Apple WWDC Round-Up. Everything you have to know.

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Apple just finished its WWDC keynote and holy crap, there is a ton of new stuff coming to iOS 7 and OS X. A radical looking Mac Pro was also showed off alongside some MacBook Airs with all-day battery life.

To help save you some time, here’s a list of everything new Apple introduced today at WWDC 2013 that we’ll be updating throughout the day as new info become available.

iOS 7

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  • Completely redesigned interface
  • New Lockscreen
  • New translucency and Parallax allows you to see layers of info
  • Weather app has interactive displays
  • Calendar has new minimalist UI
  • Multiple page support in Folders
  • Notification Center now available on Lock Screen
  • FaceTime audio calls
  • Notification syncing
  • Phone and Message blocking
  • Activation lock disables phone if stolen
  • iPhone beta available to developers today
  • Coming this fall

We think the new design of iOS does somewhat resembles the UI design of Windows Phone and that is awesome. We would expect this from Jony Ive, the man behind MacBook designs. Check out more screenshots of iOS7 here.

Control Center

  • Swipe up from bottom of device to access toggles quickly
  • Turn on Airplane Mode, adjust brightness, AirDrop, etc.

This is what everyone has been waiting for. Better late than never. Finally here.

Multitasking

  • New interface shows app cards
  • Multi-tasking for all apps with great battery life
  • Puts apps into scheduled background cycles
  • Adapts to network conditions

New app cards interface is pretty cool.

Safari

  • New full-screen look
  • Pull down from top brings up smart search field
  • iCloud Keychain support

Camera

  • Redesigned UI
  • New filters
  • Accessible from Control Center

New filters? YAY!

New Photos App –

  • Collect photos into ‘Moments’ based on location, date, or people.
  • Look across photo collection by pinch-to-zooming through Photostream
  • Share photos via AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, etc.
  • See comments from people you’ve shared the picture with directly in image

AirDrop

  • Share images with friends
  • System-wide support with apps with share-sheets
  • Works on iPhone 5, iPad 4, 5th Gen iPod Touch

Always a fan of AirDrop!

Siri

  • New interface with wave animation
  • All new female and male voices
  • Can now control more of your device such as adjusting brigthness
  • Wikipedia and Bing search results integrated directly into Siri

Siri is now sexier! With new voice!

iOS in the Car

  • Get iOS on your car’s dashboard screen
  • Get directions, play music, have iMessages dictated to you and more, eyes free.
  • Supported by more than 12 car manufacturers in 2014

App Store

  • Search for apps by age range
  • Find apps based on current location
  • Apps are updated automatically (John McCain is well pleased)

iTunes Radio

  • Built directly into iOS Music app.
  • Featured Stations stream music based on its theme.
  • Share stations with friends, or create your own based on favorite artists
  • Preview and purchase songs directly in the app.
  • Support on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV
  • Free for all users
  • Completely ad-free for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Launches in the U.S.
OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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  • OS X names will now be California-themed
  • New Finder Tabs
  • Tags for files – keep track of files by adding a tag in OS X
  • Multiple Displays – much more powerful. Menus and dock appears on both displays.
  • OpenGL 4 support
  • Time Coalescing – helps improve your CPU efficiency by up to 72%
  • 1.5x faster at waking a system from standby
  • Accelerated Scrolling optimized for Retina displays
  • AppNap – lets you pause apps to prevent battery drain
  • Developer preview available today
  • Releases Fall 2013

Safari

  • New Sidebar with reading list, bookmarks and shared links
  • Big performance improvements
  • 1.44x faster in SunSpider JavaScript benchmark than Chrome and Firefox
  • Improved CPU energy uses

iCloud Keychain

  • Remembers your website logins, credit card numbers, etc.
  • Can suggest to auto-fill your forms for you with private info

Notifications

  • Reply to iMessages, Email, FaceTime calls right from desktop
  • Get push notifications from iOS apps on your Mac
  • Tells you what you missed on your lock-screen
  • Apps update in the background

Maps for OS X

  • Street Maps
  • 3D Flyover
  • Info cards
  • Turn-by-turn directions
  • Send directions to your iPhone

iBooks for Mac

  • Access to 1.8 million books in iBookstore
  • Read books from your desktop or iOS
  • Interactive books just like in iOS

iWork for iCloud

  • Create iWork docs from a web browser
  • Works on OS X or Windows
  • New iWork releases coming to Mac and iOS later this year
Macbook Air

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  • All-day battery life thanks to Haswell processor
  • 2X GPU execution units with 40% faster graphics
  • 11-inch MBA will have 9 hours of battery life
  • 13-inch MBA now has 12 hours of battery life
  • 45% faster SSD storage
  • Faster WiFi 802.11ac card
  • 11-inch starts at $999 with 128GB storage
  • Ships today
Mac Pro

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  • New unified thermal-core body
  • Intel Xeon with up to 12-core
  • Fastest ECC memory
  • PCIe Storage that’s 10x faster than any previous Mac Pro drive
  • Thunderbolt 2 support. 20GBps throughput
  • Dual workstation GPUs
  • 4k display support
  • 1/8th the size of old Mac Pro
  • Made in the USA
  • Coming later this year

AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

  • New design
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Room for harddrive storage to beam files
Company Stats
  • 600 million iOS devices sold to date
  • 24th WWDC
  • attendees from 66 countries
  • 6 million registered developers
  • WWDC sold out in 71 seconds
  • 1 million daily vistors at the 407 Apple Stores in 14 countries
  • 50 billion apps download from the App Store
  • 300 million iTunes in the Cloud users
  • 900,000 apps in the store
  • 375,000 iPad apps
  • 575 million App Store accounts (more accounts with credit cards than any store)
  • $10 billion has been paid to developers ($5 billion just last year)
  • 72 million Macs installed
  • 28 million copies sold of OS X Mountain Lion
  • 35% of Mac users are now using OS X 10.8

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10 things you should expect/know about iPhone 5

If you are reading this and you still don’t know anything about the iPhone 5, we are not sure which hole are you from. Rumors and news about iPhone 5 are all over the internet and everyone is talking about it. Most people might already know or guessed how the next iPhone might look like exactly but this is a list of the 10 things you should know/expect about the iPhone 5.

1. It will be unveiled on the 12th of September 2012 (that is around 1am local time on 13th September 2012). And you can follow the the live blog from engadget.com for the most updated news during the event. Or you can also visit littlegeeko for everything about the event.

2. It will probably be called the iPhone 5. Frankly, we do not expect it to be called the iPhone 5. We expect it to be called simply the new iPhone like what Apple did with the new iPad. But from the invitation Apple sent out with a huge “12” with the shadow of the 12 being a number “5”. This will definitely point to the next iPhone being named as the iPhone 5.

3. Like it or not, it is going to have the home button. Home button is a must for iDevices. It is like the thing that define an iProduct. And it is really not bad. So why not just have it there. Some videos and article says that the home button will have fingerprint scanner but we doubt that will be the real case. So expect an ordinary home button that millions of people love.

4. It is going look different with larger screen. Everyone know that the next iPhone will be a redesign and many predictions or leaks are all over the internet and the one design that are the most convincing at the moment is the elongated screen iPhone design. We are more convinced about this design when the latest Apple banner for the 12th September event does have a hidden hint. At first, most people thought that the colorful banner hints that the iPhone might come in many different colors for the first time. After thorough investigation, people starts to realize that the splash of colors are actually the colors of all the iOS’s icons stretched, hinting that the next iPhone will have a stretched or elongated screen. We really hope this is true and but we are kinda sure that the iPhone will surely have a larger screen.

5. It will come with smaller dock connector and uses nano-SIM.

6. It will be faster! Packing with at least an A5X chip (like the one in the new iPad) or maybe hopefully the A6 chip. We hope it will be the A6 but we sort of like doubt Apple will put the A6 into the iPhone 5 because that is usually not the way Apple do things.

7. It will ship with iOS6 pre installed. YAY! Cant wait for iOS6.

8. It will have 4G connectivity and some sort of mobile payment solutions like NFC.

9. It will have an improved camera. HOPEFULLY!

10. It will have an improved battery. But do not expect a huge improvement. But I am sure everyone will be happy even with a small improvement on the battery life.

These are the 10 things you should expect/know about the iPhone 5. People have high expectation of the iPhone 5, especially when the iPhone 4S does not have a huge improvement over the iPhone 4 so people expect the iPhone 5 to be awesome. Let’s hope it does not disappoint!

Stay tuned for more about the iPhone 5 and the updates of the iPhone 5 event.

We also expect new iPod touches and iMacs to be unveiled on the same event. But the iPad mini will be announced sometime in October 2012.

Tell us what do you think in the comment below.

Next Generation iPhone will be released on Sept/Oct 2012 [Rumor]

A Japanese site Macotakara reported that a “reliable source” claims that Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be released in either September or October of this year.

Apple always have at least 1-year before announcing a new product of the same category each year except for last year with the iPhone 4S where it was announced only after 1 year and 3 months after iPhone 4. So a September or October release for the next iPhone is very possible.

But we cannot really predict the release date of the iPhone because Apple have once broken the rules with the iPhone 4S release.

BGR reported last December that Apple was set to release a “completely redesigned” iPhone in the fall of 2012. Other sources, including iMore’s recent report that pegged the upcoming iPad 3 announcement, have also suggested an iPhone announcement during the same timeframe.

We are sure it will be a different device in terms of both design and internal hardwares including the software but we have no idea how will it look like. But we will be very happy to have something like the concept picture above.

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