Apple announcement: June 2013

I can only sympathize with those who were waiting for the new iPhone and iPad at this presentation, procrastinating rumors and trying to suck the sensation out of their fingers - none of this, of course, happened. And in general, in the last couple of years it’s no longer comme il faut to engage in fortune-telling on apple ground, anyway, the time will come for the announcement and anyway we will find out everything. Some frames allegedly iPhone 5S surfaced, some bronze-colored SIM-card holders surfaced, which nonsense did not surface. Guessing the design of icons in iOS7, taking the time to draw it all in the editor - maybe I'm not so much a fan of the company to take all this seriously? And even from a professional point of view, it is not at all interesting to waste your (and your) time on such nonsense. As for fanaticism, many readers are accused of blind love for Apple. Like reading between the lines. And under Jobs, there were not the most successful products. But lately the list of oddities has become painfully extensive. These are outright blunders of iOS6, and the iPhone 5 automatically peeling off, and the unsuccessful MBP 13 Retina, and the strange announcement of the latest generation iPad. Yes, the iPad mini was a success, but sales of the larger iPads are a mess. The sweet days of the announcement of the iPhone 4 and the first iPad are far behind, now miracles are expected from the company in the truest sense of the word. At the last event, as always, there were a lot of loud statements, numbers with many zeros, expressions like "supercool" and other marketing nonsense. If you leave all this out of brackets, then what will remain in the bottom line? Let's see. I must say right away that we will not talk about OS X Maverick here, we will return to this topic in the fall.

MacBook Air

The main thing here is the operating time, for MBA 11 it is up to 9 hours, for MBA 13 - up to 12 hours, in standby mode, both devices can last up to 30 days. The performance is not bad, especially for a laptop with a 13-inch display. By the way, if you were expecting an MBA with Retina - alas, there is nothing like that, the resolution is the same, the diagonal is too. As in past models, SSDs are used, from 128 to 256 GB, performance is doubled , Haswell processors are used, graphics are forty percent faster, changes have also occurred with Wi-Fi, now 802.11 ac.

The new AirPort Extreme, which supports 802.11 ac, was also announced in the meantime, promising a threefold increase in speed. The appearance is extremely unusual, dimensions 98 x 98 x 168 mm, weight 945 grams. Apparently, Apple loved the towers, because the new Mac Pro is from the same series.

Notebook prices remain the same, MBA11 costs $999 - $1199 (128 - 256 GB), MBA13 costs $1099 - $1299 (128 - 256 GB), everything is clear and transparent. I think it makes sense to pay attention to the younger version of the MBA 13, it works for three hours longer, while the display is larger and costs only a hundred dollars more. It is clear that these are prices in the USA and there they are also not final.

As far as I understand, the design remains the same, the weight too.

Mac Pro

It seemed that the Mac Pro would be deleted from the modern line, like the MacBook. No, the days of desktop computing are not over yet, and many professionals need a powerful and reliable machine that can last for years. At the presentation, the target audience was identified as clearly as possible - those who work with graphics, music, video, designers of all stripes, photographers and others. It seems to me that the new Pro looks both futuristic and classic at the same time, because we could see round shapes on many old Apple computers. Moreover, there is again a metal tower, all the connectors are arranged in one place and it is easy to get close to them. There are a lot of interesting things under the removable cover, a 12-core Intel Xeon processor, two AMD FirePro video adapters, an SSD, a new Thunderbolt 2 interface, and an extremely unusual cooling system. It will be on sale before the end of this year, it will certainly be in demand by professionals.

I don't think it's worth buying such a machine for simple work with documents, Facebook, music and videos, but this is unlikely to stop many rich Russian Apple fans.

The thing is amazing, to be sure.

iOS 7

Now about the main thing, about iOS 7. Like OS X Maverick, it will appear this fall, it can be assumed that on the day of the announcement of the new iPhone / iPad, the availability of a new version of the operating system will also be announced. It will be supported by iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and older models, iPad mini and fifth generation iPod Touch. What was I personally afraid of during the announcement? That Apple will only change the design, but will not change anything radically. That is, as in a joke, the beds will be changed, but not the attendants. In fact, it turned out (I want to believe) that the new interface came out beautiful and its own new features appeared. Let some of them be borrowed (peeped) in other operating systems.

Yes, and iOS 7 itself is somewhat reminiscent of Windows Phone. Fonts? Colors? Icons? I don’t know, but if you also see something similar, write in the comments.

But, of course, in general, this is not a Windows Phone at all. The most convenient operating system in the world has become not only more beautiful, but also more convenient, cozier, and this applies not only to long-time iOS users, but also to those who have run away from other operating systems. Run away and do the right thing. Although, of course, this is a personal matter for everyone, I express only a subjective opinion. Let's try to go through the points, what's interesting here:

  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Control center, everything important is collected here, you can turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, change the brightness, the AirDrop and AirPlay menus are right there, quick access to the flashlight (turns on the flash), calculator, camera, timer. Thanks for the flashlight. There is also a mini-player, which is important
  • Notification Center, there are bookmarks about today's events, missed ones, you can immediately see the weather (in the Today tab), the panel is translucent, icons are visible through it. Now this same notification center is not used by many at all, in iOS 6 it exists as if for the sake of it. Let's see what will happen in the seventh version
  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Camera, now everything is different here, by shifting the menu at the bottom, you can take a photo, video, panorama, apply this or that effect (12 in total, many resemble Instagram). In general, everything here is also simple and clear. Here's a big button, press it, shoot it. Well, filters, I believe, will come in handy for many - not everyone wants to process photos on social networks. The design of the photo album has also changed, there are filters, viewing by year, a collection and a certain Moments - the organization occurs automatically in accordance with geo-tags
  • AirDrop, on Apple computers I often use this feature, now it will be possible on the iPhone - you will see everyone who uses an iOS7 device nearby, you just have to select the desired contact and send a photo, contact or something else. Apparently, Apple does not dare to do this via Bluetooth
  • Safari, the tab menu looks different, there is autofill for passwords and other data from iCloud Keychain, you can write a word in the dial string, and the browser will select the desired result - everything, like in Safari for OS X.
  • iTunes Radio, while we are not particularly concerned, the radio will start working in the USA. In fact, this is streaming playback of tracks from iTunes, although support for two hundred genre radio stations is also declared. If you wish, you can quickly buy a track, of course, you need a permanent connection to the network
  • The menu looks good during a call, contacts, messages, but it's hard to evaluate the work done in static - especially since iOS 7 also has some not entirely clear visual effects. At the end of the official iOS 7 video, the wallpaper seems to move depending on how you hold the device

Of course, all the other basic applications have changed in one way or another, the settings menu has also changed, but we will talk about all this when iOS 7 is installed on many devices around the world. Now we are waiting for Apple's autumn announcements, and then they will show us the updated iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, your opinion about iOS 7 is interesting - did you like it, did not like it, Android will win or Windows Phone will win? Write in the comments!

Apple announcement: June 2013

I can only sympathize with those who were waiting for the new iPhone and iPad at this presentation, procrastinating rumors and trying to suck the sensation out of their fingers - none of this, of course, happened. And in general, in the last couple of years it’s no longer comme il faut to engage in fortune-telling on apple ground, anyway, the time will come for the announcement and anyway we will find out everything. Some frames allegedly iPhone 5S surfaced, some bronze-colored SIM-card holders surfaced, which nonsense did not surface. Guessing the design of icons in iOS7, taking the time to draw it all in the editor - maybe I'm not so much a fan of the company to take all this seriously? And even from a professional point of view, it is not at all interesting to waste your (and your) time on such nonsense. As for fanaticism, many readers are accused of blind love for Apple. Like reading between the lines. And under Jobs, there were not the most successful products. But lately the list of oddities has become painfully extensive. These are outright blunders of iOS6, and the iPhone 5 automatically peeling off, and the unsuccessful MBP 13 Retina, and the strange announcement of the latest generation iPad. Yes, the iPad mini was a success, but sales of the larger iPads are a mess. The sweet days of the announcement of the iPhone 4 and the first iPad are far behind, now miracles are expected from the company in the truest sense of the word. At the last event, as always, there were a lot of loud statements, numbers with many zeros, expressions like "supercool" and other marketing nonsense. If you leave all this out of brackets, then what will remain in the bottom line? Let's see. I must say right away that we will not talk about OS X Maverick here, we will return to this topic in the fall.

MacBook Air

The main thing here is the operating time, for MBA 11 it is up to 9 hours, for MBA 13 - up to 12 hours, in standby mode, both devices can last up to 30 days. The performance is not bad, especially for a laptop with a 13-inch display. By the way, if you were expecting an MBA with Retina - alas, there is nothing like that, the resolution is the same, the diagonal is too. As in past models, SSDs are used, from 128 to 256 GB, performance is doubled , Haswell processors are used, graphics are forty percent faster, changes have also occurred with Wi-Fi, now 802.11 ac.

The new AirPort Extreme, which supports 802.11 ac, was also announced in the meantime, promising a threefold increase in speed. The appearance is extremely unusual, dimensions 98 x 98 x 168 mm, weight 945 grams. Apparently, Apple loved the towers, because the new Mac Pro is from the same series.

Notebook prices remain the same, MBA11 costs $999 - $1199 (128 - 256 GB), MBA13 costs $1099 - $1299 (128 - 256 GB), everything is clear and transparent. I think it makes sense to pay attention to the younger version of the MBA 13, it works for three hours longer, while the display is larger and costs only a hundred dollars more. It is clear that these are prices in the USA and there they are also not final.

As far as I understand, the design remains the same, the weight too.

Mac Pro

It seemed that the Mac Pro would be deleted from the modern line, like the MacBook. No, the days of desktop computing are not over yet, and many professionals need a powerful and reliable machine that can last for years. At the presentation, the target audience was identified as clearly as possible - those who work with graphics, music, video, designers of all stripes, photographers and others. It seems to me that the new Pro looks both futuristic and classic at the same time, because we could see round shapes on many old Apple computers. Moreover, there is again a metal tower, all the connectors are arranged in one place and it is easy to get close to them. There are a lot of interesting things under the removable cover, a 12-core Intel Xeon processor, two AMD FirePro video adapters, an SSD, a new Thunderbolt 2 interface, and an extremely unusual cooling system. It will be on sale before the end of this year, it will certainly be in demand by professionals.

I don't think it's worth buying such a machine for simple work with documents, Facebook, music and videos, but this is unlikely to stop many rich Russian Apple fans.

The thing is amazing, to be sure.

iOS 7

Now about the main thing, about iOS 7. Like OS X Maverick, it will appear this fall, it can be assumed that on the day of the announcement of the new iPhone / iPad, the availability of a new version of the operating system will also be announced. It will be supported by iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and older models, iPad mini and fifth generation iPod Touch. What was I personally afraid of during the announcement? That Apple will only change the design, but will not change anything radically. That is, as in a joke, the beds will be changed, but not the attendants. In fact, it turned out (I want to believe) that the new interface came out beautiful and its own new features appeared. Let some of them be borrowed (peeped) in other operating systems.

Yes, and iOS 7 itself is somewhat reminiscent of Windows Phone. Fonts? Colors? Icons? I don’t know, but if you also see something similar, write in the comments.

But, of course, in general, this is not a Windows Phone at all. The most convenient operating system in the world has become not only more beautiful, but also more convenient, cozier, and this applies not only to long-time iOS users, but also to those who have run away from other operating systems. Run away and do the right thing. Although, of course, this is a personal matter for everyone, I express only a subjective opinion. Let's try to go through the points, what's interesting here:

  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Control center, everything important is collected here, you can turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, change the brightness, the AirDrop and AirPlay menus are right there, quick access to the flashlight (turns on the flash), calculator, camera, timer. Thanks for the flashlight. There is also a mini-player, which is important
  • Notification Center, there are bookmarks about today's events, missed ones, you can immediately see the weather (in the Today tab), the panel is translucent, icons are visible through it. Now this same notification center is not used by many at all, in iOS 6 it exists as if for the sake of it. Let's see what will happen in the seventh version
  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Camera, now everything is different here, by shifting the menu at the bottom, you can take a photo, video, panorama, apply this or that effect (12 in total, many resemble Instagram). In general, everything here is also simple and clear. Here's a big button, press it, shoot it. Well, filters, I believe, will come in handy for many - not everyone wants to process photos on social networks. The design of the photo album has also changed, there are filters, viewing by year, a collection and a certain Moments - the organization occurs automatically in accordance with geo-tags
  • AirDrop, on Apple computers I often use this feature, now it will be possible on the iPhone - you will see everyone who uses an iOS7 device nearby, you just have to select the desired contact and send a photo, contact or something else. Apparently, Apple does not dare to do this via Bluetooth
  • Safari, the tab menu looks different, there is autofill for passwords and other data from iCloud Keychain, you can write a word in the dial string, and the browser will select the desired result - everything, like in Safari for OS X.
  • iTunes Radio, while we are not particularly concerned, the radio will start working in the USA. In fact, this is streaming playback of tracks from iTunes, although support for two hundred genre radio stations is also declared. If you wish, you can quickly buy a track, of course, you need a permanent connection to the network
  • The menu looks good during a call, contacts, messages, but it's hard to evaluate the work done in static - especially since iOS 7 also has some not entirely clear visual effects. At the end of the official iOS 7 video, the wallpaper seems to move depending on how you hold the device

Of course, all the other basic applications have changed in one way or another, the settings menu has also changed, but we will talk about all this when iOS 7 is installed on many devices around the world. Now we are waiting for Apple's autumn announcements, and then they will show us the updated iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, your opinion about iOS 7 is interesting - did you like it, did not like it, Android will win or Windows Phone will win? Write in the comments!

Apple announcement: June 2013

I can only sympathize with those who were waiting for the new iPhone and iPad at this presentation, procrastinating rumors and trying to suck the sensation out of their fingers - none of this, of course, happened. And in general, in the last couple of years it’s no longer comme il faut to engage in fortune-telling on apple ground, anyway, the time will come for the announcement and anyway we will find out everything. Some frames allegedly iPhone 5S surfaced, some bronze-colored SIM-card holders surfaced, which nonsense did not surface. Guessing the design of icons in iOS7, taking the time to draw it all in the editor - maybe I'm not so much a fan of the company to take all this seriously? And even from a professional point of view, it is not at all interesting to waste your (and your) time on such nonsense. As for fanaticism, many readers are accused of blind love for Apple. Like reading between the lines. And under Jobs, there were not the most successful products. But lately the list of oddities has become painfully extensive. These are outright blunders of iOS6, and the iPhone 5 automatically peeling off, and the unsuccessful MBP 13 Retina, and the strange announcement of the latest generation iPad. Yes, the iPad mini was a success, but sales of the larger iPads are a mess. The sweet days of the announcement of the iPhone 4 and the first iPad are far behind, now miracles are expected from the company in the truest sense of the word. At the last event, as always, there were a lot of loud statements, numbers with many zeros, expressions like "supercool" and other marketing nonsense. If you leave all this out of brackets, then what will remain in the bottom line? Let's see. I must say right away that we will not talk about OS X Maverick here, we will return to this topic in the fall.

MacBook Air

The main thing here is the operating time, for MBA 11 it is up to 9 hours, for MBA 13 - up to 12 hours, in standby mode, both devices can last up to 30 days. The performance is not bad, especially for a laptop with a 13-inch display. By the way, if you were expecting an MBA with Retina - alas, there is nothing like that, the resolution is the same, the diagonal is too. As in past models, SSDs are used, from 128 to 256 GB, performance is doubled , Haswell processors are used, graphics are forty percent faster, changes have also occurred with Wi-Fi, now 802.11 ac.

The new AirPort Extreme, which supports 802.11 ac, was also announced in the meantime, promising a threefold increase in speed. The appearance is extremely unusual, dimensions 98 x 98 x 168 mm, weight 945 grams. Apparently, Apple loved the towers, because the new Mac Pro is from the same series.

Notebook prices remain the same, MBA11 costs $999 - $1199 (128 - 256 GB), MBA13 costs $1099 - $1299 (128 - 256 GB), everything is clear and transparent. I think it makes sense to pay attention to the younger version of the MBA 13, it works for three hours longer, while the display is larger and costs only a hundred dollars more. It is clear that these are prices in the USA and there they are also not final.

As far as I understand, the design remains the same, the weight too.

Mac Pro

It seemed that the Mac Pro would be deleted from the modern line, like the MacBook. No, the days of desktop computing are not over yet, and many professionals need a powerful and reliable machine that can last for years. At the presentation, the target audience was identified as clearly as possible - those who work with graphics, music, video, designers of all stripes, photographers and others. It seems to me that the new Pro looks both futuristic and classic at the same time, because we could see round shapes on many old Apple computers. Moreover, there is again a metal tower, all the connectors are arranged in one place and it is easy to get close to them. There are a lot of interesting things under the removable cover, a 12-core Intel Xeon processor, two AMD FirePro video adapters, an SSD, a new Thunderbolt 2 interface, and an extremely unusual cooling system. It will be on sale before the end of this year, it will certainly be in demand by professionals.

I don't think it's worth buying such a machine for simple work with documents, Facebook, music and videos, but this is unlikely to stop many rich Russian Apple fans.

The thing is amazing, to be sure.

iOS 7

Now about the main thing, about iOS 7. Like OS X Maverick, it will appear this fall, it can be assumed that on the day of the announcement of the new iPhone / iPad, the availability of a new version of the operating system will also be announced. It will be supported by iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and older models, iPad mini and fifth generation iPod Touch. What was I personally afraid of during the announcement? That Apple will only change the design, but will not change anything radically. That is, as in a joke, the beds will be changed, but not the attendants. In fact, it turned out (I want to believe) that the new interface came out beautiful and its own new features appeared. Let some of them be borrowed (peeped) in other operating systems.

Yes, and iOS 7 itself is somewhat reminiscent of Windows Phone. Fonts? Colors? Icons? I don’t know, but if you also see something similar, write in the comments.

But, of course, in general, this is not a Windows Phone at all. The most convenient operating system in the world has become not only more beautiful, but also more convenient, cozier, and this applies not only to long-time iOS users, but also to those who have run away from other operating systems. Run away and do the right thing. Although, of course, this is a personal matter for everyone, I express only a subjective opinion. Let's try to go through the points, what's interesting here:

  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Control center, everything important is collected here, you can turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, change the brightness, the AirDrop and AirPlay menus are right there, quick access to the flashlight (turns on the flash), calculator, camera, timer. Thanks for the flashlight. There is also a mini-player, which is important
  • Notification center, there are bookmarks about today's events, missed ones, you can immediately see the weather (in the Today tab), the panel is translucent, icons are visible through it. Now this same notification center is not used by many at all, in iOS 6 it exists as if for the sake of it. Let's see what will happen in the seventh version
  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Camera, now everything is different here, by shifting the menu at the bottom, you can take a photo, video, panorama, apply this or that effect (12 in total, many resemble Instagram). In general, everything here is also simple and clear. Here's a big button, press it, shoot it. Well, filters, I believe, will come in handy for many - not everyone wants to process photos on social networks. The design of the photo album has also changed, there are filters, viewing by year, a collection and a certain Moments - the organization occurs automatically in accordance with geo-tags
  • AirDrop, on Apple computers I often use this feature, now it will be possible on the iPhone - you will see everyone who uses an iOS7 device nearby, you just have to select the desired contact and send a photo, contact or something else. Apparently, Apple does not dare to do this via Bluetooth
  • Safari, the tab menu looks different, there is autofill for passwords and other data from iCloud Keychain, you can write a word in the dial string, and the browser will select the desired result - everything, like in Safari for OS X.
  • iTunes Radio, while we are not particularly concerned, the radio will start working in the USA. In fact, this is streaming playback of tracks from iTunes, although support for two hundred genre radio stations is also declared. If you wish, you can quickly buy a track, of course, you need a permanent connection to the network
  • The menu looks good during a call, contacts, messages, but it's hard to evaluate the work done in static - especially since iOS 7 also has some not entirely clear visual effects. At the end of the official iOS 7 video, the wallpaper seems to move depending on how you hold the device

Of course, all the other basic applications have changed in one way or another, the settings menu has also changed, but we will talk about all this when iOS 7 is installed on many devices around the world. Now we are waiting for Apple's autumn announcements, and then they will show us the updated iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, your opinion about iOS 7 is interesting - did you like it, did not like it, Android will win or Windows Phone will win? Write in the comments!

Apple announcement: June 2013

I can only sympathize with those who were waiting for the new iPhone and iPad at this presentation, procrastinating rumors and trying to suck the sensation out of their fingers - none of this, of course, happened. And in general, in the last couple of years it’s no longer comme il faut to engage in fortune-telling on apple ground, anyway, the time will come for the announcement and anyway we will find out everything. Some frames allegedly iPhone 5S surfaced, some bronze-colored SIM-card holders surfaced, which nonsense did not surface. Guessing the design of icons in iOS7, taking the time to draw it all in the editor - maybe I'm not so much a fan of the company to take all this seriously? And even from a professional point of view, it is not at all interesting to waste your (and your) time on such nonsense. As for fanaticism, many readers are accused of blind love for Apple. Like reading between the lines. And under Jobs, there were not the most successful products. But lately the list of oddities has become painfully extensive. These are outright blunders of iOS6, and the iPhone 5 automatically peeling off, and the unsuccessful MBP 13 Retina, and the strange announcement of the latest generation iPad. Yes, the iPad mini was a success, but sales of larger iPads are a mess. The sweet days of the announcement of the iPhone 4 and the first iPad are far behind, now miracles are expected from the company in the truest sense of the word. At the last event, as always, there were a lot of loud statements, numbers with many zeros, expressions like "supercool" and other marketing nonsense. If you leave all this out of the brackets, then what will remain in the bottom line? Let's see. I must say right away that we will not talk about OS X Maverick here, we will return to this topic in the fall.

MacBook Air

The main thing here is the operating time, for MBA 11 it is up to 9 hours, for MBA 13 - up to 12 hours, in standby mode, both devices can last up to 30 days. The performance is not bad, especially for a laptop with a 13-inch display. By the way, if you were expecting an MBA with Retina - alas, there is nothing like that, the resolution is the same, the diagonal is too. As in previous models, SSDs are used, from 128 to 256 GB, performance is doubled, Haswell processors are used, graphics are forty percent faster, changes have also occurred with Wi-Fi, now 802.11 ac.

The main thing here is the operating time, for MBA 11 it is up to 9 hours, for MBA 13 - up to 12 hours, in standby mode, both devices can last up to 30 days. The performance is not bad, especially for a laptop with a 13-inch display. By the way, if you were expecting an MBA with Retina - alas, there is nothing like that, the resolution is the same, the diagonal is too. As in previous models, SSDs are used, from 128 to 256 GB, performance doubled, Haswell processors are used, graphics are forty percent faster, changes have also occurred with Wi-Fi, now 802.11 ac.

The new AirPort Extreme, which supports 802.11 ac, was also announced in the meantime, promising a threefold increase in speed. The appearance is extremely unusual, dimensions 98 x 98 x 168 mm, weight 945 grams. Apparently, Apple loved the towers, because the new Mac Pro is from the same series.

Notebook prices remain the same, MBA11 costs $999 - $1199 (128 - 256 GB), MBA13 costs $1099 - $1299 (128 - 256 GB), everything is clear and transparent. I think it makes sense to pay attention to the younger version of the MBA 13, it works for three hours longer, while the display is larger and costs only a hundred dollars more. It is clear that these are prices in the USA and there they are also not final.

As far as I understand, the design remains the same, the weight too.

Mac Pro

It seemed that the Mac Pro would be deleted from the modern line, like the MacBook. No, the days of desktop computing are not over yet, and many professionals need a powerful and reliable machine that can last for years. At the presentation, the target audience was identified as clearly as possible - those who work with graphics, music, video, designers of all stripes, photographers and others. It seems to me that the new Pro looks both futuristic and classic at the same time, because we could see round shapes on many old Apple computers. Moreover, there is again a metal tower, all the connectors are arranged in one place and it is easy to get close to them. There are a lot of interesting things under the removable cover, a 12-core Intel Xeon processor, two AMD FirePro video adapters, an SSD, a new Thunderbolt 2 interface, and an extremely unusual cooling system. It will be on sale before the end of this year, it will certainly be in demand by professionals.

I don't think it's worth buying such a machine for simple work with documents, Facebook, music and videos, but this is unlikely to stop many rich Russian Apple fans.

The thing is amazing, to be sure.

iOS 7

Now about the main thing, about iOS 7. Like OS X Maverick, it will appear this fall, it can be assumed that on the day of the announcement of the new iPhone / iPad, the availability of a new version of the operating system will also be announced. It will be supported by iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and older models, iPad mini and fifth generation iPod Touch. What was I personally afraid of during the announcement? That Apple will only change the design, but will not change anything radically. That is, as in a joke, the beds will be changed, but not the attendants. In fact, it turned out (I want to believe) that the new interface came out beautiful and its own new features appeared. Let some of them be borrowed (peeped) in other operating systems.

Yes, and iOS 7 itself is somewhat reminiscent of Windows Phone. Fonts? Colors? Icons? I don’t know, but if you also see something similar, write in the comments.

But, of course, in general, this is not a Windows Phone at all. The most convenient operating system in the world has become not only more beautiful, but also more convenient, cozier, and this applies not only to long-time iOS users, but also to those who have run away from other operating systems. Run away and do the right thing. Although, of course, this is a personal matter for everyone, I express only a subjective opinion. Let's try to go through the points, what's interesting here:

  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Control center, everything important is collected here, you can turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, change the brightness, the AirDrop and AirPlay menus are right there, quick access to the flashlight (turns on the flash), calculator, camera, timer. Thanks for the flashlight. There is also a mini-player, which is important
  • Notification Center, there are bookmarks about today's events, missed ones, you can immediately see the weather (in the Today tab), the panel is translucent, icons are visible through it. Now this same notification center is not used by many at all, in iOS 6 it exists as if for the sake of it. Let's see what will happen in the seventh version
  • Design, fonts, effects - all this makes a completely different impression, we have received nothing less than a new operating system. Icons are different, familiar movements have become different, even to unlock now you need to swipe up from the bottom, although, who knows, maybe this can be adjusted. Icons in the status bar in their places
  • Camera, now everything is different here, by shifting the menu at the bottom, you can take a photo, video, panorama, apply this or that effect (12 in total, many resemble Instagram). In general, everything here is also simple and clear. Here's a big button, press it, shoot it. Well, filters, I believe, will come in handy for many - not everyone wants to process photos on social networks. The design of the photo album has also changed, there are filters, viewing by year, a collection and a certain Moments - the organization occurs automatically in accordance with geo-tags
  • AirDrop, on Apple computers I often use this feature, now it will be possible on the iPhone - you will see everyone who uses an iOS7 device nearby, you just have to select the desired contact and send a photo, contact or something else. Apparently, Apple does not dare to do this via Bluetooth
  • Safari, the tab menu looks different, there is autofill for passwords and other data from iCloud Keychain, you can write a word in the dial string, and the browser will select the desired result - everything, like in Safari for OS X.
  • iTunes Radio, while we are not particularly concerned, the radio will start working in the USA. In fact, this is streaming playback of tracks from iTunes, although support for two hundred genre radio stations is also declared. If you wish, you can quickly buy a track, of course, you need a permanent connection to the network
  • The menu looks good during a call, contacts, messages, but it's hard to evaluate the work done in static - especially since iOS 7 also has some not entirely clear visual effects. At the end of the official iOS 7 video, the wallpaper seems to move depending on how you hold the device

Of course, all the other basic applications have changed in one way or another, the settings menu has also changed, but we will talk about all this when iOS 7 is installed on many devices around the world. Now we are waiting for Apple's autumn announcements, and then they will show us the updated iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, your opinion about iOS 7 is interesting - did you like it, did not like it, Android will win or Windows Phone will win? Write in the comments!