Live Blog: Apple Unveils iOS 6, New MacBook Pro, Maps
Editor's Note: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today in San Francisco at the Moscone Center where the tech giant introduced a new MacBook Pro with retina display and up to 16GB of memory.
“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”
The company also announced the highly anticipated iOS 6, Apple's latest operating system, which will feature Apple's own maps application.
2:52 P.M.: iOS 6 ships in fall (likely with new iPhone), developers get to preview the new version today.
2:49 P.M.: Apple rallies Google's rivals in iOS 6 (Yelp , Facebook).
2:44 P.M.: Apple has 3D flyover in Maps, one-upping Google. The animations flow smoothly from 2D, 3D views and flyover view.
2:43 P.M.: Maps includes local search, turn-by-turn navigation, incident reports, Siri integration.
2:40 P.M.: New Maps in iOS 6, built from ground up by Apple.
2:39 P.M.: New accessibility features, single app mode and guided access, give users more control.
2:37 P.M.: Passbook updates data live, like gate changes in airline tickets.
2:35 P.M.: Passbook, a new app, keeps airline tickets, store cards, movie tickets all in one place.
2:32 P.M.: Photo Stream on iOS 6 allows for shared Photo Streams. It works with Mac, in browser on Windows, through Apple TV.
2:28 P.M.: iOS 6 enables FaceTime over cellular; new options for keeping phone from disturbing you.
2:26 P.M.: With public API, Facebook integration easier for developers; Facebook birthdays, events now appear in calendar; Facebook phone numbers appear in contacts.
Note: this is far deeper integration than Apple did with Twitter last year
2:24 P.M.: Facebook integration coming to iOS 6; App Store integrated.
2:23 P.M.: Siri coming to the new iPad in iOS 6.
2:22 P.M.: Apple adding a number of languages to Siri, including several tuned for local dialects and accents (lots of applause).
2:19. P.M.: Siri now launches apps "Play Temple Run."
2:18 P.M.: Siri now includes Rotten Tomatoes, movie trailer integration, ask questions about actors; preview of TV interface?
2:16 P.M.: Restaurant integration with Yelp has gotten deeper, and integration with OpenTable to make reservations.
2:15 P.M.: Updates to Siri, demoing sports stats and trivia.
2:11 P.M.: Apple sending 7 billion notifications per day via notification center in iOS.
2:10 P.M.: More than 80 percent of iOS base running iOS 5, versus 7 percent running latest version of Android.
2:09 P.M.: Mountain Lion arrives in July via Mac App Store, $19.99 for Lion and Snow Leopard upgrades.
2:07 P.M.: More than 200 features, including VIPs in Mail, adding features for China .... New input methods, fonts, support for Baidu, YouKu, etc. integrated.
2:03 P.M.: New Power Nap feature in Mountain Lion keeps OS, apps updated and backed up while Mac sleeps. AirPlay and Game Center also coming to Mountain Lion.
1:59 P.M.: Multitouch gestures provide a new way to navigate browser tabs.
1:56 P.M.: Safari gets search suggestions, iCloud Tabs, shows what pages are open across devices.
1:54 P.M.: Dictation comes to OS X, much like iOS.
1:53 P.M.: Notification Center brings iOS-style app notifications to OS X. Alerts and banners can be turned off; they're automatically off if you connect to a projector.
1:48 P.M.: Mountain Lion builds in iCloud support; mail, contacts, calendar automatically updates; messages, reminders, notes and also syncs. Documents in the cloud makes data available everywhere .... Developer SDK will let developers add iCloud support too.