Apple WWDC Keynote

by Volker Weber


Reality distortion field collapses. Time for some remarks.

Tim, I have one question: how many Apple Watches did you sell?

Now let me play some Alabama Shakes ... on Sonos, but not over Apple Music, yet.


Ich habe den Eindruck, die Keynote war etwas dünn - täuscht das oder könnte das sein? Split Screen auf Tablets, ja wo war das nur seit Jahren so 😇 Aber jetzt ist es ja cool 😁

Hubert Stettner, 2015-06-08 22:41

The connecting to unlisted artists bit sounds like they are trying to relaunch Apple Ping again.

Declan lynch, 2015-06-09 02:10

"Make the next version work better on old hardware" will generate approaching zero revenue.

Craig Wiseman, 2015-06-09 02:36

Opening Swift2 is a bummer.

Martin Kautz, 2015-06-09 07:49

Why is it a bummer?

Volker Weber, 2015-06-09 08:08

@Volker: Still in troll mode after watching the keynote on Twitter. :-) Opening Swift and bumping its feature set to 2.0 is the biggest thing ever. Frameworks should follow. Reasonable after .NET's appearance on GitHub.

Martin Kautz, 2015-06-09 09:05

Well, that looks like a language problem then.

Volker Weber, 2015-06-09 09:49

As I said: troll mode. :-) Was using the term like disappointment, letdown.
A lot of old farts (who used to live from coding in Objective-C in the NextStep middle age) complained about opening Swift. Probably as it may attract more talented guys who currently don't like the square brackets...

Martin Kautz, 2015-06-09 12:02

Your take on the WWDC 2015 keynote spot-on as usual.

As for Apple Music, what makes you think it won't be available to Sonos which, btw, looks to me as a niche market.. or is it not?

Last but not least, thank you for pointing us to Alabama Shakes (the spelling is different but I guess it's what you meant) great sound but I can find it easily on iTMS and even on Apple Radio I was able to setup a channel so what's your point here?

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2015-06-09 13:03

Pieterjan, Apple has traditionally been very difficult to work with. Sonos is putting in quite some effort, and lately they have been releasing support for new services, out the door. When Tidal launched, Sonos was available right away.

Beats Music is available on Sonos, so there is hope.

What I meant is that I listen to Alabama Shakes on Sonos, but the music isn't coming from Apple. If Apple Music does support Sonos one day, I am likely to become a subscriber.

Volker Weber, 2015-06-09 13:24

OK, I think I got the idea now.

Didn't know Apple Radio was not available via Sonos.
What a bummer, the real way this time. ;-)

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2015-06-09 13:30

@Craig, but it keeps the customers happy, creates a better brand name and therefore in the end better revenue.

Wolfram Votteler, 2015-06-09 14:40

Indeed. You want to keep as many customers with you as possible. They will buy new prodcuts in the future. No need for planned obsolence. The issue is mostly memory. Both RAM and Flash. I don't mean gaming. Just snappy performance for everyday use. And no upgrade issues on low storage. I see that Apple is working on that with app thinning.

Volker Weber, 2015-06-09 15:31

I agree - my iPod is now 8 years old and still works fine.
I pick it up like my cellphone whenever i leave my home because it feels good to know that hearing my Songs or watching a Video doesnt burn my Smartphone battery.

That was my first Apple product ever. And even today the design looks great and the buttons and usability works great - in my eyes.

I can hardly remember a product with such a quality and feelings ... except Palm V or a Sony Clie PEG ... All other it gadgets came and were gone without a trace ... And I will not forget the beginning oft these devices:

Atari Portfolio ...

Wolf Fischer, 2015-06-10 10:49

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