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Everything Apple Announced Today At WWDC 2012 [Round-Up]



Wow! Apple just unleashed a thunderstorm of new products and software on the world. Our heads are still spinning trying to keep up with all the new awesome features but we’ve managed to compile a list of everything Apple just announced at today’s WWDC keynote so you know all about the goodies coming your way. Take a look and see what you might have missed.

New Hardware

MacBook Pro with Retina display – 0.71 inches thin. Under 4.5lbs. Retina display resolution of 2880 x 1880. Intel Core i7 2.7Ghz quad-core processor. 768GB of flash storage, 16GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M graphics, HDMI, USB 3, 7 hour battery life, Thunderbolt, SD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and a FaceTime HD camera. Starts at $2199.

New MacBook Airs–  updated with Ivy Bridge 2.0 GHz dual-core i7 CPUs, 8GB RAM, 512GB of flash storage, USB 3, FaceTime HD camera, and 60% faster graphics.

New MacBook Pro – Ivy Bridge 2.7GHz quad-core i7 CPUs, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M graphics, USB 3, 750GB HDD, 60% faster graphics,

Final Cut Pro, Aperture, Autodesk, Photoshop, iMovie, iPhoto, Safari, and even Diablo 3 were updated to support the new 220ppi screens of the MacBook Pro.


OS X Mountain Lion


Messages – conversations from mobile are synced to your iPhone or iPad

Reminders – set a reminder in OS X and it’s also viewable on your iOS device.

Notification Center – improved notifications

Dictation – built into the system now and works everywhere.

New sharing button – lets you send images or text straight to Twitter, Facebook, Messages, etc.

Notes – added support for images and video

Documents in the Cloud – When you launch Pages it shows you all the documents you have in the cloud. Apple is even releasing an SDK for it so developers can add support to their apps for it.

Safari – Picked up a new unified search field and iCloud Tabs syncs your devices so you’re viewing the same thing on your Mac as on your iPhone or iPad.

AirPlay Mirroring – allows you to view your Mac’s screen on your Apple TV

Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps so all your iCloud, App updates, Mac OS updates, and backups are current even when your computer is in Sleep mode.

Game Center – now supports Mac to Mac and cross-platform iOS to Mac.

Cost – $19.99, available in July



iOS 6


Siri – Sport scores with detailed player statistics. Find restaurants by their ratings and make a reservation. Get movie times and play trailers. Launch apps and even Tweet. They’re working with car manufacturers to bring Siri integration into cars with something called Eyes Free. Also, Siri is coming to the iPad.

Facebook integration – Post photos from Photos, location from Maps, etc. Tap to post to Facebook is built into the Notification Center. Like apps from the App Store and see what your friends like. Facebook events will appear in calendars.

Phone App update – Now you can decline an incoming call but setup a reminder to call them later, or reply with a message.

Do Not Disturb – Control which calls come to you and make noise or light up your phone’s screen.

FaceTime – Call your friends with FaceTime over cellular. Unify your phone number with your Apple ID so if someone calls your phone you can answer it on your iPad or Mac.

Safari – iCloud Tabs sync your iPhone’s browser with your Mac’s. Upload photos from mobile Safari to your favorite websites.

Shared Photo Streams – choose the photos you want to share, then choose the friends you’d like to share them with.

Mail Enhancements –  VIPs allows you to mark someone you want to be notified about. Insert photos and video right from the compose window.

Passbook – a new app to collect boarding passes, store cards, and movie tickets.

Guided Access – Allows you to dissable certain buttons of apps so they’re more friendly for kids with autism to use.

Maps – Apple’s very own mapping solution built from the ground up. It comes with Siri integration, Yelp, traffic service, and turn-by-turn navigation. Flyover gives you a 3D view of cities around the world that are rendered in realtime.

Lost Mode – send a phone number to your phone for the person who found it to call you back on.

Other additions not talked about – Redesigned Stores, Alarm with song, Email signatures, HDR improvements,  Game Center challenges, etc.

Coming this fall.






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