Apple Announces Swift 2, Open Source for iOS, OS X and Linux [iOS Blog]

Apple today announced Swift 2, the latest version of its programming language with all-new Whole Module Optimization technology.

Apple executive Craig Federighi also announced that Swift will be open source for iOS, OS X and Linux later this year.

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Apple Announces Multitasking Experiences for iPad with iOS 9 [iOS Blog]

Today at WWDC, Apple confirmed that multitasking would be coming to the iPad with iOS 9. The new feature will allow users to interact with two apps simultaneously in multiple ways. First is „SplitView,“ coming to iPad Air 2, which brings the most powerful task managing multitasking experience to the tablet. Older generation models and iPad mini will have „SlideOver,“ allowing them to slide in a smaller version of a second app from the side of the screen. Both experiences allow for multi-touch support. iOS 9 will also bring picture-in-picture to allow users to watch video while browsing around within other apps.

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Apple Introduces Brand New ‘News’ App to Bring Personalized Stories to iOS 9 [iOS Blog]

Apple today announced a brand new application called „News,“ that aims to provide curated lists of personalized news for each iOS user. Taking news from some of the most popular websites and newspapers, the app provides content in a unique, custom layout with rich typography. The app, launching first in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, allows users to pick favorite publications, genres, and topics in order for the app to begin picking individual topics for them.

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Apple Facility in Mesa, Arizona Catches Fire [Mac Blog]

Local news affiliate ABC 15 Arizona is reporting that Apple’s facility in Mesa, Arizona, which it acquired through its ill-fated partnership with GT Advanced last year, caught fire this afternoon. While the fire appears to be extinguished on the rooftop, equipped with multiple solar panels, local firefighters and emergency crews remain on the scene and authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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Apple Close to Finishing WWDC 2013 Decorations

Apple is nearly finished decorating the Moscone Center for WWDC 2013. Work began two days ago with giant Apple logos on the outside of the building, as well as large horizontal and street pole banners.

Spotted on some of the banners inside the Moscone Center is the tagline ‘Where A Whole New World’s Developing’.

Thanks to MacStories for the imagery.

Workers are also preparing the banners that have sometimes been covered with black sheets pre-Keynote in past years.

New this year are banners on the newly renovated Metreon shopping center across the street from Moscone West. The building houses a popular movie theater complex, a newly-added Target store, and a number of restaurants.


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