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Live Stream and World Times for Apple's New iPhone Event

Apple's big Next iPhone event is less than a day away and I know you guys are just about as excited as me so I've prepared this timetable so you can know when the Apple event will start in your nook of the world and when I will be live tweeting. 

The event will start at 10AM in San Francisco and I will be live updating via Twitter as soon as it starts. I will also be updating you with a torrent of new videos and articles informing you on what you need to know about Apple's exciting new announcements and if you haven't already you can check out my already posted content on what to expect come Apple's event. 


Apple's WWDC 2012 Event Summary and Recap for the Busy

Apple Updated it's MacBook models, iOS and More at it's WWDC 2012 event! Lets go over them. 

iOS 6-

  • Massive upgrades to the graphics and look of iOS
  • Siri for New iPad
  • Facebook intigration like what is currently done with twitter
  • Pull to Refresh integration
  • Siri upgrades like launching apps, movie info and more
  • New Do Not Disturb feature that stops notifications when needed
  • More thourough Privacy Settings
  • Shared Photo Streams allows photo sharing with family and friends
  • Passbook (new Apple app) is like a virtural wallet for your iPhone
  • New Custom Apple 3D Maps intigrated in the Maps App, includes turn-by-turn navigation
  • Mail app gets VIP inbox
  • iOS 6 compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPod Touch 4g and up
  • Available in Fall (Spring in Australia)
  • Developer Beta available today

Mac Models-

  • New Macbook Pros with Retina Dispaly! (15" only)
  • 11", 13" Macbook Airs with 512GB Flash Storage, 60% faster graphics, USB 3.0, 720p Facetime cameras and Ivy Bridge
  • Macbook Airs now come with 4GB memory standard
  • 15" Macbook Pro with quad-core i7 CPUs up to 2.7GHz, 1GB Graphics, 8GB memory standard, USB 3.0
  • 13" Macbook Pro with dual-core i7 CPUs up to 2.9GHz
  • Pricing remains the same for new models
  • 2011 Generation Macbook Airs still in stock with $100 price drop
  • 17" Macbook Pro discontinued


 OSX Mountain Lion-

  • New Dictation feature
  • iCloud Tabs
  • "Power Nap" feature
  • Available in July for $19.99 American


  • Apple Announced it's "iCase" for the iPad


See the Video Recap here


Apple TV, iPad 3 Event Breakdown- Fast Summary for the Busy

Not to beat around the bush here, Tim Cook stated some specs, some developers showed their games and other filler crap. Here's the interesting stuff-

New 3rd-Generation iPad: 

(First and foremost: NAME? “The New iPad” was the only name they referred to, though “New 3rd-Generation iPad” popped up in its videos. So if you laid bets on “iPad 3″ or “iPad HD” — er, sorry. But here’s what this bizarro no-name tablet will offer.) 

  • Retina Display: 2048 x 1536, or 3.1 million pixels, 264 ppi
  • 4G/LTE: 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, and LTE at 73Mbps. (LTE on both Verizon and AT&T, plus Rogers, Bell, and Telus)
  • Processor: Dual-core A5X processor, with quad-core graphics
  • Home button: YES
  • 30-pin Dock connector:  YES
  • Camera: Upgraded, including 5MP rear illuminated sensor, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip, auto-exposure, auto-focus, white balance, face detection,s stabilization. Of course, still has HD video capture, but up to 1080p now
  • Siri: Not exactly, but there’s a new voice dictation feature via a microphone button on the keyboard. (Supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese)
  • Hot Spot: YES (if carrier supports it)
  • Battery life: Retains 10 hours of battery life (9 hours on 4G)
  • Size: 9.4mm thin, weighing 1.4lbs.
  • Price: $499 for 16GB, $599 32GB, $699 for 64GB (no 128GB)
  • Availability: March 16 (pre-orders start today for US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan)

New Apple TV:

  • New user interface (including Cover Flow-ish design)
  • 1080p support
  • TV content availability one day after airing
  • iTunes Match support
  • Photo Stream
  • Genius
  • iCloud support for movies
  • $99
  • Available next week
  • Pre-orders start today

iOS 5.1: 

  • Available today
  • Siri to launch in Japan in next few weeks
  • iTunes Store now supports movies and TV shows in 1080p HD
  • Plus, all the native apps have been updated and optimized


As for the iPad 2, it’s getting a price revamp: The retail cost is getting slashed by $100, so a 16GB Wifi model will now go for $399.

The event ended with a tease: “2012: There’s a lot to look forward to.” 

So, were you excited or disappointed in the announcements today? Let us know how you feel in the comments.


iPad 3 Live Coverage and Timetable for All Cities

Us at SikmenTech are very excited for the iPad 3 announcement. So we are going to be covering the event live over Twitter, with posts on this website and YouTube. We even have a timetable for worldwide cities so you don't miss it. If you want our predictions for the event you can find them here.