Shin

WWDC 2012 Keynote

Hmm, it’s a mixed bag this year. There’s plenty of new awesomeness, just not for me.

MacBook Pro with Retina display
Bloody fast, bloody awesome, bloody brilliant screen and alas, bloody expensive.

iOS6
I’m surprised to see the 3GS is still supported, but weird the iPad 1 isn’t seeing as it’s quite a bit faster than the 3GS. Siri is finally coming to the iPad (yay!), but only the new iPad, not the iPad2 (boo!).
Nice mail improvement to finally be able to insert video and photo in the mail as you type instead of having to compose a mail from the albums app.
Safari iCloud tabs so you can pick up where you left things on your Mac. And an offline reading list for reading on the go is a welcome addition for those of us with crappy carriers (hello t-mobile, I’m looking at you).
No new notifications, no new look, several new apps but none I care about too much at this point.

Mountain Lion
It’s coming next month, it’ll be available for only $19.99 and I’m shit out of luck as my iMac is too old (late 2006 model) to upgrade to it for some reason which I can’t quite understand. So no Airplay Mirroring for me. :/

Mac Pro
Even though it wasn’t in the keynote the Mac Pro line finally got updated with a nice speed boost and quite a price slash. Quite a price slash in Apple terms that is, still way out of my league.

Watch the keynote.

WWDC 2011

or more specifically, the World Wide Developers Conference opening keynote speech by Steve Jobs and colleagues. Meaning it’s for developers, not end users.
In a nutshell: iOS5 will be awesome, this fall. Lion is going to be awesome, next month for only $29.99. MobileMe turns into iCloud and will be free, costs $25 a year if you want to use the music syncing option.

You can watch the whole keynote here, or download it here.

Or instead of watching the whole 2 hour keynote, which I do recommend, you could opt to check out the 4 minute ‘musical’:

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.