March 29, 2011 |
Apple Inc. plans to roll out a road map for the next versions of its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. "At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in a statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant announced Monday that its annual developers conference would run from June 6 to 10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
June 7, 2011 |
What it is: Apple's iCloud is a way to store emails, calendars, photos, music and other documents online and access them with PCs and Apple devices that have a wireless Internet connection. Price: Free Storage: Unlimited for photos, music and books; 5 gigabytes for emails and documents Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and PC When: Beta versions of iCloud for iTunes without the matching function are available now for iOS 4.3. The full system will be available this fall for mobile users with iOS 5 and Mac users with Mac OS X Lion operating systems.
July 21, 2011 |
Apple Inc. updated its MacBook Air laptops Wednesday and released the much-anticipated Mac OS X Lion, while also unceremoniously discontinuing its white entry-level MacBook line. The new MacBook Air notebook computers, which lack optical drives (another example of Apple pushing users toward a disc-free future), gain speedier Intel processors — ranging from the 1.6–gigahertz dual-core Core i5 chip in the lower-end, 11-inch-screen model, to the dual-core 1.8-GHz Core i7. The i5 and i7 processors are known for being powerful, with variations of this chip line running in Apple's MacBook Pros and iMac computers.
February 16, 2012 |
Apple's next Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, will bring far more integration to iOS found on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch when it arrives this summer. The Cupertino, Calif., company announced Mountain Lion on Thursday, detailing the new version of what was previously known as Mac OS X on its website for consumers. Programmers, meanwhile, were offered the ability to download Mountain Lion so they can get started integrating their apps with the new operating system before its release.
July 27, 2012 |
Though Apple just released its latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, many users still haven't even adopted Lion, its predecessor, and are actually running 2009's Snow Leopard. Almost half of all Mac users, or 45.5%, still run Snow Leopard as opposed to Lion, which has a near-35% adoption rate. Snow Leopard was the last Apple operating system to not be distributed solely through Apple's Mac App Store -- it still came in a disc. But despite Lion costing the same amount as Snow Leopard and seemingly being quicker to install as no disc was necessary, most users have held on to Snow Leopard, which was largely an under-the-hood performance upgrade from its predecessor, Leopard.