WWDC 2012 one of the worst?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jun 11, 2012.

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Was it the worst WWDC ever?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2012.
  1. Yes

    58 vote(s)
    29.1%
  2. No

    141 vote(s)
    70.9%
  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    No new iPhone really made my gut feel horrible....most of the contracts will expire soon and apple expects us to wait 3-4 more months..and a MacBook Pro with retina would cost $2,200 starting..and iOS6 was nothing awesome like we all expected...at least they could had give us more surprises but nothing special so much for the week we all waited for..........thanks apple.....Steve was the only one that knew what to do and I don't see apple being special anymore
    it's a serious problem. :mad:
     
  2. crazycanucks macrumors regular

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    Why do people over react so much. Only 10 of 200 features were announced for iOS. iPhone will clearly be unvelied in Sept like last year.

    Relax man....
     
  3. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Your new iPhone will come soon enough - Sept./Oct.
     
  4. Henry Li macrumors member

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    Agree. Tim Cook is normalizing apple. Apple is going to become an average company. Samsung's victory over apple is already an iron fact and continues to be!
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Relax. It should have become abundantly clear that Apple now releases iPhones in the fall. Many people had become concerned that Apple had forgotten about the Mac. Today made it abundantly clear that they haven't. I actually think it was one of the best keynotes in a long time. The Retina Display Mac is a great idea, and iOS 6 is looking to be very promising. Siri has come a long way, it's great to finally get turn-by-turn navigation, and Mountain Lion is looking good.
     
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  7. aztooh, Jun 11, 2012
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    aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    So since 1 of 5 iPhones had a fall release, it should be "abundantly clear" that they will always be released in the fall going forward?

    edit:

    Just got a chance to look a little bit about the new features. Siri having the ability to open other apps is awesome. That's how it should have been from the beginning, or at least with an update by now...no reason we should have had to wait for 6.0 for that ability. FB integration will be nice. New maps seems good, still yet to check out the demo vid though. Eyes free is cool. New email functions are nice, although also well overdue.

    Basically, this will make my 4S more tolerable til I'm able to upgrade
     
  8. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    Me three.. I mean what features were announced last year WWDC that blown you away?? I don't get it???

    I thought SIRI update was fantastic(it's what it should have been from get go) and turn by turn navigation w/ apple's integration w/ it's os is going to be superb(although we have been missing this obvious feature for quite sometime but this was a great news nevertheless, I for one, cannot wait to use this).

    (all osx software/hardware news was fantastic on side note).
     
  9. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I thought it was pretty great.

    Apple can't announce a new iPad or iPhone at every event

    Some of the new OS stuff, both Mountain Lion and iOS6 looks really slick and well thought out.

    Oh, and they didn't just sneeze out that new generation macbook. That thing looks insane.

    Check out the 2009 WWDC if you want to see half assed stuff.
     
  10. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    I loved the Keynote, Apple is more than the iPhone people...:cool:
     
  11. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Fall iPhone announcement will be the norm for apple.

    Remember premiere iPod launched have been in the past the past 8-9 years. iPod was the cash cow for apple until 2008.

    So obviously cash cow is iPhone and it's replacing iPod as the premier fall launch.
     
  12. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Not always. When the iOS 6 beta never showed up back in the spring it should of been abundantly clear that this years iPhone would also be released in the fall.
     
  13. burnside macrumors 6502

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    Huh? Push notifications, landscape viewing, Find My iPhone, cut/paste/autofill, video streaming over http, tethering, etc., and oh, they announced the iPhone 3GS that day too.
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Anyone thinking there was even a slight chance of the iPhone being upgraded was delusional.
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    The star was the new Mac Book Pro, not the iPad or iPhone.

    If Apple stopped making phones tomorrow, Samsung would turn into lower than Blackberry status overnight.
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    So if you were Apple, what would you have done today to wow everyone and make us all happy?

    I think it was a very good WWDC this year. Not all rumors panned out, but that's certainly to be expected. The fun of it is seeing which ones really do come out. I also think there was plenty of announcements to keep people busy for the foreseeable future and iOS 6 looks nice.
     
  17. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Good point!

    I remember that one being dull, just shows you how big people expectations are of apple.
     
  18. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    The most disappointing thing, in my opinion, is that there is potentially no keyboard upgrades or improvements for iOS 6. Apple is on something else if they think their keyboard -- which gave birth to an entire internet phenom with those "Damn You iPhone Auto Correction" websites -- isn't in need of fixing or added features.

    I really hope they just didn't want to talk about the keyboard improvements during the keynote...
     
  19. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    +100 Of course, people don't pay attention to release schedules. If they had, they would've seen this coming.

    We? Don't you mean what you expected? Why don't you elaborate on what exactly you expected?
     
  20. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Some of the calling features in iOS 6, while technologically small, are just another example of how the polish on Apple products is so much better than others. I think there was a lot of cool stuff there, Maps and the new MBP with Retina were also a big deal, IMHO. They also covered a LOT of ground, what really amounted to three keynotes worth of material.
     
  21. pooleman Suspended

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    Can we really expect Apple to "change the world" every year? Have we become so spoiled that even moderate advanced aren't good enough? Apple unveiled some good stuff today. FaceTime over 3G, everyone was complaining 2 years ago that FaceTime was wifi only. A good step forward if you ask me.

    Their own maps app with free turn-by-turn (I hope it's free). That's a great thing. A cheaper laptop line, mountain line looks like it integrated with iOS really well. What else do you guys want?

    You can't please some people I guess. I feel like if I gave you a $50 bill you'd whine because it was green.
     
  22. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Let's also not forget that the majority of 'life changing' features aren't usually announced until the phone's debut and iOS is fully released.
     
  23. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't mine at all if Apple decided to simply quit making phones. I don't need one and I wish they'd get back to building stuff for professionals and not consumer gadgets.

    But really, this is a developer's conference.

    Don't complain about the cost of the Macbook Pro. It is intended for people who make a living with their computer and for them it is cheap, well cheap compared to what (say) a plumber spends on his tools. If you use your computer as a game console, yes $2,200 is had to justify. Buy an Xbox.
     
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  25. SAL8116 macrumors regular

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    I thought it was a good WWDC. If you were expecting an iPhone you disappointed yourself.
     

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