Live Updates: Apple WWDC 2017 – iOS 11, HomePod, watchOS 4, new iPads, MacBooks and more updates
Apple\'s biggest developer event of the year is here -- WWDC 2017. The event kicks off at 10.am Pacific time (10.30pm IST) on June 5 with Apple CEO Tim Cook\'s keynote. WWDC 2017 will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Apple's biggest developer event of the year is here -- WWDC 2017. The event kicks off at 10.am Pacific time (10.30pm IST) on June 5 with Apple CEO Tim Cook's keynote. WWDC 2017 will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
The WWDC conference is where Apple showcases upcoming version of its operating systems for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch and Apple TV. This year the company is likely to announce iOS 11, MacOS 10.13, TVOS 11 and WatchOS 4. Some hardware announcements too are expected including new iPads, Macbooks and more.
00:55 AM Apple 'HomePod' is priced at $349.
00:40 AM Apple introduces HomePod a speaker and Assistant, with 4-inch woofer, 7 array beam-forming tweeter array and an A8 chip
00:27 AM The new iOS 11 includes a lot of enhancements for iPads. There's a new dock that can be filled with more apps. It learns what the user is going to use next.
00:25 AM Both iPad Pro models (10.5-inch and 12.9-inch) have 64GB of base storage. Starting prices are $649 and $799 respectively, and can be ordered today.
00:26 AM Apple introduces new app Files
00:23 AM The new 'iPad Pro' delivers 10-hour battery life. It features the latest 12MP camera system from the iPhone 7.
00:15 AM Introducing ProMotion in IPad Pro. Display refresh rate is 120Hz. Apple pencil at 20ms Latency
00:10 AM New iPad Pro 10.5 Inch is introduced with a full size on-screen board and weighs just 1 pound.
00:09 AM 'ARKit' provides fast and stable motion tracking. Includes plane integration with basic boundaries. It utilizes the hardware in the iPhones (CPU, GPU and camera) and will make 'ARKit' the largest AR platform in the world.
00:07 AM Federighi is talking about Augmented Reality (AR). A new 'ARKit' is here, which will allow developers to bring AR experiences to users.
00:30 AM Apple 7 is 6 times faster than Google Pixel by using Core ML
11:55 PM Redesigned App Store
11:53 PM 500 million visitors to the App Store. Up to 180 billion downloads till date. 70$ billion paid to developers till today.
11:47 PM HomeKit now support speaker configuration. Multi-room audio introduced.
11:45 PM With iOS 11, Apple Maps comes with detailed floor plans, directories, floor-by-floor browsing and more. Support for major airports introduced as well. Turn-by-turn navigation now includes lane guidance. CarPlay now comes with 'Do Not Disturb When Driving' mode. Aimed at making driving safer. Turns off all notifications!
11:38 PM iOS 11 comes with a redesigned Control Center. Spans an entire new page and supports 3D Touch.
Siri can now translate.
Apple Pay for Person to Person Payments
iOS 11 is here!
iOS enjoys 96% customer satisfaction. 86% users are running iOS 10, as opposed to just 7% that are on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The iMac Pro comes with better internal cooling architecture. It will ship with Xeon processors that have up to eighteen cores. It will include up to 16GB of VRAM from AMD Radeon. Up to 11TFlops of precision compute power. Up to 22TFlops of half precision computing power. Can be configured with up to 128GB of ECC memory. Up to 4TB of SSD storage. Four Thunderbolt-3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet for hooking up to two 5K displays.
Massive updates coming to the MacBook line-up. All MacBooks are environmental-friendly.
4K iMac at $1299
VR content creation supported on iMacs
John Knoll from Industrial Light and Magic is on the stage to demonstrate the new iMac's graphic creation capabilities.
The new iMac AiOs come with Intel's latest 'Kaby Lake' processors and up to 64GB of RAM. Available in sizes up to 27-inch. Their displays can reach brightness levels of up to 500nits.
New iMacs with better displays announced. Support 10-bit dithering for true-to-life colours.
macOS 'High-Sierra' will be available for developers starting today. A public beta will also be available later this year.
A newer version Metal, Metal 2 is announced. Allows developers to reduce overhead-access to the GPU
Mac High Sierra has a lot of improvements for videos as well. 'High-Sierra' supports H.265 (HEVC). This will lead to better videos at lesser sizes.
Photos app has been improved as well. It includes better search capabilities, better facial recognition. All of this is synchronized across all of users' devices. The new app also comes with image editing tools and all edits are synchronized across the users' photo library.
New Mac File System
Next up is the Mail app. It now supports split-screen functionality for a better email composition experience.
Safari browser blocks auto-playing videos. It has Intelligent tracking Prevention which protects privacy
Next Mac OS is Mac High Sierra
You can now add multiple workouts in a single session. Just swipe from the left and tap the 'Plus' icon to do so.
Music on new Watch
Amazon Prime on tvOS
There are six important announcements that the company has in store!
"We have a lot to talk about today, and I mean a lot".
Tim Cook is talking about Apple's four core OS platforms - iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS
Apple's app developers come from around the world. They include everyone from kids to seniors!
It's been 15 years since Apple held its developers conference in San Jose, says Cook
People are pouring into the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California
The 2017 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is finally upon us! Stay with Gadgets Now as we bring you the latest updates from the event.