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Apple unveils iOS 6 & retina display MacBook Pro

New operating system for iPhone and iPad detailed

Apple announce iOS 6 and MacBook Pro with retina display at WWDC 2012

WWDC is held each year in San Francisco

Apple has revealed the latest version of its iPhone operating system iOS 6 and a new MacBook Pro with retina display at its annual developer conference.

As well as announcing details of iOS 6, the company unveiled a MacBook Pro with retina display, an update to its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air ranges and also more details of its upcoming update to the Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion.

For full details on each announcement, click the links below: 

iOS 6 and MacBook Pro retina display in brief

The announcements came at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) in San Francisco, an annual conference to showcase the latest software so developers can begin to make applications to run on future products.

The new iPhone and iPad operating system iOS 6 will use Apple’s own maps system in place of Google Maps, as well as adding satnav-style turn-by-turn navigation. Improvements to the voice control feature Siri, plus changes to how the phone can handle calls and emails, were also announced.

The new MacBook Pro with retina display is the first laptop from Apple to include high-resolution display similar to that found in the iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad. This includes a 15.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2,880 x 1800 pixels, which has 3m more pixels than a typical HD TV but at a fraction of the size.

As well as announcing a new MacBook Pro, Apple revealed updated versions of its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air ranges with new processors. 

Apple also announced that Mountain Lion, the next version of the OS X operating system, will be available to download in July and will cost £13.99 in the UK.

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