Even though Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to release multiple products throughout 2014, so far it looks as though Apple is once again pushing all the exciting stuff into the fall. Unnamed sources tell Re/code that Apple won’t unveil either its first wearable computer or its refreshed version of Apple TV at WWDC 2014 this year. While we really weren’t expecting the iWatch to launch until the fall when Apple released the iPhone 6, there had been some hope that Apple would at least take the wraps off its new version of Apple TV before the fall after earlier reports indicated that Apple would unveil the new set-top box in the spring. More →
It seems that investors were expecting something splashier than iOS 6 and the next-generation MacBook Pro. Although most major stock indices were down sharply today as markets reacted negatively to the proposed bailout of the Spanish banking system, it’s notable that Apple’s stock began to fall almost immediately after the company finished up its WWDC keynote address in San Francisco Monday. Apple’s shares, which closed at just above $580 on Friday, started the day trading at around $587 and peaked in the $588 range around noon before steadily dropping throughout the early afternoon. The stock then dropped quickly after Apple wrapped up its keynote, going from $579.67 at 3:00 p.m. to $573.84 at 3:30 p.m. before closing the day at $571.17, down 1.58% from the previous day’s close. CNBC analyst Bob Pisani, for one, said that many traders thought that Apple’s WWDC presentation was fairly underwhelming and “a relative non-event.” More →
Apple’s new iOS Maps service features turn-by-turn navigation, 3D maps and Siri integration among many other features. The most impressive-looking Maps feature debuted by Apple on Monday at WWDC was Flyover, which displays highly-detailed 3D models of famous cities around the world that can be accessed on the application. The new Maps also features Siri integration to deliver voice-enabled location-based information for drivers, turn-by-turn navigation to direct drivers to their location and a real-time traffic service that provides like incident reports using anonymous location data from iOS users to keep information up to date. The new version of Maps will be featured in iOS 6, the operating system that will power the next-generation iPhone and iPad. More →
At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, Apple announced Facebook integration would be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in iOS 6. Users will be able to login to the social networking service from their device’s settings — similar to Twitter — and share updates from apps such as photos and locations from Maps. The service will also be featured in the App Store, allowing users to “Like” apps, TV shows and movies. Facebook, along with Twitter, will be fully integrated into the Notification Center, giving users the ability to quickly tweet or update their status, and will be integrated into the iPhone’s contact list. The Cupertino-based company also announced that the same integration will be coming to Macs.
Just moments ago, VP of iOS Scott Forstall introduced us to iOS 6, the latest mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple has sold 365 million iOS devices so far, and more than 80 are running iOS 5 right now. The company has delivered more than 1.5 trillion push notifications to iOS devices so far as well, and 140 iMessage users have sent more than 150 billion messages to date.
During the company’s highly anticipated WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, so of course, the company provided new details regarding OS X Mountain Lion as well. While OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion includes more than 200 new features, Apple focused on just a few key items when discussing OS X on Monday: More →
Apple on Monday showed off the next generation of MacBook Pro computers, complete with Retina displays, at WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. The new laptop will feature a display screen that is 15.4-inches wide and features an industry-best 2800 x 1800-pixel resolution, or 220 pixels per inch. To make things even more enticing, Apple says that it has reduced the glare on its new screen by 75%. More →
Apple on Monday during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco announced upgrades to its MacBook Air and Macbook Pro lineup. The new MacBook Air is equipped with an Ivy Bridge processor and can be clocked up to 2GHz. The ultra thin computer also supports up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of Flash storage, along with a new 720p FaceTime camera and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on each side. The 11-inch MacBook Air will be available today for $999, while the 13-inch model will start at $1199. The Cupertino-based company also announced improvements to its MacBook Pro lineup, which include Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650m graphics and USB 2.0 and 3.0 support. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at $1199 and will ship today.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference started with a bang on Monday as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to begin the company’s WWDC 2012 keynote. To be fair, Siri actually made the first appearance to kick off the show by telling a few jokes — including some pokes at Android and its dessert-related naming convention — before Cook took the stage. As has been the case in years past, the chief executive began the show with a quick rundown of some key numbers to help put Apple’s current position in perspective, and Cook did not fail to impress. More →
We have heard from a source that Apple will be introducing a TV SDK at WWDC next week. This would enable third-party developers to create software for Apple’s TV products. BGR reported late last month that Apple has plans to demonstrate an all new TV operating system during its WWDC keynote next week. For more information, head to our WWDC 2012 article.
UPDATE: Apple did not introduce a TV SDK at WWDC this year, though we’re told “it’s coming.”
Plenty has been said about Apple’s WWDC 2012 conference, which takes place starting on Monday next week, but if you haven’t been furiously digging and following along, here are our best guesses based on what we’ve heard from our sources, what other sites have reported, and common sense. More →
AppleInsider scored a leaked list of part numbers for new Apple hardware and it looks as though Apple is preparing a big refresh for the bulk of its Mac lineup. AppleInsider’s Neil Hughes speculates that the parts could mean as many as “14 new Mac models” arriving at Apple’s WWDC next week, which would represent a truly massive overhaul. Included on the list were parts for new versions of the MacBook Pro, the iMac 21.5, the iMac 27, the MacBook Air and the Mac Pro. 9to5Mac’s Seth Weintraub, who also received a copy of the list, speculated that there would be three new Mac Pros released: an entry-level Mac Pro for $2,999.00, a server Mac Pro for $4,599.00 and a high-end Mac Pro for $3599.00. No new Macs have been confirmed at this point, however, so we’ll likely have to wait for WWDC next week to see exactly what Apple has in store.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner and the Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil numerous updates to its Mac computer line, including the Macbook Pro. A leaked spec sheet indicates that, unlike the 15-inch model, Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Pro may not see a Retina display update after all, and instead be stuck with a 1280 x 800 resolution panel. Chinese website Weiphone published the purported spec sheet, which has not been confirmed to be authentic. The 13-inch model will also be equipped with a new Ivy Bridge processor according to the document, along with two USB 3.0 ports, a high-speed Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel’s HD 4000 graphics processor. Apple’s WWDC kicks off on June 11th. More →