WWDC 2012 update: Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple Maps release date

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    WWDC 2012 is finally underway amid unprecedented interest. Reports suggest that Apple Maps and Mac OS X Mountain Lion release date is set for July

    Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is one of the most anticipated technology conferences across the world. Apple releases and announces new products during the five day tech feast that has become an annual fixture for tech world. There is so much mad rush to be part of it that this year five thousand seats were sold within two hours flat. And the people who live in different time zones say they didn’t get time to get the tickets that cost upwards of $1500.

    This year’s WWDC was among the most awaited because of the fact that Apple was set to introduce the refreshed MacBook Pro 2012. Besides iOS 6 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion the Cupertino based tech giant also introduced a new Maps application in iOS 6. This will jolt Google out of slumber as Apple gadgets will no longer show Google Maps as the default mapping application on the iPhones and iPads.

    Apple’s Mac operating system also gets an update as Apple introduced Mac OS X Mountain Lion during the WWDC. But it is not immediately available in the market. Apple will launch it in July for a small price of $19.99.

    Compared to last year’s Apple show this was very low key despite the introduction of MacBook Pro 2012 and other products. May be it was because of the fact that Apple founder Steve Jobs was around then and came to the WWDC 2011 from sick leave. Last year Steve Jobs announced iClouds. The free service syncs users’ content – including emails, apps, documents and music – on an online server so that it can be accessed on a computer or a mobile device.

    Craig Federighi who introduced the latest Mac OS said that the updated OS comes with more than 200 new and great features. It comes with Power Nap besides iCloud integration. Craig Federighi insisted that Mac OS X Mountain Lion will be available to those machines that are using Snow Leopard and Lion.