The Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference 2013 (WWDC 2013) kicked off its yearly summer event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and with it – Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, starting things off in a big way during his keynote speech announcing a lot of big news. BUT before we delve into that, what is WWDC 2013 exactly? Well, to put it in Apple’s own words – its a conference where developer’s can “get an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X, and learn how to take apps to the next level. With over 100 sessions, extensive hands–on labs, and engaging events, you’ll connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers for an incredible week of inspiration.” So, if you’re an Apple developer, then WWDC 2013 is the place to be. In year’s past, WWDC 2013 provided a safe haven for Apple fans the world throughout to get together to create great products for Apple. It was also the time when Apple announced new products during its keynote speeches. And it still is. Here are the big announcements from this year’s WWDC 2013 Keynote:
OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks is the upcoming tenth major release of OS X, Apple’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers and places emphasis on battery life, Finder enhancements, and continued iCloud integration, as well as bringing more iOS apps to the OS X platform.
The new Macbook Air features all-day battery life, fourth-generation Intel Core processors with faster graphics, faster flash storage, and new 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The new Mac Pro gets a whole new redesign with a beast still residing inside.
iOS 7 gets a whole new design and it looks absolutely amazing. Features include: Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, more graphically pleasing multitasking, design enhancements to existing apps, and more.
I think its worth mentioning that everything you see above is slated for a Fall release. So, we’ve still got a ways yet to go before we can get our hands on all the tech goodies. Also, I really enjoy enjoy teh presentations by Craig Federighi. He is simply phenomenal.
Overall, Apple did a great job presenting new gadgets to the world and providing its users (both old & new) experiences we will never forget.