Every year Apple holds a Worldwide Developers Conference where they announce all the products and software updates that will released in 2017. Want to learn more about what it entails read my previous article here.
So you’re first question probably is- so, what happened at WWC2017? Followed by, when can I get my new Macbook?
If you’re anything like me you are probably (still!) awaiting the new Iphone realise in anticipation #guilty
So, sit back, here’s all you need to know about Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Then you can decide what products you would like to purchase before you wait in the que for hours, or worse be forced to wait weeks for the next iGadget.
Apple has announced its own music system in the form of the ‘HomePod’ speaker.
- The HomePod is designed to take on the Amazon Echo functionality, but it also aims to compete against systems like Sonos in audio quality.
- It will come in white and black
- The cost $349 and it will ship in the US, UK, and Australia from December.
- Apple has confirmed that- Amazon has finally settled there differences and Amazon’s Video app will make its way to Apple TV later this year.
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
Expected Release: June
- Bigger 10.5-inch Retina display and reduced bezels. It weighs 1 pound, but it’s 20-per cent larger.
- Full-size onscreen keyboard, and a full-sized physical keyboard you can attach.
- ProMotion, which doubles the refresh rate to 120Hz and supports HDR Video.
- It has a 12-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing 7-megapixel FaceTime camera.
The most powerful Mac that it’s ever made
Expected release: December, 2017
- iMac Pro has more power than ever before.
- Comes in Space Grey and is based on the 27-inch 5K iMac design.
- 8-core Xeon and later there will be options for 10-core and 18-core
- New Radeon Vega GPUs, offering up to 16GB of vRAM.
Expected for release: This coming “fall”
- The HTC Vive, will soon be compatible with Mac
- It will be Mac’s very own virtual reality experience
Expected for release: in the “fall”
- New watch faces
- Siri Watch face will now show relevant content, including diary notifications, and news stories.
- New dock
- New fitness features
Apple’s iMac lineup has received an almighty boost.
- It will have more memory than ever before: up to 32GB on the 21.5-inch display models and up to 64GB of memory on the 27-inch models
- Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors
Ios 11| Software
Expected for release: September.
- iMessages are now stored as part of iCloud, so they sync across all your devices.
- Changes to Apple Pay, including the addition of person-to-person payments.
- Siri has a new, a more natural voice and it would seem Siri is bilingual Siri now translates English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, etc.
- New compression for photographs
- Edit live images across the different frames
- The controls now pack all the features on one page
MacOS High Sierra | Software
Safari is now the “world’s fastest desktop browser”
- Refined High Sierra photos.
- There’s now a persistent sidebar and a view that has all of your imports in chronological order.
- Apple File System. It’s 64-bit, from top to bottom
So the last question to ask is- which product will you get first?