Apple launches iOS 11, watchOS 4 & updates entire MacBook lineup at WWDC

The app will let users stream all the Amazon original hits.

To this extent, Apple has built on the resizing with a stunning new TrueTone screen than offers automatic white balance adjustments and a panel that is 50% brighter than past models. It delivers personalised experience and suggestions based on usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more.

Cook praised the Apple developer community which has 16 million registered developers and added three million a year ago.

watchOS 4An update for the Apple Watch is coming, and Apple has been keen to talk up its new watchfaces, which includes Siri face that uses machine learning to display information relevant to you - be it traffic information, calendar appointments, and, er reminders to breathe.

WatchOS 4 will also bring updates to the watch's fitness tracking, including a new user interface for the workout app and new integrations with gym equipment manufacturers. The devices are powered by Apple's A10X Fusion chip and are said to be 30 per cent faster than the outgoing models.

Wingnut AR's creative director Alasdair Coull also took the stage to offer a sneak peek at AR based app on iPad that renders things in real-time using Unreal Engine 4.

The tech titan also announced updates to its entire MacBook line giving its laptops more powerful specifications in the form of the latest Intel chips. Now MacBook Pros will be shipped with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs. The iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch weighs close to 1 pounds or slightly higher.

Apple also revealed new features for the iPad, such as quick access to frequently used apps and documents, increased ease in switching between active apps, a cross provider Files app to store documents from any providers and Drag and Drop functionality for the first time.

The new workstation-class iMac Pro which will start selling in December for $4999, has a 27-inch Retina 5K display, Radeon Pro Vega GPU, 10Gb Ethernet, up to 4TB of SSD storage, a maximum of 128GB of ECC memory, four Thunderbolt 3 ports and Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores.

Cook also launched iOS 11 with over 10 new features.

Along with new iPads comes a revamped iOS experience. If a user erases a message on your iPhone or iPad, that will be reflected on the Mac as well. Besides playing music, Apple's Siri digital assistant also will respond to requests for information and other help around the house.

Siri can now translate into other languages such as Chinese, French, German and Italian.

"Apple's HomePod speaker casts fresh focus on Siri and will draw inevitable comparisons with the AI smarts of Amazon, Baidu, Google and others".

Apple Music, AirPlay 2, HomeKit 2 and Multi-Room Audio compatibilityiOS is going to be a lot more useful to Smart home users, especially for supporting multi-room audio that will be controlled by iPads, iPhones in order to use various third-party speakers. App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over $70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008, making it the most vibrant software marketplace in the world.

  • Arturo Norris