Apple s annual WWDC 2017 conference will kick off tomorrow with a keynote address by CEO Tim Cook, and as always, expectations are sky high. The company is expected to unveil updates for its operating systems, and rumor mills suggest there could be a brand new product in the offing as well. WWDC 2017 keynote kicks off tomorrow at 10:30PM IST, and with just over a day to go, here’s a roundup of everything that is expected from Apple’s developer’s conference. Also Read - Apple delays MacBook Pro, AirPods 3rd gen shipments to October 29, but why?Also Read - Apple may not launch iPhone SE 3 next year, instead bring iPhone SE Plus with 5G support
One of the big announcements expected at WWDC 2017 will be the next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system — iOS 11. According to reports, iOS 11 will be getting a ton of new features including intelligent power saving tech, which would allow devices to automatically switch to low power mode as soon as the battery goes below 20 percent. Apart from this, a revamped version of Apple Music is also expected. It’s also possible that Apple will launch the Shark Tank-like “Planet of the Apps” and the James Corden-spinoff “Carpool Karaoke, which is company s video project in development. Apple Wallet is expected to get a revamp and it is expected to relaunch as Pay app which will come with iMessage integration allowing users to transfer funds via the messaging app. According to a report from Business Insider, Apple is trying to make Siri sound more human. Lastly, we can even expect the long-rumored dark mode to be finally introduced with iOS. RELATED: iOS 11: 11 features we wish Apple introduces with its next OS update
WatchOS 4, macOS
Apple is also expected to showcase the updated version of watchOS, that will come with refreshed features like Sleep Tracking. The new version is also said to offer more power to app developers. Apple is expected to bring new apps, new watch faces, new activity sharing, a new Breathe app, and a slew of performance improvements to the watchOS. Apple is also expected to add new sports types to the Workout app.
On the other hand, Apple hasn t made big changes to macOS in years apart from its name. But the macOS will likely be getting new features with much likely inside the Apple-made apps like Mail. Siri was introduced last year and this year we can expect third-party support.
Apple is said to be developing an Amazon Echo-like smart home speaker that features Siri. Siri speaker is something very similar to the Amazon Echo, with rumors suggesting it will play music, respond to voice commands and queries, and control smart home products. Facial recognition could be an included feature in Siri Speaker, which is said to allow the device to detect which member of the house is in the room and adjust accordingly. It is also said to come with integration with a variety of third-party apps. It may also include sensors for measuring a room’s acoustics and adjusting audio levels accordingly. However, keeping Apple’s past record in mind, we suggest you take this information with a grain of salt, as Apple doesn’t really launch harware products at WWDC. ALSO READ: Apple Siri speaker, Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor to debut at WWDC 2017: Report
Among many anticipated things, Apple will is likely to give a glimpse into its new $5 billion campus — Apple Park. Apart from that, AppleTV will see some improvements. Reports have suggested that Amazon may launch its Prime Video app for the Apple TV at WWDC 2017. Apple will also likely reveal new features, such as an expansion of its TV automation app. Apple is also expected to update the hardware of its Apple TV, by launching new models. Apple s TVOS 11 is expected to come with updates that include 4K and Dolby ATMOS support, Safari for Apple TV, Home app for Apple TV, “Hey Siri” voice activation, and Siri search for files on a Mac. ALSO READ: From iPhone 8 to Siri Speaker: Here s everything Apple is rumored to launch in 2017
Apple might also update users on its health software HealthKit. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might introduce the long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro at the event. The new iPad Pro could also feature upgraded processors, improved cameras, and improved hardware and software features.
The keynote event kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 AM PT or 10:30 PM IST at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California instead of Moscone Center.