Apple CEO Tim Cook emailed a customer Monday after the keynote and promised that big things are planned for the Mac Pro desktop line in 2013.
To avoid some confusion, Apple has also removed the 'NEW' label that previously hovered above the updated Mac Pro on it's online store.
And I was mistaken in saying in my Monday posting that the Mac Pro got Ivy Bridge chips as part of its update. The 2012 Mac Pro still has a Xeon processor like before, now with a higher clock speed. The Mac Pro is available in single quad-core and dual six-core Xeon processor configurations.
As for new features in iOS 6 developers are excited about, Passbook has the buzz. Skip to 93:07 in the keynote video to see details on this. It looks like a 'privileged' native app class, kind of like Newsstand, where the in-app purchase isn't a subscription, but purchases function like a real-world coupon or admit pass. Very cool.
Other iOS 6 features of interest to media types: FaceTime works over cellular connections now, your iCloud account's photostream can be shared in various ways, and more low-level access to the device's camera (allowing for some interesting apps in the near future).
Now that retina displays have come to Mac OS X as well as iOS (with the third-generation iPad), web content producers will need to make changes to site code and come up with new picture assets in order to ensure that early-adopters not only have the best possible experience, but have an acceptable experience. If old assets aren't handled well in the code, standard-resolution art on high-DPI displays looks worse than it should.