Live Blog of Apple's WWDC 2012 Keynote [Finished]

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14:54PM:
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Looks like the keynote is done!

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Gdgt 14:53PM:
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"Really, I can't think of a better reason to get up in the morning."

"I hope you have a fantastic week, I want to wish you the best week and the best conference ever, thanks for coming to join us."



Engadget 14:53PM:
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"Only Apple could make such amazing hardware, software and services. We are so proud of these products because they are perfect examples of what Apple does best. And, ultimately, it's why people choose to come and work at Apple -- and with Apple."

"To do the very best work of their lives. To great great products that empower people to do great things. To make a difference in so many lives around the world. The products we make, combined with the apps you make, can fundamentally change the world."

MacWorld 14:52PM:
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iOS 6, with two hundred new features. World's most advanced mobile operating system. Entirely new Maps app, Facebook integration, shared Photo Streams, and much much more.



GigaOm 14:51PM:
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Tim is back.

"You've seen some incredible products this morning. Let's review. The new MacBook Pro delivers extreme performance in a radical thin and light design with a stunning Retina Display. It's the most advanced Mac we've ever built."

"OS X Mountain Lion, the 9th major release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. It's the best OS X yet."

14:51PM:
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"iOS 6 is a great release for all of our devs. And it's available for developers today. It will ship this Fall. Will support 3GS and later, 2nd gen iPad..."

Verge 14:50PM:
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New APIs for Pass Kit, transit apps (integrate and promote devs apps for transit info), map kit...



MacWorld 14:48PM:
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Only 10 of more than 200 new user features in iOS 6.

Game Center challenges; hit an achievement or high score, challenge your friends to beat you. Improved privacy controls. Redesigned the stores. Working on made for iPhone hearing aids. Added per-account signatures in Mail for personal and work mail accounts. Added Lost Mode to Find My iPhone, so if you've lost or misplaced iOS device you can send a phone number directly to that phone. Then people who find can tap on there and it will call that number back



The Next Web 14:45PM:
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You can manipulate the camera angle yourself.

He's now demoing turn by turn





Gdgt 14:44PM:
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Satellite view with Flyover. Pretty wild! If you saw that Google Maps demo last week, this is pretty similar. The crowd is pumped. "This is not a movie, this is being rendered in real time."





ArsTechnica 14:43PM:
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Now going to Demo the maps app. all the main maps are vector-based. you can rotate the labels, zoom in and out (applause). when you zoom in far enough, you see building appear. can get 3D views in vector. Zoom in and out, can go back to 2D. also satellite view in 3D.

Engadget 14:43PM:
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There's also a 3D flyover view of cities, something so good we have to see a demo of it ourselves.



Verge 14:42PM:
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"All of this works from the lock screen as well." "And of course we've integrated it with Siri." "You can ask questions like where can I get gas."

"And of course, the kids can ask the age old question..." Are we there yet?



MacWorld 14:41PM:
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Part of Maps is local search. Already ingested more than 100 million business listings. Bring up info card. Integrated with Yelp to get reviews and ratings.

Also building a traffic service. Easy to see where slow traffic is. On top of that, overlay incidents, so easy to figure out if traffic is likely to speed up.

In addition, using anonymous real-time crowdsourced data right from iOS users, to keep traffic fresh and up-to-date.

Also building in turn-by-turn navigation.





The Next Web 14:40PM:
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Maps is up now. An entirely new Map solution. Apple is doing all of the cartography itself.



Gdgt 14:38PM:
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Next: Guided Access. "We're really proud of how the accessibility community has been adopting iOS devices. We want to make the experience for children with autism even better."

Disable and enable controls custom. "This is great beyond children with autism. This is single app mode. Some schools are starting to administer tests with the iPad!"







ArsTechnica 14:35PM:
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Next up is a brand new app called Passbook. The simplest way to get all of your passes in one place.

Passbook takes all of these passes and integrates them into one place. so you can bring up your movie tickets, airline tickets, etc. in an easy place.

Demo..



Engadget 14:34PM:
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VIPs. Messages are highlighted on your lock screen, stars appear in the app and there's a VIP mailbox that their messages go into directly. There's also an easy way to insert photos or video into the compose window and you can open password protected Office docs on iOS.



Verge 14:31PM:
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"Next up is Photo Stream."

Photo Stream sharing with friends. Choose the photos, choose the friends - friends will get a notification. The photos will appear in an album... and friends can comment. Weird, this is like a Facebook feature. Almost like Apple's own social network.

Verge 14:31PM:
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"We're also adding fullscreen support in landscape."

Engadget 14:30PM:
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Add anything to your Reading List and it'll download and cache it. You can upload photos quickly and easily to sites like Shutterfly and something called Smart App Banners.

"A lot of you have built great apps in the App Store, but you also have websites." The phone can now bring up a notification that an app exists and, tapping the banner shuttles you right to the App Store.



ArsTechnica 14:29PM:
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About 2/3 of all mobile web traffic comes from safari on iOS. we're adding iCloud tabs, like we discussed earlier. We're also adding offline reading lists.



Gdgt 14:28PM:
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"You can unify your phone number and Apple ID. So if someone calls your iPhone, you can answer that call on your iPad or even Mac. We're doing the same thing with iMessage."



The Next Web 14:28PM:
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Facetime over cellular connection. That's over 3G and 4G etc. They're also unifying your phone number and your Apple ID.

MacWorld 14:27PM:
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Also get fine-grained control over which phone calls you receive. No phone calls at all, just phone calls from your favorites, or from a group that you create in your contact list. Last option is Repeated Calls. If someone calls you twice within three minutes, second call will come through.



Verge 14:26PM:
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"If you choose reply with message, you can choose any of these, or if you choose remind me later, you can be reminded in an hour... or remind me when I leave, which will set up a geofence and remind you when you leave the building."

"Next up is something we're calling do not disturb."

"I can see many of you are like me and you've been awakened in the middle of the night - this tells your phone not to bother you. The messages will still come to your phone, it just won't light up the screen or make a sound."



Engadget 14:25PM:
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Okay, time to talk about the Phone app. "You've probably been in a meeting before where you can't answer it right now, and you wish you could easily text them back a message or be reminded later..."

There's a new control for an incoming call. Slide that up and you can get reminded later or send a message back.

ArsTechnica 14:25PM:
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that same integration is on the Mac too (Mountain Lion)

Gdgt 14:24PM:
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"We've also integrated it with Siri. And we've taken this deep integration and made it a public API so it's easy for apps in the app store to integrate with Facebook. We've also integrated it in the app store, so you can like apps and see what apps your friends like - same with music, TV shows, and movies."

The Next Web 14:23PM:
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You can use Facebook to share apps, movies, tv shows, and more from the stores, share photos, talk smack from game center, and integrated into NC

You can now post direclty to Twitter and Facebook from Notification Center





MacWorld 14:22PM:
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Next, Facebook integration.

Working very closely with Facebook to create best Facebook experience ever on a mobile device. Integrating right in iOS 6. Enter your username/password in Settings.

MacWorld 14:22PM:
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And Siri will for the first time come to the new iPad.





Gdgt 14:21PM:
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"Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road." Additional international support! "Recently we added Japanese. And now we're adding French for Canada… eh?" Har. "We're adding Spanish for Spain, Mexico, and the US. Italian; for Switzerland we're adding Italian French and German. We're adding Korean."



14:20PM:
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Can tweet, listen to notifications, get movie facts, ask about movies. Also a feature called "Eyes Free".

Siri integration with the car: working with car manufacturers to use a button on the steering wheel to bring up Siri

ArsTechnica 14:20PM:
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you've all been creating incredible apps, and now you can get to them through Siri. "Play Temple Run" brings up Temple Run.



Verge 14:16PM:
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"I can ask 'find a great place for dinner'" Siri will sort by rating. Lots more information. "We've partnered with OpenTable - I can tap here to make reservations."

"Next up, Siri's become something of a movie buff. You can ask: 'What movies are playing at the Metreon?'"

"We've integrated with Rotten Tomatoes." "You can watch the trailer."



MacWorld 14:14PM:
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"Siri has learned all about sports." "What was the score of the last Giants game?" "The Giants were downed by the Rangers yesterday; the final score was 5 to 0."

"What is Buster Posey's batting average?" Buster Posey has a batting average of .290. Player card and stats.

"What are the National League standings?" And you get the standings in a nice little graphic.





The Next Web 14:13PM:
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iOS 6. 200 new user features, including significant additions to Siri. Forstall is now demonstrating Siri functionality in iOS 6.

Gdgt 14:12PM:
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Game Center: more than 130 million people using it, 5 billion scores per week. "All of this results in some very, very satisfied customers. … one of the reasons our customers are so satisfied is that every year we give them a great new version of iOS."





ArsTechnica 14:11PM:
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Twitter: 3x growth in iOS users. 10 billion tweets from iOS 5. 47% of photos from iOS 5 on Twitter.

Engadget 14:11PM:
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84 of top 100 social apps are pushing notifications. 1.5 trillion push notifications sent already! 140 million iMessage users, 150 billion messages sent and they're now sending more than a billion messages each day.



Verge 14:09PM:
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Scott Forstall is out! "Alright, let's talk about iOS."

"We've sold more than 365m iOS devices through March."

"Almost all of our users are running iOS 5... now if you compare that to the competition. They released a dairy product, 4.0, about the same time as we released iOS 5. About 7% of their users are running it."





14:09PM:
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"This is for upgrades from Lion and all the way from Snow Leopard. And it will upgrade all of your personal Macs."

MacWorld 14:08PM:
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Also fantastic release for devs. More than 1700 new APIs. Sharing, Game Center support, Notification Center, gestures, high-resolution, and more.

Deliver to customers next month, shipping in July via Mac App Store.

Lion was at $29.99, but want even more people to get their hands on Mountain Lion. $19.99.



MacWorld 14:07PM:
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More features: VIPs in Mail. Search in Launchpad, Gatekeeper, and offline reading list where adding things to Safari Reader List, you can still read stuff when you're offline.

Features for China. Chinese input method improvements for PinYin. New Chinese dictionary. 8 new fonts for creating beautiful docs. Adding support for Baidu and social networking and video sharing for Chinese services.





The Next Web 14:05PM:
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A race car driver has now been brought out, Mr X (from Top Gear), to demonstrate cross-platform gaming.

Gdgt 14:05PM:
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Game Center support. Mac to Mac and cross-platform iOS to Mac support.



ArsTechnica 14:04PM:
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Next is Airplay mirroring. "YES." easiest way to get whatever's on your Mac to a projector or TV via Apple TV. can mirror content up to 1080p from your Mac.

Engadget 14:02PM:
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Your mac will now update itself and sync itself when it's offline. When it's charging it'll backup itself!

It won't spin up your fans, "goes easy on your battery" and is compatible with 2nd Gen Airs and the new MacBook Pro. Seemingly not the other MacBooks, though...





Verge 14:01PM:
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"I want to introduce you to a new technology in OS X that we call Power Nap."

"Wouldn't it be great if our computers still worked for us when we weren't working? Now it can."

Verge 14:00PM:
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"Notifications also support internet notifications from services like Twitter." "And if I want to Tweet something, I can summon a Tweet sheet right here."

ArsTechnica 13:57PM:
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we also have a new feature called "Tab view". gestures to visually navigate your tabs. now demoing Tab View...

if you want to open a tab from another computer, click your iCloud tabs button and see what you have open on your iPhone, other computer. You can also use multitouch gestures to zoom in on a web page. can zoom even further out and then end up in tab view.



The Next Web 13:55PM:
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The New Safari. There is now a universal bar, omnibar, in Safari. You search and type URLs in the same bar. iCloud tabs is now being introduced.



MacWorld 13:55PM:
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Next, Sharing. Links, images, videos. Easier than ever to share right from within your app. Share button in the toolbar, and you'll be presented with options. Twitter, for example, gets you the tweet sheet.

Built-in across system. Any app where you can Quick Look, you can post it to Flickr, or other services. More than skin deep. Sharing services is built right into the OS. So when you go into System Prefs, enter your account info once and any app authorized can access and connect those services.

Verge 13:54PM:
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"Next up, dictation. It's built into the system and works everywhere. Even in Microsoft Word."

Engadget 13:53PM:
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Now notifications. "Sometimes when you're using a Mac it can have something it needs to tell you." He said that those notifications can be sometimes... disruptive.

Now notifications of course slide in and, with two fingers, you can gesture your way back to the list.

Alerts come in but stay there until you dismiss them.



Gdgt 13:51PM:
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"iCloud has taken off like a rocket with over 125 million registered users. … whether you're working in Mail, with your contacts, all your content is up to date across all your devices. In Mountain Lion we're introducing three great new apps: Messages, Reminders, and Notes."

New feature: Documents in the Cloud! "A simple new way to store your documents in the cloud." It's in Pages, Keynote, etc. - new developer SDK.

Demo...

Verge 13:47PM:
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"Mountain Lion is a major new release with hundreds of new features. I'm going to detail just 8, and we're starting with iCloud."

"With Mountain Lion we built support for iCloud right in. When you sign in with your account, we configure all of your apps and your content is up to date across devices."

"And we introduce three new apps: messages, reminders, and notes."









MacWorld 13:45PM:
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More than a decade. 66 million Mac users, triple what they had just 5 years ago. Lion was the first released distributed electronically via the Mac App Store, making it easier than ever to purchase, download, and install. 26 million copies shipped to date. Best selling release ever.

40% of OS X users are running Lion. Achieved in 9 months. Windows 7 took 26 months to get to the same level.





The Next Web 13:44PM:
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Craig Fedderighi is being brought out to talk about Mountain Lion.

13:43PM:
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Starts shipping today!

ArsTechnica 13:43PM:
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"Let me tell you about the starting configuration." $2199



ArsTechnica 13:42PM:
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Phil Schiller is back on stage



Verge 13:42PM:
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"In most fans the blades are positioned symmetrically, but we positioned ours asymmetrically, which makes it quieter."

13:39PM:
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Weighs 4.46 lbs.







The Next Web 13:36PM:
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There are two Thunderbolt ports and USB 3.0 ports. Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime HD. Dual Microphones. He just mentioned 'voice applications' for the Mac.

They're now running a demo video about the new MacBook Pro





13:34PM:
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"Up to 7 hours of battery life, up to 30 days of standby."

SD, HDMI (first time on a Mac!), Thunderbolt, and 2x USB 3.0. Ruh roh: MagSafe 2: "We had to make it even thinner to fit on this notebook."





Gdgt 13:33PM:
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"Here are a few of the things on the inside: the fastest CPUs we can put in a notebook. Quad-core i7 up to 37GHz. Up to 16GB of RAM. The new Kepler nVIDIA GPUs. And of course it's built around flash storage. You can configure it with up to 768GB of internal storage."



ArsTechnica 13:32PM:
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Inside is just as amazing as the display. everything inside the next-gen MBP has been reinvented.

"isn't the bottom of our computer prettier than anyone else's top?"



Engadget 13:32PM:
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"Now, applications do have to be updated to take advantage of this Retina display." Those that have not been can be pixel-doubled, but they'll look a bit jank.

Phil's listing off some third-parties that are cooking up some updates. Adobe's working in a new Photoshop. Autodesk has a new AutoCAD on the way, too.



Verge 13:30PM:
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"It's got deeper blacks, a higher angle of viewing, and we've reduced the glare by 75%."

"The OS has been updated for the new display."

"Mail has been updated, Safari, iMovie, iPhoto. You're going to see a clarity and level of detail you've never seen before."

"And we're updating our professional apps too. Aperture." "Final Cut Pro."







ArsTechnica 13:28PM:
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it's 15.4 inches across. but its pixel density, "are you all sitting down?" is 2,080 pixels. density is 220 ppi. it's 5,184,000 pixels total.

"world's highest resolution notebook display"

Verge 13:27PM:
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"It is a breakthrough in engineering."

0.71 inches thin. "About as thin as a MacBook Air. And it's under 4 1/2 lbs."

"The most amazing thing is this gorgeous display. Yes it is a Retina display."



Gdgt 13:27PM:
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"I know it's tough to see from the audience to see something so thin and light and small from so far away. It's thinner than my finger!"



13:26PM:
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"I'll show it to you now. The next generation MBP is the most beautiful computer we've ever made. It's dominated by an amazing, magnificent new display."

Gdgt 13:25PM:
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Let me start with some key ideas. You want it to have a killer new display. I do." Big applause. "You want it to have an architecture built for the future. You want it to be radically thin and light."

"Would you like to see it?"



Verge 13:24PM:
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"So what's next? Let me make room on the slide."

"With the MBA, the team did something bold. There were aggressive in embracing new tech. They also got rid of stuff that trending out. That enabled them to do something bold. So we've been asking the team to think about what would make the next gen MBP?"

"Want to know the answer?"









ArsTechnica 13:24PM:
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mystery product is on the screen now



Engadget 13:22PM:
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Again, Ivy Bridge chips, up to 2.7GHz quad-core i7's. Turbo boost to 3.7GHz. 8GB of 1600MHz memory and, again, 60% faster integrated graphics.

The 15-inch does indeed have Kepler GeForce GT 650M, up to 1GB of memory. That, too, is 60% faster than the old 15-inch model's discrete.

13-inch starts at $1199, up to 1499 if you do the dual-core i7. 15-inch is $1799 and $2199 for the fast model. 15-inch is $1799 and $2199 for the fast model.

Starts shipping today!!





Verge 13:21PM:
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"We also have a really nice update to the MacBook Pro. Our customers really care about having the speed for their music, video, and design."

MacWorld 13:21PM:
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1.7GHz dual-core i5, up to 4GB of RAM. Integrated graphics are Intel HD Graphics 4000. Prices are $999 and $1099-$100 less expensive than before.

1.8GHz dual-core i5, faster memory, same Intel graphics. $1199 and $1499, both $100 less than before.

Starts shipping today!



MacWorld 13:20PM:
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Port on each side, and they're both USB3 *and* USB2. Don't have to think about it; use whatever port you want.



ArsTechnica 13:19PM:
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adding USB 3.0

Verge 13:18PM:
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"We're going to update it with some really great features and updates. New CPUs - Ivy Bridge. Up to 2GHz dual core."

"With Intel turbo boosting, up to 3.2Ghz." Up to 8GB of RAM. Up to 512GB of flash storage.



MacWorld 13:17PM:
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"So proud of this lineup of notebooks. It is by far the best in the industry."

MacBook Air - "Everyone is trying to copy it. But they find it's not so easy."



ArsTechnica 13:16PM:
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Inviting Phil Schiller on the stage to talk about the notebook lineup

Engadget 13:16PM:
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"Today we're announcing exciting new changes in our notebook lineup..."

Verge 13:16PM:
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"That's a great reminder of what it's all about. And why we do what we do. We'd like to thank everyone in the dev community for the incredible apps you've done for us. Thank you."

13:15PM:
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Tim is back out

13:14PM:
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Video highlighting app developers...

Engadget 13:13PM:
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"For Apple, and I suspect many of you, our goal has always been to do great work, and in doing so, make a difference in other peoples' lives."

"Nothing makes us happier than seeing hundreds of thousands of developers around the world using our hardware and our software to create and share their latest and greatest ideas."

"There are such heartwarming stories out there of what the combination of our incredible devices and your amazing apps have made in peoples lives."





Verge 13:11PM:
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"I'm happy to announce a new milestone - customers have downloaded 30b apps."

"We've written checks for over $5b for you guys."

"This store has the largest number of accounts with credit cards anywhere on the internet. And thanks to you have we have over 650,000 apps on that store."

"This compares to just a few hundred of our competition."

Gdgt 13:10PM:
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"We have a great week planned, over 100 sessions and over 100 hands-on labs… you can get just about any question you might have answered. We have over 1k Apple engineers here - we closed Apple for the week."

"I wanted to started this morning with a few updates on App Store. The size and momentum are just phenomenal. We have over 400 million accounts on the App Store." Applause. "These are 400 million accounts with credit cards and one-click buying so it's simple and elegant to buy your apps."

Engadget 13:04PM:
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"We have a great week planned for you, and some really cool stuff to show you this morning. This is our 23rd WWDC. Yes, it's older than many of you are."

"It's the longest-running developer conference that we're aware of anywhere."

"You can take in your code, get some help tuning it, and get just about any question you might have answered."

ArsTechnica 13:04PM:
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Tim Cook is on the stage.

"If you devs need investors to finance your app... I found 392 VCs near you."

"I see lots of familiar interfaces in the crowd. Looks like Instagram finally accepted Facebook's friend request."

"I am looking forward to the new Samsung... the refridgerator."

Verge 13:02PM:
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Siri video welcoming people here. "I was asked to warm up the crowd."


12:54PM:
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"Ladies and gentlemen, please switch all electronic devices to silent mode."


We will be live blogging Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote address here starting at 10am PST / 1pm EST using a combination of sources.

Apple will be unveiling iOS 6 and is expected to announce numerous hardware updates to its Mac lineup.

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Stay tuned...




Thanks to Verge, Engadget, Gdgt, Macworld, Ars, TNW

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Sab - June 12, 2012 at 12:53am
Basically Apple is releasing even more amazing things
Lathee - June 11, 2012 at 8:10pm
Apple today previewed iOS 6, introducing over 200 new features and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. iOS 6 will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall as a free software update.
Lathee - June 11, 2012 at 7:46pm
Every body is die because your iPhone is die or not
TheTechDude - June 11, 2012 at 2:47pm
I am not going to be the dick that try's to sell shit in the comments section of a blog, but I can't wait till the keynote... I want an iPhone 5 but I am not expecting it...
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