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Craig Federighi Says iPad's Cursor Experience Inspired by Apple TV

Wednesday May 6, 2020 7:17 am PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi recently spoke with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino about the iPad's new cursor functionality, introduced alongside trackpad and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4. Federighi said the iPad's new cursor experience was inspired by the Apple TV:"There was a process to figure out exactly how various elements would work together," Federighi says. "We knew ...

Apple News, Voice Memos, Home and Stocks Mac Apps to Get Major Updates to Make Them More Mac-Like

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:28 am PDT by
The Apple News, Voice Memos, Home and Stocks apps on the Mac will be getting major updates and new designs to make them more Mac-like, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi told CNET in an interview. News, Voice Memos, Home, and Stocks were all apps that were ported over to the Mac in 2018's macOS Mojave as part of the precursor to Project Catalyst, Apple's newly announced feature designed to ...

Craig Federighi on iPad's Long-Awaited External Drive Support: 'We're Willing to Acknowledge the 1990s'

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:47 am PDT by
On the latest episode of the AppStories podcast, MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci sat down with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi to discuss WWDC 2019 announcements, including Project Catalyst, SwiftUI, and iPadOS. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2019 Project Catalyst will make it much easier for developers to extend iPad apps to the Mac. In many cases, adding macOS...

Craig Federighi Responds to Google's Subtle 'Luxury Good' Dig About Apple Products and Privacy

Monday May 27, 2019 8:59 am PDT by
In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that "privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services," a comment that some viewed as a dig at Apple. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2018 Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi has unsurprisingly disagreed with that position. In an interview with The...

Craig Federighi Talks Bringing iOS Apps to macOS, Reiterates No Plans for Touchscreen Macs

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:01 am PDT by
In a new interview with Wired today, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi discussed yesterday's WWDC keynote, particularly touching upon the company's years-long plan to bring some iOS apps to macOS. In a memorable keynote moment, when Federighi mentioned users constantly asking if Apple would merge iOS and macOS, a giant "No" appeared on screen behind him....

Craig Federighi Says Apple Intends to Address APFS Support for Fusion Drives 'Very Soon'

Tuesday May 22, 2018 5:07 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to share news on APFS support for Fusion Drives "very soon," Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi told MacRumors reader Jonathan in an email this afternoon. Federighi shared the detail after Jonathan sent him an email asking whether or not APFS was still in the works for Fusion Drives, which combine a hard drive with flash storage to provide the speed of an SSD...

Craig Federighi: Apple Focused on Single-User Face ID, Touch ID Was Never Intended for Multiple Users

Friday December 1, 2017 7:06 am PST by
Apple's current focus with Face ID is on single-user authentication, suggesting support for multiple faces won't be added in the near future, according to an email from the company's software engineering chief Craig Federighi. By comparison, Touch ID can store up to five fingerprints, and each of those fingerprints can belong to a different person. This allows a married couple, for example,...

Craig Federighi Says 3D Touch App Switcher Gesture Will Return in Future Update to iOS 11

Thursday September 21, 2017 10:01 am PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi has revealed that a popular 3D Touch gesture for accessing the App Switcher will apparently return in a future update to iOS 11. Federighi, replying to an email from MacRumors reader Adam Zahn, said Apple had to "temporarily drop support" for the gesture due to an unidentified "technical constraint." Question from Zahn: Could we at least make...

Craig Federighi: Apple Has Considered Nightstand Mode for iPhone X

Wednesday September 20, 2017 11:19 am PDT by
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Apple has considered a Nightstand mode for iPhone X. "This is definitely something we've considered," said Federighi, in response to an email from MacRumors reader Zain, who asked whether a Nightstand mode on the iPhone X would be possible. "This probably makes the most sense for customers who charge their phone in a dock...

Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially Moved From Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi

Friday September 1, 2017 7:28 am PDT by
Apple has updated its executive leadership page to acknowledge that software engineering chief Craig Federighi now officially oversees development of Siri. The responsibility previously belonged to Apple's services chief Eddy Cue. Craig Federighi is Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Craig oversees the development of iOS, macOS, and Siri. His...

Watch 'The Talk Show' Live From WWDC 2017 With Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller

Friday June 9, 2017 7:03 am PDT by
Daring Fireball has shared the full video of "The Talk Show Live" from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week. Before a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, Apple senior executives Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller joined host John Gruber to reflect on the company's announcements at its WWDC opening keynote on Monday, including several new Macs, macOS High Sierra,...

MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Will Display Function Keys When Running Windows With Boot Camp

Friday October 28, 2016 6:48 am PDT by
One of the biggest questions about the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro is how it will work with Windows through Boot Camp. That led MacRumors reader Abraham to send an email to Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, who shared good news for dual-booters.Question from Abraham: Craig, am I correct in assuming that the Touch Bar becomes a row of visual function keys when using...

Craig Federighi Says Touch Bar on New MacBook Pro Has 'So Much Potential' For Developers

Friday October 28, 2016 12:09 am PDT by
YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee has shared an exclusive interview with Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi. The pair chatted about the new MacBook Pro and its customizable Touch Bar, which Federighi said is "going to be great" and has "so much potential" for developers. Touch Bar is a Multi-Touch strip of glass that replaces the standard row of function ...

Apple's Phil Schiller: 'We Don't Design for Price, We Design for the Experience'

Thursday October 27, 2016 4:30 pm PDT by
Following the launch of the redesigned MacBook Pro, CNET has published an interview with Apple executives Phil Schiller, Jony Ive, and Craig Federighi, highlighting some of the design decisions that went into the new machine. The contextual OLED Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, which is its key feature, has been in development under the direction of Jony Ive for at least two years, and...

Apple's Machine Learning Has Cut Siri's Error Rate by a Factor of Two

Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:01 am PDT by
Steven Levy has published an in-depth article about Apple's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, after meeting with senior executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and two Siri scientists at the company's headquarters. Apple provided Levy with a closer look at how machine learning is deeply integrated into Apple software and services, led by Siri, which the...

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Discuss Maps and 'Learning From Apple's Failures' In New Interview

Wednesday August 10, 2016 7:29 am PDT by
Continuing from an interview with Tim Cook and Eddy Cue earlier in the week, Fast Company today posted a lengthy new interview session with Cue and Craig Federighi, in which the two discussed Apple Maps, the legacy of Apple devices, and "learning from Apple's failures." Both Cue and Federighi admitted that everyone who works at the company has "to be honest with ourselves" whenever mistakes...

Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's Interview on 'The Talk Show' Now Available

Saturday June 18, 2016 10:45 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi appeared on a live episode of John Gruber's podcast, The Talk Show, touching on a number of topics and expanding on some of the announcements made the previous day at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. The full video and audio of the interview are now available from Daring Fireball for those interested in seeing...

Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi Talk iMessage, Siri API and Mac App Store on 'The Talk Show'

Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:51 pm PDT by
A day after Apple's WWDC keynote address, Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi joined Daring Fireball's John Gruber on a special edition of his podcast, The Talk Show. The duo addressed many topics, including the emphasis on iMessage in iOS 10, opening up Siri and other parts of iOS up to developers and the Mac App Store. The bulk of Apple's...

Apple Execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi to Speak at Code Conference in May

Monday April 28, 2014 11:46 am PDT by
Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will speak at the first annual Code Conference hosted by Re/code, the site reported today. The duo will headline the second night of the event in late May. We are very excited to have both Cue and Federighi at the event to talk about a range of things about the company that remains at the center of the action, especially in the important mobile...

Jony Ive and Craig Federighi Talk Collaboration in Full Businessweek Interview

Wednesday September 25, 2013 12:48 pm PDT by
Following last week's cover story on Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive, and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, Bloomberg Businessweek has published the full transcript of its interview with Ive and Federighi, which reveals even more about Apple’s leading trio and the work that went into Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 7. According to Federighi, both he and...