Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jun 2013 23:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I've had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7's new Holo/Metro-inspired theme looks messy and garish to me, I do commend Apple for finally breaking the mold. This news item will focus on iOS 7 - I'll dive into the Mac Pro and OS X 10.9 tomorrow (it's late here now).
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Ugh... Bing
by gan17 on Tue 11th Jun 2013 02:33 UTC
gan17
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I'll reserve final judgment till I actually get to use it, but most of what I've seen looks good. Some bits do seem original, while others look to be pillaged from Android, WinPhone and WebOS.

The icons in the app tray do seem a tad too flat though, and the overall 'language' seems undecided in places - sharp edged boxes in some places, curved edges in others.

I'm ecstatic that they finally got rid of that ghastly linen background for the notifications. Also happy they gave a keyboard a more neutral colour (though I'd have preferred grey or black), as opposed to that horrid gumby purple.

My 2 main concerns for now:

1. Like @darknexus posted above, I also hope they allow us to disable (or enable on a per-app basis) automatic app updates.

2. Bing seems to be the new default search engine. Personally, Bing doesn't do it for me, so I'm hoping they at least allow us to select an alternative.

Still no word on going completely PC-free (Post PC my ass!!), since it looks like it'll still be dependent on a Mac/PC with iTunes installed for transferring files and media. Sucks for people who don't use an iTunes compatible operating system.

Edited 2013-06-11 02:36 UTC

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