WWDC17 Worldwide Developer Conference released Apple’s slew of new products, software, and updates worldwide.
The most interesting amongst them: A Siri enabled speaker called Homepod, which something completely new for Apple. Also boasting of the new features for its iOS, mobile software, and a whole lotta fun stuff. Some of the products will be available immediately, others will come later this year.
ARKit – Apple getting out into augmented reality
Apple’s new ARKit software can display virtual objects in the real world. The software will let apps place items into a physical space by using your phone’s camera, with the goal being to make the iPhone “the largest AR platform in the world.”
Apple teased the world with the new iteration of its professional –grade desktop computer, the iMac Pro which will be available in December priced at $4,999.
iOS 11comes with a fresh control center and better iMessage also newer apps.The new OS is getting sought after for mobile phones and tablets for also having a better Siri. a redesigned App Store, and a new Files app for managing your documents. The new system also aims to cut down on distracted driving with a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode, which can detect when you’re driving and shut off your notifications. The new operating system will be available this Fall.
High Sierra will be the new version of OS for Apple computers
Under Apple’s new Mac operating system, Safari is getting a big update to stop videos from auto-playing and ads from tracking you across the web. The photos app will also be improved, the filing system is getting an overhaul, the system will be compatible with VR headsets, and more.
Apple TV will now have Amazon Prime
Send and Receive money to anyone within Apple Pay soon.
Apple pay supports peer-to-peer payments that will be integrated directly within iMessage, during a conversation with a friend. Once transferred, the money will go into an Apple Pay cash card. You’ll then be able to send that card to friends or family or transfer it directly to your bank.
The new iMac has higher memory capacity, up to an 80% boost in its graphics, more ports for hooking up accessories and other external devices, and more.
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Mac-like abilities in the iPad
Blurring the line between tablet and laptop further again. The new ioS software update will have features that are similar to the Mac for the iPad. Including a new dock, the ability to drag and drop files and a full sized on screen keyboard. The iPad will also have a new size. Apple launched a new size for its iPad — 10.5-inches. The new model will start at $649 for 64GB of storage and cost up to $949 for 512GB.
The new iPad will also include updated features and specs like a better display, smoother scrolling, a faster chip, the ability to multitask between apps, and the same camera that’s in the iPhone 7. The new model will begin shipping on Monday.
HomePod marries Siri with a home speaker
HomePod is a seven-inch-tall speaker that has Apple’s digital assistant built in. This is Apple’s long-awaited competitor to Amazon’s popular Echo speaker. The HomePod let’s use your voice to play music and control HomeKit devices like smart light bulbs or thermostats, as well as letting you chat with Siri.
HomePod costs $349 to start and will be available later this year.