Apple has announced a new smart speaker device at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, as well as a new super-powerful iMac and iterative updates to its desktop, laptop and tablet computers.
Siri: Apple’s AI assistant Siri is getting smarter.
The ARKit feature isn’t set to launch until later this year, so unfortunately it won’t be available on Pokemon GO for the upcoming Fire and Ice event, but will hopefully be ready to go for any winter events Niantic may be planning for the game.
The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by almost 40 percent to fit into a compact package that still weighs just one pound.
Besides playing music, Apple’s Siri digital assistant will also respond to requests for information and other help around the house. To show the tools off, Apple invited Wingnut AR, the company formed by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, on stage.
It’s hard not to see all of this as a very important step towards merging iOS 11 and Mac OS into one do-it-all operating system for all Apple devices.
Apple is taking on Venmo and Square Cash with peer-to-peer payments.
Apple unleashed a flurry of new hardware and software announcements at WWDC 2017-from the latest versions of iOS and MacOS to new Mac and iPad hardware and its Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor.
Apple’s new iMacs are getting brighter displays and graphics capabilities, which Apple says makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality experiences. But AAPL could also be an Epic Fail if the new phone gets “meh” reviews when it’s release.
A new Apple ad showed what the world could look like without apps, triggered after a hapless Apple employee unplugged something in a server room. Yet it isn’t as bulky as the 12.9-inch model.
If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, the Portrait mode feature is being updated with optical image stabilization, True Tone flash and HDR.
iOS 11 will also boost the quality of photos taken by mobile devices, and make them easier to edit.
Do Not Disturb is coming for drivers: You can now turn on do not disturb if you’re driving.
The new Apple iPad 10.5/12.9 tablets borrow the same 12MP main camera and the 7MP FaceTime HD camera from the iPhone 7.
The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) and the iPad Pro 10.5 feature similar designs with only a few slight differences on the surface.
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 starts at £619 for the 64GB Wi-Fi only option, while the 512GB Wi-Fi and Cellular option will cost you £1019.
With iOS 11, Apple Maps will feature detailed maps of the inside of malls, airports and other large buildings.