Apple on Monday kicked off its annual WorldWide Developers conference with a swathe of updates to its mobile, smartwatch, TV, desktop operating systems and cloud services.
As usual, Apple fans both at the event and tuning in on the livestream treated the presentation like a sporting event, live-tweeting comments and wisecracks.
Here's the best of what we saw, starting with a gratuitous cat photo from Mari Silbey, Light Reading's own senior editor of cable/video:
A friend joins me to watch (block) Apple keynote pic.twitter.com/2aaNpcgXaj— Mari Silbey (@msilbey) June 13, 2016
Siri on tvOS can now search movies by topic. High school comedies from the 80s that I'm sure your kids really want to watch, sure they do.— Macworld (@macworld) June 13, 2016
Apple confirms Minnie Mouse is a girl. Hello Kitty species still confusing. #WWDC2016— Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) June 13, 2016
WatchOS 3.0: pic.twitter.com/ClLmOhkcAA— John Gruber (@gruber) June 13, 2016
This is a trans-Atlantic thing, but: to British ears, Tim Cook always sounds just slightly stoned.— (((Charlie Stross))) (@cstross) June 13, 2016
WOW! Killer feature for me—emoji are ACTUALLY BIG ENOUGH TO SEE! #middle_aged_problems— (((Charlie Stross))) (@cstross) June 13, 2016
Apple: “We made emoji 3x bigger.” People: “Oh my god, they’ve been sending me a poop icon?!?!” #fakeapple— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) June 13, 2016
Apple: using ubiquitous insanely powerful supercomputers to make it easier to … buy movie tickets. The future is peurile.— (((Charlie Stross))) (@cstross) June 13, 2016
— Mitch Wagner, , Editor, Light Reading Enterprise Cloud.