Apple made some huge announcements at WWDC 2017, San Francisco. The conference started with the keynote speakers announcing major Apple releases. Apple unveiled major updates like Homepod speakers, Machine Learning Framework, iOS 11, ARKit & many other updates which seem to be exciting for the iOS developer community and business for implementing on their existing products and solutions and also updated the audience with some new releases.
So, let’s see what were the major announcements of the event.
Apple’s HomePod Speaker
Amazon’s pioneering device, Echo, lets you play music, look up basic information and control your home accessories. Google’s Home has the ability to tie in to multiple Google accounts, so you can check your calendar for the day, set and manage reminders in Keep, and report traffic conditions on your commute using Maps data. Apple showed off HomePod on Monday, and it will be available in December. This will open new opportunities in the iOS app development industry.
Apple recently announced a product that is a 7-inch high speaker called the HomePod, fitted with an A8 chip that adjusts sound based on the shape and size of the room it’s on and respond to commands. It is fitted with Siri and has been designed to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers.
Apple also announced that it had prioritized the speaker’s sound, which can be lacking on rival devices. HomePod has an array of speakers to create virtual surround sound.
iOS 11 – Time to Update Your Mobile Application for new iOS
With the introduction of extensions, iOS 10 made a remarkable advancement. What’s next you ask? iOS 11 with more awesome features.
- Apple’s upcoming mobile software, iOS 11, includes a more helpful Siri.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) payments within iMessage. This will enhance the use of iMessage extension for your iOS app development.
- A control center that assembles all functions at one place.
- iMessage will now synchronize messages across devices, so deleting a message in one app will delete it across all devices. It will also feature a new toolbar for emoji and stickers within iMessage.
- Multitasking made easy with this iOS 11.
- The Photos app in iOS 11 can create collages of pictures and videos called ‘Memories’ that can spot key moments such as anniversaries or birthdays.
- Apple has also introduced a feature that knows when users are driving and triggers a new “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode.