Dev beta for iOS 9 today. Also doing public beta for first time in July. Rolling out as free upgrade in the fall
"We will be rolling out the compiler and standard libraries for iOS, OSX and Linux. It will all be out there by the end of the year," FEderighi says
The developers are really going crazy
That actually got the biggest cheers of anything today
Swift made a big splash for developers last year. And now, Swift just announced it's open source.
"We think Swift is the next big programming language. ... we think swift should be everywhere and used by everyone. so we're going to do something really big. Today we're announcing that Swift will be open source."
Apple introduced Swift, a new programming language, during its developer conference last year. The company hoped Swift would make coding easier, faster and more stable, while creating results that perform better in the end. Swift promised to be a sort of a holy grail for developers, but it hasn’t been without problems, including some bugs.
"In addition, bringing language features you've asked for most."
"Was designed from the beginning to be fast. continued to roll out targeted optimizations all year long. Now whole module optimization."
"Now stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2."
"you all know the growth Swift is experiencing is unprecedented."
"Finally let's talk about Swift."
"Supports audio apps. in iOS 9, also supports apps by the automaker to control things in your own car. High DPI, most significantly, we're pulling the cord. In future cars able to get in car without getting phone out of pocket and start experiencing carplay effortlessly."
HomeKit adds lots more sensors. Carbon monoxide a stand-out. iCloud remote control. Our recent review of Lutron's Caseta touches on remote elements of HomeKit.
"Thermometers, lock and lights. Now adding support for window shades, sensors of all kinds, carbon monoxide, security systems. Allowing you to access your home remotely and securely via iCloud. No matter where you are you can control all of your HomeKit devices."
"HealthKit has been on fire. ... We're adding lots of addition health metrics to be tracked - hydration, UV exposure and reproduction."
Kit for recording and sharing gameplay...nice
GamePlay Kit, Model IO to provide beautifly lighting on models
Running over some new dev tools now
"iOS 9, intelligence through the system, Apple Pay, enhancements to popular apps like Maps, an all new News app ... enhancements to the foundations."
16GB device owners, rejoice
"With security, we want to protect our users' data on the device and in the cloud. ... With software update we want everyone to get to iOS 9. done major enhancements to architecture for over the air updates. Able to reduce free space need from 4.9 GB to 1.3GB.
(Will new low power mode also make its way onto Apple Watch? Hope so)
"We know that for a lot of you, if running lower on power, turning off switches. Now in iOS 9 we give you a single switch to low power mode. Able to extend battery life for an addition 3 hours"