First day at WWDC 2017

This morning at 10am Apple kicked off the week for WWDC off with a bang. Tim Cook began by dispensing with the updates as the keynote ahead of them had a lot to get through. We saw some huge updates to all the platforms but some especially exciting releases to iOS. The App Store in iOS 11 is set to be getting a redesign. In addition to new features like Siri translation and Apple friend to friend pay, there are updates to places like iMessage apps and Live Photos. Some other exciting releases are the involvement that Apple is starting to have in VR. We saw an amazing demo from the team at Industrial Light and Magic with Star Wars!

The excitement began though, when Apple started releasing a whole lot of updates to their hardware. We first saw updates to the Mac lineup and then saw an all new iPad Pro. Apple followed these updates by giving us two rather big sneak peeks that got everyone really excited. First in the sneak peeks was an all new iMac. This new iMac is the iMac Pro. It's space grey, incredibly powerful and hands down an all out powerhouse. The "most powerful Mac" that Apple has ever made. We ended the keynote with the final sneak peek, which was a one more thing. Apple introduced to us a device called HomePod which is a speaker that has Siri built in for controlling music playback in addition to performing all the tasks we're used to with Siri.

 

It has most certainly been a rather monumentous WWDC. And as Tim Cook stated it was indeed the biggest WWDC ever. Combining attendees, software updates, hardware updates and new products, there is definitley a lot to go away with just from the keynote. We're looking forward to an exciting week, learning to create, improve and explore apps that we make. 

- DV Artz Team.

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