Apple WWDC 2012 Conference Keynote excerpts

wwdc 2012 Conference

Like every Tech Giant in USA organizes the yearly conference, Apple also organizes WWDC which stands for World Wide Developers Conference. This year conference started at San Francisco on 11-June-2012, 10:00am.

Here are key points from the keynote

Achievement Statistics – “Size and momentum are just phenomenal”

Apple Business

  • 400m accounts on the Apple App Store, WITH CREDIT CARDS.
  • 650,000 apps on the Apple store
  • 225,000 of these apps are specially for the iPad
  • New milestone in the App Store: 30b apps downloaded
  • 5 billion US Dollars paid out to developers so far
  • Currently Apple App Store operates in over 120 countries. Now adding 32 countries more countries which will make apps tore available in 155 countries.


  • 8th major release of OSX.
  • Mac installbase is currently 66m
  • 26m copies shipped
  • 40% of OSX users are running Lion, number achieved in 9 months. It took 27 months for Windows 7.
  • 1700 new APIs for developers in Mountain Lion.
iOS Android Installed Base
  • 365m iOS devices sold through the end of March
  • 80% of customers are running iOS5
  • 2.3 takes the largest slice. 4.0 released about the same time as iOS 5, 7% running latest version.
  • 84 of the top 100 social apps using Apple push notifications.
  • 7 billion notifications sent PER DAY.
  • 1.5 trillion notifications sent so far.
  • 140m iMessages users, 150b messages sent, 1b+ per day.
  • 3x growth in iOS users. 10b tweets from iOS 5, 47% of photos from iOS 5.
  • Game Center, 130m accounts, 5b scores per week, and 67 of the top 100 games.

New Apple Mac book Air Laptop

  • 3rd gen Ivy Bridge CPU
  • Up to 2.0ghz i7
  • Up to 8GB of memory, 1600Mhz
  • USB 3 on board
  • Flash Memory twice fast as 500 MBps read speed.
  • Upto 512 GB flash storage (SSD)
  • option of 11 inch and 13 inch display
  • 7 hour battery life maintained
  • Starting from $999 for 1.7 Ghz Dual Core, Core i5 CPU, 4 GB memory, 64 GB flash drive.
Mac Book Pro with Retina Display

New Apple Mac Book Pro Laptop

  • Two models with Retina Display
  • 0.71 inches thin, 1/4 thinner, about as thin as a MacBook Air
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch.
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor  with Turbo Boost and  6MB shared L3 cache
  • Next-gen Kepler graphics, GT 650M with 1GB of VRAM, Built around flash storage, 768GB max
  • $2199  for 2.3 Ghz with 256 GB flash drive
  • $2799 for 2.6 Ghz with 512 GB flash drive.
  • 7 hour battery life maintained
  • Weight 4.46 lbs
  • Higher contrast ratios, deeper blacks. Glare reduced by 75% on glossy screen.
  • iPhoto, Mail, Safari, etc all updated for Retina Display, Professional applications also getting updated
  • SD slot, HDMI, USB3 USB2 combo ports on one side and MagSafe 2, two Thunderbolt ports, another USB3/2, and headphone jack on other side.
  • Glass multitouch trackpad onboard, backlit keyboard
  • 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Facetime HD camera, DUAL Mics.
  • Orders starts shiping today
Mountain Lion OS X
  • Interface optimized for multitouch trackpads and mice while making it more natural than ever to work with the devices in our lives.
  • Over 200 new features, detailing 8.
  • 125 iCloud users
  • Messages, Reminders, and Notes all iCloud enabled.
  • Documents in the Cloud, available on all Apple apps that use documents
  • Developer SDK also available.
  • Notes moved from Mail to its own app
  • Messages brings iMessage to the Mac
  • Notification Center.
  • Dictation-Everywhere on your Mac where you can type, you can talk
  • Sharing is built in system wide, Flickr, Facebook, Twiter.
  • New Safari Browser with fastest Javascript Engine
  • New unified smart search field, can type the search in address bar
  • Fantastic new feature” tab view, using gestures to navigate tabs.
  • Touch screen like gestures
  • Power Nap – keeps your mac up to date while it sleeps, fetching email, reminder and calendar updates, and will even handle your photo stream.
  • Back up to Time Capsule and download updates automatically
  • iOS Game center comes to desktop with Mountain Lion.
  • Show MacBook display on AppleTV with AirPlay
  • Mountain Lion Available Next month for $19.99
iOS 6
  • 200 new features
  • significant enhancements to Siri in last 8 months
  • Facebook support with public API, easy to integrate.
  • Phone app now has a button next to slide to answer, you can slide up to reply with a message or add a reminder to call back later.
  • Do Not Disturb mode & Favorites or contacts groups.
  • iOS 6 has FaceTime via Cellular network. Now you can do facetime through 2g, 3g or 4G networks.
  • Phone number and Apple ID are unified in iOS 6. If someone calls you with phone number through FaceTime, you can answer on iOS device or on Mac.
  • Safari – 2/3 of all mobile web traffic comes from Safari on iOS.
  • Photo uploads finally available inside of Safari
  • Full-screen support in landscape on the iPhone in Safari
  • push notification with photos.
  • VIP allows you to mark someone as a VIP, when you get an email from a VIP,
  • new emails from that person show up like a text message on lock screen. VIP emails are starred and there’s even a VIP mailbox.
  • Passbook – Handles tickets and boarding passes
  • Maps – Entire new mapping solution built from the ground up.
  • Traffic service available through crowd source, anonymous iOS users.
  • turn-by-turn navigation with SIRI voice.
  • 3D buildings with touch rotation.
  • Game Center challenges, easy to challenge friends to scores.
  • Tons of feature for China, similar to OSX
  • Beta of iOS 6 today for developers.
  • iOS 6 will ship this fall for iPhone 3GS and later, 2nd and 3rd generation iPad, and 4th generation iPod touch.

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