Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday saw iOS 6 being unveiled to the world. There were a number of feature showcased as well as key improvements and changes to the portable operating system Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches run.
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.
You’re all excited about iOS 5, you’ve had your fill of blog posts, articles, pictures and videos on Apple’s site; now you want to get a copy and aren’t sure how you can go about it?
If, like me, you were travelling at the time of the WWDC 2011 keynote and relied on Twitter or other live blogging sites to tell you about how the event unfolded, then you may well be pleased to know that the whole keynote is now available to stream from Apple’s servers.
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