New Thunderbolt Adapters Announced at WWDC

3:02 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC

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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.

Apple Brings Retina Display to MacBook Pro for $2,199 [Update]

2:56 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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]

MacBook Air Gets More Storage, USB 3.0

2:29 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC


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.

Apple Claims 650,000 Apps on App Store, 30 Billion Downloads

2:22 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC

30 Billion Downloads

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.

TMO’s WWDC 2012 Live Coverage Underway

12:31 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC


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.

The lines for the WWDC keynote are long. Like, really long.

Reader Discussion: WWDC 2012 Keynote Predictions

12:15 PM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC


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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Apple Store Offline Ahead of WWDC 2012 Keynote

10:26 AM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC

Apple’s online store was replaced with the familiar “We’ll be back soon” message Monday morning ahead of the company’s 10AM pacific time Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation. The company is expected to show off OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, and introduce updated Macs, too.

Rumor: New Mac Pro Specs Leak Ahead of WWDC

9:45 AM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation is only hours away, and it looks like the specs for an updated Mac Pro have been leaked. If the specs prove to be true, this will mark the first revision for the pro-level Mac tower in almost two years.

TMO’s WWDC 2012 Keynote Live Coverage Begins Monday

4:28 AM, Jun. 11th, 2012 · · WWDC


SAN FRANCISCO - Apple’s 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, June 11 with a special keynote presentation, and The Mac Observer will be on location with live coverage.  The event begins at 1:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM PDT), and Dave Hamilton will keep us entertained from the waiting lines in the hours leading up to the event.

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WWDC Banners Highlight iOS 6

4:24 PM, Jun. 8th, 2012 · · WWDC

Apple has begun hanging banners at the Moscone West Convention Center highlighting the unreleased iOS 6 as a topic at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The banners don’t come as a surprise, although they do confirm the public will get another glimpse into the next major revision to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch operating system.