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!