The 12 coolest things we learnt from WWDC 2017
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 10:13
"We also see the announcement of a person-to-person option in Apple Pay as a big deal as it may signal a larger move toward debit card-like payments that could open up new pools of payments profit for Apple", the analyst said in a note to clients.
A wireless speaker that streams music from your Apple Music service, HomePod also listens for commands and extends functionality for native apps like Music, Messages, Weather and more.
There's also a redesigned app switcher that brings Spaces to iOS.
If you happen to be using multiple Apple devices at the same time, for instance, a MacBook, iPhone and iPad, you might have noticed that the syncing of messages on the devices might not be as smooth and as timely as you want it to be. This allows other companies to link their products with the Watch, and many have started picturing the future possibilities.
Featuring a new next-generation computer core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an awesome 11 Teraflops of single precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high-frame rate VR.
Create a attractive long exposure effect that is usually possible only with DSLR cameras. This system will be supporting virtual reality headsets, providing security improvements to Safari, featuring a new photo search feature and a new Apple File System.
Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and risky - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.
Also there is now a long-exposure effect for Live Photos to capture dreamy images in-motion. Other navigation apps, like Google Maps, will also work, although not quite as easily.
Apple News users will now get personalised suggestions from Siri alongside stories curated by the Apple News editors under the Spotlight tab and videos under Today View.
Also, the user's recently used apps will appear on the right hand side of the dock for better access without having to locate them manually.
Along with new iPads comes a revamped iOS experience.
Visually, the biggest change with be the Control Centre, which will now be a single page. That would be another way to prevent distracting texts while driving.
The iPad Pro 10.5 also has support for Apple Pencil and the company has added a new feature called "ProMotion" to increase the latency of the pencil.
The iPhone with iOS 11 can now detect when you may be driving and automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark.