This week, just a little insight into last week’s WWDC and some opinions from leading reporters : Worries continue over Apple’s commitment to the content market
* WWDC 2012: Apple’s show satisfies, but is it saving real fireworks for later?
* Five things we learned from WWDC 2012
* Apple’s WWDC Keynote Was All About China
* MacOS KenDensed: WWDC 2012 Techno-palooza
… and more
Worries continue post-WWDC over Apple’s commitment to the professional content market
Yes, everyone was bubbling over the screen of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display unveiled at last week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). But the lackluster refresh of the Mac Pro and continuing issues with software updates are ringing warning bells with some professional content creators.
In a post at PhotoFocus, founder Scott Bourne runs down the issues for content-creation pros: The minor refresh to the Mac Pro (yes, more and better processors and cores but no Thunderbolt); the point release to Aperture (still a sore point with photo pros); and continuing questions about the commitment of Apple to photo and video markets.
Full story : www.zdnet.com
WWDC 2012: Apple’s show satisfies, but is it saving real fireworks for later?
For a week, Apple takes up residence in the Moscone Center (a massive set of convention spaces) and holds a series of engineering sessions, workshops and even an awards show. It’s where developers go to renew their faith — and they usually leave spreading the gospel.
The whole thing kicks off with a big keynote event, where Apple talks about its recent successes and what products developers should be getting excited about for the future. Not surprisingly, the rest of the world really likes this part of the conference, too.
Full story : www.washingtonpost.com
Five things we learned from WWDC 2012
Last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco brought together 5,000 coders from 60 countries for a series of briefings and ‘labs’ on the latest developments in Apple OS X and iOS – both of which will be upgraded this summer/autumn.
The rest of the world, however, was interested in it for entirely different reasons. Forget nuts and bolts stuff, where’s the next iPhone, MacBook and Apple TV going to come from? Given the audience, only one of those three was ever going to be addressed, but CEO Tim Cook gave a few hints at what to expect from the next wave of Apple hardware. Here’s the short version.
Full story : www.techcentral.ie
Apple’s WWDC Keynote Was All About China
Apple may have just had the most eventful keynote in recent memory. Among the changes: a major hardware facelift to the Macbook Pro; the addition of useful new features in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, such as desktop notifications and the ability to share anything from any application with a click; a new version of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system; and big new plans for Siri, including iPad and automobile integration.
All these new goodies will give tech journalists a lot of fodder to chew on for the next few weeks. But something else intriguing happened today: The company repeatedly went out of its way to mention China. In the midst of unveiling Mountain Lion, Senior VP for Mac OS X Craig Federighi stopped to give Chinese-language features their very own chapter in the demo. He showed off a revamped character input method, and a new Chinese dictionary. In a major move, Safari now has built-in support for Baidu, mainland China’s biggest search engine, and you can share content to video-hosting sites Tudou and Youku — services that many Americans associate with pirated movies and TV shows but to the average Chinese are merely the local flavor of YouTube.
Full story : www.theatlantic.com
MacOS KenDensed: WWDC 2012 Techno-palooza
Just in case you hadn’t heard, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference was this week, and the company dropped a new retina display MacBook Pro in our laps. The company also previewed OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, and kicked Google Maps to the curb. Since you couldn’t be there, how about if Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray takes you by the hand and fills you in.
The most advanced Mac Apple has ever built says Tim Cook in the company’s press release on the machine. Almost all battery on the inside with a crazy level of engineering that’s evident in the film about — what I guess is being called — either the new MacBook Pro, not to be confused with the other new MacBook Pros, or the Next Generation MacBook Pro.
Full story : www.macobserver.com
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