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Monday, June 11, 2012

Thinner MacBook Pro, iOS6, and a Smarter Siri Revealed at Apple's WWDC

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Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference kicked off today at the Moscone Center. Here's a brief rundown on some of the highlights from the first day that are sure to get your iHearts pumping.

  • The next generation of Apple notebooks  New versions of the MacBook Air

    (starting at $1,199), and the MacBook Pro (starting at $2,199) were

    announced. Both are faster, lighter, and sleeker than their predecessors, and feature new Intel Ivy Bridge processors and Retina display

    screens. Also announced was a smaller, but less advanced, 11-inch

    MacBook Air.


  • Mountain Lion The newest operating system for all Mac computers.

    Sleeker package, more Multitouch options, built-in Twitter integration,

    and Dictation -- Apple's newest speech-to-text technology. Will retail at

    $19.99.


  • iOS6 The newest update for Apple's mobile devices. Now has a Do

    Not Disturb feature and Apple's new Photo Stream, a feature that shares

    your pictures across all of your iOS6 and Mac devices and allows for friends and family to comment on them. Is sure

    to take a bite out of Instagram's userbase.


  • A smarter Siri Your favorite creepy robot lady has been brushing up on

    her knowledge of foreign languages, sports, movies, and local

    restaurants.


  • Safari upgrade The web browser will offer new search features, faster scrolling, and will work with more Multitouch gestures.


  • Passbook  An app that packages all of your tickets, gift cards, and coupons together.


  • Maps Upgrade  Apple's updated navigation application is their answer to

    Google Maps. This upgrade, built fresh and packaged specifically for

    their mobile devices, now offers turn-by-turn navigation and Yelp integration. The new Maps also includes a new feature called Flyover. Flyover

    provides 3-D maps from an aerial point of view that are supposed to look

    stunning on Apple's Retina display devices.

Not revealed, however, was the highly rumored iPhone 5. The internet

gossipers were wrong about this release. You'll have to wait until next

time for that one!


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