Who are we kidding when we try to act like there was any story this week other than WWDC and the Retina Display MacBook Pro? No one, that's who. It's all we've talked about lately, the great new features coming to our Macs and our iOS devices, and how they'll be syncing together and sharing awesomesauce back and forth. So here it is in all its glory: the week that was WWDC 2012.
We know you all want a MacBook Pro with Retina display of your very own. After all, it's the first truly new laptop from Apple in years, and from what we've seen, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But for those in the market for a new portable Mac, there might be better ways to spend a couple thousand bucks. We've considered the positives, negatives, and unknowns regarding the latest and potentially greatest MacBook to date, so if you're thinking about dropping a serious chunk of change in the near future, keep all of this in mind!
As we get closer to WWDC we can expect the rumor mill to heat up and it's already started. Bigger iPhone, smaller iPad is the refrain you're going to hear until they don't and then we'll move on to something else. Pocket sized Steve Jobs! The Apple iApple digital fruit! Instead of that nonsense, let's take a look at some real news from the week past.
Five months into his reign, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins will be facing the toughest crowd of them all in Orlando next week: Disgruntled BlackBerry developers who are quickly losing faith in their platform.
The biggest news this week wasn't really all about Apple, but it was their week to shine in their financials, Google's chance to show off their new cloud storage, and Sprint's chance to show us how losing a LOT of blood wasn't really a horrible thing.
WWDC 2011 is now just a memory, but iOS device owners have a lot to look forward to this fall with iCloud and the new iOS 5. More importantly, these offerings may offer clues as to what we can expect from the next iPhone, which is widely rumored to debut with the new mobile operating system in September.
One of the smaller, but still significant, announcements out of WWDC last week was that of Newsstand, a new way to organize and display all of your news and magazine subscriptions from the App Store. So, for instance, if you subscribe to a magazine like Time or a newspaper like The Daily, you will be able to view and manage all of these subscriptions in one place on your iOS device.
No surprise here: Apple delivered another pitch-perfect keynote at WWDC 2011. Jobs & Co.’s first address since the iPad 2 announcement unveiled loads of details on Lion and tantalizing looks at iOS 5 and iCloud, mixing the expected and the unexpected in a way that made the day’s wealth of news both satisfying and surprising.
Well, of course all the news this week was WWDC and iOS 5 and OS X Lion related. What did you expect? These were the stories that wouldn't stop burning up the Apple newsosphere, and we've got 'em all wrapped up with a pretty bow just for you.
This year's WWDC was a big one. Even without an iPhone to announce, Apple still managed to make a big splash in the developer pool. And speaking of developers, The Apple Design Awards also took place this week, and recognizes 12 applications with outstanding app design. Unfortunately, only two of them are free, but here they are for your downloading pleasure.