At WWDC 2017 keynote last night, Apple announced iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and watchOS 4. The Cupertino tech giant also took wraps off the highly awaited Siri speakers , which is called ‘HomePod’. While Apple has wrapped up the first day of the annual conference, social media is just getting started. Impressed, disappointed, amazed — since last night, social media is feeling it all! Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
Let s begin with iOS 11. The new operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with some major bug fixes, performance improvements and a host of new features. The new OS comes with some improvements to iMessage and deeper integration with iCloud. Additionally, iMessage in the US now has Apple Pay integrated within it, allowing users to make person-to-person payments. Also, Siri is smarter now — it can translate and will learn to spot your interests, and offer recommendations. Besides that there are some changes to the design and feel of the control center and the App Store. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Apple iOS 11 announced Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
Now that s what Apple said. But what did the social media say?
Well, some really loved it
Clearly the new screen record feature is already popular
But there are always skeptics too
Besides the new operating systems, the other definite highlight of the event was the HomePod, which probably the sole announcement at the conference that drew actual applause. For the longest time, everybody speculated these home speakers to be called the Siri speakers. While the guess at the nomenclature was an off shot, but as expected these home speakers are aimed to stand tall against the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Apple launches HomePod home speaker
And considering this was a brand new hardware from Apple, it got all sorts of reaction from social media. It’s mostly being trolled for its looks, it price tag of $349 (Rs 22,400 approximately), and the promises of security, though. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Apple Music now has 27 million paid subscribers
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