Monday, June 11, 2012

Cool stuff from WWDC 2012

Here are some things that I'm most excited about from today's WWDC keynote:
  • iOS 6: Turn-by-turn directions (good bye third party GPS apps!), anonymous, real-time crowd-sourced traffic info. The "Can't talk right now...Call you later/Remind me to call" feature in Phone app. Guided Access to disable the home button when my kids are playing with my iPhone. FaceTime over cellular data network instead of WiFi only.
  • OS X Mountain Lion: $20 upgrade price, buy once, upgrade all your Macs! Power Nap, which fetches data, syncs content, updates system while in sleep mode.
  • New MacBooks: While the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display looks amazing, there's no way I'm going to drop $2,200 for one. I might, though, take this opportunity to buy a MacBook Air 13" some time later this year.
What are you most excited about from today's announcements?

2 comments:

Ben said...

Honestly, I want the MacBook Pro. My aging MacBook is getting a little long in the tooth and I just dropped ~$400 to replace the LCD and battery. Next major repair like that and that svelte retina display might just be mine.

Brian Hall said...

I hear ya! My late 2008 MacBook Pro is definitely showing its age, and I am itching for an upgrade. Apple replaced the power adapter twice, the keyboard and surface top, and the battery all free of charge, even after my Apple Care expired! Can't get better support than that! Makes me so much more likely to buy another MacBook.

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