Hosts: Chad Etzel, Jason Kozemczak, John Sextro and Darryl Thomas
Audio Engineer and Post-Producer: Darryl Thomas (@dh_thomas)
— Kim Etzel (@KimEtzel84) September 5, 2014
— Nolan O’Brien (@NolanOBrien) September 5, 2014
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- iPhone 6 (4.7”) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5”)
- Retina HD
- 326ppi @ 1334×750 (compare to iPhone 5: 1136×640, same ppi)
- 401ppi @ 1920×1080
- Apps that have not been updated for adaptive layout are scaled up
- Dual domain pixels – accurate colors at wider angles of view
- Plus has 185% more pixels than 5s
- Does the Plus have the GPU horsepower to drive this, or are we in the same situation as the first Retina iPad?
- We’re probably in good shape: the 5s has oodles of GPU to spare, and the A8 has up to 50% greater performance, according to Apple.
- Screen not all that different from an iPad Air, which had an A7 in it
- Relevant: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8514/analyzing-apples-a8-soc-gx6650-more
- Very thin, but at the cost of a protruding camera. They both have a bump?
- What do you get with a ridiculously large phone?
- Need a pair of JNCO Jeans to fit the 6 Plus in your pocket
- Plus leverages adaptive layout to provide “regular” size-class content when in landscape. (Referred to as 2-up in the keynote)
- Expanded keyboard in landscape: Cut, copy, paste, etc
- Springboard supports landscape
- Sleep/wake button moves to the side
- Reachability slides the top of the screen down so you can reach it.
- Is this a necessary concession of ridiculous phone size?
- Will we see the iPad adopt this?
- A8 SoC
- 2 billion transistors (up from 1 billion)
- 20-nanometer process
- 13% smaller than A7
- Looks like the performance gain curve may be beginning to flatten (but we need more data)
- …but maybe it’s a conscious trade-off to gain 50% greater energy efficiency??
- Obligatory game demo
- M8 Motion Coprocessor
- Adds a barometer for relative elevation
- Can estimate distance
- Carrier Aggregation for faster LTE
- Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) – Simultaneous voice and data
- WiFi Calling (T-Mobile & EE for now)
- Better camera (Surprise!!!!) and better processing
- Pretty significant improvements. Too many to enumerate
- Plus supports optical image stabilization
- Retina HD
- Apple Pay
- $12B/year in cc/debit transactions in the U.S.
- Contrived video showing how difficult using a card is
- She even fumbled while removing her card from its sleeve
- Is paying with a card really so inconvenient
- Followed by a video showing how easy Apple Pay is
- “Secure Element” chip stores device-specific payment info on the device
- Credit card number is not stored
- Single-use payment numbers and dynamic security codes for each transaction!
- Apple does not collect transaction details
- Developer APIs available via PassKit (Getting started with Apple Pay PDF)
- Nick Arnott (@noir): 9/10/14, 7:11 AM 220,000 locations sounds like a lot until you realize that’s out of roughly 14.26 million credit card terminals in the US. Long way to go.
- Very clear write-up by Nick Arnott on iMore: Apple Pay and security: What you need to know
- Apple Watch (One more thing…)
- Starts at $350, iPhone required – This is definitely an accessory item
- Flexible Retina display – single-crystal-thick sapphire
- Touch- and force-sensitive
- Gyroscope and accelerometer built in, but location relies on phone, so you’ll still need to bring it with you when you exercise
- Really interesting input/navigation
- “Glances” mini-widgets
- LOLling at the zoomed-out photo collection view
- Was Yo on to something? Apple seems to think so, given their “communicate with taps” feature
- Is this watch thin enough?
- Apple has always limited its product lines to simplify purchase decisions. Is this lineup too broad?
- Why the emphasis on +/- 50ms accuracy?
- WatchKit (No link available yet)
- Actionable notifications
Hopper is a reverse engineering tool for OS X and Linux, that lets you disassemble, decompile and debug your 32/64bits Intel Mac, Linux, Windows and iOS executables.
- Static Analysis: Following Along at Home with Hopper’s Decompiler Feature by Melissa Elliott (@0xabad1dea), A bit out-of-date, but very useful walk-through of Hopper
- Flappy Bird recreated in Swift from FullStackEDU.com they claim that they will be offering a course in game programming with Swift in the near future.
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- Bigger Than a Pop Tart
- You’ve got your damn phablet now. I hope you’re happy.
- JNCO Jeans
- iPad Mini, Mini
- I cried the whole rest of the day
- You’ve made a bad choice, John
- You’re fired
- They both have a bump?
- So contrived
- Somewhat mentally deficient
- Seems like a non-brainer
- Yo was on to something
- Send my heartbeat to chad
- Time you get out of the thing
- Balked out loud