Apple Press Event Recap: MacBook Air, OS X Lion, FaceTime
Apple had quite a few things to show off today at its "Back to the Mac" press conference, everything from simple software tweaks to major hardware renovations. Here's a summary of what the iPhone maker had to announce.
Mac OS X Lion
The theme of the event was "Back to the Mac" because Apple announced an upcoming version of Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) that integrates some new feature lessons learned from the iPad back into the Mac. For a look at how a Mac operating system can resemble the iPad, read the full explanation .
New iLife Features: iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band
Apple added a bunch of new features to the iLife suite that make it easier for users to make professional-looking media creations. iPhoto has new slideshow capabilities, iMovie can create movie trailers, GarageBand is even better at mixing music, and that's not even the half of it. See all the details in the iLife rundown .
FaceTime for Macs
Apple CEO Steve Jobs also announced that Macs can join in the video calling fun with FaceTime. See the FaceTime coverage for more details .
New MacBook Air Notebooks
Finally, Apple decided to expand the MacBook Air line with a smaller device. Apple will now sell a 13-inch version that's even thinner than the original and a new 11-inch model. See the full article for more information on the specs and pricing.