SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced a new Maps app for iOS 6 that will replace the current Maps app powered by Google Maps. The service will offer “Apple-designed cartography,” including vector-based map elements that Apple says will look better, turn-by-turn navigation, crowd-sourced traffic information, and a flyover mode with photo-realistic 3D views.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is bringing the iPhone a step closer to being your digital wallet with the introduction of Passbook, a new app that will be included with iOS 6. The app manages customer loyalty cards and digital tickets for services such as airlines and movie theaters, and can display the appropriate card or ticket using iOS 6’s geofencing feature.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced on Monday that Siri, the company’s digital personal assistant technology, will be coming to the new iPad. The feature will be included as part of iOS 6, which was also announced on Monday during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple showed off several new features in the upcoming version of OS X dubbed Mountain Lion during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation Monday morning. While several features had already been detailed at previous events, Apple dove deeper into Mountain Lion’s iCloud support, and also showed off iPad-like dictation and system-level Twitter support.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced on Monday two new Thunderbolt adapters: a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter and a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. The announcement came during the company’s annual World Wide Developer Conference.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced on Monday new MacBook Pro models, including MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This device is thin, at just 0.71 inches, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. The big change, however, is in the display, which will offer a resolution of 2880 x 1800, or 220 pixels per inch, making it Retina Display quality. [Update: The story was updated with more details and information on other MacBook Pro models]
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced updated MacBook Air models during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation on Monday. The new ultralight laptops are available with up to 512GB flash-based storage and for the first time include USB 3.0 ports.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced on Monday that there are 650,000 apps available on the App Store, and that its customers have downloaded those apps 30 billion times. The announcement came during Monday’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote presentation by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
SAN FRANCISCO — The keynote presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is set to start at 10AM pacific time, and The Mac Observer is already on location covering the event. Point your Web browser to our live coverage page to keep up on the latest WWDC launch day news, or follow along through Twitter at MacObserverLive.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 keynote presentation is set to start at 10AM pacific time amid a long list of rumors about what the company may announce. Today TMO readers are sharing their predictions for the event, so head on over to the forums and let us know what you think.
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