Yesterday was a big day at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose. Thousands of software developers, journalists, and tech heavy hitters gathered to watch the keynote lead by Tim Cook which featured everything from software to all new products.
In case you missed the live stream, head here to watch it, and check out six highlights below now.iMac Pro
It’s been years since the iMac Pro has been given an overhaul, and finally they have delivered. Dubbed “the most powerful Mac ever,” the new workstation-class iMac Pro features a 27-inch 5K Retina display, supports up to 18 Intel Xeon core processors and up to 128GB of memory and comes packed in a space grey shell. This beast of an iMac will run you $4,999 and is slated to begin shipping in December.
Apple also announced updates to their iMac and MacBook lines. Beginning tomorrow, you will be able to get your hands on a brand new 21.5-inch Retina iMac for $1,299 USD and various faster, more powerful versions of the 13 and 15-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro.
In response to technology like Google Home and Amazon Echo, Apple has launched HomePod – a new wireless smart speaker fully compatible with all of your Apple devices. You can ask Siri to play music, set an alarm or give you the weather forecast. HomePod will begin shipping to the US, UK and Australia in December for $350 USD.
The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models feature an all-new A10X Fusion Chip, the same camera technology as the iPhone 7 and are compatible with the new Smart Pencil and Smart Keyboard. The new models start at $649 USD and are available with both Wi-Fi and Cellular + Wi-Fi capability.
The latest update to Apple’s mobile platform features updates to Maps (like a “do not disturb” feature), Photos, Messages (including the ability to send money via Apple Pay) and a redesigned App Store. The update will be available to all users this fall for free.
macOS High Sierra
According to Apple, the update to their macOS will have Safari running 80 percent faster, features new updates to Mail and Photos and includes the all new Apple File System. macOS High Sierra will roll out this fall.
Visit Apple.com for more information and a stream of the keynote speech.