Following Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event on Monday, several sharp-eyed viewers noted that there were references to the navigation company TomTom in some of the iOS mapping images shown during the event. TomTom has followed up by confirming that it does have a deal with Apple, although the company isn’t sharing any details.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event from Monday morning saw the introduction of new Macs laptops, highlighted features in OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, unveiled new technologies and services that make Apple less reliant on Google, and more. Today TMO readers are sharing their reactions to the announcements, so head on over to the forums and let us know what you think.
Apple named eleven developers in the 2012 Apple Design Awards on Monday. The company picked a variety of games, puzzles, music, and educational apps for this year’s awards, and one iPad book. The awards were broken down into four categories including iPhone Developer Showcase, iPad Developer Showcase, Mac Developer Showcase, and Student Showcase.
We have two more odds and ends for you on this WWDC keynote day: Apple quietly updated its AirPort Express Wi-Fi router to a new form factor, and the company released a new iPad smart case.
Apple hosted its 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation Monday morning, but didn’t stream the event as it happened. By Monday afternoon, however, the video of the presentation was available online at the Apple website.
Apple announced iOS 6 on Monday, a major upgrade for its mobile platform that includes a number of new features. As part of the company’s annual World Wide Developer Conference keynote, Apple showed off new Siri features, a new mapping service, Facebook integration, FaceTime enhancements, Notification Center improvements, and new app called Passbook.
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.
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