"It's a really great way to learn," Federighi says. He backs that up by showing that you can use it to highlight sections for taking notes. The sidebar breaks out those notes off the page. You can also run flip cards for studying that's built in.
And that's it for OS X Mavericks, it seems. There's a preview of it for developers today.
It is a shame they didn't address the Maps controversy before showing us the Maps app. We still need a confidence boost there.
For everyone else, we'll get it this fall, says Federighi.
Developers get OS X Mavericks today; the general public get it this fall.
Calling Phil Schiller to the stage.
Apple's Phil Schiller takes to the stage now to tell us about the Mac, which probably means new hardware.
Time to talk Macbook Air.
MacBook Air is first up -- but will it get a higher-res screen?
There's an entirely new line of Macbook Airs.
Let's start off with the MacBook Air. "What is the future of the notebook?" Schiller says of the MacBook Air. New line being updated today. These have the most important feature: all-day battery life.
All-day battery life: the biggest new feature.
Promises "all-day" battery life. Haswell, of course.
The ultra-efficient Haswell ULT chip is at the core of the new Macbook Airs
In our initial tests on Haswell windows laptops, we've gotten excellent battery life.
New machine runs on 4th gen Intel "Haswell" chips. Up to 40% faster graphics, and also has better power management.
Can wake up in 1 second, and run on standby for 30 days.
11-inch goes from 5 hours to 9 hours. The 13-inch goes from 7 hours up to 12 hours.
11 inch goes from 5 hours of battery life to 9 hours. The 13 inch goes from 7 to 12 hours. Wowza.
I cannot wait for OS X Mavericks. Developer preview available today! w00T
You can now watch almost the entire trilogy of lord of the rings, Schiller says.
"You can now watch the entire trilogy of Lord of the Rings" on Macbook Air without recharging.
Also now rocking 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is 3x faster than N.
12 hours of battery life on a MBA -- take my money now!!
New airport base station: they're square, but tall. There's room for a hard drive, 2 or 3 terabytes.
So now we need new routers: New Airport base stations. New designs. First up AirPort Extreme, which has an all new form factor. From across the room it looks like a paper towel roll.
New 802.11ac networking on the new MacBook Air means we have to have a new Airport!
11-inch 128GB - $999, 256 - $1199