Apple made a lot of announcements at WWDC 2017 which includes the latest watchOS, Mac OS and more. Here are top announcements from WWDC this year:
Apple announced a new upgraded watchOS 4 for the Apple Watch which will arrive later this year with new watch faces, activity features, new tools for developers, and more. The newly updated watchOS will be coming Fall 2017.
Apple also introduced a new update for iPhones and tablets called as iOS 11. Coming this year, iOS 11 will bring a number of new features and improvements, including iMessage in iCloud, person-to-person payments with Apple Pay, Siri enhancements, and more. Apple has also introduced ARKit, which lets developers begin creating augmented reality applications that better utilize iOS technologies.
MacOS High Sierra:
Apple introduced a new updated OS for MacBooks and other devices. The latest update is called as High Sierra and it comes with updates to Safari that help block site trackers and auto playing videos. Apple’s also added new photo-editing tools like curves (helpful for those who don’t have Adobe Photoshop), and it has better filtering tools to sort images by keywords or faces.
An updated file management system will be a part of the update as well, which speeds up directory cloning with native encryption. On the graphics end, there’s a second version of Metal, support for VR, and a Metal 2 developer kit that you can order with an AMD GPU to tune apps for external graphics.
New Mac devices introduced:
Apple has refreshed its hardware lineup and introduced iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro lineups, adding Kaby Lake processors, more powerful graphics, and expanded memory options. The company also announced the iMac Pro, which will ship in December and explicitly target professional users.
Apple has also introduced new 10.5-inch iPad Pro devices and updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Both iPads will feature Apple’s True Tone display with wide color gamut support, along with improved camera systems based on the iPhone 7. Affinity Pro, which offers professional-grade photo editing for the iPad and takes advantage of the iPad Pro’s new A10X processor, is now also available on the App Store for $19.99.
Here’s the pricing for the new iPad Pros that we have so far!
10.5-inch iPad Pro:
- $649 for 64GB
- $779 for 64GB + Cellular
- $749 for 256GB
- $879 for 256GB + Cellular
- $949 for 512GB
- $1079 for 512GB + Cellular
12.9-inch iPad Pro:
- $799 for 64GB
- $929 for 64GB + Cellular
- $899 for the 256GB
- $1029 for 256GB + Cellular
- $1099 for 512GB
- $1229 for 512GB + Cellular
As rumored earlier, Apple this year finally introduced HomePod, powered by Siri. he HomePod uses spatial awareness to analyze its environment and adapt its sound to the room it’s in, and can direct its sound using beamforming technology. Multiple HomePods can wireless connect to each other and work together to provide even better sound. HomePod will be coming in White and Space Grey later this year in U.S., UK, and Australia and will carry a price tag of $349.
So that’s all we have from WWDC 2017. What was your favorite announcement? Let us know in the comments section.