Craig Federighi on iPadOS:

“It’s become a truly distinct experience. It’s not an iPhone experience. It’s not a Mac experience. The name is a recognition of that.”

Music to iPad fans’ ears…

Jason Snell (@jsnell) on why Catalyst apps might be good for…

…the iPad.

”Basically, the better the iPad app, the better the Mac app. This has some fun ramifications, because it implies that Catalyst may actually prompt developers to put more work into the iPad versions of their apps, too. iPad and Mac users can all benefit from that.”

Thank you, folks. I enjoyed sharing the keynote with you!

My favourite sort of Apple keynote: I have no strong desire to buy anything new as a result of it, but I know all my devices will get better in the autumn. Result.

All in all, that feels like Apple worked its way through a big old list of things people have been complaining about for years, and got pretty much all of it done.

iOS13 supported devices:

“New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later, and will be available with iPadOS for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.”

I love it when they do these developer-specific sections in the WWDC keynotes. I mean, they mean nothing to journalists like me, but there’s something cool about making consumer tech journos sit through this…

I knew nothing about Minecraft before this demo. And I know nothing about it after this demo.