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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New iPhone and Mac software and updated Mac computers were among the highlights Monday at Apple Inc.’s annual conference for software developers. The updates include Apple’s own mapping service, better integration with social networks and an improved virtual assistant in Siri.

The Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco runs through Friday. Here’s what’s coming out of the show on Monday. All times are PDT.


11:54 a.m.

CEO Tim Cook ends the presentation by touting the company’s ability to deliver on hardware, software and services.


11:51 a.m.

Apple says its mobile devices will get a new operating system, iOS 6, this fall. It will support iPhones released since 2009, as well as last year’s and this year’s iPad models. It will also work with newer iPod Touch devices.

The update will be free, though some features won’t be available on all devices. The iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features.


11:47 a.m.

Apple’s mobile devices will have a mapping program built in-house.

In the past, Apple has given prominent billing to Google Inc.’s mapping app. But the two companies have increasingly become rivals as people buy more devices running Google’s Android operating system.

Apple’s map program will be integrated with Siri so that you can ask questions.

It will also include “flyover” images taken by helicopters hired by the company to fly over major cities. Google said last week it’s sending its own planes to produce similar images. Apple showed images of the Sydney Opera House and the Transamerica building in San Francisco as part of its demo.

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