WWDC 2017 kicks off today: how to watch?


- iOS 11 will be released later this year, with the main improvements being a new control centre and updates to Siri.

See Also: Apple to announce five new MacBook, iPad Pro during WWDC event.

Apple's WWWDC 2017 keynote is taking place in San Jose Convention Centre and will start at 10 am PDT, which is around 10.30 pm for Indian Standard Time. Foxconn insider too reiterated the above but stated the MacBook Air could be on its way out. "We also believe this new product will come with a touch panel". Apple is now supporting Microsoft's Edge browser on Windows 10 as well.

Expect a new Siri face that will proactively give you information, a flashlight that can be used as a safety light if you're running at night, and new high intensity interval training workouts, among other features.

Watch OS 4 is expected to feature an en even tighter focus on digital health with support for accessories such as external sleep trackers and glucose monitors. No third-party app developer on the planet has updated their apps yet for iOS 11 (how could they?) and there will absolutely be compatibility issues.

The HomePod will cost $349 - more expensive than either Google or Amazon's offerings - and will start shipping in December. However, we are a little skeptical on this as Apple is notorious for not allowing competitors on their platforms.

Apple CEO Tim Cook will make all the announcements on the new updates and possibly new hardware.

The money can be stored on a virtual card and used with Apple Pay, which Apple expects will be accepted in 50 percent of US retailers by the end of the year. For those with an Apple TV fourth generation, the event can also be streamed live.

MacBook: It has been some time Apple had upgraded its MacBook range and the same is heavily rumored this year. Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales. The rumor mill has consistently claimed that Apple was struggling to fix technical issues with new features coming to the iPhone 8, which would force the company to delay the phone's launch.

There has been speculation about a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in development but it isn't clear if that is ready to ship today. As the name suggests, like Alexa powers the Echo speakers, and Google Assistant powers Google's Home speakers, Siri would assist these speakers. Apple said just like the iPod reinvented music in our pockets, it wants to do the same for music in our homes. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. It remains to be seen if the new chip gets included in the upcoming revamp or if fans will have to wait for the subsequent update to enjoy its benefits.