Although the applause and cheering were quite loud during Apple’s WWDC keynote when new versions of iOS and OS X were demonstrated, the media has not quite taken to either. I suppose Wall Street hasn’t either, witness the continuing, if gradual, erosion of Apple’s stock price.
So what’s wrong with Apple’s OS upgrades that the reaction from the critics has been so tepid or outright critical? If you look at the feature changes, and compare them to what Microsoft and Google typically offer in a major OS upgrade, you’ll find that Apple has done quite nicely, and it’s not at all certain that we’ve seen the entire feature set. After all, both are promised for a fall release, which means there’s plenty of time left to flesh out a few things.
But as far as iOS 7 is concerned, the next iPhone, which some believe to be an iPhone 5s, will probably show up in September, so that’s when the new iOS will appear. As to OS X Mavericks, maybe it will come out somewhat later, in time for the release of the Mac Pro. When will that happen? I’m expecting October, but I have no secret Apple information to offer.
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