Before you can move ahead, it’s always fun to look back. That’s the idea behind our annual review of Macworld’s top stories of 2012, based on page views.
If there’s a trend to be found among our most read stories, it’s that whatever product Apple announces—Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, iOS6, one of many new iPads—is usually followed by a rush to find out more information about the new hardware or software coming out of Cupertino. How-to articles explaining how to do more with your Macs, iPads, and iPhones also dominated our story list. (Note that more than few stories from 2011 are in this list as well; their placement on the list below reflects how much they traffic they got in 2012, though.)
So here’s our look at the stories that you flocked to in 2012.
Nothing piques our readers’ interest like a new operating system from Apple. This overview originally appeared after Apple first previewed OS X 10.8 in February, with an update following the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in June.
Speaking of overviews, many of you are still trying to wrap your brain around Apple’s cloud-based services. Thankfully, this June 2011 article was updated frequently enough to take on whatever questions you might have about iCloud.
To be fair to this not-as-relevant-as-it-used-to-be-article, iOS 5 was the up-to-date mobile operating system for roughly two-thirds of 2012. And don’t fret that everyone’s clinging to the past here—the iOS 6 installation guide will be making an appearance on this list shortly.