Apple has chosen WWDC week to announce an update to its MacBook Air line. It may lack the Retina display of its newly upgraded, headline-grabbing cousin, the MacBook Pro
, but the 2012 Air sees significant advances too. An upgrade from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge processors with improved integrated graphics is chief among the upgrades, and onboard memory has also received a boost.
As part of its keynote speech on the opening day of this year's WWDC
, Apple mentioned that Siri will be featured in vehicles from no less than nine major global automakers. Not only will Siri be making her much anticipated iPad debut
, but she'll also be joining you on your daily commute. Apple calls it the "Eyes Free" system.
Having released OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) to developers earlier this year
, Apple had already let much of the new features of its Mac operating system out of the bag. At WWDC
, Apple has revealed the ninth version of OS X will be available for download from next month.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off in fine style today in San Francisco and amongst all the other announcements
was an early preview of iOS 6, slated for release sometime this Autumn (northern hemisphere). The new OS will ship with several killer features including a newly Apple-designed Maps app with included turn-by-turn navigation, and Passbook, an app created to manage your boarding passes, gift cards and movie tickets. Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the more notable aspects of iOS 6.
Apple has announced the next generation of the MacBook Pro. The new machine packs a 15.4 inch "Retina display" which promises improved viewing angles, reduced glare, and a resolution of 2880 x 1800: four times greater than the previous MacBook Pro. Along with the impressive new display, the latest MacBook Pros come with new performance options, such as NVIDIA's Kepler GT650m graphics card, and refreshed Intel quad core i7 processor. Apple has also announced that these new MacBook Pros are available starting today, and will sell for US$2,199 for the base model.