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.
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.
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