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NOOOO! IOS6 Integrates with Facebook! Should I Drop My iPhone?

Who monitored the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) yesterday?

As a Mac Fanboy I was hanging on every word. Where did I follow WWDC? Here at MacRumorsLive.com. Here’s my own personal rundown:

New Updated MacBooks!

It’s been a while and although Macs are very pricey, they are worth every penny! I’ve never had a problem with my first MacBook Pro and I have every intention of upgrading in the near future as my work gets more video intensive. The new MacBooks are not only thinner, lighter and more powerful, the new retina displays make them completely elegant! RIP 17 inch Macbook pros!

Tech Specs: a redesigned 15.4-inch MacBook Pro that takes some design cues from the MacBook Air line. Starting at a $2,199, the new MacBook is strictly for those with deep pockets. The 2,880×1,800-pixel resolution Retina Display screen may make it well worth the price for imaging and video professionals. It also boasts an HDMI port (an Apple first), USB 3.0, discrete Nvidia graphics, and an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU and Thunderbolt connections.

Update to MAC LION!

OK, lot’s of people updated to MAC OSX and didn’t feel the need to. There were just not enough new features on it to justify the money. On top of that, OSX seemed to slow down a lot of older computers.

The biggest update I made a note of  to Mountain Lion so far was the notifications. Notifications on the MAC were never that great and you needed to upgrade to a third-party app (Growl) just to get your notifications to work correctly. Some of us, like myself, developed work arounds. This forced Apple to really look at notifications and now I hope they have worked out all the kinks. Have you ever been conducting a presentation and all your notifications are going off? Mountain Lion should prevent this.

Your Notification Center — much like on the iPhone — will be a one-stop location for your updates across iDevices. Conveniently, you can also temporarily disable your notifications. If you’re giving a presentation, and your Mac is connected to a projector, your notifications will be automatically be disabled.

IOS6!

OH God NO! Did they really integrate Facebook with IOS6? I am not a big Facebook fan and do not like Facebook having their tentacles in my phone. I am curious as to how Apple will prevent Facebook from accessing my info. It’s not a deal killer but I did momentarily think about dropping my iPhone.

The new iOS features many of the updates we were expecting, a completely redesigned Maps app, deep Facebook integration, and improved Siri functionality and new additions like Passbook, shared Photostreams and improved calling features. Did you know the iPhone makes calls? ;)

And of course, the standard iTunes update available today. Here is iTunes 10.6

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2 Comments

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    David Daniels
    June 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Thanks Dave! The idea of putting Zuck’s picture so close to my face will give me nightmares for the next few months!

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    Dave
    June 12, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    I hope you make a picture of Zuckerberg your wallpaper on the new phone! It’ll remind you that they know everywhere you are and everything you’re doing.

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