An Apple Keynote Imagined
"Oh, and one more thing..."
Steve Jobs made this the most anticipated phrase at Apple announcements. This year, let's imagine a one-more-thing moment that has nothing to do with Apple Music - or Drake (parody alert.) Apple's world-wide developer conference is five days away, so, this is how I imagine Apple's next "one more thing" -- Take it away Tim...
INT. BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM STAGE - DAY
The Keynote speaker deliberately walks the stage, focusing intently on Apple's largest ever developer gathering (7000 seats.) The crowd hangs on every carefully crafted word of the closing message.
"...and we've shown you some amazing things we think are really cool. We can't wait to see what you do with them."
"But you know, there is actually ...one more thing. Two years ago we announced the Swift programming language; This year we're thrilled to share with you it's perfect compliment:
code for macOS - a breakthrough reimagined IDE focusing first on Swift for full-scale software development.
"We think it's really cool, and we can't wait to see what you do with it."
"Oh, and there's one more one more thing..."
code for iPad
"Develop apps directly from your iPad Pro with professional software tools designed to change the way you write great software at any scale. You've got a screaming processor, a touch-screen with amazing resolution, a great keyboard, outstanding battery-life, and the iPad Pro is a breeze to take wherever you are - just touch, code, and go.
Your project assets and files can be generated both locally and remotely, and are backed up and managed in the cloud and integrated into a continuous deployment solution (via Apple, your own mac server, or through other third parties of your choice.)
You compile and run apps right on the device, as well as remotely.
An integrated touch-based app design and asset production & management app suite affords you enhanced ability to literally conceive, compose, and build your UI/UX from start to finish, right on your iPad. It also supports importing external assets."
"We think code is really cool, and can't wait to see what you do with it."
WWDC 2016 can't come soon enough. I've been waiting years for the ability to do real development directly on my iPad. Now that the iPad Pro is a real thing (four years after I predicted and mocked it up in 2011) I'm holding out hope for code. Even a tap of the puck in that direction with a Swift Playground App for iPad Pro would be great.