A few quick remarks on the WWDC keynote

by Volker Weber

It's been a long time since Apple announced any new gear. And WWDC is not about new hardware. It's all about the software to be delivered through the rest of the year. With that in mind:

On to the software:

I am missing something revolutionary. Anything that changes the status quo. Everything gets a little bit better. iOS gets a lot more modern. The good news is that none of the things shown today will disrupt existing patterns and workflows.

But if Apple does not lead the world to a new level, somebody else will. Like a surfer, Apple will need to be in front of the next wave.

Comments

I assume that Mac Pro announcement is just depending on when Intel is going to announce their Ivy Bridge Xeons. I bet at one point the plan was to announce at WWDC however without an Intel processor announcement/GA (and I have not seen one yet) there is little they can do beyond providing a preview.

iOS seemed a bit too colored for my taste. Like it was received on an LSD trip.

I do like a lot of the Mavericks changes. The whole Multiscreen-thing, finally better Filemanagement, possibly simple iCloud Filemanagement via Tags, ... solid next step.

Martin Hiegl, 2013-06-11 00:20

Do you really consider no touch on the MBA to be a bad thing? I haven't heard many folks in the Apple space asking for touch on a laptop. I love that my Lenovo X1CT has touch and use it all the time. Just something I don't read from the press talking about apple products much.

John Head, 2013-06-11 16:47

The touch thing would be a definitive 'go for it'. I can live with a 'no touch' for the time being as neither my MBP nor my HP laptop in the office give me a touch experience. But my wife uses touch screens in her pharmacy since quite some time and we both use 'touching' on our iPhones and iPads. Whenever I show her something on my MBP she touches the screen to interact with the laptop.

People get used to the touch experience very rapidly these days. Apple should consider this.

Thomas Koester, 2013-06-11 18:01

Funny. Concerning no touch on MBA my thoughts before the announcement were: my next machine will be a Lenovo Yoga or an MBA should the new MBA sport a touch screen. I guess Apple chose for me.

Kai Fitzner, 2013-06-11 22:22

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