The most anticipated event of the year – Worldwide Developers Conference is just around the corner. Let’s find out what we can expect from Apple time around.
Apple will unveil a new iPad, MacBook Pro, Siri Speaker, Magic Keyboard and a new flagship iPhone 8.
Along with that, the Cupertino tech giant will also showcase iOS 11, tvOS 11, macOS 10.13 and watchOS 4.
Apple WWDC 2017 is due to be held on Monday, June 5, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Here are my predictions for WWDC 2017.
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What to Expect at WWDC 2017?
5. Siri Speaker
In 2017, Apple will look to eat away the smart speaker market. Apple plans to unveil the Siri Speaker at WWDC and will release it soon.
The name of the product hasn’t been revealed yet and it will be interesting to see what it will be called. This new device will look something like this.
Apple’s smart speaker will bring high-quality sound, integration with third-party applications and compatibility with HomeKit.
Siri Speaker will be a direct competitor of Google Home and Amazon Echo. The smart speaker market has been dominated by Google and Amazon.
It will be great to have a smart speaker for us Apple fanatics as well.
4. New MacBook Pro
A new Macbook is bound to arrive at WWDC 2017. Rumors about 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models have been doing the rounds lately. Apple may also push a new 12-inch MacBook as well.
These new models will receive a powerful hardware upgrade. They will come loaded with powerful processors, more RAM, and Touch Bar.
3. iOS 11
Apple will showcase its new operating system – iOS 11. Not much is known about iOS 11 at this point.
However, on thing is sure – Apple will steal a lot of features from Cydia tweaks and implement them in iOS 11.
iOS 11 will bring massive upgrades for Siri. Siri will now have better integration with third-party services, synchronization with other devices and will be much more responsive.
Apple will implement the highly requested “Night Mode” feature in iOS 11. This mode will allow you to use your device in the night with ease while saving your battery.
I will soon do a write-up on Cydia tweaks Apple plans to steal for iOS 11.
2. iPad Pro 2
As we already know, a new iPad Pro 2 has been in the offing for quite some time now. Along with iPad Pro 2, Apple may also showcase other iPad models at WWDC 2017.
This new iPad will receive a significant hardware upgrade while being slimmer. It will come pre-loaded with the latest iOS 11 firmware.
1. iPhone 8
Apple may unveil its flagship next-gen iPhone at WWDC 2017. The rumor mill has been going crazy of late, with tons of fake Chinese clones and cases making their way to the internet.
Apple usually showcases its upcoming iPhone models in September. However, it’s not unreasonable to think that Apple will showcase iPhone 8 at WWDC 2017. They may show us a glimpse of what the new iPhone will look like.
iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will also be unveiled along with the iPhone 8.
These features will revolutionize Apple’s iPhone lineup. iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone ever to get an OLED screen, integrated Touch ID.
Here’s a list of all new features of iPhone 8 –
- Wireless charging
- Screen-integrated Touch ID
- No home button
- LED Display
What do you think Apple will present at the WWDC 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
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