Cool new text effects. (that also brought lots of claps)
Federighi: Next there's iCloud Drive. With iCloud Drive, you can save any file in the cloud.
Keynote always look great, if only because PowerPoint is such a painful throwback.
Federighi: Also stores files from iOS devices. Can organize the info however you want.
Federighi: If you're having to work under extreme duress, even [works on] a Windows PC
Federighi: Those are just some of the wonderful end user features in Yosemite. What makes Yosemite and iOS 8 so special is the way they work together
iCloud Drive is a step in the right direction -- people today use multiple devices, and often jump between them on the fly, and need to be able to access documents form anywhere, without worrying about versioning and sneaknetting copies.
Federighi: The way they work together is something we've been focused on for years now. At the center of that is iCloud
Federighi: With Yosemite and iOS 8, all of our documents with iCloud Drive, photos, everything synced
Federighi: Also allow devices to communicate in proximity. With the latest Macs and iOS devices, can AirDrop between them. And play on Apple TV without connecting to any Wi-Fi network.
First mention of cult fave Apple TV, in regards to direct Airplay without a Wi-Fi network.
Federighi: The area we've really taken it over the top is something we call Continuity. It starts with Handoff. Where you can start on one device and pick up on another.
Federighi: There's Instant Hot Spot, you can take advantage of connection on phone wihtout taking it out of your bag. Can make and receive regular telephone calls using Mac as speaker phone
One thing I've asked Yosemite beta testers and early users about is the new easy tethering from an iPhone, seems like a real potential productivity boost to me.
Federighi: Let's take a look at life in the world of Continuity. Tim Cook sent me a note about doubling down on secrecy at Apple.
He makes a joke about how the news today is a "shock revelation" to all of you. (there probably aren't going to be any surprises here today)
Even Shara laughed at the line about maintaining secrecy at Apple (after yesterday's accidental leak).
Federighi: Showing Apple Cafe menu with names of the items redacted. Increased the number of lasers on the path to the bathroom. The printer is just a shredder
Federighi: What's really great with Continuity is I can pick up where I left off.
Federighi is showing us how this works. Swipe up and open the item up. Can see the photos he favorited on his phone. Now he's going back into his photo library on the phone. On the iPad, it shows up automatically
For the record keepers, that was the first "Ok, let's try that again" moment of the presentation. (Demoing Continuity)
Federighi: While I'm working on my iPad, my phone can even be across the house. If I receive an SMS, I can pick it up on my iPad.
Message about the latest rumor - "Apple 'Spaceship' an actual spaceship." He jokes that rumors are usually wrong, "but in this case, they actually nailed it."
Federighi: It's just magical.
IS it just me, or are there more in-jokes at these presentations in the Tim Cook era?
Federighi: I can get to my presentation as well. iCloud Drive right here in the folder. He's my presentation about secrecy at Apple.
Federighi: Let's add my picture for controlling leaks. I can drop it right in there.
Jokes Chief of Secrecy is Stephen Colbert
Note that the iMac and MacBook I noted earlier at the side of the stage were used for this demo.
Federighi is making a call to Stephen Colbert through the Mac
Is this an official endorsement from Colbert?