WWDC rages on in San Francisco, but the keynote — and all the major news announcements from Apple — have come to a close.
Here are the big talking points from Apple’s developer conference this year:
- Behold, a new MacBook Air is born. And lo, it cometh with Ivy Bridge processors and a 512GB solid-state drive.
- The MacBook Pro got skinnier and prettier with a Retina display.
- Some other new MacBooks are a lot more affordable than the Retina-display model, and they include those crazy quad-core Ivy Bridge processors, too.
- The iPhone’s Game Center has now arrived on the Mac, as well.
- OS X Mountain Lion has 200 new features. Here are the really important ones.
- Looks like Apple has been taking notes from Google when it comes to browser wars. Safari’s updates are quite Chrome-esque.
- Finally, it’s iOS 6 time!
- iOS developers are practically printing money — $2.5 billion since last year’s WWDC, in fact.
- iOS 6 will bring a whole new maps program with some pretty slick features.
- Siri also got some much-needed fixes and cool upgrades.
- Apple gets obscenely snuggly with Facebook in these new social-mobile integrations. Great news for iPhone addicts who are also Facebook addicts.
Now, if you’re the more visual sort of learner, we’ve also got a play-by-play in photos. Here’s how the keynote went down: