WWDC

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 4 Comments A+ a-

Yesterday was the first day of  WWDC , in which Apple reveled its newest  gadgets.

It was so exiting and a lot of people from all around the world were watching the live streaming from WWDC in San Francisco.

From I Bought A Mac‘s article : Apple reveled these :

Macbooks :

  • - Macbook Pro Updates: Updated (and better) battery using technologies in 17-inch for all MBP models, SD Card Slot replaces Express Card slot, Faster Processors maxing out at 3.06ghz, Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM. Integrated Graphics only on the 13-inch and low-end 15-inch models, advanced graphics on high-end 15-inch and all 17-inch models.
  • - 13-inch Macbooks are now apart of the Macbook Pro family, starting at $1,199. The ‘macbook’ is the white model from here on out.
  • - Speed update and price drop to the Macbook Air
  • - Mac users are now 75million, tripled from 2 years ago

Snow Leopard :

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  • - Snow Leopard pricing is $29 for single-user and $49 for a family pack
  • - Apple Introduces QuickTimeX - with improved UI, HTTP Streaming, export to web, improved editing, performance and quality improvements, and a brand new icon!
  • - What we already knew: Snow Leopard introduces 64-Bit support, exchange support, OpenCL, GrandCentral
  • - iChat has better a resolution and video quality when AV chatting; Time Machine backups are 50% faster; PDF selection is refined; Disk Eject is improved, safer; File Sharing is improved; Automatic time zone setup and automatic printer driver updates via internet
  • - Install footprint from Snow Leopard is lighter, freeing up 6GB of space and 45% faster than Leopard
  • - Dock Updates: New ‘Click+hold’ menu and functionality allows to operate exposé from the dock; Stacks are now scrollable and can drill into folders from within stacks
  • - The Finder was re-written with no UI changes, but speed and performance enhancements

iPhone OS 3.0 :

  • - Update will be available worldwide on June 17, free for iPhone suers and $9.95 for iPod Touch users
  • - New Find My iPhone - MobileMe service allows users to locate their missing iPhone, make it ring (whether or not in Silent Mode), can remotely wipe iPhones
  • - HTTP Streaming support, HTML5 Support, AutoFill in Safari, 3x Faster Javascript performance, support for audio/video tags; 30 more languages supported
  • - Can now download TV Shows and Movies, rent Movies using the built-in iTunes app on the iPhone
  • - Tethering Details: sharing connection via USB or Bluetooth, PC Or Mac, available by carrier support. NO AT&T SUPPORT IN THE US
  • - Apple recapped announcements and features from the March event; had developers demo their apps with new SDK. (TomTom demo’ed new turn-by-turn app with hardware kit for car - very cool)

iPhone 3GS:

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  • - Will be released on June 19th in the US and other countries, 80 countries by August. (Apple showed off a new commercial featuring the 3Gs)
  • - iPhone 3GS is priced at $199/16gb $299/32gb. iPhone 3G 8GB will continue to sell for $99 (All prices are subject to carrier subsidization).
  • - Battery life is improved - Internet life: now 9hrs (was 6hrs), while watching video: now 10hrs (was 7), listening to audio: 30hrs (was 24, 2G talk time: 12hrs (was 10)
  • - New built-in compass - integrated into Maps and standalone app, orients to direction for maps, developers have access to the APIs for compass
  • - 3GS comes with text-to-speech functionality, built-in Nike+ Support, Hardware encryption, encrypted iTunes backups
  • - Voice Control - Hold down the home button to open up voice control interface that allows you to make phone calls, see various iTunes functions, and more by using vocal commands
  • - Video Recording - from within the Camera app, 30fps VGA, auto-foucs/white-balance/exposure. Video Editing and sharing from within the iPhone - send via MMS
  • - Camera is improved to 3 megapixels, with better light sensitivity, autofocus, auto-white-balance, can tap to focus, and auto-macro
  • - iPhone 3GS (s for speed) announced with major speed improvements - messages launch 2.1x faster, SimCity loads 2.4x faster, Excel attachments load 3.6x faster, NYTimes loads 2.9x faster. 3G HSDPA is 7.2mbps

I think these are major updates for several Apple products, this is why I’m turning into a huge Apple fan who’s forced to use Windows >_<

However, from my point of view, I think Apple is awesome, and I can’t wait to have an iPhone 3GS :D .

For MacBook, I’m so happy for Leopard users who’re going to upgrade to Snow Leopard :) and who knows, I might get a MacBook ;)

Now it’s your turn to let me know what do you think in the comments :) .

See you,

Randa

Geek Girl 👩🏻‍💻| Book worm 📚 | Anime and Manga lover 👊 | Blogger 📝 | Gamer 🎮| A proud introvert 🌸

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martani_net
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:42:00 PM GMT+1 delete

"this is why I’m turning into a huge Apple fan who’s forced to use Windows >_<" ehemmm sounds oddy lol!
if u r about to be in the tech world soon, u have to kno that there is a huge difference between the Mac world and the Pc one! and thats technically of course (not speaking bout interface of the system and such...).

Mac (Apple products) uses a totally different standards and hence if u wanna be a Mac geek that means chances that u will dig in the world of pc (Windows, Linux, unix) are tooo low!

and I don't have to remind u that almost all the jobs out there r connected to those systems.

finally a lil question: who forced u to use Windows lol

and be sure am getting the new iPhone 3GS once it arrives, I hope it will be available here in Paris the 17th also (of course with the same price :) )

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 4:54:00 PM GMT+1 delete

lol , You're right :) in what you said
2nd - I guess my country forced me(The people in it maybe) ??? There's no one selling Macs here, if there's one, then the Mac he's selling is going to cost you a fortune !!!!!
:D Hopefully both of us can get one and be happy :P

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martani_net
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 9:14:00 PM GMT+1 delete

am not sure I wanna get a Mac right now :), I think am a PC guy LOL, even here (in Paris) Macs are so expensive compared to PCs, so that normal I guess!

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