When iOS 5 was launched last year there were lots of questions asked about why Facebook wasn’t deeply integrated into the firmware in much the same way as Twitter was. Apple is tight lipped at the best of times, and the reasons why it didn’t make the cut have never been revealed publicly. Fans of Facebook will be pleased to know that iOS 6 will feature Facebook integration and much like it’s Twitter cousin, it’s deeply integrated.
The MacBook refresh and iOS 6 were hot topics at this year’s WWDC keynote event however news also came of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 being made available to the Mac Developer Community. Similar to the iOS 6 Beta 1 release unless you are a registered developer you won’t be able to download and install the latest beta software legitimately.
Most of the tech world expected that there would be no new iPhone released at this year’s WWDC keynote however there were a few of us who would have like to have seen Apple use their “one more thing” to shock the world with a new iPhone less than a year after rolling out the iPhone 4S. They didn’t, so the question on many people’s lips now is, “When can we expect the new iPhone?”
Google have provided Apple with their stock application Maps content on the iOS platform. The blogsphere has been awash with rumour for some time that Apple were either looking to develop their own in-house solution or partner with a new provider. The wraps are finally off of the new iOS 6 beta, and as demonstrated at WWDC 2012, we now know that Apple’s new iOS mapping is essential TomTom provided but reskinned to Apple’s requirements.
iOS 6 was a given for this year’s WWDC keynote following most of the banners inside the Moscone Centre being left uncovered ahead of the event. Apple have made the first beta available to download, but it’s limited to developers only at this time. If you have a developer account then log into your dev centre and start your download!
Apple has created a dedicated page for those wishing to look at this year’s WWDC keynote. They often make the content available to download as a high quality podcast – we’re expecting to see such a download available soon; however in the meantime, if you want to watch the whole keynote for yourself, you visit Apple’s dedicate page here.
As expected, following the WWDC event yesterday, Apple has released an update to iTunes. This brings the latest version to 10.6.3. The main reason for it’s roll out is to support Apple’s release of iOS 6 beta 1, which Apple made available for developers to download following the WWDC keynote speech.
Every time Apple roll out a new version of Mac OS X they revise the system requirements. It will therefore come as no surprise that some machines are getting cut from the list of compatible Macs. Obviously, the newer the Mac the less chance there is of being excluded.
Seas0nPass updated their toolset to jailbreak AppleTV 2nd Generation 5.0.2 firmware first, but hot on their heels, the folks at Sn0wBreeze have updated their Windows based tool to version 2.96 which enables those without a Mac to untethered jailbreak their AppleTV.