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OK, Apple, you got me.
“It’s iOS 7,” I groused to our newsroom after Craig Federighi ran through the changes in Notifications. “Can we please get quick toggles for bloody Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, etc.?”
And the next thing out of Federighi’s mouth was the new Control Center.
Let’s be real, this is a feature that should have been a part of iOS at least five versions ago.
Apple’s Roger Rosner announced iWork for iCloud today at WWDC. Using iCloud users will be able to fully edit Numbers, Pages, and Keynote documents via their web browser regardless of the operating system they’re working on.
Yes, since iWork for iCloud is accessed via a browser you can even edit documents in Windows.
The most impressive feature shown was how powerful the programs editing capabilities were for being available in a web browser.
Apple announced some major changes to iCloud, including a new iWork for iCloud and a keychain feature that’ll sync your logins across all your iOS devices.
The keychain is a cloud connected keychain manage that ties into Safari on the desktop and Safari on the iPad and iPhone. It’ll save passwords as well as credit card information and more.
Tim Cook also confirmed that iCloud now has 300 million accounts, making it the fastest growing cloud service ever (even faster than Facebook).
WWDC isn’t just about software, it’s also about the hardware that powers Apple’s esteemed software. To that end, Phil Schiller today took the stage where he announced some welcome and exciting changes to Apple’s MacBook Air lineup.
First and foremost, the battery life on Apple’s new MacBook Airs has increased dramatically. On the 11-inch model, battery life has gone up from 5 hours to 9 hours. On the 13-inch model, battery life has increased from 7 hours to 12 hours.
Those are some incredible improvements, and something Schiller noted was the result of close collaboration between Apple engineers and Intel.
Apple has announced a new iPhone operating system, iOS 7.
On stage today during the WWDC keynote, Tim Cook said iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the new iPhone.
As expected, the new operating system features a much flatter and cleaner look, sort of a 3D home screen, and bigger and wider icons.