“Apple Inc.’s two-hour keynote at its Worldwide Developer [sic] Conference was high on incremental improvements to its software and news that perhaps only software developers could love, but the company appears to be laying the groundwork for future products in the areas of wearable computing and the connected home,” Therese Poletti writes for MarketWatch.
“Perhaps among the geekier of introductions at WWDC on Monday was news that Apple is launching software development kits in health care and for the home. It is also launching a new programming language called Swift, which got big cheers from the developers in the audience, with the promise to make it easier for developers to create apps for the iPhone and other Apple products more quickly and easily,” Poletti writes. “But with some on Wall Street hoping for more specific hardware news, Apple’s shares dipped slightly as it became clear there would be no major product launch, beyond the company’s release of its next generation operating system for the iPhone, called iOS 8.”
“Still, for all the disappointment, it seems clear that Apple is going to be launching products in both the smart home arena and/or wearable computing,” Poletti writes. “Analysts still believe that Apple will eventually launch an iWatch that can probably act as a health monitoring device and will also synch with other Apple devices.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference: Mission Accomplished!
We’re sure the next Apple Shareholders Meeting will bore the shit out of developers, too.
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