Recap Series 2013 : The WWDC 2013, iOS7, OSX Mavericks and more
The next big thing was the World Wide Developer Conference 2013, which was a five day conference where developers learn about the future of OSX and iOS initiating a wave of applications based on the new features introduced. It’s incredible what you get when you put a lot of smart people in room together for a couple of days.
Apple iOS 7 is unveiled and it was gooood. A good portion of the redesign of the OS was made in an attempt to make the OS feel more alive to the user. Apart from the simple yet elegant color pallet, the translucency and improved motion greatly contributes towards an altogether beautiful user experience.
The iOS 7 features a set of new features which were previously unavailable. Some could be categorized under “catching up with Android” and some of them are quite unique. However, it can be said that the main focus was on the minimalistic design approach, which is bound to affect the developers working on applications for the App Store.
Apple also released a developers preview of the OSX Mavericks, bringing Maps and iBooks to the Mac, enhanced multi-window support and a breakthrough in power efficiency and performance.
Speaking of power efficiency, the Macbook Air with the “All day battery life” is something worthy of attention. The new MacBook Air features power-efficient fourth generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors that give the 13-inch MacBook Air up to 12 hours of battery life and the 11-inch MacBook Air delivers up to 9 hours of battery life.