And the crowd goes wild!
Lots of us might struggle to understand even what Swift is, but the audience of devs in the hall were immediately excited. The announcement of Swift got the biggest cheer of the morning, and everywhere the camera looked there were grins, applause and a sense of happy dazedness. This was the crowning glory: the most dev-ey part of a dev-centric keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. For us non-devs, it should mean more and better apps, but on the day of the keynote, it was enough that it made so many devs, the men and women who make the apps and games we all love so much, happy. This was, and in so many ways, their event, after all.