Federighi: What really sets iOS apart is the incredible technologies it puts in the hands of our developers. Let's take a look. Start with Extensions.
Federighi: Now with iOS 8 when you swipe down from the top of your phone, you access not just the system's built-in widgets but these third party widgets as well
Federighi:Just a single tap from anywhere in the system, you can post to Evernote.
Federighi: We've added support to third party actions. And access to your documents. Not just in iCloud but Dropbox, Box and any other box you happen to put your files.
Federighi: We also have support for third-party keyboards.
OS 8 marks the second major release of Apple’s mobile operating system under the guidance of head designer Jony Ive and new software head Craig Federighi.
Easier access to cloud files points to Apple realizing we're moving to cloud-based world perhaps more quickly than many expected. (I know I have.)
Federighi: Next up HealthKit
Federighi: Then you have apps like ShareCares, ask MDs.
It didn't take long for some iOS users to start reporting problems. Conversations on Apple's support forums and other online source pointed to Wi-Fi connectivity glitches, the usual battery drain issue and slow performance in Safari, among other problems. A bug in the operating system also prevented developers from launching HealthKit apps in the App Store.
The iOS 8.0.1 update, released Sept. 24 and then swiftly recalled, aimed to fix issues that have plagued Apple's mobile OS since it hit the market Sept. 17.
And, for third-party keyboards -- the ability to use Swype was the main reason I switched back to an iPhone this year, after a couple of years on Android. Although, Swype still feels buggy and less accurate on iOS.
But many users immediately reported problems after downloading the update, including their iPhones no longer connecting to a cellular network. iPhone owners also reported issues with Touch ID after downloading the update, with some noting that the feature -- which allows people to unlock their phones using their fingerprints -- was no longer working.
Federighi is still giving a list of apps taking advantage of new iOS 8 features
Apple ended up pulling iOS 8.0.1 about an hour after it first became available. The company later published instructions for users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 before Apple scrapped the update. The steps help users downgrade their devices to iOS 8 as Apple worked on a fix for the software. The company released iOS 8.0.2 on Sept. 25.
Federighi: Next is Swift, an entirely new programming language we introduced to take apps to the next level.
Federighi: We've seen a flood of applications written in Swift in the app store already. Our enterprise partner IBM has completely embraced Swift for their applications
Federighi: IBM called it "incredible interactive and intuitive"
Here's a question about apps. Are we still living in a "hot new app of the week" world? I can't recall the last time there was a must-download app everyone jumped on right away. Secret might have been the last one I can think of.
Federighi: There will be many new Swift users minted every day because universities have incorporated it into their curriculum.
Federighi: iOS 8.1. When we put a major new OS in the hands of hundreds of millions of users, we do get a little feedback
Companies, especially content companies, have gotten much better at creating browser-based mobile experiences, so stand-alone apps may not as necessary as they once were.
Federighi: iOS 8.1. Bring back the beloved camera roll. Added support for Apple Pay. And the public bet of iCloud photo library so everyone can have every photo they take on all of their devices.
Federighi: This isn't just your photos, it's also your videos as well. It's available in public beta with iOS 8.1 and it uses your iCloud storage. First 5GB are free.
Photo management continues to be a vexing issue for many casual/mainstream users, from my casual conversations with non-techies.
But then you have to pay for more storage.
Federighi: OS X and Yosemite. It was just this June when we publicly unveiled Yosemite to the world. Over a million people signed up for the public beta
Federighi: We're all in love with the gorgeous new design of OS X Yosemite
Big visual changes in Yosemite, but nothing like the left-field look of Windows 8 that was so hard for people to get used to.
Federighi: Spotlight has been absolutely supercharged. Not only search locally on Mac but also taps into the Internet
Federighi:All of the apps built into Yosemite have been completely revitalized with this UI.