Many expected the keynote to open the door to the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 and Apple has not disappointed . The signing of the block used the occasion to present some products that had generated much speculation in recent months.
Ultrathin Apple Computers received hardware upgrades to improve performance . The new line includes Air Intel Ivy Bridge and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. The 11-inch model includes two versions: the most basic comes with dual-core processor Intel Core i5 at 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB flash storage, USB 3.0 and 5 hours of battery life. This version costs $ 999.
Also available is a 11-inch model with 128 GB of storage in exchange for U.S. $ 1099. 13-inch models include dual core processor Intel Core i5 at 1.8 GHz with the same RAM, USB ports and integrated graphics mentioned in the previous paragraph. The $ 1199 version comes with 128 GB of storage, while the U.S. $ 1499 increases the capacity to 256GB.
Family Pro also received a hardware upgrade very interesting. Apple not only introduced a version with Retina Display (which we will discuss in next paragraph), but also renewed traditional models . Those interested in the 2012 range will find two models with 13-inch and two 15”.
The basic model comes to market 13-inch dual core processor Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics 4000, 500 GB hard drive and 7 hours of battery life. The price for this equipment is $ 1199. The most advanced version with same screen size is $ 1499, and incorporates dual-core processor Intel Core i7 to 2.9 GHz, 8 GB RAM and 750 GB storage. Other specifications are the same.
variants offer 15-inch quad-core processors Intel Core i7 to 2.3 or 2.6 GHz, RAM 4 or 8 GB, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (512 MB or 1 GB, depending on version) and storage unit 500 or 750 GB. The limited version costs $ 1799, while the more complete can be purchased in exchange for greenbacks 2199.
MacBook Pro Retina Display
This team rumored for a long time and eventually we told some of their characteristics. This version includes a 15.4 inch screen Retina resolution of 2880 × 1880 pixels. Pro model is thinner than Apple has launched, with less than 2 inches thick.
As speculated, the apple did without the optical drive in this edition. These are the basic specifications of the device: Intel quad core processor Core i7 to 2.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB) 256 GB flash storage battery and 7 hours. The team also includes HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, SD card slot, MagSafe 2 and Bluetooth 4.0. The price for this configuration is $ 2199.
If you prefer more powerful versions can increase the RAM to 16 GB, while the internal storage will support up to 768 GB. Here is a video about this new device .
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The long awaited new version of Apple’s mobile operating system also appeared on WWDC 2012 . Improvements compared to iOS 5 are several, including integration with Facebook, Siri improvements, new applications and mapping service that replaces Google Maps.
Finally Apple unveiled its own service maps, with 3D support and information on over 100 million companies. The platform also includes a navigation system that, according to executives at Cupertino, promises to outperform the competition.
iOS 6 places special emphasis on Siri. The wizard will provide sports statistics and information about restaurants and movies thanks to Yelp! and Rotten Tomatoes. But that’s not all as it also allows execution of apps with voice and reach the third generation iPhone.
Apple also partnered with several automakers to include a toggle button Siri on the wheel of future cars. This will connect devices to the car and use the virtual assistant without major distractions. The system was presented with the name “Eyes Free” and has the backing of Mercedes Benz, BMW and Toyota, among others.
These are just some of the new features of IOS 6. Can know the operating system to fund from here.
Apple took the opportunity to discuss Mountain Lion , the new version of its PC operating system which goes on sale next month. The software version 10.8 incorporate several improvements over Lion, including more support for social networks and better integration with the cloud.
During the keynote there was time to show new features in Safari and the advent of Game Center to OS X. The operating system will arrive in July and will be available for $ 19.99. Like its predecessor will be distributed only through Mac App Store. More info on this OS on the link.