The Four Big Announcements Apple Made During Its WWDC Keynote
At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in San Francisco today, the company made four key announcements.
Apple Introduces New OS X, El Capitan
Following Yosemite, which had the fastest adoption rate of any PC operating system in history, the latest Mac operating system is called El Capitan.
“El Capitan is more powerful than ever, with advancements under the hood and smarter ways to do the things you do most,” Apple says.
Apple Announces iOS 9
iOS 9 has been refined from the ground up, says Apple’s Craig Federighi.
“Your device can now anticipate what you want to do next based on your location, the time, what app you have open, or what you’re connected to,” he says, noting that, on iOS 9, Siri is up to 40% faster and 40% more accurate.
Apple Unveils WatchOS
WatchOS 2 brings lots of new stuff to Apple Watch, the company says.
Some examples: a new watch face, called Time-Lapse, shows iconic locations around the world shot over 24 hours; when you turn the Digital Crown, Time Travel lets you see things like upcoming events and temperatures; and when Apple Watch is on its side and charging, it automatically goes into Nightstand mode.
Apple Reveals Apple Music
“We’ve had a long relationship with music, and music has had a rich history of change, some of which we’ve played a part in,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage.
Apple Music is “a revolutionary music service, a 24/7 global radio, and a new way to connect with artists,” according to the company.