The CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook, took the stage on Monday morning at the annual worldwide developer conference, WWDC 17, in San Jose. He talked about the updates to each of Apple’s operating systems, plus some additional announcements that he promised will be “major.”
In case you missed the live stream, here are the most important things that were announced yesterday:
Amazon is finally coming to tvOS
A dispute between Amazon Prime and Apple has kept customers from watching Amazon Video for quite some time on tvOS. Now it seems that the two companies have buried their hatchets for the benefit of the consumers. It remains unclear though if the app will be integrated into Apple’s TV app on tvOS since their integration will begin at the end of the year.
Introduction of the new watchOS 4
WatchOS is moving very quickly, and the new watchOS 4 – Siri watch-face is already available. The new thing is that it automatically displays all the important information with the same type of intelligence that is applied to iOS, and the access to Siri is very easy. The watch will use machine learning to adapt automatically to the customer’s routines and apps that they use. WatchOS 4 has a new workout UI, support for two-way data exchange with workout machines and more.
Unveiling of the new macOS High Sierra
The new expansion of the iMac’s Sierra is macOS High Sierra. Equipped with autoplay blocking for videos, intelligent tracking prevention, search top hits with Spotlight, and a full-screen split-view, it represents quite an improvement over the old version. There are also some new organization and editing features in the Photos section as well as enhancement tools. What seems most interesting is the introduction of the new Apple File System, Pro and VR content creation as well as Metal for VR in High Sierra.
What seems most interesting is the introduction of the new Apple File System, Pro and VR content creation, as well as Metal for VR in High Sierra.
The iMac has been a gold standard for desktops for many years and Apple raised the bar once again.The new product has faster processors – the 7th generation Intel Core called ”Kaby Lake”. The 21.5-inch system can now be configured with up to 32 gigs of memory and the 27 inch can go all the way up to 4 gigabytes of memory.
New and Improved iOS 11
The new operation system called iOS 11 will launch in September and includes new features for the iPhone and iPad. It offers some pretty social updates such as Siri’s improved speech, translating sentences into different languages, and on-device learning.
Another great new addition is the ability to pay and receive payments from contacts through iMessage.
Apple has also unveiled an AR Kit that’s useful for developers who are creating augmented reality apps for iOS devices.
The new iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro has a larger 10.5-inch Retina display. It’s the perfect size to allow a display of a full-size on-screen keyboard. iPad Pro has always had the best displays in the industry and now they are getting new features that will improve them even more, such as true tone display, wide color gamut, ultralow reflectivity, and a 600-nits brightness. Inside them, they are powered by A10X Fusion chip, six-core CPU and three high-performance core, all automatically managed by the Apple Performance Controller.
The HomePod gadget
The HomePod represents a wireless Siri-powered speaker for the home that delivers satisfying audio quality and allows many other features such as playing music, checking the traffic or controlling the smart lights. This product is very similar to Google Home and Amazon Echo, but Apple claims that this gadget is far more superior thanks to its advanced speakers.
The annual Apple WWDC is quite an important event that causes a lot of interest, not only among developers but also tech junkies and Apple gadgets fans that are always interested to see what new trends and products this technology giant can offer to the public.
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