Apple WWDC 2017

Apple’s WWDC 2017 (Worldwide Developers Conference) held on June 5, 2017 at San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, USA. There are exciting announcements for iPhone, iPad, imac,iOS, macOS and HomePad.

iPad Pro

  • Redesigned Retina display
  • 5-inch or 12.9-inch model
  • Camera 12 MP / 7MP (Face time HD camera)
  • Up to 10 hours battery life
  • Up to 512 GB Storage
  • 2224 x 1668 resolution
  • A10X Fusion Chip
  • Compatible with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
  • 120 Hz Refresh Rate
  • The world’s most advanced display
  • iOS11
  • More powerful than most PC laptops
  • 866 Mbps WiFi / support 25 LTE bands / up to 450 Mbps via LTE
  • Touch ID 2x faster than previous generation
  • Smart keyboard for both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
  • 5-inch 6.1 mm thin and 1 pound
  • 9-inch 6.9 mm thin and 1.5 pounds


iOS 11

iOS 11 makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

  • Wherever they are, they’re here
    • The new Files app brings all your files together. You can easily browse, search, and organize all your files in one place.
  • The new Dock.
    • Bottom line, a more powerful way to work.
    • Better in multiple ways.
  • Drag and Drop.
    • Give it a touch.
  • Apple Pencil.
    • More ways to make your mark.
  • Augmented reality.
    • Apps that can change your world.
  • Apple Pay.
    • Pay friends with a message.
  • Live Photos.
    • Livelier than ever.
    • See your photos in a whole new light.
  • The all-new App Store.
    • Get to apps with fewer taps.
    • Naturally, more helpful.
  • AirPlay 2. Home, sweet-sounding home.
  • Control Center.
    • Make it your own.
  • Lock screen.
    • All your notifications in one handy place
  • Do Not Disturb.
    • When you’re driving, just drive.
    • Stay on course. Indoors and out.
  • Quick Type keyboard.
    • Type with one hand tied behind your back.
  • Automatic Setup.
    • Get off to a quick start.


  • 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display – 8GB dedicated VRAM ; 4.5 GHz speed
  • 5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display – 4GB dedicated VRAM ; 4.2 GHz speed
  • Seventh generation intel core i5 or i7 processors
  • 43% brighter than previous models
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports each delivering up to 40Gb/s data transfer
  • The new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

iMac Pro (Available December 2017)

  • Processor:
    • 8-, 10-, or 18-core Xeon processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
    • Up to 42MB cache
  • Radeon Pro Vega:
    • 11 teraflops single precision
    • 22 teraflops half precision
    • 8GB or 16GB High Bandwidth Memory
    • 400 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Memory:
    • Up to 128GB
    • 2666MHz DDR4 ECC
  • Storage:
    • Up to 4TB SSD
    • 3GB/s throughput
  • I/O:
    • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports
    • Up to 44 million pixels
    • 10Gb Ethernet
    • Also supports Nbase-T industry-standard 1Gb, 2.5Gb, and 5Gb link speeds.
  • Retina 5K display:
    • 500 nits
    • 43% brighter
    • One billion colors
    • Support for 10-bit spatial and temporal dithering.
  • All-new speakers


macOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most essential functions of your Mac. From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving how you watch videos to unleashing the full power of the graphics processors, it’s all central to today’s Mac experience.

  • Apple File System.
    • Your data is under new management.
  • HEVC. The new standard for video.
    • High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265
  • Virtual reality for Mac.
  • Photos. More ways to edit. More ways to organize. More ways to wow.



A smarter coach and workout partner. Better in tune with your taste in music. And an even more proactive all-day assistant. With watchOS 4, Apple Watch is dialed in to you like never.

  • Activity
    • Daily Inspiration
    • Evening push
    • Monthly Challenge
    • Celebrations
  • Workout
    • Quick start
    • High Intensity Interval Training
    • Enhanced Swim Tracking
    • Gym Equipment Sync
    • Quick switch
    • Do not disturb
  • Music
    • More songs on your wrist
    • Automatic sync
  • All-Day Assistant
    • Siri watch face
    • Kaleidoscope watch face
    • Toy story watch face
    • Person to person payment
    • Apple pay cash
    • News app


HomePod (available December 2017)

HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing, adapts to wherever it’s playing, and together with Apple Music, gives you effortless access to one of the world’s largest music catalogs. All controlled through natural voice interaction with Siri.1 It takes the listening experience to a whole new level. And that’s just the beginning.

  • Size
    • Dimensions:
    • 8 inches high (172 mm)
    • 6 inches wide (142 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5 pounds (2.5 kg)
    • Available in two colours
  • Audio Technology
    • High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
    • Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
    • Six-microphone array for far-field Siri and room sensing
    • Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
    • Direct and ambient audio beamforming
    • Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
  • Wireless
    • 11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
    • Multiroom speaker support with AirPlay 23
  • Languages
    • English (Australia, UK, U.S.)

Apple introduces New 9.7-inch iPad

March 21, 2017

All of the Fun and Power of iPad, Now Starting at $329

Apple updated its most popular-sized iPad, featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and best-in-class performance at its most affordable price ever, starting at $329 (US). Designed for unmatched portability and ease of use, along with incredible performance and all-day battery life, iPad is the world’s most popular tablet and the primary computing device for millions of customers around the world. Through the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for iPad, customers can do even more, from learning to code with Swift Playgrounds and reading books on the large screen to boosting productivity through Microsoft Office and using multitasking features like Split Screen.

“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”

iPad features a beautifully bright Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels for stunning pictures and videos, and is enclosed in a sturdy yet thin aluminum unibody enclosure weighing just one pound for great portability and durability. The Apple-designed A9 chip with 64‑bit desktop-class architecture delivers fast processing and graphics performance for apps and games, while maintaining the same all-day battery life1 customers have come to expect from iPad.

The front- and back-facing cameras offer exceptional low-light performance and HD video recording, making it fun and easy to FaceTime with friends and family and capture unforgettable memories using the large Retina display as a viewfinder. Ultrafast wireless means connecting with iPad is quick and easy, and support for LTE cellular bands worldwide helps customers stay connected when traveling.2 Apple SIM makes it even easier to connect to wireless data plans right from your device when traveling in more than 140 countries and regions.
Touch ID gives iPad users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad, keep personal information private within apps and approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store. With Apple Pay3 on iPad, paying for physical goods and services within apps or on a website in Safari has never been easier.
iPad comes with iOS 10, which brings more expressive and animated ways to communicate in Messages, new ways to use Siri with your favorite apps, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News, and the new Home app, which lets you simply and securely set up, manage and control your home all in one place. Multitasking features including Slide Over, Split View and Picture-in-Picture help you do even more.
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