What has Apple announced at WWDC 2017?
Apple recently held WWDC 2017 and announced great new software and hardware products. Lets have look to iOS 11, macOS, iMac Pro,10.7″ iPad Pro, Homepod siri speakers. variety of developers tools improvements, SDKs and much more.
Tim Cook makes his appearance at WWDC 2017 at San Jose Convention Center and Keynote begins with Lot of new exciting Announcements…
Apple has big announcement for tvOS: The Apple TV is getting a big new content source, as Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV and Apple’s new redesigned TV app. Apple is pushing tvOS update later this year.
2. WatchOS 4
Apple announced a new version of WatchOS, the software that powers the Apple Watch. Apple packed WatchOS 4 with new cool features, this are not big new features but some plugins like features.
A new Siri-powered watch face uses machine learning to customize its all content real-time throughout the entire day, like traffic details, all remainders, upcoming meetings, news, smart home controls, etc.
Smarted workout controls are integrated in new fitness features, set milestones (goals) for your workout, and exchange all the data between gym equipments and Apple Watch via partnerships with major manufacturers. You’ll also be able to use the watch face as a flashlight or blinking light during runs or while doing some work in dark or a neat safety touch.
Apple now watch can be easily get connected with external hardware such as continuous glucose monitors, via Bluetooth. We’ll be looking for more about this when Apple unveils this year’s new Watch hardware, WatchOS will be available in the fall as a free upgrade.
3. macOS High Sierra
Apple isn’t brought new features for macOS but the company has spent deep efforts to make macOS more powerful and improved performance and speed. Apple SVP Craig Federighi said. This includes updates to Safari, including autoplay video blocking and “intelligent tracking prevention” to stop the ad trackers, better Photos organizing, managing and great photo editing, a faster new behind-the-scenes file system Called Apple File System as a default file system from macOS High Sierra, a stronger updated graphics engine that supports VR development, and support for the Unity and Unreal gaming engines.
The Mac is providing great improvements towards new features as much as efficiency and power. The free update will be available this fall, with a beta program starting soon as developer and public beta soon.
4. New iMacs, Powerful iMac Pro
Apple’s iMac is getting an improved display, faster processors and high graphics capabilities mainly suitable for VR content creation. Increased memory capacity, and some new thunderbolt ports. The MacBook and MacBook Pro are coming with high speed chips and drives for better speed and efficiency. The MacBook Air is powered a faster chip. And the 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting a lower entry-level price.
Apple also showed off a sneak peek at a new, high-performance iMac 27-inch, darker grey iMac Pro, with up to 18 cores processor coming in December. Starting at $4999, this is coming for highly pro users, professional editors and more. Tim Cook says iMac is “pretty badass.”
5. iOS 11 along with AR Kit and Pro features for iPad
Apple has some big announcements for its iPhone and iPad powering Operating System.
iMessages will be now automatically get synchronized between multiple devices, and it will released memory by uploading old stuff like images and other things to cloud.
Apple Pay will now support send and receive cash person-to-person, using a new “Apple Pay Cash” card.
Siri becomes more powerful; now it can translates queries in many languages including French, Spanish and Chinese; will support more third-party apps via the Siri Kit developer’s kit that Apple released last year; and Siri will have more context for proactive suggestions. It will also start “reading” the text on your screen so you can do things like spell complicated words you’ve just looked at like Reykjavik more easily.
Read also: Google I/O 2017 highlights
Camera will use better file formats and improved algorithms to bring super camera performance to users, which means they consume less space than before. (Apple seems to be moving beyond JPEG as the default for photos, which raises some compatibility issues). New tricks are on the way for Live Photos in iOS.
The lock screen and Notifications window: the two places where you play with notifications are merging into single drawer. The Apple Maps app will have more detailed airport maps for a selection of airports.
Apple introduced a smart new “do not disturb while driving” safety mode, which will silence all notifications, show a blank off screen on your phone, and sends auto-reply with an “I’m driving!” message while you’re driving.
Apple’s HomeKit feature will now support multi-room home speakers from many major manufacturers, and a new AirPlay 2 feature will make it easier to play music and audio to other devices.
Apple Music is getting more social: Apple is making it easier for developers to embed Apple Music into other apps and services they create using music APIs.
Apple is redesigning the App Store for the first time since its introduction, and it looks a lot like Apple Music like big cards, a tab for games, and more visibility into in-app purchases. App developers will also get some new features, including “phased releases” that will make it easier to launch major new updates for developers.
IPad-specific features in iOS 11: include a new dock for apps lie macOS, a new multi-app view for multitasking, drag-and-drop support and a new ‘Files‘ app. It’s also easier to mark-up screenshots and documents with the Apple Pencil. And iOS will try to understand your handwriting in the Notes app so you can search the text which you drawn.
Apple also has some big new tools for developers, including AR Kit for augmented-reality apps, which Apple is calling the “largest AR platform in the world. It will also offer new machine learning and natural language capabilities, including things like face tracking and photo recognition.
6. iPad Pro 10.5-inch along with reduced borders
Apple introduced a new 10.5-inch version of the iPad Pro, its tablet for pro users. It has thinner borders around its edges like bezel less, along with home button it supports full screen keyboard capabilities and size that matches external utilities.
iPad Pro 10 features high quality retina display and new technology called “ProMotion”, which updates its content up to 120 times per second, making it feel smoother and more responsive. It’s also faster and will come with twice the standard amount of memory 64 GB.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649, and will start shipping next week.
7. HomePod: Apple’s new Siri speakers
Apple is thinking to overtake Sonos and the Amazon Echo with HomePod, a new “breakthrough home speaker” that it will start selling in December in white and space grey for $349.
Small but highly powerful, the speaker will sense the shape of your room automatically and customize audio for its environment.
A “Musicologist” feature will respond to “Hey, Siri,” play from your Apple Music account, and answer questions about the music it’s playing. It will also interact with Siri queries, such as weather, news, messages, podcasts, stocks, controlling smart home devices via HomeKit, etc.