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WWDC 2012 Session Videos, Now on iTunes U

Source: 2012 WWDC Session Videos/ Apple

Last Tuesday, Apple released the session videos of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference event for the members of its developers program. Registered Apple developers can now access over 100 videos of the San Francisco, California event. It is also available for download via iTunes U, although it will also require a Developer Program login for access.

Technology tracks for the 2012 WWDC includes general, essential, app services, developer tools, graphics, media and games, Safari and Web Core OS. Session topics are focused on the development of iOS and OS X, especially the company’s own apps and services such as iCloud, Game Center and the new Passbook.

For non-developers who are interested to watch last week’s event, they are now available on Apple’s website, YouTube and iTunes.

The 2012 WWDC Recap

The 2012 WWDC brought the spotlight on iOS 6, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 15-inch next-generation MacBook Pro, and the refreshed MacBook Pro and MacBook Air units.

iOS 6

During last week’s Apple event, the company unveiled their upcoming mobile operating system, the iOS 6. It is packed with more than 200 features such as improved Siri functionality, system-wide Facebook integration, quick messages feature, updated Mail for iOS, and the “do not disturd” function. It will arrive this fall on iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and the fourth-generation iPod Touch.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Apple also showed of their OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion during the 2012 WWDC, saying that it features Mac dictation, tighter iCloud integration, Power Nap and better Safari browser. However, the company put the spotlight on its “Documents in the Cloud”, which will allow users to access their files anywhere.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Dubbed as “the most beautiful computer” that Apple has ever made, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display also made its appearance during the 2012 WWDC. The next-generation notebook features MagSafe 2 connector, unibody chassis, USB 3.0, dedicated HDMI-out port, and SD card reader. But the much-awaited part of the new MacBook Pro is its 2880 x 1880-pixels Retina Display.

Upgraded MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Other than the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple released an upgraded version of their existing MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. The refreshed MacBook Pro unit maintains the design of its predecessors, including the optical disk. However, it got Core i5 and Core i7 chips, beefed up performance, and better screen resolution. On the other hand, the updated MacBook Air got an Intel Ivy Bridge Processor, 720-pixel FaceTime camera, USB 3.0 and up to 8 GB RAM.

 

Both iOS 6 and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion are coming this July, while there were no words as to when the laptops will hit the stores.

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