WWDC: The future of Apple. Today kicked off the first day of the Apple’s yearly conference and they showed off some pretty cool software including the all new iOS 6, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and all new MacBooks!
The first thing Apple showed off were its new MacBooks. Apple has revamped the MacBook Airs and the Pros. The Airs will stay in the 13 and 11 inch sizes. The 11 inch model now has two variants, both will have a 1.7 GHz dual core i5 processor and 4 GB of ram. However, for the $999 model it will come with 64 GB of storage and for an extra $100 you will get 125 GB of storage which is the difference between the two models. The 13 inch model will have a 1.8 GHz dual core i5 processor, 4 GB of Ram, and 128 GB of storage starting at the same $1,199 price point. The $1,499 price will get you 265 GB of storage.
Next were the new MacBook Pros. The 13 inch models are priced the exact same as the 13 inch airs. Some of the new features include a retina display and an Ivy Bridge processor, and it comes in two models as well. The first has a 2.5GHz dual-core i5, 4GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, and 7-hour battery life, while the second has a 2.9GHz dual-core i7, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4,000, and 750GB HDD. The 15 inch in addition also comes in two versions. The first features a 2.3GHz quad-core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, GeForce GT 650M 512MB graphics, 500GB HDD, and seven hours of battery. The second has a 2.6GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GT 650M 1GB graphics, 7500GB HDD, and seven hours of battery. They are priced at $1,799 and $2,199.
To continue, next on Apple’s agenda is Mac OS X Mountain Lion. They demonstrated the new OS and showed some of its biggest features. This included voice dictation, an iOS 5 iPhone like notification center, “iCloud Tabs”, and “Power Nap”. Apple did not show all of the new features but these are the biggest ones they demoed. Mountain Lion will ship next month in July for just $19.99 and it will be free to developers in attendance at WWDC.
Finally, the last main thing Apple showed off at their conference is iOS 6, which is their new mobile operating system. Scott Forstall took the stage and demoed the new OS. iOS 6 now has over 200 new features including: New Siri functions like opening apps, “Eyes Free” bringing in car integration, Maps has been revamped, Facebook is now deeply integrated into the software, and now iPhone owners can FaceTime over their cellular networks meaning you don’t need wifi anymore. iOS 6 will be available later this Fall, and available to developers later today.
Apple had a busy day today also releasing a ton of accessories and other services today in addition to all these big features. For all your latest news and coverage of WWDC stay tuned to TekWik on the website and on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter!
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