WWDC 2017 Keynote Roundup

It finally happened – the WWDC Keynote live stream filled our browsers (Safari or Microsoft Edge only, I watched on my SE at work) and left you either amazed, excited, or asleep depending on your disposition with Apple. If you’re like me and you couldn’t sit through the entire Keynote, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
See the highlights below for the 6 items unveiled today.

tvOS
*Siri improvements
*Kaleidoscope face
*Toy Story faces (hype!!)
*Monthly challenges
*Workout info – sync W/ gym equipment
*Music app improvements
*Flashlight (blinking flashlight)
*Upgraded health info (glucose measurement)

Mac
*Mac OS High Sierra
*Safari improvements
*Autoplay blockings
*Intelligent tracking prevention
*Full screen split view mail
*Photos update with full time sidebar, facial recognition, contact facial recognition sync across all devices
*Photo edits sync with editing apps
*Apple File System update
*VR content creation updates W/ Final Cut Pro, Steam VR, Unity and Unreal engines
*iMac 32-64gb of memory, fast SSD options, 4K iMac and MacBook starting at $1299, iMac pro space gray W/ AMD graphics, 10gb ethernet, price at $4999 (wow!)

iOS 11
*iMessages are synchronized on all devices
*Person to Person Apple Pay payments integrated into iMessage
*Siri improvements, translator, on-device learning (similar to Google Now suggestions)
*Photo processing upgrades, dual camera performance, low light, Depth api for portrait mode development
*Control Center changes on single page W/ 3d touch function
*Multi-room audio control with Airplay 2
ARKit development tools – objects in AR that can interact with each other

iPad
*iPad Pro 10.5, display upgrades, brighter display, HDR video, 120Hz refresh rate, Apple pencil responsiveness
*A10X 6 core CPU 12 core GPU
*iPad pro 12 MP sensor (same on iPhone), starts at $649
*Updated iPad dock, multitasking drag and drop (it’s a dragfest)
*Files app that support 3rd party cloud services
*Searchable handwritten text notes
HomePod
*Assistant device similar to Google Home and Amazon Echo
*Control using iPhone or iPad
*Priced at $349 (WiFi edition) in and space gray

And there you have it, that’s our recap on the WWDC17 Keynote and we are excited to get firsthand with these new updates (iOS 11 beta should be available tonight). Stay tuned to phonetechatwork.com for the latest in smartphone tech news and reviews.

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