Tim Cook comes out first and welcomes everyone to the WWDC. Part one Apple Retail has one million daily visitors. There are 407 stores in 14 countries. Next part is the App Store. It celebrates its 5th birthday in July. Over 50 billion apps have been downloaded. There are about 900,000 apps, 375,000 apps specifically written for the iPad. 93% of all apps have been downloaded with 575,000,000 accounts. Apple has paid over 10 billion dollars to developers.

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“A recent survey conducted by Black Book Rankings reveals that physicians are increasingly relying on mobile apps in their daily practice. ” says an article in TUAW. See it here

A red rubber ballWe welcome Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. Updates iPhone 5 up to a quick start sold out the first weekend (5 million – the most phones sold in one weekend). As well as the new iPod touch and nano.200 Million devices are running iOS6. the fastest upgrade rate in history. 125 Million documents are in the cloud. 300 billion messages sent by messenger 28,000 per second. App Store: 700,000 apps in the app store 275,000 iPad apps. 35 billion apps have been downloaded. 1.5 million books available in the book store 400 million downloaded. New version of iBooks. Continuous scrolling with books. Free download in the Apps store. Onto the Mac.The mac has been outgrowing the PC 6 to 1 #1 Desktop, #1 US Notebook.

Phil Schiller is now on stage. The 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display is being lauded over. 13″ MacBook Pro the biggest selling mac. Welcome to the 13 MacBook Pro with Retina Display .75 inches thick, weighing at 3.7 poundsMagSafe 2, USB3 port, thunderbolt port, 2560X1600 pixels the 2nd highest resolution display. facetime HD camera, dual microphones and dual stereo speakers. Ships with Mountain Lion 2.5 Ghz i5, 8GBRAM 128GB Flash drive $1699. Ships today.

Mac Mini (You know there was something with the word mini in there) USB3 SD Card reader Dual or quad core 17 Ivy Bridge processor. Also a server version will be out. The new mini will be out today.

iMac #1 Desktop model in the business. 8th generation of the machine introduced today very thin display. 5mm edge 80% thinner. new thinner display, no gap full lamination with the glass. removed the drive 75% less reflection. Calibrated individually stereo sound system, FaceTime HD 768 GB Flash drive USB 3 Thunderbolt ports. Fusion Drive 128GB Flash 1,3TB Hard drive into a single volume automatically moves from Hard Drive to Flash drive. 2.7 Ghz 8GB, 1TB HDD $1299 Shipping in November.

Tim is back on stage with the iPad. 2 weeks ago Apple sold their 100,000,000th iPad.91% of web traffic share iBooks textbooks are available for 80% of the High School curriculum. 2500 classrooms new version of iBooks templates. multi-touch widgets iBook up datesas well. Free download on the Mac Apps store

Here comes Phil again. 4th generation iPad uses Apple’s A6X Chip which doubles CPU performance, as well as 10 hour battery life. FaceTime HD Expanded LTE performance with cellular. Lightning connector Retina Display 16GB at $499. iPad Mini new design for the iPad. Thin and light. 7.2 mm thin – as thin a sa pencil .68 lbs. 53% lighter 7.9″ diagonal 1024X768. All software can work on the iPad mini. Powered by the Dual core a5 chip isight camera, ultrafast wireless 10 hour battery life. 16GB Wifi model will start at $329. Pre-order this Friday. ships on November 2. Cell models will be out 2 weeks later.

Apple has released the date of a media event for 10/23/12 for a new product introduction. The rumor mill says new iPads, Mac Mini, and iMac. We shall see

“The New York Times examines how Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are changing the way the health industry works. Of course, a light, powerful, and simple touchscreen computer can be handy almost anywhere, but that’s especially true in the field of medicine.” Says an article by Mike Schramm in the Unofficial Apple Website. Read more here

“It looks like researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have taken blogger Erica Sadun’s “Look at your own ear” post from December 2011 to a new level. They’ve developed an iPhone accessory they call the Remotoscope to turn an iPhone into an otoscope — that thing doctors usually put into your ear to peer inside.” Says a story from Steven Sande from The Unofficial Apple Website. read it here

“Providing personal mobile computers to medical residents reduces delays in patient care, enhances their access to electronic records and helps them to train, according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. ” Says an article in Macworld. for more go here

“A handful of clinicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital gave iPads a test run, using them to tap into the corporate network and run critical apps in a virtual desktop environment. The results weren’t good: iPads came back with a poor bill of health.” Starts an article on the iPad in Healthcare. See it here.

There is an iPad in medicine website. It has resources for apps, as well a forum program so you can share your experiences with the iPad in medicine. The address is: http://machealthcare.org/

Tim Cook started off the session by updating the Mac. 6 Million copies of Lion have been downloaded so far. The Mac Book Pro and iMac are the best selling notebook and desktop computers respectively. Apple has 23% market share of all personal computers.
The iPod line has 78% market share of all portable music players – 45 million iPods were sold between July, 2010 to June, 2011. iTunes has 20 million songs, and 16 billion songs downloaded. iPhone had a 125% year over year growth with over half sold being iPhone 4.
80% of Hospitals are either testing or piloting use of the iPad. Over 250,000,000 iOS devices have been sold, 140,000 apps available in the App store and over $3 billion have been paid out to developers. iPad has a 74% market share in tablet devices.
Next at bat was Scott Forestall. He discussed iOS 5. There will be a new free app called cards where you make your own greeting cards in your iOS device. You could mail the greeting card to anyone in the US for $2.99, anywhere else for $4.99
Twitter integration in apps with iOS 5. Newsstand will let you purchase magazines and newspapers, like the iBook store. Apple also updated the camera app, and will introduce a new Game Center. Safari will be updated and will include tabbed browsing. Wireless app updates will also be available. iOS 5 will be released October 12 for free.
Eddie Cue came up to discuss iCloud. It will store all of your content and wirelessly push it to all your devices. iTunes in the Cloud will also be available. You can also put your photos, calendars in the iCloud service. iCloud will be available on October 12.
Another iCloud feature will be Find My Friends. A location service that uses Find My iPhone to track friends. You can turn it off and on at you leisure. You can also invite friends to share their locations for a limited time.
iTunes Match will can your iTunes Library, add any songs that are missing from it. It will be $24.99/year.
iCloud will be 5GB free and available for Lion and iOS 5 users. An additional 10GB will be $20/year, 20GB will be $40/year and 50GB will be $100/year. could will be available October 12.
Phil Shiller was next to give an update on the iPod. There will be a new iPod Nano. It will feature an easier to navigate interface, an improved fitness experience with the Nike+ shoes. There will be 16 new clock faces available, including a classic “Mickey Mouse Watch”. Pricing will be $129 for the 8GB model and $149 for the 16GB model.
The iPod Touch is the #1 Portable game player. It will run iOS 5, and will support iCloud. There will be a white model coming out. Pricing will be $199 for the 8GB version, $299 for the 32GB version, and $399 for the 64GB version. The 2GB iPod Shuffle will be available for $49. All new iPods will be available on October 12.
On to the iPhone. The new version will be the iPhone 4S It will be all new inside, running an A5 dual-core processor. featuring 7x faster graphics and double the speed. The iPhone 4S will feature fantastic battery life. 8 hours of 3G talk time, 14 hours 2G talk time, 6 hours 3G Browsing time, 40 hours music time and 10 hours video time.
The iPhone 4S will feature faster downloads and higher data speeds. It will also be a “World Phone” featuring both GSM and CDMA.
It will feature an 8 megapixel camera with 60% more pixels and 73% more light, a five element lens. The time to first photo is now down to 1.1 seconds, with a 0.5 second shot to shot delay. The camera will also support 1080P HD video recording, and AirPlay mirroring.
Oh, yes there is one more thing. Siri. Welcome back Scott. For years voice recognition has been a dream of computer sets. With Sire, Apple might have been able to get it right.It will integrate with maps to give directions.
Phil is back. you could do dictation with Siri. and it will work with built-in apps. with dictation anywhere. It’s in beta right now, so it will not be included with iOS 5.
Prices for the iPhone 4S will be $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 54GB, The 8GB iPhone 3GS will be free, and the 8GB iPhone 4 will be $99 with a 2-year contract from either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S will Start October 7th and the phone will be available on October 14th.

According to All Things Digital, Apple CEO, Tim Cook will unveil the 5th generation iPhone at a media event on October 4

“Yale School of Medicine will supply all of its students with an iPad 2.” Says an article in TUAW. for more information, click here

“When TUAW last talked with the folks behind iTriage, it was shortly before World Health Day in 2010, and the app had just updated to version 2.0 with a version for Android.” Starts an article from TUAW on the update on iTriage. Read it here

“Cardiograph, by MacroPinch, is a new health & fitness application that uses the camera on your iPhone or iPad 2 to measure your heart rate.”. From a report in tipb.com. Read it here

“At Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), communication can be a matter of life and death.”  says an article in Macworld.com. Read it here

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