I was skeptical about Apple’s first reality TV show, but after watching the trailer, “Planet of the Apps” seems better than I thought it would be. It’s definitely reality TV, so I won’t watch it, but it seems more toned down than it typically is.
Here’s Dan Moren on the latest news on WWDC:
Well…didn’t see that one coming. Apple’s announced that the 2017 incarnation of its Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 5 through June 9, but not in its usual home at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Instead, the event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, about an hour south of the city.
I seem to recall Tim Cook saying something to the effect of, “see ya next year in the spaceship!” I wonder if things got delayed and bridges were burned at Moscone West, leading to this decision. Given the proximity to Campus 2, I wonder if any events will take place there.
I cannot see into the heart of Apple to judge the depth of its love for iBooks, but, from external appearances, whatever affection it has seems to become ever more shallow with each passing release. And, for an ebook lover like me, that is heartbreaking.
iBooks is not without its problems, though I find it vastly superior to the Amazon Kindle app and I find it generally quite reliable for reading ebooks. The number of free books on the iBooks store is also appreciated.