After the WWDC keynote on Monday, with all of the new and exciting features that were announced, we were left to wonder what was to become of applications on the App Store that any newly released Apple apps were competing with (new maps app, Passbook, etc.). Could they possibly face their eventual demise, due to people simply opting with Apple's new standard solutions after succumbing to the laziness of not wanting to download third-party utilities? Or would they succeed?
The situation when you download an app from the App Store, and in the time that it's installing, you completely forget all about it. Raise your hand if that's happened to you at one point or another (the nimble-minded folks raise their hands). I thought so.
If you somehow missed all of the commotion and announcements today at WWDC, you're in great luck. Apple has just now started to roll out the video coverage of its annual WWDC 2012 keynote for your streaming pleasure.
Along with the major additions teased today at Apple's WWDC keynote, there were also a number of smaller tweaks that, while notable, don't require much depth while explaining. We've included descriptions of such features below.
Before WWDC, it was largely questioned whether or not Apple would simply ditch Google and its maps solution and replace them with an application developed by the Cupertino-based company themselves. Now, it's not a question anymore but a fact: Apple has ditched Google Maps for their own Maps application.
As if we're done covering what was announced earlier today at Apple's WWDC keynote! Hidden among all of the commotion surrounding the other announcements made at the keynote, Apple has quietly launched a new accessory for its flagship tablet, the iPad.
Tickets have been expanding from hard copies to support more digital-based platforms. We've seen Amtrak conductors switch to verifying tickets with their iPhones, and a variety of other companies have similarly adapted to the increasingly available digital means of ticket management.
It has been widely anticipated that Apple would in fact announce a revamped successor to its popular line of MacBook laptops. At WWDC today, Phil Schiller, on behalf of Apple, announced a third line of notebook computers that Phil Schiller called the "Next Generation of MacBook Pro".
Today at Google's E3 conference, dubbed "The Next Dimension of Google Maps", the company has announced that Google Maps will soon be coming to iOS, as widely expected.
Facing increased competition, the creators of one of the top contenders for users in the market for rugged mobile safeguarding against your most common culprits, OtterBox, today announced its venture into a new zone of coverage: water.