Apple unveiled new Macs, a new version of iOS, and more Mac OS Mountain Lion features at its WWDC keynote Monday. Photo: Jon Phillips/Wired
It didn’t have the flair and shock factor of an iDevice unveiling, but today’s Apple event still wowed the hardcore faithful.
At its WWDC keynote Monday, Apple unveiled a host of hardware and software updates that confirmed many pre-event reports and rumors. The MacBook lineup was revamped top to bottom, including the introduction of a new slimmer MacBook Pro with Retina display. We also saw new Mountain Lion OS X features, and the world’s first public unveiling of iOS 6.
Below is a quick cheat sheet on the most important announcement details. For a full recap of the keynote, read our liveblog report here.
Thinner, Lighter, Brighter MacBooks
The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line received some major updates, confirming at least some of the leaks reported last week. The entire line-up has been updated with the third generation of Intel’s “core” processors, aka Ivy Bridge. The new MacBook Airs and the 13-inch MacBook Pro will come with either a dual-core Core i5 or a Core i7 processor, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro features Intel’s Core i7 quad-core processor. MacBooks will now also come with an Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor, two USB 3.0 ports, and a 720p FaceTime HD camera.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display offers much of the slimness of an Air, plus a super-fine resolution, and Pro-level performance. Photo: Jon Phillips/Wired
But the most impressive and drastic update arrives in a completely new 15-inch MacBook Pro, which is now thinner and lighter to match its Air counterpart. This new MacBook Pro weighs 4.46 pounds and is only 0.71 inches thick. What’s more, this MacBook Pro sports a 2880