The CEO of Apple announces six major announcements for this new appointment of developers of the ecosystem Apple, making the inaugural keynote for WWDC 2017 more dense.
The star product of the submersive wave of Apple is called the HomePod. Apple could not resist the breaking of connected speakers. After Amazon Echo and Google Home, the HomePod is a high-end product with integrated Siri assistant. It will be available by the end of the year.
For Mac OS, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, unveils macOS High Sierra, an OS version for its range of computers with the new Apple File System (APFS) file system Confidentiality through a “native encryption system”.
The range of desktops is also revisited with new MacBook Pro and iMac promoted as virtual reality platforms, and even a new iMac Pro.
In the series of more traditional hardware, Apple also unveils a new iPad Pro 10.5 inches under the future OS iOS 11 (a preliminary version is proposed to developers waiting for a deployment in the fall) and a new model 12.9 inch tablet.
In the novelty series on software technologies, Siri occupies a prominent position with a new voice and a redesigned visual interface.
Apple’s support technology will find its way into the new Apple Watch models with WatchOS4 and its many new features, including digital health in partnership with Dexcom (diabetes prevention). Preview of the new OS for its connected watch is already available in the WWDC.
Apple does not let go on the fronts to conquer. Its Apple Pay mobile payment system will enter the transactional era of people-to-people through its iMessage communication tool.
Apple has also given a small place to the new features on the Safari browser which will propose a system of blocking the videos that start automatically during the sessions of surfing.
Apple has refrained from making ads on the iPhone, which is celebrating its tenth year in 2017. The marketplace App Store is undergoing a revival with a redesign. Next year, it will celebrate its tenth year of existence with already a good track record: 180 billion apps downloaded and 70 billion dollars paid to developers since its creation in 2008.