Self-driving cars! Small ones.
And going super fast around this track now. OK this looks pretty cool.
The other cars are now being told to "block" the other car. So they're boxing him out from making a pass. Very cool.
Afraid of these deploying and finding me.
"Weapons enabled" the car says, and blasts the other cars off the track. Not with real guns, of course, but computer guns. "This is a video game for the real world," Sofman says.
Works with iPhone or iPod Touch. You can play against friends or against the enemy AI. Sofman says the game is coming to stores in the fall, but that the Anki Drive software is out today for people to mess around with. "I think these guys are going to be super successful," Cook says, taking the stage again.
Cook is thanking developers for making incredible apps, which gets a big round of applause. Now onto the Mac.
Mac install base is at 72M, which is double what it was 5 years ago, Cook says.
Going over some victory laps on the iMac, and MacBook, including outpacing annual growth rate of Mac vs. PC. Mac up 100 percent 100 in the last 5 years, vs. PC's 18 percent. "We care much more that the Mac is number one in customer sat(isfaction) and quality," Cook says.
Cook brings up Mountain Lion. 28M copies sold since it launched, making it the best selling release yet, Cook says. 35% on Mountain Lion. Cook tosses that up against Windows 8 briefly.
"We're not standing still," Cook says. "Today we want to talk to you about what we're doing with OS X"
And to do that is Craig Federighi, the chief of iOS and OS X.
Federighi says as we come up to the 10th OS X, we've got a real issue. "This is the first OS update delayed due to a dwindiling supply of cats."
Maybe we can take this Lion thing.
That's not the real name by the way. "That could be a bit of a dead name..."
Sea Lion would have been a great idea...
First California release where some of the biggest waves are --
OS X Mavericks.
Mavericks is a release with deep tech, Federighi says. Big battery life, lots of apps, and features that will appeal to Power users.
Starting with Finder -- but we spotted iBooks on the dock as well.
Finder now has tabs. You still have multiple windows, but now you can have them open up in tabs. Each one can have its own location.
Also new: Tags -- now you can add tags when saving a file. These tags show up in finder's sidebar. Some of this has already been in OS X, but now it's baked in more. You can use these in searches, Federighi offers.
Big cheers for putting menus and docks across multiple displays.
Next feature: Multiple displays, which gets a big round of displays. "We're not giving you a free multiple display here," Federighi says. New feature lets you get your menus across multiple displays. Can also summon dock. Also when you go full screen, now it doesn't mess with your other display. You can also pan between spaces on each display without messing with the other one.
I sometime use a MacBook connected to two external monitors, so that's a pretty good get.
Federighi jumps into demo mode, showing us the new Finder. You can merge multiple, open Finder windows into one window with tabs. That's pretty neat. "Now that I have multiple tabs, it's a really great way to work on multiple documents," Federighi says.
And now you can make Finder fullscreen, which got exactly zero claps.
Federighi jumps to showing how you can work with tags. He's just tossing a bunch into a preview document, and you can see it popping up in Finder. You can also color coordinate any of these tabs.
I appreciate multiple monitors, but it's not shocking news to me. Nice to see it more formally acknowledged.
And now we're getting a demo of how fullscreen works. Federighi showing off how the dock now appears in both. He just took iTunes fullscreen, and was able to swap to another screen while the display on the left remained unchanged. Pretty much how all this should have worked in Mountain Lion but didn't.
All this emphasis on second displays feels like people will want to match an HD external display with a HD or better built-in MacBook display -- does that hint at Retina or at least 1080p for more MacBooks?
All this now plays nice with AirPlay too, Federighi demos. He just used an Apple TV hooked up to all this to show how you can use your TV as a second or even third display with the same workflow.
Onto "advanced technologies."
I like that AirPlay support. Use what's out there.
People want great battery life, Federighi says. So now there are things like "App Nap" which directs power to certain apps and not others. Now "Timer Coalescing." Things are about to get technical folks...
Bottom line: hope this means better battery performance.
Federighi going over how various tasks can slog down a CPU and murder your battery. New system brings down CPU activity by 72 percent, Federighi offers. Now "compressed memory."
But, will be be able to say what percentage of any potential battery life improvements come from "app nap" and what comes from, say...Haswell CPUs?