A Deep Look at OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Lion released way back in July of 2011, and with it brought the worlds most advanced operating system to the Mac. For the first time for Macs, the OS was offered digitally from the Mac App Store and this was a huge success with over 80% of OS X users currently running the latest version of OS X.

At this years WWDC 2012, OS X Mountain Lion was demoed and showed off to the world. This latest version of OS X brings a lot of familar features from iOS over to the Mac. With the latest update, features such as Reminders, Messages, Notes, Notification Center, Game Center, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Facebook and Twitter integration, and so much more. Actually, I believe this video from Apple does a great job at showing what OS X Mountain Lion is all about:

For me personally, I really look forward to this update because this is shaping up to be one of the most feature packed updates in recent years. Although many people disagree and claim that iOS and OS X merging slowly together is the downfall of OS X, I disagree completely. Adding all of these features not only enhances the Mac experience and help build a better relationship between iOS devices and Mac, iOS only users will find transitioning over to the Mac to be less confusing and actually familar. Apple isnt dumbing down the Mac, they arent compromising features. In fact, they are making OS X more user friendly and even more powerful. If you disagree with me, enjoy the discombobulated Windows 8 metro, then tell me if you would rather have OS X Mountain Lion or MS Metro.

Messages Beta Gone from Apple’s Website

With just a few short weeks to go before the inception of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has decided to pull Messages Beta from their website. This is no surprise as Messages was in fact a beta, which gave clear indications that not only was the App temporary on OS X Lion users, that Apple would in fact do this sooner rather than later. For me, this is hope that Mountain Lion isnt far away because I absolutely cannot wait for Mountain Lion to debut and may be my most anticipated update for an Apple product in years.

Messages Beta on OS X Lion.

What do you think about Messages? Was it too buggy for you to love? Or was it the app you’ve been dreaming of? Let us know in the comment box below or at one of our social media hubs at Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. That is all Apple Nation, Peace!

Official Video for the Next Generation Macbook Pro

Well folks, after months of speculation, we finally know what Apples plans are. For now that is. And one of those plans is the Next Generation Macbook Pro. Here is the official video from Apple about the next gen Macbook.

WWDC 2012 Keynote Update!

Specs fo the new 15 inch Macbook Pro.

So far the presentation has gone as expected for me atleast. The Macbook Air was slightly refreshed with a better processing chip Ivy Bride, however, the Macbook Pro 15 inch has been totally updated and stole the show. The 13-inch MacBook Pro spec upgrade costs $1199, while the 15-inch will sell for $1499. The 15-inch is offered in $1799 and $2199 models with beefier quad-core chips. The outwards design of these upgraded MacBook Pros have stayed the same. If you are wondering about the specs of these models, check out the picture to the right.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Shipping in July!

Sticking to the Mac theme here, Apple announced that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will ship in July and will be available for 19.99, which is $10 dollars cheaper than OS X 10.7 Lion was. The only catch is that Mountain Lion will not ship with the new updated Macs, but if you purchase one from now until the release date, you get Mountain Lion free of charge.

So there you have it, WWDC 2012 is still under way and talking about iOS at the moment. Catch up with you all later. Peace Apple Nation!

Predictions for Upcoming WWDC 2012

Well, it is that time of the year once again for all you crazy Apple lovers. Yep, I am talking about the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 and if you buy into all the hype, this maybe the most anticipated WWDC since 2007 with the introduction of the iPhone. What exactly is being hyped up and what will be introduced remains to be seen. However, here is a list of what should be dropped next week and I’ll throw in some hopefuls as well:

WWDC 2012, “Where great ideas go on to do great things.”
What Should be Introduced:
  1. Updates to the Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, and Mac Pro. (Released July 6th??)
  2. With updates to the Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to go with updated Mac’s . (Also released July 6th, late summer perhaps?)
  3. iOS 6 is introduced with iCloud enhancements, Notification widgets added, Facebook integration. 
What Maybe be Introduced:
  1. iTV maybe talked about some, atleast the OS if they are in fact making iTV’s. 
  2. Different sizes for the iPad in terms of a 7 inch iPad Mini along side the New iPad.
  3. The iPhone 5 introduced with a larger size, better front facing camera, LTE, better battery life, possibly a new design. 
All of these suggested and anticipated products are strictly rumors and final products remain to be seen. Knowing Apple and Tim Cook’s very intriguing D10 conference interview, I would not be surprised if something unknown is dropped. What that may be, I dont have a clue. So what are you looking forward to? Does this list match up with yours? And is this the most anticipated WWDC you can remember besides 2007? Let us know in the comment box below and dont forget to follow us on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter for all your Apple News. Peace!! 

Why The "iPhone 5" Won’t Be Available This Summer

People keep asking me, hey AppleGuesser, when is the new iPhone coming out? Is it coming out this June? The simple and most accurate statement is a flat out NO, the new iPhone is not coming out in June, July, or August. I realize that this is a heated debate and what I’m saying is just a mere opinion, but mark my words, the new iPhone is not coming out summer and here is why.

  • The iPhone 4S would be just 8 months old in June. If Apple did decide to release the newest iPhone to the masses this June following the Worldwide Developers Conference, this would ostracize millions of very new iPhone users. By releasing a new iPhone in June, they would be taking the best selling smartphone on the market, a phone that millions of people use and turning their phone into an inferior device not even one year after being released. By doing this, Apple would be practicing the very tactic Apple bashes consistently and that is bashing the idea of making a phone only to make it inferior only a short time later. This isn’t Apple like and will not happen, no matter how bad you may want that new iPhone.
  • If the new iPhone were in fact in production, where are all the part leaks? With every new iPhone release, some part from a manufactuorer in China leaks a part of an iPhone to the internet whether it is a battery, antenna, a sim card tray, or a docking connector. Whatever part you care to get excited over, almost nothing has been leaked as of yet. I realize a home button MAY have been leaked, but other than that, nothing really yet. With just a few short weeks to go to the WWDC with few part leaks and no prototype iPhone mishaps (cough. cough), the odds are incredibly likely that Apple will not in fact release the new iPhone this summer.
Although the latest iPhone will not be releasing this summer, there are many great things to look forward to this summer and beyond for Apple enthusiasts like myself. Apple seems to have a huge summer in store for the Mac which may help lift your spirit. With the addition of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion this summer, updates to the Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, and iMac lines have been rumored to be coming as well. This would like up right as Apple would look to soften the news of a Fall release of the new iPhone with the news of updated Mac’s for OS X 10.8. 
So there you have it all you crazy Apple fans, that is why the new iPhone will not be coming out this summer. But don’t get to upset, if you have a Mac, this is an exciting time as OS X 10.8 looks likely it will roar (excuse the pun haha). Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @AppleGuesser or on Facebook @Guessing The Apple. Have an awesome early Tuesday Morning!!!! 🙂

Changes to iTunes? Please Apple?

So this is my first post in a really, really long time. I have had a lot of time to think about what I want to say and iTunes is something I really want to talk about. We all use iTunes and need it for our daily iOS lives. I know iCloud brought a new way to get away from syncing and using iTunes, but for the most part, iTunes is the way we update and back up our precious devices.

iTunes 11 set to be presented this June at the
WWDC in San Francisco.

With all that said, I hate iTunes with a passion. In all honesty, iTunes is by far the least feel good Apple product I have ever used. I dread using iTunes everyday that I use it because this giant behemoth is simply that, a large app that pulls up slow, loads up slow, and is rather unstable for Apple standards (which, granted, are sometimes too high). However, this is something that I should not be saying. Several years ago, this new formart for iTunes worked well because this was the day before the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Back in those simple days, the only things you kept on iTunes was music, podcasts, and some videos or audiobooks. Other than that, nothing to strenuous. Flash forward a few years to the present and now we have apps for the iPhone and iPad, music, video podcasts, audio podcasts, TV shows, eBooks, audiobooks, pictures, ringtones, genius playlists. I am not saying iTunes is awful and broken, but something needs to be improved. The UI feels dated, slow, and un-Apple like and pre-iOS and for the most part that is exactly what it is. With iOS 6, iPhone 5, OS X Mountain Lion and other devices coming, I have no doubt Apple has iTunes and the App Store for iOS on its minds for updates.

So there you have it folks, what do you think about iTunes? Change it? Keep it the same? Let us know here at GuessingTheApple. Anyways, dont forget to like us on Facebook @GuessingTheApple and follow us on Twitter @AppleGuesser. Peace Apple Nation and dont forget to get your friends to follow our blog and like our Facebook page.