WWDC 2017: What to expect from Apple's annual developer conference

We are now so close to Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017) where the company announces the latest software updates and new hardware. At this year’s WWDC, the Cupertino Company is expected to give us a preview of iOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS 10.13. Besides, several reports in recent months have suggested that Apple will debut a new hardware at the event.

WWDC 2017 will take place on June 5 and run through the 9th. The company officially confirmed that the company’s conference will be live streamed and available to watch through Apple TV and on Apple website.

In this guide, we will cover all the details you need to know about the upcoming June 5 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017).

  1. iOS 11

iOS 10, which was announced at last year’s WWDC event, came with tons of new features and improvements, making it the biggest iOS release ever. The upcoming iOS 11 might not be a significant update like iOS 10, but it’s really something worth getting excited about.

Rumors say that iOS 11 is expected to add lots of refinements to Apple’s virtual helper, Siri. With Google officially launching its personal helper, Assistant on iOS, the Cupertino Company is certainly planning something special for Siri this year. Besides, Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 could bring support for per-to-per payments to the company’s mobile payment service, Apple Pay.

There are also rumors claiming that the Cupertino Company could debut its own social networking app that works similar to Facebook and Instagram. The app will be an essential part of iOS 11 and allow users to record and edit their videos.

  1. watchOS 4

watchOS 3 is a significant update to the Apple’s wearable operating system, introducing new watch faces, new apps and performance improvements. What sets watchOS 3 apart from its predecessor is a new Dock that houses your favorite and recently used apps for quick access.

watchOS 3 was first introduced at last year’s WWDC, so it seems perfectly plausible that the company will debut watchOS 4 at this year’s event. We have no hints on what watchOS 4 will bring, but we expect Apple to bring a sleep tracking feature to watchOS this year.

  1. macOS 10.13

Last year, macOS got a new name, Sierra and tons of new features including Siri integration, Apple Pay in Safari, Auto Unlock and much more. This year, Apple is expected to introduce macOS 10.13, but nothing much has been rumored about Apple’s upcoming version of macOS, but it will likely come with a new name that reflects the California landscape.

  1. 10.5 inch iPad Pro

Apple occasionally introduces new hardware at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. However, this year, Apple may introduce a brand new 10.5 inch iPad Pro at the event. The new iPad Pro is rumored to come with a body that’s similar in size to the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, but could have smaller bezels thanks to its larger screen.

According to Ming-Chi-Kuo, who is best known for giving his accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple devices, there is a 70% chance that Apple will use this year’s event to launch its new iPad Pro.

  1. Smart Speaker

A lot of rumors have suggested that Apple will introduce a smart speaker to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home at this year’s event. The new speaker will feature Siri integration, a built-in camera and Beats technology for music playback.

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