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June 11th, 2013

Apple Reveals iOS 7, OS X Mavericks & More at 2013 WWDC Keynote Presentation

Alex Smith @_ALEXsmith1

WWDC 2013

Last night was a big day for tech news. Not only was it the date of the biggest video game news source, E3, it was also when Apple scheduled its annual Keynote presentation.

iOS 7

iOS 7

While Apple did not reveal the iPhone 6 as many had hoped, it did announce the next version of its iOS, version 7. iOS 7 boasts an entirely new design with new icons. It not only looks great, but it also comes with many new features. The new version will add a control center (similar to SBSettings for jailbreak users) that will allow you to quickly adjust settings from wherever you are without having to open the Settings app. Multitasking has been improved to show previews of what you’re doing in each app. Siri will have a new design and the ability to speak to the user with a male voice. The camera will come with preinstalled filters. Finally, AirDrop will make it easy to share things like photos with people around you.

iOS 7 beta is available now.

iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio

Apple will be launching iTunes Radio later this year. This is basically the company’s version of Pandora Internet Radio. The ad-supported version will be free. However, if you purchase an iTunes Match account for $25 per year, you won’t be bothered by pesky ads.

OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks is the next version of Apple’s infamous desktop/laptop operating system. New features include a tabbed-version of Finder, an ability to tag files to make for easier searching and a new version of Safari.

Mac Pro

Mac Pro

Above is the tower of the new Mac Pro. Yes, very unorthodox. The 9.9-inch cylinder is slated to release later this year and boasts a Xeon E5 processor, features dual AMD FirePro workstation-class graphics processors.

MacBook Air

MacBook Air

The changes for the MacBook Air are more subtle. Design hasn’t changed much, but battery life and wi-fi speed have been improved. You’ll be able to purchase the new version for $999 for the 11-inch version and $1099 for the 13-inch version. Both models come with either 128GB or 256GB of flash storage.

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