iOS 8, OS X Yosemite Topped Software-Focused WWDC 2014 Intros
The WWDC 2014 keynote was about iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and even Apple's new "Superman," Craig Federighi.Apple used its 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to introduce Yosemite, the newest version of OS X; iOS 8, its newest version of its mobile operating system; rumored and expected applications for managing users' homes and health-related information; and so long a list of additional new offerings and added features that anyone hoping for a bit of hardware news is likely to still feel sated. Hardware news will wait for the fall, was the message repeated several times by CEO Tim Cook and Craig Federighi, Apple's vice president of software engineering and the clear star of the show. Federighi did most of the introducing, grinning and audience charming. (One Twitter user asked if Federighi's silver hair had its own Twitter account just before Apple's live feed showed a spoof video—in service of a new feature in Messages—that put Federighi's enviable locks in danger.) The keynote will certainly be remembered for establishing that Cook—who has been called on to step down, and who at one point during the two-hour event called Federighi "Superman"—has an invigorated and highly competent right-hand man. OS X Yosemite
The newest Apple OS features design improvements, including updated icons and more translucent application windows that "take on the personality of your desktop," said Federighi, or at least show a bit of the color underneath, for a calmer, more blended appearance.