With the recent release of the redesigned MacBook Air with Retina display, there are more choices than ever for potential MacBook buyers. However, the new Air isn't quite as budget-friendly as people were expecting, and it overcomplicates the lineup in an already confusing selection of Apple laptops.
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.
New iPad Pro released with new design, no home button, FaceID, A12X Bionic Chip, and USB-C
Long-awaited Mac mini released with updated specs and Space Gray finish
New MacBook Air released with modern design, Retina display, and Thunderbolt 3 ports