With the announcement of iOS 6 at the Apple WWDC 2012 keynote yesterday, they have proven that they are back on track in the development of their operating systems as they have not one but two in active development. According to John Gruber of DaringFireball fame, they have come a long way since 2007 when the OS X 10.5 had to be delayed for 6 months and they openly admitted that that had had to take talent off the Mac OS X team to work on Leopard operating system.
WWDC 2012 Keynote: 3 points to take note of
Apple also announced what they described as the next generation MacBook Pro that comes with Retina display. The device takes inspiration from all the other iOS devices and gone is the wording “MacBook Pro” from the front. All the hardware is neatly concealed in a stunning enclosure and after having it for only 15 minutes, Gruber said that it is impressive thanks to the Retina display not because it looks great but because non-Retina Display Macs look horrible after looking at this. On the downside it is expensive but there is a 15-inch non-retina version which comes cheaper and which is the future of Macs on the go.
Finally there is the inclusion of Siri which began with Siri's stand-up comedy routine and then went on through the new maps app and all the features Siri has. One can’t help but think that the theme of the keynote was aimed at telling Google they made a mistake. Perhaps now Google are wishing that they had allied with Apple instead of opposing them, suggests Gruber.
These were the three points noted by Gruber from the WWDC 2012 keynote. Was there anything else you took away from the event yesterday? Sound off in the comments below.