Kevin has long since been a supporter of Apple products and I’ve finally started to make the switch. I was reluctant for a while but I have to admit I am really enjoying the convenience and intuitive nature of the Mac OSX/iOS UIs (don’t even get me started on the battery life improvements).
With that being said, we were both very excited to follow the announcements that apple was making at WWDC13 and took some time out of our day to observe. In short, we’re very excited for what is on the way from Apple this fall.
The new Macbook Air, the battery life and price point make this the perfect work laptop.
A bit more on the nerdy side, I can’t wait for the out of box tabbed finder windows. As somebody who works with a bit of a chaotic workflow I always lose track of windows, tabs will be the end of this issue for me.
Outside of that, we’re both really excited about the changes coming to iOS7. They are pushing forward with a revamped UI and great improvements to the all around functionality and convenience of the already great mobile OS.
I could talk all night about what I’m excited to test out but I’ll just stick with the 3 things that stuck out to me.
This may be the most exciting feature that we will be enjoying this fall. A simple swipe from the bottom of the screen will bring up some of the most commonly used features. I can’t tell you how many times I find myself editing brightness, toggling wifi/bluetooth or wanting quick access to some of the basic phone settings. Quick swipe/gesture access will certainly give me a few extra seconds to relax everyday.
I have never been a fan of the appearance of the messages on the iPhone, I know there are apps to change this but I don’t feel the need to have an app to control a core functionality of my phone. I love the flat appearance of the blue and grey over the white background. This is a purely cosmetic change but one that I welcome with open arms.
More tabs! Following in the footsteps of the finder tabs that we will get in the latest version of OS X the iOS7 notification area now has 3 tabs: Today, All and Missed. Some of you will use this more than others, some are like me and clear notifications as soon as we see them. Either way this notification area is sleek, well laid out and as always, attractive.
We will be posting in greater detail about the new Macbook Air as we get more pictures (or receive a few ourselves). Let us know what you thought about WWDC13 in the comments section or as always drop us a comment on Twitter or Facebook!