In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, according to three people briefed on the move who were not allowed to speak about it publicly.
The job cuts are the latest sign of trouble with Apple’s car initiative. The company has added resources to the project — code-named Titan — over the last two years, but it has struggled to make progress. And in July, the company brought in Bob Mansfield, a highly regarded Apple veteran, to take over the effort.
Blatantly ripping off other people’s work I see. Hats off to the f.lux developers for issuing such a polite and gracious response to the news.
Apple’s site for the new Retina iMac is quite slick. A good use of transitions and effects highlighting the product’s number one feature.
Looks beautiful and very functional. But given that they danced around the issue of battery life, I suspect this will need charging at least once a day. For me, that’s a dealbreaker.
Swift is a new programming language for creating iOS and OS X apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
A new language for iOS/OSX development is, for me, the best thing to come out of this year’s WWDC.
I just got a fantastic idea for a new iPhone app. I can’t wait to dive into Xcode soon.