San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
RoadFish.com men’s lifestyle and finance magazine commended Apple after the electronics giant announced the changes it would be making to its operating system, MacBook computers, and Siri the iPhone's virtual assistant at the World Wide Developer Conference this week. The changes reflect a keeping-up-with-the-times mentality, and call for lighter products, hands-free communication, and faster operating systems. RoadFish.com is impressed with all of the upgrades, and is excited for the roll-out of Apple's updated models in the fall.
Journalists Brian X. Chen and Nick Wingfield reported for the New York Times on Apple’s announcements on Monday regarding the big changes it would be making to many of its products and operating sysetms. One big reported change is a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system (OS) for iPhones and iPads, which Apple stated will include 3-D maps. Chen and Wingfield reported that the new mobile OS is more than just a jump in technology, with its three-dimensional maps, but it also represents a step away from Google, who for a long time has been the provider of the maps used on iPhones and iPads. Other advances to its existing models include refurbishing Apple’s line of MacBook computers by making them slimmer, faster, and higher-resolution. Also, Apple is working on making advancements to Siri, the newest iPhone’s voice-activated virtual assistant.
The above-mentioned NY Times article details the major changes that Apple will be making to its MacBook Pro line. Modifications include adding a high-resolution “retina display,” similar to what is found in the newer models of iPads and iPhones, as well as removing the DVD drives and hard drives to slim down the laptops. In place of hard drives, Apple is going to use flash storage, which is described in the article as a faster and less bulky way to store data and allows the computer to be about one-quarter thinner than the older version. For the MacBook Air makeovers, a higher-quality camera will be installed along with a faster microprocessor. Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, is quoted as saying yesterday, “We are so proud of these products, as they’re perfect examples of what Apple does best.”
RoadFish.com is continually impressed by Apple’s advancements, and stated that it is not disappointed this year. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “Apple never fails to disappoint me with their continual advancements in technology. I’m obviously a big fan of Apple’s products, with my iPod, iPad, MacBook, and iPhone, and as a consumer I’m appreciative to the constant updates they’re working on to make life easier and their products better. I think that the week of WWDC is a really exciting one, because we get a sneak-peek into what Apple is working on and the products to be rolled out in the coming months or year. And for me, it’s always a glimpse into the future of technology, seeing where they are going with it.”
The NY Times article reported that changes to the iPhone’s virtual assistant, Siri, will include a new function called “Eyes Free,” which will make it possible for drivers to simply push a button affixed to their steering wheel in order to make a voice command. Car companies BMW, General Motors, and Toyota are among those who will be rolling out cars with the new “Eyes Free” button included. Another major improvement to Siri will be a broader set of Internet services. Siri’s system is being upgraded so that she will be able to perform more complex tasks such as making dinner reservations, or looking up show times for specific movie theaters. The article points out that the advancements in Siri’s search options are somewhat lessening users’ necessity to turn to Google’s search engine to look up information, a further step away from Google.
The feature that had the biggest impact on RoadFish.com is the new 3-D mapping system that Apple will roll out for its mobile products. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer stated, “Now there’s a glimpse into the future if I ever saw one. I really think that this will be something of the future of the internet, with three-dimensional technology becoming more and more the norm, and Apple is the one pioneering it right now. I know that Steve Jobs would be awfully proud of his company, and I’m just so happy that Apple is doing as well as it is and thriving without its original fearless leader.”
Apple holds the yearly developer conference as a way to showcase the new advancements it is working on, as a way to attract software developers who create the software behind Apple’s products to persist in their development. This year’s WWDC marks the first since the death of Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and former chief executive.
RoadFish.com is an online men's lifestyle and finance magazine targeted toward men in their 30's and 40's that have already attained a moderate level of success in life, and are striving toward more. It goes over current events of interest to this group, such things as exciting adventures, consumer interests, hot chicks, and the personal finance and credit tips as well as ways to make more and save more money. It is a publication owned by Purpose Inc.
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