Apple WWDC 2012: all the stories
Apple fanboys the world over are buzzing today after the fruit giant revealed its fastest, lightest, thinnest, and highest resolution MacBook ever. And then, for good measure, it took the wraps off iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion too. To save you trawling through the evening's news coverage, we’ve put it all in one place for you – right here.
WWDC 2012 – Retina Display MacBook Pro
On the throne of Apple’s announcement kingdom last night was the new MacBook Pro that, in a laptop world first, packs a Retina Display. Stuff’s editor Will Findlater was there and described it as, “something else – it looked utterly beautiful”.
Packing in 220ppi on the 15in screen, it’s little wonder the tech world's collective jaw was left hanging. And the screen has 75 percent less glare and 29 percent greater contrast – which was something of a throwaway mention, illustrating just how overpowering the other features are.
For example, this is Apple’s thinnest ever MacBook Pro at 0.71in – and its lightest at around 2kg – yet it can still manage 7 hours of battery life, powering the mighty Intel Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics card. But that wasn’t all Tim Cook had up his sleeve, oh no.
WWDC 2012 – iOS 6
iOS 6 is out this August, for free, and will bring your mobile or tablet a new version of Siri capable of answering your general knowledge questions properly while also opening apps on your request. Apple's virtual assistant will also be coming to the new iPad with the update – though iPad 2 users won't be getting Siri.
iOS 6 also features improvements to Mail including a VIP flag and inbox, better Facebook integration, FaceTime over 3G and a new Do Not Disturb function to block all visual and audio notifications.
You also get a new Passbook app to store all your plane tickets, loyalty cards and anything else with a barcode – which even works out where you are, so that if you're in Starbucks your Starbucks loyalty card pops up.
Read our iOS 6 guide for full details.