Everything Apple Announced Today at WWDC

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On Monday, over 5,000 developers packed the San Jose Convention Center to listen to Tim Cook and other Apple execs share the latest innovations out of Cupertino. Over the course of two and a half hours, the company unveiled its most powerful Mac yet, a long-awaited Siri speaker, and tons of new software upgrades across all of the Apple platforms, from your iPhone to your Apple Watch. Missed the keynote speech? Here’s a recap of the nine biggest announcements from WWDC 2017.

Apple HomePod

Amazon’s Alexa lives in the Echo; Google’s Assistant lives in the Home. Now, Siri gets a place of its own with the HomePod, Apple’s new smart speaker. The 7″ device comes with seven tweeters and runs on an Apple A8 chip. It customizes the sound to fill out the room you’re in, and the six microphone array in the middle gives you a direct line to Siri. Ask it to play Beats 1 Radio, deliver the weather forecast, set a timer, or control your HomeKit devices. The HomePod ships in December, starting at $350. Read our story here.

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Amazon’s Alexa lives in the Echo; Google’s Assistant lives in the Home. Now, Siri gets a place of its own with the HomePod, Apple’s new smart speaker. The 7″ device comes with seven tweeters and runs on an Apple A8 chip. It customizes the sound to fill out the room you’re in, and the six microphone array in the middle gives you a direct line to Siri. Ask it to play Beats 1 Radio, deliver the weather forecast, set a timer, or control your HomeKit devices. The HomePod ships in December, starting at $350. Read our story here.

The Most Powerful Mac Ever Made

The all-new iMac Pro packs monster power into the same super sleek design that makes Apple products so covetable. It comes with processors up to 22 teraflops, memory up to 128 gigs, and as much as 4 terabytes of storage. And now, the entire shell comes in space gray, with keyboard and trackpad to match. Apple also introduced upgrades to the entire line of MacBooks and iMacs, all of which are now getting a boost with Intel’s super efficient Kaby Lake processors. The new MacBook Pros and iMacs now start at $1,299, but you’ll have to shell out $5,000 for the new iMac Pro. That’s way too much to pay if you spend most of your time on the browser streaming Netflix, but if you’re looking for a supercomputer, this is the one. Read more about it here.

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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The all-new iMac Pro packs monster power into the same super sleek design that makes Apple products so covetable. It comes with processors up to 22 teraflops, memory up to 128 gigs, and as much as 4 terabytes of storage. And now, the entire shell comes in space gray, with keyboard and trackpad to match. Apple also introduced upgrades to the entire line of MacBooks and iMacs, all of which are now getting a boost with Intel’s super efficient Kaby Lake processors. The new MacBook Pros and iMacs now start at $1,299, but you’ll have to shell out $5,000 for the new iMac Pro. That’s way too much to pay if you spend most of your time on the browser streaming Netflix, but if you’re looking for a supercomputer, this is the one. Read more about it here.

High Sierra macOS

The latest macOS, dubbed High Sierra (yes, really), brings updates to everything on your computer: Safari now runs 80 percent faster, according to Apple, and comes with built-in autoplay blocking and intelligent tracking prevention to hide cross-site scripting data. New features in Mail spotlight your most important messages and use less storage space on your phone, and improved machine learning capabilities in Photos to automatically sort your library by event or detect who’s in your pictures. There’s also the new Apple File System, which comes with fast directory sizing, file level encryption, and built-in crash protection. The new OS is available today in developer beta, and will roll out to everyone this fall.

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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The latest macOS, dubbed High Sierra (yes, really), brings updates to everything on your computer: Safari now runs 80 percent faster, according to Apple, and comes with built-in autoplay blocking and intelligent tracking prevention to hide cross-site scripting data. New features in Mail spotlight your most important messages and use less storage space on your phone, and improved machine learning capabilities in Photos to automatically sort your library by event or detect who’s in your pictures. There’s also the new Apple File System, which comes with fast directory sizing, file level encryption, and built-in crash protection. The new OS is available today in developer beta, and will roll out to everyone this fall.

Amazon Comes to Apple TV

Apple TV already has 50 partners integrated into the app to let you stream whatever entertainment you want—whether it’s Master of None on Netflix, the Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, or Silicon Valley on HBO Go. Now, that list also includes Amazon, which will build its Prime Video library into Apple TVs later this year. This sets the stage for a 4K-capable Apple TV in the fall, since now there’s one more third-party library with a huge library of 4K content.

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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Apple TV already has 50 partners integrated into the app to let you stream whatever entertainment you want—whether it’s Master of None on Netflix, the Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, or Silicon Valley on HBO Go. Now, that list also includes Amazon, which will build its Prime Video library into Apple TVs later this year. This sets the stage for a 4K-capable Apple TV in the fall, since now there’s one more third-party library with a huge library of 4K content.

Apple Watch Brings AI to Your Wrist

A new watchface powered by Siri automatically displays the information that’s most relevant to you, based on the apps you use most. Siri will automatically pull up the next item on your calendar, your reminders, even photo memories to remind you of that adorable picture you took of your dog last year. WatchOS 4 also brings new fitness features, like motivational messages to help you hit your exercise goals and integrations with gym equipment to better track your workouts. You can even sync playlists to your Apple Watch and listen to them through your AirPods while exercising without your phone nearby. Those updates will come to Apple Watches this fall.

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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A new watchface powered by Siri automatically displays the information that’s most relevant to you, based on the apps you use most. Siri will automatically pull up the next item on your calendar, your reminders, even photo memories to remind you of that adorable picture you took of your dog last year. WatchOS 4 also brings new fitness features, like motivational messages to help you hit your exercise goals and integrations with gym equipment to better track your workouts. You can even sync playlists to your Apple Watch and listen to them through your AirPods while exercising without your phone nearby. Those updates will come to Apple Watches this fall.

iOS 11

Apple stuffed all kinds of new capabilities into its latest update for iOS: Look forward to new features on Maps, like a “do not disturb while driving” integration, and Photos, like the ability to make loops of your live photos (remember those?). Messages comes integrated with more apps, including Apple Pay, which lets you pay your friends directly through a text. There’s also a totally redesigned App Store, and a refresh on the control center, which now packs all of your notifications into a single page. All iOS devices will get the boost later this year. Read about the nine key features on iOS 11 here.

Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

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Apple stuffed all kinds of new capabilities into its latest update for iOS: Look forward to new features on Maps, like a “do not disturb while driving” integration, and Photos, like the ability to make loops of your live photos (remember those?). Messages comes integrated with more apps, including Apple Pay, which lets you pay your friends directly through a text. There’s also a totally redesigned App Store, and a refresh on the control center, which now packs all of your notifications into a single page. All iOS devices will get the boost later this year. Read about the nine key features on iOS 11 here.

AR on Your iPhone

Facebook, Google, and everyone else in tech is investing heavily in AR, and Apple is no exception. Using computer vision, your iPhone can now detect surfaces and add AR objects on top of them—like putting an AR coffee cup on top of an IRL table—and move them around while keeping everything to scale. How developers will use these new capabilities isn’t clear yet; it could be with games, informational apps, or something else entirely. But now, hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads will have AR capabilities, making Apple the largest AR platform in the world.

Apple

Facebook, Google, and everyone else in tech is investing heavily in AR, and Apple is no exception. Using computer vision, your iPhone can now detect surfaces and add AR objects on top of them—like putting an AR coffee cup on top of an IRL table—and move them around while keeping everything to scale. How developers will use these new capabilities isn’t clear yet; it could be with games, informational apps, or something else entirely. But now, hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads will have AR capabilities, making Apple the largest AR platform in the world.

Siri Intelligence

Siri has a new, more humanlike voice with way more functionality. Ask the virtual assistant to translate for you (“Hey Siri, how do I say ‘Where’s the bathroom’ in Chinese?”) in five new languages. There are new capabilities like task management, banking, and bringing up VR codes. Apple’s also ramped up Siri’s intelligence: Now, the assistant can learn how you use your device to better anticipate your needs. If Siri notices you’ve been spending a lot of time searching for “hotels in Iceland,” it might bring up some Iceland-related articles in Apple News.

Apple

Siri has a new, more humanlike voice with way more functionality. Ask the virtual assistant to translate for you (“Hey Siri, how do I say ‘Where’s the bathroom’ in Chinese?”) in five new languages. There are new capabilities like task management, banking, and bringing up VR codes. Apple’s also ramped up Siri’s intelligence: Now, the assistant can learn how you use your device to better anticipate your needs. If Siri notices you’ve been spending a lot of time searching for “hotels in Iceland,” it might bring up some Iceland-related articles in Apple News.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch

When Apple introduced the iPad Pro 18 months ago, it seemed like the company’s best attempt at an all-screen computer. Now, an all new iPad Pro takes that concept to the next level with a model that’s truly all screen. The new 10.5-inch iPad is almost exactly the same size as the 9.7″ model, but without bezels. There’s enough room on that screen to fit a full-size on-screen keyboard, and Apple says it’s the fastest model yet, with a six-core A10X Fusion. It also brings HDR video to an iPad for the first time, . The new iPads come in LTE models, starting with 64 gigs of memory, starting at $649. Read our story here.

Apple

When Apple introduced the iPad Pro 18 months ago, it seemed like the company’s best attempt at an all-screen computer. Now, an all new iPad Pro takes that concept to the next level with a model that’s truly all screen. The new 10.5-inch iPad is almost exactly the same size as the 9.7″ model, but without bezels. There’s enough room on that screen to fit a full-size on-screen keyboard, and Apple says it’s the fastest model yet, with a six-core A10X Fusion. It also brings HDR video to an iPad for the first time, . The new iPads come in LTE models, starting with 64 gigs of memory, starting at $649. Read our story here.