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Minimalism is certainly in

Here’s the official iOS 7 logo


Look, we’ll cut to the chase – despite all the rumors, speculation, and hearsay, we don’t really know what iOS 7 looks like. But now we at least have a style we can certainly keep in mind while trying to visualize it prior to Monday’s introduction at WWDC – Apple has just put up an iOS 7 banner at Moscone Center, and minimalism is certainly the word.

The banner featured a multicolored 7 sitting on top of a patterned white background with nary a shadow or real world object representation in sight. If this is the style that Apple has in mind for iOS 7, color me intrigued. It’s different – very different, not just from the iOS yesterday but also from Apple’s usual design language – but in this case, I’m ready for different.

Source: MacStories

There are no words

WWDC 2013 sells out in under 90 seconds

wwdc_2013WWDC 2013 tickets have just gone on sale, however you likely missed the opportunity to buy yourself a ticket because tickets have officially sold out in under 90 seconds.

That’s right; WWDC at Moscone Center, which used to sell out in hours, is now selling out in under 2 minutes. Tickets to Apple’s developer conference are clearly becoming one of the most highly sought after items in the tech industry; BUILD 2013, the flagship developer conference at Microsoft also being held in Moscone Center this year, took almost an entire day to sell out of tickets.

Were you lucky enough to snag yourself a ticket? Probably not; but if so, be sure to leave a comment!

Via: DaringFireball

Ticket sales start tomorrow @ 1 PM EST

Apple announces WWDC 2013, to take place on June 10th – 14th


Apple has just announced their annual WWDC developer’s conference, which will take place on June 10th – June 14th this year at its usual place of Moscone West in San Francisco. Contrary to Apple’s usual habits, the company has also announced that ticket sales will begin tomorrow at June 10th. Traditionally, Apple has put tickets up for sale as the conference has been announced. This change was likely made to give everyone a better chance of procuring a ticket, despite differences in time zones.

Apple has traditionally announced major new hardware and software at WWDC; some speculate that Apple could potentially introduce iOS 7, and perhaps even the 2013 iPhone, rumored to be the “iPhone 5S”.

Other: Apple posts WWDC ’12 keynote stream, Mountain Lion coming July for $19.99

On top of everything we’ve posted about today, Apple has also posted the full video stream of today’s WWDC ’12 keynote given by Tim Cook and other top Apple executives. The keynote covers some other news including a demonstration of a near-final build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, including a new feature called “Power Nap”, which puts the Mac in a low-power state which is still capable of performing certain tasks, including pushing emails and continued Safari downloads.

Mountain Lion will also be released this July on the Mac App Store for $19.99 for current users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Mac OS X Lion.


Apple gives the Mac Pro a little love – very, very little love.

While Apple updated their entire line of notebook computers today at WWDC, Apple did very little to refresh their desktop computers. The iMac and the Mac mini, contrary to rumors, received no update today, and the name “Mac Pro” wasn’t even uttered once at today’s keynote.

Despite this, Apple saw it fit to give the Mac Pro a (very) slight upgrade. Specifically, the Mac Pro’s get a small processor bump, with the base configuration now getting a 3.2 GHz quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive for $2499. A second configuration has two six-core 2.4 GHz processors, 12GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive for $3799. The third and final configuration has a 3.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, two 1TB hard drives, and OS X Lion Server for $2999.

The Mac Pro’s see no other upgrade, making it the only Mac Pro now with no Thunderbolt port. It also did not receive the USB 3.0+2.0 port that the computers updated today received.

Via: MacRumors

Apple announces the “Next Generation” MacBook Pro

On top of updating it’s current laptop line, Apple today announced a whole new laptop line that they’re calling the “Next Generation” MacBook Pro to differentiate it from the traditional MacBook Pro line.

This new MacBook Pro comes with a super sharp 15″ Retina display with a 2880×1800 resolution displayed at 220 ppi (that’s 184,000 pixels, as Phil Schiller excitedly pointed out) with a brand new enclosure that’s just 0.71″ thick. The “Next Generation” MacBook Pro comes with a special build of Mac OS X “Lion” which includes support for this new display, as well as up-scaling for legacy applications that have yet to be upgraded to support the new display.

The notebook also comes with the same powerful next-generation Ivy Bridge processor as the new “current-generation” MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, as well as the new NVidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB graphics card. It comes standard with 256GB of flash storage that’s upgradeable up to 768GB, three of the same USB3.0+2.0 all-in-one ports included in the other notebooks, an SD card reader, as well as a brand new HDMI port. Also supported is up to 16GB of RAM, which is notably no longer user replaceable.

The new MacBook Pro is available for purchase today and is priced at $2199.


Apple gives MacBook Air and MacBook Pro spec upgrades

Apple didn’t just focus on iOS at today’s WWDC event, it also took the time to upgrade some of their traditional Mac computers, specifically their existing notebook line.

The MacBook Air 11″, MacBook Air 13″, MacBook Pro 13″, and MacBook Pro 15″ have all been given updated specifications, including Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The MacBook Air series gets up to 8GB of RAM, 720p Facetime HD cameras, USB 3.0+2.0 in one port, and upgraded graphics capabilities that are “up to 60% faster”.

The MacBook Pro series will be upgraded to the same Ivy Bridge Core i7 processors and also gets up to 16GB of RAM (with a new standard of 8GB), NVidia GeForce GT 650M, as well as those USB 3.0+2.0 ports.


Apple announces iOS 6

Apple has today announced iOS 6, an updated version of the software running on all iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. Included in the update is a variety of new features, included some that has been receiving quite a bit of publicity in the days before today’s keynote (such as a new redesigned Maps application).

Other new features include Siri enhancements (including restaurant reservations, sport scores, and new languages), a new Maps application with 3D rendering and turn-by-turn navigation (finally!), Siri on the iPad, Do Not Disturb which blocks incoming notifications, sharing Photo Streams, Passbook – a new payment method with its own APIs (Fandango and Starbucks support this out of the box), Facebook integration, and more.

The new update is for the iPhone 3GS and newer, the iPad 2 and newer, and the fourth generation iPod touch. It’ll be a free update later this year, with a beta releasing for registered paid developers today.


WWDC ’12 kicks off today

Good morning and happy monday to everyone! A quick reminder that WWDC ’12 starts today, including Apple’s ceremonial day-one keynote event which should bring various new product introductions and software enhancements, including iOS 6.

We’ll be posting about all the announcements, news, and whatever else later may come from day one at WWDC later today. Until then, we recommend checking out a liveblog of Tim Cook’s keynote (unfortunately Apple will not be live streaming the keynote event this year) at Engadget, which has supplied consistently great liveblogs for past events.

Have a great day, and check back after the event is over for some great tech news, WWDC related and otherwise!

Apple announces WWDC ’12, already sold out

Apple has today announced that their annual WWDC conference will be hosted between June 11-15 this year. The conference has usually been used to showcase upcoming hardware and software refreshes by Apple and is almost always preceded by a keynote address from the Apple CEO.

Thus keeping with tradition, Tim Cook will be kicking off the event with a keynote presentation of June 11th. I would advise all interested developers to go get their tickets before they’re too late, but, well, it’s already too late and it’s sold out. Sorry guys!

Though apple does not usually pre-announce the contents of their announcements, it’s not unlikely that we’ll be seeing more of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as some sort of iOS update – more than likely iOS 6. MacBook’s are also overdo for an update at this point so we may very well be seeing that as well.

Via: Ars Technica