Yesterday was the opening day of WWDC. The show got off to a great start with a keynote from Apple CEO Tim Cook to show off some “really cool stuff.” In case you missed it, here’s what Apple revealed to us:
1. New MacBooks
Apple plans to update both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines with more speed and memory. The biggest news on the MacBook front, however, was the announcement of the “next generation” MacBook Pro. It’s thin as a MacBook Air, but features 768GB hard drive, and a 15” 2880×1800 pixel screen—the highest resolution notebook ever. The best part? The new MacBook Pro started shipping immediately!
2. iOS 6
The main updates to iOS 6 (which will be available later this year) revolve around Siri. She’ll now be able to locate sports scores, launch apps and work on your third generation iPad. Other updates include the rumored “Do Not Disturb” function, as well as the option for reminders of missed calls.
3. Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Coming in July, Mountain Lion is the latest in Mac Operating Systems. It will incorporate the same notification system that Apple uses on iOS 5 devices, and will automatically sync with those devices to streamline your notifications. Voice dictation (the same that’s on your iPad) and an improved iCloud storage and syncing service are also in the update.
4. Apple Maps
Apple is challenging Google with the creation of Apple Maps. According to the Denver Post, the software will feature, “turn-by-turn navigation, use traffic information to reroute users around heavy congestion, offer listings for businesses that include integration with San Francisco online-reviews site Yelp, and three-dimensional photographic renderings with a service called Flyover.”
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