And now that your humble correspondent has migrated to an Apple product, he can presumably watch the live stream. Picky, Apple. Picky.
If the rumors are correct and we really get a home automation system today, it will be interesting to see just how comprehensive it is. With Nest and the like, there are already options out there. But Apple in the past has been masterful at pulling together available products, putting them all together in one smoothly polished product and selling it to a public that didn't know they wanted it in the first place.
This might be the iCloud refresh. Lots of folks think Google Drive and other tools have made it irrelevant to many folks so far.
Federighi says apps you store are available across all of your Apple devices ... "and, what the heck? We're throwing in Windows too."
New tech called Mail Drop lets you have email attachments sent directly to iCloud drive and encrypted. Attachments up to 5GB
And we're on to Safari. A few interesting tweaks to iCloud, but definitely not the overhaul some users would have liked.
Apple has mastered the art of saving the really good stuff until last at these events, making people like Yours Truly write about stuff that would never get mentioned otherwise. Fighting the urge during a Safari presentation now.
Continuity ... looks like a new feature built on AirDrop, which will now work between iOS and the Mac. There's also what they're calling Handoff. When they're close together, your iPad will give you an icon that lets you swipe up and immediately pick up working on what you were doing on your Mac.
This "proximity awareness" lets you Mac see your phone and set up a hotspot, putting you on the same network. You don't even have to touch your iPhone.
Federighi addresses the fix for problems with iPhones receiving (or not receiving) texts from non-Apple smartphones. As would be expected, it is presented as a feature.
Integration also lets you push phone calls from your iPhone to your Mac, and respond from there.
Federighi is now calling new employee Dr. Dre from his Mac.