Apple Announces OS X Yosemite And iOS 8

At the keynote for the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced the next version of Mac OS X and iOS. The new operating systems will come out in the fall for the public and will have a number of new features. They will also work together better than ever before.

Comments: 21 Responses to “Apple Announces OS X Yosemite And iOS 8”

    Joel Anderson
    5 years ago

    I could watch only about the first 35 minutes of the live stream today, so I’m delighted that you got a good summary posted so quickly.

    Blake
    5 years ago

    Very good summary, well done!
    Blake

    Piet van 't Zelfde (Pete)
    5 years ago

    Thanks for your summary but will there every year another name for OS X ? Was Mavericks and now Yosemite and next year ?? Will that not be too confusing ?

      5 years ago

      Probably. That looks to be what Apple is doing: A new version of OS X announced at WWDC every year and available in the fall. Since they are free updates, why not?
      What about it is confusing?

        James Anderson
        5 years ago

        Well, Gary, perhaps if your whole work life revolves around updating/learning all the new (and often hidden) features of ANNUAL operating systems, it may not be confusing. But there are some that consider the Macs iPhones, and iPads just tools and not a career. Whether for work or personal, I doubt you would disagree that with every new operating system installation, a (hopefully) short-term DECREASE in productivity is inherent. I, for one, will look a lot harder at Yosemite before deciding.

          Shirley Allan
          5 years ago

          Well said James. Many of us are getting tired of the yearly upgrades even though they bring more functionality. As you said, fun for those that deal in computers all day, but that is not the most of us. Isn’t it time for Apple to not react to the pressure from the media to bring out something new each year. Let us learn and be satisfied first!
          Shirley Allan

            5 years ago

            I guess Apple is in a situation where they can’t please everyone. There are people constantly crying out for new features and improvements to the OS. Then there are people who don’t like change. Then there are other companies coming out with new OS features and their systems that Apple must compete with.

      Delmar H. Knudson
      5 years ago

      I sometimes find keeping up on technology difficult. But, I like to get a few tweaks each year, or more often, so I can learn that readily. Massive Major upgrades every few years are more daunting for me. I don’t care much that Apple calls them Snow Leopard one year and pussy cat the next; I just know they’re all OS X .8, or .9, or .10. I appreciate it when they make something more simple or more universal in the new update; or when its more functional or reliable; or fixes a problem.

    David
    5 years ago

    Thanks for confirming the direction of Apple with regards to the OS X and the IOS eventually being seamlessly integrated and not so much with corrections however having new features and options.

    DaveCummings
    5 years ago

    Hello Gary,is “find my friends” going to part of Yosemite upgrade please??

      5 years ago

      I don’t think I heard them mention it. But since most desktop/laptop hardware does not include any GPS location system, I don’t see it being a big feature even if they do.

    Jack
    5 years ago

    Hi Gary, Thanks for the information. You mentioned that it seems Apple ‘wants for us to use ‘the Cloud” more and more. I, for one, am a little apprehensive with having ‘the cloud’ contain too much of my personal information. I have discussed this with others and some share my concern. Just an opinion …

      5 years ago

      What makes me nervous is storing my personal information on local hard drives. Having it in the cloud is safer with multiple redundant backups and access anywhere. So many people store their information on the cloud now and don’t even realize it — anyone using email systems like Gmail, for instance.

    Alan Wharton
    5 years ago

    Garry,
    I have been following all the press pundits comments re. this developers conference, and yours are the most concise and the the point. Thanks

      Adam
      5 years ago

      I agree with you Alan as well.

    Shane C.
    5 years ago

    Hi, Gary!
    Thank you for the Apple Update! Regarding the future of technology, I do not like how everything is going to be Cloud based. Here’s one example – working with Pages and/or Keynote online rather than from the Mac itself? I hate that! What’s wrong with the App on my Mac? AND, I like storing things on my hard drive not just in the Cloud. I feel in complete control of my documents and files knowing they are on a hard drive – not online somewhere. What are your thoughts?

      5 years ago

      You are still working with Pages and Keynote as an App, not on the Web. So there’s no change there. There are Web-based versions of those, which come in handy when you are at another computer that doesn’t have them installed.
      I like my documents better online. They can’t be destroyed with a simple hard drive failure, I can access them from multiple machines with ease (desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone), I can access them when away (school, work, travel), I can upgrade a machine without spending a whole day transferring files. Heck, I can lose my laptop while traveling, buy a replacement, log in, and there are all of my files.
      You keep money in the bank, right? You don’t keep all of the money you’ve saved in a box on your desk, so why keep all of your files there?

    Shane C.
    5 years ago

    Gary,

    Thank you, too, for creating such excellent videos about Apple products and releases. I find them very informative.

      Adam
      5 years ago

      I agree with you Shane

    Dave
    5 years ago

    Breaking my customer’s stuff every year is not a life cycle.

    Adam
    5 years ago

    Good Job as usual Gary.
    What it took Apple to jazz up lasting almost 2 hours u briefed every bit as well in under 7 min.

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