Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE: Ugh.
by JAlexoid on Tue 12th Jun 2012 01:58 UTC in reply to "Ugh."
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Did the developers get anything really useful out of the keynote of the WorldWide Developer Conference?

I was bi***ng and moaning about the fact that WWDC and other developer conferences are getting reduced to product announcements and sessions with core team.

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RE[2]: Ugh.
by nefer on Wed 13th Jun 2012 11:11 in reply to "RE: Ugh."
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2012-02-15

The opening keynote is a product keynote. For some products, launching them on a developer conference makes sense. The next generation Macbook pro requires developers to adapt their code. So it makes sense to make an announcement when you have the crumb of them gathered. Apple did the same for the switch to intel, when they announced the first intel-enabled product in the same form factor. Needless to say Retina Displays will trickle down in all Apple form factors eventually.

The WWDC opening keynote is just a warm-up and a kickstart for the week-long WWDC. After the opening keynote usually follows a technical keynote, which goes more into the meat and the potatoes. And ofcourse, there are the week-long sessions for getting into the gritty details.

If you're really interested in getting to the bottom, make sure you get a WWDC ticket; or at least a paying Apple Developer account; which usually has access to WWDC related sessions as well.

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