News: 10 June 2013 – Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2013

News: 10 June 2013 – Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2013

Lots of announcements today at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2013, in San Francisco. This included news on the next OSX release, iOS 7, new MacBook Air and a preview of the new Mac Pro.

Next OSX Release 

First up was the next version of OSX – initially they jokingly called it OSX Sea Lion, due to lack of big cats names left – then revealed it will actually be called OSX Mavericks. I think I preferred OSX Sea Lion!

The main news with OSX Mavericks:

  • Finder tabs
  • Files tagging
  • Multi-display functionality upgraded
  • CPU/Battery Life/Performance improvements
  • Memory improvements
  • Cloud Keychain
  • Notifications improvements
  • Calendar updated – no skeumorphism anyway
  • OSX Maps App and SDK
  • iBooks to Mac

OSX Mavericks preview available for developers today, general release in the autumn.

iOS 7 

One of the main changes for iOS 7 is the flat design of icons and screens. Not sure I like the look of it from the screenshots seen on the TechCrunch coverage.

They also went over Multitasking – now for all apps in iOS 7 – plus a move to more translucent objects, with a translucent keyboard sounding like a good idea, so you can see what’s behind where you’re typing.

iOS 7 will be available to devs today for iPhone, soon to devs on iPad and on general release in the autumn.

iOS 7 will be for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5th gen.

TechCrunch’s live coverage – with plenty of screenshots

Apple ‘s official WWDC 2013 page