Apple has updated their Apple Store app for the iOS devices that let you check out prices, buy products and track your purchases on the go. The update brings support for Apple Store gift cards with Passbook support and Siri integration.
Now you can purchase Apple Store gift cards for your friends and family through the Apple Store app. When you send a gift card, it arrives as a mail to your recipient. They can then choose to send it to their iPhone and it appears in Passbook through iCloud integration. They can then just walk into an Apple Store and purchase items by showing the pass in the Passbook app.
Another cool new feature is integration with Siri, so you can now just ask Siri for prices of Apple products and it will provide them if you have the Apple Store app installed.
Both features are only available in the US for now.
Source : 9to5Mac
Apple has announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros during its WWDC keynote today, but there was another surprise in store awaiting for us, its the next-generation MacBook Pro. It packs a Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution ( 220ppi), and measures just 0.71-inch thin and weighs 4.46 pounds.
In addition to that high resolution, Apple is also promising higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and reduced glare compared to other laptop displays, and it’s updated all of its stock apps to take advantage of the new resolution.
Under the hood, you’ll get as a specs : 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Kepler GT 650M graphics, up to a quad-core 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, a maximum 768GB of falsh storage (SSD, naturally), and a 7 hours of battery life with 30 days standby.
And there is a specs missing there is no optical drive.
Source : Cnet
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to start today and as usual, it’s a big industry event – one, which has seen the announcements of new iPhones, new iPods and iOS versions in recent years.
Eye-witness photos of the Moscone West convention center, where the event is held, show the place is being rigged up for tomorrow’s event. And the new banners confirm the highlight of the opening Keynote will be iOS 6, the next iteration of the mobile OS.
It’s good to know we’ll be getting another major release, but bear in mind the final version won’t come out before fall. Perhaps we’ll see several beta versions come out before that to give us a taste of what’s coming. We have a small roundup of the stuff supposed to go in the new release, but there will surely be a lot more.
What’s even more interesting is the things that were left out of the banners. Rumors suggest we might see certain developments in the MacBook series – unveiling of a refresh or even a complete discontinuation of the Pro series, making the Air the single MacBook in the lineup. Another expected debutee would be the final version of Mac OS Mountain Lion.
But whatever it is, you can be sure we’ll be here covering it for you as it happens, so stay tuned. The event’s keynote starts Monday, 6 p.m. London time.