So, Tim Cook did follow through on his prediction from two weeks ago that he'd announce something with Facebook. However, it suggests that this is a minimal partnership between the two that is being done more to please iOS users than to help out Facebook.
The Importance of China
Apple took time to show off the China-specific features of Mountain Lion for China. This included Baidu ( BIDU) as the default search engine, and integration with Sina ( SINA) Weibo. This specific allocation of time to China shows how important it is to Apple's future. There was a lot to digest in the keynote -- and lots to get excited about for Apple investors, developers, and users. This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.