On Monday, Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., took the stage at the WWDC and said that he was going to make not one but six big announcements. The CEO of the Cupertino-based iPhone maker discussed several things on the stage and the six most important announcements were –
WatchOS 4 –
On Monday, the tech giant revealed watchOS 4 at the WWDC stage. The watchOS 4 is the most recent version of the operating system for the Apple Watch. The iPhone making giant also unveiled three new face modes for the Apple Watch. The latest OS features several new watch faces, of which the most essential of the face is one that puts Siri cards front and center.
The new faces can tell the user of things like the music they are playing, when to leave for work, how the workout of the user is going and several other things. The latest OS has a new workout UI as well as support for two-way data exchange with workout machines and more.
MacOS High Sierra –
During the annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) of the tech giant in San Jose, California, U.S., the tech giant announced a new MacOS. The MacOS High Sierra is the successor to Sierra which was announced in 2016. The MacOS High Sierra supports something that the Silicon Valley giant has never offer before – virtual reality headsets. Also, the tech company has done security improvements to Safari, which assists in protecting the privacy of the user.
In addition to this, the tech giant has brought a new Apple File System and new photo search features by default. This should mean more secure storage. In the coming months, High Sierra will be available as well.
New iMacs and Refreshes for MacBook Air / MacBook Pro –
The Cupertino-based iPhone maker has refreshed the iMac after almost two years. The Silicon Valley giant has added a brighter and sharper display and new Intel processors. The Cupertino-based iPhone maker has brought the seventh-generation Intel processors over to the MacBook Pro and boosted the speed of the chip in the MacBook Air. The iMac Pro, which will start at $4,999 and was announced at WWDC, includes a 5K display, new processors and a sharp design. According to the tech giant, it is the most powerful Mac that they have ever made.
iOS 11 –
The iOS 11, which includes new features for the iPad and iPhone, will launch in September. According to report, the OS will also save valuable hard drive storage space by keeping messages in the cloud.
iPad Pro 10.5 –
During the event, the tech giant showed a new iPad. The new iPad features a faster refresh rate with a brighter display, which will be great for watching movies and playing games. Further, it sports a new A10X processor that should improve overall app performance and improve gaming.
Apple HomePod speaker –
The Silicon Valley giant finally announced the brand new product at the WWDC – the HomePod speaker. According to the tech giant, the product is better (than other VR products) because of advanced speakers that will fill the room with music. The speaker will cost $349 when it launches in December.