Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 is just a few days away, and the company has now confirmed that its annual conference will be available to watch as a live stream even to those who do not have a developers account. Apple has added a new events page on its official website noting the broadcast details for WWDC 2017.
Earlier Apple had announced that the conference telecast will be available through its Developer website and WWDC app. However, the listing of the new page confirms that the broadcast will be available to non-developers as well. As more companies utilize their developer conferences as occasions to preview their upcoming hardware, it makes for an interesting watch for even consumers and get them excited about the technology. ALSO READ: From iPhone 8 to Siri Speaker: Here’s everything Apple is rumored to launch in 2017
As is the tradition, Apple will demonstrate the next iteration of its OS, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. In addition to that, industry speculations also hint towards hardware-related announcements. If rumors are to be held true, the company could showcase the successors to its MacBook lineup, including new MacBooks, MacBook Pro, and a refreshed MacBook Air. Given that Microsoft recently launched its new Surface Pro (2017) in China, the upcoming WWDC serves as the right opportunity for Apple to put forth its contender in the battle.
Some of the highly anticipated products include a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and a Siri-enabled home speaker. The iPad Pro model is rumored to boast a bezel-less display and is said to be the first iOS device to come without a physical home button as the Touch ID sensor will be placed below the display.
According to rumors, Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home will function the same way as competitors, and allow users to direct Siri to play music, set reminders, and interact with other Apple devices. Instead of being a central hub, the purported Siri speaker will make the voice-assistant available across devices. We will be covering the live broadcast of the Tim Cook’s keynote at WWDC 2017. Stay tuned.