Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."
The rest of the world, however, can only speak about Swift hypothetically -- while the coding tools are free, they run inside only Xcode or a Playground, which, in turn, run on only Apple hardware. Of course, if you're really desperate, a clever website lets you try some basic Swift code as long as you don't touch the libraries.
Apple has finally conceded that big screens are better, as its new iPhones offer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. It has also finally conceded that a mobile operating system is better when it's more open, as iOS 8 supports third-party keyboards and inter-app communication. It's almost like Apple is saying that Steve Jobs was wrong while rival Android manufacturers and Google were right all along. Oh, the horror. How will Apple fanbois be able to explain this?
When Apple announced that the Apple Watch would be able to use Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payment initiative, many wondered how secure the payments would be if the device lacked the security of Touch ID, which is used in the iPhone 6's implementation. Now, several members of the press have confirmed how the system works.
You can't get your hands on one until September 19th, but that hasn't stopped Apple fans from forming an orderly queue already.
With tent pitched the first eager enthusiast was Daniel Rodrigues, pictured above.
He has set up camp outside the famous Regent Street Apple Store in London. It's unclear whether he's an Apple fanatic or has been paid to stay in line, but what we do know is, he's got a very long wait ahead. The iPhone 6 was unveiled yesterday in Cupertino, California.
One of the smaller details Apple failed to mention during today’s keynote was its new watch’s tolerance of liquids. While the Apple Watch is designed to stay on your wrist all day, it’s not suited for all situations.
It turns out that the Apple Watch will be just fine with a little water, but don’t plan on wearing it while swimming.