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Some WWDC thoughts…

So, as predicted, I missed the vast majority of Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday, as I was on a flight. When I landed in London, I flicked open the rolling commentary from The Verge and saw the end – which was mostly about software development and didn’t interest me that much at all.

But by the time I got home, I’d scrolled through Twitter enough to see that there were lots of nice announcements about my favourite operating systems. Far too many to take in from other people’s comments.

I’ll need to watch the Keynote when Apple makes it available online – happily able to fast forward through the ‘less exciting’ topics – and see the detail behind some of the iOS and iPadOS stuff. So happy that they’re finally differentiating these platforms so the iPad can take advantage of its different form factor!

It looks like at least some of my wishlist items have come to pass, and I was particularly pleased to see that iPads will in future be able to read from USB keys directly. Plus mouse support! I’m wondering if I’ll ever have to replace my Macbook when it eventually dies. With all this additional iPad functionality, do I even need a laptop?

But now it’s time to walk to the office and listen to some commentary on the announcements via various tech podcasts. I’m expecting to be a lot more enthusiastic about it all once I’ve heard about some more details and their implications.

And then the wait until ‘this Fall’ begins!

(Photo by Youssef Sarhan on Unsplash)

6 comments on “Some WWDC thoughts…

  1. stevemorton

    Mac Pro announcement….

    Everyone: Surely no one would ever use 1 and a half terabytes of RAM?

    Google Chrome: Hold my beer.

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    • 😂😂😂

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      • stevemorton

        I’m liking the announcements about the enhancements for the iPad Pro, like you I think it might become my MacBook Pro replacement…

        I have recently taken delivery of a new 27″ iMac with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, it replaces my previous 10 year old 27″ iMac which seems to be on its last legs again!

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        • Congrats on the new iMac – sounds great! I’m really exited at the direction the iPad Pro is taking. It’s my dream device right now and is rarely out of my sight.

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          • ethnicolor

            Agreed! I’m going to resist the temptation to put the public beta on my iPad… I’ll let these improvements come when they’re ready. I feel I have some homework to do on multitasking gestures. I’ll add it to my homework list of dictation punctuation commands 😊

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            • Absolutely – I don’t think I’ve ever put beta software on a device I use daily like the iPad. Although it will be frustrating to wait, it’s better than struggling with a half-baked OS and the problems that come with it.

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