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 Ah, sorry, I guess I misunderstood.
 I think you're missing the important bit. The article says that in about a month Apple will release some changes (I assume an updated version of XCode) that will allow devs to release 32bit for ios6 and 64bit/32bit for ios7 all in one binary. This means that all a dev has to do is hold off on updating their app to 64 bit until this XCode change is released, and they won't leave any ios6 people behind at all, not even temporarily.
 Keep in mind that the vast majority of the bulk of most apps are the assets, graphics, sounds, stuff like that, not the actual code. A 64-bit/32-bit fat binary won't be double the size of the old 32-bit-only version of the app. In a lot of cases, the file size difference is going to be negligible.
Even if Apple comes out with a beautiful "smartwatch" that does whatever, I'm just not interested. The cellphone and then the smartphone/iphone took the place of wearing a wristwatch for me years ago, and I'm not interested in having another thing to carry around. I can't think of much it would do that couldn't be done by simply taking your phone out of your pocket and using it instead, other than possibly fitness stuff, like being a pulse monitor at the same time, etc,...
Whatever the specs and feature details of the 5S or whatever it gets called, I'm buying one. My iphone 4 is starting to have a significantly reduced battery capacity, and I've been holding off on paying the $70 for the battery service waiting for the new stuff to come out. Looking forward to all the stuff they've added to the 4S & 5 and whatever they'll add to the new thing, stuff like Siri, a better camera, longer screen, LTE, all that.
The main thing about itunes 11 for me was a removal of the DJ/random play. I find it so cumbersome to work around that with v11 that my main machine is still running v10, and will probably keeping running v10 only until I'm forced to upgrade for compatibility with some new HW I want to use.
For current models, the 13" Macbook Pro w/ and w/o retina uses only the intel HD4000 too. The 15" w/ and w/o retina have both the intel HD4000 and Nvidia GT 650M, and auto switch between the 2 on the fly. All current mac mini models use only intel HD4000 as well. All the new-ish imac models use discrete Nvidia graphics chips.
No, the 63% is apple's piece of total # of paid song downloads, while 80% is apple's piece of the total downloading userbase. So, 63% is a number-of-songs thing, and 80% is a number-of-people thing.
I have a classic ipod with 160GB and it's juuuust about dead full. If they came out with a 128GB iphone, I'd considering trimming which parts of my music collection I sync and using my iphone as my car stereo the way I currently use my ipod. 64GB is great, but it's not enough for me to give up the old ipod yet. Either way, should be interesting to see which product goes to 128GB first, the iphone, ipod touch, ipad, or what.
I think the interesting usage here is taking an battery operated thing, even a really old thing, and being able to remotely power it on and off, as well as make it turn on and off via an automatic timer. It's never going to be some widespread thing you're going to want to put in all your devices, but the idea of taking some really old fashioned and adding a remote on/off feature to it without having to alter the thing at all is kind of neat.
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