November 19 2017

Apple's (AAPL) WWDC: Everything You Need to Know

November 19 2017, 06:56 | Jodi Jackson

Apple hasn't updated its Mac Book Air in years. Sarah Tew CNET

Apple hasn't updated its Mac Book Air in years.                  Sarah Tew  CNET

There's a good chance Cook will unveil Apple's latest iPhone operating system iOS 11 in addition to new hardware and software or updates. The company will add multiple new features with iOS 11.

Apple kicked off its annual three-day developer conference by unveiling a long-awaited update to the iMac Pro, a major deal with a rival and its first attempt at taking on Venmo.

During previous year WWDC, Apple is working on Siri for implementing it and using the future devices like the Airpods.

Apple is arguably behind Google, Amazon and Microsoft when it comes to a virtual assistant, but with iOS 11, Siri might just be catching up at a rapid pace.

Developer Steve Stroughton Smith took to Twitter, the social media platform, to tweet about this new leak This tweet hints at a new 'Files' app for the iOS which is coming soon. Similarly, we can expect some new features in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Apple has also taken care of the bezels on the iPad which means that the bezels are now 40% smaller and the iPad still weighs 1 Pound.

Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads.

Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music.

Siri is getting a new voice, and the Mac is getting a new name.

According to a yet-unverified source on Reddit, "the glasses consist of a "Kopin NED Acetate frame, Polarised or prescription lens with Zeiss smart optics, Bone induction modules Microphones (noise cancellation), Light sensor Accelerometer for step tracking and head movement, app navigation Magnetometer for navigation, Capacitive Pavel Ceramic battery, Apple chipset, [and] Charging circuit BL5 Induction module".

We'll have to wait a little longer for the WWDC keynote to find out exactly how far Apple plans to go with this. Its primary aim is to counter Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Apple is introducing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets.

The speaker will be powered by Siri with Apple spending a lot of time focusing on its music capabilities.

Of course, you will be able to override the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode by clicking a button that says, "I'm not driving". The report from Bloomberg also notes the new MacBook Pro's design won't change, and that sales of MacBook Air, (last upgraded in 2015) still remain surprisingly strong. There are reportedly some price cuts to the existing models that can also be expected to be announced at WWDC 2017.

A slight bigger iPad Pro and a Siri speaker which is aimed at controlling home appliances may also be announced.

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