Every year, Apple releases new range of products and updates at its Worldwide Developer Conference. This year was not an exception at that. It has churned out new products and product upgrades at Apple WorldWide Developers Conference event. As the anticipations touched its apex as we already started speculating about upcoming products and improvements. And finally, Apple ended all rumors and announced its new products at the keynote at WWDC 2013, in San Francisco.
Here is a roundup of new overhauls revealed at Apple WWDC 2013:
- iOS 7: One of the most anticipated major overhaul announced by Apple, iOS, is finally here. Tim Cook announced iOS 7 which had reveals radical makeover than the earlier version. This all new iOS 7 features new typefaces, new themes, a new â€˜control centerâ€™, color scheme, new icons and multi-tasking features. The new iOS will also includes a flashlight app and improved Â AirPlay.
- Mac OS X Mavericks: It seems that Apple has done with the cat family after releasing its previous versions of Mac OS so that its upcoming iteration, releasing this fall, is chosen to be dubbed as Mavericks. Major features of Mac OS X Mavericks will feature include Maps with 3-D view and turn-by-turn direction, syncing with iPhone, â€˜Taggingâ€™ feature which enables finding documents easily from Finder Tabs, support for HDTV as a second screen for Airplay and Apple TV, easy access to the dock from any screen, and iBooks club, which was an exclusive with iOS.
Also, Mavericks bundles a new feature called Time Coalescing which is built to reduce battery consumption and lower CPU use and memory use. It will compress inactive memory to free up space for apps, when required. Moreover, Mac OS X Mavericks can put idle apps to App Nap in order to save CPU resources.
- iTunes Radio: Do you spend hours in listening to and streaming Pandora or Spotify on your iPhone? But, now you can listen to Appleâ€™s own upcoming radio. This upcoming radio application will be dubbed as iRadio or iTunes radio. The ad-supported version of iTunes radio will be available for free for all iTunes users, while iTunes Match can enjoy the ad-free version. Apple also announced that this radio service will be accessible from iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and also on Windows PCs.
- iCloud keychain: The new Mac OS version will include iCloud keychain which will simplify entering details such as credit card details, sign-on information, passwords among others. with iCloud keychain, Mac will stores your details with AES-256 encryption method and will push those or offer suggestions, when needed. The â€˜Password Generatorâ€™ will relieve you from the struggle of finding a password.
- Calendar app: The all new Calendar features Maps integration, supports continuous scrolling, Autocompletion feature which will help you estimate travel time, and another feature i.e., Interactive notifications which lets users send to a message, receive calls and delete emails right from the Calendar app.
In addition to these new overhauls and new additions, Apple also announced other hardware and software products at the WWDC 2013 including MacBook Air with more than 12-hours of battery life, a new Mac Pro desktop, an enhanced Safari and Apple Maps.