Apple WWDC : iOS7, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iPad Mini, iPad 5… All on The Verge

Apple’s 24th annual developers’ conference to be held  next week will surely see some new versions of iOS and OS X software to test before they are released to customers. It’s a seven month gap for developers as well as customers after the release of iPad Mini in October.

Features of iOS 7 have already been leaked out by 9to5Mac in April and here we present some of the major ones:

More gestures will be included to access information other than one finger swipe and a four finger swipe to pull-up the menu. The report of 9to5Mac adds

that Apple will opt for AirDrop file-sharing service and a build in system level integration for sending media files to Flickr and Vimeo.

Apple and Yahoo together will bring additional contents and services like Yahoo’s sports and news sites to Apple’s devices. OS X 10.9, Apple’s operating system for Macs is also expected to be exposed at WWDC. Here are some major details from 9to5Mac:

One of main feature will be inclusion of tabs to solve the problem of floating windows on the desktop. It will also include Siri and integration of Apple Maps with full screen workable application along with new multi tasking features.

It is expected that the company will update and introduce some new hardware as well in WWDC which are due since long time. MacBook Pro and MacBook Air require up gradation in Display and FaceTime camera. The new version of Thunderbolt display and Apple’s Pandora-like Internet radio service, commonly referred to as iRadio are going to win hearts. Apple is making deals with

Warner Music Group and Universal Music to make music a free ad-supported service for iOS devices.

No new improvement in iCloud is on the agenda for Apple in WWDC meet, though the same needs to integrate storage and data-syncing tools into their applications. New iPhone or iPad is also unlikely to be seen as Apple trusts on developers to work out on new versions of iOS software before it comes to limelight.

Reports by 9to5Mac suggest that there will be no new iPad for WWDC this year as Apple’s Phil Schiller had introduced the iPad Mini in October. However, the casemaker Gumdrop Cases has already prepared a $59.99 protective

cover for the next iPad to matches up with specifications.
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New Apple iMac with Fusion Drive Available from November 30 Priced at Rs. 85,900

Computer and phone maker Apple has announced that the new Apple iMac will be available in the Indian market from November 30. The new range of Apple’s 21.5-inch iMacs starts at Rs. 85,900 and will be available through select Authorised Resellers. Buyers will also be able to order the 27-inch version of the new iMac through the Apple Online Store, which is going to start shipping next month. This iMac comes with a new storage option called the Fusion Drive.

 

The new iMac range uses third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7. These machines will have 8GB of 1600 MHz memory along with 1TB hard drive. It also uses the latest Nvidia GeForce graphics processors, which provides users with 60% faster performance.

 

Users are going to have a tough time deciding which iMac they want to own. The 21.5-inch iMac comes with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 and Turbo Boost along with Nvidia GeForce GT 640M. All of this comes on the iMac at Rs 85,900. A 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M will be available for Rs 99,900.

 

Similarly, the 27-inch iMac with 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 and Turbo Boost speeds along with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M comes at Rs 122,900. The 27-inch iMac with 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 and Turbo Boost along with Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX is available at Rs 1,34,900.

 

The new iMac is one of Apple’s most advanced desktops and its Fusion Drive has the capacity of a hard drive with 128GB of flash.

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