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MacBook Pro, Siri, iOS6, take WWDC spotlight (live blog)

Apple wheels out some notable new offerings, including a MacBook Pro with Retina display and Siri for the new iPad. Plus: Apple makes its maps move.

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The crowd gets ready for today's big WWDC keynote event. James Martin/CNET

Editor's note: This live blog has concluded. You can replay it by clicking here, or check out our roundup of WWDC stories. Also note our two first take reviews: Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display and its new MacBook Air.

Apple once again takes over San Francisco's Moscone center for its annual developers conference, and CNET will be there to bring you the news live.

The tech giant today is expected to show off a new version of iOS, spruce up its Mac lineup, and offer a little more information on Mountain Lion, the next major version of OS X due out this summer.

The show runs the whole week, but the real action is Monday's keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific. CNET will have live news and photos as the event unfolds, including a pre-game show that starts at 8 a.m. Pacific. You can follow along with our live blog here. We've also made a handy reminder to add to your calendar.

You can also check out what time that is in your time zone, right here.

At last year's show, Apple showed off iOS 5.0 for the first time, which came four months later with the iPhone 4S. That show also brought iCloud and iTunes Match (Apple's latest Web-powered services), and a price and release date for OS X Lion.

What was notably missing from the 2011 edition was any sort of hardware. Instead, Apple spent the majority of its time on stage focusing on new software features in iOS and OS X, its two operating systems.

That's not expected to be the case this time around at WWDC 2012, at least on the Mac front. Intel's got a brand new crop of chips all ready to go, and PC vendors have already beaten Apple to the punch there. Rumors have also been swirling about Apple switching to higher-resolution "Retina display" screens on some of its Macs, to match what can be found on the latest iPhones, iPads and iPods.

All of this to say, there's plenty to look forward to in the way of news. Be sure to tune in.

Editors' note: This story originally was published on June 8 at 4 a.m. PT.

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