So Apple had some fun at the WWDC Keynote this year.
Siri did stand-up comedy to open.
No really, I’m excited about the new Samsung. Not the phone, the refrigerator.
I must admit, that was pretty funny.
First of all, Apple updated its notebooks. The MacBook Air finally got a speed boost, the MacBook Pro got a speed boost, and the 17″ MacBook Pro bid farewell.
Apple also announced their next generation MagBook Pro, which is almost as thin as an Air, has a retina display, and a new Magsafe Port. Great.
All of these computers have gotten upgrades to USB 3, which is nice for those people who actually have devices that can take advantage of that.
Then, our friend iOS got an update.
Finally, iOS has turn by turn navigation. Siri is available on the new iPad, and has supposedly gotten a bit better. Facebook is now integrated as much as twitter. FaceTime is available on cellular networks. Photo streams can be shared. A new app called Passbook allows you to store tickets for planes, movies, and stores. There’s also a few other things that aren’t worth mentioning.
Mac OS X Mountain Lion didn’t get anything new from what we knew already, except thatdictation will be available in any text field. For many people, this will definitely come in handy.
Some people were unhappy with the absence of an iPhone 5. But I think we should be content with iOS 6, and expect the new iPhone this fall – along with the public release of iOS 6.
I’ve been playing around with iOS 6, and so far it works well. Siri works just as expected, and the Facebook and twitter integration is also very handy.
The MacBooks that were updated are available now, but iOS will be available in fall. Mountain Lion will be available this July.