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Apple touts massive iOS 5 adoption at WWDC 2012

Apple touts massive iOS 5 adoption at WWDC 2012

This week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that iOS was not only doing quite well on its own, it was eating Android's lunch as far as installed user base was concerned. Scott Forstall mentioned that 365 million iOS devices were sold through March 30th, 2012, and of those, the vast majority were working with iOS 5. This was compared to Android where only a small sliver of the pie was dedicated to Android 4.0, their newest version.

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WWDC 2012 Tim Cook keynote: We’re in!

WWDC 2012 Tim Cook keynote: We’re in!

This week Apple's biggest developer event of the year kicks off with the keynote we've literally just entered: Tim Cook is set to take the stage in just a few minutes and will be bringing you the whole set of announcements live and in-person. Here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, we're set up to bring you not only our one and only live event feed but entries all day into our [WWDC 2012 portal] for Apple news galore! We'll likely be seeing all sorts of new MacBook Pro notebooks, a brand new version of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 6, and an upgrade to several systems including the Mac Pro!

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Apple WWDC 2012: Are we expecting too much?

Apple WWDC 2012: Are we expecting too much?

Apple's annual developer event may kick off in just a few hours time but the rumor machine has been busy for months, churning out delicious chunks of speculation and hype. A new line of slinky MacBook Pro notebooks, blistering Mac Pro desktops, great swathes of iOS 6 and even a fresh iPhone have all been tipped for the opening WWDC 2012 keynote, each with their retinue of rumor and counter-rumor. As Tim Cook's moment on stage approaches, though, it's looking more and more possible that we've built ourselves up for more disappointment.

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WWDC 2012: What’s not there is more interesting

WWDC 2012: What’s not there is more interesting

Rumors ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 (WWDC 2012) are flying thick and fast, with speculation, leaks and rumors all mounting as to what Tim Cook & Co. will reveal in the opening keynote. Apple puts on a good show, that's for certain, but it's sometimes more interesting to look at what doesn't make it to the stage than what products and services get their moment under the spotlight. Could this be the inflexion point for some old favorites, and how do the pre-show whispers fit in?

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Next iPhone backplate caught on video

Next iPhone backplate caught on video

Several reports have indicated that the next iPhone will be sporting a larger screen, said to be 4-inches. A render by iLounge first demonstrated the increased height of the iPhone plus new design, suggesting a two-tone approach would be Apple’s next move. More recently, parts that are claimed to be the back components were snapped in photos, and now a video has emerged courtesy of ETrade Supply that shows one of the parts in more detail.

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Mountain Lion’s “Do Not Disturb” rumored for iOS 6

Mountain Lion’s “Do Not Disturb” rumored for iOS 6

Not too long ago we heard details that Apple had included a “Do Not Disturb” feature in the latest Mountain Lion betas. When enabled, any alerts or banners would be hidden from the user to avoid distractions, but the Notification Center would still kick track of everything when you needed to come back to the important alerts. 9to5Mac has heard from trusted sources that iOS 6 will include similar functionality, plus additional features.

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Google holding Maps event on June 6th

Google holding Maps event on June 6th

There’s been a lot of speculation regarding Apple’s move to a new mapping system in iOS 6, with the company tipped to drop Google Maps in favor of its own mapping acquisitions, especially with C3 Technologies. We’ll probably find out more at WWDC, but Google has just announced that it’s holding a Google Maps event on June 6th that will present "the next dimension of Google Maps.”

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Mockup shows potential design for iOS 6 maps

Mockup shows potential design for iOS 6 maps

Details emerged earlier this month about Apple’s plans to overhaul the Maps application for iOS. Cupertino is said to be ditchong Google Maps in favor of its own internal offering, put together using the various mapping company acquisitions it's made over the past several years. BGR claims to have some new images of the maps that will be used in iOS 6, and has created a very rough mockup of what to expect from the redesigned Maps application.

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iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

Apple's upcoming iOS 6 won't just mark a shift to a homegrown mapping system but finally see Siri, the company's personal virtual assistant technology, show up on the iPad, according to the latest rumors. iOS 6 is currently being referred to as "Sundance", so TechCrunch's sources claim, with the codenamed platform update marking a significant shake-up in new and tweaked APIs that developers will be particularly keen on. As well as new mapping APIs, to hook into iOS 6's new location app, Sundance will also supposedly see the launch of the Siri API.

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Apple iCloud beta website shows iOS 6

Apple iCloud beta website shows iOS 6

This week some intrepid iOS developers have discovered a new portal coming your way soon: Apple's iCloud beta, complete with code references to the new iOS 6 mobile operating system. This climpse has not yet shown just one whole heck of a lot of information about what we're in for in the future for Apple's mobile devices, but we can see that we're in for some more cloud integration of services soon. Included in this beta portal are references and images of both Apple's Notes and Reminders, both of them set for iOS on the iPhone, for example, coming to the iCloud soon we must expect.

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