You have the option of grouping devices in HomeKit. It also has SIRI integration.
Home automation is definitely going to impress developers.
CloudKit just takes care of the iCloud stuff app developers might want to make with their app. CloudKit is "effectively free but with limits, " says Craig Federighi.
Apple is getting rid of Open GL and introducing Metal for Games. It is designed for A7. It reduces overheating. It promises up to 10x faster draw-call rates.
Metal sounds curiously like AMD's Mantle API...both in function and naming!
Ok this game demo is the coolest thing we have seen all evening. Drawing patterns, moving the wind, it's pretty stunning to look at.
Metal Demo : Mind = Blown!!
XCode: The code that is used to build all apps on iOS and OS X.
Apple has a new programming language: Swift. Swift is faster than Objective C, says Federighi
Ok so we're getting a live demo of how to create a 'simple 3D game.' He managed to do this in 2 minutes.
Now is the time when some of us should feel bad about not paying attention to those coding classes.
And that game is now on the iPad. All coded on Swift. Great.
It doesn't seem like we're going to see any hardware :(
He did make it look very simple, to his credit.
iOS 8 is available in beta to developers today. It will release in Fall and will run on all iOS devices from iPhone 4S onwards.
Tim Cook calls upon everyone from the Apple team to stand up as he gets ready to wrap up the keynote. It's nice to see the crowd applaud.