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People outside WWDC 2012 getting ready for Tim Cook’s keynote.
Tim Cook on stage.
Over 30 billion apps have been downloaded in the app store with 225,000 of them specifically designed for the iPad.
• 11″ and 13″ non-retina displays
• USB2 and USB3 port
• Updated 720p FaceTime camera
• 3rd gen Ivy Bridge cup, up to 2.0ghz i7 and up to 8gb memory
NEW MACBOOK PRO – $2,199
5.4″2.3Ghz processor with 8GB RAM, GT 650M 1GB, 256GB flash
• Retina display
• 4.46lbs, 1/4 thinner – about the size of the MacBook air.
• Lightest Pro Apple has ever made.
• Double the resolution of the current MacBook pros – 2880×1800
• Glare reduced by 75% on glossy screen – great news!
• Updates to iPhoto, Mail, Safari
• Facetime HD camera, with dual Mics and Thunderbolt camera.
• Glass multitouch trackpad with backlit keyboard
• 2 Thunderbolt ports, another USB3/2 with headphone jack on other side.
• SD slot, HDMI, USB3 USB2 combo ports on one side.
• 7 hours of battery, 30 days of standby.
• Built around flash storage, 768GB max.
• Up to 2.7Ghz – Fastest quad-core processors onboard,.
Diablo 3!! RETINA READY!! YEAH BABY!
• 40% of OSX users are running Lion, number hit in 9 months. Windows 7 took 27 months to get to the same level.
• iCloud. 125m iCloud users
• Mountain Lion has iCloud support built in. Apple apps are configured automatically.
• iCloud tabs show all the pages you have open across all devices
• New notification center – pretty much just like your iPhone!
• Dictation built into OSX, so it will work everywhere.. “You can talk into Facebook if you want.” – Yeah, can’t wait *sarcasm*
MOUNTAIN LION – $19.99 – shipping Summer
Siri loves sports now. Asked “Who is taller, Lebron James or Kobe?”
• Yelp and Open Table integration. Search for restaurants and make reservation!
• Movie integration – search for movies playing around you.
• Ability to launch applications from Siri
• Tweet from Siri!
• International Siri – iOS 6 adding English and French for Canada. Spanish for Spain, Mexico, and US. Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese
• iOS 6 will ship this fall, iPhone 3GS and later, 2nd and 3rd generation iPad, and 4th generation iPod touch
• Over 200 new features
• With lost mode you can send a phone number to the phone and whoever finds it can tap to call the sent number. Yep, I’ll use that quite often.
• Significant Facebook integration.
• Public API, Siri support – talk to Facebook!
• Integrated into App store – like apps and see what music and applications your friends are into.
OH MAN. So excited about this – DO NOT DISTURB MODE!!! When activated, phone will be silent. You can set who you get phone calls / messages from like favorites or specific contact group.
“Many of you are like me who’ve been awakened in the middle of the night. This tells your phone not to bother you with interruptions. Those notifications will still come, but they won’t light up your screen or make sounds. You get fine-grained control over which calls to receive.”
• Few mail enhancements – VIP allows you to mark someone as a VIP – basically gmail’s priority inbox
• nEasier to insert photo and video inside of the Mail app – COOL FINALLY THX
Passbook – Virtually keep all of your store cards in an app that is easy to access at anytime.
When you go to starbucks your card will appear on the lock screen and you can just swipe across to access it.
New maps. Finally!
• Turn by turn directions with traffic
• All new mapping built from the ground up
• Local search
Apple flyover – can rotate to see city and buildings.
..and those are some of the highlights from the WWDC 2012 keynote!