WWDC Apple Announcments
If you are a fan of Apple products, you have already heard all the news. If not, you should take a moment to check out the recent posts from the major Apple blogs (9to5mac, TUAW, iMore, etc.).
In terms of hardware, Apple announced updates to all of its mobile computers, including both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. The biggest news was the introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina Screen, which combines an unbelievable screen with much of the “tech” of the MacBook Air (SSD hard drive, no optical drive). My eventual goal is to buy a Mac Mini for our house to act as the syncing and storage hub for all of our iOS devices. Then my wife and I would each buy a MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro with Retina Screen is a huge advancement, as it will lead the future of computers. Not only will other MacBooks eventually copy this top end device–so will all the other computer manufacturers.
In terms of software, Apple announced the upcoming OS X update of Mountain Lion, which will be available in July. I believe that my wife’s White MacBook (2007) will not be eligible for this update, meaning that she might get the first new MacBook in our house. Mountain Lion will have a ton of new features..visit Apple’s website if you would like a list. Apple also announced iOS 6, which will be coming in the fall. Although some of the Apple blogs like to complain about iOS, I’ve never seen an operating system that is so stable and so easy to use. Again, visit Apple.com for details.
There were a number of other announcements, such as there being over 650,000 apps, 225,000 of them specifically for the iPad, some upcoming iCloud features, and more.
A lot of people were worried about Apple in the post Steve Jobs era. If anything, Apple is increasing its efforts in the marketplace, simultenaeously improving all of its products at one time. If you like Apple products, there was a lot of good news at WWDC this past Monday. If you don’t like Apple products, well, sorry. Apple isn’t going away any time soon.