Apple held its 24th Worldwide Developer’s Conference today morning 10AM PST in San Francisco. WWDC is the Apple’s annual conference where the company preferable talks about upgrades and improvements related to operating systems running on various Apple devices (e.g. IOS, OSX). Company also talks about new software and service releases and sometimes some hardware launches.
The show kicked off with a video (representing perfection) followed by Tim Cook taking over the stage discussing various aspects of success of Apple’s developer conference, App store, online and offline retail stores etc. Here are key numbers from the introductory discussion by Tim Cook.
This was something unusual. Apple showcased how Anki, an app development company, is using iOS to develop robotics and artificial intelligence to bring it into people’s live. Anki showcased two remote controlled cars racing on a track communicating with each other via iPad. This something like bringing the video games into the real world. Eh!
No more big cat names in OS naming conventions. Apple decided to do away with cat names and rather adopted something close to real life. The latest version of OS upgrade has been named as OSX 10.9 Maverick. Here are the key points of the latest OS. See a detailed OSX Maverick First impression.
Apple also introduced a new lineup of Macbook Airs. As expected, the new lineup is powered by Intel’s 4th generation Haswell processor. The biggest upgrade is the improvement in battery backup. The 11 inch Macbook Air will now deliver a backup of 9 hours, up from 5 hours in comparison to the older one and the 13 inch unit will deliver 12 hours, up from 7 hours. A quick round up of all the upgrades:
The price of the new 11-inch Macbook air strat from $999 and 13-inch starts from $1099.
Apple also announced working on the next version of Mac Pro, the desktop. The glossy and cylindrical Mac Pro is set to go more powerful then ever. It has double the CPU performance and the fastest Ram Apple ever used. Here’s a quick round up:
Apple also announced iWork for its popular cloud service iCloud (the way we relate Google Docs with Drive). Using iWork you can create and edit documents right in your browser. Again, this will be available for developer’s today and for users, later this year.
The mush awaited iOS 7 is here. This is the biggest overhaul the iOS got since its inception. The company gave up the 3D design and integrated a flat look in the operating system. Look for a detailed coverage of iOS 7 features. Hers, lets have quick look at the features of the newly launched iOS 7.
Only iPod touch, iPad Mini, iPad 2 & above and iPhone 4 and above will be able get the iOS7. The developer’s version will be available from today and the user’s version from this fall.
What do you feel? Apple is as innovative as it was used to be earlier, or its just upgrading the already existing stuffs. Do share your views with us.
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