Apple dropped a lot of shiny new products and some gorgeous software to drool over at yesterday's action-packed WWDC keynote. Among them, a beautiful new retina display MacBook Pro, refreshed MacBook Airs, Mountain Lion OS X and iOS 6, along with a few other goodies that didn't necessarily warrant an explicit mention. For the most part, we're thrilled about what we saw.
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Apple announced so much great new stuff today, and Tim Cook walked away looking too fine and fancy. But not everyone left in such good shape. Apple threw plenty of haymakers at its biggest competitors.
Apple's got a whole new in-house maps platform, kicking Google Maps to the kerb. Apple's even doing all its own cartography. It's just not doing all of the work itself. According to some screens that have turned up in the new Maps (which we've confirmed), TomTom is powering a large portion of the app.
iOS 6 is on its way to an iPhone and iPad near you. But how does Apple's latest and greatest compare to the latest and greatest out of the Android camp, aka Ice Cream Sandwich? Gladiators, step forth!
It's somewhat understandable that Apple had to redesign the Magsafe adaptor, considering the engineering wizardry they pulled off with the new MacBook Pro. But to use an Apple display or older MacBook power adaptor to charge your new MacBook Pro/Air, you'll need to put down $11.99 for this converter, which just seems like an accessory waiting to be lost.
Well, that was something. Apple unloaded a heap of hardware and software at the WWDC keynote today. New supermodel MacBook Pros, software upgrades everywhere, so many peripherals and updates that some didn't even get mentioned — it was all pretty overwhelming. Here are the most important bits from today's deluge.