MacMost Now 876: Apple Announces OS X 10.9, iOS 7, New Mac Pro, iTunes Radio

At the Worldwide Developers Conference Apple announced new versions of both OS X and iOS. They also launched new MacBook Air laptops and Airport base stations. A new Mac Pro was shown with a whole new design. A new streaming music service called iTunes Radio was also announced. See some of the new features of the operating systems.

Comments: 7 Responses to “MacMost Now 876: Apple Announces OS X 10.9, iOS 7, New Mac Pro, iTunes Radio”

    Chris
    6 years ago

    Does Apple still believe there is a future for the market of albums and individual songs?

    Rdio and Spotify are digging into this market, and Apple, like usual, will play catch-up years later.

    But I guess if you still believe that being the owner of your media has value, then you will probably still hang around the iTunes store.

      6 years ago

      I think both sides are moving toward a middle. Spotify is a little closer to “ownership” than Pandora. When I find an album I like in Spotify, I add it to a playlist and put that into a folder called “My Albums.” I feel it is in my collection. Of course, that assumes I am always a Spotify subscriber.
      iTunes has moved toward subscription with iTunes Match. I no longer worry about downloading and organizing my collection of files. I just have it all in the cloud.
      The only advantage that iTunes has for me is the breadth of the music available. Lots of things I want aren’t on Spotify, but are on iTunes. So I spend money on a Spotify subscription for 50% of my music, and purchase as-needed from iTunes. Some months I spend less on iTunes than Spotify (even $0) and some months more. But between them I have the music I want.

      Squafdonoboles
      6 years ago

      I have over 2,000 vinyl albums, 752 45 RPMs, 126 78 RPMs and 75 cassette tapes all in mint condition. Never liked the lossy sound of digital music.

    Blake
    6 years ago

    Well done Gary very informative…

    Alexmike
    6 years ago

    The Apple community is a much better place to live as long as you live there too. Great information !!!

    Johan-Martijn
    6 years ago

    Yep, the new Mac Pro will probably blow our socks off (literally?), though I do remember the fate of of the Cube… But design-wise it is absolutely stunning! Probably the price as well, when the whole thing is assembled in the US. But what the heck; if it ends up in Tate Modern or MOMA we could all grin and say, Yeah, and it still works!

    Squafdonoboles
    6 years ago

    These bells and whistles may appeal to the younger crowd but for those of us who are over 60 who remember using a Commodore 128, what we have now is well enough.

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