Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

Posted June 06, 2017

If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015.

New Mac notebooks, new iPad Pro and the most awaited, Amazon Echo's competitor Apple's Siri speaker may be unveiled at the WWDC 2017.

Though the WWDC is primarily for developers, this year's conference seems to be more about hardware. This year's edition of the conference will be held in San Jose, California, from June 5-9.

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Apple singled out Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run as being "breakout hits" and said "other standout launches" included CancerAid, Exercise Intensity and Ace Tennis.

Amazon's Echo speaker has been a sleeper hit.

HomePod, available in white and space gray, will start shipping this December in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, then follow to other parts of the globe.

At the annual three day event, Apple may be offering a sneak peak at the next operating system for iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house.

The app page itself does not include many details about the potential new download.

To determine how much revenue the App Store generates for Apple what you do is divide the amount received by developers by 70% or the percentage they receive.

"Today, we're going to take the world's best and most advanced operating system and turn it up to 11!" The update will be available in the fall.

Apple's WWDC is all about developers, but for the general folks, and those who love Apple, this is a chance to glimpse at what's coming up. iOS 11 will be showcased first at WWDC 2017, and we'll get a look at the new features. Apple will be livestreaming the event and you can watch it by heading onto Apple's official website.

"Very different WWDC than what I expected", tweeted Carolina Milanesi, analyst at Creative Strategies.

With the system users will be able to make and receive payments from friends and family directly through messages or their Apple Pay account, using a credit and debit card already stored in their virtual wallet. "Now all the tech titans are engaged in AI technology". Cloud storage of messages will also be possible. iOS 11 also opens up the NFC sensor on iPhone to read tags and data. There are reportedly many iPad-centric changes also incoming.

During this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will focus heavily on its hardware.

He announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year. Although the format is not exclusive to Apple, it's not yet clear how well the photos will work with non-Apple software and devices, which mostly use JPEG.