Apple unveiled new hardware, including a Siri-powered speaker, and previewed upcoming iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch features as the company's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off Monday. However, with the iPhone 10th year anniversary going on, we may also expect a complete visual overhaul as part of a special iPhone update.
The Silicon Valley giant is reportedly set to unveil a "smart speaker" to take on Amazon's hit Echo and Google's Home at an event later today. Apple is now supporting Microsoft's Edge browser on Windows 10 as well.
With the subscription business model now available to developers across all 25 app categories, the App Store's active paid subscriptions are up 58 percent year-over-year. "We also believe this new product will come with a touch panel". If you're using a 64-bit iDevice running iOS 10.3, you're already using APFS, but Apple eventually intends to use it on everything from Macs to Apple Watches to Apple TVs. While the iPhone maker is indeed working on its new Mac roster, the line-up isn't likely making it to WWDC.
An entirely new Apple TV with finally offering 4K support. Although it is not the thinnest and the most lightweight in the lineup anymore, it is serving as the entry-level Apple laptop.
Amazon makes little or no profit selling the high-end $179 Echo, which mostly serves as a foothold in consumers' homes and a way to get them to sign up for Amazon Prime and buy more products.
Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads.
WWDC follows similar events held recently by Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The rumor has been a talking about a dark mode for the display. Apple will upgrade the MacBook Pro with a new Intel Kaby Lake processor, the 12-inch MacBook will sport a faster processor as well, and there's a chance the 13-inch MacBook Air could also be upgraded to get a new generation processor.
Besides the focus on software developments at WWDC 2017, it may also look at introducing some hardware changes.
Apple is updating its smartwatch to give it more "smarts" using the Siri digital assistant.
We said there had only been a few leaks from Apple, and one of them was the accidental scoop given about an official Apple file manager.
Apple is also expected to announce new content for Apple Music such as their new show CarPool Karaoke, better integration of the Apple Pencil throughout the OS and new multitasking features for the iPad.