Craig Federighi, Apple's new senior vice president of software engineering, conducted his first major public appearance by unveiling of Apple's new iOS 7 operating system during the company's developer conference Monday--and Federighi generally garnered praise for his performance.
Apple likely will introduce standardized game controller support in conjunction with its new iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, enabling third-party developers to build console-quality gaming experiences that run across all hardware that conform to Apple specifications.
Consumer electronics companies and cable technology vendors are preparing devices and services for the cable industry that incorporate the features found in in streaming media devices like the Roku and Apple TV.
Several technology blogs noted Monday that multiple elements of Apple's new iOS 7, including multitasking and Safari's tabbed browsing, have hallmarks of Palm's webOS design. As part of a forthcoming feature FierceWireless will produce that catches up with former top wireless executives, FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein spoke with Jon Rubinstein, former CEO of Palm and a former executive at Apple, about what he's doing these days, the influence webOS has had on other mobile platforms, and whether he would have done anything differently.
Apple introduced a bevy of new software features for iOS 7 on Monday, but among the ones it didn't spend a lot of time talking about is support for the Hotspot 2.0 standard, which should make it easier for iOS devices to connect to certified and secure W-Fi hotspots. The standard could help wireless carriers offload traffic from their cellular networks to Wi-Fi networks.
Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference Monday with the usual spate of new product announcements, self-congratulatory proclamations and cheap shots against archrival Google. The marquee headline was the overhauled iOS 7, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called "the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone."
Apple introduced its new iTunes Radio streaming music service during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, promising consumers a series of content personalization, discovery and sharing options available across its connected device portfolio.
Apple announced during its developer's conference today an "iOS in the car" program that will essentially integrate select iOS apps into the vehicle dashboards of participating automakers. Apple's Eddy Cue explained that cars running the program will be available starting next year, and automakers supporting the effort include Honda, Kia, Chevy, Nissan, Volvo and a number of others.
Apple unveiled its much-anticipated iOS 7 mobile operating system revamp during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, earning a standing ovation for the platform's radical new look and user interface.
Apple's Tim Cook used the company's developer conference today to spotlight the fragmentation that he said plagues Google's Android ecosystem. Cook said that 90 percent of all iOS users are on the latest version of Apple's operating system, iOS 6, whereas the Gingerbread version of Google's Android, released in 2010, remains the most widely used version of Android.