The WWDC 2017 conference of Apple is taking place in San Jose, CA from 5 June to 9 June at the McEnery Convention Center.
Let’s here discuss the announcements done on 5th June
1. iOS 11
This year, resembling every year, they showcased the upcoming major update for iPad, iOS and iPhone: iOS 11.
You would see some big changes in iOS 11, but we will discuss some of the highlights in this blog.
Firstly, there is a big drive for augmented reality (AR) & the ARKit for developers will assist them to develop new experiences in time for the complete release of iOS 11. Siri will sound much better (both female as well as male voices) since the voice will be more expressive and natural. There will be latest camera features, a new format of the image file (smaller size) and updates to Apple Maps.
A new feature known as Do Not Disturb at the time of Driving is very interesting. iPhone will robotically detect when you are driving a car & switch off all notifications (& distractions). In case you are inside a car and not driving, then you can tell it the same and this will open up each of the features. A person who texts you will receive an auto-response informing that you are driving. If someone is trying to reach on an urgent basis, they just need to respond ‘urgent’ & the phone will let it know to you!
iPads get a host of special features as well. You will see a new customizable dock (much similar to OS X) which lets you rapidly switch between applications or start side-by-side applications. There is a novel Files app which shows you all of your files, whether they are stored on the gadget storage or your selection of cloud provider.
There are various new features in the Notes app & support for drag & drop all over the system. This will make the iPad line much more powerful for the person who wants to utilize it like a computer replacement. The iOS 11 would be a free update later in the current year on all devices of iPhone (5s & later), all iPad Pro and iPad Air models, iPad mini 2, iPad 5th generation and later & iPod Touch 6th gen. In case you are having a paid developer account, then you can immediately download the developer beta. The public beta will be accessed for free to all users later on this month.
It is new connected home speaker of Apple with a focal point on audio quality. This is powered by an A8 processor of Apple that allows all kinds of software audio wizardry. In the tiny enclosure, HomePod conceals a 4-inch long-throw woofer, 7 tweeters (each having their individual amplifier), & six microphones.
3. WatchOS 4
This update of Apple Watch provides Siri new capabilities as well as improves the fitness features. There is a novel Siri watch face which updates the information from your favorite applications & shows you pertinent information at diverse times of the day. It could comprise activity, Breathe, Alarms, Calendar, Reminders, Maps and news snippets by the Apple News app. Further new watch faces contain a Kaleidoscope & faces with characters from Toy Story (Woodie, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie).
4. MacOS High Sierra
Rather than announcing an all-new system that consists an all-new name, they announced the MacOS High Sierra. This is a major update to Sierra that Apple announced as well as rolled out last year. Apple executive named Craig Federighi missed no time informing developers that the High Sierra is “completely baked”. The latest macOS is concerning deep technology and added several refinements, explained by Federighi.
One bigger update announced here is the latest File System of Apple. It is 64-bit, from top to bottom. One more new High Sierra feature consists video & graphics.
5. iPad Pro 10.5-inch
The Apple announced a new iPad pro having a larger that is the 10.5-inch screen. It follows another novel iPad from the past this year. Popular as iPad, that gadget is 9.7 inches. It substituted the iPad Air 2 & starts at $329. It seems like an iPad Pro, however with a bigger 10.5-inch Retina display & reduced bezels. This weighs one pound, but this is 20% larger.
It facilitates for an onscreen full-size keyboard, as well as a full-sized physical keyboard that you can effectively attach. It moreover comes with a feature known as ProMotion that twice the refresh rate to 120Hz & also supports HDR Video. It’s True Tone Technology (TTT) is 50% brighter, the Apple said. The latest iPad Pro is also powered by the A10X 6-core CPU that additionally having a 12-core GPU. The camera configurations have also been upgraded.
6. iMac Pro
There was additionally a sneak-peek at the ultra-high end iMac arriving later this year that dubbed the device iMac Pro. It arrives in a sleek Space Grey finish as well as provides either an 8-, 10- or 18-core Xeon Processor together with the Radeon Vega graphics with around 16GB VRAM competent of offering approximately 11 Teraflops of power.
7. MacBook range
As Apple didn’t take a big amount of time discussing MacBook range, this did attain a mention and an update. All present Mac laptops (MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air) got an upgrade at WWDC 2017, boasting faster graphics, faster SSDs, and enhanced Intel Kaby Lake processors.
So, this was all about the announcements done in Apple’s WWDC 2017 Conference Held on 5th June. Just Stay Tuned with us to know more.