Apple Mac Pro and Software Upgrades Announced
Videomaker by Russ Fairley
Each year, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) shows off the latest in Apple hardware and software updates, cool refreshes, and puts to rest a year or two worth of rumors. Gaining in popularity year over year, the annual conference sold out in just two minutes. A WWDC record.
This year at the annual conference things were no different, with Apple showing off iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, updates to many native apps, a Macbook Air update, and a preview many of us have been anticipating for more than a year, an updated Mac Pro.
On the mobile front, iOS 7 hit the ground at WWDC running with a new design, and some useful new features. Upgrades to iOS native apps include notifications, Photos, Siri and Airdrop, along with several others. New features such as true multitasking and Control Center make iOS 7 the biggest mobile software announcement since the launch of the iPhone. The annual conference was abuzz after the iOS announcements, but there was more to come.
OS X has left the big cats behind in favor of their favorite surf spots, with the next iteration being called OS X Mavericks. OS X Mavericks contains some brilliant new multiscreen features, as well as a number of upgrades to native apps from iBooks to Safari.
The Macbook Air family received a nice refresh as well at WWDC this year, upping battery life to 9 hours for the 11-inch model and 12 hours for the 13-incher. Toss in some updates to their processors, faster flash storage, and this makes for a Macbook Air upgrade worthy of the world’s best ultrabook. read more....
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