Apple’s WWDC News As It Comes In From the Keynote Talk

Apple's WWDC News As It Comes In From the Keynote Talk

12:50 EST: We’ll be following the news as it rolls in from the WWDC Keynote. Join us for a conversation in the comments below…

So the question of the hours as we are five minutes out… why ONE announcement are you most hoping for?

And we are off- Tim Cook is up on stage… no, wait, Siri is doing the intro. (Cute…)

“I am excited about the new Samsung, not the phone, the refrigerator.”
( hahaha eh)
Now Cook is on stage.
23rd WWDC, sold out in under 2 hours.
App Store:
400 million accounts (equals 400 million examples of access to people’s money)
650,000 apps in the App Store (I loaded all the original apps when it launched. Well UNDER a 1000)
30 BILLION apps downloaded
Payout to Devs has been over 5 BILLION
App Store in 155 countries once the 30 new arrive.
“Our goal is to do great work and in doing so make a difference in people’s lives” (oh and print money…)
(Love it, as the Keynote was starting Expansys USA sent out a mass email about the Samsung Galaxy S 3 being available.)
Notebook updates:
MacBook Air
3rd Gen Ivy Bridge
up to 2.0 ghz Core i7
up to 8GB RAM 1600 mhz
up to 512GB storage (wow!)
Combined USB2 and USB3 port, FaceTime camera is HD 720p.
60% faster graphics
Both 11″ and 13″ models
1366 by 768 in 11″
Neither gets a Retina display but both are shipping today!!

MacBook Pro

Also has 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge

up to 2.7 GHZ

8GB RAM at 1600 mhz

Discrete GPU is now the GeForce GT 650M, 1GB

Both USBs are USB 3

13″ is $1199 and $1499

15″ is $1799 and $2199

7 hour battery life

SHIPPING Today

(All current models are updates or, it seems, killed if we do not see the 17″)

THIRD LAPTOP LINE

Next Generation MacBook Pro…

New Display (retina)

Radically thin and light

(I’m buying)

Gets rid of old stuff (i.e. optical drive)

Just .71 inches (about a MacBook air)

4.46 pounds

And yes, a retina display

15.4″ and 2880 by 1800 res

“World’s highest resolution notebook display”

Will ship with Lion

Stock apps are updated

Pro apps are too

WOW!

If apps have not been updated they will be pixel doubled… (we know that story… hug)

“Inside is as amazing as the display”

mostly battery it appears

2.7 GHz quad-core processor

up to 16GB RAM at 1600 MHz

Next-gen Kepler graphics, GT 650M with 1GB of VRAM

768 GB storage max- of course flash

Even thinner magsafe (MagSafe 2)

2 Thunderbolt ports, another USB3/2, and headphone jack

SD slot, HDMI, USB3 USB2 combo ports

Glass multitouch trackpad onboard, backlit keyboard, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4

Facetime HD camera, DUAL Mics

Awesome speakers

“The very best computer that we’ve ever built.”

The display and case are now one. Even more uni-body than ever.

Promised to be quiet and cool too

(So much for WWDC not being about hardware!)

$2199 starting price for 2.3 quad core, 8GB RAM and 256GB

Ships today

OS X

Mountain Lion to Lion transition. (I used the Beta for a while and, as a devoted iOS-user the updates make it all that much more familiar and there is even more since I went back to Lion))

iCloud expansion- Docs in the cloud available on all Apple apps that use documents.

Developer SDK available

Notification Center- has a switch so you can turn it off

Dictation is now on the Mac- Everywhere (WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!) (Add in the dual microphones on the new MacBook Pro and…)

Tons of enhancements to sharing, Safari and more. Multitouch gestures, sharing from Safari and various apps. All in all there is just more integration between what is on the screen and iCloud, social media etc.

You can even tweet from the notification center and use dictation to do it. (Thanks for the head up MacRumors)

WOW!- Power Nap feature- lets your mac stay up to date (fetching mail, reminders and calendars etc) while it is in sleep mode. It will even update Photo Stream. (That means no more lag when you first come out of sleep)

AirPlay Mirroring is sweet! (Be afraid networks, be very afraid)

Other cool suff- Mail VIPs- messages will show up as notifications (LOVE!), Gatekeeper, Offline reading list

Mountain Lion ships to the App Store next month for $19.99 and one price updates all your Macs!!

New Macs from today on upgrade for free.

 

iOS

Apple has sold 365 million iOS devices and 80% of customers are winning iOS 5.0

84 of the top 100 social apps use Apple’s push notifications

140 million iMessage users

150B messages sent

“Every year brings a new iOS and this year is no exception”

(WOW, just locked into the annual update)

iOS 6.0

200 new features including significant enhancements to Siri

Sir i in iOS 6.0

Huge and powerful improvements for sports fans. Scores, stats and more

Siri  doesn’t just do sports now- big on food too

Partnered with Yelp so you can use Siri to make dinner reservations

Yelp to OpenTable- slick

Siri now also does movies – info, ratings, trailers

It can even find films based on actors and actresses

And Siri can now launch apps (FINALLY!!!!)

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.
  • TMEhrlich

    Siri seems to be a focus early in the keynote.

  • TMEhrlich

    New laptops! Always painful to watch and try to figure out if I have any funds!

    • gorkon

      I already know I won’t. Maybe I need a sign that says: Will Work for MacBook Pro….

    • gorkon

      I already know I won’t. Maybe I need a sign that says: Will Work for MacBook Pro….

      • LOL, I set up a friend’s MBP on his new wireless network…the MBP was an “older” model, a couple years old…I wonder if I can persuade him to sell it to me cheap if he upgrades soon? I’ve been itching to get on the Apple bandwagon too. 😉

      • LOL, I set up a friend’s MBP on his new wireless network…the MBP was an “older” model, a couple years old…I wonder if I can persuade him to sell it to me cheap if he upgrades soon? I’ve been itching to get on the Apple bandwagon too. 😉

        • dancohen

          Just a reminder that we are too dependent on tech. The power went out and I can barely get my email to send because of my weak AT&T signal.
          Must. Start. Reading. Hooked.

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Just a reminder that we are too dependent on tech. The power went out and I can barely get my email to send because of my weak AT&T signal.
          Must. Start. Reading. Hooked.

          Sent from my iPad

  • TMEhrlich

    Gots to have next gen MacBook Pro!!!! Looks sweet!!!

    • TMEhrlich

      Shipping today! Get on it Dan!!!!

      • dancohen

        It is why I sold my air last week

        Sent from my iPad

        • gorkon

          Yeah…..I had a feeling something was going to happen. I thought MacBook Pro’s at least….but that’s a softball. Ivybridge is going out everywhere so Apple had to have theirs.

        • gorkon

          Yeah…..I had a feeling something was going to happen. I thought MacBook Pro’s at least….but that’s a softball. Ivybridge is going out everywhere so Apple had to have theirs.

      • dancohen

        It is why I sold my air last week

        Sent from my iPad

      • dancohen

        Well, the new notebook is shipping with the new OS which also includes global voice recognition. That is a huge huge deal. Now we know why the new MacBook Pro has dual microphones don’t we
        Sent from my iPad

      • dancohen

        Well, the new notebook is shipping with the new OS which also includes global voice recognition. That is a huge huge deal. Now we know why the new MacBook Pro has dual microphones don’t we
        Sent from my iPad

    • TMEhrlich

      Shipping today! Get on it Dan!!!!

  • So Dan, are we getting the 13 or the 15″ MBP? 😉

    • gorkon

      I’d say 13….with the sick screen resolutions in these 13 inch now will be like a 15 inch yesterday.

      • dancohen

        That’s already been the case.

        Sent from my iPad

        • cgavula

          Yeah – I shifted from 17″ to 13″ last major releases and it’s ben just fine!

          • gorkon

            I’d have done that when I got my Dell XPS 15. Work would have let me too….however they were too expensive and the new Air’s weren’t out when I had to pick what I wanted so I got my Dell. (work provided machine)

            • cgavula

              I like the Airs but I want the large disk storage I get in an MBP.
              Oh by the way – map data comes from Tom Tom. big disappointment for me since I feel TT data is really inferior in the U.S. To Navteq data.

          • gorkon

            I’d have done that when I got my Dell XPS 15. Work would have let me too….however they were too expensive and the new Air’s weren’t out when I had to pick what I wanted so I got my Dell. (work provided machine)

        • cgavula

          Yeah – I shifted from 17″ to 13″ last major releases and it’s ben just fine!

      • dancohen

        That’s already been the case.

        Sent from my iPad

    • dancohen

      I don’t know. 🙁

      The 13″ is now amazing but the new pro… Oh my

      Sent from my iPad

      • I think it has to be that one or we will regret it! 😉 gotta check with my banker … =P

        • gorkon

          Yeah….2200 is still a good chunk of change….

        • gorkon

          Yeah….2200 is still a good chunk of change….

        • Business writeoff, duh!! 😉

          • Hey, I had already thought of that. I’m hoping Apple still has the 0% for one year going on, too. 😉

            • I know, I’m just funnin’ with you. 😉 The ubiquitous voice tech though sounds like it could be extraordinarily useful for multitaskers, especially if the voice recognition is improved. Nothing like “thinking aloud” and reducing the tedium of a keyboard of sorts.

              • dancohen

                I was able to get the 0%. Thanks for the suggestion.

                Sent from my iPad

          • Hey, I had already thought of that. I’m hoping Apple still has the 0% for one year going on, too. 😉

        • Business writeoff, duh!! 😉

      • I think it has to be that one or we will regret it! 😉 gotta check with my banker … =P

    • dancohen

      I don’t know. 🙁

      The 13″ is now amazing but the new pro… Oh my

      Sent from my iPad

  • gorkon

    GASP! Retina Display? Gotta be pricey!

  • Where’s my iPhone 5? Doug want iPhone 5!

  • I’m trying to convince my boss to upgrade all our laptops. He ain’t bitin’.

    • gorkon

      LOL!

    • gorkon

      LOL!

  • TMEhrlich

    16gigs! Smoking fast!

    • dancohen

      My guess $3500

      Sent from my iPad

    • dancohen

      My guess $3500

      Sent from my iPad

      • TMEhrlich

        I agree. Pretty much a Mac Pro inside an air case! WOW!!!

        • gorkon

          Looks thicker than air.

        • gorkon

          Looks thicker than air.

        • dancohen

          Much cheaper than I expected. Sold

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Much cheaper than I expected. Sold

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Ships today double sold

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Ships today double sold

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Meet my new computer.

          Sent from my iPad

        • dancohen

          Meet my new computer.

          Sent from my iPad

      • TMEhrlich

        I agree. Pretty much a Mac Pro inside an air case! WOW!!!

      • TMEhrlich

        $2199 base!!! Impressive!

      • TMEhrlich

        $2199 base!!! Impressive!

  • TMEhrlich

    16gigs! Smoking fast!

  • So, my birthday is coming up; who wants to get me some new tech? 🙂

  • So, my birthday is coming up; who wants to get me some new tech? 🙂

  • cgavula

    Voice throughout the OS? Very nice!

  • cgavula

    Voice throughout the OS? Very nice!

  • TMEhrlich

    $20 to upgrade all Macs! Awesome!

    • dancohen

      I read that yours has been dropped as a legacy device though. Sorry coach.

    • dancohen

      I read that yours has been dropped as a legacy device though. Sorry coach.

      • TMEhrlich

        Yes, you are evil.

        • dancohen

          I just got payback. Power is out. No more updated so please add to comments

          Most likely written with Siri. Please excuse any and all errors.

        • dancohen

          I just got payback. Power is out. No more updated so please add to comments

          Most likely written with Siri. Please excuse any and all errors.

      • TMEhrlich

        Yes, you are evil.

  • TMEhrlich

    $20 to upgrade all Macs! Awesome!

  • iOS 6!

    • TMEhrlich

      Siri looks much better. Opens applications!

    • TMEhrlich

      Siri looks much better. Opens applications!

  • iOS 6!

  • gorkon

    It’s obvious, to me, that they are going to be using something other than Google Maps and now it’s all but confirmed that there is SOME change to Maps with the new icon. We’ll see what they say. I bet they use Open Street Map for the data.

    • This change is going to cost Google $$$ … their biggest mobile map users are iPhone and iPad … then Android well below.

      • gorkon

        Do you have a source on that? I think Google is going to be ok not having that… 😉

  • gorkon

    It’s obvious, to me, that they are going to be using something other than Google Maps and now it’s all but confirmed that there is SOME change to Maps with the new icon. We’ll see what they say. I bet they use Open Street Map for the data.

  • cgavula

    Siri launching apps? It’s about time!

  • cgavula

    Siri launching apps? It’s about time!

  • Flyover Maps look fantastic!

    • gorkon

      Navigation finally comes to you iOS peeps for free too. About time I say.

      • We’ve had navigation for a while; it just didn’t look like this. 😉

        • gorkon

          For free? Turn by Turn? I mean you could have always used Waze but…

          • Not turn by turn, if you mean where it speaks to you. The turn by turn it did have was integrated into maps, and it would tell you as you went next step, next step, telling you where to turn and what to do. It was pretty straightforward, and I never had an issue with it because it worked extremely well. This new way though, looks fantastic!

            Judie Lipsett Stanford
            http://www.geardiary.com

          • Not turn by turn, if you mean where it speaks to you. The turn by turn it did have was integrated into maps, and it would tell you as you went next step, next step, telling you where to turn and what to do. It was pretty straightforward, and I never had an issue with it because it worked extremely well. This new way though, looks fantastic!

            Judie Lipsett Stanford
            http://www.geardiary.com

        • gorkon

          For free? Turn by Turn? I mean you could have always used Waze but…

      • We’ve had navigation for a while; it just didn’t look like this. 😉

      • dancohen

        And Siri with it

        Most likely written with Siri. Please excuse any and all errors.

      • dancohen

        And Siri with it

        Most likely written with Siri. Please excuse any and all errors.

        • gorkon

          That’s very good too. I can do that with Android but it’s not ideal. Getting better every iteration though.

        • gorkon

          That’s very good too. I can do that with Android but it’s not ideal. Getting better every iteration though.

    • gorkon

      Navigation finally comes to you iOS peeps for free too. About time I say.

  • Flyover Maps look fantastic!

  • gorkon

    So new MacBooks and iOS 6 announcement. Nothing really shocking except the MacBooks if you ask me. The Displays are going to be killer on these MacBooks.

  • gorkon

    So new MacBooks and iOS 6 announcement. Nothing really shocking except the MacBooks if you ask me. The Displays are going to be killer on these MacBooks.

  • TMEhrlich

    iOS 6 looks great! Probably won’t be too much of an upgrade since the 4 is my newest device.

  • TMEhrlich

    iOS 6 looks great! Probably won’t be too much of an upgrade since the 4 is my newest device.

  • Did I mention I wanted my iPhone 5? Not until September, I’m guessing.

  • Did I mention I wanted my iPhone 5? Not until September, I’m guessing.

    • dancohen

      Doug, that’s been pretty clear for quite some time. Remember, they are still rolling out the iPhone 4S to countries and networks
      Sent from my iPad

    • dancohen

      Doug, that’s been pretty clear for quite some time. Remember, they are still rolling out the iPhone 4S to countries and networks
      Sent from my iPad

  • Francis Scardino

    Please fill me in. I only skimmed through here and did NOT see the keynote but it looks like both OSX and iOS do not have significant major improvements except for built in apps. Siri got a much needed upgrade, and Navigation pretty much headlining iOS 6? New MBP’s look great.

  • Francis Scardino

    Please fill me in. I only skimmed through here and did NOT see the keynote but it looks like both OSX and iOS do not have significant major improvements except for built in apps. Siri got a much needed upgrade, and Navigation pretty much headlining iOS 6? New MBP’s look great.

    • Francis Scardino

      Correction, please fill me in your favorite new features..I know Dan is loving the all the built in Voice Recog

  • gorkon

    The store is now up. The Ethernet Adapter should just be included….NOT $30 Extra….I’d order an adapter if I bought one….at least on the 15 inch.

    • Thing is, I have NEVER used the ethernet adapter on my MBP from last year … never.

      • gorkon

        You aren’t an IT guy though. For me….it’s kind of something I gotta have. Sometimes there is no other way. At least this one IS Thunderbolt and not shackled by USB’s bandwidth.