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WWDC is the time when 5,000 developers descend on Moscone West in San Francisco, California for the yearly opportunity to mingle with the brightest and best of Apple's engineers to learn how to make better apps for iDevices and Macs, and to get a head start on developing for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
However, for the rest of us, it is the keynote speech that is the interesting part. This is the bit where Apple executives such as CEO Tim Cook and SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi give us an overview of how Apple has been doing over the recent months and what's coming on the software front over the coming months.
Here is a tour of the highlights of the keynote, and what these highlights mean to both Apple and the wider industry.
Previously on Six Clicks:
Apple revels in Mavericks adoption rates
Early on during the keynote, Apple CEO Cook was keep to point out that the latest incarnation of OSX – 10.9 Mavericks – has, since its release in October 2013, grabbed a 51 percent adoption rate among Mac users, while Windows 8, which Microsoft released a year earlier, is still only at 14 percent.
While there are clear differences between the OS X and Windows ecosystems that explain these differences, having more than half of all Macs running the latest operating system does allow developers the opportunity to target the new features that the platform offers.
The speed with which Mavericks was adopted by users, combined with the fact that Yosemite is capable of running on all hardware that can run Mavericks, it is likely that Yosemite will see equally aggressive adoption.