Apple Products at WWDC – iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and more
Yesterday, June 10, 2013 was a special day for Apple. The live event conducted yesterday at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) was getting viral among most of the smartphone users. The products which was launched yesterday really created an innovation in technology and Apple has surely made user interface a different one for iOS and Mavericks. Unlike the disappointments made while Apple released the iPhone 5, they didn’t make the customers feel disappointed about the new release of many products. Most of the smartphone experts now say that it is worth to switch to Apple products than a Windows Phone or Android. Apple has announced certain Apple products at WWDC like iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, Mac pro and more.
People using products rather than Apple say that Apple has copied Windows Phone and Android. Some sources compare screenshots which really matches with the interface of Windows Phone. People have now started to download the beta versions of iOS 7 and some of my friends shared their screen with me. Let me share things which people didn’t like on iOS 7 because they count less. The default wallpaper on the iOS 7 is not too good for a cool screen. Also, the interface is changed a lot and gives a new feel that they have really lost a “Royal Apple Feel”.
iOS 7 has provided a good way to switch between applications. You will feel the amazing experience of multi tasking with iOS 7. Just swiping up the application will close the application that is running. Like we drag the notification area from the top of the screen on the Android, iOS 7 too provides such an easy interface which allows you to quickly have a look about the notifications like calls, reminders, messages etc.
The new Control Center will appear when you swipe up from anywhere. Settings like turning on WiFi, Bluetooth, managing volume controls, music options, brightness options will be available under the Control Center. You can instantly switch between profiles like Airplane mode using Control Center.
The all new AirDrop feature will now allow iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G, iPad Mini and the new iPad users to transfer files by establishing peer-to-peer connection.
The all new Photos app is much different in this version of iOS. Users will be able to quickly select and manage photos than they did on their previous versions of their Photos app. photos will be sorted according to year, moments and collections. Photos of specific collection will be grouped in year view so that when you go inside a year, you can view photos captured while you travelled to New Delhi, India or somewhere.
Apple has added Square feature on Camera which shoots a photo in a cropped manner just like the picture below. The old features like Panorama view which rocked in iOS 6 also exists in this version. After snapping, you can just instantly add up filters like Grey scale, Chrome, mono, tonal etc.
Browsing is much more improved with all new version of Safari for iOS 7. You can easily switch between tabs while you browse on several tabs. The page to view is made full screen while browsing automatically to provide better readability.
The all new iCloud Keychain can help you to remember all your passwords and other credit card information which you will enter usually on shopping websites. The passwords are stored encrypted with 256 bit AES which is more secure. Safari also provides an awesome feature to generate password which automatically creates a password which is highly hard to remember. this will enable you to increase security for the sites you authenticate.
SiriÂ is one of the best assistant we ever heard. Now, it is improved with male voice and also Siri can understand when you say some something to change settings, just like when you say, “Switch on the bluetooth” will automatically switches on the bluetooth for you.
App Store is very much improved than the previous versions of iOS. The new App store can let you find the appropriate application based on the location you are in. Suppose when you are at paris for a tour, you may just open up the App Store to find travel guides or other apps for Paris.
My iPhone lets you to find a stolen iPhone easily. When the person who has got your phone erases the memory, he or she will just be asked for Apple ID and Password. My iPhone can display a custom message with which you can make him or her to call you to get back the phone.
iOS 7 will be compatible with the following Apple devices.
- iPhone 4/4S/5
- iPod Touch 16/32/64 GB
- iPad 2, iPad Retina Display, iPad Mini
Despite iOS 7, there are lot of products announced by Apple yesterday at WWDC.
OS X Mavericks
Just like iOS 7 features, OS X Mavericks for Mac and Macbooks too has such great features. The new Safari browser contained the iCloud Keychain which made users to store all their passwords thereby allowing easy sign in.
iBooks can syncronize all your books available on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Feature like bookmarking, notes taking works well with iBooks.
The maps feature on desktop has really got improved on OS X Mavericks. The combination of high resolution maps and the usual retina display lets the Map users to easily view maps on their Mac or Macbook.
The most amazing feature on Mac OS X Mavericks is, you can tag your files and thus you can find your files easily by specifying the tag name or by using search. Whenever you create a file, you just tag them to certain category. you don’t really have to remember the file location. Just by using the tag, you may view all the files tagged under that particular tag.
Apple has also announced improved versions of OS X Server which is highly efficient than the previous versions of OS X Server editions.
The all new Mac Pro is two times faster than the previous Mac computer. Mac Pro comprises of Intel Xeon E5 Chipset. Processor offers 12 core power. The DDR3 Memory which is running at a frequency of 1866 MHz can offer a speed up to 60 GB per second. This is twice faster than the current Mac Pro.
Dual GPUs that empower up to 7 teraflops can bring you a lot of graphical improvements than the current Mac Pro.
Mac usually offers faster storage rather than the highest. The PCIe flash store on new Mac Pro can transfer files at a speed of 1250 MB per second.
Ports like HDMI 1.4, USB 3, Thunderbolt 2 and Gigabit Ethernet are present in the new Mac Pro.
With much improved battery life and standby time, Macbook Air will be coming to market later this year. Apple has announced that the 13 inch Macbook Air can give a back up of 12 hours and a 11 inch Macbook Air can give 9 hours of battery back up.
The new Intel processors with Intel HD Graphics 5000 lets you to use higher end graphical applications quite amazingly on your Macbook Air. Like Mac Pro, Macbook Air too contains a flash drive which is much more faster in storing and retrieval of files on the drive.
Apple also announced iTunes Radio, iWork, Airport Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. All the products is supposed to be released within this year. iOS 7 is available in beta version but it is recommended to wait for the stable release of Apple iOS 7 unless you are a hardcore Apple developer or expert.
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