Apple made a lot of announcements today at WWDC 2017, including the latest versions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS. There were also new Macs and iPads for those looking for new hardware. Here are the top announcements from the keynote.
Apple announced watchOS 4, which will arrive later this year with new watch faces, activity features, new tools for developers, and more.
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Apple's latest update to its Mac operating system focuses on core technologies and under-the-hood improvements, with wide support for various VR technologies.
Apple refreshed it's iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro lineups, adding Kaby Lake processors, more powerful graphics, and expanded memory options. The company also announced the iMac Pro, which will ship in December and explicitly target professional users.
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Launching later this year, iOS 11 will bring a number of new features and improvements, including iMessage in iCloud, person-to-person payments with Apple Pay, Siri enhancements, and more. Apple has also introduced ARKit, which lets developers begin creating augmented reality applications that better utilize iOS technologies.
Apple announced the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Both iPads will feature Apple's True Tone display with wide color gamut support, along with improved camera systems based on the iPhone 7. Affinity Pro, which offers professional-grade photo editing for the iPad and takes advantage of the iPad Pro's new A10X processor, is now also available on the App Store for $19.99.
Apple's HomePod is a Siri-controlled smart speaker that will arrive later this year. The HomePod uses spatial awareness to analyze its environment and adapt its sound to the room it's in, and can direct its sound using beamforming technology. Multiple HomePods can wireless connect to each other and work together to provide even better sound.
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