There were some interesting announcement at the recent Apple’s WWDC event. On the last WWDC event, I watched the whole keynote on Apple’s website mainly because it’s announcing Apple iPhone 5. This time, I didn’t. I only watched the iOS 7 video and some articles about OS X Mavericks. I can’t wait for the release of iOS 7. I am pretty sure that I will be downloading it the moment it is released. In the past, I would just wait for a few weeks and then check the internet for any reviews or problems that might have been reported by other users.Well, the reason is simple, iOS 7 is like a major upgrade compared to previous versions. It seems like Apple is gearing towards what Android has to offer. I love the overall simplistic of Apple iOS yet in order to check my upcoming calendar events, I always have to unlock the screen and then open the calendar app. Now, the iOS 7 has a notification centre in the lockscreen which will be real handy. However, from the screenshots on Apple’s website, it seems like the notification centre is only showing missed calls, calendar events and weather. It will be great if the final version of iOS 7 includes items in the reminder.
Control center is very much like the one in Android. I can live without it but it’s nice to have. Shame that AirDrop only available for newer devices. The camera app looks like it copies Camera 360 but with less functionalities. All in all, the notification centre is the one to watch. I don’t want to always have to unlock the screen to get to see my tasks or events. It’s just one step too many.
OS X Mavericks, I don’t see much difference from OS X Mountain Lion. The only interesting thing would be the way it compresses memory to give better performance. When I bought my MacBook Air, it comes with OS X Snow Leopard. Just a few months later, OS X Lion was launched and then a couple of months later, OS X Mountain Lion. I kind of regretted for upgrading to OS X Lion. However, upgrading OS X operating system is not as expensive as upgrading Windows operating system. Anyway, there are significance in OS X Mountain Lion but the performance seems to be worst than OS X Snow Leopard. So, I am hoping that OS X Mavericks can be faster than OS X Mountain Lion as claimed.