That phone call between Craig and Dr. Dre was exactly as awkward as you'd think it would be.
130 million people who bought iOS devices in last year are new to Apple, Cook says.
@AustinCarr: "Great Dre, I'll see you around campus."
In the last year, Apple has had 130 million new iOS customers. "Many of these customers were switchers from Android," Cook says. "They bought an Android phone--by mistake--and then sought a better experience...and a better life and decided to check out iPhone and iOS."
97% satisfaction with iOS 7, Cook says.
"If you look at what has happened with iOS, our latest release, almost 9 out of 10 people in our install base are running our latest operating system," Cook says. Android, in contrast, only has 9% on KitKat. That means users aren't "getting great new features, not running your latest apps, and they're not running security updates to stay safe," he continues, poking fun at how 99% of mobile malware affects Android devices.
Entering the Android-bashing portion of the keynote, Only 9 percent of users are on the current version, KitKat.
"Today we are announcing iOS 8...a giant release...two stories not one." Great stuff for consumers and developers.
My mom is part of that 11% still running with iOS 6. If you can get her to upgrade, Tim, I'll be impressed.
iOS notifications now interactive--you can respond to an iMessage in place, for instance.
Apple is letting third-party apps do interactive notifications from the get-go, which I might not have predicted.
Apple fixed exactly what it needed to fix with Notification Center: instantly responding to texts is obvious, but getting rid of that awkward third column was much needed.
Apple continues their Dropbox envy with all of these Mailbox-like swipe-gestures in their new iOS Mail.
Now when you search in iOS, it also searches the internet/App store for results. Who needs Google?
iOS keyboard finally getting much-needed love with QuickType predictive typing.
Existing products that Apple is copying so far today: Mailbox, Dropbox, Box, and of course several Google products (Chrome, Android). What have I missed?
QuickType looks much like SwiftKey, an Android third-party mainstay.
QuickType learns how you type to different people in different apps.
Quicktype preficting words would have been fine, but being able to predict what you might reply with before you start typing is impressive.
Apple is adding its own search website suggestions on top of Google's suggestions (and presumably Bing's too).
Talk-to-type feature within iMessage.
Anyone know what technology is being used for learning from your autocomplete? It's some kind of predictive typing feature that is not new but they claim is going to be better than before.
Notice that Craig Federighi doesn't use the fingerprint sensor to unlock his iPhone. That feature, which has been much maligned for its inconsistency, was probably too finicky and risky to use on stage. Just funny to think that one of Apple's biggest launches of last year, Touch ID, has been ignored so far.
New changes to group iMessage: name threads, add/remove people from ongoing conversation, leave a conversation, share location, video and audio messages, enable do-not-disturb specific to a thread.
Apple is either licensing SwiftKey or something similar, or it cloned the idea,
Done are the days of trolling people by including them in a group chat they don't want to be in.
Messages is getting pseudo-SnapChat self-destructing message features.
@LaurenGoode: See the follow-up self-destruct feature.
iCloud Drive lets you access all your files in one place, then jump to the appropriate app to use them.
Boy, Apple is just taking on all sorts of standalone apps here, aren't they? Dropbox. Mailbox. Snapchat. There are some I'm missing.
@FarhadManjoo: No it's not! Oh, he's being sarcastic.