Roundup of WWDC 2012 Announcements

For those who missed out on Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote

  • 650,000 apps available in the app store with 225,000 specifically for the iPad
  • 30 billion app downloads
  • 400 million registered accounts (largest collection of credit card records anywhere in the world – SCARY)
  • Hardware spec upgrade for Macbook Air  & Macbook Pro to the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Processors – Shipping today
  • Unveiled the Next Generation Macbook Pro with Retina Display, shipping today for $2199 ( Rs 1,52,000/- in India)
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will ship next month for the price of $19.99 (YAY!!)
  • 10.8 brings new features like Twitter/Facebook Integration, voice diction, PowerNap, Safari 6 & more
  • iOS6 launched & will be available this fall
  • Updated Siri with iPad Support,new languages & ability to launch apps (FINALLY!)
  • Siri Integration in cars called ‘Eyes Free’, to launch on major car models across manufacturers
  • More than 200 new features in iOS 6 including Facetime over cellular networks, improved iMessage & Facetime support, Shared Photo streams, Passbook
  • In house Maps with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Siri Integration, Traffic updates & the uber cool Flyover feature ala 3D Maps in Google
  • Most importantly, iOS 6 will be available from the iPhone 3GS & later

Apple hit all the right notes! With the Maps app, Apple has completely removed integrated Google products from iOS. Repercussions? ! I wasn’t half expecting the iOS 6 update to make it to the 3GS but looks like it will hang around for another year or so. Google ~ ARE YOU LISTENING?

Google’s “core objective as a company” was to get hardware vendors onto Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android 4.0), and as of June 1 — seven months after the launch of the OS — 7.1 percent of Android phones are actually on it. Seven. Point. One. Percent.
And it’s even worse when you consider the Google I/O is just around the corner once again, and it’s widely believed that Google will show off the next version of Android (aka “Jellybean”) at that time

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