WWDC2012 archive

  • What's new in iOS 6?
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    What's new in iOS 6?

    By 12 September 2012

    Like some sort of technology powered magic roundabout, it's that time of year again: time for an update to Apple's iPhone operating system and now that the iPhone 5 has arrived we've got more details on iOS 6 than ever before. Apple iOS 6 review iOS 6...

  • Apple OS X Mountain Lion final version now with developers
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    Apple OS X Mountain Lion final version now with developers

    By 10 July 2012

    Developers have now got their hands on the Golden Master version of Apple’s soon to arrive OS X Mountain Lion as they start working on new applications for the operating system. The fact that it sports the term Golden Master (GM) suggests this will...

  • iCloud will backup reminders and notes with iOS 6 update
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    iCloud will backup reminders and notes with iOS 6 update

    By 3 July 2012

    A beta version of iCloud for Apple’s iOS 6 has been previewed, revealing that iPhone and iPad users will be able to create, backup, edit and delete their reminders and notes on their PC or Mac computers with web versions of the applications. Developers...

  • Apple pushes for a prettier, more social world
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    Apple pushes for a prettier, more social world

    By 12 June 2012

    Apple has detailed how our lives will be even more connected and in higher definition at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, as it looks to distance itself even further from Google. Speaking to a crowd of more than 5,000 developers,...

  • New MacBook Pro in short supply, Apple flagship store only gets seven
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    New MacBook Pro in short supply, Apple flagship store only gets seven

    By 12 June 2012

    Apple’s flagship Regent Street store has sold out of the new MacBook Pro notebook, just hours after going on sale. And a tipster told Pocket-lint that the London-based branch only had seven to sell in the first place. The portable computer that features...

  • No turn-by-turn or flyover on iPhone 4
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    No turn-by-turn or flyover on iPhone 4

    By 11 June 2012

    If you are an iPhone 4 owner and thought you were going to get turn-by-turn direction support and that super whizzy new flyover feature demoed by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, think again. Apple has confirmed in the small...

  • 17-inch MacBook Pro killed
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    17-inch MacBook Pro killed

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has quietly killed off the 17-inch MacBook Pro, it seems. The larger sized notebook from the Cupertino-based company has disappeared from the online Apple store in the US and the UK. The move coincides with the launch of the refreshed MacBook Pro...

  • MacBook Pro with Retina display: First eyes-on photos
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    MacBook Pro with Retina display: First eyes-on photos

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro, complete with Retina display, at its WWDC event today in San Francisco and Pocket-lint was there to get as close as we could to the new model. Shown off behind glass, the new laptop looks as stunning as the specs...

  • Apple announces Siri update, brings iPad, mapping, in-car support
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    Apple announces Siri update, brings iPad, mapping, in-car support

    By 11 June 2012

    Siri, the Apple voice assistant that the internet seems to love to hate, will have plenty of new features in its latest iOS 6 iteration. On stage at this year's WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), Apple's Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS software,...

  • Apple Maps update brings turn-by-turn navigation, Google-rivalling features
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    Apple Maps update brings turn-by-turn navigation, Google-rivalling features

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has announced a significant update to its mapping service to be offered as part of iOS 6, at its WWDC in San Francisco today. The update, which includes a swathe of features, is likely to send a shiver down the spine of the likes of Co-Pilot and...

  • Apple iOS 6 coming in fall for iPhone 3GS and above
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    Apple iOS 6 coming in fall for iPhone 3GS and above

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has announced that the next version of its mobile and tablet operating system, iOS 6, is coming later this year - in the "fall". And although it had been rumoured to work only on devices that were two years old, the company says it will be available...

  • The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know
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    The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

    By 11 June 2012

    The Mac Pro has long been overdue a refresh and Apple now has done just that, releasing a beast of an update to its flagship laptop. Behold the new MacBook Pro.  The new MacBook Pro isn't going to be cheap, with prices starting at £1799. So is it worth...

  • OS X Mountain Lion release date announced - coming July
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    OS X Mountain Lion release date announced - coming July

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple's upgrade to its Mac computer operating system will be available to buy from July, the company has revealed. OS X Mountain Lion will be the ninth release of the software and feature more than 200 new features. Several of these new talents were...

  • Apple's new MacBook Air explored
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    Apple's new MacBook Air explored

    By 11 June 2012

    The MacBook Air just got serious. Really serious. Last year Apple added the likes of Sandy Bridge to its repertoire but for many that just wasn’t enough. Things such as graphics processing, cheaper storage and added RAM persuaded some to look elsewhere. ...

  • Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps
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    Power Nap – keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has created a new feature for its latest OS X Mountain Lion operating system that promises not only to get your email while your computer is closed and dormant, but also back up your Time Capsule and download new system updates. The new feature...

  • New MacBook Pro updated with Retina display, more power
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    New MacBook Pro updated with Retina display, more power

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro, complete with Retina display, at its WWDC event today in San Francisco. The next-gen laptop, known simply as the Macbook Pro as previously, houses the world’s highest resolution notebook display with a 2880 x 1800...

  • Apple MacBook Pro and Air lines refreshed
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    Apple MacBook Pro and Air lines refreshed

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple has updated its MacBook line of laptops, it announced at WWDC in San Francisco. Both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro ranges have been refreshed, adding Ivy Bridge processors from Intel and a raft of other improvements. The new MacBook Airs get USB...

  • WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?
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    WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?

    By 8 June 2012

    WWDC can be a of a party bag of surprises. It can also be pretty dull. It's typically the preserve of software developers, but Apple has a history of throwing in a hardware launch among all the SDK announcements, to spice things up. Take 2010, for example,...

  • Retina-ready app arrives in Apple App Store suggesting Retina Display Mac is incoming
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    Retina-ready app arrives in Apple App Store suggesting Retina Display Mac is incoming

    By 8 June 2012

    Speculation is mounting that a Retina Display Mac could be revealed at Apple’s WWDC, after an app supporting the theory has appeared on Apple’s Mac App Store. Folderwatch, an app used for synching, monitoring and mirroring files, includes the words...

  • iOS 6: What to expect, but is it what we want?
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    iOS 6: What to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 8 June 2012

    Apple is expected to announce details of the next iteration of its mobile phone operating system iOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but is it what the users of the iPhone and the iPad want? What to expect There are plenty of rumours...

  • Apple at WWDC: Where great ideas go on to do great things
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    Apple at WWDC: Where great ideas go on to do great things

    By 6 June 2012

    Apple has started putting up advertising banners in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco in preparation for its Worldwide Developer Conference that starts on Monday, 11 June. Sadly it doesn't detail the much-rumoured new Macs the company is expected to...

  • Do Not Disturb, VIP Mail, Facebook, iCloud tabs, and Siri for iPad all rumoured for iOS 6 at WWDC
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    Do Not Disturb, VIP Mail, Facebook, iCloud tabs, and Siri for iPad all rumoured for iOS 6 at WWDC

    By 5 June 2012

    Rumours about a number of new features for iOS 6 have started to leak out of Apple's HQ in Cupertino, according to 9to5mac.com. Many of the new features that have already been demoed in Apple's new operating system OS X Mountain Lion will also make...

  • Apple to refresh all Mac models with Retina Display at WWDC claims source
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    Apple to refresh all Mac models with Retina Display at WWDC claims source

    By 5 June 2012

    Apple is about to refresh its entire line of Mac computers at WWDC, according to "sources", in a move that would see every model in the range get Retina Display support. According to Mac site 9to5mac.com, Apple's line of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac,...

  • Apple WWDC 11 June, will we see launch of iOS 6 or iPhone 5?
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    Apple WWDC 11 June, will we see launch of iOS 6 or iPhone 5?

    By 25 April 2012

    As previously rumoured, Apple has confirmed the date for its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. It starts the 11 June.  "At this year’s five-day conference, developers will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, allowing them to build...

  • Could Apple's WWDC 2012 start on 11 June, with iOS 6 debut?
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    Could Apple's WWDC 2012 start on 11 June, with iOS 6 debut?

    By 23 March 2012

    Apple could be planning its next Worldwide Developer's Conference to run from 11 - 15 June, launching iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and releasing the final version of OS X Mountain Lion in the process. An eagle-eyed tipster has informed Cult...