Today was a big day for Apple and they were not kidding when they said there was a lot to look forward to at the WWDC 2012. Not only did Apple showcase some very impressive software improvements in the form of iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, they updated nearly the entire Mac family with some of the latest technology available. If you were not around for the WWDC 2012 and are only just tuning in, you will be glad to know we have you covered! Below you will find the entire overview of the WWDC 2012 that will get you up to speed with what happened today.
WWDC 2012: Mac
To warm things up Tim Cook took the stage and talked about some impressive App Store stats. After Tim Cook talked about these stats and some heart-warming stories of how applications have changed peoples lives Phil Schiller took the spotlight to talk about Mac improvements. These improvements included updated hardware for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Even a brand new model of the MacBook Pro was introduced with a Retina display. Shortly after talking about hardware, Apple switched things back to software by bringing Craig Federighi on stage to give an in-depth overview of OS X Mountain Lion.
- Tim Cook: 650,000 Apps On App Store, 400 Million App Store Accounts, 30 Billion App Downloads [WWDC 2012]
- Next Generation MacBook Air: Up To 8GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage, 3.2Ghz Turbo Boosting, USB 3.0 And More!
- MacBook Pro Refresh: 8GB 1600MHz RAM, 60% Faster Graphics, Ivy Bridge i7 Processor And More!
- MacBook Pro Redesign: Apple Announces MacBook Pro With Retina Display, Ivy Bridge i7, NVIDIA Graphics
- The Giant WWDC 2012 Review Of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: iCloud Integration, Voice Dictation, AirPlay And More!
WWDC 2012: iOS
Today’s keynote was not just about Mac however, and after talking about OS X Mountain Lion Scott Forstall took the stage and again talked about some stats; this time to do with iOS in general. It was then time to talk about iOS 6 and the various improvements it will ship with that include extended Siri functionality, Facebook integration, 3D maps and so much more!
- Apple Announces Some iOS Stats Like 365 Million iOS Devices Sold, 1.5 Trillion Push Notifications And More
- iOS 6 Features Brand New Siri Functionality Like Sports, App Launching, Tweeting And Car Integration
- Apple Will Be Bringing Siri To The Apple iPad In Upcoming iOS 6 Firmware
- iOS 6 Firmware Includes Ability To FaceTime Over 4G And 4G LTE (Cellular Networks)
- Facebook Integration Within iOS Becomes A Reality In Upcoming iOS 6 Firmware
- The Giant WWDC 2012 Review Of iOS 6: New Siri Functionality, Facebook Integration, 3D Maps And More!
- Siri To Be Optimized For 15 Countries Around The World
WWDC 2012: Aftermath
The WWDC 2012 ended on the note of iOS 6 and after the WWDC 2012 was over the excitement did not die down. Apple quickly seeded the first iOS 6 beta firmware for developers, a new version of iTunes to handle the iOS 6 beta firmware and also a brand new developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion. It was then discovered that Apple discontinued the MacBook Pro 17-inch model, quietly updated the Mac Pro and also released a brand new iPad accessory (iPad Smart Case). The fruit company of course also announced the 2012 Apple Design Award winners!
- Download iOS 6 Beta For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch From The Apple Developer Center [Updated]
- Download iTunes 10.6.3 Featuring iOS 6 Beta Compatibility For Windows And Mac OS X [Direct Link]
- Apple Seeds OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 In Preparation Of Public Release Next Month
- Apple Updates The Mac Pro Lineup Despite Not Mentioning It At WWDC 2012
- Apple Launches A Front-And-Back iPad Smart Case For $49
- R.I.P. 17-Inch MacBook Pro, Apple Retires This Giant From MacBook Pro Lineup
- Check Out The 2012 Apple Design Award Winners Announced At WWDC
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