Apple on Monday unveiled improved/upgraded hardware and software at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The company is known for its creativity and this year’s conference was yet another testament to this. The Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 is being held at Moscone West, San Francisco, from June 11 to June 15, 2012, and this is the first conference that is being inaugurated under the leadership of their new CEO,.
The ticket price was the same as last year - $1,599. All tickets were sold out within two hours the day they were made available for sale last month.
The five-day tech fest unveils new and improved products. In the keynote, Apple announced new models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. They also showcased OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6.
Gartner analyst Van Baker, who is there for the keynote, talked about the conference, saying, "There were a bunch of small, delightful features, but when you add them all up, they promise to provide an incredible user experience."
The show commenced with a light note as Apple's voice-recognition system, Siri, entertained the attendees with a few jokes. It said, "How many developers does it take to change a light bulb? None - that's a hardware problem”
Tim Cook’s much-awaited inaugural address started with him quoting a few numbers about Apple’s success over the years. He appreciated the efforts put in by all code-writers, who had made it possible for the company to own so many applications. Tim Cook said, “Despite these blow-away numbers," adding, "What we do together is much more important than any set of numbers could ever reflect. For Apple and for many of you, our goal has always been to do great work and in doing so make a difference in people's lives."
According to Mercury News, the improved iOS 6 and OS X operating platforms were the highlights of the conference. The new features will ensure better integration with iCloud that allows easy sharing of applications and photos within Apple devices. PowerNap, an application that allows Macs to update while you're asleep, was unveiled along with AirPlay Mirroring, which lets users easily transfer content from a Mac to a television screen through Apple TV.