WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Well that was something. Apple unloaded a metric ton of hardware and software at the WWDC keynote today. New supermodel MacBook Pros, software upgrades everywhere, so many peripherals and updates that some didn't even get mentioned—it was all pretty overwhelming. Here are the most important bits from today's deluge.


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Apple's Next Gen MacBook Pro Is the Most Amazing Laptop We've Ever Seen

OK-this thing is a space monster. Apple just dropped a Next Gen MacBook Pro with the highest resolution screen in laptop history, and the thinness of the air. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

iOS 6: All the New Features Coming Soon to Your iPhone and iPad (Updating Live)

Apple's new iOS 6 comes loaded with new features. From completely new Maps to a new version of the voice-activated personal assistant Siri to Facebook integration. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

The New MacBook Pro Is Here: Powerful as Hell

Well, it looks the same as ever, but Apple pumped up the Pro in MacBook Pro with the speediest of speedy new guts and graphics.
This is still very much a pro rig, and the specs seal the deal. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Apple Has Its Own Killer Maps with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, 3D, and Tons More (Updating)

As expected, Apple just announced its own in-house mapping platform at WWDC. Apple is doing all of the cartography itself, instead of Using Google Maps, or pulling from an open source format like OpenStreetMap.
One big addition is turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, which has been a big feature that... More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

What Is Intel Turbo Boost?

Lots of exciting new computers today! And no matter what, we still get jazzed about processor speeds. But what's this Turbo Boost business Apple mentioned? More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

The New MacBook Air: Faster and Still Super Skinny

Today's lovely debutante is the 2012 Pro, of course, but the Air-who we suspect gave the Pro some serious body image problems over the years-is getting a promotion too. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

WWDC Smackdown: Who Apple Hit Hardest Today

Apple announced so much great new stuff today, and Tim Cook walked away looking too fine and fancy. But not everyone else left in such good shape. Apple threw plenty of haymakers at its biggest competitors; More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

"Power Nap" for Apple Syncs Your Computer While It Sleeps

Apple just announced a new feature to OS X Mountain Lion called Power Nap. It syncs your computer's email, keeps track of calendars, syncs to Time Capsule, and downloads App Store and system software updates-all while your computer's asleep. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

The Old and Next Generation MacBook Pro Compared Side to Side—This Is Just Insane

Compare their size: the old MacBook Pro on the right vs. the next generation MacBook Pro on the right. It's stunning! The entire new laptop is much thinner than the old one's main body. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Passbook Is the Beginning of Mobile Payments On iOS

Passbook is a new mobile wallet from Apple that will debut in iOS. Right now it's not about payments, it's about ticket aggregation, but it's a sign of things to come. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

OS X Mountain Lion Coming in July for $19.99

We saw a fair amount of OS X Mountain Lion when Apple dropped its developer preview a few months ago. And not only will the $20 download bring all the iOS-ified features promised to all the OS X machines you own, it will also serve up more than 1700 new APIs, added iCloud functionality, a... More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Apple Has Sold 30 Billion Apps in the App Store

Tim Cook just announced that Apple has sold over 30 billion app downloads in the App store. That's from 650,000 apps overall, with 225,000 designed specifically for the iPad. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

The Mac Pro Lives! Apple Has Resurrected One of Its Most Venerable Lines

Apple defied expectations by introducing an updated Mac Pro today, despite not mentioning it at WWDC, as well as indication that it would kill it off. More »


WWDC 2012: Apple Had a Pretty Amazing Day

Apple Quietly Updates the Airport Express

In addition to a whole boatload of new Macs in today's action-packed WWDC keynote, Apple snuck an updated Airport Express into the online store.
The new Wi-Fi router's new design looks almost exactly like an Apple TV, so don't put them next to each other or you might mix them up. More »