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At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held in June 2017, Apple made a number of important announcements for developers as well as for Apple consumers. Here are several highlights.

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tvOS
For Apple TV users, tvOS will receive a major upgrade later this year designed to enhance their TV viewing experience. And the Amazon Prime Video App will finally be available on Apple TV.

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watchOS
The Apple Watch operating system will receive a major upgrade (watchOS 4) later this fall. This upgrade will give developers access to new tools to integrate with Siri, along with new watch faces and notifications for integration with third-party apps.

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macOS
A free macOS update (dubbed MacOS High Sierra) will be available in the fall. With this update, Safari becomes the fastest web browser available. A new Safari feature called Autoplay Blocking will allow users to automatically pause auto-play videos until they choose to unpause them. One major update is that the thirty-year-old Hierarchical File System (HFS), the file system used for organizing files on a Macintosh hard disk, will be upgraded to a more modern condensed file system (called the Apple File System, or APFS) which will save storage space on your Mac.

 

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iMac
The updated iMac line offers better displays that are brighter, faster, and with better refresh rates. The processors will be updated to the 7th-generation Intel Core Processor “Kaby Lake” which provide much faster performance as well as graphic processors that are 80% faster with more VRAM. All models come with fusion drives and additional Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C ports plus the ability to upgrade to total solid-state drives (SSD) with increased storage. Memory capacity will be increased substantially.

iMac Pro
In December, the new iMac Pro will be released. This entirely new workstation-class product is the most powerful Mac ever. With numerous user configuration options, the iMac Pro has been developed for designers, developers, video editors, and other professional users.

MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air
The entire line will be updated to the new 7th-generation Intel Core Processor “Kaby Lake” processors as well as 50% faster SSD drives and faster standard graphic processors.

iOS 11
The best and most advanced mobile operating systems just got better with the announcement of iOS 11. iOS 11 will have a new look plus numerous new features and apps, including a improved Siri experience with the choice of a male voice, a new control center, a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving, a cooler new look in the App Store, and new augmented reality (AR) apps for developers. The update will be available later this fall.

Apple Pay
With iOS 11, Apple Pay will support peer-to-peer payments, allowing you to send money to (or receive money from) friends in the U.S.

iPad Pro
A new 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be available this fall with a 30% faster processor and a 40% faster graphics processor, along with a brighter display that allows a full onscreen keyboard. A smart keyboard and other accessories are also available. A new feature, called ProMotion, offers a smoother, crisper display refresh rate of 120 Hz that is a noticeable improvement over older iPad models.

HomePod
HomePod is a breakthrough home smart speaker designed to deliver incredible intelligence by adapting to its environment. Paired with Apple Music, you’ll have effortless access to one of the world’s largest music catalogs, all controlled with natural voice interaction using Siri. The HomePod will also let HomeKit users to speak natural language commands to devices throughout their home.