The 2017 World-Wide Developers Conference keynote is just around the corner–June 5th, to be exact. You can stream this event on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, or PC live at 10 A.M. PDT or watch it afterward once it has been edited. So far, there have been quite a few reports and rumors that indicate far more than just the usual software announcements. This article will go over most people's ideal WWDC keynote, while excluding the extremely unlikely things.
WWDC, Apple's annual World-Wide Developers Conference, is scheduled for June 5th. Each year, this keynote is reserved for upcoming software reveals. To be more specific, Apple will be announcing iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. However, the reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently stated that there is greater than a 50% chance of Apple also revealing a Siri Speaker, and greater than a 70% chance of Apple revealing a 10.5" iPad Pro.
Recently, Apple released a budget 9.7" iPad in replace of the iPad Air 2. It is by no means a breakthrough product compared to its predecessor. In fact, the only compelling difference is the price.
If we look at the MacBook lineup, it consists of the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. However, Apple recently cut the 11" variant of the MacBook Air and tried to redirect MacBook Air users to the new non-touchbar model of the MacBook Pro in their fall keynote. If this doesn't scream that the MacBook Air is coming to an end, the new iPad does.
2017 is the iPhone's 10th anniversary, which means Apple has big plans for the next version. Alongside the typical refreshes (the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus), Apple is expected to release a killer, 5.8" iPhone. Whether it be called the iPhone 8, iPhone X, or iPhone Edition, this breakthrough product will not be cheap.
2016 has been a controversial year for Apple; many people were skeptical about the removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, how easily they would lose their AirPods, and the new MacBook Pro's lack of ports, among other criticisms. In addition, although Apple was very successful in 2016, the year was slow in terms of new hardware. However, 2017 is finally here–and it could be a huge year for Apple. Here is everything to expect.
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Apple working with Chinese battery maker to build electric car batteries
Report: "iPhone Pro" will launch in September in small quantity