Today was a big day for the consumer electronics world, as Apple hosted their annual WWDC . The conference started off with Tim Cook presenting Apple’s latest numbers, stressing the more than 400 million user accounts and more than 650,000 apps available for download in the app store. So far, these apps have amounted to over 30 billion downloads and Apple has paid out more than $5 billion to app developers thus far. Not so bad, huh? That’s over a billion dollars a year considering when the App store was first introduced by Apple.
Here are the highlights from WWDC 2012:
- iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch featuring 3D maps, Siri integration and turn by turn navigation. Wait til you play with Flyover, which allows you to explore famous cities across the world. It’s like a vacation in the palm of your hand.
- Facebook integration
- New OS X Mountain Lion with Notification Center, Dictation and more
- Next Gen Macbook Pros with Retina Display available from Apple NOW!
Even though Wall St. didn’t react favorably to the conference, letting Apple drop 1.5% after the keynote, overall the show accomplished what Apple needed it to and if we’ve learned anything by now it’s that Apple operates on its own schedule so we will get what we all want in due time.