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The Highlights from Apple's 2017 WWDC

Posted by Mac of all Trades on Jun 29th 2017

Apple wrapped up its annual WWDC conference on Friday June 9th with some announcements that could change the game for Apple Lovers. From new hardware to new software for developers, Apple’s key executives, Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and Phil Schiller have everyone eagerly awaiting Apple’s new releases in Fall 2017. Here are some of the big items you should look out for this fall.

IOS 11 for your iPhone

  • Improved Siri: Siri will now act more as a personal assistant, from sorting mail in order of importance to real-time translation.
  • Automatic Do Not Disturb Driving Mode: The phone will detect that you are driving and automatically turn on Do Not Disturb mode to reduce distractions.
  • Pay and receive money through iMessage (Perfect for those who don’t want to download extra apps such as Venmo or Square Cash)
  • New App Store design, along with a How To Section that will provide tips on how to get the most out of your Apps.
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IOS 11 for your Tablet

  • Multitasking split screen
  • New File Management System called Files
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The Homepod: Rival to Amazon Echo and Sonos

  • With a built-in Siri, you can ask the speaker questions like “Who sings this song?” and “Will it rain today?”
  • Will come in black or white
  • Allows you to control smart home devices
  • Apple’s price for the Homepod: $349

iMac Pro

  • Improved Retina display
  • USB-C port
  • VR support: create VR environments easier with the new graphics boost
  • 5K display
  • Prices start at $4,999 and will ship in December


  • Allows developers to build augmented reality apps for iPhone

10.5 Inch Tablet

  • Will now support USB 3.0
  • 10 Hour Battery Life
  • 12-megapixel camera

New MACOS: High Sierra

  • Safari Updates: stops autoplaying videos and site trackers
  • New photo editing tools
  • Updated file management system
  • VR support

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