WWDC 2017: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Unveils HomePod and a Ton of "Pros"


The Apple speaker was announced at its annual developer conference in California, where Apple also gave details on iOS 11 and new iPads, iMacs and MacBook Pro models.

My fear is that the new App Store is merely a newly designed App Store for iOS 11.

Apple's Messages app has been given a subtle but important update.

Apple also made improvements to Siri including making the assistant's voice sound more natural when responding to users.

The development platform is Apple's augmented reality tool for bringing AR apps to iOS 11, which sends a huge message to developers that the next version of Apple's mobile platform will be AR-focused in a big way.

Apple's new speaker launches in December. If you're a developer, you can get your hands on the new operating system through Apple's website. During a demonstration, developers from Epic Games and Industrial Light and Magic demonstrated the way designers could shoot fire inside a virtual reality design of "Star Wars".

Siri also got an update - the virtual assistant can translate English into five different languages.

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The company also explained that Siri will be getting on-device learning capabilities, enabling the personal assistant to be better able to predict the things you want based on how you use the app. For example, as Siri learns topics or places a user is interested in while browsing Safari, they will be suggested when typing in Mail, Messages and other apps.

First of all, images and videos are better compressed, so they'll take up less storage space on your iPhone. The watchface seems like a mashup between Google Now and your Facebook feed - it will show you photos of old memories from previous years - and make recommendations for you. Apple also announced a new macOS dubbed "High Sierra" that should please Mac users on both the professional and consumer side.

Apple also introduced a person-to-person payment feature to Apple Pay.

Forty-six states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers, but many do not fully adhere to these laws and no state bans all cell phone use for all drivers. Although Apple Watch has emerged as the leader in its technological niche, it hasn't become a smash hit like the iPhone or the iPad - at least until tablet sales started declining. Oddly, the money will be transferred to something called an 'Apple Pay Cash Card, ' and the firm didn't say if that can then be transferred to your own bank account. Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and can not respond until they arrive at their destination.

You no longer need to hunt for an iOS 11 download and make sure that you have the right IOS 11 IPSW for your iPhone or iPad. Subscribers can create a profile so their friends can follow them, listen to playlists they've shared and see the music they listen to most. This improved prediction ability will be available across all your Apple devices with Siri, as well, for a seamless experience.

The iOS 11 release date is set for the fall, and we expect the public iOS 11 beta in late June, but you can jump into the beta today even if you don't pay $99 to join the Apple Developer program.