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Why you might survive without any of Apple's latest software updates from WWDC 2014

Published on Jun 3, 2014 9:55 PM
Apple Senior Vice-President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. -- PHOTO: AFP

Apple on Tuesday showed off to the world its latest plans on the software front - new versions of its mobile and Mac operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, respectively.

Like scores of other Apple fanboys across the world who stayed glued to the live stream, I clapped and cheered with every new feature Craig Federighi rattled off - a new OS X interface design slicker than Federighi’s mane, better AirDrop file transfer options, a swanky new proximity feature called Handoff and (gasp!) an enhanced iMessage.

READ: Eight key announcements from Apple at WWDC 2014

But once the roar of the crowd died down, I found myself asking: Hang on, haven’t I been already doing all the things that Apple was touting at its keynote?

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