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Craig Federighi detailed the changes to Photos, noting that Apple is now syncing all the photos you take across multiple devices through the cloud. Even better, the new cloud focus maintains the edits you've done regardless of which Apple machine you tweaked it on. This way, he said, "your device has access to more photos in the cloud than you can store locally."
Craig performed a demo of the service, demonstrating some of the tools available through the improved service. Good stuff — it looks like some of the options you get through third-party apps. Federighi also showed the syncing potential of the app: the edits for one photo on the iPhone would show up immediately on the iPad and vice versa.
Source: The Verge
Federighi noted that this feature would be available on the Mac as well, although it wouldn't ship until "early next year." He drew attention to the smooth scrolling and the cataloging tools of the app; the spartan interface design seems like it might be related to this.
How much is all this going to cost? The first 5GB will be free, while going up to a 20GB storage limit would cost just $0.99 per month and 200GB would cost you only $3.99 per month. Federighi noted that the company has storage tiers going up to one terabyte.
Federighi closed his presentation by touching on some other additions to iOS 8, such as Shazam integration into Siri to help with identifying songs and improved Apple Maps for China (again demonstrating how important the new market is for Apple).
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