IOS 11 Review: Top New Features Coming To Your iPhone And iPad

Apple also announced that watchOS 4, the next version of its smartwatch platform, will be arriving in September. App Store now wants users to be more inclusive into the app making process by having a new section that consists of making-of stories editorial aspects related to certain apps.

The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience, praising the Apple developer community which already has 16 million registered developers and added three million previous year.

With the help of a little machine learning, Siri now takes a more proactive approach to assistance.

Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. Apple said that watch wearers will be able to link their devices with the gym equipment through NFC.

Apple, the maker of the ultra-profitable iPhone and its operating system, iOS, revealed the new version at the opening of its annual developer conference in the US.

MacBook Pros will be shipped with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will come in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold starting at $649 for the 64GB version with WiFi and $779 for the 64GB WiFi and Cellular version with 64GB of storage.

Perhaps of more interest to gamers is the new iMac Pro.

This will be welcome news for many Apple TV users, since the lack of access to Amazon's exclusive video content was a major drawback. The new iOS will now synchronize messages across iOS and macOS automatically. During Jobs' last decade, Apple introduced the iPod, iPhone and iPad - all huge commercial successes that both reshaped daily life and swamped previous digital music players, smartphones and tablets. By watching what users search for and interact with, Siri can offer assistance in a variety of ways; either through more relevant search results, more useful messaging prompts or even more appropriate navigation choices.

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

HomePod is deemed a more expensive competitor of Echo, which was released two years ago.

It won't be flawless on day one, but a company like Apple will hopefully make it configurable enough to suit the needs of everyone and improve it over time to have a marked impact on our road deaths and road trauma rates - not just in Australia but around the world.

He claimed this year's WWDC is the largest of the kind for the technology company. "Now, we are taking everything we've learned from the App Store over the past nine years and putting it into a stunning new design".

  • Arturo Norris